RNG Takes Down PSG Talon In MSI 2022 Groups Day 2
History repeats itself at MSI 2022
Group B’s RNG squared off against PSG Talon in the last match of Mid-Season Invitational (MSI) 2022’s Day 2. Notably, this was also the featured match-up of the day, since it was a rematch of last year’s MSI semi-finals. However, both teams have since undergone considerable roster changes. However, that did not prevent history from repeating itself, with RNG continuing its winning spree against PSG Talon with a 28-minute victory. The Chinese powerhouse continues to stand undefeated in the MSI 2022 group stage.
The following was the outcome of the draft phase:
PSG Talon entered the match with its substitute top-laner Huang "Azhi" Shang-Chih instead of its starting top laner Su "Hanabi" Chia-Hsiang. Once the picks were locked in, it became evident that PSG had to get its jungler Lee "Juhan" Ju-han on Viego ahead and use him to snowball the match. Minutes into the game, RNG’s bottom laners Chen "GALA" Wei and Shi "Ming" Sen-Ming asserted dominance against Wong "Unified" Chun Kit and Ling "Kaiwing" Kai Wing on the Xayah and Rakan.
RNG picks up first blood
What looked like PSG’s kill on Yan "Wei" Yang-Wei suddenly turned around as Li "Xiaohu" Yuan-Hao on the Ahri picked up two quick kills near PSG’s blue buff. RNG picked up the first dragon – Infernal Dragon – of the game at around 6 minutes. On the opposite side of the map, Azhi almost solo-killed Chen "Bin" Ze-Bin on the Gnar, however, he jumped away with a sliver of health. PSG found a good fight at 9-minutes and Park "Bay" Jun-byeong picked up two much-needed kills. Despite making a few mistakes, RNG was up ahead by 3K gold with two dragons in their pockets at 12 minutes.
RNG summons Rift Herald in mid
At 15 minutes, RNG summoned the Herald and took down two towers quickly in the mid-lane, after PSG Talon overextended. Following this, the defending MSI champions RNG picked up its third dragon and catapulted its gold lead by almost 7K. PSG Talon used Vex in the ideal setup and aced RNG at 21 minutes. However, RNG collected the Hextech Dragon’s soul and cleaned up its opponents, and moved to the Baron Nashor.
PSG Talon’s base in shambles
RNG marched down to PSG’s base with Baron Nashor buff and broke open the base by destroying two inhibitors. Shortly after this, RNG grouped as five in the bottom lane and methodically took down the last standing inhibitor. A final fight broke out in PSG’s base, but it could not stop RNG’s winning stride.
At 28 minutes, RNG defeated the Pacific Championship Series (PCS) representative and locked in the first spot in Group B.