The Chinese squad returns one player to the active, signs two others to round out lineup.
The chaos and excitement of the roster shuffle period isn’t over just yet, as Chinese squad LGD.Forever Young is preparing to make changes to its own lineup just a day before the roster lock. The organization announced several changes to be made, beginning with the removal of Ou “Op” Peng from the active roster following a trial period in which the midlaner was on loan from Invictus Gaming. Also leaving the team is He “Inflame” Yongzheng, who is taking a break from Dota due to health concerns. These moves clear the way for some new and returning players to join the LGD.FY roster, beginning with Xie “Super” Junhao who return to the squad following a trial period with Invictus Gaming. Also joining the team are former Fnatic offlaner Khoo “Ohaiyo” Chong Xin and former LGD Gaming support Yao “Yao” Zhengzheng.
Ohaiyo comes to LGD.Forever Young following the much publicized drama regarding his departure from his former team, Fnatic. Since his departure from the SEA squad, Ohaiyo has been playing for various squads in search of a new team, including a small appearance as a stand-in for Team Secret at the ESL One Genting Minor. This will not be Ohaiyo’s first run within the Chinese region, as the offlaner previously played with Chinese organization EHOME back in 2015. With all of the recent drama surrounding him, much has been said about Ohaiyo’s abilities both positive and negative, but either way he brings veteran experience and talent to an LGD.FY lineup struggling through a slump in recent times.
While on the subject of veteran presences, few players have as much experience within the Chinese region as Yao, LGD.FY’s new support player. A professional player since 2011, Yao is a six time TI participant and helped LGD Gaming to six Top 4 finishes in Pro Circuit Qualifiers as well as a 2nd place finish at the PGL Open Bucharest Minor in October. The addition of Yao will also bump up LGD.FY’s Qualifying Point total, as Yao holds 67.5 points so far this season. Yao’s presence on the roster should provide a stable and hopefully consistent presence as LGD.Forever Young looks to re-energize itself an make a return to prominence on the Pro Circuit stage.
The new lineup of LGD.Forever Young
- Du “Monet” Peng (Carry)
- Xie “Super” Junhao (Mid)
- Khoo “Ohaiyo” Chong Xin (Offlane)
- Yao “Yao” Zhengzheng (Support)
- Tue “ah fu” Soon Chuan (Support)