MSI 2022 rumble stage Day 4 review: Be upset, live Evil
MSI 2022

MSI 2022 rumble stage Day 4 review: Be upset, live Evil

Upsets and upset fans everywhere

Depending on who you asked, Day 4 of the 2022 Mid-Season Invitational rumble stage was either the best day ever or the worst. That’s because the day was filled with multiple upsets and memorable moments. Here are the best snapshots from the wild games at MSI 2022.

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Player of the day: SGB Froggy

In a day featuring Royal Never Give Up going undefeated and upsets at the hands of PSG and EG, it’s actually the worst team in the rumble stage that had the best performing player. Facing elimination, SGB’s mid laner Bùi “Froggy” Văn Minh Hải did not want to go home early.

With his back against the wall and facing the best team in the tournament, he decided to clutch up and have his best game at MSI 2022. Playing Ahri against Li “Xiaohu” Yuan-Hao’s Vex, Froggy outplayed one of the best mid laners in the world and managed to put up an incredible stat line of 8/3/14 in the game. Unfortunately for him, the team’s overall shortcomings made them the first eliminated team from the rumble stage.

Still, in their second game of the day, Froggy hopped back on Ahri and beat another Vex in lane. But this time, Froggy led his team to their first win in the rumble stage, going 10/4/22 on Ahri on the day.

Most memorable moment: Live Evil

You see, League of Legends Championship Series fans don’t have much of a legacy internationally. Whenever the region does ANYTHING relevant, they hold onto it like they won the super bowl. And EG’s win over T1 feels like Super Bowl 42: The New York Giants versus the undefeated New England Patriots. I’m not sure if Kyle “Danny” Sakamaki or Joseph “Jojopyun” Pyun is Eli Manning, but Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok is for sure Tom Brady.

But in all seriousness, this upset was incredible for EG. They looked fantastic and the MSI 2022 Knockout stage could look very interesting in a couple of days.

Best quote: Flip Baron? Flip Burgers

EG’s upset win over T1 was historic. It was the first time a North American team beat T1 at MSI since Counter Logic Gaming did it in 2016. But it was also the first time T1 lost to a team that had a player who used to work at McDonald’s and starred in a Pixar movie.

T1 should know they cant flip objectives when EG have been flipping objectives their entire lives. And there is no objective better than a burger.

Best clip: The Baron fight

The moment that turned the tides of the game and, perhaps, the entire tournament. Jeong “Impact” Eon-young came in clutch with Gangplank in this team fight at Baron with EG down 5k gold.

What’s next at MSI 2022

The last day of the MSI 2022 Rumble stage has a slate of matches that are all vital in determining the four teams playing in the single-elimination knockout stage. Six games remain and they kick off at 4 a.m ET on Tuesday.

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ASU alum with a B.A in Sports Journalism, Warren is one of the premier TFT Journalists in the scene and is a decent TFT player as well who has peaked Challenger and has had multiple accounts in Master+ over all sets. Warren also specializes in other esports content including League of Legends, Valorant, Smash Bros, and more.