PSG.LGD and zeal part ways

Legendary Dota 2 team PSG.LGD has parted ways with Nicholas "zeal" Lim, the organisation has announced.

Nicholas "zeal" Lim leaves PSG.LGD

The news comes via a tweet from the official PSG.LGD Twitter account, in which they wished the player "all the best in the future."

"For the last DPC season and major zeal has been through a lot of wonderful memories with us," said PSG.LGD. "The time always comes up, now we need to say goodbye to zeal."

It marks the end of a remarkably short stint with the team, with zeal having just joined PSG.LGD as their new offlane player in March of this year. Prior to joining PSG.LGD, zeal had spent a month with Myth Avenue Gaming, the team he joined after departing EHOME in December 2022.

The swift departure of zeal may prove surprising to fans, especially given that he got off to an excellent start with the team. PSG.LGD ranked second at the recent DPC CN tour, falling short of ultimate victory following their 0-2 loss to Talon Esports in the Grand Final.

However, PSG.LGD's performance at the recent ESL One Berlin Major may go some ways toward explaining the team's sudden roster change. Despite a strong start to the tournament - finishing in fourth place following the Group Stage, PSD.LGD struggled once they reached the Playoffs. Despite arguably being one of the favourite teams at the Major, PSD.LGD suffered back-to-back losses, losing 2-1 to Tundra Esports in the Upper Bracket Quarterfinals, before falling out of the tournament following their 2-0 loss to Talon Esports in their Lower Bracket Round 1 match.

It is currently not clear who will be replacing zeal, or where he will be heading next. The current PSD.LGD roster consists of Guo "shiro" Xuanang, Cheng "NothingToSay" Jin Xiang, Lin "planet" Hao and Zhang "y`" Yiping.

We'll be keeping you up to date on the future of PSG.LGD, and zeal's next moves, right here on Luckbox. So in the meantime, why not watch Dota 2 esports via our handy Dota 2 match schedule? And to bet on Dota 2, remember to claim your free 100% bonus!