BurNIng and old eLeVeN Join Forces for DPC 2023 Tour 2
After the roster lock for Tour 2 of the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) 2023 was completed, an impressive stack formed fRon China involving some of the region's most renowned former and active professional players. Xu "BurNIng" Zhilei, has been largely inactive in competitive Dota 2 but he has now joined forces with Ren "old eLeVeN" Yangwei who last played for Xtreme Gaming. Together they are now in a team named Falling Faint. Other members of Falling Faint have also been less active in Dota 2 in recent months. It is likely that the team will participate in the DPC CN 2023 Tour 2: Open Qualifier.
BurNIng and old eLeVeN form a new team for DPC 2023 Tour 2
In the hours leading up to Valve's Majors roster lock on 11th March, Falling Faint's roster was registered on Valve's Majors Registration Page.
Deng "Dstones" Lei
Chen "Cty" Tianyu
Ren "old eLeVeN" Yangwei
Liu "yoona" Xiangkun
Xu "BurNIng" Zhilei
There currently needs to be more clarity with regards to what roles these players will play, particularly in case of Dstones, Cty, and BurNIng, who have all drawn major attention in their competitive careers playing position one or two.
BurNIng, who co-owns Team Aster, has remained closely associated with the game despite being mainly inactive in recent years when it comes to playing as a pro. He occasionally livestreams to interact with the community.
At the same time, the player also participated in the Tour 1 open qualifier but did not advance to Division II. He is now trying again with fresh teammates.
Dstones has spent the last six years playing in the Chinese region, primarily with tier 2 teams. His most recent appearance was with Ybb Gaming in the last season of the DPC 2021-22. Yoona, meanwhile, has been inactive for more than a year, having last played for Aster.Aries in August 2021.
As the only remaining player on the roster who still participates in professional Dota 2, Old eLeVeN is likely to play the position three role as usual. At the Lima Major 2023, PSG.LGD recruited him to play as a stand-in offlaner.
Cty, who retired in 2018, is another established player on the roster. While he played Dota 2 professionally for six years, he enjoyed substantial success, placing 5th-6th at TI5, 4th at The Frankfurt Major 2015, and winning the MarsTV Dota 2 League 2015.
Falling Faint will compete in the DPC CN 2023 Tour 2: Open Qualifier #1, which begins on 13th March. Fans are hoping for the team to advance to the closed qualifier and secure a spot in Division II from there.