A massive game for the group, RNG vs PSG is the game that would make up a lot of people’s minds about PSG. Are they the easy Pool One side, or are they the dark horse?
Royal Never Give Up vs PSG Talon
RNG got off to the perfect start with a level one 2v2 play on the bot side. Picking up the First Blood, especially when their jungler had blown Flash so early, was a major win. Then there were more kills for RNG, this time on the top side, as they picked off Hanabi and River. As a result, RNG found themselves nearly 2k ahead by the seven-minute mark. A short time later, it's another play, and more kills for RNG, as PSG just cannot manage to get into the game. By the 10-minute mark, PSG had finally found two kills on the map, and while the lead was still 2k in favor of RNG, PSG had shown signs of life.
But then disaster struck for PSG. RNG found a great engage and killed two from PSG, as well as a First Blood tower. The lead ballooned to 5k by 14 minutes as RNG dominated. RNG pushed into the bot side to force a play but it’s a disaster for them this time. After Kaiwing caught Wei under the tower, it’s PSG that came out on top. They’re able to get a clean Ace and PSG comes back into this match with a bang. It took until the 28-minute mark until we got our next major play, where Maple was able to catch out RNG as they picked up a one-for-zero fight. Despite low health bars, no one else fell and PSG continued to slow the game.
While PSG forced a play onto the Baron, RNG was killing off Hanabi. Because of this, PSG was able to claim the Baron, but they lost three members in return, ultimately not making the most use of the play. RNG was able to take down the top lane Inhibitor as PSG reengaged on the reset. The all-in failed as they lost their jungler, handing over Infernal Soul pressure to RNG. With the Soul claimed, RNG began to starve PSG out inside their base. River attempted to make a hail mary play but it’s just not good enough. RNG took the fight, brought down the Inhibitors and ultimately secured their first win of Worlds 2021.
- Teams: RNG – PSG
- Time: 37:18
- Kills: 16-9
- Turrets: 11-3
- Gold: 69.7k – 61.6k
- Dragons: 4-1
- Barons: 0-1