LGD International — the secondary, Southeast Asia-based squad of Chinese organization LGD Esports — have fortified their roster with veterans Dominik “Black^” Reitmeier and Lai “Ahjit” Jay Son. Also added to the squad was Raymond “Ray” Then.
Black^, Ahjit, and Ray have replaced Christian “Skadi” John Abasolo, Yuri “Yowe” Dave Pacaña, and Rick Lee “darly” Ryc Kee in LGD.International’s first roster update since returning in early February.
Ahjit becomes the team’s carry player while Black^ is the new midlaner. Ray takes the team’s Position 4 support role.
Black^ is arguably the most decorated journeyman in Dota 2, having played in every region of the scene except in the CIS so far. The German player most recently played for South Korean organization T1, but was released by the team in mid-March.
This will be Black’s second stint with LGD.int, as he also joined the organization’s first roster back in 2012, which comprised a mix of European and North American players.
Ahjit joins LGD.int after a short stint with the LGD organization’s main Dota 2 squad, PSG.LGD. PSG.LGD received the Malaysian player in a blockbuster trade in early February that sent their star carry player, Wang “Ame” Chunyu, to CDEC Gaming.
Mere days after the trade, however, PSG.LGD suddenly announced that they were benching Ahjit before the ESL One Los Angeles Major Open qualifiers, apparently due to difficulty meshing with the team. Ahjit ended up being quietly removed from PSG.LGD’s roster at the end of February without having played in a single game for the team.
LGD.int’s initial roster had been mostly disappointing since its debut, finishing at 5th-8th place at the ESL SEA Championship 2020 Open Qualifier and 7th-8th place at the Hainan Master Spring Invitational SEA Qualifier.
The addition of Black^ and Ahjit is expected to infuse much-needed experience and guidance to the rest of LGD.int’s young roster, in hopes of improving the team’s results moving forward.
LGD International Dota 2 roster:
- Lai “Ahjit” Jay Son
- Dominik “Black^” Reitmeier
- Wang “Gy” Kok Guan
- Pang “BrayaNt” Jian Zhe
- Raymond “Ray” Then
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