As we all know, yesterday – May 13, Riot made a decision that surprised the whole LoL village when canceling the results of the first 3 matches in MSI 2022 of RNG. The reason is said to be due to the difference in ping between RNG and other teams and the LPL representatives enjoy a slight advantage.
Soon after, the RNG members expressed extreme dissatisfaction with this decision of Riot when they thought it was an unfair decision. Specifically, the player as well as the manager of RNG posted on his personal Weibo the image of “balance of justice” to “coffee” the above decision of Riot. Even in a pre-match cheering video, RNG coach Kenzhu said that even though he was “treated unfairly”, he would still perform at his best and win.
Immediately after this video was posted, it caused a heated controversy in the LoL community. Most think that RNG calling themselves “unfairly treated” is a “clown” statement when at MSI 2022, they are the team that enjoys the most privileges. Just not going to Korea to compete and make other teams play at ping 35 is more than enough to show the favor that RNG has received in this tournament.
As soon as it was announced that RNG was allowed to compete remotely at MSI 2022, this team received criticism for enjoying too many privileges.
In addition, many people also say that the phrase “unfair treatment” must belong to the VCS region when our teams cannot attend international tournaments for too long. With his “clown” statement, RNG accidentally turned himself into a “villain” and received a lot of negative comments at this MSI 2022.
The opinion that the majority of gamers agree is that RNG received too many privileges at MSI 2022 and there is no reason for them to say that they are “unfairly treated”.
Another player said that RNG should not have been able to attend MSI like VCS because he couldn’t go to Korea
Another opinion is that the phrase “unfair treatment” should belong to VCS, but RNG has no reason to use it because they receive too many privileges.
In all fairness, the person most to blame in this case of RNG is Riot Games. They did not control the ping quality at MSI 2022 when it was only the 3rd day of competition that they discovered this difference. It was the players at the tournament who revealed that it was not until the third day of competition that the ping quality improved and was similar to that of scrims. Combined with the decision to cancel the above results, Riot shows that it is very unprofessional to organize MSI 2022.
Those are problems outside the game, for the version of League of Legends applied to MSI 2022, there are also many errors and heavily affect the quality of the tournament. Most recently, Leona had an error of flying into the air when hit by Nautilus’ Q – Anchor Launcher. Prior to that was Kennen’s Thousand Miles of Lightning in Hasmed’s hand against T1 and there’s no guarantee the same mistakes won’t happen again and make MSI 2022 even worse.