DD announces retirement
Xie 'DD' Bin retires from the competitive scene, leaving LGD Gaming after almost three years. The Chinese may however stay around, as casting has sparked his interest.
The Chinese scene loses yet another player as the established personality of LGD Gaming's Xie 'DD' Bin has announced that he will retire from competitive gaming. According to LGD's statement on Facebook, the player is however interested in casting, so he might stay around in the scene after all.
We have translated his tweet below:
First, I'd like to thank LGD esports club and my teammates who have been through thick and thin with me, as well as all the friends and fans who have been supporting me all these years. Without all of you fighting alongside me, I would not have the courage to carry on the path of professional gaming without regrets - from my roots Tyloo to finally LGD, every entertaining match and exciting teamfight has been deeply carved in my memory. But all good things come to an end - with the multiple issues I face I have decided to retire. After this I will continue to live in this large DOTA family, be it streaming or commentating. Finally, to my brothers who are still living their dreams, good luck and hope you achieve them!
DD has been with the LGD squad for almost three years, experiencing ups and downs. He was part of the very strong LGD squad that dominated The International 2's group stages and took home third place, being undefeated until the winner's bracket finals. He did however leave the team after TI3 for a short period, only to come back later in the year.
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