Xiao8

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Player Information
Name: Zhang Ning (张宁)
Birth: November 14, 1989 (1989-11-14) (age 24)
Country: China China
Team: Newbee
Common Team Role(s): Solo Mid, Solo Hardlane
Signature Hero: Beastmaster Sven Queen of Pain
History
2011-08-09 - 2014-02-19

2014-02-23 - Present

Zhang "Xiao8" Ning is a professional Dota player who was the former captain of LGD Gaming.

Biography[edit]

Xiao8 begun his professional career in September 2010 playing in Dream alongside Yao, DD, Li and SJQ.[1]

Dota 2[edit]

In early 2011 Xiao8 joined Catastrophic Cruel Memories along with Zhou, Ferrari 430 and ddc. After some success Xiao8 and his teammates moved to Invictus Gaming in a $6 million deal.[2] However the team failed to perform in The International 2011, and following a defeat to Tyloo at the World Cyber Games 2011 Xiao8 and ddc moved to LGD Gaming.[3] In LGD Gaming Xiao8 played the offlane prior to and during The International 2012, but has since transitioned into the solo mid role.

Trivia[edit]

  • Xiao8 is often referred to as "Director 8".
  • He chose the name Xiao8 because Xiao1-7 were not available[4]
  • It is a common belief amongst Chinese fans that model Jie Zhao is Xiao8's girlfriend[5]

Achievements[edit]

With LGD.cn[edit]

2013
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2013-09-23 A11st GEST Challenge September 2 : 0 Vglogo std.png Vici Gaming $1,000
2013-09-16 A33rd Sina Cup Supernova Dota 2 Open Season 1 0 : 2 Tongfulogo std.png TongFu ¥3,000
2013-07-14 A11st ECL 2013 Dota 2 Season 3 : 0 Orangelogo std.png Orange Esports ¥100,000
2013-07-09 A22nd Alienware Cup 2 : 3 Navilogo std.png Natus Vincere $12,000
2013-06-29 A33rd Dota 2 Super League 3 : 2 Orangelogo std.png Orange Esports ¥ 100,000
2013-05-26 A22nd G-1 Champions League Season 5 0 : 2 Alliancelogo std.png Alliance ¥ 80,000
2012
Date Place Event Result Winnings
2012-12-22 A11st The Asia 2012 2 : 0 Mufclogo std.png MUFC $15,000
2012-11-18 A11st G-1 Champions League Season 4 2 : 0 Dklogo std.png Team DK $28,700
2012-09-02 A33rd The International 2012 1 : 2 IGlogo std.png Invictus Gaming $150,000
2012-07-29 A22nd It's Gosu Monthly Madness Asia 0 : 3 Zenithlogo std.png Team Zenith $500
2012-06-23 A11st Gigabyte Dota 2 Masters 2 : 0 Zenithlogo std.png Team Zenith $3,000

Interviews[edit]

2013[edit]

2012[edit]

References[edit]


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