Somnus with Royal Never Give Up (RNG)



RNG Beats BOOM Esports to Become Gamers Without Borders 2022: Asia Champions

Rakshak Kathuria
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Royal Never Give Up (RNG) defeated BOOM Esports 2-0 to win the Gamers Without Borders 2022: Asia.
In the grand final, RNG cruised to victory in the first game. It looked like BOOM Esports would win the second game based on its early lead, RNG struck back with exquisite spellcasting to win the game.
RNG wins $350,000 USD in prize money, which it will be able to donate to any of the charities partnered with Gamers Without Borders. The team also earns a spot at the the Gamers Without Borders LAN event in Riyadh from 21st to 24th July.

In the grand final of Gamers Without Borders 2022: Asia, Royal Never Give Up (RNG) took down BOOM Esports by a score of 2-0 to exact revenge on its upper bracket final loss. After RNG drafted a better lineup and seamlessly defeated its opponents in the first game, the grand final began with a thumping victory for the team. While BOOM was seemingly poised to tie the series in the second game, RNG rallied from a deficit through excellent spellcasting to win the game. As a result of this victory, RNG wins $350,000 USD in prize money, which it will be able to donate to any of the charities partnered with Gamers Without Borders. Moreover, the Chinese team also books a spot at the “inaugural Saudi Esports' flagship Gaming & Esports event” that will take place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, boasting a total prize pool of $15 million for all events.

BOOM Esports vs Royal Never Give Up: Match Recap and Highlights


In game 1, RNG dominated with an advantageous draft against BOOM. BOOM lacked control in its drafts and in the early phases of the game, Yopaj's Storm Spirit was left to make moves, which were insufficient to stop RNG's core lineup of Anti Mage and Death Prophet from becoming extremely strong. In clinical fashion, RNG managed to win in 32 minutes with Somnus's KDA of 16-0-0 on mid Death Prophet and Ghost's KDA of 8-0-9 on anti Mage.

In game 2, BOOM gained the advantage after the laning phase, as its draft was able to make a lot of moves. The team was in the driver's seat for the win with a 6k lead in 16 minutes. As it approached the enemy high ground, JaCkky was caught by surprise by Chalice's clutch spear, which led to his death. RNG recovered as Chalice pulled off another couple of Spears that helped the team win the game in 40 minutes.


Here are some highlights of the series.

It will be a great relief for RNG to have won the grand final of the Gamers Without Borders 2022: Asia finals after finishing fourth in the China Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) 2021-22 Tour 2: Regional Final yesterday. The team has fared well in patches with two new players recently joining and has shown glimpses of how dominant it can become once it finds the required synergy. Its win today against BOOM is evidence of that.

BOOM continues to demonstrate its talents not only in Southeast Asia but also in international events. Even though the team has not been as dominant as it was in the early stages of the current patch, it has still turned out to be a strong contender in most cases. A precise measure of its rank among the best teams in the world will be made when it plays at the Stockholm Major 2022 starting 12th May.

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Rakshak is an undergrad, an inquisitive person who likes to acquire information and knowledge of varied sectors in esports. However, his current focus is specifically on Dota 2.