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MSI 2023: "You Are Not Kanavi" - Don't Try This In Your Solo Queue Games

Esports 22-05-2023 17:20
Kanavi MSI 2023
MSI 2023: Kanavi first-timed this champion at MSI 2023. | © Riot Games

Seo "Kanavi" Jin-hyeok is one of the best League of Legends players in the world and one of the top tier junglers out there. On May 21, 2023 he, along with his team JDG, managed to win the 2023 Mid-Season Invitational, with some unique picks up their sleeves. 

The voice comms from the game have been released and what many thought was an ingenious plan that JDG had been cooking up in their scrims, was nothing more than a pick on a whim. 

MSI 2023: Kanavi Picks Champ He's Never Even Played In Solo Queue

In game 1 of the 2023 MSI finals, JDG jungler Kanavi picked up a very unique and interesting jungle pick. With the priority for Jayce rising throughout the tournament, JDG wanted to get their hands on the damage dealer quickly. JDG kept the casters and the enemy team on their toes with their draft. 

Picking up Gragas, Jayce and Nautilus, many thought it would be Nautiulus mid, Gragas jungle and Jayce top, but JDG flipped everything around putting mid laner Knight on Jayce, top laner 369 on Gragas and Kanavi got to try out some OG Nautilus jungle. 

Many thought this could have been something that the young jungler had been praticing in secret, but as it turned out, it was the first time he's played it. In the voice comms Kanavi can be heard stating that he hasn't even played a single solo queue game of Nautilus jungle yet. 

This information has, of course, made its way to Reddit where one user stated "so he can first time in finals and my teammates don't want me to first time in ranked?" which prompted many to respond simply with "you are not Kanavi" and that their solo queue team is also not JDG. 

While jungle Nautilus was the first time Kanavi played it, it was a huge success with him going 2/1/5 and helping his team to a 1-0 lead over BLG at the MSI finals. 

Sabrina Ahn

Sabrina Ahn is the League of Legends and Riftfeed Lead. During her time at Concordia University in 2014 she fell in love with League of Legends and esports and has been playing LoL since then – how she hasn't lost...