Changing Tides — The Oceanic stars headed overseas in 2020

Mitchell “Destiny” Shaw

Career highlights
  • 2x Worlds Representative
  • 1x MSI Representative
  • 3x OPL Winner
  • 2x OPL Runner Up
  • 2x Rift Rivals Representative

Destiny has been a mainstay for the Oceanic Pro League since he first joined the competition in 2015 as the ill-fated Rich Gang’s support. Shaw moved from RG to Avant Garde, where he stayed until the end of 2016, spending time as both a bot laner, and as the team’s coach.

2017 saw Destiny finally break into the upper echelon of the league, winning both splits with a dominant Dire Wolves outfit, and making his debut on the international stage. The next year was a little harder for the star support, after he made the switch to the Chiefs only to watch his former team march to two more championships, and places at Worlds and MSI.

Shaw did, however, find international success that year, as he played a key role with the Chiefs, and the rest of the Pro League, in claiming Oceania’s first—and as it turned out, eternal—Rift Rivals title. Then, he made the switch to Mammoth’s super-team for 2019.

The star-studded roster struggled to find their footing in the first half of the year, falling behind a lethal Bombers outfit led by now-LCS starter Victor “FBI” Huang, and Mammoth dropped to fourth behind Order and the Chiefs.

Split 2 saw an uptick for the team, who surged to a 3–0 victory over the Chiefs at Melbourne Esports Open to claim the org’s first title, and book their ticket to the 2019 World Championship. While the campaign itself was disappointing, the appearance proved key for Mammoth’s stars, as one by one they were picked up by international organisations.

Now Destiny is forging a new path with Origen in the European Championship as the first Australian to claim a starting role on the continent. His LEC journey will begin in January.

Harry Taylor
ProducerJosh Swift
Isaac McIntyre
Isaac McIntyre is Snowball Esports' editor in chief and head of editorial, leading coverage on Oceanic & Asia-Pacific gaming talent at home and abroad.

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