Very glad Ohaiyo chose China because he would have been wasted in the teams available elsewhere.— Anthony Hodgson (@scantzor) 5. Februar 2018
LFY got a great deal here, and already having a fellow Malaysian makes it all the more likely that the transition will work.
It must be said though. Story of Inflame’s career.
All the drama has now come to an end, with Chong Xin 'Ohaiyo' Khoo finding a new team: He will join his fellow countryman Soon Chuan 'ah fu' Tue in LFY, replacing He 'InFlame' Yongzheng, who is on hiatus from pro play while he recovers from back problems.
Also stepping into the LFY roster is LGD-Gaming's old hotshot Yao 'Yao' Zhengzheng. Returning to LFY for the second time, he will take up the captain's role and play in position four - meaning ah fu switches to position five.
Another returning Chinese player is Xie 'Super!' Junhao, back after a two week trial for Invictus Gaming. The 25 year old will be going back to playing the midlane, leaving Du 'Monet' Peng to be the one LFY player who hasn't left or changed roles.
Taking a look at the current Pro Circuit rankings shows that LFY is profiting by taking Ohaiyo (87.5 DPC) and Yao (67.5 DPC). That means that, despite losing their old captain DDC, LFY is now ranked 13th place, pulling just ahead of compLexity Gaming.
Current lineup LGD.Forever Young
Du 'Monet' Peng
Xie 'Super!' Junhao
Chong Xin 'Ohaiyo' Khoo
Yao 'Yao' Zhengzheng
Soon Chuan 'ah fu' Tue
Photo credit: ESL