Top 10 players at MSI 2022 Rumble Stage, RNG players claim top spots
League of Legends Pro League’s (LPL) Royal Never Give Up (RNG) led the standings of the 2022 Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) Rumble Stage, followed by T1, G2 Esports, and Evil Geniuses (EG), who were second, third, and fourth, respectively. The four representatives come from the major regions of the professional league—China, Korea, Europe, and North America.
China’s RNG finished on top of the KDA rankings in the Rumble Stage, just as expected. However, three Western players also made the top 10.
The League of Legends tournament wraps up this weekend with the knockout stage, where a new MSI champion will be awarded. It’s the perfect time to look at the event statistics so far.
Four RNG players topped the list. They were Chen “GALA” Wei, Li “Xiaohu” Yuan-Hao, Yan “Wei” Yang-Wei, and Shi “Ming” Sen-Ming. According to Oracle’s Elixir, they posted 7.9, 6.8, 6.2, and 4.7 KDA, respectively.
Three T1 players trailed below. Moon “Oner” Hyeon-joon, Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok, and Lee “Gumayusi” Min-hyeong ranked fifth, sixth, and seventh, respectively. Korean jungler Oner recorded 4.6 KDA, followed by legendary mid-laner Faker with 4.3 KDA. Just behind his teammates, marksman Gumayusi had 4.2 KDA.
Three EG players rounded out the top 10 KDA rankings. They were Kacper “Inspired” Słoma, Kyle “Danny” Sakamaki, and Joseph “Jojopyun” Pyun. Among his teammates, Polish jungler Inspired had the highest KDA of 4.0. Both AD carry Danny and mid-laner Jojopyun had decent KDAs of 3.7.
As for G2, Sergen “Broken Blade” Çelik and Raphaël “Targamas” Crabbé ranked the highest KDA in the team. They placed 14th and 15th, respectively, with 3.3 KDA in the standings. North American rivals EG had every player ranked higher than them. G2’s Victor “Flakked” Lirola ranked last with 2.6 KDA. Even so, G2 placed third at the Rumble Stage without losing a single game to EG throughout the event.
More on 2022 MSI Rumble Stage
There are a few days left in the Rumble Stage of MSI 2022. The parameters are set for an exciting final round of the two-week-long tournament. The team that wins the Rumble Stage will be crowned MSI champion.
When compared with the group stage, the Rumble Stage has displayed far more competitiveness from the teams. Despite the fact that each of the major region teams advanced, the standings can be deceitful. For several major region teams like EG and G2, the situation was somewhat tense.
G2 was on a five-game losing streak coming into the final day of the Rumble Stage. Meanwhile, EG’s strategy of “treading water until they eventually made it into the top four” was doomed to fail. In the Rumble Stage, EG had a natural 0.500 record, finishing each individual day with a 1-1 split to finish even.
The knockout stage of the tournament will commence this weekend, with the first semifinal matchup between RNG and Evil Geniuses on Friday, May 27. T1 and G2 will face off the next day in their third best-of-five in the past three years. The MSI champions will be crowned on Sunday, May 29.