Ahead of the 2022 season, most of the LPL teams have had major personnel changes (except for the world champion EDward Gaming). Therefore, the names that are considered to be competing for the title of LPL Spring 2022 have also changed a lot compared to the previous season. The prime example is Top Esports when they have risen to become the leading candidate for the LPL championship after adding Tian, Zoom and playing extremely successfully at the Demacia Cup 2021.
Top Esports has convincingly won the Demacia Cup 2021
Despite being so appreciated, Top Esports recently made an extremely confusing and self-destructive move. It all started when gamers discovered that Tian often climbed Korean rank alone while other teammates practiced in the past few days. With only about a week left until the 2022 LPL Spring Split, this move is no different from declaring that Tian will be on the bench in the upcoming tournament.
Tian was recently discovered to be constantly climbing ranks while teammates practice
Basically, Tian’s performance at Demacia Cup 2022 was extremely good, he was even the MVP in the Finals. Maybe this guy doesn’t use Jarvan IV well, but when holding other champions, Tian still shows himself as a top jungler. Even in solo queue, this player still plays well so there’s no reason why TES wants to put Tian on the bench. As a result, this team received a lot of criticism from its own fans.
The article supporting Tian and criticizing TES as a “turtle” has received nearly 140 thousand views on Hupu forum
As mentioned above, after having the services of Zoom and Tian, Top Esports has made huge strides in terms of power. The clearest proof is that they won the Demacia Cup 2021 with an unbelievable “flip” in the Finals. That’s why many pundits appreciate TES ahead of the 2022 LPL Spring Split, even if they played really badly the previous season.
Tian’s appearance has greatly strengthened TES
Obviously, suddenly pushing Tian to the bench will make the gameplay at the beginning and the “spin” of Top Esports easily derailed and can lead to bad results in the future. Hopefully, Tian ceding the practice position to Xiaopeng is just a move to “rotate the tour” of TES.