Royal Never Give Up, a major Chinese epsorts organization, has officially entered the Dota 2 scene with their org, which has already qualified for their regional Kuala Lumpur Major closed qualifier.
RNG registered their full roster in the Dota Majors system early Thursday morning, and they announced their presence on Weibo as well. The organization is most known for their successful compeitive League of Legends squad, which has made it to the annual Worlds finals event twice so far. It appears that Dota 2 is the org’s first attempt to expand into other games.
While RNG is new to the Dota 2, the lineup is nothing to shake a finger at, as it’s full of respected players from China and Malaysia. Most notable are Du “Monet” Peng and Tue “ah fu” Soon Chuan, who were both part of LGD.Forever Young during their stunning third-place run at The International 7.
This roster also brings on Malaysian player Adam Erwann Shah bin Akhtar Hussein, better known as “343,” who has a history with CompLexity and Fnatic; Sun “Srf” Runfa, who was with Invictus Gaming at The International 8; and Gao “Setsu” Zhenxiong, most known for his time on CDEC.
Already, they’re seeing some success, as they made it through the second open regional qualifier for the Kuala Lumpur Major; they will be put to the test in the closed qualifier, where they’ll face the likes of PSG.LGD, Vici Gaming and other Chinese giants.
The official registered roster is as follows:
- Adam Erwann Shah bin Akhtar Hussein, or “343”
- Tue Soon “-ah fu-” Chuan
- Du “Monet” Peng
- Gao “Setsu” Zhenxiong
- Sun “Srf” Runfa
There is no word at the moment on managing staff nor a coach.
RNG’s pursuit of a Dota 2 roster was leaked during a controversy between Monet and his former home organization, LGD Gaming, when LGD revealed Monet was attempting to negotiate his departure among LGD, EHOME and RNG.