Xu ‘fy’ Linsen is a support player for LGD Gaming.
‘fy’s career began in 2012 when he joined Vici Gaming’s original Dota 2 squad. The team initially struggled and this was reflected by their results in the first half of 2013. They failed to qualify for The International and struggled to finish in the top half of teams at most events. Their results improved significantly in the second half of the year however, after a number of roster changes. They won Sina Cup Supernova Dota 2 Open and RaidCall EMS One Fall Season in December. In 2014, the team achieved several good results and usually finished events in the top half of the teams.
Leading up to The International 2014, the team qualified for ESL One Frankfurt and placed 5th/8th at the main event. ‘fy’ also came 3rd at the solo tournament For a Few Tangoes More a few months ahead of attending the solo tournament at The International, where he placed 5th/8th. These tournaments allowed ‘fy’ to demonstrate his individual skill and competencies in the mid role in addition to the support role he occupied on his team. At The International main event, Vici Gaming placed 2nd and lost to Newbee. Following this, ‘fy’ was promoted to the team captain after a roster change. In the many months to come, Vici Gaming established themselves as one of the most dominant teams in the world.
For the remainder of 2014, they consistently placed in the top 4 at every event they participated in, even managing to win a number of prestigious events. By the end of the year, they had won The Summit 2, ESL One New York and i-League Season 1. During this time, ‘fy’ gained international fame as one of the strongest support players in the world. Vici Gaming continued their success for the entirety of 2015 and this was reflected by several of their incredible results. Most notably, they placed 2nd at Dota 2 Asia Championships, 4th at The International 2015 and 5th/6th at The Frankfurt Major. Unfortunately, the team had an early departure from The Shanghai Major, where they placed joint last. Within a month, almost the entire team had left the roster and ‘fy’ joined Vici Gaming’s secondary team, Vici Gaming Reborn.
Vici Gaming Reborn
At first, ‘fy’s new team were very successful. They won their first major event, StarLadder i-League Invitational Season 1, but struggled to maintain this level of performance. At The Manila Major 2016, they only placed 7th/8th and although they successfully qualified for The International 2016, they left the event in joint last place. Following this, he rejoined the primary Vici Gaming squad.
Vici Gaming’s performance was very poor for the first few months they played together. Although they managed to place 2nd at World Cyber Arena 2016, the team failed to qualify for almost every top tier event. At the end of the year, ‘fy’ left Vici Gaming completely and joined Team VGJ.
‘fy’s period with Team VGJ was rather unsuccessful and very inconsistent. Initially, they placed 2nd at StarLadder i-Laegue StarSeries and qualified for Dota 2 Asia Championships. However, at DAC, they only placed 7th/8th and at The Kiev Major, which they earned a direct invite to, VGJ placed 5th/8th. After failing to qualify for The International 2017, ‘fy’ left the organisation.
LGD Gaming struggled to achieve good results for the remainder of 2017. They placed 2nd at PGL Open Bucharest, but failed to place in the top half of any other tournament for the rest of the year. 2018 held some improved results for the team such as 2nd at StarLadder i-League Invitational and 9th/12th at ESL One Katowice.
Most of ‘fy’s achievements are with Vici Gaming during the 2014-2015 season. He placed 2nd at The International 2014 and 4th the following year. In addition, he has helped his team win a number of prestigious events such as i-League Season 1, The Summit 2 and World Cyber Arena 2016.