Royal Never Give Up

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Royal Never Give Up
Royal Never Give Uplogo square.png
Team Information
Org Location: China China
Region: News Label - China.png China
Head Coach: Lee "Heart" Gwan-hyung
Sponsor(s): HP
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Other Teams In Organization
Active LoL Teams Royal Club
Inactive LoL Teams Royal Club Tian Ci
History
Created: 2015-05-15
Social Media and Links
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Current Roster
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Royal Never Give Up is the LPL counterpart team to Star Horn Royal Club. A number of their players played with either SHRC, Team King (following King's promotion and SHRC's relegation) or both, and the team also currently wears SHRC badges on its uniforms.

History

2016 Season

After a 1st-place finish at NESO 2015, RNG finalized a 10-player roster by adding Sask, SHRC and King alumni InSec and NaMei, and two starters from Samsung Galaxy White's Season 4 World Champions - support Mata from Vici Gaming and top-laner Looper from Masters 3. The team impressed early in LPL play, winning consecutive series against Vici and group top seed EDward Gaming. A continued strong performance, including dealing the Qiao Gu Reapers their first series loss of the split, earned an invite to the IEM Season X World Championship in Katowice, Royal's first international tournament in the RNG incarnation. They defeated Origen and Ever to win their group but lost to Fnatic largely in part due to Rekkles' MVP-level performance, primarily as Jhin.

RNG gave playing time to their other five members after IEM Katowice, including InSec picking Master Yi in a comeback win against Energy Pacemaker.All and NaMei marking his return to form by getting a pentakill playing Lucian against Vici. Finishing first in Group B, they earned a bye into the semifinals and then defeated Team WE 3-2 and EDG 3-1 to become LPL champions and earn the right to represent China on home soil at the 2016 Mid-Season Invitational in Shanghai. It marked not only RNG's first LPL championship but also the first for any Royal Club team (including the original Royal Club, Star Horn Royal, and Team King.)

RNG proceeded to impress at MSI, going undefeated over the first three days of group stage play, defeating G2 Esports, Counter Logic Gaming, Flash Wolves, SuperMassive eSports, and even defending world champions and tournament favorites SK Telecom T1. Their first defeat came at the hands of the North American CLG with a massive comeback win, but they still secured the top seed into the playoffs - and a World Championship Pool 1 seed for China. Unfortunately for RNG, SK Telecom T1 recovered from a disappointing fourth place group stage finish, and RNG lost 3-1 in the semifinals - including a perfect game 4 from the Korean team.

Following MSI, InSec, LetMe and Ley stepped down from RNG to focus on the SHRC LSPL squad, but the team acquired former EDG manager San Shao and re-acquired AD Carry Uzi, who had played on Royal's 2013 team and SHRC's 2014 team - both of which had finished second at Worlds. The team was placed in Group B for the Summer Season and ended the Regular Season in first place, with a positive record against all other teams except EDward Gaming. These results, however, do not show the drop in performance that the team suffered, with support player Mata in particular having a rough split and the new superstar botlane playing out of sync, with a conflict between Uzi's patented lane aggressiveness and Mata's roaming tendencies.

Coming into the Semifinals of the Summer Playoffs, Royal faced and bested Team WE in a close 3-2 series. They thus advanced to the Finals, where EDward Gaming waited for them after completing their perfect split run. The Spring Split Finals repeat ended with EDG trumping over Royal 0-3 and exposing the team's struggles, as they were consistently outpaced on a macro level by their rivals. With EDG autoqualifying to the 2016 Season World Championship Royal qualified as the second Chinese seed due to having the most Championship Points.

Royal was placed in Group D alongside NALCS' Team SoloMid, LCK's Samsung Galaxy and EULCS' Splyce. The team lived up to their image of a team composed of highly-talented individuals with an heavy botlane carry focus and glaring problems in the macro game after the laning phase ends; they still managed to brute force their way through the Group Stage with an overall 3-3 score, with two wins against TSM granting them the upper hand in the head-to-head matchup for the second place tiebreaker. They then met SK Telecom T1 in the Quarterfinals: even though they secured Game 1, the Chinese team was eliminated from contention as the Korean powerhouse closed out the series 1-3 and advanced to the Semifinals.

2017 Season

After Mata and Looper's departures, Royal Never Give Up picked up LetMe for the top lane and Ming as their new support. Filling in for two former world champions was tough however RNG made it work. They would finish 1st place in Group A of the 2017 LPL Spring Season with a 12-4 regular season record. In the playoffs although they made it to the finals, they lost 0-3 in dominating fashion to Team WE. The 2017 LPL Summer Season was very similar as RNG finished again in 1st place with the same 12-4 regular season record, only this time in Group B. The playoffs went similarly to the spring playoffs for the team. They made it all the way to the finals again but lost 2-3 to EDward Gaming in a reverse sweep this time.

