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Player Information
Name: Xu Zhilei
Birth: March 31, 1988 (1988-03-31) (age 26)
Country: China China
Team: Team DK
Common Team Role(s): Carry
Signature Hero: Anti-Mage Lone Druid Morphling

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[1]. 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.

City Hunter

Some successes and defeated EHOME, but no real championship run.


Played carry through EHOME unmatched run of championships during 2010.

Team DK

Played carry for Team DK's dominating run in 2011.

Dota 2[edit]

On October 26, 2012, BurNIng announced that he would be retiring from professional Dota 2 in 2013, after the third edition of The International.[2]



Date Place Event Result Winnings
2013-11-24 A22nd MLG Championship Columbus 1 : 2 Speedlogo std.png Speed Gaming $27,378
2013-05-26 A44th G-1 Champions League Season 5 1 : 2 Orangelogo std.png Orange Esports ¥ 20,000
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2012-12-02 A22nd World Cyber Games 2012 1 : 2 IGlogo std.png Invictus Gaming $9,000
2012-11-18 A22nd G-1 Champions League Season 4 0 : 2 Lgdlogo std.png LGD Gaming $9,500
2012-09-02 A44th The International 2012 1 : 2 IGlogo std.png Invictus Gaming $80,000
2012-08-19 A22nd JoinDOTA Masters VII 1 : 2 Ehomelogo std.png EHOME
2012-08-16 A11st It's Gosu Mini Madness 3 : 0 Tongfulogo std.png TongFu $500






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