As you know, at the present time, Xiaohu has left Royal Never Give Up (RNG) after a long time of dedication. His new stop is Weibo Gaming (WBG) – where he will join forces with superstars like TheShy, Karsa, Light, Crisp. This is also considered the “Galaxy” lineup of the LPL in the 2023 season.
With a time devoted to RNG from the early days of his career, Xiaohu is considered the soul of RNG and represents the values of the “Royal Legion”. Moreover, in recent years, Xiaohu has always been the most stable player in the RNG lineup. Even when he had to move to a different position (Top Lane – in 2021), Xiaohu still shines and is a support for RNG in both domestic and international tournaments.
After Xiaohu officially parted ways with RNG, the team posted a short video to pay tribute to their former mid laner. However, the video made many LPL viewers, including RNG’s own fans, upset. The first reason is that this video only lasts 4 minutes. This is a very short amount of time considering Xiaohu’s contributions to RNG. Next, it’s unclear how RNG handled it in post-production, as Xiaohu’s name was mistyped in the intro and there was no editing in the rest of the footage.
Obviously, RNG didn’t do a good job of paying tribute to the team’s legend. Xiaohu is a big name in the LPL region and is a core member, participating in all 3 MSI championships of RNG. However, RNG did not treat its gods properly. Not to mention, there was earlier information that Xiaohu had to leave as part of helping RNG not be sued by the WBG.
In the transfer window at the end of the 2022 season, RNG was the focus of the LPL region when it encountered many problems. After this incident with Xiaohu, the reputation of the “Royal Army” was once again severely affected.