At the 2017 Season World Championship RNG was placed into Group C along with eventual tournament winners Samsung Galaxy, as well as G2 Esports and 1907 Fenerbahçe Esports. The team performed incredibly well in their group and went 5-1. They only dropped one game to G2 Esports. In the Quarterfinals their opponent was Fnatic and they defeated them 3-1 in convincing fashion. RNG's Worlds run ended in the Semifinals after a 2-3 loss to SK Telecom T1 in a very close series.

Trivia

Timeline

  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • January 14, Zz1tai joins.[1]
  • February (Approx.), Uzi is no longer inactive. Able and y4 move to sub.
  • March 2nd, tianCi leaves.
  • March 2nd, Heart and Dog8 join as coaches.[2]
  • March 23rd, Y1HAN joins as an emergency substitute.[3]
  • March 30th, Again moves to starting AD carry.[4]
  • May (Approx.), Uzi becomes inactive.
  • May 20th, Koro1 and y4 join. wuxx rejoins. Y1HAN moves to active roster. BayBay and Again leave.[5][6][7]
  • June (approx.), wuxx moves to sub.
  • July 14th, Uzi is no longer inactive, y4 moves to sub.
  • October 28th, FireFox leaves coaching role.[8]
  • December (Approx.), Uzi becomes inactive again.
  • December 19th, Koro1 leaves.[9] Karsa joins.[10]
  • December 20th, Y1HAN leaves.[11]
  • December 21st, tianCi and Able join. PiPiXuAn joins as a sub. Heart moves to head coach. wuxx leaves.[12][13]

Player Roster

Active

R C ID Name Role Joined
News Label - China.png China Letme Yan Jun-Ze (严君泽) 11Top 2016-05-17
News Label - China.png China Zz1tai Liu Zhi-Hao (刘志豪) 11Top 2018-01-14
News Label - Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao.png Taiwan Karsa Hung Hau-Hsuan (洪浩軒) 12Jungle 2017-12-19
News Label - China.png China Mlxg Liu Shi-Yu (刘世宇) 12Jungle 2015-05-16
News Label - China.png China Xiaohu Li Yuan-Hao (李元浩) 13Mid 2015-05-16
News Label - China.png China Uzi Jian Zi-Hao (简自豪) 14AD Carry 2016-05-15
News Label - China.png China Ming Shi Sen-Ming (史森明) 15Support 2016-12-15
News Label - China.png China Able Dai Zhi-Chun (戴志春) 24Sub/AD Carry 2017-12-21
News Label - China.png China y4 Wang Nong-Mo (王弄墨) 24Sub/AD Carry 2017-05-20
News Label - China.png China PiPiXuAn Pi Xiao-Xuan (皮孝轩) 26Substitute 2017-12-21

Former

R C ID Name Role Next Team Joined Left
News Label - China.png China tianCi Ying Tian-Ci (应天赐) 21Sub/Top Star Horn Royal Clublogo std.png Royal Club 2017-12-21 2018-03-02
News Label - China.png China wuxx Wang Cheng (王城) 24Sub/AD Carry Victorious Gaminglogo std.png Victorious Gaming 2017-05-20 2017-12-21
News Label - China.png China Y1HAN Hu Zhi-Wei (胡志伟) 12Jungle FunPlus Phoenixlogo std.png FunPlus Phoenix 2017-03-23 2017-12-20
News Label - China.png China Koro1 Tong Yang (童扬) 11Top Victorious Gaminglogo std.png Victorious Gaming 2017-05-20 2017-12-19
News Label - Taiwan, Hong Kong, and Macao.png Taiwan BayBay Wang You-Chun (王佑軍) 12Jungle Star Horn Royal Clublogo std.png Royal Club 2016-12-19 2017-05-20
News Label - China.png China Again Tao Xiang (陶享) 24Sub/AD Carry Snake Esportslogo std.png Snake Two 2016-12-19 2017-05-20
News Label - China.png China NaMei Zhu Jia-Wen (朱佳文) 24Sub/AD Carry
None
2015-12-24 2016-12-19
News Label - China.png China Wuxx Wang Cheng (王城) 24Sub/AD Carry Star Horn Royal Clublogo std.png Royal Club 2015-05-16 2016-12-17
News Label - China.png China Sask Zhou Yi-Xiang (周翼翔) 23Sub/Mid Star Horn Royal Clublogo std.png Royal Club 2015-12-24 2016-12-03
News Label - Korea.png South Korea Looper Jang Hyeong-seok (장형석) 11Top Echo Foxlogo std.png Echo Fox 2015-12-11 2016-12-01
News Label - Korea.png South Korea Mata Cho Se-hyoung (조세형) 15Support KTRolsterLogo std.png KT Rolster 2015-12-11 2016-11-14
News Label - Korea.png South Korea inSec Choi In-seok (최인석) 12Jungle Star Horn Royal Clublogo std.png Star Horn Royal Club 2015-12-24 2016-05-18
News Label - China.png China LeY Le Yi (乐毅) 15Support Star Horn Royal Clublogo std.png Star Horn Royal Club 2015-05-16 2016-05-18
News Label - China.png China Skye Fang Qi-Fan (方启帆) 11Top ZTR Gaminglogo std.png ZTR Gaming 2015-05-16 2015-12-24
News Label - China.png China GodLike Xiao Wang (肖旺) 11Top Retiredlogo std.png Retired 2015-05-16 2015-07-27

