MaHa Domestic Career
Oh “MaHa” Hyun-sik began his LoL career under the name Mach. Back then, he was a substitute for KT Rolster. Together with his teammates, he attended the 2015 CK Summer Split. KT had a decent showing in the group stage, but as luck would have it, their 2-3 record was barely not enough to advance to the playoffs. Mach spent the remainder of the season sitting on the bench.
In the off-season, he parted ways with KT and changed his handle to MaHa. He found a new home on MVP. His team dominated the 2016 CK Spring Split with a staggering 10-4-0 record (wins-ties-losses) over the regular season. With that, MVP were seeded directly into the playoffs finals where they lost 2-3 to the up-and-coming ESC Ever lineup. Even so, this showing was enough for MVP to advance to the 2016 LCK Summer Promotion. MVP clashed with Kongdoo Monster and dismantled them 3-1 to qualify for the 2016 LCK Summer Split.
MVP entered their first split as underdogs, but surprisingly enough, they had a decent showing. And while they couldn’t break into the playoffs, their 7-11 record allowed them to advance to the next split. They tried to make their breakthrough at the 2016 LoL KeSPA Cup. They started strong with a 2-0 win over Afreeca Freecs, but the following series had them fall to SKT T1.
MVP enjoyed more success in the 2017 LCK Spring Split. With a 10-8 record over the regular season, they advanced to the wildcard series and scored a second confident victory against Afreeca. But this was the end of the line for them, and MVP crumbled in the Quarterfinals against KT Rolster. During this time, MaHa formed a solid bot lane with his teammate, Max. They were far from the best in terms of mechanical prowess, but their incredible synergy allowed them to challenge some of the best duos in the league.
MVP wanted to capitalize on their success in the 2017 LCK Summer Split. But despite their best efforts, they struggled to keep up with the rising level of competition, and their 6-12 record was barely enough to avoid relegation. In the off-season, MVP played in the 2017 LoL KeSPA Cup. They made it into the playoffs with back-to-back victories over Gangwon and BBQ Olivers, but their first series had them clash with Samsung Galaxy. MVP fell short against the 2017 world champions and suffered a 0-2 defeat.
MaHa International Tournaments
On MVP, MaHa went to his first international tournament, the 2017 Rift Rivals (LCK-LPL-LMS). His team took down Machi e-Sports in the group stage, but the finals had them losing a close game against RNG.