Royal Never Give Up is a rare organization to participate in the group stage of Worlds 2022 and The International 11, but both League of Legends and Dota 2 squads of this team are facing a lot of difficulties because of COVID-19.
It can be said that October of this year is really a boom time for Esports when the two top tournaments, the World Championship (League of Legends) and The International (Dota 2), take place at the same time. In particular, Royal Never Give Up is one of the few organizations that has the opportunity to go deep in both these disciplines after winning the right to enter the Knock-out round.
However, some Chinese fans are questioning Royal Never Give Up’s COVID-19 prevention work. In the final days of the group stage, the RNG members of the 2 teams of League of Legends and Dota 2 were all infected with COVID-19, the health of the players was seriously affected.
In the second leg of the group stage of Worlds 2022, the entire Royal Never Give Up League of Legends squad must compete in isolation. The members are not in the best condition as confirmed by the team manager:
– Xiaohu: Tired, sore muscles
– Breathe: Signs of heaviness, aching limbs, sore throat, severe cough
– GALA: Just discovered positive for Covid, cough for 2 days continuously, dry throat
– Wei: Sore throat
– Ming: Tired, sore throat, fever
The situation of the Royal Never Give Up Dota 2 team is even more dire. 3 members Ghost, Chalice and Kaka unfortunately also tested positive and tired. Pos 2 Maybe even had to be hospitalized leading to a loss against PSG.LGD and had to play in bad condition. It was this that made Royal Never Give Up have a good record in the early days, but still fell to the losing bracket at the end of the group stage.
Meanwhile, RNG’s League of Legends team has fallen to 2nd place in Group D and in the next quarter-finals, they will have to rematch with T1 when they are not in the best shape. This will be a match that recreates the final of MSI 2022, where the representative from China defeated Faker and his teammates to become the first organization in history to have the third MSI crown.