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Chinese Dota 2 star Ame returns to pro play, joins new team after one-year hiatus

After taking a one-year break from competitive Dota 2, Wang “Ame” Chunyu is dusting off his keyboard to make another run for The International Dota 2 world championship.

The return of the Chinese star player is a significant turning point in his career. He has left LGD Gaming, whom he played for for the last seven years, and is now with Xtreme Gaming.

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On December 11, Chinese organization XG announced on their official Weibo page they acquired Ame from LGD.

He will join former Vici Gaming captain Ding “Dy” Cong in XG’s roster rebuild for the Dota 2 2024 season.

Ame ends his seven-year run with LGD Gaming to join Xtreme Gaming

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XG had nothing but high praise for their new carry player.

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“Since Ame entered the Dota2 professional arena in 2015, he has won championships in the MDL International, Elite Invitational, 2018 Epicenter Cup, MDL Changsha Major, and Kyiv Major,” said XG in their announcement.

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“He has participated in TI many times and achieved runner-up results in TI8 and TI10,” the organization continued.

“This year, Ame represented China and won the gold medal in Dota 2 at the 19th Asian Games in Hangzhou. This outstanding achievement is inseparable from his amazing talent and hard work.”

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Ame has been on the verge of claiming the Aegis of the Immortal twice in his career while with LGD Gaming.

The initial instance occurred at The International 2018 when PSG.LGD narrowly missed securing the Dota 2 world championship, suffering a thrilling 3-2 defeat to the European squad OG.

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The second time took place at The International 2022, when history repeated itself for PSG.LGD.

The Chinese squad was on the brink of executing a reverse sweep to clinch TI10. However, CIS squad Team Spirit emerged victorious in the fifth and final game, concluding the series with a 3-2 loss for PSG.LGD.

After PSG. LGD’s 5th-6th place finish at TI11, Ame took a break from the competitive Dota 2 scene to focus on streaming and his personal life.

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