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Royal Never Give Up

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[e][h]Royal Never Give Up
Team Information
Location:
Region:
City:
China Beijing
Manager:
Shawn
Team Captain:
Xiaohu
Abbreviation:
RNG
Total Earnings:
$3,392,337
Links
Achievements
Mid-Season Invitational 2018Mid-Season_Invitational/2021
History
Created:
: 2015-05-16
Upcoming Matches
No upcoming games

Royal Never Give Up is a Chinese esports organisation mostly known for their success in League of Legends. The team is owned by HUYA Inc., a leading game livestreaming platform in China. Royal Never Give Up used to operate the Chendgu slot in the Overwatch League.

History[edit]

Royal Never Give Up was formed in 2015 with the acquisition of Vici Potential Gaming, they formed a roster that consisted of more than 5 players: LetMe, GodLike, Skye, Mlxg, Xiaohu, Wuxx and LeY. In their debut LPL 2015 Summer Season, they did not put up much of a fight, with a 9-12th place exit. Despite this, the team received an invite to the IEM World Championship, where Looper and Mata would join the team. They topped their groups, but eventually fell against Fnatic in a 1-2 loss. This showed promise for the team heading into the 2016 Spring Season, where they managed to claim the title with a 3-1 finals victory against EDward Gaming. At MSI 2016, Royal Never Give Up placed 3-4th after losing to the Korean SK Telecom T1. The same roster stuck together and placed 2nd in the 2016 Summer Season, securing them a slot at Worlds, where they'd place 5-8th after once again losing 1-3 against SK Telecom T1.

In 2017, the team failed to win either the Spring or Summer season, with losses against Team WE and EDward Gaming, respectively. Despite that, the team qualified for Worlds 2017 where they placed 3-4th after losing against SK Telecom T1. In 2018, the RNG roster consisting of Letme, Karsa, Xiaohu, Uzi and Ming managed to win four tournaments in a row: LPL Spring 2018, MSI 2018, Demacia Cup 2018 Summer and LPL 2018 Summer. The team was regarded as one of the tournament favourites to win Worlds 2018, but Royal Never Give Up came short in the quarter finals, losing 2-3 against G2 Esports.

From here on, the team had a relatively unsuccesful 2019, where they did manage to qualify for Worlds 2019 but failed to make it through the group stage. In 2020, Royal Never Give Up placed 5-8th at best at the NEST 2020 event. Uzi also retired ahead of the Summer season, with many people regarding him as the best player to never win a World Championship, a poor summer season eventually resulted in them missing Worlds for the first time in 3 years. Ahead of the 2021 season, long-time member Xiaohu announced a switch from mid to top, resulting in one of the highest rated role changes yet. Royal Never Give Up won the LPL 2021 Spring Season, securing them a ticket MSI 2021, where they would win their first international title since 2018. Royal Never Give Up later qualified for Worlds 2021 after beating Team WE 3-0 in the 2021 LPL Regional Finals. After topping their group ahead of Hanwha Life Esports, Royal Never Give Up was eliminated by EDward Gaming in the quarter-finals in a 5-game series, resulting in a 5-8th place exit.

Timeline[edit]

  • April 28th - Middle Cryin joins.[56]
  • May 26th - Top Langx leaves the team.[57]
  • May 31st - Top 705 and Top New join the team.[58]
  • June 3rd - Bottom Uzi announces his retirement on his Weibo account due to bad health condition.[59] RNG announces later.[60]
  • June 17th - Bottom GALA joins the team. [61]
  • December 17th - RNG announces its roster for the 2021 season. Top Xiaobai and Jungler Wei join. Support Lele and Poppy (Assistant coach) join from academy roster. Top xiaohu becomes Top laner. Tabe becomes head coach. Jungler S1xu, Mata and Sereno leave. [62] Top New, Top 705 and Bottom Betty leave the team. [63]

Player Roster[edit]

Active[edit]