Organization

Current

C ID Name Position
China San Shao Huang Cheng (黄承) Manager
South Korea Heart Lee Gwan-hyung (이관형) 80Head Coach
Taiwan Dog8 Tsai Hsueh-Yu (蔡學裕) Coach

Former

C ID Name Position Next Team Joined Left
Taiwan FireFox Huang Ting-Hsiang (黃鼎翔) 80Head Coach
None
2016-12-19 2017-10-28
South Korea Fly Kim Sang-chul (김상철) 80Coach Phoenix1logo std.png Phoenix1 2015-12-11 2016-10-15
South Korea VicaL Kim Sun-mook (김선묵) Coach Revengerlogo std.png Revenger 2015-07-31 ????-??-??

Tournament Results

Royal Never Give Up Tournament Results
DatePlacePrizeEventLast ResultRoster
2018-05-20A11st$ 385,000MSI logo.png 2018 Mid-Season Invitational3 : 1Kingzone DragonXlogo std.png KZ
Toprole icon.png
 Letme,
Junglerole icon.png
 Mlxg,
Junglerole icon.png
 Karsa,
Midrole icon.png
 Xiaohu,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Uzi,
Supportrole icon.png
 Ming,
Coachrole icon.png
 Heart
2018-04-28A11st¥ 1,500,000LPL 2017 logo.png LPL 2018 Spring Playoffs3 : 1EDward Gaminglogo std.png EDG
Toprole icon.png
 Zz1tai,
Toprole icon.png
 Letme,
Junglerole icon.png
 Mlxg,
Junglerole icon.png
 Karsa,
Midrole icon.png
 Xiaohu,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Uzi,
Supportrole icon.png
 Ming
2018-04-08A33rdLPL 2017 logo.png LPL 2018 Spring - East12 - 7Blanklogo std.png RR
Toprole icon.png
 Letme,
Toprole icon.png
 Zz1tai,
Junglerole icon.png
 Karsa,
Junglerole icon.png
 Mlxg,
Midrole icon.png
 Xiaohu,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Able,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 y4,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Uzi,
Supportrole icon.png
 Ming
2018-01-07A99 - 15thDC logo small.png Demacia Championship 20171 : 2Bilibili Gaminglogo std.png BLG
Toprole icon.png
 letme,
Junglerole icon.png
 Karsa,
Junglerole icon.png
 Mlxg,
Midrole icon.png
 Xiaohu,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 y4,
Supportrole icon.png
 ming
2017-11-04A33 - 4th$ 346,288WCS logo small.png 2017 World Championship2 : 3SKT1Logo std.png SKT
Toprole icon.png
 Letme,
Junglerole icon.png
 Mlxg,
Midrole icon.png
 Xiaohu,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Uzi,
Supportrole icon.png
 Ming,
Coachrole icon.png
 FireFox
2017-09-01A22nd¥ 800,000LPL 2017 logo.png LPL 2017 Summer Playoffs2 : 3EDward Gaminglogo std.png EDG
Toprole icon.png
 Letme,
Junglerole icon.png
 Mlxg,
Midrole icon.png
 Xiaohu,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Uzi,
Supportrole icon.png
 ming
2017-08-20A11stLPL 2017 logo.png LPL 2017 Summer12 - 4Blanklogo std.png RR
Toprole icon.png
 Letme,
Toprole icon.png
 Korol,
Junglerole icon.png
 Mlxg,
Junglerole icon.png
 Y1HAN,
Midrole icon.png
 Xiaohu,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 wuxx,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 y4,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Uzi,
Supportrole icon.png
 ming
2017-07-09A11st$ 20,000RR R logo small.png Rift Rivals 2017 LCK-LPL-LMS3 : 1LCK Allstarslogo std.png LCK
Toprole icon.png
 Letme,
Junglerole icon.png
 Mlxg,
Midrole icon.png
 Xiaohu,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 y4,
Supportrole icon.png
 Ming
2017-06-04A11st¥ 500,000DC logo small.png Demacia Cup 20173 : 1I Maylogo std.png IMAY
Toprole icon.png
 Letme,
Junglerole icon.png
 Mlxg,
Midrole icon.png
 xiaohu,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 wuxx,
Supportrole icon.png
 ming,
Coachrole icon.png
 Heart
2017-04-29A22nd¥ 800,000LPL 2017 logo.png LPL 2017 Spring Playoffs0 : 3Welogo std.png WE
Toprole icon.png
 Letme,
Junglerole icon.png
 Mlxg,
Midrole icon.png
 Xiaohu,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Uzi,
Supportrole icon.png
 ming,
Coachrole icon.png
 Heart
2017-04-16A11stLPL 2017 logo.png LPL 2017 Spring12 - 4Blanklogo std.png RR
Toprole icon.png
 Letme,
Junglerole icon.png
 Mlxg,
Junglerole icon.png
 Baybay,
Junglerole icon.png
 Y1HAN,
Midrole icon.png
 Xiaohu,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Uzi,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Again,
Supportrole icon.png
 ming,
