It all revolves around a serious error that appeared in the second leg match between the two teams in the Group Stage of Worlds 2022.
The 2022 World Finals Group Stage came to an end this morning (October 17) and four pairs of matches in the Quarterfinals have been determined. However, there are still people who cannot be satisfied with the results that have been endorsed by millions of fans around the world. Specifically, in the case of Top Esports, the team finished third in Group C with 3-3. The painful and unexpected defeat against GAM Esports yesterday (October 16) indirectly pushed the LPL runner-up into a corner. Then, when DRX defeated Rogue, TES became the first and only Chinese League of Legends team that could not win the right to advance.
However, Vandiril – a popular YouTuber known for his ability to “scan” for bugs – discovered a serious bug in the match against GAM, and hope has glimmered again with TES fans. “I watched closely and rewatched it many times while dissecting the match video. When Levi uses Karthus’ Soul Ball, Nami has 96 magic resistance, losing 930 health; Lucian has 100 magic resistance, losing 924 health. In addition, Lucian activates Serrated Sword but takes no damage. Otherwise, Lucian would have more than 600 health “- Vandiril confirmed this error directly affects the result of the match.
Almost immediately, Chinese LoL fans asked Riot Games to review the situation, even to reorganize the match between TES vs GAM to increase objectivity. They think this is an unforgivable error because with just one or two more attacks, Lucian in JackeyLove’s hand can knock down the enemy Nexus Town Hall. Vandiril publicized the information at dawn, but around noon this afternoon, the keyword “TES bug” entered a hot search on Weibo, attracting nearly 9,000 upvotes and 1,400 comments on Reddit. It also turned into a wave of boycotting Riot if it did not give a satisfactory explanation.
Many in the Chinese fan community are calling for the removal of the LoL: Wild Rift app and spamming the content of an article titled, “LPL will not participate in Worlds next year”. They argued that at the 2022 Mid-Season Invitational (MSI), Royal Never Give Up had to replay three Group Stage matches because of the ping difference with the opponents, so TES must also be treated fairly. The psychology of TES fans can be understood because they came to New York with the mentality of a championship candidate, all the players are highly appreciated and are not ready to accept the results of leaving the tournament very early.
Despite the “TES bug” hashtag being very hot on Chinese social media, neither Riot nor the organization that has just been eliminated from Worlds 2022 have yet to give any relevant feedback. Tian, the jungler of TES, said in an interview that the recent losses have exposed all the things the team usually does in scrims.
In the history from 2011 to the present, Riot has never held a rematch of any match at Worlds. The Knockout round of Worlds 2022 will begin at 4:00 p.m. on October 21 with the first matchup between JD Gaming vs Rogue. TES fans should probably accept the fact that they have to return home and should focus on cheering for teams in the same region including JDG, EDward Gaming and RNG.