Thus, at the present time, all the names that will be present at MSI 2022 taking place in Busan, South Korea have been identified. This is a season that promises to be a lot of fun. Because, this is the first MSI that the champions of the previous periods (T1, Royal Never Give Up, G2 Esports) all participated. Moreover, T1 is still the record holder of the LoL village. And in the journey at this MSI 2022, Faker and his teammates are also considered the No. 1 candidate for the championship. But facing him, there will be 3 other mid laners of great quality whose talents are all proven, past and present.
Faker – “Legend of Legends”
Among these 4 midlaner names, Faker is the oldest and most successful player. It can be said that he is the “legend of legends” in the village of League of Legends. People will hear that the main names of famous teams see Faker as idols. And in the last Spring of 2022, he is a typical example of the sentence “The older the ginger, the spicier it is”.
Faker – “Legend of Legends”
T1 can fly high thanks to the performance of young players like Oner, Zeus, Gumayusi – Keria, but the “launcher” for those superstars is none other than “President” Faker. Faker can retreat to the background, and when needed, “Demon King” also steps up to carry the team. Faker’s countless personal records were broken by himself in the undefeated Spring. And at MSI 2022, it is expected that Faker can and his juniors keep the championship trophy in Korea.
He is also the richest person among the 4 midlaners of the 4 Major regions at this year’s MSI
CaPs – “The old general returns to the spring”
To say that CaPs is an “old man”, it would be a bit lame when his age is only 22 – the age that can be considered the maturity of an Esports player’s career. However, CaPs is still young but is already one of the most experienced and accomplished midlaners in the LEC in particular and the LoL village in general. And in a season where mid laners like Faker and Rookie competed to shine, not to mention CaPs and G2 reclaimed the LEC championship.
CaPs – 1 of the “Old Generals in Spring” this Spring
At MSI 2022, G2 is placed in a pretty “breathable” table with only 3 names, including themselves. Both teams ORDER and Evil Geniuses simply cannot compete with G2 at the moment. And so, G2 is expected to be one of the next names. If they can face Faker in the next rounds, even crown at MSI 2022, G2 in general and CaPs individually will be able to see as having the perfect comeback, especially when “National Circus” has experienced going through a very difficult time in the 2021 season.
Xiaohu – “The Power of the Imperial Army”
It would not be an exaggeration to say, at the moment, Xiaohu is the one who holds 50% of the power of RNG. In the last LPL Spring, if it weren’t for the stability and talent of “Little Tiger”, many RNG matches would have suffered defeat and possibly affected the whole season. Xiaohu’s excellence is also reflected in his sober, cold but precise handling against talented LPL midlaners like Knight or Rookie.
Xiaohu – the one who holds 50% of the power of the “Imperial Legion” RNG
Even Xiaohu can be considered a brave player. As you know, at the end of Spring 2022, Xiaohu got into trouble behind the scenes. But unlike many people feared, “Tieu Tiger” still kept a cool head and led RNG to the championship. At the upcoming MSI 2022, Xiaohu and RNG are responsible for decoding T1 and Faker to keep the championship in the LPL after RNG brought it back last year.
But was he able to help RNG retain the MSI championship for the LPL?
Jojopyun – “Rookies have a lot of confidence”
As the only name out of 4 midlaners in 4 Major regions to have never attended any MSI, Jojopyun is definitely the biggest unknown. Evil Geniuses’ Canadian rookie reminds people of Chovy’s playstyle when he also has very good lane control and laning. But it was Jojopyun who was extremely confident when posting a status after EG’s victory: “I’m not Chovy because I already have the LCS championship.”
Jojopyun is extremely confident compared to Chovy
The MSI 2022 will be the most special MSI in Jojopyun’s career. Not only is it his first time participating in this international level tournament, but this time, Jojopyun will also have the opportunity to face the 3 best midlaners in League of Legends. And many people will certainly expect this rookie to perform impressively against the “old men”, especially if he has the opportunity to face the “Legend of Legends” – Faker.
How will he perform in front of seasoned seniors in terms of both experience and achievements?