In the upcoming MSI 2022, T1 is one of the brightest candidates for the championship. The reason is because at the present time, Faker and his teammates are the “lonely defeated” of the LoL village. They finished Spring 2022 with a 100% win record. Not to mention, even in matches against direct competitors for the championship like DWG KIA or Gen.G Esports, T1 performed very well. They also have a strong team, with young players in high form and a resurgent Faker after some disappointing seasons.
T1 is the leading candidate for the championship at MSI 2022
But facing T1 at MSI 2022 this time is Royal Never Give Up – the champion of MSI 2021. Although not having a “terrible” series of achievements like T1, RNG is also the champion of the LPL Spring 2022. In international tournaments, “Royal Legion” always proves to be a very unpleasant name. Moreover, for MSI alone, RNG also only has a lower number of championships than T1 (RNG has 2 crowns compared to 3 times of T1).
RNG is not as appreciated as T1 even though they are the MSI 2021 champion
However, at the present time, the international media does not appreciate the collective RNG compared to T1. Recently, a chart has been released to compare players in each position. Each position will have 6 players ranked. And as a result, T1 completely dominates in all positions.
T1 completely dominated the positions
Accordingly, even the name with the first international award like Zeus is also more appreciated than a series of other names like Broken Blade, Bin or Impact. In particular, RNG’s Bin, even though he fought at Worlds 2020, was ranked 3rd, losing to the top lane of G2 Esports, Broken Blade. Or like Oner is also more appreciated than an “old” player, Jankos.
Zeus is highly appreciated even though MSI 2022 is his first international tournament
In addition, except for the 3 positions of Xiaohu, GALA and Ming (only behind the T1 players), Wei is even more “disgraceful” than Bin when he drops to 4th place, just above BeanJ (Saigon Buffalo). and Juhan (PSG Talon). Although Wei may not really shine or be noticed by his teammates, he has always been an important link in the operation of RNG’s gameplay. Without Wei’s stability, RNG might not have had good results in the last 2022 LPL Spring Split.
The trio of Ming – Xiaohu – GALA are the most appreciated RNG members, but also behind T1
However, this is not the first time that RNG has been underestimated. In the previous MSI 2021, “Royal Legion” was the champion, but they were not as appreciated as DWG KIA or even their “loser general”, FunPlus Phoenix. And for many LPL fans, this can still be a good point. Because, when the members of RNG are relieved of pressure, such as Bin or GALA, they can freely shine and help RNG on their quest for the title.