Ame with PSG.LGD at TI11


Ame Rules Out a Competitive Dota 2 Comeback in 2023

Rakshak Kathuria
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On a recent livestream, Wang "Ame" Chunyu informed viewers that he will not be partaking in any professional Dota 2 events in 2023.
This statement comes after Somnus showed interest in returning to professional play recently and even making a new team with Ame.
Both Ame and Somnus last played professionally at The International 11 (TI11) and have been inactive ever since.

Just when it looked like the prospect of two of China’s most beloved Dota 2 players, Lu "Somnus" Yao (also known as "Maybe") and Wang "Ame" Chunyu reuniting could occur, the latter snubbed the idea. In a recent livestream, Ame communicated to the viewers that he is not interested in competing in any professional Dota 2 tournaments this year and that recent discussions about creating a new team with Somnus are similarly unlikely to come to fruition. The statement from the Chinese carry player comes after Somnus recently expressed his thoughts of returning to professional play and even making a team with Ame.

Ame may not be playing competitively in 2023

In the past two months, Ame and Somnus' future has been the topic of much discussion since the latter has been giving regular updates about forming a new team. Earlier this week, Somnus had even said that there is a high chance of the two core players reuniting.

However, Ame's remarks, mentioned by Twitter user CN Dota In A Nutshell (@Tr1H4rd3rDota2), explain that the player wants to stay out of competitive Dota 2 for the entirety of 2023, so the possibility of the two getting together is also very slim.

The statement by Ame is likely to shatter the hopes of many fans who have looked forward to watching these two players compete together once again.

Despite the unlikelihood, there is still the possibility that Somnus puts more effort into building a team, gets the players he thinks are the right fit for the other four roles, and compete in the open qualifier of the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) Tour 3. At the same time, if that does not happen, the player will view it as a sign that he should stay away from the professional scene, as he stated during one of this recent livestreams.

Both Ame and Somnus last played professionally at The International 11 (TI11), where Ame was a member of PSG.LGD and finished fifth-sixth, while Somnus was a member of Royal Never Give Up (RNG) and finished 13th-16th.

Both players are now on inactive rosters for their respective organizations but are on prolonged breaks with Somnus considered retired. While PSG.LGD is competing in the DPC 2023 with a new lineup, RNG transferred the Tour 1 slot to Knights and is now without an active Dota 2 team.

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As a passionate Dota 2 fan for eight years, Rakshak has indulged himself completely in its esports circuit for the past two years as a professional. In addition to covering major news developments, he takes a keen interest in understanding team strengths and player personalities.

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