Coach KenZhu objected to the idea that choosing the green team three times in the MSI 2022 Finals helped RNG win.
If you remember, at the MSI 2022 Finals, RNG defeated T1 with a dramatic score of 3-2. After this match, there are many opinions that RNG has received a great advantage when playing on the blue team (the side that always wins that Finals) 3 times. Even the story of RNG being favored to play on the blue team continues in the 2022 LPL Summer when this team has a superior win rate when it is on this side.
RNG received mixed reviews about how they received a lot of favors and played on the blue team continuously
However, yesterday – July 20, RNG smashed all mixed opinions towards him when he defeated BLG with a convincing 2-0 score. It is worth mentioning here that in both wins, RNG was on the red team as an affirmation of strength. Even after the match, RNG’s coach KenZhu said in an interview: “Once we get stronger, we can win on either side, we (RNG) are still playing extremely well.”
RNG coach KenZhu smashed all doubts about RNG when he and his students defeated BLG with both games on the red team.
In fairness, it is true that the blue team always has a slight advantage over the red team in League of Legends. According to statistics, the win rate of the blue team in ranked mode is 50.8%, slightly higher than the 49.2% of the red team.
However, this difference is extremely small, so we cannot confirm that playing on the blue team will automatically win. Especially with the professional competition environment, the players and coaches have many ways to turn the red team into the beneficial side when playing. For example, right at the pick and ban stage, the red team will have the advantage of choosing the last one and opening one or more counter-matches, beneficial to the whole team.
The recent victory helps RNG firmly establish its position in the leading group of the LPL Summer 2022
So just like what Coach KenZhu shared, no matter which team you play on, as long as you are stronger, you will win. With the recent 2-0 victory over BLG, RNG has entered the group of 4 strongest teams, so it is only a matter of time for this team to have a ticket to play in the upcoming knockout round.