If a team wins both VCS and SEA Games Qualifier 31, they will most likely only be able to choose one of two arenas: MSI or SEA Games.
Recently, the Vietnamese LoL community is becoming busier than ever, when for the first time in history, we have witnessed both of the two biggest playgrounds being held simultaneously: VCS Spring 2022. and SEA Games Qualifier 31. However, from here, problems and controversies have begun to rekindle.
In the SEA Games 31 Qualifiers, all 8 VCS teams were the names that passed Round 1 and participated in Round 2, but in that context, the two defending champions and the defending runner-up of LoL Vietnam – CERBERUS Esports and GAM Esports, there are many moves that make the audience questionable.
If GAM Esports recently suddenly “showed up” in front of SBTC Esports – The name is still in the group of “losers” in VCS, then even CERBERUS Esports is even more shocking when it only brought the 2 squad to compete. at this SEA Games Qualifier stage. And the question is: Are these two teams really aiming to win in the 31st SEA Games Qualifiers, or are they making a move to “give up”? And why “give up”?
To answer this question we may have to refer to the first external problem. Currently, the 31st SEA Games Qualifiers and the 2022 Spring VCS Group Stage are taking place in parallel, so the fact that CES or GAM did not launch the strongest lineup, or competed unconvincingly, can be explained. as a move to keep the strength of the VCS arena.
In addition, the SEA Games Esports series will also start in May, which coincides with the expected schedule of MSI 2022, that is to say, in the case of a single team If they both won the SEA Games Qualifiers and won the VCS, they will have slots to participate in both SEA Games 31 and MSI 2022. But unfortunately, with the schedule likely to be stomping on each other, the team get this “honorable double”, will only be allowed to choose one of the two playgrounds mentioned above to attend.
According to some unofficial sources, the teams participating in the SEA Games Qualifiers must confirm their commitment to attend the Southeast Asian Games if they win the Qualifiers. That means that if they win both tickets to SEA Games and MSI, they will have to prioritize SEA Games.
So, let’s put it on the comparison table, to see what honors each arena will bring to the VCS teams? Thereby, it will understand why players and organizations have reasons to hesitate between these two options.
SEA Games 31 – Glory and national pride
SEA Games 31 will be the first Southeast Asian Games, League of Legends is included as a medal competition. Attending the Congress, also means that League of Legends players will become true sports athletes, wearing a shirt representing the country of Vietnam, and the most noble reward is the Medal. SEA Games gold medal – Contributing to realizing the glorious dream of Vietnamese sports.
Of course, any player at VCS would aspire to be the protagonist in that scenario. Especially when in Southeast Asia, Vietnamese League of Legends is holding a unique position, and getting a gold medal is almost a relatively easy goal. Winning the SEA Games gold medal means becoming a national hero, and at the same time it is also an opportunity to prove to parents, families and society that playing games is not an evil at all. On the contrary, it is also an opportunity to bring glory to yourself and the country.
MSI 2022 – The highest level playground, where the stars “wag the sea”
Contrary to a “massive” event like the 31st SEA Games, MSI 2022 is a world-class playground, but in reality, its influence will only be encapsulated in the Esports community, not in the Esports community. bring the names of the players beyond this scope.
The advantage of participating in MSI is the opportunity to compete, compete with the world’s top players in League of Legends, the opportunity to find sponsors, and huge bonuses (also about glory, conquering MSI is probably still quite far away for LoL in Vietnam).
Of course, compared to the SEA Games gold medal, even the goal of getting through the group stage of MSI is much more “difficult”, not to mention the pressure from the audience if they unfortunately do not perform well, despite no matter how strong the opponent is. But the higher the challenge, the bigger the reward. It is clear to everyone that GAM Esports has grown to become an international brand, after performing at MSI 2017 and Worlds 2017, so if it shows a similar face, then any League of Legends organization Any representative of Vietnam attending MSI 2022, also has the potential to “turn a carp into a dragon”, bringing their name beyond the region.
Not to mention, the performance at MSI also has the ability to make the players catch the eyes of foreign scouts, and who knows, they will have the opportunity to change their lives when they turn into a SofM or Levi. 2?
The choices are not perfect
Thus, it can be clearly seen that, if a team is placed in the situation of both winning a ticket to the SEA Games and having a ticket to MSI, no matter what choice they make, it will be difficult for them to have a sense of integrity.
If you go to MSI, you will miss an appointment with glory in the national team’s color, miss an appointment with the country’s sports lovers, have a high risk of failure and a wave of criticism is always waiting to strike.
If you go to the SEA Games, you will miss the opportunity to express yourself at the highest level of the playground, miss the opportunity to raise the brand awareness of both individuals and groups, in return, there will be great hope in winning glory at the SEA Games. No. 1 sports ground in Southeast Asia.
Anyway, both the SEA Games 31 Qualifiers and the 2022 VCS Spring Split have not yet resulted, so the issue of how to choose is not necessary to discuss. But with the current performance, it is not difficult to assess that GAM and CES are the two teams most likely to fall into this case.
If you yourself were in this situation, what would be your choice? Leave a comment and give your own opinions!
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