Summer games are now half done, and LPL has expanded further this year, from 14 last year to 16. This year’s two new teams to join the LPL family are the new V5 and SDG. SDG as a promoted horse in the spring race has been impressive, Xiaopeng Daye as the core rhythm, with a unique hero pool, let them become LPL more characteristic of a team. With aggressive play, they succeeded in the spring playoffs and eliminated the old team EDG 3-0 in the first round.
In the NEST competition before the summer competition, SDG beat EDG again and won the championship. Although the NEST Cup is not an official competition, most teams are sent to the second team. But all the teams that can win the championship in this competition will do well on the LPL stage, such as the IG of S7. So many people in summer are optimistic that SDG can achieve better results in summer than in spring. Before the summer games, SDG was officially renamed the DMO team, ready for the new season with a new attitude.
Nevertheless, with the NEST Championship halo and the renamed DMO team, the team never regained its spring form. Five consecutive wins were directly encountered in the beginning. After half of the race, the current record is only 1-7. The only victory is to defeat the hard brother VG team. The VG team is also the only team with worse results than the DMO team in the summer, and it is difficult to rank the last to win. DMO ranked second to last.
LPL team name change is actually an annual event, just before this summer’s game, and DMO name change together with the old team SNAKE, their team changed to LNG, and TOP team changed its name to TES. Of all the battles that change their names in LPL, perhaps DMO is the most heartfelt. After changing their names, their results fell sharply, and there was little hope for the summer playoffs.
More lethally, Changhong, the DMO’s main player, announced his retirement this afternoon. As a new army this year, DMO has not finished a full S9 season, and lost a general, which deepened the spell of renaming.
Since DMO rose to LPL, Changhong has been the first single player, and the overall performance is very stable. Shangdan Thain is his iconic hero. With DMO’s brilliant performance in the spring competition, Changhong also impressed many audiences. But I didn’t expect him to be a member of the retired club before he had fought on the LPL stage for a year. He said he felt that he could not calm down and was old enough to help the club in the match, so he chose to retire.
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