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Xu "BurNIng" Zhilei is a professional Dota 2 player on Team DK, where he plays carry. He is considered one of the best carries in the world.
Early Carreer to 7L
BurNIng started his professional DotA career with a Shanghai-based team called caNt in 2008 with teammates 820 and LongDD. A year later, they broke out into the national scene with 7L where he joined notable players LongDD, Nekomata, and DGC. With 7L, BurNIng went on to win the 2009 G-League Tournament, his first major championship, and 7L toppled the most storied club on the scene, EHOME, in their winning run. Prospects looked bright for the team, but 7L did not last as internal strife struck almost immediately and LongDD, BurNIng, and Nekomata all left and the club dissolved shortly thereafter.
Unsettled with Ks.cn
After 7L, while former teammates, Nekomata and LongDD, found a new home at City Hunter, BurNIng spent time roaming between teams like F4, TTI, AEON, SHE, and Ks.cn. As BurNIng hopped between teams, City Hunters established itself as chief rival to EHOME, which had now acquired DGC. Since both teams were seeking the strongest players to supplement their strength, the former 7L teammates extended olive branch out to BurNIng, and a bidding war erupted to secure his services. While for a few moments, it looked like EHOME was on the verge of signing BurNIng, it was CH that ultimately won out.
Some successes and defeated EHOME, but no real championship run.
Played carry through EHOME unmatched run of championships during 2010.
Played carry for Team DK's dominating run in 2011.
- The ID BurNIng originates from a song introduced by his first girlfriend, the song is Maria Arredondo's Burning.
|2012-12-02||2nd||World Cyber Games 2012||1 : 2||Invictus Gaming||$9,000|
|2012-11-18||2nd||G-1 Champions League Season 4||0 : 2||LGD Gaming||$9,500|
|2012-09-02||4th||The International 2012||1 : 2||Invictus Gaming||$80,000|
|2012-08-19||2nd||JoinDOTA Masters VII||1 : 2||EHOME|
|2012-08-16||1st||It's Gosu Mini Madness||3 : 0||TongFu||$500|
- GosuAwards 2010: Best carrier
- GosuAwards 2012: Best carrier
- GosuAwards 2012: Community's choice: Best carrier
- GosuAwards 2013: Community's choice: Best carrier
- joinDOTA Awards 2013: Best carrier
- 2012-05-14 | DK.BurNIng: Chinese are more successful because of professionalism by Mali of It's Gosu
- ↑ BurNIng Interview
- ↑ BurNIng: "We will try our best at TI3, personally, I will retire after TI3 no matter what happen in TI3". ESFIWorld.com. October 26th 2012. TeamLiquid.net thread