Royal Never Give Up vs T1
21.05. 2022, 15:00
The second game day of the Rumble stage of this year's first international LoL tournament will be on Saturday, May 21. Royal Never Give Up, and T1 will meet on the fifth matchday of the Mid-Season Invitational 2022.
The Mid-Season Invitational 2022 is a LAN tournament in the cybersports discipline of League of Legends, featuring the winners of the spring splits of 11 separate Riot leagues, with LCL not sending a representative this spring due to the cancellation of the LCL Spring Split. It was also announced on April 21 that the LPL representative would compete online from China due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and all teams will compete at 35ms to level the playing field. The tournament prize money is $250,000.Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Royal Never Give Up: The leader will not lose points
The Chinese play this MSI by remote control, and they even increased the ping for all participants in this international tournament. The Chinese team had no problems against PSG Talon, RED Canids, and İstanbul Wildcats in the group. But not a single one of these opponents was even close to the level of play of T1, the more so when they play on home soil. Yes, the Chinese have a slight advantage in online pings, but T1 is now a very serious opponent.
Ahead of the 2021 season, captain and oldest player RNG Xiaohu announced a change of playing position, moving from his usual mid to top line, resulting in one of the highest-ranked role changes. Royal Never Give Up won the LPL 2021 spring season, securing a trip to MSI 2021, where the squad will win their first international title since 2018. Royal Never Give Up later qualified for Worlds 2021 with a 3-0 win over Team WE in the LPL 2021 regional final. After finishing first in their group ahead of Hanwha Life Esports, Royal Never Give Up was eliminated by EDward Gaming in the quarterfinals in the BO5 series, resulting in a 5-8 finish.
To call the season a failure for Royal Never Give Up would be an understatement. And the line-up of this team did not change much in anticipation of the new 2022 season. Xiaohu once again returned to the mid. This is more due to the wishes of the player himself. Accordingly, the team RNG leaves former mid Yuekai, who will now play in Invictus Gaming. Bin, who played well for Suning and was vice-champion of the 2020 World Cup, has been signed for the vacant top spot. Another young mid, Cryin, has returned to the club's system from Ultra Prim.
The Royal Never Give Up team was the winner of the LPL Spring Split. The team has certainly not weakened, and they have shown a good game, so if they don't fool around - they should secure themselves a high place on this MSI. It will be difficult to repeat the success of 2021, but we will be able to see the Chinese even in the online playoffs.
T1: Do home walls help?
T1 is a Korean eSports team run by T1 Entertainment & Sports, a joint venture between SK Telecom and Comcast Spectacor, formed from SK Telecom T1 K and SK Telecom T1 S. They were previously known as SK Telecom T1.
To develop a young squad before the 2021 season, T1 managed to sign Keriya from DRX, replacing Eforth. This squad finished 4th in the Korean Championship in the spring of 2021, with T1 being heavily criticized for many player replacements during the regular season. In the summer of 2021, coaches Daeny and Zefa were fired from the team, right in the middle of the split, with Stardust and Moment becoming interim coaches. This squad finished second in the summer split, losing to DAMWON Gaming in the final, but Team T1 secured a trip to Worlds 2021 with a 3-2 win over Hanwha Life Esports in the regional final. At the Worlds, the Korean team reached the semi-finals, which was a good result for them.
After T1 finished 3-4th at Worlds 2021, the team brought Zeus into the starting line-up, and Canna, Ellim, Cuzz, Clozer, Teddy and Hoit left the team. In the new season, with 4 of the 5 main players back, T1 became the first LCK team ever to win the regular season, breaking their own LCK Summer 2015 record where they finished with 17/1.
Team T1 knocked out all their opponents in the group, but it is worth realizing that Saigon Buffalo, DetonatioN FocusMe, and Team Aze were nowhere near as good as RNG. This is the main opponent of T1. Others will not be able to stop the current Koreans, and here is their first face-to-face meeting.
Expert Betting Tips
Team T1 will win this encounter with a handicap (-6.5) kills for 1.83.
The total kills of the two teams will be over 28.5: the odds on that are 1.83.
The game will last longer than 31 minutes: the odds on that are 1.83.
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