Active Squad
ID Name Position Join Date
China Xiaohu Li Yuan-Hao (李元浩) Top 2015-05-16
China Wei Yan Yang-Wei (闫扬威) Jungle 2020-12-17 [62]
China Cryin Yuan Cheng-Wei (袁成伟) Mid 2020-05-28 [56]
China GALA Chen Wei (陈伟) Bot 2020-06-17 [61]
China Ming Shi Sen-Ming (史森明) Support 2016-12-15
Substitutes
ID Name Position Join Date
China Xiaoxu Xu Xing-Zu (徐兴祖) Top 2021-06-01 [64]
China Lovely Mo Xiong-Zi (莫雄姿) Jungle 2021-06-01 [64]
China Yuekai Zhang Yue-Kai (张月开) Mid 2021-07-??

Former[edit]

2015 LPL Roster
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
China LetMe Yan Jun-Ze (严君泽) Top 2015-05-16 -
China Mlxg Liu Shi-Yu (刘世宇) Jungle 2015-05-16 -
China xiaohu Li Yuan-Hao (李元浩) Mid 2015-05-16 -
China wuxx Wang Cheng (王城) Bot 2015-05-16 -
China LeY Le Yi (乐毅) Support 2015-05-16 -
China Skye Fan Qi-Fang (方启帆) Sub/Top 2015-05-16 2015-12-24 ZTR GamingZTR Gaming ZTR Gaming
Former Players
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
China GodLike Xiao Wang (肖旺) Sub/Top 2015-05-16 2015-07-28
Retired
2016 Worlds Roster
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
South Korea Looper Jang Hyeong-seok (장형석) Top 2015-12-11 2016-12-01 Echo FoxEcho Fox Echo Fox
China Mlxg Liu Shi-Yu (刘世宇) Jungle 2015-05-16 -
China xiaohu Li Yuan-Hao (李元浩) Mid 2015-05-16 -
China Uzi Jian Zi-Hao (简自豪) Bot 2016-05-15 -
South Korea Mata Cho Se-hyoung (조세형) Support 2015-12-11 2016-11-14 KT RolsterKT Rolster KT Rolster
China Sask Zhou Yi-Xiang (周翼翔) Sub/Mid 2015-12-24 2016-12-03 Royal ClubRoyal Club Royal Club
China Wuxx Wang Cheng (王城) Sub/ADC 2015-05-15 2015-12-17 Royal ClubRoyal Club Royal Club
China NaMei Zhu Jia-Wen (朱佳文) Sub/ADC 2015-12-24 2016-12-19
Former Players
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
China LetMe Yan Jun-Ze (严君泽) Sub/Top 2015-05-16 2016-05-18 Star Horn Royal ClubStar Horn Royal Club Star Horn Royal Club
South Korea inSec Choi In-seok (최인석) Sub/Jungle 2015-12-24 2016-05-18 Star Horn Royal ClubStar Horn Royal Club Star Horn Royal Club
China LeY Le Yi (乐毅) Sub/Support 2015-05-16 2016-05-18 Star Horn Royal ClubStar Horn Royal Club Star Horn Royal Club
Former Players
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
China Wuxx Wang Cheng (王城) Bot 2017-05-20 2017-12-21[29] Victorious GamingVictorious Gaming Victorious Gaming
China Y1HAN Hu Zhi-Wei Jungle 2017-03-23 2017-12-20[28] FunPlus PhoenixFunPlus Phoenix FunPlus Phoenix
China Koro1 Tong Yang (童扬) Top 2017-05-20 2017-12-20[26] Victorious GamingVictorious Gaming Victorious Gaming
Taiwan BayBay Wang You-Chun (王佑軍) Jungle 2016-12-19 2017-05-20 Royal ClubRoyal Club Royal Club
China Again Tao Xiang (陶享) Bot 2016-12-19 2017-05-20
