After an exhilarating five-game collection in Busan, Royal By no means Give Up received the 2022 League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational after clawing their method to victory towards T1. Each groups needed to get away each single trick of their playbook to win the match, with every squad hanging again from sport one onward.
RNG and T1 have gone via considerably totally different roads to the finals, with the LPL champions crushing the competitors with an ideal group stage and main all groups in wins within the rumble stage. In the meantime, T1 dominated their respective group, however stumbled thrice towards Evil Geniuses, RNG, and G2 Esports, inflicting some followers to query their true energy.
All through this collection, the victors confirmed an intense stage of confidence to problem T1’s steely early sport, pushing each lane with a relentless quantity of stress. In each sport RNG received, they might nearly all the time be in an advantageous place, with T1 having to drive some performs to maintain up. Legendary mid laner Faker did have some superheroic moments, however sadly for T1 followers, they weren’t sufficient to tug his group to victory.
RNG’s 19-year-old jungler Yan “Wei” Yang-Wei was a menace on Lee Sin and Viego, propelling his teammates forward with well-timed ganks. His efficiency additionally earned him the match’s MVP award. The group’s new prime laner Chen “Bin” Ze-Bin additionally had a large collection with 13 kills in sport one and 22 kills total, exhibiting that Gwen ought to all the time be banned towards him.
Despite the fact that T1 compelled 5 video games, RNG’s aggression and picture-perfect teamfighting had been an excessive amount of for them to deal with in the long run. The group additionally had some shoddy drafts in video games one and 5, sporting uncommon group compositions with a scarcity of focus and id.
RNG have now develop into the one group on the planet with three MSI trophies, and are the second group in League historical past to seize back-to-back MSI championships. After the celebrations have ended, their sights will now swap to the 2022 Summer season Break up for an opportunity to defend their throne at residence in China.