Isn't it too much? RNG's coach advises on replaying matches at MSI 2022

Isn't it too much? RNG's coach advises on replaying matches at MSI 2022 ...

Riot Games erased the results of the first three games of Royal Never Give Up from the competition during the League of Legends Mid-Season Invitational.

Riot announced on May 13, there was a discrepancy in game logs, which affected teams from Busan. RNG was the only team playing from home, but the issue was limited to Group A of the competition and led Riot to force the rematches of each of the RNG''s first three games.

Zhu KenZhu Kai, the coach of the RNGs, released a lengthy statement today, explilling his views on the Riots'' decision to negate his teams'' victories.

KenZhu said the first reaction was erroneous. I''ve never encountered such a thing in my career.

The coach said both staff and players were struck with the Riots'' decision, which came just two hours before their first game of the day. He had to calm down and reassure his players before heading into the games, indicating to his team that they are professional and, despite the injustice, they must respect their opponents, the game, and our supporters.

We want to clarify a few things.

Despite the fact that RNG had not played one but three matches before the issue was addressed, he remained unsure about the timing of the decision.

If it was the first day of the game that the delay was inconsistent and led to a replay, I would be completely certain, but after three days of matching, people discovered this problem and asked us to replay, isnt it too much? Only we can do that, according to KenZhu.

RNG ended the day without suffering a draw, even setting the record for the highest MSI game so far, closing the game at 20 minutes and 30 seconds. According to the coach, the rematch had more or less impacted the team, and he commended his players for playing the games calmly even when under such unexpected events.

Due to travel restrictions, the LPL representatives are playing from China. Despite not being in Busan, Riot permitted the team to take part in the competition. KenZhu expressed his gratitude for the opportunity and explained the conditions in which players and staff are currently living, including finishing training at 3am before sleeping for a few hours and then beginning strict procedures to ensure the game''s fairness.

We established the training room by ourselves, adjusted the computers settings by ourselves, adjusted the audio by ourselves, and so on, according to KenZhu. Everything during the period is completed under the supervision of Riot, and we do our best to fulfill various requests.

Despite meeting Riots requests, the team was unaware of the issue and that a decision was made by the competitions officials. The team, according to KenZhu, also thought of leaving the competition, but the coach assured that RNG will continue to finish this MSI.

After Group Cs matches tomorrow starting 7am CT, the games will be continued on lolesports website. RNG will be at the top of their group with a 3-0 score, but it will only take one victory for the LPL to qualify for the next stage of MSI.