Worlds 2018: 4 teams that can challenge RNG

The Chinese powerhouse Royal Never Give Up is looking to continue its international win streak at Worlds 2018. It might be harder than they think.

by Daniil Volkov

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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. 


Daniil Volkov