Somnus Discusses the Possibility of Teaming up With Ame

Rakshak Kathuria
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<div class="paragraphs"><p>Somnus, Chalice, Ame with PSG.LGD at Epicenter 2019</p></div>
Somnus, Chalice, Ame with PSG.LGD at Epicenter 2019


Lu "Somnus" Yao talked about the possibility of teaming up with former teammate Wang "Ame" Chunyu during a recent livestream.
Somnus said that he can join forces with Ame, but the fate of this roster will be determined by the availability of reliable players in the three other roles.
Somnus would look for the other players. If that does not happen, he will see it as a as a sign from god to stay away from the professional scene.

Midlaner Lu "Somnus" Yao, one of the most prominent Dota 2 players, has been livestreaming a lot in recent months. The player also engages with the viewers on a regular basis, and with him being retired in some ways as he sits on Royal Never Give Up (RNG)'s inactive roster, there have been several questions about his future as a pro Dota 2 player. A recent discussion was centered around Somnus' potential collaboration with former teammate Wang "Ame" Chunyu, another player who enjoys global popularity. Somnus stated that he can surely join forces with Ame, but the destiny of this roster's conception will depend on being able to locate competent players in the three other roles.

Somnus talks about forming a team with Ame

In a tweet, CN Dota In A Nutshell (@Tr1H4rd3rDota2) mentioned Somnus' comments on the livestream. As Somnus stated, he would do his utmost to recruit the right players in the other roles to form a team with Ame, even if the task seemed challenging.

However, if that does not happen, he will see it as a sign that he should stay away from the professional scene.

The possibility of Somnus and Ame partnering has been discussed for some time, with the former publicly welcoming the notion. The discussions began in December 2022, when Somnus stated that, while it was too early to determine, he would be interested in playing with Ame.

Over time, the plans appear to have solidified, and he recently revealed that he intends to compete in the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) 2023 Tour 3's open qualifier and believes that a top team should be able to travel all the way from an open qualifier to The International (TI).

But, while these discussions are expected to pique the interest of the two prolific Chinese players, a lot of things must go right for the squad to become a reality.

Ame, who is on a break from professional play, entertains his fans with livestreams just like Somnus. To the amazement of many Dota 2 fans, Ame also recently cosplayed a character from Genshin Impact and posted a video of the same. On the other hand, unlike Somnus, the carry player has been tight-lipped on his comeback to professional play.

Somnus and Ame played together at PSGLGD from 2016 till 2019 and enjoyed great success. While they narrowly missed out on TI titles with fourth, third, and even a second place finish, they did win notable events like EPICENTER XL and the MDL Changsha Major.

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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.