Chinese Dota 2 veteran Lu "Somnus" Yao (also known as "Somnus丶M" and "Maybe") has announced his retirement from Dota 2 competitive scene.
"My youth is destined to have regrets and difficulties. Thank you all for your concern and encouragement. My youth is over. Somnus out," he noted on Weibo.
Somnus wrote this post on a Chinese social network after his team Royal Never Give Up was eliminated from The International 2022.
26-year-old Somnus started his esports carrier in 2013 with Vici Gaming
He ranked 2nd-3rd-4th with LGD Gaming and PSG.LGD on The International in different years, but he never won the most important Dota 2 tournament.
He and all his teammates played the last match at TI from isolated rooms, as almost the entire team got sick with COVID-19.