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LGD Gaming Re-enters Dota 2 Despite Nearing Bankruptcy

In March 2024, rumors spread that the prestigious Chinese organization was under heavy financial issues, and was on the... Owen | 22. May 2024

In March 2024, rumors spread that the prestigious Chinese organization was under heavy financial issues, and was on the verge of bankruptcy. Only two months later, LGD Gaming is back in operation.

Former LGD Gaming players Wang “Ame” Chunyu and Yang “Chalice” Shenyi discussed on their live streams about LGD potentially going bankrupt. The players claimed the organization still owed them money from their time in the team, which was already years ago. 

These rumors were supported by the fact that LGD Gaming ceased their Dota 2 operations in the same month. The roster wasn’t performing too poorly, as the last two tournaments they played before going into intermission were BetBoom DACHA Dubai 2024 and Games of the Future 2024, where they finished 7-8th and 2nd, respectively. 

However, the team failed to qualify for more international events, losing to Azure Ray or G2.iG in the regional qualifications. With the organization’s financial issues piling up, LGD Gaming decided to halt the progress of the Dota 2 division. 

Just today, LGD Gaming announced they have returned to the professional scene, making a slight roster change in the process. Former mid laner Gao “Setsu” Zhenxiong has departed from the team and has been replaced by Xu “Echo” Ziliang.

The new composition of LGD Gaming is now:

  • Guo “shiro” Xuanang
  • Xu “Echo” Ziliang
  • Li “niu” Kongbo
  • Xiong “Pyw” Jiahan
  • Zhang “y`” Yiping
  • Zhang “xiao8” Ning (Coach)

The core LGD Gaming roster decided to stick together. The squad had a relatively successful 2023 season attributed to their top-three finish at The International 12. 

Echo is currently ranked 67th on the Asian leaderboard, and is a noteworthy name in the Chinese region. Him and Guo “shiro” Xuanang had a stint together in 2022 when they were under the EHOME organization. Former LGD Gaming support player Lin “planet” Hao was also a part of that roster.

Other than satisfactory finishes in the Chinese DPC League, Echo has not made his mark in the international Dota 2 scene yet. He has not qualified for any international LAN tournaments, and mainly spent his time playing with Chinese stacks for numerous small tournaments and qualifiers. 

It remains a mystery how LGD Gaming suddenly came back to the scene despite allegedly owing former players money and finding themselves on the brink of bankruptcy. Additionally, the organization also announced a new roster for the popular mobile game Honor of Kings.

Did they receive sudden investments? We will never know. 

Header: LGD Gaming