Xiye Joins LGD Gaming For China’s League Pro League Summer Split 2020

Xiye Joins LGD Gaming For China’s League Pro League Summer Split 2020
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Former Dominus Esports League of Legends player Su “xiye” Hanwei is moving to LGD Gaming.

The organization announced today that the mid laner will play for LGD in the LPL Summer Split. His former teammate from DMO, Ling “Mark” Xu, has also joined LGD as a substitute support.

Xiye started his professional career in 2013 as a part of Team WE Academy for one year. He made it up to the official team and stayed there for four years until he moved to Dominus Esports.

He had a good run over those years, though. The team finished the 2017 LPL Spring Split in second place with a 10-6 record. Xiye reached 1,000 kills in the LPL in January 2019, becoming the 14th player to do so.

Mark became a professional player much more recently than xiye, however. He joined SinoDragon in 2018 and quickly moved to DMO after 10 months with the team. He only remained with DMO for a year.

When it comes to results, DMO and LGD were close in the 2020 LPL Spring standings. DMO came in 14th place while LGD were just one spot behind them in 15th.

With xiye and Mark’s addition to LGD, this is their current League roster:

  • Chen “Cult” Guo-Ji (Top laner)
  • Fang “Garvey” Jia-Wei (Top laner)
  • Guo ”Lies” Hao-Tian (Top laner)
  • Han “Peanut” Wang-ho (Jungler)
  • Su “xiye” Hanwei (Mid laner)
  • Hu “Yuuki” Hao-Ming (Mid laner)
  • Ha “Kramer” Jong-hun (Bot laner)
  • Pei “Chance” Piao (Support)
  • Liu “Killua” Dan-Yang (Support)
  • Zhang “BadeMan” Yu-Nong (Sub/Jun)
  • Ling “Mark” Xu (Sub/Sup)

More roster changes are happening across all professional League of Legends regions. Recently former World Champions sub jungler, Leyan, has joined Vici Gaming.

The 17-year-old eventually got his big break in August 2019 when he was promoted to the starting roster for the Summer Split. Even though Leyan only got to play in five games, the experience to play alongside some of the best players in the region was invaluable.

In 2020, Leyan played 27 games for Invictus Gaming as the team’s starting jungler and had a 3.1 KDA with 85 kills, 173 assists, and 84 deaths. The team finished in first place for the regular season, which was impressive considering that they had to adjust to three new players.

But IG were eliminated in the semifinals by star ADC JackeyLove and TOP Esports. They also lost to FunPlus Phoenix in the third-place matchup. It was a fall from grace that not many League fans saw coming. And now, the team must find another player to fill in the jungle position.

The 2020 LPL Summer Split starts on June 5.