After MAD’s quick loss to T1, the European representative was severely mocked by the League of Legends community. Even named SGB for comparison.
The past MSI 2023 witnessed the impressive competition of 2 representatives from the LCK. If Gen.G came out and had a glorious victory against G2 Esports, T1 had a quick victory against the defending LEC Spring 2023 champion – MAD Lions.
After the confrontation between T1 and MSI 2023, MAD was “sacrificed” by the League of Legends community even though this team was actually undervalued by the LCK representative. The reason is that in the first game, MAD was very close to a victory when leading T1 by nearly 8k money. However, the LEC representative suddenly let T1 turn the tide quickly and the next 2 games were encapsulated in the two words “destroy” of the LCK Spring 2023 runner-up.
The MAD destruction in game 3 also set the record of the season as the game with the fastest time to finish MSI 2023 to date, with only 16 minutes and 50 seconds. This makes the LEC community even more frustrated.
On many forums, there are many opinions that MAD does not deserve to come to MSI 2023 as the defending champion. Jankos – former G2 star also frankly expressed his disappointment at this quick loss: “Yes, they destroyed our champion after only 16 minutes of play”.
The one who was more attentive, even the representative of VCS, Saigon Buffalo, although not related, was also named to mock MAD. Accordingly, this opinion commented: “Last year, a Vietnamese team, SGB, played against T1 at MSI. Even a team from such a small region, was the runner-up, and T1 couldn’t finish. game before 20 minutes. Yet MAD did what even the wildcard teams couldn’t.”
Some feedback on MAD’s quick performance before T1:
– “The way the Major plays against wildcards”
– “It should have been VIT, I think it’s more attractive”
– “I think this MSI is simply an extra place for T1 and Gen.G to compete against each other”
– “Didn’t think the difference between LCK and LEC was that far. And Faker was considered old and dead by many people over there.”
– “The way Faker plays Nautilus forces Riot to think about banning this champion at this year’s MSI.”