Somnus Talks About Future Plans & Possibility of Reuniting With Ame

Ammar Aryani
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<div class="paragraphs"><p>RNG's Lu "Somnus" Yao at TI8</p></div>
RNG's Lu "Somnus" Yao at TI8


Lu "Somnus" Yao aka Maybe recently talked about his future plans as the player wanted to take a break after The International 2022 (TI11).
The Chinese mid-laner also talked about the possibility of reuniting with former teammate Wang “Ame” Chunyu, however he noted that it would be too early to decide.
Somnus also said that he would be looking to focus on livestreaming for now, as he is exhausted after playing competitively for the last 7 years.

While the off-season is currently packed with roster announcements, Lu "Somnus" Yao recently shared his personal thoughts in a recent livestream. The illustrious mid-laner recently spent the 2021-2022 Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) season with Royal Never Give Up (RNG). While the team’s regional league performance during the season was decent, the team’s performance at LAN events left much to be desired.

The team managed to qualify for The International 2022 (TI11), but COVID-19 issues during the tournament made it difficult for the team to perform at the top level and it was eliminated from TI11 after a heartbreaking loss against Entity in the lower bracket.

Somnus to focus on livestreaming for now

According to Twitter user @Tr1H4rd3rDota2, who has consistently posted updates on the Chinese Dota scene during the off-season, RNG mid-laner Lu "Somnus" Yao or better known to many as ‘Maybe’ recently shared his personal thoughts regarding his career amongst other things in a recent livestream.

He started off by answering a fan question regarding the possibility of reuniting with former PSG.LGD teammate Wang “Ame” Chunyu in the near future. Somnus noted that it would be too early to decide, as he wants to take a break from the competitive scene. However, the mid-laner also noted that he would be open to reunite with Ame if he recovers from fatigue.

The Chinese mid-laner then went on to say that he would be focusing on live streaming for now, as he is very exhausted from playing competitively without a break for the last seven years. However, he also said that he will return to playing competitively should he find a suitable roster.

Somnus then ended the talk by talking about his past, as he believed that PSG.LGD’s TI8 (The International 2018) roster possessed the potential to lift the Aegis of Champions. However, he believed that it was also destined that OG would win the championship and that people should not live on past achievements.

As of now, it’s safe to assume that Somnus will not be retiring for the time being. Many believed that Somnus officially announced his retirement following RNG’s loss to Entity at TI11. However, it seems like Somnus will rethink his decision during his long break.

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Ammar has been actively engaged in the esports industry in Malaysia in multiple roles in the past. Now, he utilizes his esports expertise to create insightful and meaningful content as the de facto Dota 2 writer at AFK Gaming.