ZSMJ managed to rebuild the team by recruiting Zhang "xiao8" Ning, Yao "Yao" Zhengzheng, Xie "DD" Bin, and Liang "DDC" Faming.
With ZSMJ's retirement a few months later, Liu "Sylar" Jiajun was chosen to take his place.
In those difficult days of professional gaming, the Cinderella story of FTD winning the highly prestigious SMM 2009, officially announce the arrival of Chinese dota as a power on the world stage, and it involved one of the most memorable games of the era, a game between Kingsurf and FTD where the legend of Gong 'ZSMJ' Jian was born in the seven minutes that elapsed between losing a Sacred Relic on a courier and farming up a second one with his Phantom Lancer.
The Starladder Invitational has begun with Vega and LGD Gaming the first round match to grace the Cyber Arena in Kiev.
As the the oldest and most established Dota team in China, LGD has a long and storied past. As the only team that remains among those teams today in 2014, LGD, the name itself, is a mark in Dota history that deserves tribute to its origins and past.
Harking from an era of bygone teams like Nirvana, KS.cm, EHOME, and Deity, it was founded by 2009, sponsored by LGD, starred by YYF and ZSMJ, succeeded by xiao8 and Sylar, and now features faces of a new generation, Rabbit and Lin. LGD was originally founded as FTD, For the Dream, and perhaps just like chasing dreams in reality, the journey has been everything but an easy walkover.
Ro Tk has left Ehome and would be joining his old pal Xiao8 in LGD.This is to replace Hao, who looks to be leaving to the long-rumored ‘dream team’.Additionally, the sources claim that banana will be either retiring or moving to a ‘backup’ role with i G.i G Dota 2 roster change announcement Former i G Dota 2 player Hao has officially transferred away from the team.The well-known Chua N returns to i G’s first team roster.