Coachrole icon.png
 Heart
2016-11-20A44th¥ 40,000NEST logo small.png NEST 20161 : 2Snake Esportslogo std.png Snake
Toprole icon.png
 Looper,
Junglerole icon.png
 Mlxg,
Midrole icon.png
 Xiaohu,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Uzi,
Supportrole icon.png
 Mata
2016-11-13A33 - 4th¥ 300,000DC logo small.png Demacia Cup 20161 : 3EDward Gaminglogo std.png EDG
Toprole icon.png
 Looper,
Junglerole icon.png
 Mlxg,
Midrole icon.png
 xiaohu,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Uzi,
Supportrole icon.png
 Mata
2016-10-29A55 - 8th$ 202,800WCS logo small.png Worlds 20161 : 3SKT1Logo std.png SKT
Toprole icon.png
 Looper,
Junglerole icon.png
 Mlxg,
Midrole icon.png
 Xiaohu,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Uzi,
Supportrole icon.png
 Mata,
Coachrole icon.png
 Fly
2016-09-22I1QUnknown Infobox Image - Tournament.png National Electronic Sports Tournament 2016 Qualifiers2 : 0Game Talentslogo std.png GMT
2016-08-26A22nd¥ 800,000LPL 2017 logo.png LPL 2016 Summer Playoffs0 : 3EDward Gaminglogo std.png EDG
Toprole icon.png
 Looper,
Junglerole icon.png
 Mlxg,
Midrole icon.png
 xiaohu,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Uzi,
Supportrole icon.png
 Mata,
Coachrole icon.png
 Fly
2016-08-07A11stLPL 2017 logo.png LPL 2016 Summer13 - 3Blanklogo std.png RR
Toprole icon.png
 Looper,
Junglerole icon.png
 Mlxg,
Midrole icon.png
 xiaohu,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Uzi,
Supportrole icon.png
 Mata
2016-05-15A33 - 4th$ 50,000MSI logo.png MSI 20161 : 3SKT1Logo std.png SKT
Toprole icon.png
 Looper,
Junglerole icon.png
 mlxg,
Midrole icon.png
 xiaohu,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Wuxx,
Supportrole icon.png
 Mata,
Coachrole icon.png
 Fly
2016-04-23A11st¥ 1,500,000LPL 2017 logo.png LPL 2016 Spring Playoffs3 : 1EDward Gaminglogo std.png EDG
Toprole icon.png
 Looper,
Junglerole icon.png
 Mlxg,
Midrole icon.png
 xiaohu,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 NaMei,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 wuxx,
Supportrole icon.png
 Mata,
Coachrole icon.png
 Fly
2016-04-10A11stLPL 2017 logo.png LPL 2016 Spring13 - 3Blanklogo std.png RR
Toprole icon.png
 Looper,
Toprole icon.png
 LetMe,
Junglerole icon.png
 Mlxg,
Junglerole icon.png
 InSec,
Midrole icon.png
 xiaohu,
Midrole icon.png
 Sask,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 wuxx,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 NaMei,
Supportrole icon.png
 Mata,
Supportrole icon.png
 Ley
2016-03-06A33 - 4th$ 10,000Esltumbnail.png IEM Season 10 World Championship1 : 2Fnaticlogo std.png FNC
Toprole icon.png
 Looper,
Junglerole icon.png
 Mlxg,
Midrole icon.png
 Xiaohu,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Wuxx,
Supportrole icon.png
 Mata,
Coachrole icon.png
 Fly
2015-12-21A11st¥ 800,000Unknown Infobox Image - Tournament.png World Cyber Arena 20153 : 1Energy Pacemaker.Alllogo std.png EPA
Toprole icon.png
 LetMe,
Junglerole icon.png
 Mlxg,
Midrole icon.png
 xiaohu,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 wuxx,
Supportrole icon.png
 LeY,
Coachrole icon.png
 Fly
2015-11-08A11st¥ 80,000Neso small.png National Electronic Sports Open 20152 : 1Snake Esportslogo std.png Snake
Toprole icon.png
 letme,
Junglerole icon.png
 Mlxg,
Midrole icon.png
 Xiaohu,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 Wuxx,
Supportrole icon.png
 L1ght
2015-08-13I1QLPL 2017 logo.png LPL 2016 Spring Promotion3 : 22144 Danmu Gaminglogo std.png 2144 D
Toprole icon.png
 LetMe,
Junglerole icon.png
 mlxg,
Midrole icon.png
 xiaohu,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 wuxx,
Supportrole icon.png
 LeY,
Coachrole icon.png
 VicaL
2015-08-09A99 - 12th¥ 50,000LPL 2017 logo.png LPL 2015 Summer3-12-7Blanklogo std.png RR
Toprole icon.png
 LetMe,
Toprole icon.png
 Skye,
Toprole icon.png
 GodLike,
Junglerole icon.png
 Mlxg,
Midrole icon.png
 xiaohu,
AD Carryrole icon.png
 wuxx,
Supportrole icon.png
 LeY
2015-07-12A99 - 16thDC logo small.png Demacia Cup 2015 Summer1 : 3Invictus Gaminglogo std.png iG
Total Prize: USD 1,014,088 • CNY 7,170,000

