LGD announces temporary exit from Dota 2 after poor Open qualifier – eSports 

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Dota 2 organization LGD have just surprisingly exited the game’s competitive scene just after exiting the DreamLeague Season 23 open qualifiers. LGD has failed to impress in the majority of the competitions they have played this season.

LGD Gaming finished in the ninth-place finish at the ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023, and they also failed to qualify for the premier league format of DreamLeague Season 22 for 2024. The failure to get into DreamLeague meant that LGD Gaming would not be able to be part of the Esports World Cup, ex-Riyadh Masters, the largest prize pool event in the Dota 2 calendar.

The best performance of LGD most recently was when they finished second at the Games of the Future event, but they totally capitulated in March, as underlined by the non-qualification for DreamLeague, having been knocked out by an open qualifier roster involving Old Eleven.

Consequently, LGD has withdrawn from ongoing and upcoming tournaments in a bid to address their setup and rejig their roster. 

“Due to the team’s recent performance in the event, after the internal meeting of the team decided: from today on, LGD DOTA2 team will temporarily enter the intermission period, the team will not participate in the recent elite league. After the new lineup adjustment is completed, we will participate in the follow-up tournament.” The statement read.

However, how long LGD will take to make those changes and get back into competition is not ascertained yet, but they are expected to be back in Dota 2 before the next major event.

One of the very important players for LGD, Ame, left the organization at the start of 2024 after spending seven seasons before moving to Xtreme Gaming. Alot of fans believe that the exit of Ame is a huge factor and contributor to how LGD has started the year. Interestingly, Ame helped Xtreme Gaming to the top of Dota 2 scene in China. 

Meanwhile, LGD may find it difficult to make the changes due to the scarcity of high-profile free agents in the market.