T1, 2 to 3 seats in RNG… MSI runner -up
[Mid Season Park Ye-jin reporter] Korea (LCK) CEO T1 lost to China (LPL) and lost to Royal Never Give Up.
The T1, which won the MSI in 2016 and 2017 in the final match against the Mid Season Invitational 2022 Royal Never Give Up (RNG) held at the BEXCO Exhibition Hall in Haeundae-gu, Busan on the 29th, T1 went back to the MSI final in five years. He challenged the MSI three times, but lost two to three with two to three.
In the semi-finals held on the 28th, the T1 raised expectations for the championship by taking down the ‘natural’ G2 e-sports 3-0. G2 esports was a team that frustrated the finals by defeating the T1 in the 2019 MSI and LOL World Championship semifinals. In the semi-final match against the G2 e-Sports, the T1 won the final ticket by overwhelming the three sets without having a single crisis.
In the final against RNG, the T1 lost all of the odd sets, 1, 3, and 5 sets. RNG, who took the first place with 8 wins and 2 losses on the rumble stage, took the first set by choosing the Blue camp in the first set of finals, and then won the game at the Blue camp every time he was given a camp.
RNG, who won the confrontation with T1, the second winner of the MSI, lifted the third MSI trophy after 2018 and 2021. RNG’s mid-liner ‘Xiaohu’ Lee Yuan Hao won the third championship in MSI.
Although he won the RNG championship, he did not become the world’s strongest position, but T1 led the first MSI’s hit in Korea. The group stage at the Busan e-sports stadium, the semi-finals held at BEXCO, and the finals of the T1 in the finals sold out. In particular, the final match, which had 4,000 seats, was filled with fans to support the T1, which was held in Korea.
Meanwhile, 2022 LCK Summer will hold on June 15.