Today we will not talk about PSG.LGD, but about those behind them and, as you guessed from the name of this Xtreme Gaming team. There is a lot of talk about finding a TI win back in China, where it's been so long awaited. At TI11, there will already be fighters from three teams from China. In addition to PSG.LGD, Team Aster also received an invitation, and RNG, in a fair fight, got a ticket to the qualifiers, winning Xtreme Gaming in the final, sending them and Vici Gaming to LC Qualifiers.
The first Xtreme Gaming roster was assembled in early 2021 to participate in the Dota 2 DPC season. At that time, the team consisted of a stack of little-known Chinese gamers. After changing several performers and a couple of reshuffles, the club was able to attract the previously notorious and no less experienced Zhang Paparazzi Chengjun, Ren Old eleven Yangwei, and also completed Ding Dy Cong, Xiong Pyw Jiahan, Lou lou Zhen.
This line-up was destined to be successful and become, if not the strongest, then at least one of the most powerful teams from the Chinese region. Based on the results of the current season, which is coming to an end, the performance of this club cannot be called successful: Xtreme Gaming did not play at any international LAN tournament this year, and all of their tournaments were Tier 2-3 levels and mostly between the same Chinese teams.
Can’t say for sure that this team is unstable, bad, or vice versa good - there are very few games at a high level. I repeat, we only saw their performance at the regional qualifiers, where we can say that they showed an interesting game and deservedly got another chance to get to TI.
Simply put, this team is a mystery or the dark horse of these qualifiers. Although everyone has long put them in the status of favorites on a par with Team Secret, although we all understand that this is due to the level of the teams that got there. Frankly speaking, literally 6 strongest teams from Eastern and Western Europe and, in fact, China, will compete for 2 trips. It would not be presumptuous to say that here the Xtreme team really looks on par with others, and even surpasses some.
Nobody knows. Lack of experience in playing at major tournaments, here mental unpreparedness can play a role and let the team down at the most crucial moment, given the fact that young carry lou has no such experience of performing on the professional stage at all.
Answering the question from the title of this article, we can boldly answer that the command Xtreme Gaming is not the top 1 in China right now, and not even the top 2, most likely not even the top 3, because the same Royal Never Give Up is breathing down the backs of the guys from Team Aster. China should show satisfactory performance at the upcoming tournament, but whether it will be from the Xtreme Gaming team is a very, very serious question. Root for your favorite team! enjoy the game!