Could they put the region back on top?
Things have been rough for Chinese Dota 2 fans in the past few seasons. The last time a team from the region won The International was Wings in 2016. PSG.LGD were runners-up twice in 2018 and 2021 and finished third in 2019, but ultimate glory escaped them.
The disappointment continued in the Lima Major this month. Despite looking promising in the Dota Pro Circuit Winter Tour 2023, EHOME and Knights actually ended up finishing in last place, while PSG.LGD ended up placing ninth and Team Aster finished seventh, leaving a lot to be desired in the eyes of Dota 2 fans.
The good news, however, is the turning point might have finally arrived. A new Dota 2 super team has formedor rather, been rebuiltunder the Xtreme Gaming banner with Ghost, Paparazzi, JT-, Kaka, and Dy.
The line-up isn’t entirely new. LanM replaced Pyw, who left the Chinese organization earlier this week after a string of lukewarm performances saw Xtreme Gaming finish fifth in the DPC CN 2023 Tour One: Division One.
Whats more, the legendary LaNm, who has been involved in the scene as a player and coach since 2011, will coach the new roster. His experience played a big role in Team Asters regional success in the past two years.
Hell look to do the same for Xtreme, and there’s a good chance it’ll pan out. Theyll compete in the DPC CN 2023 Tour Two: Division One in the upcoming weeks, and if they can mesh, theres a good chance theyll surge to the top of the ladder.