The long-awaited final of this Mid-Season Invitational was played today, and it was the RNG who won the tournament by winning with a score of 3-2 against the Koreans of the T1 line-up. The Chinese team wins their 3rd MSI championship title and at the same time gets their first Back to Back.
The Back to back of RNG
On May 10, 11 of them kicked off this 2022 edition of the Mid-Season Invitational. Almost three weeks later, after a group stage, a Rumble Stage and two semi-finals, only two are claiming the title of MSI 2022 champion. The two organizations that have already won two MSI champion titles face off today. in the final of this 2022 edition in a match that promises to be historic. T1 takes on reigning champions RNG and this final will determine who will be the first team to add a third title to their collection.
A final between two Superpowers
Let’s get straight to the heart of the matter with the first game of this BO5. It is the RNGs who create the first opportunities at the start of the game, most notably by catching up the first two kills on the bottom lane and the first drake; meanwhile the T1s are putting pressure on all lanes, which allows them to have a small golden advantage in the 10th minute of play. The Chinese are doing a good defense of the map, especially the bot, which completely prevents Oner to come to the aid of his comrades. The first team fight arrives at the quarter of an hour of play, the highlight during which the two teams neutralize each other with 2 kills and a turret on both sides; T1 still have this small 1k gold lead over their opponents, but the game remains very tight and we already feel that the victory will be decided in detail.
We exceed 20 minutes of play and the game seems to turn to the advantage of the RNG who wins a precious team fight for the control of the 3rd drake; the composition of the Chinese team does better in this kind of situation, and T1s do not necessarily have the time to express themselves and do damage. The RNG recovers the 4th drake in the 27th minute and the game turns into disaster for T1 a moment later, following an attempt by Nashor by the Koreans; the RNGs are in full control of the game and the T1s are now forced to defend their base which is quickly under siege. The RNG won the first game of this final, the strategic choice of T1 having absolutely not worked with a draft quickly became useless; Bin, the best player on this Chinese team, devastated Gwen, finishing with a KDA of 13/0/3.
The response of T1
The RNGs then opened the scoring in this bout, a convincingly enough win with a solid game plan, and a good read of that of the opponents. We drastically change strategy on the T1 side with champions who have already demonstrated during the Rumble Stage; both teams maintain an aggressive style of play during the lane phase with the RNGs continuing to prioritize his bottom lane with heavy river guards. During this period, the two toplaners are spending a field day and beating each other profusely to try to get the upper hand on his vis-à-vis; in this game, Zeux somehow manages, and with a little help, to get out of the game, thus making a good start to the game.
We are approaching 20 minutes of play, the T1s have an advantage of 4k gold and control much of the summoner rift thanks to the work done on botlane and midlane. The game suddenly accelerates with Koreans trying to punish their opponents’ moves on the map; As time seems to turn in favor of the RNGs who collect two precious kills and make their way to the game’s first Nashor, Faker finds a perfect engagement on his Lissandra destroying the Chinese team while the latter is in digital superiority in a 5v3 situation. T1s finally take the lead in this round and use Nashor’s buff to make a huge boost. A few minutes later a final team fight breaks out for control of the Drakes and T1s who destroy their opponents once again, winning this match.
The T1s are back to scoring and the two teams are currently offering us a match worthy of an MSI 2022 final with a fairly impressive level of play. Directs the 3rd game of this BO5, with an early game under the control of the Chinese team that immediately takes the rise with an important team clash won in the 10th minute of play; the game already promises to be very complicated for the T1s who are making some mistakes in terms of positioning and decision-making. The RNGs quickly prepare the snowball after a successful laning phase and register a comfortable advantage of 5k gold in the quarter of an hour of play and their pawns well advanced on the side lanes; T1s resist as best they can, but have a time of one step forward, two steps back.
The match seems promised to the RNGs who win an important team match just before the 25th minute of play, which allows them to fly to the gold, while recovering a 3rd drake and a Nashor. We are approaching half an hour of play, the RNGs besiege the T1 base and destroy the first defenses quite easily; the Chinese take advantage of this impulse to give a last push towards the Nexus, the T1 try to defend, but in vain. The RNG won this third match and offered the first match point in this final.
Faker and the T1s are 1-2 in this BO5 and therefore no longer have the right to make mistakes or risk having the MSI 2022 champion title pass under their noses. in many areas; GALA and his teammates want to write the history of this MSI by becoming the first team to win a third Scudetto and performing the first Back to Back. Despite some small hitches, the lane phase is going relatively well for the T1s, however better than the previous one; the Koreans have an advantage of 3k gold per quarter of an hour of play and resist well to the assaults of their opponents.
We exceed 20 minutes of play and the T1s continue to put pressure on all lanes, forcing the opponents to camp in their own half; in the twentieth minute a team clash broke out that turns to the advantage of the Koreans who carry out a real carnage in the enemy ranks, recovering 5 kills and a 3rd drake has passed. The game is accelerating and the T1s find another winning team fight that opens the doors to the Nexus for them; the champions of the LCK win the 4th game and force the Silver Scrapes in this magnificent final of MSI 2022.
Until the suspense ends
We are therefore entitled to a 5th and final match in this final of MSI 2022 with a solid RNG valued in the draft who was able to considerably recover the Gwen for Bin, while the T1 leaves with a Jayce for Zeus, a choice. that hadn’t worked too well in the first game. The RNGs are creating the first opportunities in this game, putting a lot of pressure on the upper and middle parts; once again, Wei’s work at the start of the match, to put his solitaires in the best possible condition, made a real difference and allowed his team to take advantage of the golds, as well as the first neutral goals. The T1s are under pressure and are trying to resist as best they can. The advantage is now 4k gold in favor of the RNGs in a quarter of an hour of play and they control almost the entire map. The situation is drastically complicated for T1 after a team fight lost in the 23 ‘, a highlight for the RNG who take the opportunity to recover the 4th drake in addition to Nashor.
The RNGs have the upper hand and it is now impossible for the T1s to come back into play. The RNGs win a final team fight and race to victory; win this fifth game and are crowned champions of the 2022 Mid-Season Invitational!
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