Former Players
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
China Able Dai Zhi-Chun (戴志春) Bot 2017-12-21[29] 2018-12-31[41] Royal ClubRoyal Club Royal Club
China Zz1tai Liu Zhi-Hao (刘志豪) Top 2018-01-14[30] 2018-12-28[40]
Retired
China Letme Yan Jun-Ze (严君泽) Top 2015-12-17 2018-12-22[38] Royal Never Give UpRoyal Never Give Up Royal Never Give Up
China y4 Wang Nong-Mo (王弄墨) Bot 2017-05-20 2018-06-11[32] LGD GamingLGD Gaming LGD Gaming
China PiPiXuAn Pi Xiao-Xuan (皮孝轩) Bot 2017-12-21[29] 2018-05-22[31] Oh My GodOh My God Oh My God
China tianCi Ying Tian-Ci (应天赐) Top 2017-12-21[29] 2018-03-02 Royal ClubRoyal Club Royal Club
Former Players
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
China Cryin Yuan Cheng-Wei (袁成伟) Mid 2019-02-27[44] 2019-12-18[55]
China Yuekai Zhang Yue-Kai (张月开) Top 2019-12-16[53] 2019-12-16 Royal ClubRoyal Club Royal Club
Taiwan Karsa Hung Hau-Hsuan (洪浩軒) Jungle 2017-12-19[27] 2019-11-27[50] Top EsportsTop Esports Top Esports
China Wink Zhang Rui (张锐) Bot 2018-12-14[35] 2019-??-??
Hong Kong AmazingJ Shek Wai-Ho (石偉豪) Top 2018-12-24[39] 2019-??-??
China Mlxg Liu Shi-Yu (刘世宇) Jungle 2015-05-16 2019-07-16[49]
China Letme Yan Jun-Ze (严君泽) Top 2018-12-31[41] 2019-05-22[45]
Retired
China TianCi Ying Tian-Ci(应天赐) Top 2019-01-19[42] 2019-02-27[44]
Former Players
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
China 705 He Yu-Long (何驭龙) Top 2020-05-30[58] 2020-12-17 [63]
China New Tian Zhi-Peng (田志鹏) Top 2020-05-30[58] 2020-12-17 [63] Oh My GodOh My God Oh My God
China S1xu Wang Kang-Can (王康灿) Jungle 2018-12-14 [35][53] 2020-12-17 [62]
Taiwan Betty Lu Yu-Hung (盧禹宏) Bot 2019-12-01 [51] 2020-12-17 [63]
China Uzi Jian Zi-Hao (简自豪) Bot 2016-05-15 2020-06-03 [59][60]
Retired
China Langx Xie Zhen-Ying (谢镇营) Top 2019-05-22[46] 2020-05-26 [57] LGD GamingLGD Gaming LGD Gaming
Former Players
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Team
China Xiaobai Yang Zhong-He (杨忠贺) Top 2020-12-17 [62] 2021-06-01 [64] Royal ClubRoyal Club Royal Club
China XLB Li Xiao-Long (李小龙) Jungle 2019-12-15 [52] 2021-06-01 [64] Royal ClubRoyal Club Royal Club
China Lele Dang Bo-Lin (党博霖) Support 2020-12-17 [62] 2021-06-01 [64] Royal ClubRoyal Club Royal Club

Organization[edit]

Active[edit]

Organization
ID Name Position Join Date
Taiwan 4Leaf Zhang Yu (張宇) Director 2018-11-19
China Shadow Jin He (金鹤) Leader 2020-01-17
China Shawn Li Ming-Xiao (李名骁) Manager 2020-05-31
Hong Kong Tabe Wong Pak Kan (王柏勤) Head Coach 2019-12-16
Taiwan Poppy Chang Po-Hao (張博皓) Assistant Coach 2020-12-17 [62]
China Yuzhang Analyst 2021-06-01 [64]

Former[edit]

