PSG.LGD Gaming officially announced today the departure of their coach Yao “QQQ” Yi from the team. According to the extended announcement made on Weibo, QQQ departs on his wish, despite the origination trying to keep him for the next season.
“We really appreciate the effort and hard-work QQQ has been putting on the team. After having a thorough discussion with him, we respect his own choice and wish him best of luck in the future,” said PSG.LGD on Weibo.
QQQ joined LGD Gaming in January 2017 and pushed the team to great results through his over two years service. Under his guidance, LGD later rebranded to PSG.LGD, finished top four at TI7, became runners up at TI8 and last week in Shanghai, China, they reached the top 3 at The International 2019. Right after his team was eliminated this year from TI9 in the lower bracket finals, QQQ posted on his Weibo page “to the youth that I never regretted, farewell,” hinting his decision to exit the competitive scene.
In March this year PSG.LGD decided to work with two coaches and welcomed back to the club Yao “Yao” Zhengzheng, who from 2012 to 2018 fought only under the LGD/LFY banner. Yao was present in Shanghai this year with the team for TI9 and will most probably become their main coach.
In the same announcement made today, August 29, the PSG.LGD also informs the fans that the team will skip the first Major tournament of the new Dota Pro Circuit as the team captain, Xu “fy” Linsen will take a three month break to undergo eye surgery.
Extract from PSG.LGD’s official announcement:
“To recover from his eye surgery, player of LGD Gaming Dota2 Division, Linsen “fy” Xu will take 3-month break before he returns to the team.
After a thorough communication within the team, we decided that the Dota2 Division of LGD Gaming will not attend the first Major in the upcoming season as both the club and players want to start the new season with our full roster.”
PSG.LGD current roster:
- Wang “Ame” Chunyu
- Lu “Maybe” Yao
- Yang “Chalice”‘ Shenyi
- Jian Wei “xNova” Yap
- Xu “fy” Linsen