This is part of “Into the Invitational“, a series about the teams competing at the ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational. In this series we’ll look at each team’s DPC season, their TI9 campaign, and any subsequent roster changes to see how they match up before they clash on December 20-22 at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
PSG.LGD is a top tier Chinese organization that finished in sixth place during the 2018-2019 DPC season.
They performed exceptionally well at The International 2019, and finished at the top of Group A, with victories over the likes of Team Secret, Team Liquid, and Mineski.
In the knockout stage, they made quick work of CIS powerhouse, Virtus.pro, 2-0, then defeated fellow Chinese squad, Vici Gaming, 2-0 before losing a tightly-contested winners finals to eventual champions, OG.
They were eventually eliminated in a thrilling 1-2 series by Team Liquid in the losers finals, who were in the midst of a historic run through the loser’s bracket.
The team is currently taking a break, and has chosen to skip the first DPC major, with Xu “fy” Linsen taking a three-month rest due to eye surgery.
The ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational will be the first competitive event for PSG.LGD since TI9, and will serve as the perfect opportunity for the to survey the new Dota 2 competitive landscape.
PSG.LGD’s roster for the Invitational is unchanged from their TI9 squad:
- (1) Wang “Ame” Chunyu
- (2) Lu “Somnus丶M” Yao
- (3) Yang “Chalice” Shenyi
- (4) Xu “fy” Linsen
- (5) Yap “xNova” Wei
This roster has been together since 2018, and is anchored by legendary Chinese player Fy, who is capable of single-handedly carrying his team to victory:
PSG.LGD is a team that performs at their best at big events, when the competition is at its toughest. With most of the world’s best teams all competing at the ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational, look out for a big performance from the Chinese squad.