Former Organization
ID Name Position Join Date Leave Date New Organization
South Korea Mata Cho Se-hyeong (조세형) Head Coach 2019-12-16 2020-12-17 [62]
China Sereno Shen Dong-Yu (申东煜) Coach 2019-12-16 2020-12-17 [62]
China San Shao Huang Cheng (黄承) Manager 2016-05-14 2020-05-31
China Cheng He (程鹤) Data Analyst 2018-12-31[41] 2019-12-18
Taiwan Steak Chou Lu-Hsi (周律希) Head Coach 2019-05-25[48] 2019-12-16[54] LNG EsportsLNG Esports LNG Esports
South Korea DanDy Choi In-kyu (최인규) Coach 2018-12-19[37] 2019-12-16[54] eStar GamingeStar Gaming eStar Gaming
Taiwan GreenTea Tsai Shang-Ching (蔡尚精) Tactical Coach 2018-12-17[36] 2019-12-08 ahq e-Sports Clubahq e-Sports Club ahq e-Sports Club
South Korea Heart Lee Gwan-hyung (이관형) Head Coach 2017-03-02 2018-12-02[34] EDward GamingEDward Gaming EDward Gaming
Taiwan Dog8 Tsai Hsueh-Yu (蔡學裕) Coach 2017-03-02 2018-08-04 J TeamJ Team J Team
Taiwan FireFox Huang Ting-Hsiang (黃鼎翔) Head Coach 2016-12-19 2017-10-28 J TeamJ Team J Team
South Korea Fly Kim Sang-chul (김상철) Coach 2015-12-11 2016-10-25 Phoenix1Phoenix1 Phoenix1
South Korea VicaL Kim Sun-mook (김선묵) Coach 2015-07-31 Unknown RevengerRevenger Revenger

Results[edit]

Date Placement Tier Tournament Results Prize
2021-05-23 A11st A1Premier Mid-Season Invitational Mid-Season Invitational 2021 3 : 2 DAMWON GamingDAMWON Gaming $75,000
2021-04-18 A11st A1Premier lpl LPL Spring 2021 3 : 1 FunPlus PhoenixFunPlus Phoenix $306,701
2018-09-14 A11st A1Premier lpl LPL Summer 2018 3 : 2 Invictus GamingInvictus Gaming $219,458
2018-05-20 A11st A1Premier Mid-Season Invitational Mid-Season Invitational 2018 3 : 1 Kingzone DragonXKingzone DragonX $527,650
2018-04-28 A11st A1Premier lpl LPL Spring 2018 3 : 1 EDward GamingEDward Gaming $237,051
2017-10-28 A33 - 4th A1Premier World Championship 2017 World Championship 2 : 3 SK Telecom T1SK Telecom T1 $321,761
2017-09-01 A22nd A1Premier lpl LPL Summer 2017 2 : 3 EDward GamingEDward Gaming $121,559
2017-04-29 A22nd A1Premier lpl LPL Spring 2017 0 : 3 Team WETeam WE $116,138
2016-08-26 A22nd A1Premier lpl LPL Summer 2016 0 : 3 EDward GamingEDward Gaming $120,336
2016-04-23 A11st A1Premier lpl LPL Spring 2016 3 : 1 EDward GamingEDward Gaming $231,770
About achievementsComplete Results in any Tournament
DateTimeTierTournamentScoreVs. Team
2021-10-2312:00 UTCA1Premier2021 World Championship - Quarterfinals2021 World Championship - Quarterfinals2 : 3EDward GamingEDward Gaming EDG
2021-10-1717:30 UTCA1Premier2021 World Championship - Group Stage2021 World Championship - Group Stage1 : 0Hanwha Life EsportsHanwha Life Esports HLE
2021-10-1715:00 UTCA1Premier2021 World Championship - Group Stage2021 World Championship - Group Stage0 : 1Hanwha Life EsportsHanwha Life Esports HLE
2021-10-1713:00 UTCA1Premier2021 World Championship - Group Stage2021 World Championship - Group Stage1 : 0PSG TalonPSG Talon PSG.T
2021-10-1712:00 UTCA1Premier2021 World Championship - Group Stage2021 World Championship - Group Stage0 : 1FnaticFnatic FNC
Complete list of matches in any tournament

