VCT Game Changers champion mimi talks Riot Games and esports cover image

VCT Game Changers champion mimi talks Riot Games and esports

G2’s player also shared her thoughts about the upcoming Game Changers season.

VALORANT Champions Tour (VCT) Game Changers 2022 champion Michaela "mimi" Lintrup praised Riot Games and is looking forward to the new season of the all-women tournament. had the opportunity to talk with the G2 player about the esports scene, meta, and more.

G2 mimi participated in the showmatch for Team Tarik. Photo by Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games
G2 mimi participated in the showmatch for Team Tarik. Photo by Colin Young-Wolff/Riot Games

G2 mimi and the esports scene

For the 25-year-old player, there's no competition when it comes to investment in the women esports scene. Mimi said it's easy since most games have little or nothing to show for women players.

"I think [Riot Games is] doing an amazing job compared to literally any other game," she said. "They're putting a lot of hard work into Game Changers and giving them a lot of exposure. And I think for sure that's lacking in any other game."

Mimi also said she's grateful for being in the scene. She added that current teams and players are trailblazers for those in the future.

"I feel very lucky to be a part of it and to show the way for the young females that are going to come after me so they have [it] a little bit [easier]," mimi explained. "I'm just really happy that they're doing so much for the female scene right now."

Expectations for Game Changers 2023

As the defending champions, G2 players will have to look out for the new season of the Game Changers. According to mimi, many roster changes happened, so while it's possible to point out some of the favored teams, everything is still undefined.

"I mean, there's been a lot of roster changes. And I think that there are already favorites in different regions. I'm expecting us to go to the champions. I'm actually a bit unsure about who could be the second roster from Europe," she told

The Danish player then shared some of her team picks who would bring high-level gameplay to the new season of Game Changers.

"X10 [players] have been playing well. Like, [Melanie “meL” Capone's] new team, [Version1,] looks really, really strong on paper. So that's going to be super exciting to try and play against. As usual, Liquid is amazing and they're doing amazing and I'm really excited. So hopefully, we will play against them also."

New agent, new meta

Mimi was one of the lucky players who saw VALORANT's new agent, Gekko, in action. She participated in the Team tarik versus Team FRTTT Showmatch event, which happened during the LOCK//IN São Paulo finals. Both In-Game Leaders (IGLs) used the Initiator during the tournament.

To mimi, there's no doubt that Gekko will be entering the pro-scene meta. She also pointed out that, as of now, the agent is broken.

"I think that it's going to be an agent that will be taken over like he will have a spot on the agent's selection for sure," she said. "He seems super broken right now. I'm pretty sure that he's going to go into our compositions. But I don't know yet. But I think when teams get the chance to go in-depth with him and see what he can do, he's going to be so good. So good."

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