Royal Never Give Up took the stage today to replay three make-up games from the first round of robin that were erased earlier this week. They won all three of them and earned their place in the MSI rumble stage.
Due to COVID-related travel restrictions, RNG''s games from the first round-robin of the group stage were eliminated. Upon discovering a difference in latency, the competition in this years MSI was terminated remotely.
During the group stage, players indicated that the ping they were experiencing while playing was significantly higher than the ping that was being displayed on-screen in their games. Riot Games made the decision to have RNG replay the three games that were affected by this issue.
UNDEFEATED GROUP STAGE COMPLETE:@RNG take down @REDCanids! #MSI2022 pic.twitter.com/oZBMvW3a0F
Today, RNG beat each of their replayed games against Istanbul Wildcats, PSG Talon, and RED Canids, just as they had before their record was reduced to 0-0. Today, the team played three consecutive games, all winning them to officially close out a nine-game day of competitive League, the first day of which took place since day two of the 2019 MSI Play-in stage.
RNG''s perfect group stage run earned them a direct ticket to the rumble stage of the tournament. PSG Talon, who finished group play with a 6-0 record, also made it out of Group B and advanced to the rumble stage alongside RNG. North Americas Evil Geniuses and Europes G2 Esports advanced to the rumble stage earlier today.
The MSI rumble phase will begin on Friday, May 20, 2019.