MSI 2022 could become the worst MSI in the history of this tournament in particular and League of Legends in general because of Riot’s decisions.
As is known, Riot and the Royal Never Give Up team themselves have received many “bricks and stones” from the LoL community since the “ping 35” rule was applied at MSI 2022 to represent the LPL to compete online. Not only the audience but also experts and players also hinted that this ping level will make it difficult for them and Riot shows signs of bias.
But recently, RNG has once again become a “victim” for Riot’s “favors”. Specifically, this team has canceled the results of the previous 3 group stage matches (against Istanbul Wildcats, RED Canids and PSG Talon). RNG matches will be rematched to keep up with the schedule from May 13 (Vietnam time) to May 15.
The incident that sparked outrage in the international LoL community is one thing, and even LPL fans are extremely upset. Because, from the beginning, the Chinese teams planned to drop the tournament because of the tight schedule due to the influence of the epidemic prevention regulations here. But because Riot convinced and assured about the conditions, RNG still competed online. Only thing, since then, LPL’s “pet” team has continuously received unworthy criticism. And this certainly affects the players’ mentality of “Royal Legion” in the upcoming matches.
But with Riot having made such an official announcement, then perhaps if RNG does not accept, they will have to drop the tournament. And indeed, MSI 2022 is in danger of becoming the worst MSI in history because of Riot’s confusing decisions.
First, they forced the teams in Busan to play with a ping of 35. This is something that LCK players, as well as some other experts and players, have also said. Because, according to the argument of some players, with people like Faker, the delay caused by ping is very small but can be noticed.
And yet, RNG has been criticized a lot since the tournament started. However, Riot did not make any announcements to protect RNG even though the defending champion was only playing with what they received from Riot. It was not until the “3 no” incident that this publisher did not make an official announcement until almost a day later.
Now, RNG has received too many “axes of public opinion”. And no matter what decision they make, it certainly won’t stop the anger from the worldwide LoL audience.
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