(Country) – Good performances from teams like SGB make the community regret that there are only 2 international tournaments per year.
The Kick-off Round of the 2022 World Finals (World Championships 2022) has been going on for a while with many interesting surprises. In addition to the fact that DRX suddenly performed in ecstasy, defeating Royal Never Give Up – the reigning champion of MSI 2022, names like Saigon Buffalo (SGB) or LOUD (LLL) also brought many interesting things.
Not any other name in League of Legends like GALA or Deft, but SGB’s Shogun is the player who brings the Pentakill phase (alone to wipe out the entire opponent’s squad in a fight) 2 of Worlds 2022. Meanwhile, LLL made an unexpected feat when defeating Fnatic (FNC) – a team with many times the difference in level compared to the representative of the Latin American region.
Seeing teams from small regions continuously have good performances, the League of Legends community couldn’t help but get excited. There are even opinions expressing that LoL currently only has 2 international awards in a year which is too few. In addition, the format is also somewhat outdated compared to other eSports tournaments (Esports) which is also a factor that makes international tournaments of League of Legends unable to become more attractive.
These ideas received a lot of support from the international community. There is a huge gap between the teams in the small regions and the teams in the Major. Particularly for regions such as Latin America or Turkey, each international tournament has only one representative, making the teams less likely to compete in the big playing fields.
The lack of international tournaments also makes small regions less likely to be known to the international community despite the fact that those teams are greatly cheered in their regions. Typically LLL itself. If SGB had an impressive MSI 2022 season, not many viewers knew about LLL even in the Latin American tournament, the audience’s cheers as well as the organization of the tournament were very good.
Only thing, changing the competition format has been mentioned by the community for many years, but there has been no signal from Riot. At the moment, teams in small regions have proven themselves more or less in the international arena. But perhaps, in the near future, there will not be a comprehensive reorganization from Riot to suit the needs of the audience and all League of Legends teams around the world.