Xiaohu has actually been looking extraordinary in the leading lane this split.

Royal Never Quit extended their win streak to four games in the 2021 LPL Spring Split after taking down Triumph 5 in a close-fought three-games series.

Entering into this League of Legends series, RNG was slightly favored after their dominance over the past couple of weeks. Xiaohu in specific has actually been playing really well in the leading lane after swapping to it throughout the offseason. He played three different champions throughout today’s series in Lucian, Gnar, and Akali. His performance on Akali in the last video game made him his 3rd MVP vote of the split.

The very first video game of the series looked helpful for V5 in the early phases of the video game. The group managed to camp Xiaohu’s Lucian in the top lane, killing him 3 times by 13 minutes. With all resources focused on shutting down Xiaohu, RNG popped off in other lanes. Once the video game got to the teamfight stage, V5 was up to RNG’s exceptional structure, which they used really well to shutdown V5. As the game went by, RNG kept growing their lead, before ending up the video game after removing the Baron at the 27th minute mark.

Entering into the second video game, V5 adjusted their tactic and removed power choices from RNG. They played better and kept protecting kill after kill, before growing a gold lead of more than nine thousand gold. With that big lead, they utilized their mid-game composition to end up the game and adjust the series.

After the terrible 2nd game loss, RNG altered their draft and got a structure concentrated on winning the lane without a good frontline. The focus in the early game was on the top lane with Xiaohu’s Akali popping off and protecting three eliminates prior to the laning phase was over.

He utilized the champion really well to extend the gold lead his group had by wandering to other lanes and removing unsuspecting opponents prior to they understood what occurred. With a fed Akali on their group, RNG funneled their resources into controlling the map and securing a clean 32-minute victory.

RNG (4-0) preserve the third place in the 2021 LPL Spring Split standings with this win. They’ll be back on the Rift on Friday, Jan. 29 with a crucial match-up against the undefeated Group WE. Both groups have been looking unstoppable so far and stand a good possibility at taking the other down.