Royal Never Quit beat Suning in a close three-games series throughout the 2nd week of the 2021 LPL Spring Split.

Entering into the game, all eyes were on the top lane because Xiaohu, who just recently switched to the top lane had to face the 2020 Worlds Finalist Bin. Xiaohu popped off with a surprise Orianna leading lane choice and Gnar throughout the series, making himself 2 MVP votes.

The series started with a great draft phase for both groups. RNG shocked everyone by picking Orianna in the leading lane versus Bin’s Aatrox. Xiaohu utilized the mid lane champ perfectly after playing mid lane for so many years over in the LPL, closing down the Aatrox and providing great utility in teamfights with the pick.

RNG got a lead due to some early game skirmishes, which they maintained and transitioned to neutral objectives. After choosing up the Cloud Dragon Soul, they were able to win teamfight after teamfight, ultimately closing out the very first video game.

In the 2nd game Suning altered their draft priority and in-game plan, rapidly dismantling RNG’s defenses in a 32-minute game. RNG looked totally various compared to the very first video game, not defending goals and losing most teamfights.

In the third video game, RNG first chose Alistar, one of the very best supports in the current meta. He was prohibited in the first two video games by Suning, however the pick slept through the banning stage in the 3rd game. With this choice, Ming managed to help his team snowball early on and then keep an excellent control of the map throughout the whole game. After a 42-minute slow-paced video game, RNG won a teamfight and ended up the series with a 2-1 score.

RNG will be back next week with a match against Oh my God on Thursday, Jan. 21 at 5am CT. OMG is presently 0-2 in the LPL Spring Split standings and shouldn’t be a substantial danger for RNG.