Faith_bian Confirms He Won’t Come out of Retirement
Zhang "Faith_bian" Ruida confirms he will keep his retired status active for the foreseeable future. In a post shared by Faith_bian on the Chinese social media platform Weibo titled “Film and television hurricane bull! The entry video is a hot air balloon liftoff from three years ago, from 30,000 meters to 500 kilometers in space, dreams and persistence are the power to take off! I hope more people will see this video! Hope Tim and Film Hurricane get better and better!” Faith_bian shared an image of a Hot Air Balloon lift-off from three years ago.
Faith_bian’s Aspirations Beyond Dota
A fan inquired in the comment section if Faith_bian intended to return to the pro scene for the next competitive season and Faith_bian responded with a negative response, according to the translation provided by “CN Dota In A Nutshell” Faith_bian responded: “About will I be playing in the pro scene next year? I think the answer is probably no, cause I want to stick on doing things that I wanted to do more than that. My dream is to become a game designer.”
Faith_bian disclosed that his ambition is to be a game designer after a successful Dota 2 career Faith_bian officially retired from competitive Dota 2 on 30th November, a heartfelt post from LGD Gaming (formerly known as PSG.LGD) on Weibo confirmed this.
He won The International 2016 with Wings Gaming and won several other Tier 1 tournaments during his tenure with LGD Gaming including WePlay AniMajor 2021, OGA Dota PIT Invitational 2021, and Riyadh Masters 2022. Notably, he also secured the runner-up for The International 2021 and a 5th-6th The International 2022.
Faith_bian has been keeping a low profile since his retirement and has made some appearances since, he made headlines in the Dota 2 community when news of his marriage surfaced on the internet, He was also listed as a talent for Berlin Major 2023 and surprised the Dota community when he returned to Riyadh Masters 2023 as a talent. Recently, he was seen at Tal "Fly" Aizik’s wedding showing that he's staying active and involved even after leaving the pro gaming scene.