China's Dota 2 legend xiao8 officially announced his retirement, posting on Weibo that he will be "transforming into an entertainer". LGD's official Weibo annouinced that, due to health concerns and the pressure from family affairs, xiao8 regretfully decided to retire from the competitive scene.
Most people know xiao8 as the "legendary captain", leading his former team Newbee to emerge as champions in The International 2014, proving that his offlaning skills is as deadly as any other role that he plays. Other of his most notable achievements are winning 2nd runner-up in both TI2 and TI5 with LGD.Forever Young, and also 4th place at the Manila Major.
LGD.Forever Young will have to search for another captain, nevertheless, we wish xiao8 all the best in his future endeavors.