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RNG defeat Kingzone DragonX in MSI final - match report

The finals for League of Legends' mid-season invitational took place this weekend, featuring the four teams that rose to the top from an initial sixteen after weeks of online competition. Chinese outfit Royal Never Give Up were the ones to claim the number one spot, ending their agonising wait for an international tournament win with a 3-1 victory over KING-ZONE DragonX. The MVP of the final was undoubtedly RNG's ADC, Jian "Uzi" Zi-Hao, asserting himself on the international stage as fans have long suspected he could. Here's our recap of the final.

Game 1 - Royal Never Give Up(Blue Side) v Kingzone DragonX (Red Side)

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[caption id="attachment_104009" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Royal didn't let Kingzone play their split push comp Royal didn't let Kingzone play their split push comp[/caption] Coming into game one of the Mid-Season Invitational finals the analyst made it clear - if Royal Never Give Up want to take home the trophy they would need to play out of their minds. If the first game of the series is any indication, Royal is ready to be up to the task. By the end of the draft it becomes clear what the two strategies are. Drafting Fiora and Irelia, Kingzone make it very clear they want to play a 1-3-1 composition with Sejuani and Braum to protect the Caitlyn in sieges. Royal’s answer to this to put a Sion in the mid lane and Orn in the top lane with Karsa on his signature Skarner to be able to engage and pick off any Kingzone member in the side lane. From the start of the game, it was clear that the three tank composition of Royal Never Give Up would prove to be too much for the squishy side of Kingzone. Towers proved to be a non deterrent as a pick on Khan in the bottom lane is converted into a successful tower dive in the top lane by RNG. Despite GorillA being able to scare a low health Royal off their first Baron attempt, another won teamfight is converted into a Nashor and the eventual win for Royal Never Give Up.

KDA & CS

Royal Never Give Up: 14/4/41

Letme:

2/1/9 w/ 253cs Karsa: 2/1/9 w/ 181cs Xiaohu: 2/2/9 w/ 253cs Uzi: 7/0/4 w/ 369cs Ming: 1/0/10 w/ 17cs

Kingzone DragonX: 4/14/8

Khan:

0/2/2 w/ 243cs Peanut: 0/2/3 w/ 199cs Bdd: 3/4/1 w/ 278cs PraY: 1/3/0 w/ 324cs GorillA: 0/3/2 w/ 67cs

Winner: Royal Never Give Up

Game 2 - Royal Never Give Up(Blue Side) v Kingzone DragonX (Red Side)

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[caption id="attachment_104010" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Kingzone answer back in game two Kingzone answer back in game two[/caption] Kingzone learned the lesson from game one that a triple threat composition doesn’t work into the triple tank composition that Royal drafted. In this draft, Kingzone takes Khan off a carry and instead puts him on the Cho’gath. Royal runs back almost the exact same composition as game one slotting in Morgana over the banned out Janna and Galio to replace the Sion. From the start of the match, the game played out in Kingzone’s flavor as a cheeky level one nets them the first blood on Uzi. Kingzone is able to transfer that advantage into an eventual first tower take. Despite a strong team fight from Royal that nets them the mid inhibitor, PraY’s Varus does work in a turnaround team fight in Kingzone’s own jungle. After the teamfight, the LCK representatives convert it into a Baron and an eventual and dominant win.

KDA & CS

Royal Never Give Up: 7/10/17

Letme:

1/2/4 w/ 299cs Karsa: 2/2/5 w/ 146cs Xiaohu: 1/2/1 w/ 307cs Uzi: 3/3/2 w/ 355cs Ming: 0/1/5 w/ 15cs

Kingzone DragonX: 10/7/31

Khan:

2/1/6 w/ 322cs Peanut: 0/1/7 w/ 158cs Bdd: 2/1/7 w/ 329cs PraY: 4/1/6 w/ 363cs GorillA: 2/3/5 w/ 73cs Winner: Kingzone DragonX

Game 3 - Royal Never Give Up(Blue Side) v Kingzone DragonX (Red Side)

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[caption id="attachment_104014" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Xiaohu reminds kingzone why they were banning vladimir Xiaohu reminds kingzone why they were banning vladimir[/caption] Xiaohu showed both in the group stage and their series versus Fnatic that his Vladimir had to be respected. Kingzone opted to adjust their bans to take away Letme’s Orn, leaving the Vald open. Royal wastes no time locking it in and it proved to be a huge issue for Kingzone, as Xiaohu roamed the map with the assistance of Karsa on Skarner and Letme on Shen, punishing the bottom lane of PraY and GorillA. Won team fight after won team fight, and a Royal Never Give Up with a massive lead closes out game three with a lead.

KDA & CS

Royal Never Give Up: 15/3/30

Letme:

1/2/5 w/ 198cs Karsa: 0/0/10 w/ 160cs Xiaohu: 6/1/4 w/ 241cs Uzi: 7/0/3 w/ 315cs Ming: 1/0/8 w/ 18cs

Kingzone DragonX: 3/15/5

Khan:

1/3/1 w/ 232cs Peanut: 0/2/2 w/ 120cs Bdd: 1/41 w/ 171cs PraY: 1/4/0 w/ 218cs GorillA: 0/2/1 w/ 51cs

Winner: Royal Never Give Up

 

Game 4 - Royal Never Give Up(Blue Side) v Kingzone DragonX (Red Side)

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[caption id="attachment_104013" align="aligncenter" width="600"]Uzi adds a second trophy to his case Uzi adds a second trophy to his case[/caption] The “Crownless King” is crownless no more. In the face of a very unique composition drafted by Kingzone DragonX, Royal had to dig deep to make sure they could take the victory. Despite multiple plays to shut down Khan’s Illaoi, the rest of the Kingzone comp put a lot of pressure on the map, racking up uncontested after uncontested objective across the map. The combo of Vel’koz and Rakkan afforded Kingzone a massive lead and an impressive team fight after team fight. However, Xiaohu and Uzi would not be denied their title. In a do or die situation, Letme releases a long range Call of the Forge God that connects on PraY. Immediately, Xiaohu flashes and uses the Nether Grasp to lockdown the Kingzone ADC and Uzi follows up with the kill on both PraY and GorillA. With the LCK bot lane out of the picture, Royal Never Gives Up marches down the mid lane and takes down the Nexus.

KDA & CS

Royal Never Give Up: 13/9/34

Letme:

2/0/10 w/ 293cs Karsa: 1/3/10 w/ 173cs Xiaohu: 2/3/6 w/ 318cs Uzi: 7/2/1 w/ 495cs Ming: 1/1/7 w/ 20cs

Kingzone DragonX: 9/13/29

Khan:

1/5/4 w/ 336cs Peanut: 1/1/7 w/ 218cs Bdd: 3/1/6 w/ 294cs PraY: 3/2/4 w/ 385cs GorillA: 1/4/8 w/ 15cs Winner: Royal Never Give Up