Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) 2022, the grand final of the international League of Legends tournament, will take place this Sunday (29) from 5:00 am (Brasilia time). The Best Five (MD5) series will be between the Royal Never Give Up Chinese and South Korean T1 champions. The game will be broadcast in Portuguese on the official CBLOL channels on Twitch and YouTube, and in other languages on the Riot Games channels on the same platform.
The winner will receive an MSI 2022 title and a prize pool of $ 75,000 (approximately R $ 355,000). It is noteworthy that both teams have already won the MSI two times and will be fighting for the first three times in the history of the competition. See below for the finalists in the title battle.
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RNG and T1 face off in MSI 2022 final – Photo: Disclosure / LoL Esports
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China’s Royal Never Give Up has participated in MSI 2022 remotely, directly from its home country, due to pandemic-induced restrictions. However, the team led by Chen “GALA” Wei did not find it so difficult to make and discuss the decision for the third championship title. In his first appearances in the group stage, RNG qualified undefeated, including winning two victories over Brazilian RED Canids Kalunga. Then, in the Hexagon, he ended up invincible, but his favoritism only grew to compete.
The RNG finished the second phase with eight wins and two losses, which gave them the lead. It is noteworthy that one of these defeats was exactly against T1 in the last round of the Hexagon. However, RNG did not shake up and made a great presentation in the semi-finals. The duel was against Evil Geniuses, who did a good series and were able to scare the Chinese at different times in the matches. However, in difficult times RNG proved its ability to keep up with the same pace and win 3-0 to advance to the finals as favorites.
Royal Never Give Up tries third title in Mid-Season Invitational and second consecutive title – Photo: Disclosure / LoL Esports
T1 qualified for MSI 2022 after an exemplary campaign in the South Korean league (LCK), where they have not lost a single series in the entire competition. As a result, Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok’s team won favorite status at the international tournament. In the first phase, T1 did as expected and managed to qualify without a victory in the Hexagon. However, the next phase did not have the same argument and there were still moments of suspicion for the South Korean team, including defeats in duels against G2 Esports and Evil Geniuses.
Despite the scares, he recovered in the last part of the T1 Hexagonal and closed this phase with a great victory against his main rival, RNG. In the semi-finals, T1 proved that the bad moments in the Hexagon were just a few minor accidents on the way. In the duel against G2, the South Korean team dominated from start to finish, ignoring the Europeans, applying 3-0 in the series and qualifying for the grand final. The performance was enough to convince local fans that the third MSI tournament is a good opportunity to go to South Korea.
T1 ruled out bad moments in the Hexagon, overtook G2 in the final and goes to the grand final with a real chance of finding a third championship – Photo: Disclosure / LoL Esports
With information from LoL Esports and Liquipedia
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