Games in Asia: LGD has been making serious waves in the China’s League of Legends Pro League (LPL) this year. While traditional powerhouse Royal Club is foundering in the relegation zone, LGD is currently third on the league table, and just three points behind second-place team Edward Gaming. A big part of LGD’s success this year has been the team’s bot lane, made up of AD carry Qu “Styz” Ziliang and support Chen “Pyl” Bo. The pair have been making plays all season. Check out, for example, this highlight video of the top 10 LPL plays from week four; you’ll see Styz showing off his skills several times.
I got a chance to interview Styz, and the first thing I asked him was what he thought LGD could accomplish this season. Given the team’s dominant performances so far, I was expecting him to say that LGD could win it all, but he rightly pointed out that LGD only just earned promotion into the LPL, and at least publicly, his goals are a little more modest. “Of course, we hope to make it into the postseason,” he said.