Lu “Maybe” Yao is a Chinese professional Dota 2 player who is currently playing for LGD Gaming.

Biography

DotA

Maybe is a DotA veteran who has consistently been near the top of the Chinese Dota 2 ladder. He was part of the DotA team Greedy (later picked up by Vici Gaming), alongside legendary player YaphetS. Although he was not very active in public DotA games, Maybe often played in-house games on YY 90016 under the nickname 海贼王 (One Piece).

Dota 2

In 2013, Maybe participated in the Chinese Dota Elite Community (CDEC), China’s most prestigious in-house league. Due to a preoccupation with studies, Maybe did not join a competitive Dota 2 team before being picked up by LGD Gaming in 2014. On February 21st of that year, LGD signed Maybe to play the 2 position after the departure of xiao8 to Newbee. However, just 2 months later, he was replaced by Lin and was transferred to LGD’s developmental team, LGD.CDEC. He stayed with CDEC until the conclusion of the Dota 2 Asia Championships 2015, after which he was transferred back to LGD Gaming’s primary team.

In 2015 he saw further growth and success with two spring titles to his name, winning the MarsTV Dota 2 2015 Chinese League and later I-league Season 3. At The International 2015 he came third place and subsequently signed a four year contract with LGD, keeping him until 2019. During autumn saw early exits in premier tournaments, but came second place at WCA 2015. He continued under LGD into the new year and in June, he came fourth place at the Manila Major 2016. He was featured in a player profile at The International 2016 and despite rumours of Maybe exiting LGD after their early exit in The International, he continued to stay with the team.

Achievements

Date Placement Tier Tournament Team Results Prize
2017-10-22 2nd Major PGL Open Bucharest 0 : 2 $65,000
2017-08-11 4th Premier The International 2017 0 : 2 $1,728,154
2017-07-09 1st Premier Mars Dota 2 League 2017 3 : 2 $112,500
2016-08-09 9 – 12th Premier The International 2016 0 : 2 $311,557
2016-06-11 4th Premier The Manila Major 2016 0 : 2 $255,000
2015-12-20 2nd Premier World Cyber Arena 2015 2 : 3 $169,675
2015-08-08 3rd Premier The International 2015 0 : 2 $2,211,554
2015-07-05 1st Major World Cyber Arena 2015 – Chinese Pro Qualifiers 2 : 0 $47,895
2015-05-23 1st Premier i-league Season 3 3 : 0 $213,360
2015-05-21 1st Major MarsTV Dota 2 League 2015 Spring – Chinese League 1 : 0 $32,274