Xiaohu
Li Yuan-Hao 
China
Royal Never Give Up
Unconventional picks result in victory over Kingzone
May 20, 2018
Xiaohu earned a series KDA of 11/8/20 in his team's 3-1 series victory over Kingzone DragonX in the MSI Finals.
ANALYSIS
Although Xiaohu did not have any extremely flashy games, his consistent performance on a variety of picks was enough to secure his team's victory over KZ. He started off the series with a dominant Sion to shut down the enemy Irelia. Able to tank through the enemy damage, he provided additional initiation that was crucial to the Game 1 victory. In the remainder of the series, he fell back to more traditional control mages that allowed him to output huge amounts of damage and assist in claiming teamfight victories left and right. As he drew large amounts of focus from the enemy team, the rest of his team was able to easily control the pace of fights, quickly closing out the final two games of the series, bringing RNG a convincing 3-1 series victory.
Leads RNG in kills during series sweep
May 18, 2018
Xiaohu finished Friday's sweep of Fnatic with a 25/12/15 combined KDA.
ANALYSIS
Xiaohu ended Game 1 with a 10/4/5 KDA as Irelia. He was involved in 15 of 27 kills, tying for the second-highest kill participation while leading RNG with 10 kills. In Game 2, Xiaohu used Vladimir and earned a 10/4/3 KDA. He was involved in 13 of 18 kills, tying for the team-high kill participation and leading RNG in kills for the second straight game. For the final game of the series, Xiaohu used Ryze and finished with a 5/4/7 KDA. He was involved in 12 of 20 kills, tying for the second-highest kills in the series. Xiaohu tied for the team-high kill participation in the series while leading RNG with 25 of their 65 kills.
Breezy game on Malzahar
May 15, 2018
Xiaohu ended RNG's Monday win over Kingzone with a 1/1/11 KDA.
ANALYSIS
Playing Malzahar into Bdd's Galio, Xiaohu took advantage of the strong matchup to quickly begin growing a CS lead even as his team fell behind early. Once teamfights started, Xiaohu's Malefic Gaze was a key cog in RNG's crowd-control machine, helping to pick off enemies in teamfights and feed Uzi's Kai'Sa. As a result, he came out of the game with a strong, if supportive scoreline.
Shows off on Zoe
May 15, 2018
Xiaohu finished RNG's win over EVOS with a 3/1/5 KDA as Zoe.
ANALYSIS
Xiaohu ended the game involved in eight of his team's 11 kills. His three kills were the second most on the team, while his five assists were also the second highest total. Xiaohu helped RNG to a one-sided win on the final day of the group stage.
Assist heavy performance
May 14, 2018
Xiaohu ended Monday's win over Flash Wolves with a 1/2/9 KDA as Taliyah.
ANALYSIS
Xiaohu didn't end the game with very many kills but utilized Taliyah's roam pressure to set up kills throughout the game. He was involved in 10 of 14 kills, ending the game with his team's second-highest assist total.
Solid performance on Ryze in win
May 14, 2018
Xiaohu earned a 3/3/7 KDA on Ryze in Royal Never Give Up's win against Fnatic on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Xiaohu had a rough start to the game as he gave up first blood and wasn't able to keep Caps' Aurelion Sol from roaming and picking up kills. However, when it came to the teamfighting in the second half of the game, Xiaohu was able to make up for any of his early setbacks. RNG began to smash FNC in teamfights and Xiaohu was able to pick up plenty of assists by Realm Warping to cut off any chance of escape. Around 41 minutes in RNG was able to ace FNC and then knock down the Nexus, to even out its record on Day 3 of MSI.
Zoe carry not enough to stop Team Liquid
May 14, 2018
Xiaohu earned a 4/2/3 KDA on Zoe in Royal never Give Up's loss to Team Liquid on Sunday.
ANALYSIS
Xiaohu was holding his own in lane against Pobelter's Vladimir as he kept the CS close and was laying down plenty of poke damage. While Xiaohu did fine in the laning phase he wasn't able to roam and help side lanes. During the mid game teamfights, Xiaohu again was able to dole out the damage but it wasn't enough. He attempted to carry earned him 100 percent kill participation as well as most damage dealt to champions on RNG.
One death in each game
April 12, 2018
Xiaohu finished Thursday's sweep of WE with a 5/2/9 combined KDA.
ANALYSIS
Xiaohu ended Game 1 with a 2/1/7 KDA as Orianna. He was involved in all nine kills, leading RNG with seven assists, while tying for the second-highest kill total in Game 1. In Game 2, Xiaohu used Zoe and earned with a 3/1/2 KDA. He was involved in five of 10 kills, finishing tied for the team-high kill total as RNG closed out the series. Xiaohu ended the series involved in 14 of 19 kills, earning the second-highest kill total with five.
