PSG.LGD has replaced new carry player Lai “AhJit” Jieshan after a mere five days in the team. In an official statement, PSG.LGD said he was demoted to inactive status after failing to synergize with his teammates during preparations for the ESL One Los Angeles 2020 Chinese Open Qualifiers.
As result of recent preparations for training, player Lai Jieshan "Ahjit" temporarily transitioned to inactive status.
The line up of @PSGeSports team for ESL One Los Angeles 2020 Major China Open is as follows:
— LGD Gaming (@LGDgaming) February 12, 2020
This doesn’t mean he has been permanently removed. But it means he failed to impress his new teammates and organization. It was never going to be easy to step into the shoes worn by Wang “Ame” Chunyu, who recently left the team due to personal wishes and for team development. The sudden move seems like an act of courtesy more than anything. It’s not often a team temporarily replaces a recent addition. The reality is it’s highly likely his tenure will be cut short.
Li “ASD” Zhiwen will step in and take his spot in the upcoming qualifiers. He is a young player who is relatively new to the scene. But he has won a handful of tournaments with EHOME. The most prominent one was The Bucharest Minor. He also finished in the top six at The Chongqing Major and came third in the StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor Season 2. It’s a pretty impressive list of achievements for a 20-year-old. It doesn’t compare to Anathan “Ana” Pham’s list of achievements, who already won three majors and two TI’s before his 20th birthday. But let’s be real, Ana is nothing short of a Dota god.
Unfortunately, things didn’t work out between PSG.LGD and AhJit. But the folly of one man is the fortune of another. ASD will have a chance to prove he is the man for the job in the ESL One Los Angeles 2020 Chinese Open Qualifiers, which starts on February 13.