MSI 2018 (Mid-Season Invitational) saw a vicious struggle for the trophy between two highly qualified teams, LPL’s Royal Never Give up (RNG) and LCK’s KINGZONE DragonX. The finals were a nail-biting finish to an extremely important event, second only to the League of Legends Worlds Championship.
The grand finals for MSI 2018 were a four game long series with a miraculous comeback from RNG to secure a much sought for win. The reign of the Koreans was brought down by RNG and their legendary ADC Jian “Uzi” Zi-Hao.
Uzi was frequently called the best ADC in the entire world, but he had no concrete evidence of the fact. Though he would consistently appear in multiple finals, including Worlds, he would fail to go the extra mile to secure a tournament victory.
Uzi’s passion for League of Legends was unquestionable, but unfortunately for him, there seemed to be others who were just on another level, or just one other. SK Telecom T1’s Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok, a name that should come to no surprise, has been dubbed by the majority as the best player in the world, a title that Uzi staunchly desired.
Until now, the legend of Faker was undisputed, but now Uzi and RNG have captured a huge trophy and intend to do the same this Worlds. After a six year career, Uzi managed to claim the spot of the best player in the world, and his performance this MSI 2018 suggest that it’s well deserved.
RNG had throughout the event shown difficulty in winning lanes, except for Uzi who has consistently dominated his lane. On several occasions, Uzi had arguably single-handedly won games for his team; however, the other team members of RNG have definitely come through in the grand finals, with the jungler, Hung “Karsa” Hau-Hsuan, and mid laner, Li “Xiaohu” Yuan-Hao, meeting their reputations as extremely good players.