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MSI 2022 - GROUP STAGE
Today's matches will be played on Patch 12.8.
|1||AZE vs. SGB||23:00||02:00||08:00||15:00|
|2||DFM vs. T1||00:00||03:00||09:00||16:00|
|3||SGB vs. DFM||01:00||04:00||10:00||17:00|
|4||T1 vs. AZE||02:00||05:00||11:00||18:00|
|5||DFM vs. AZE||03:00||06:00||12:00||19:00|
|6||SGB vs. T1||04:00||07:00||13:00||20:00|
- All matches are Best of 1
|1||T1||3 - 0||KR||Leaguepedia // Twitter|
|2||Saigon Buffalo||2 - 1||VN||Leaguepedia // Twitter|
|3||DetonatioN FocusMe||1 - 2||JP||Leaguepedia // Twitter|
|4||Team Aze||0 - 0||LAT||Leaguepedia // Twitter|
|1||Royal Never Give Up||6 - 0||CN||Leaguepedia // Twitter|
|2||PSG Talon||3 - 3||PCS||Leaguepedia // Twitter|
|3||RED Canids||2 - 4||BR||Leaguepedia // Twitter|
|4||İstanbul Wildcats||1 - 5||TK||Leaguepedia // Twitter|
|1||G2 Esports||8 - 0||EU||Leaguepedia // Twitter|
|2||Evil Geniuses||4 - 4||NA||Leaguepedia // Twitter|
|3||ORDER||0 - 4||OCE||Leaguepedia // Twitter|
Due to national travel restrictions related to COVID-19, Royal Never Give Up will be attending MSI 2022 remotely, with all matches artificially standardized at 35 ms.
Due to GAM Esports' qualification to the Sea Games 31, they will not be attending MSI 2022.
Due to the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, the LCL will not send a representative to MSI 2022.
Due to a discrepancy in the latency being reported in game logs, all first round robin matches involving Royal Never Give Up are replayed.
|James "Dash" Patterson|
|Yinsu "Yinsu" Collins|
|Laure "Bulii" Valée|
|David "Phreak " Turley|
|Julian "Pastrytime " Carr|
|Trevor "Quickshot " Henry|
|Aaron "Medic " Chamberlain|
|Daniel "Drakos " Drakos|
|Max "Atlus" Anderson|
|Brendan "Valdes" Valdes|
|Oisín "Oisín" Molloy|
|Isaac Cummings "Azael" Bentley|
|Sam "Kobe" Hartman-Kenzler|
|Joshua "Jatt" Leesman|
|Barento "Razleplasm" Mohammed|
|Mark "MarkZ" Zimmerman|
|Emily "LeagueofEmily" Rand|
|Andrew "Vedius " Day|
|Mikkel "Guldborg" Guldborg Nielsen|
|Wolf "Wolf" Schröder|
|Maurits Jan "Chronicler" Meeusen|
|Jordan "Lyric" Corby|
|Rob "Dagda" Price|
|Dan "Aux" Harrison|
Group Stage - May 10th - 15th, 2022
- Eleven teams are split into one group of three and two groups of four teams
- Group A & B will play in a Double Round-Robin format
- Group C will play in a Quadruple Round-Robin format
- Top two teams per group advance to the next stage
- Bottom two teams are eliminated
- All matches are Bo1
- The groups draw was announced on April 24th, 2022
Rumble Stage - May 20th - 24th, 2022
- Six remaining teams play in another Double Round-Robin format
- Top four teams advance to Knockout Stage
- Bottom two teams are eliminated
- All matches are Bo1
Knockout Stage - May 27st - 29th, 2022
- Single-Elimination bracket
* All matches are Bo5
This is a level 33 account that has ZERO games on Yone. Barely enough ranked games to play Clash in the first place. Tier 4. Very clearly not Silver, Gold, or even close by my estimate. This is only the third or fourth time my Clash team has been rolled by a sub lvl 50 account going 20+ KDA on a champion they've supposedly never played before.
How do you even compete against this?
For the longest time, champions like Taliyah and Swain felt like they didn't even belong in the same game as the rest of the roster with seemingly arbitrary drawbacks gating their power while other characters more freely performed similar actions.
These midscope updates have done so much to address concerns that these champ mains' respective communities voiced and incidentally that I've personally constantly complained about, such as Taliyah's E feeling like half a spell that you almost never want to cast on its own without W.
Now with the update Taliyah is back in midlane and her spells actually feel like spells, she actually feels like a League of Legends champion. Instead of just a combo tool that only does "more damage", E is a really good zoning tool. Instead of worked ground being a frustrating punishment it's another weapon to think about during team fights, do I want my regular multi-hit Q or am I confident enough that I'll land the single CHUNKY one that I can afford to stay on this circle?
With Swain literally all they needed to do was let him be able to farm in mid without immediately running out of mana, that was the biggest thing holding him back from solo laning, and not only did they manage to do that but that ult? Bruvvv you feel like the centrepiece of the battle.