Awards[edit]

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. SHR's Weibo Post (Chinese) t.qq.com
  2. Godlike's Tencent Weibo Post (Chinese) qq.com
  3. SHR's Tencent Weibo Post (Chinese) qq.com
  4. 皇族电子竞技俱乐部RNG战队人员变动公告 (Chinese) weibo.com
  5. S6赛季皇族RNG队员名单 (Chinese) weibo.com
  6. San Shao's Weibo Post (Chinese) weibo.com
  7. Royal Club's Weibo Post weibo.com
  8. LPL Roster Announcement sinaimg.cn
  9. SangCheol Kim's Tweet twitter.com
  10. 김상철 코치, 소속팀 로얄 네버 기브 업 떠난다 (Korean) fomos.kr
  11. [https://www.facebook.com/sehyoung.cho.3/posts/1081321098648747 Mata's Facebook Post (Korean)
  12. Echo Fox signs League of Legends world champion Looper for 2017 LCS season esports.yahoo.com
  13. Sask's Weibo Post (Chinese) weibo.com
  14. Weibo Post (Chinese) weibo.com
  15. Royal Club's Weibo Post (Chinese) weibo.com
  16. Royal Club's Weibo Post (Chinese) weibo.com
  17. Royal Club's Weibo Post (Chinese) weibo.com
  18. 2017年LPL春季赛战队名单公布 lol.qq.com
  19. Royal Club's Weibo Post (Chinese) weibo.cn
  20. Y1HAN joins Royal Never Give Up as an emergency sub while Mlxg receive medical treatment esports.yahoo.com
  21. Royal Club's Weibo Post (Chinese) weibo.cn
  22. Koro1 transfers to Royal Never Give Up from EDward Gaming esports.yahoo.com
  23. Royal Never Give Up announce 2017 Summer LoL roster: wuxx returns as substitute esports.yahoo.com
  24. Royal Club's Weibo Post (Chinese) weibo.com
  25. FireFox announcing his resignation as RNG coach Weibo
  26. 26.0 26.1 "Koro1 leaves". Weibo. 2017-12-19.
  27. 27.0 27.1 皇族电子竞技俱乐部 (2017-12-19). "打野选手Karsa正式加盟RNG". Weibo.
  28. 28.0 28.1 "Y1HAN leaves". Weibo. 2017-12-20.
  29. 29.0 29.1 29.2 29.3 29.4 "皇族电子竞技俱乐部英雄联盟分部【2018春季赛RNG大名单】公布。". Weibo. 2017-12-21.
  30. 30.0 30.1 "https://www.weibo.com/5498972025/FEmYixJGc". Weibo. 2018-01-14.
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  32. 32.0 32.1 [https://www.weibo.com/5498972025/GkRzIkKho?type=comment#_rnd1528895296861 "皇族电子竞技俱乐部 6月11日 14:01 来自 微博 weibo.com 皇族电子竞技俱乐部英雄联盟分部【2018夏季赛RNG大名单】公布。"]. Weibo. 2018-06-11.
  33. "RNG Uzi to Take a Break From Competitive Gaming". 2018-07-11.
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  38. 38.0 38.1 RNGLetme (2018-12-22). "或许人生是由遗憾组成" (in China). Weibo.
  39. 39.0 39.1 "AmazingJ(石伟豪)正式加盟RNG战队" (in China). Weibo. 2018-12-24.
  40. 40.0 40.1 Zz1tai姿态 (2018-12-28). "大家好,我是姿态。这是退役公告。" (in China). Weibo.