Gallery

Articles & Videos

  • 2017
  • 2016

Interviews

See Also

Links

References

  1. Royal Club's Weibo Post (Chinese) weibo.cn
  2. Royal Club's Weibo Post (Chinese) weibo.cn
  3. Y1HAN joins Royal Never Give Up as an emergency sub while Mlxg receive medical treatment esports.yahoo.com
  4. Royal Club's Weibo Post (Chinese) weibo.cn
  5. Koro1 transfers to Royal Never Give Up from EDward Gaming esports.yahoo.com
  6. Royal Never Give Up announce 2017 Summer LoL roster: wuxx returns as substitute esports.yahoo.com
  7. Royal Club's Weibo Post (Chinese) weibo.com
  8. FireFox's Facebook Post facebook.com
  9. RNG's Weibo Post (Chinese) weibo.com
  10. 打野选手Karsa正式加盟RNG (Chinese) weibo.com
  11. 衷心祝愿你前程似锦 (Chinese) weibo.com
  12. Royal Club's Weibo Post (Chinese) weibo.com
  13. Royal Club's Weibo Post (Chinese) weibo.com
  14. San Shao's Weibo Post (Chinese) weibo.com
  15. Royal Club's Weibo Post weibo.com
  16. LPL Roster Announcement sinaimg.cn
  17. SangCheol Kim's Tweet twitter.com
  18. 김상철 코치, 소속팀 로얄 네버 기브 업 떠난다 (Korean) fomos.kr
  19. Mata's Facebook Post (Korean) facebook.com
  20. Echo Fox signs League of Legends world champion Looper for 2017 LCS season esports.yahoo.com
  21. Sask's Weibo Post (Chinese) weibo.com
  22. Weibo Post (Chinese) weibo.com
  23. Royal Club's Weibo Post (Chinese) weibo.com
  24. Royal Club's Weibo Post (Chinese) weibo.com
  25. Royal Club's Weibo Post (Chinese) weibo.com
  26. 2017年LPL春季赛战队名单公布 lol.qq.com
  27. SHR's Weibo Post (Chinese) t.qq.com
  28. Godlike's Tencent Weibo Post (Chinese) qq.com
  29. SHR's Tencent Weibo Post (Chinese) qq.com
  30. 皇族电子竞技俱乐部RNG战队人员变动公告 (Chinese) weibo.com
  31. S6赛季皇族RNG队员名单 (Chinese) weibo.com

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