The 2021 season is a very successful season for the Chinese League of Legends. Royal Never Give Up dominated MSI 2021 after defeating DWG KIA – the representative from the “great rival” LCK. EDward Gaming then continued to beat DK to take the throne at Worlds 2021. The LPL completely dominated the LoL scene in the recent tumultuous 2021.
EDG completes LPL’s year of dominance with the 2021 Worlds trophy
But if EDG can be satisfied because they won the championship of the biggest tournament in League of Legends, then a traditional representative of the LPL – the champion MSI 2021 – RNG is not happy at all. After MSI 2021, this team went through a rather volatile early Summer 2021 period. After that, they were still in trouble when the former Mlxg player accused him of owed his livestream salary for a long time. At Worlds 2021, RNG also struggled. They had to stop in the Quarterfinals, after losing to EDG in the LPL derby.
But this team was later entangled in a lawsuit with the former Mlxg player because he owed his livestream salary for too long.
For RNG, not winning the tournament they entered means losing. Especially when this is a team that carries the pride of China with the motto “only using domestic products”. In the last transfer window of the last season, RNG said goodbye to Cryin – a player considered to be the “weakness” of this team. Xiaohu returned to the mid lane and RNG recruited Bin – a former Weibo Gaming star for the top lane as well as brought in coach KenZhu – a member of EDG’s coaching staff who was crowned in Iceland recently.
Bin is the new contract brought in by RNG for top lane when Xiaohu was moved to mid
RNG also recruited coach KenZhu who just won the throne with EDG at Worlds 2021
Recently, RNG also showed the audience how big their determination to dominate every tournament is. Specifically, according to Xiaohu, coach KenZhu will not allow them to take a holiday if the win rate when practicing is below 75%. Therefore, the players must try hard as much as possible. This made RNG fans excited, but many of them also expressed concern when Coach KenZhu brought the spirit of “try hard maximum” from EDG to RNG.
Xiaohu shared that the coach gave a KPI of 75% of the winning rate when practicing before the upcoming holiday (Western New Year), otherwise, he will have to practice more harshly.
This is good, RNG always needs more practice, playing more games is always a good thing
Try to practice, this year is also the year of decision, championship, or retirement
Don’t ask why EDG used to look like a company and coaches were like bosses forcing players to run KPIs
In addition, there is also an opinion that bringing Xiaohu to the mid lane can reduce his effectiveness as well as that of RNG. The reason is because Xiaohu has proved extremely talented at the top while in the mid lane, he is just hitting the shoulder level.
I still have a feeling that Xiaohu hitting top is better than hitting mid
Xiaohu’s mid isn’t very good
However, in general, everyone has to admit that RNG is really in need of “martial law”. They lost all the way from Summer 2021 to Worlds 2021. Therefore, RNG must soon adjust to enter the new season. Especially when the other teams all have quality additions to their roster and will definitely be a huge obstacle on the journey of RNG.