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RNG Sign Top Laner Langx after Letme Announces Retirement

Isaac McIntyre | 
Xie “Langx” Zehn-Ying, formerly known as XiaoAL, is set to replace retiring Yan “Letme” Jun-Ze with RNG. Image via LPL.

Xie “Langx” Zehn-Ying, formerly known as XiaoAL, is set to replace retiring Yan “Letme” Jun-Ze with RNG. Image via LPL.

Royal Never Give Up have signed top laner Xie “Langx” Zhen-Ying from Suning Gaming, just days after Yan “Letme” Jun-Ze announced his retirement from League of Legends.

The former Chinese champions have also acquired Rogue Warriors coach Chou “Steak” Lu-Hsi, who is set to take the helm at Royal Never Give Up from the 2019 Summer Split.

Letme’s retirement came after the top laner, who recently took a break from the game due to mental health issues, announced he was no longer confident in his level of play in the LPL.

“The current me has a lot of difficulties in helping the team,” Letme said in his retirement letter. “Instead, I’ll become a hindrance to the team. For me, it’s time to face reality and, and put an end to my career.

“There are many crossroads in life. I have never regretted choosing this path to play professionally. And I’m not curious about what story Yan Junze would have if he hadn’t become Letme. This experience has had many twists and turns, tears, glory, brothers, regret, I feel fantastic and satisfied. So everyone, please understand my decision.”

Replacement laner XiaoAL, now known as Langx, comes to RNG from tenth-place Suning. Although his former roster had a disappointing campaign in Spring, their departing top player still shone in a difficult period. It has not yet been confirmed if he will start over Shek “AmazingJ” Wai Ho or Liu “Zz1tai” Zhi-Hao, both of whom are still signed to RNG in 2019.

Isaac McIntyre
Isaac 'Everin' McIntyre is an Australian esports journalist, primarily covering the European Championship and stories and narratives about League of Legends around the world. He played an embarrassing amount of Summoners Rift games with a locked camera before figuring out it was completely optional.
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