Royal Never Give Up

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Royal Never Give Up
Team Information
Location: China China
Number of Players: 8
Team Staff
Coaches: Sangchul "Fly" Kim
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Created: 2015-05-14
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Royal Never Give Up is a competitive League of Legends Chinese team.


Season 5

After Star Horn Royal Club was relegated to the LSPL, they bought Vici Potential Gaming and rebranded the team to Royal Never Give Up. They also switched rosters with Team King. While the main SHRC team would compete in the LSPL, Royal Never Give Up became the LPL team of the organization. During the 2015 LPL Summer Split RNG had a tough time and finished 9th with 3 wins, 12 draws and 7 losses. This forced RNG to play in the 2016 LPL Spring Promotion Tournament where they re-qualified for the LPL after defeating Young Glory and 2144 Gaming. RNG also won 2015 NESO in November, beating Snake Esports 2-1 in the finals. In December the team acquired Mata, Looper, inSec, NaMei and Sask with the intention of using a 10 man roster.

Season 6

With their new rejuvenated roster, RNG started off the regular season of the 2016 LPL Spring Split strong and midway through the season, earned an invite to the IEM X World Championship. This was their first international tournament as a team and they were able to perform well, defeating Origen and then Ever but losing to Fnatic 1-2 in the Semifinals. Returning to China, RNG went on to finish the regular season in 1st place with a 13-3 record. In the 2016 LPL Spring Playoffs, RNG was placed in the semifinals due to their 1st place finish in Group B. Their first opponent was Team WE and despite WE putting up a good fight, RNG was able to defeat them 3-2 to advance to the finals. Their final opponent was Edward Gaming and despite EDG being the favorite, RNG was able to silence their critics and won the series 3-1, becoming the LPL Spring Split Champions and earning a trip to the 2016 Mid-Season Invitational.

RNG dominated the group stage at MSI, only losing a game to Counter Logic Gaming and then SK Telecom T1. With an 8-2 record, RNG finished the group in 1st place. Despite their amazing performance in groups, they were defeated 1-3 by SKT in the Semifinals, earning a respectable 3rd-4th place finish at the event.

RNG's Summer Split did not go as well as expected. While they were able to get 1st place in Group B with 13 wins and 3 losses, their performance in the playoffs dropped and they would lose convincingly to Edward Gaming in the Summer Finals. Still, they would qualify for the 2016 World Championship through championship points. At Worlds Royal Never Give Up was drawn in Group D with Team SoloMid, Samsung Galaxy and Splyce. After winning twice against TSM, Royal was able to advance to the Quarterfinals as 2nd place in their team due to their head to head record against TSM. In the Quarterfinals they would face off against SK Telecom T1 and lost 1-3. Post-worlds they would have a few tournament appearances. First at the 2016 Demacia Cup where they finished 3rd/4th after losing 1-3 to Edward Gaming in the semifinals and then at 2016 NEST where they would finish 4th after two consecutive series losses against Invictus Gaming and Snake Esports.


Player Roster

ID Name Role
China LetMe Yan Jun-Ze (严君泽) Top
China mlxg Liu Shi-yu (刘世宇) Jungle
China Xiaohu Li Yuan-Hao (李元浩) Mid
China Uzi Jian Zi-Hao (简自豪) ADC
China Ming Shi Sen-Ming (史森明) Support

ID Name Role
Taiwan BayBay Wang You-Chun (王佑軍) Jungle
China Again Tao Heng (陶亨) Mid
China NaMei Zhu Jia-Wen (朱佳文) ADC

ID Name Role Next Team
China Wuxx Wang Cheng (王城) AD
Star Horn Royal Club
South Korea Mata Cho Se-hyoung (조세형) Support
KT Rolster
China Sask Zhou Xiang-yi (周翼翔) Mid
South Korea Looper Jang Hyeong-seok (장형석) Top
Echo Fox
China Ley Le Yi (乐毅) Support
Star Horn Royal Club
China LetMe Yan Jun-Ze (严君泽) Top
Star Horn Royal Club
South Korea inSec Choi In-seok (최인석) Jungle
Star Horn Royal Club
China Godlike Xiao Wang (肖旺) Top Retired.png Retired
China Skye Fan Qi-Fang (方启帆) Top
ZTR Esports


ID Name Role
Taiwan Firefox Huang Ting-Hsiang (黃鼎翔) Head Coach
South Korea Heart Lee Gwan-hyung (이관형) Coach
Dog8 Coach

ID Name Role Next Team
South Korea Fly Kim Sang-chul (김상철) Coach
China SanShao Huang Cheng (黄诚) Manager
South Korea VicaL Kim Sun-mook (김선묵) Assistant Coach

Team Achievements

2017 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2017-04-16 LPL.png A11st 2017 LPL Spring Split - Group A 12 - 4 Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L)

2016 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2016-11-19 NEST Logo.png A44th 2016 NEST 1 : 2
Snake Esports
¥ 40,000
2016-11-12 DemaciaCup Logosmall.png A33 - 4th 2016 Demacia Cup 1 : 3
EDward Gaming
¥ 300,000
2016-10-14 Worlds Logosmall.png A55 - 8th 2016 World Championship 1 : 3
SK Telecom T1
$ 268,000
2016-08-26 LPL.png A22nd 2016 LPL Summer Playoffs 0 : 3
EDward Gaming
¥ 800,000
2016-08-07 LPL.png A11st 2016 LPL Summer Split Group B 13 - 3 Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L)
2016-05-13 2016 Mid-Season Invitational.png A33 - 4th 2016 Mid-Season Invitational 1 : 3
SK Telecom T1
$ 50,000
2016-04-23 LPL.png A11st 2016 LPL Spring Playoffs 3 : 1
EDward Gaming
¥ 1,500,000
2016-04-09 LPL.png A11st 2016 LPL Spring Split Group B 13 - 3 Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L)
2016-03-06 Esltumbnail.png A33 - 4th IEM X World Championship 1 : 2
$ 10,000

2015 Tournaments
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2015-11-08 A11st 2015 NESO 2 : 1
Snake Esports
¥ 80,000
2015-08-12 LPL.png I1RQ 2016 LPL Spring Promotion 3 : 2
2144 Gaming
2015-08-09 LPL.png A99th 2015 LPL Summer Split 18 : 26 Group Stage/Round Robin (W/L)

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  1. PentaQ's Twitter Post
  2. Mata's Facebook Post
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  5. Translation by Kelsey Moser (@karonmoser)
  6. Ming joins Royal Never Give Up as starting support
  7. wuxx joins Royal Never Give Up's LSPL team Royal Club
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  9. ahq's Facebook Post
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  11. Former Star Horn Royal Club top laner Godlike announces retirement
  12. Mata to join Royal Never Give Up
  13. Master3's Weibo Post