LGD's September attempts to get a visa for TI6 have been in vain
Hard lines as September misses his first-ever TI
The player unable to join the competition is Xue 'September' Zhichuan, who joined the team in the last reshuffle.
September, who previously played for CDEC.AVENGER's, is extremely well-known for his Phoenix play, which has been absolutely sublime for LGD Gaming.
They will however, now be playing without him, and it will almost certainly be a big disappointment for September as this would have been his first TI.
According to Valve's rules they may only replace him with a substitute, and LGD Gaming actually only have one registered substitute.
A former TI winner will replace him
Fortunately for LGD Gaming their only substitute is their coach and former Invictus Gaming and Newbee player Wang 'Banana' Jiao, who will be stepping in to cover for him. Banana is no stranger to the competitive scene with over 600 official matches under his belt, and in fact is a former TI winner, having won the illustrious competition with Newbee alongside Zhang 'xiao8' Ning and Wang 'SanSheng' Zhaohui.
September's replacement is their coach and TI4 winner Banana (far right)
LGD Gaming's roster for TI6
Zhang 'xiao8' Ning
Sun 'Agressif' Zheng
Zeng Rong 'MMY' Lei
Yao 'Somnus' Lu
Wang 'Banana' Jiao (replacing September)