With MSI 2022 being held in Korea, representatives of VCS will almost certainly be able to attend the tournament. The recent move of BTC VCS has shown this when adjusting the schedule to end early at the end of April. At the same time, according to some information, the top teams in the tournament also took advantage of the visa procedures. over the past weeks to make sure there are no last minute hiccups.
Now, when the return of the VCS representative is clearer, Vietnamese LoL fans are worried about the strength of that team. When GAM Esports definitely could not attend because of busy fighting in the SEA Games, hope was placed on two teams Saigon Buffalo and Cerberus Esports. However, the performance of both in recent weeks has made VCS fans really doubtful.
However, the fact that MSI 2022 announced to keep the same format as last season is really an opportunity for the representative of LoL Vietnam.
According to the announcement from Riot, because the CIS team cannot participate, this year’s tournament will still have 11 teams participating (same as in 2021 when GAM is absent). In the first round, the teams will be divided into 3 groups, in which two groups of 4 teams and one group of 3 teams. This division of the table is based on the seed order of the regions, in which VCS is more likely to remain in group 2 (same LCS, PCS). Therefore, the main competitors to compete for the second ticket in each group are still the teams in the wildcard area.
Among the wildcard teams in every year, the representative of CIS is usually the highest rated but this year did not appear. Meanwhile, the remaining regions such as Japan, Turkey, Oceania, Latin America did not have much outstanding development during this time. Therefore, the chance for VCS to win against these teams and advance to the group stage is quite high.
When entering the Melee round with 6 strongest teams, it is clear that the goal of the VCS representative is just to rub, mark the return and it is very unlikely to create a surprise. With T1’s current destructive form and top 4 LPL teams, it’s hard to think of a scenario where CES, SGB or any other VCS team can find a way to win, even in BO1 matches.
However, facing the highest level teams (at least 2 matches) is also a valuable lesson that VCS’s young players are very difficult to get, so everyone will be ready to “go to hell”. ” from Faker and teammates.
To a lesser extent, the teams in the LEC or LCS also have fairly even lineups and have shown a lot lately. Whether that team is Rogue, Fnatic, 100 Thieves or Cloud9, it is not easy to compete. Therefore, the most realistic goal is to compete with neighboring Taiwan with the most likely representative being PSG Talon.
After 2 years of absence, this is clearly an opportunity for League of Legends teams to have a correct view of the strength of the region that was once evaluated with high potential. MSI 2022 will be a hinge tournament for teams to have the best view, thereby preparing for their return at the end of the year at Worlds 2022.