On the first day of the Play-In Round of the 2022 World Finals (World Championships 2022), there were many results that surprised the League of Legends community. But the most surprising, is the result of the confrontation between Royal Never Give Up (RNG) and DRX.
This is considered the most important match of Group A. The team that wins this match is considered to have 50% of the top spot. Not to mention, this is also a great war between the two regions with the most powerful League of Legends in the world today. So it is also a match of honor and pride of the two regions.
Despite being rated higher, RNG failed. Even during the match, the “Royal Army” didn’t seem to be able to turn the tide. If names like Kingen or Pyosik of DRX play more alert, perhaps the match will be decided sooner.
After the failure of RNG, one of the names most mentioned by the League of Legends community is… Doinb. The former World Championship 2019 champion is one of the names that must be missed most unfortunately at Worlds 2022. However, Doinb still has many comments about this year’s Worlds, especially the teams in the LPL and LCK regions.
Accordingly, Doinb once commented: “No LCK team can win the current LPL. The LPL is too strong. Only Gen.G can beat the LPL.” This statement of Doinb at that time was considered quite true when these were considered the 4 strongest representatives that LPL had ever sent to Worlds in recent years. Everything was fine until RNG was defeated by DRX.
This result caused Doinb to be ridiculed endlessly on the forums of the League of Legends community. However, in this case, it is hard to blame Doinb given the fact that many people share the same opinion with LNG Esports Midlane. But obviously, the loss of RNG is largely because DRX played so well, especially the two names Zeka and Deft.
But anyway, these are just the first matches of the teams in Group A. And they still have a long way to go before they can make it to the Group Stage of Worlds 2022. Both RNG and DRX have many matches to go. fight ahead to make an effort. But with RNG alone, they have to really try to prove themselves as a candidate for the championship if they don’t want to become the disappointment of the LPL in this year’s Worlds season.