Today was the finals between LPL champions RNG Royal Never Give Up and LCK champions KINGZONE DragonX for the title of MSI (Mid Season Invitational) 2018.
RNG defeated KINGZONE with 3-1 after amazing comeback fight in the last game to claim their first crown at the MSI 2018.
Heading into this tournament, RNG marksman Jian “Uzi” Zi-Hao was favored as the best ADC in the entire world. Up until now, however, he’s never carried a team to an international title, despite appearances in multiple finals at Worlds. In that regard, SK Telecom T1 legend Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok was on another level as undoubtedly the best player in the world.
Today, Uzi finally matched that raw, undeniable fire. After a long six-year career, he finally has his trophy. He’s the best player in the world right now, and RNG are the best team. This could be the beginning of Uzi and RNG’s legacy at the top, and they set their sights on Worlds next.
There are so many significant stories to tell with this win for the LPL. Not only does it mean that the LCK’s streak of winning MSI and Worlds back-to-back-to-back is over, and not only does Uzi finally have his trophy, but Karsa won a title after leaving Flash Wolves for only one split. This win sets the LCK up to seek revenge both at Rift Rivals and Worlds later this year.
For now, though, RNG can rest easy. They have the trophy, they’ve proven that they are the best team in the world, and Uzi’s destiny has been fulfilled in the end.
For remember this is the First time SK Telecom T1 didn’t represent LCK in MSI since 2013.