Hong Kong’s PSG Talon is representing the Pacific Championship Series at MSI 2022, they are coming from Taiwan’s region, the birthplace of Hanabi, Karsa and Maple. Although they have lost a lot of strength during the offseason, PSG Talon is still strong enough to show how close PCS is to the major regions.
Before the spring split, PSG Talon lost two of their superstars, River and Maple. Hanabi and the Unified - Kaiwing duo still remain, but it’s still a significant loss for the PSG side. However, PSG Talon still managed to destroy the PCS and represent their region here at MSI 2022. Let’s have a look at their journey.
PSG Talon’s 2022 journey
With this new roster, PSG Talon’s job was not easy. They had to build up a new synergy with the Korean additions, Juhan and Bay. Or so we thought. After losing their first game against Beyond Gaming, PSG won 13 games in a row, until they faced CTBC Flying Oyster. They won three more after that, finishing the regular season 16-2.
With that advantage, PSG Talon went into the playoffs where they started with a 3-0 win and drew with CTBC Flying Oyster. CFO shocked the PSG side, defeating them 3-1 and securing the first ticket to the grand final. PSG Talon first defeated J Team 3-2 in the losers bracket and moved on to defeat the Flying Oyster 3-2 in the grand final, frightening their fans but getting the job done at the last minute.
PSG Talon got drawn into RNG’s group at MSI 2022, and started with a shocking loss against RED Canids on the first day. However, they took their revenge in their second match and advanced to the Rumble stage with a 3-3 result. They will now look to take the fourth spot for the Knockout Stage.
What to expect from PSG Talon at MSI 2022 Rumble Stage?
PSG Talon’s new Korean duo isn’t really known by anyone in the West. Juhan, the jungler, is an integral part of their gameplay, his 4.4 KDA and 70.6% kill participation is invaluable. He is also able to play any of the meta champions with a wide pool.
Bay on the other hand couldn’t really fill Maple’s place right now. His damage share is 21.5%, leaving more work for Hanabi and Unified. He mostly plays control mages, but he is proficient on Ahri.
Unified is the star we know, securing a 6.1 KDA with 67.% kill participation and 30.1% damage share. As Jinx and Aphelios left the meta, he might struggle at MSI 2022, though.
Following them is Kaiwing. He is another superstar, who has the most kill participation in the team with 74.8%. Kaiwing is one of the examples of how much you can get from a support player. Hong Kongese support plays anything but his focus is mostly on engage champions like Leona, Nautilus and Rakan.
Hanabi is the main reason PSG Talon is here at MSI 2022 and they were able to go through the group stage. Even though Unified and Kaiwing were great players, Hanabi’s leadership and mechanics helped the team get what they wanted. He will keep on impressing you, even if his team doesn’t get much success at MSI 2022 or Worlds 2022, even.
Hanabi mostly played Gnar, Gangplank and Gwen this season, although he is able to play champions like Ornn and Gragas very well, his team wants him on champions that could engage and deal damage. He is the number one advantage of PSG Talon.
PSG Talon’s MSI 2022 schedule
May 23, Monday
PSG Talon vs G2 Esports - 10:00 CEST
Saigon Buffalo vs PSG Talon - 14:00 CEST
May 24, Tuesday
Evil Geniuses vs PSG Talon - 09:00 CEST
PSG Talon vs RNG - 11:00 CEST
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