As we all know, yesterday – February 15, SofM and his teammates at Weibo Gaming surprised the LPL by defeating the world champion EDward Gaming with a convincing 2-0 score. This important victory helped WBG get 6 points and rise to 2nd place on the LPL Spring 2022 rankings when they had equal points with Royal Never Give Up.
WBG is sharing 2nd place on the 2022 LPL Spring Split with RNG
This win has made Weibo Gaming a hot topic of discussion as it makes the championship race in the LPL much more complicated. Before this round took place, the names competing for this top spot were LNG Esports with 6 unbeaten matches, the defending champion EDG and an extremely high-performance RNG. However, WBG has officially joined this game when defeating EDG, in addition, we cannot ignore a Victory Five that is quietly approaching the top.
WBG officially joined the championship race with defeating EDG
Although defeating EDG convincingly with a score of 2-0, in an interview after the game, SofM was still extremely humble when he thought that this was a lucky victory. According to SofM himself, WBG had a lot of problems in scrims, but they didn’t appear in the match against EDG, so he felt lucky to have this victory.
Q: Can you explain the 1v2 phase in the enemy jungle in game 1?
TheShy: I feel like I need to do that to give my teammates an advantage.
Q: Against a strong opponent but you won the MVP, how would you rate yourself today?
Angel: Actually today I feel like I played really well and didn’t make any mistakes.
Q: Today you have to face Ezreal – Karma, very strong duo, how did you guys communicate in the early game?
ON: We feel like we’re not weaker than them if we can prolong the match, so the two communicate quite calmly.
Q: You said before that you were confident enough to win EDG. How does it feel to actually do it?
SofM: I see that a lot of the problems we had in scrims didn’t happen with this one. Actually, I feel pretty lucky with that.
It has to be said again and again that in the last match, EDward Gaming showed themselves to be a highly organized and disciplined team. Obviously, to defeat this team, Weibo Gaming cannot play normally and must find a way to create mutations. And the solution that WBG offers are cards like Lee Sin or Hecarim of SofM. For example, in game 2 when SofM had a lot of situations running straight towards Viper to put pressure on EDG’s AD carry.
SofM always put a lot of pressure on Viper, who was the strongest of EDG at that time
So even though we are humble like in the interview, we understand that WBG is really a strong team and can compete with the top teams in the LPL. The next big challenge for SofM and his teammates will come next week when they have to face Doinb’s LNG Esports. If you can beat this opponent, the opportunity to rise to the top of the WBG Spring 2022 LPL rankings is extremely large.