For all intents and purposes, 2018 has been the year of Royal Never Give Up. Not only did they score back-to-back victories in the LPL, effectively putting a stop to the long-standing narrative of Uzi falling short of domestic titles, but they’ve cemented their dominance with first-place finishes at the 2018 MSI and Rift Rivals.
In short, RNG won every event they’ve attended, and they’re hungry for more.
But the 2018 World Championship is a completely different beast compared to other international tournaments. The stakes are higher and the field is much larger, so you won’t run into the situation of a major region crumbling because its only representative caved under pressure.
While RNG are still seen as the favorites, here are 4 Worlds teams that can challenge their dominance.