One of the most pressing issues at MSI 2022 is Riot’s handling of the case of Royal Never Give Up. Specifically, the LPL representative had intended to quit the tournament because China was applying many strict regulations on epidemic prevention and LPL teams at that time were still facing a tight schedule. But then, Riot decided to allow RNG to be played online and all teams suffered the same latency as RNG, ie level 35.
RNG has suffered too many problems since being approved by Riot to play online at MSI 2022
But problems arise from here. Specifically, a lot of players claim that ping 35 is too much of an impact on their processing. In addition, teams like DetonatioN FocusMe or T1 themselves also hinted that the ping level is higher than the 35 that Riot gave earlier. As for RNG, they were also heavily “stoned” for the “3 nos” incident: No referees, no close-up cameras, no headsets.
RNG was “stoned” and said to be biased by Riot in the “3 nos” incident
Recently, Riot has had a “go underground” again when announcing that it will cancel all the results of RNG in the previous 3 matches and will adjust the configuration so that the matches return to the correct ping 35 level. This is really a controversial move and the handling is not really satisfactory when in the first place, RNG’s online participation was arranged by Riot itself.
Riot announced the cancellation of the results, forcing RNG to replay the first 3 matches of the group stage and adjust the configuration to suit the 35 ping level.
Immediately, a series of angry comments below Riot’s post on Twitter about the incident. On MXH Weibo, the LPL community also expressed their anger. In particular, the RNG players simultaneously posted with the balance icon, which, according to many speculations, is most likely a “coffee” to Riot’s motto of fairness for all.
The players, the audience, the BLV all mocked this decision of Riot
RNG players post “cà khà”
RNG manager: “Since the beginning, we have always cooperated. We all have to get up at 8 am just to do a lot of tests. Of course, this time we will also “collaborate.” And fans need it too. “work together” in the other 3 games. We will also work together in the future. We strive to make the results worth the efforts of the players and staff. That’s all.”
This incident, it can be said, all teams including RNG are “victims” of Riot. The LPL representative is now in a dilemma when quitting the tournament or continuing to play is also condemned. Meanwhile, other teams also encountered too many troubles and no one was sure that the problems had been completely resolved. And most likely, with unreasonable decisions, Riot is turning MSI 2022 into the worst MSI in the history of this tournament in particular and League of Legends in general.