‘Royal Never Giveup' is a name that every League of Legends esports fan is familiar with. It is currently regarded as the best team in the world. Yes, even better than SK Telecom T1. The team's Bot Laner and their biggest star, Jian "Uzi" Zi-Hao, is amongst the best players the game has ever seen, second only to Lee "Faker" Sang-hyeok.
Rumors about Royal Never Give Up (RNG) entering the Pro Dota 2-scene have been floating around for the last few weeks. The rumors were confirmed earlier yesterday when "Royal Never Give Up" debuted in the first Chinese open qualifier for the Kuala Lumpur Major.
Their roster for the Kuala Lumpur Major is as follows:
Pos 1: Du "Monet" Peng
Pos 2: Gao "Setsu" Zhenxiong
Pos 3: Sun "Srf" Runfa
Pos 4: Tue "AhFu" Soon Chuan
Pos 5: Adam "Adam" Shah
The team assembled is an amalgamation of some of the best talents in the Chinese scene with players like Du "Monet" Peng and Tue "AhFu" Soon Chuan, who were a part of the LFY team that finished 3rd at TI7. Sun "Srf" Runfa is a player that has risen through the ranks quickly in the last few years. He was one of the most consistent players in the Invictus Gaming roster that played in TI8. Adam “Adam” Shah joined compLexity Gaming as a player at the tail end of the season but failed to make it to TI8. He is also well known for being one of the best theorycrafters in Dota 2.
Gao "Setsu" Zhenxiong is relatively unproven. He does not have a lot of international experience but is regarded as one of the best upcoming talents in China and has been playing of CDEC for around 2 years.
RNG is currently just 1 win away from making it to the Chinese Regional Qualifiers of the Kuala Lumpur Major. You can watch their game here: https://www.twitch.tv/bkopcasting