Top teams claim consecutive wins with zero defeats at MSI 2022
This year’s League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational has recently wrapped the third day of group stage matchups. Looking back, the three top teams representing each group have exhibited stellar performance, recording a series of wins without having to suffer any defeat.
T1 of Group A recorded three consecutive wins from the first day and has yet to show any slump performance ahead of the fourth day. Group B’s Royal Never Give Up recently stretched their game streaks to four consecutive wins after another win against İstanbul Wildcats. Lastly, Group C’s G2 Esports managed four victories in a row.
T1 stretch dominance win streaks
T1 is the number one seed from South Korea. Its members comprises top-laner Choi “Zeus” Woo-je, jungler Moon “Oner” Hyeon-joon, mid-laner Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok, bot laner Lee “Gumayusi” Min-hyeong, and Ryu “Keria” Min-seok.
T1 reigned over fellow South Korean teams such Gen.G, DWG KIA, and others in LCK 2022. The team claimed the tournament’s number one spot for a chance to compete in MSI 2022, and T1 has been dominating in the competition so far.
T1 defeated the rest of the Group A teams, from Saigon Buffalo on the first day, Team Aze on the second, to DetonatioN FocusMe in its most recent matchup. The South Korean team will resume their fight later on Day 6 with three scheduled games against DFM, AZE, and SGB.
Royal Never Give Up follows close by
RNG is the number one seed from China. The team was forced to play the entire competition remotely due to COVID-19 travel restrictions. MSI 2022 organizers have purposely standardized games at 35ms.
Despite having to play the tournament remotely, RNG decimated their international contenders in Group B. RNG managed to perform better than PSG Talon, İstanbul Wildcats, and RED Canids. RNG also claimed victory in a recent matchup against IW. The Chinese team has been scheduled for another two games on the fourth day against RED and PSG.
RNG’s current lineup consists of Chen top-laner “Bin” Ze-Bin, jungler Yan “Wei” Yang-Wei, mid-laner Li “Xiahou” Yuan-Hao, bot-laner Chen “GALA” Wei, and support Shi “Ming” Sen-Ming. The team won the League’s S-Tier Chinese tournament LPL for a spot in MSI, defeating the likes of Top Esports, Victory Five, JD Gaming, and others.
In a game against RED on the third day, RNG received praises from in-game announcers Brendan Valdes and Wolf Schröder. GALA and Ming were spots on as the two took care of the team bot lane via Lucian and Nami. Their bot-laner combination was overlooked and not prioritized by other teams in the tournament.
RED countered with a Draven pick for early-game damage input, which easily rendered the opposing team’s bot lane paralyzed. Despite heavy resistance met in the early game, RNG carried on to win the game regardless.
G2 Esports dominates Group C
Europe number one seed G2 was grouped with Evil Geniuses and ORDER in MSI 2022. Both G2 and EG have their names quite established in the professional esports scene.
However, it appeared that G2 bested EG this far in MSI 2022. In a recent matchup against ORDER, G2 stretched their wins to four consecutive wins.
The European team’s lineup consists of top-laner Sergen “BrokenBlade” Çelik, jungler Marcin “Jankos” Jankowski, mid-laner Rasmus “caPs” Borregaard Winther, bot-laner Victor “Flakked” Lirola, and support Raphaël “Targamas” Crabbé.
G2’s fight will comtinue on the fifth day of the competition on Saturday this week in four scheduled games against Group C contenders.