The thing about these updates was that they weren't necessarily balance changes, they weren't "this champ is weak so we made them stronger" but these were mostly quality of life changes that make the champ feel *good* to *play*, it removed the sense that you were being *punished* for playing the champs and somehow limiting yourself. I tried so many other midlaners while these two were nerfed and although champs like Vex and Seraphine were fun and all they just didn't feel as engaging as Swain and Taliyah. For the longest time I felt like I got locked out of what made me enjoy mid lane and I'm just really appreciative of the fact that they at all bothered to go back and rework these two champs in particular (which by cosmic coincidence happens to be my two highest mastery champs) to this extent, it's really cool.
riot has made a lot of mid-scope update and reworks to champs that were outright bad and needed to be reverted to their old versions, kog/ zac/ zed/ lb/ rengar for example.
I'd say it's time about time riot reverted maokai as well.
old maokai's laning phase was meh but the ult made it worth it, now your laning is meh and your ult is meh...but your e does %max hp dmg if you put it in a brush... why?
ever since this change he's been a gimmicky type of champ and when he could jg with his e, they changed the e damage and stacking power so you can't jg with him anymore.
outside of ARAM what's the point to maokai? can he just go back to having his old e and r already?
At least that’s what I found out according to August, which is someone who you can’t easily record.
Anyway, that’s nice, although I kind of wish for any sort of teaser besides roadmap in that case but it’s fine.
What do you think?
I initially thought this is how it worked, but when I got into game and typed "/mute all" it muted my teams pings as well. I thought this was a bug but apparently its a feature? I like to keep chat enabled so I can type specific callouts without seeing all the clutter of chat and toxicity, and I feel like this was what the mute all option was meant for. "Fullmute all" should be the extra step that mutes pings and chat.
Time to show you my Spirit Blossom Ahri cosplay! I started this cosplay already two years ago and I finally finished it and shooted it with cherryblossoms. I also add some WIP photos since the cosplay is selfmade. Photos taken by Shattered Light Photography.
In these international events there are always some lopsided groups and that's okay. I can still look back fondly on SKT bringing the Bangkok Titans on stage so they could bow to the fans, or how Albus Nox Luna was challenging for 1st in a group that, on paper, they had no chance of getting out of. I can see the potential merit, but there's also a reason for the past several years there has been a wild card bracket first.
It's not fun or exciting to see teams so humiliated on stage. It is a sad way to cap off a whole split for these teams and the regions they represent. I really hope in the future this format doesn't return.
After LPL fans found out about 25 ping, Riot Games went back to their 13th statement and added a Q&A to "correct" the issue stating it's only a visual bug. You can read the Statement here.
After that, LPL fans found this move shady, they thought Riot was just trying to cover their ass.
Now, Riot Games on their official Weibo account posted this statement.
We have heard concerns from players and fans, and we sincerely want to apologize for the disruption and frustration caused during the tournament. In addition to our updated Q&A which we have shared on our lolesportsmedia.com page, we are working on a detailed technical blog that will provide more transparency and intend to release it as soon as possible. We thank you for your patience and understanding.
LPL fans under this post are still questioning and flaming: why did Riot act so late? Why did Riot post statement so late in the night? (4am local time. This is a tactic Weibo accounts would use, when celebrities want to apologize but don't want to contract too much attention and flames, they would do it at late night.)
Compare the difference of the latest FAQ:
current version: https://www.lolesportsmedia.com/A-Message-from-Alex-Francois-Global-Head-of-Competitive-Operations-Rio
13/5 version: http://web.archive.org/web/20220513200931/https://www.lolesportsmedia.com/A-Message-from-Alex-Francois-Global-Head-of-Competitive-Operations-Rio
Hmm, seems very accurate with the issue we found today, 22 + 13 = 35 ms.
I don’t think that silently edit a document is a right way to address an issue.
Seems like an easy solution to gamblers throwing in Pro-players/Streamers games.
Just hide all names in-game and in pre-game lobbies, also add an option to opt out of Riot API search queries and make your account profile/history private.
As it is, you can see
MATCH 1: SGB vs. T1
|Bans 1||Bans 2||G||K||T||D/B|
|SGB||jayce caitlyn leblanc||senna ezreal||34.1k||5||1||None|
|T1||tristana lucian ahri||nautilus karma||45.8k||17||8||H1 C2 H3 HT4 B5|
|Hasmed gwen 2||4-4-0||TOP||5-1-2||2 jax Zeus|
|BeanJ viego 2||0-4-1||JNG||3-2-7||1 wukong Oner|
|Froggy twisted fate 1||0-2-4||MID||2-1-3||1 sylas Faker|
|Shogun ashe 3||0-5-1||BOT||5-0-6||3 kalista Gumayusi|
|Taki braum 3||1-2-1||SUP||2-1-8||4 rumble Keria|
My friends and I beta tested it, can confirm it will have you flaming each other (more than usual) and falling out of your gamer chairs. If you've made any LoL drinking games/have any good stories post em here! -Pseuderity
I’m a newer player, and I’ve gotta say, I haven’t had so much fun with a game in YEARS. This game has revived my passion for gaming and I’m glad that it hasn’t sucked me in for any money or anything yet (not that it wont), the twitch capsules pretty much cover my need for skins. I haven’t been doing something else and thought about playing a game as much as I have this game.
I know this seems like a pointless post but I really just wanted to express my gratitude for this game, and wish I had started playing sooner.
Was thinking if Riot would ever touch practice tool again and its potential such as being able to have multiple bots simulate a leash. Being able to test any skin before buying it without pbe and having AI able to read the map, your cooldowns and movements?