Team China roster for Dota 2 at Asian Games 2022 includes Wang ‘Ame’ Chunyu, Lu ‘Somnus’ Yao, Yang ‘Chalice’ Shenyi, and more

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The Team China roster for Dota 2 at the upcoming Asian Games is out, and this combination of gamers is one for the books.

Former PSG.LGD stars Wang ‘Ame’ Chunyu and Zhao ‘Xinq’ Zixing are coming back from retirement to lead their country as they gun for gold in the Dota 2 competition. The rest of the team is made up of three from Azure Ray: mid player Lu ‘Somnus Yao’, offlaner Yang ‘Chalice’ Shenyi and coach Zhang ‘LaNm’ Zhicheng, Invictus Gaming’s Xiong ‘Pyw’ Jiahan and Team Aster’s Yu ‘皮球’ Yajun.

These seven talented players were not picked by chance ­­– they were shortlisted from a group of 27 players through trials of games and interviews.

Even with a rigorous selection criterion, some fans were disappointed at the final line-up of players, as they had hoped that the more active players from PSG.LCD ­– one of the oldest esports organisations in China ­­– would be involved.

Regardless of the letdown, most fans agreed that they still expected to see Team China on the podium at the Asian Games. Some also pointed out that most gamers in the roster were once part of PSG.LCD.

Other countries competing in Dota 2 at the Asian Games include India, Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Laos, Thailand, Singapore, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Jordan. Team India’s roster consists of captain Darshan ‘A35’ Bata and Krish ‘Krish’ Gupta, while Team Malaysia’s line-up includes “first-generation god” Ng ‘YamateH’ Wei Poong.

Before the Asian Games themselves, qualification competition ‘Road to Asian Games’ will be held from Jul 12 to Jul 16 this year. The competition, which takes place in Macau, will determine the teams’ seeding for the Asian Games.

The Asian Games themselves will take place in Hangzhou, China from Sep 23 to Oct 8. Other esports titles featured in the Games include EA Sports FIFA, League of Legends and PUBG Mobile.

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