Chinese all-star squad Big God returns to Dota 2 scene

xiao8 announces return of Chinese Dota 2 veterans to foster new talent in reborn Big God lineup.

Legendary Chinese Dota player Zhang “xiao8” Ning made a surprising statement today, as the TI4 winner announced the return of himself and three other Dota 2 veterans to reform the squad Big God in 2018. The team was originally formed in late 2014 and was comprised of various legends and retired Chinese players. After a brief run of a couple of months that included a fourth place finish at the Dota 2 Asia Championships 2015, the squad’s members went their separate ways.

This time around, the team is forming with the expressed goal of introducing and grooming an up and coming talent in the Chinese region: offlaner Shen “无敌” Chao. Chao is said to be a remarkably talented player, having begun playing Dota 2 only around half a year ago and having hit 8000 MMR under the old ranked system. He currently holds a position within the top 100 players in the Chinese region, and has been playing in the CDEC Masters League with impressive results.

Joining the newcomer in his first foray into the competitive Dota 2 scene will be four titans and veterans of the Chinese Dota. Zhang “xiao8” Ning is reported to be playing the support role for Big God and will most likely serve as the team’s captain. Legendary carry player Xu “BurNIng” Zhilei will be playing carry for the team, having shifted away from his inactive position with the Invictus Gaming organization. A TI winner and another former Invictus Gaming player, Luo “Ferrari_430” Feichi will be playing mid for Big God, while Li “chisbug” Chen will hold the other support position.

This Big God lineup has all the makings of a powerful team within the Chinese region. Veteran leadership combined with new, young talent should bring an intriguing new story to shake things up in the region in 2018. The Dota 2 world will wait with anticipation to see the debut of this new team as well its up and coming offlaner.

The announced Big God lineup

  • Xu “BurNIng” Zhilei (Carry)
  • Luo “Ferrari_430” Feichi (Mid)
  • Shen “无敌” Chao (Offlane)
  • Zhang “xiao8” Ning (Support)
  • Li “chisbug” Chen (Support)

Xiao8’s announcement via Weibo & VPGAME article (Chinese)

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