T1 go unbeaten in the MSI group stage and extend their winning streak to 26.
T1 becomes the third team at MSI 2022 to complete the group stage without dropping any games. The South Korea champions followed the path of their counterparts, G2 Esports and RNG after their dominant win against Saigon Buffalo.
Their undefeated streak at MSI also means that the team is yet to lose a professional League of Legends series in 2022.
With a 3-0 record, T1 entered the last day of MSI 2022 group stage needing only one win. However, given the undefeated streak of G2 and RNG in their respective groups, many expected them to match T1's performance. After securing the fifth win against DFM, T1decided to switch things up in bot lane with a Rumble and Kalista bot lane.
While the Rumble support had been played in the LCK before, it was the first time for T1's Ryu "Keria" Min-seok on stage. T1's bot lane. Keria decided to go a step further and shocked everyone with his combination of Ghost and Cleanse on the champion.
Even though it's normal to see, T1's bot lane pulled it off and quickly took over the game just after 13 minutes. With a good early game and winning lanes, T1 closed out the game with almost a 12,000 gold lead and 17 kills. While we may not see the draft from T1 again, it shows the depth of Keria and
Can T1 remain undefeated in MSI Rumble stage?
The MSI 2022 Rumble is shaping up to be a fierce battle with three teams going into the stage undefeated. Since all teams will play each other twice, it is more likely that only one or none will remain undefeated before the semi-final. While RNG and G2 are still among the favorites to advance, T1 look more likely to keep the winning streak going.
Throughout the group stage, T1 looked more balanced across all lanes and continued to find picks even with relaxed drafts. Moreover, while RNG have shown that they can play an aggressive early game, T1 still comes out on top there. If T1 overcome their demons against G2 and see of RNG, they will increase their chances of finishing MSI undefeated.
MSI 2022 Rumble Stage teams
Here are the teams qualified for the MSI 2022 Rumble stage. The MSI 2022 Rumble stage begins on May 20 at 1a.m. PT.