Carries Game 3 to decide series
February 28, 2018
Xiaohu finished RNG's 2-1 win over VG with a 16/4/14 combined KDA.
ANALYSIS
Xiaohu ended Game 1 with a 3/0/6 KDA as Cassiopeia. He was unkillable, ending the game involved in half of his team's kills while tying for the second-highest kill total in the game. In Game 2, Xiaohu used Galio and finished with a 3/3/3 KDA. He was involved in six of 11 kills, tying Uzi for the team-high kill total as RNG dropped Game 2. In the series deciding Game 3, Xiaohu used Vladimir to earn a 10/1/5 KDA. He was the main carry for RNG, ending the game involved in 15 of 19 kills while leading the game with 10 kills. Xiaohu's 10 kills in Game 3 helped him finish with a series-high 16 kills across the three games.
Stands up to Rookie in the final two games
January 15, 2018
Xiaohu ended RNG's 2-1 win over iG with a 8/5/18 KDA in three games as Ryze.
ANALYSIS
Xiaohu ended Game 1 with a 2/1/2 KDA. He was involved in all four RNG kills, tying for the team-high in kills and finishing with the third highest assist total. In Game 2, Xiaohu was unkillable, ending with a 1/0/6 KDA. He was involved in seven of 13 kills, picking up only one kill of his own, but ending the game with the fourth-highest assist total. For the final game, Xiaohu earned a 5/4/10 KDA. He was involved in 15 of 21 kills, tying for the team-high in kills and ending the game with double-digit assists.
Dominant showing in series victory over Fnatic
October 22, 2017
Xiaohu earned a series KDA of 9/4/32 in RNG's 3-1 victory over Fnatic in the 2017 World Championship quarterfinals.
ANALYSIS
Playing strong carries in every game but one, Xiaohu easily controlled the pace of the game in his team's victory over Fnatic. Starting out with two quick games on Ryze and Syndra, he moved with his team quite easily to dominate teamfights and bring his team up 2-0 in the series. Although a dominant Game 3 performance on Galio didn't yield a victory for Xiaohu due to an impressive feat of determination by Fnatic, Xiaohu still showed his team's true potential in the defeat. In Game 4, he decimated on Corki, boasting an impressive 100 percent kill participation in his team's 40-minute victory. As a result of the win, RNG closed out the series 3-1 to book their ticket to the Semifinals of the tournament.
Controls mid lane in win
October 14, 2017
Xiaohu went 3/0/4 in RNG's win against Samsung Galaxy on Friday.
ANALYSIS
Xiaohu was up to his normal antics in this game, which was a big boon to his team in this big game to close out Group C. He started off on the right foot with a kill in an early skirmish in the bot lane that gave RNG an early lead. By the time 15 minutes had passed, Xiaohu had two kills to his name as his Galio was putting in some serious work. This pattern continued as time went on, as RNG finally pulled ahead in the mid game and pushed for a win.
Doesn't match Perkz's roams
October 13, 2017
Xiaohu went 0/1/1 as RNG fell to G2 on Friday.
ANALYSIS
Playing as Syndra up against Perkz's Corki, it was expected that Xiaohu would be outscaled. However, Xiaohu had no excuse for being beaten to the punch every single time in the roaming game. He never managed to follow Perkz's roams, which contributed heavily to RNG's loss.
Backs up Uzi
October 7, 2017
xiaohu ended Saturday's win over Samsung with a 3/0/6 KDA as Syndra.
ANALYSIS
xiaohu helped Uzi carry RNG to victory over Samsung by scaling well into the late game. He was unkillable while being involved in nine of his team's 11 kills. He finished with RNG's second highest kill total and fourth highest assist total as they took control of Group C.
Steady play, even in losses
September 2, 2017
Xiaohu finished RNG's 3-2 loss to RNG with a 19/9/29 combined KDA.
ANALYSIS
Xiaohu was dominant in the opening two games of the series finishing Game 1 with a 10/2/6 KDA as Syndra and Game 2 with a 3/0/14 KDA as Lucian during RNG's two wins in the series. He played Lucian in three of the five games, but only found success in Game 2, ending Games 3 and 4 with a combined 3/4/3 KDA as EDG evened the series. In the decisive Game 5, Xiaohu finished with a 3/3/6 KDA as Orianna. Xiaohu was involved in 48 of 66 kills, finishing one kill behind Uzi for the team high.
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