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Kikis just played Aatrox in his Mysterious Monkeys debut—and it didn’t go too well

The Darkin Blade made his way onto the Rift earlier today.

A unique League of Legends champion just made an appearance in today’s EU LCS match between Fnatic and Mysterious Monkeys.

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Mateusz “Kikis” Szkudlarek, a veteran top laner who recently joined Mysterious Monkeys, drafted Aatrox in his debut for the currently winless team.

The pick unfortunately didn’t work out too well for Kikis. Fnatic won the match in just over 36 minutes, and Kikis produced a 2/4/2 scoreline with Aatrox.

Aatrox wasn’t necessarily a terrible pick, however. Kikis was able to apply some pressure on Fnatic by splitpushing in the later stages of the game, after he already used Aatrox’s lifesteal to take a couple of some solo dragons for Mysterious Monkeys.

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Kikis used a high-damage build on Aatrox, featuring Blade of the Ruined King, Black Cleaver, Death’s Dance, and Ninja Tabi boots—which made him a force to be reckoned with.

But there’s not much that any champion can do in a one-on-five situation as the last member alive on their team. In the final teamfight, this is exactly what happened to Kikis. Aatrox stood no chance against all five opposing players, with Fnatic taking care of Kikis before walking down mid lane to end the first game in this best-of-three series.

Although there were some positive moments for Kikis in this game, we might not see Aatrox on the Rift again for some time—at least until his impending update.

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Dot Esports Editor. I primarily play, watch, and write about Call of Duty but can also occasionally be found feeding the enemy ADC in League of Legends. I have been following competitive Call of Duty since 2011 and writing about it since 2015.