Xiao8 is Back! Replaces Faith_bian in EHOME

Vignesh Raghuram
10/Dec/2019 11:09 am

The director, Zhang "xiao8" Ning is back to compete in the Pro Dota sphere once again. The TI4 Champion will be temporarily replacing EHOME’s offlaner Faith_bian, as the player reportedly has issues with his shoulder.

The tweet says that Faith_bian has acute Tenosynovitis. It is an inflammation of a tendon. It leads to pain and restriction of movement which will hamper gameplay. The Shoulder joints are usually the most often affected. 

In February 2019, the player’s shoulder was dislocated during a photoshoot at MDL Macau 2019. Because of this, the player was unable to perform at the tournament, and his position was temporarily taken by Xiao8. He only returned to training three months later.

EHOME has failed to qualify for the WePlay! Bukovel Minor 2020, DreamLeague Season 13 Major and the WESG 2019. Perhaps this change would help the team recover from this sudden loss of form.


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Vignesh has been covering the esports industry for nearly 5 years starting with the early days of the DPC. His industry expertise includes experience in Dota 2, CS:GO and Mobile Esports coverage.