With the MSI 2022 Rumble Stage starting on the 20th of May, here is our power ranking for this stage.
MSI 2022 is off for a few days as the tournament is now preparing to start the event’s next stage. We are down to six of the best teams in their respective regions, and they are fighting for the four spots in the Knockouts Stage. It will be very intriguing to see which teams advance to the Knockouts. With that said, let’s talk about our power rankings going into the Rumble Stage.
Rumble Stage Power Rankings
Compared to our Groups Stage power rankings, we do not have a lot of changes. There are, however, few changes due to what we witnessed from the teams. Thus, our power rankings for MSI 2022 Rumble Stage are in the infographic below.
It is no surprise that T1, RNG, and G2 are in the top 3. All the three teams went undefeated in the Groups Stage, and all three look strong. Thus, we stuck with the positions with the three teams as we did for our Groups Stage rankings.
As for the rest, Saigon Buffalo jumps us as they showed some real positive signs in the Groups Stage, and we are eager to see them more. Evil Geniuses did not click in the Groups Stage, and they will be hoping to pop off in the Rumble Stage. Lastly, PSG Talon sits at 6th with more to prove going into the Rumble Stage. Let’s talk about the teams briefly.
Unexpectedly, T1 is no.1 on the rankings. They have been excellent this season thus far, which is great for the home team. However, SGB did give them a fit in one game, and it seems the team can be beaten by stronger opponents, particularly G2 and RNG, in the Rumble Stage. Nevertheless, all signs point to them being top dogs, but it will be fun to see if T1 can keep this up.
2. Royal Never Give Up
RNG looked dominant in Group B, and they almost looked spotless in the Groups Stage. Considering they played nine games, three of which were revoked due to the ping issues. Despite that, the team looked spectacular, and RNG did what they were supposed to do in that group. The real question about RNG will be how they face up against T1 and G2, which will be a spectacle to watch.
3. G2 Esports
Like the previous two teams, G2 looked dominant even with some weird drafting. By playing just EG and ORDER, it’s hard to gauge how G2 ranks so far. However, they looked excellent and different players popped off at separate times. G2 is set up to succeed and go to the Knockouts stage, but it’s whether they can take a game off T1 and RNG to prove they belong in the conversation to win it all.
4. Saigon Buffalo
SGB has exceeded expectations coming into the group. Their comeback win against DFM was excellent, but SGB was just a solid team throughout the Groups Stage. They could not take a game off T1, but they showed signs of life by trying to compete with them the best they could. This team is incredibly young, and they have a bright future. Hence, this is why VCS should be in international tournaments.
5. Evil Geniuses
EG has not had the type of start they would have hoped to have had. Barring Inspired, the team has not shown what they are capable of just yet. This team has more to prove in the Rumble Stage, and we are eager to see how they perform for the rest of MSI.
6. PSG Talon
Lastly, we have PSG Talon, a team trying to prove they are still a competitive team on the back of last year. With a few changes to the roster, they have looked on and off during the Groups Stage. However, there are enough positives to take from the PSG bot lane that stepped up in the tournament thus far. However, they can seem very disjointed as a team at times.
Thus, in our perspective, they are the weakest team going into the Rumble Stage and have a lot more to prove as a team to make it to the Knockouts. So, we will have to wait and see what they can achieve.
The six teams left at MSI 2022 are gearing up for the Rumble Stage, and we expect to see some adaptations in terms of drafting and some excellent gameplay. Let us hope that the Rumble Stage can flourish and we can enjoy the rest of the tournament. MSI 2022 resumes on 20th May with the Rumble Stage.