MSI 2022 Grand Finals: Royal Never Give Up defeats T1 after an exciting 5-match series – It was an enthralling Grand Finals between Royal Never Give Up and T1 at the MSI 2022. The series moved back-and-forth between both the teams, finally culminating in a 5th match decider. It was RNG who became the winners by defeating T1 by 3-2. Here is an overview of the Grand Finals of the League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational 2022.
RNG decided to go with Gwen, Viego, Galio, Tristana, and Nautilus. T1 picked up Jayce, Nocturne, Caitlyn, Morgana, and Azir. RNG had a better draft as T1 was forced to go with non-meta champions in this match. Even then, both the teams were quite equal during the early game. T1 developed a 2K+ gold lead in the mid-game, but RNG made a comeback by winning team fights and capturing crucial map objectives in the late game. They also had a better scaling lineup which helped them demolish T1. RNG ended the game at 33 minutes with a 19-6 kill score against T1.
Score: RNG 1-0 T1
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For this match, T1 chose Wukong, Tahm Kench, Jinx, Lissandra, and Gangplank while RNG went with Gnar, Viego, Ahri, Xayah, and Karma. While RNG tried to play aggressively, T1 looked more poised as they focused on pushing. With better scaling champions, T1 managed to build up a gold lead from the mid-game. Even when RNG got the first Baron Nashor, it was not helpful as T1 was too ahead. T1 won the game in 26 minutes with 15-5 kill score against RNG.
Score RNG 1-1 T1
RNG took up Gwen, Viego, Lissandra, Ezreal, and Braum. T1 chose to go with Kennen, Wukong, Ahri, Aphelios, and Nautilus. This was a one-sided stomp by RNG. The team picked up the first kill, first turret, both Rift Heralds, all dragons, and even the first Baron Nashor in the match. Thus, with all map objectives and a massive gold lead, RNG won the game in 28 minutes with a 24-8 kill score against T1.
Score: RNG 2-1 T1
At match point, RNG picked Camille, Lee Sin, Ahri, Xayah, and Leona. T1 chose Gnar, Wukong, Jinx, Tahm Kench, and LeBlanc. Both teams were neck-to-neck in the early game. T1 started gaining a gold lead after taking down the first turret. From this point, they got all the map objectives and finally ended the game after taking the first Baron Nashor. T1 ended the game in 29 minutes with a 10-3 kill score.
Score: RNG 2-2 T1
It was a do-or-die moment for both teams. RNG decided to go with Gwen, Lee Sin, Lissandra, Tristana, and Xayah while T1 chose Jayce, Wukong, Ahri, Jhin, and Yuumi. RNG displayed their superior form as they picked up all the map objectives in this game. This one-sided stomp ended after RNG took the first Baron Nashor and ended the game in 25 minutes with a 15-3 kill score against T1.
Score: RNG 3-2 T1
Royal Never Give Up are champions of the Mid-Season Invitational 2022. They truly deserve the title after showing such a consistent performance throughout the tournament. RNG becomes the first team to become three-time MSI champions.
Unfortunately, T1 will have to settle with the Runners-up spot even though they came quite close. With this result, the MSI 2022 finally wraps up. Stay tuned as we continue to bring to you the latest news and updates regarding League of Legends.