Whether the LPL receives favoritism from the leaders of League of Legends or not is always a hotly debated issue. There are many examples to demonstrate that the LPL is always a little bit more favorable than other regions. However, the evidence is not clear-cut and, therefore, inconclusive. And this issue is getting hotter at MSI 2022.
LPL teams are always accused of receiving favoritism from Riot and Tencent
As is known, China is implementing strict policies in the prevention of COVID-19. Moreover, this is also the host country of ASIAD 2022. Therefore, LPL teams are facing a tight schedule of training and matches. Therefore, Royal Never Give Up will not participate in MSI 2022 in Busan and Riot allows this area to play online. All teams will be competing at ping 35 similar to the LPL and this has caused controversy in the LoL community for the past few days.
Like in MSI 2022, LPL is played online and all teams play at ping 35 like LPL
The “ping 35” incident has not passed, but recently the League of Legends community has had a fierce controversy when former LCS coach Zaboutine, during a livestream with BLV Laure Valee, accused Tencent of allowing RNG to practice in mode. especially, which even Riot can’t control. As the former Immortals coach describes, this is a training regimen similar to the Gym but for all 10 players at the same time.
Stream of BLV Laure and former Immortals coach Zaboutine
The incident, of course, caused controversy. Many people think that, if Riot can’t control Tencent to do so, this mode should be included in all regions.
Many angry opinions because Tencent is biased towards LPL
However, it turns out that this is not biased behavior at all from the corporation that owns Riot. As BLV Valée herself asserts in a post recounting Zaboutine’s words on Reddit, it’s simply a bug in the PBE server. And the former coach himself then “turned the car around”, had to apologize urgently for his mistake.
BLV Laure corrected herself in the post on Reddit
And the former coach Zaboutine must apologize urgently
It can be seen that the incident related to the LPL has never been so hot, especially in the current period near MSI 2022. However, LoL fans also need to keep a cool head in the face of negative information that may affect the teams and players involved.