At the MSI 2022 tournament, Riot once again decided to use a special “3 no” rule for the RNG Esports team from the China region (LPL): No referees, no player cameras and no soundproof headphones.
Previously, due to the stressful epidemic situation in China, the RNG Esports team was specially allowed by Riot to play online at the MSI 2022 tournament and the teams competed directly in Busan (Korea). must compete with a ping of 35. This is considered a “biased” decision when previously for the same reason as RNG Esports, but the Vietnam region (VCS) had to be absent from the international arena for 2 consecutive years ( 2020 and 2021).
Competing with a ping level of 35 made many players frustrated, especially T1 player Faker, after the end of the first day of competition, frankly said that the network problem at the stadium was worse. at the hotel. The anger of the League of Legends fan community was once again pushed up when the image of the RNG Esports team competing in a comfortable setting at the gaming house was revealed. The online community quickly discovered that this team was playing in a state where there was no live camera for the players, the players were also using regular headphones, not soundproof headphones like what Ban said. The MSI 2022 organization set out in the previous rules and most importantly, this team’s competition area does not have any referees to supervise.
This incident has angered the worldwide fan community and left extremely harsh comments.
“This is why it’s called e-sports, but people still ask what sport is a game?”
“If RNG is to stay like this in the next games, the rest of the teams will have to boycott them.”
“It’s like embroidering a room on the net and playing games with friends. During the game, there is no need to turn on the camera, just wear normal headphones and no referee. If the standard of the International tournament is like this, then LoL should be excluded from the official category of ASEAN Games. I cannot accept that the game is operated in an unfair way and it is even harder for it to appear at the ASEAN Games.”
“This is an International award where the fairness factor has been thrown away so you will laugh if you pass by.”
“Please properly punish those who violate the rules and disqualify them.”
“LoL Esports? Change it to CN Esports.”
“The ‘fair’ game! No cameras, no referees and players can use their own headsets. Meanwhile, the rest of the teams have to play with ping 35.”
“Give the trophy to RNG and end MSI. Don’t waste other teams’ time.”
“We all knew how it was going to play out, the RNG players played disrespectfully to others.”
“[email protected]#$ No cameras, no referees, no soundproof headphones. ** equal”
From Riot’s somewhat “favorable” actions for the LPL region, it is completely predictable that fans around the world are angry. Game4V believes that Riot should have a satisfactory explanation for the incident of the RNG Esports team when it is possible to “alone by law”.
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