Dota 2: Ame out of retirement to spearhead Chinese Asian Games team

    Wang 'Ame' Chunyu and Lu 'Somnus' Yao have made the surprising decision to come out of retirement ahead of the forthcoming Asian Games, which start in September.

    Wang 'Ame' Chunyu and Lu 'Somnus' Yao are hoping to represent China in the Asian Games Wang 'Ame' Chunyu and Lu 'Somnus' Yao are hoping to represent China in the Asian Games

    Their aim is to assemble a superstar roster and represent China at the 19th Asian Games.

    Joining them are familiar names such as Yang 'Chalice' Shenyi, Zhao 'XinQ' Zixing, Yu Yajuni and Xiong 'Pyw' Jiahan.

    The highly skilled line-up will be led by coach Zhang 'LaNm' Zhicheng. They will face off against other formidable teams from Southeast Asia and the Middle East and North Africa regions.

    Since their retirements in late 2022, both Ame and Somnus have displayed an unwavering passion for Dota 2. Somnus even hinted at a possible comeback prior to officially ending his retirement.

    While Somnus is already ahead in his comeback journey, as he prepares for the Bali Major, Ame is now joining forces with him.

    Despite initial concerns about rustiness, Somnus showcased his skill during the summer DPC, proving he can compete at the highest level.

    With their reunion, Ame and Somnus have the opportunity to achieve feats that eluded them in the past.

    A successful run at the Bali Major and the 19th Asian Games may serve as motivation for them to set their sights on The International 2023 later this year.