Faith_bian announces retirement after TI11

 

The champion of The International 2016 Zhang "Faith_bian" Ruida will retire after the conclusion of The International 2022. The Chinese announced it on Weibo, and posted a detailed recap of TI10 finals against Team Spirit.

In the recap he talked about hero priority, mood in the team, and ideas for matches. He also highlighted the role pick order played in the finals. Finally, Ruida explained how Team Spirit run reminded him of his own story with Wings Gaming at The International 2016, which the team won.

Faith_bian is only 24 years old and is playing with PSG.LGD. Together with Zhang "y'" Yiping, they are the only active players of the former Wings lineup. Both are playing for PSG.LGD, and the team is currently one of the favorites to win the championship in 2022.

The offlaner won multiple tournaments in his career, including WePlay AniMajor 2021, and played in the grand final of The International 2021.

TI11 main event will be held in Singapore from October 15 to 30. Twenty teams will compete for a share of the prize pool, which is currently above $11 mln. LGD has never won The International title, despite being one of the constant contenders.

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