  41. 41.0 41.1 41.2 41.3 皇族电子竞技俱乐部 (2018-12-31). "RNG电子竞技俱乐部英雄联盟分部2019年春季赛大名单" (in China). Weibo.
  42. 42.0 42.1 皇族电子竞技俱乐部 (2019-01-19). "上单选手Tianci正式调入RNG战队" (in China). Weibo.
  43. 皇族电子竞技俱乐部 (2019-02-20). "俱乐部在与选手多次沟通后,出于对选手个人身体因素的考量以及尊重选手个人意愿的原则,RNG战队队员刘世宇(RNG-Mlxg)将暂离春季赛赛场进行休养。" (in China). Weibo.
  44. 44.0 44.1 44.2 皇族电子竞技俱乐部 (2019-02-27). "RNG战队春季赛人员调整公告" (in China). Weibo.
  45. 45.0 45.1 皇族电子竞技俱乐部 (2019-05-22). "RNG战队英雄联盟分部人员变动公告" (in China). Weibo.
  46. 46.0 46.1 皇族电子竞技俱乐部 (2019-05-22). "RNG战队英雄联盟分部人员变动公告" (in China). Weibo.
  47. 皇族电子竞技俱乐部 (2019-05-22). "RNG战队英雄联盟分部人员变动公告" (in China). Weibo.
  48. 48.0 48.1 皇族电子竞技俱乐部 (2019-05-22). "RNG战队英雄联盟分部人员变动公告" (in China). Weibo.
  49. 49.0 49.1 皇族电子竞技俱乐部 (2019-07-16). "RNG战队英雄联盟分部人员变动公告" (in China). Weibo.
  50. 50.0 50.1 皇族电子竞技俱乐部 (2019-11-27). "RNG战队英雄联盟分部人员离队公告" (in China). Weibo.
  51. 51.0 51.1 Royal Never Give Up (2019-12-15). "A new member has arrived!". Twitter.
  52. 52.0 52.1 Royal Never Give Up (2019-12-15). "Meet our new Jungler, Xiaolongbao!". Twitter.
  53. 53.0 53.1 53.2 Royal Never Give Up (2019-12-16). "From Academy to Main Roster!". Twitter.
  54. 54.0 54.1 54.2 Royal Never Give Up (2019-12-16). "Steak and DanDy leave the team.". weibo.
  55. 55.0 55.1 Royal Never Give Up (2019-12-18). "Check out our starting roster for the upcoming 2019 Demacia Cup!". Twitter.
  56. 56.0 56.1 Royal Never Give Up (2020-05-28). "携手共进,未来可期". Weibo.
  57. 57.0 57.1 Royal Never Give Up (2020-05-26). "Langx leaves Royal Never Give Up" (in China). Weibo.
  58. 58.0 58.1 58.2 Royal Never Give Up (2020-05-31). "705 and new join Royal Never Give Up" (in China). Weibo.
  59. 59.0 59.1 Uzi (2020-06-03). "大家好我是uzi,很遗憾的告诉大伙,自豪决定退役了。" (in China Chinese). Weibo.
  60. 60.0 60.1 Royal Never Give Up (2020-06-03). "Thank U, 唯有自豪" (in China Chinese). Weibo.
  61. 61.0 61.1 Royal Never Give Up (2020-06-17). "【携手共进,未来可期】" (in China Chinese). Weibo.
  62. 62.0 62.1 62.2 62.3 62.4 62.5 62.6 62.7 Royal Never Give Up (2020-12-17). "Take a look at our 2021 League of Legends Program!" (in English Speaking English). Twitter.
  63. 63.0 63.1 63.2 63.3 Royal Never Give Up (2020-12-17). "Thank →_→ New, Betty and 705" (in English Speaking English). Twitter.
  64. 64.0 64.1 64.2 64.3 64.4 64.5 64.6 Royal Never Give Up (2021-06-01). "RNG's Summer 2021 roster" (in China Chinese). Weibo.