Chinese Dota team Old Boys
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Legends part ways

Chinese Dota team Old Boys are in trouble

Chinese Dota 2 team Old Boys are in serious trouble as the team is no longer willing to stick together.

Don’t let the news rub you in the wrong way though.

They aren’t necessarily disbanding, but many members are opting to move out of Shanghai, China and heading back home.

Legendary Chinese team Old Boys in trouble
Old Boys consisting of Chinese Dota 2 legends

According to news circulating on Weibo, Old Boys will no longer be a ‘LAN’ team and instead compete online.

Many players have either left Shanghai or aren’t willing to meet on ‘LAN’ amid the strict lockdown the city has been experiencing in recent times.

Additionally, the higher cost of living in Shanghai is adding onto the financial woes, thus making the situation tricky.

Legendary Chinese team Old Boys in trouble

Players also expressed that living together is difficult owing to personal reasons.

Some players have been away from their families and children, and living in different cities is taking a toll. Thus many are headed back to Changsha, among other places.

Others are wanting to get back to their respective girlfriends, or pregnant wives.

Chinese Dota team Old Boys: Who are they?

As the name suggests, Old Boys is a team made up of retired Chinese Dota 2 legends.

Ten legendary Chinese players came together to form Old Boys to compete on the ‘casual’ front in the competitive Dota circuit.

It consists of famed names such as Zhou, Hao, ZSMJ, YYF, Mu, DD, LongDD, 820 and Sansheng.

Few of them even have The International titles under their belt and are well respected in China.

It is indeed an unfortunate turn of events but at the end of the day, survival matters the most.

However, we may not have seen the last of them.

They are no longer a LAN team but that doesn’t mean they won’t compete online from time to time.

Karan Rathod is a writer for covering anything and everything to do with Dota 2. Few people love Dota as much as Karan, whether it's grinding away in pub games or watching the latest competitive tournament and breaking down the results. In addition to their great love of Dota 2, Karan also enjoys hitting the gym for some exercise and sitting down with a nice book.