Yang
Zhou Haiyang 
China
VICI Gaming
Good Reverse Polarities secured comeback
October 23, 2018
Yang did a lot of the dirty work for Vici Gaming as they pulled off the clean 2-0 against Alliance. The offlaner finished with a KDA of 2/9/20.
ANALYSIS
Yang kicked off the series with Magnus. He was finding a lot of farm against Micke's Ember Spirit early on. He had a number of good Reverse Polarities that really helped Vici with their comeback bid. Yang decided to play Pugna in Game 2 of the series. Despite giving off First Blood, he managed to find the farm and even took out an early tower for Vici Gaming. His positioning and Nether Ward use was clean for Vici Gaming as they easily took Game 2.
Textbook Underlord play from VGJ.Thunder
March 6, 2018
Yang played a quiet game in Vici Gaming Thunder's win against TNC at the Bucharest Major. The offlaner finished with a KDA of 3/5/16.
ANALYSIS
Yang played Underlord in the only match of the series. He didn't really do any flashy throughout the game but built a lot of tanky aura items as you would expect from an Underlord. In the end game, he used Dark Rift to quickly get his team out of bad situations.
Rough performance in win
January 23, 2018
Yang wasn't at his best but VGJ.Thunder still picked up the win in ESL One Genting. The offlaner finished with a KDA of 1/5/18.
ANALYSIS
Yang played Underlord in their game against Vici Gaming. He was heavily zoned out by the opposing supports but he still found a lot of farm. His Pipe of Insight and Guardian Greaves were catalyst in his team winning teamfights from the extra sustain. His five deaths were unfortunate but a win is still a win for VGJ.Thunder.
Weak showing from VGJ.Thunder's offlane
October 21, 2017
Yang finished with an overall KDA of 5/11/13 in VGJ.Thunder's 0-2 loss to Evil Geniuses at the PGL Bucharest Minor. VGJ.Thunder is eliminated, finishing in 5th-6th place.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 Yang played Puck. He made some nice moves throughout this game, but it just wasn't enough to overcome the lead that EG built up in the early game. Yang was VGJ's primary initiation, but whenever he went in EG were always able to counter him and shut down VGJ's momentum. He finished with a 5/6/9 KDA. In Game 2 Yang played Pugna. This was a miserable game for Yang and the rest of VGJ. They fell behind early against EG's Drow Ranger lineup and there was practically nothing VGJ could do aside from wait for EG to potentially screw up. He finished with a 0/5/4 KDA.
Greedy play costs Yang in the end
October 20, 2017
Yang finished VGJ.Thunder's 2-1 loss to Evil Geniuses during the group stages of the PGL Bucharest Minor with a final KDA of 12/17/42.
ANALYSIS
Yang's Game 1 Earthshaker was interesting, to say the least. Opting for an early Soul Ring into Power Treads left him with mana problems later in the game, which prevented him from making big plays or even doing what was expected of his hero. In Game 2, Yang's Punga helped secure a quick victory thanks to his incredible pushing powers against an EG lineup with no wave clear. In Game 3, Yang played an off-lane Omniknight that ended up with a Dagon and Refresher. His items all came very late in the game, by which point Evil Geniuses were able to choke VGJT from the map to secure the series win.
Can't overcome his team's own greed
July 6, 2017
Yang finished Vici Gaming's 1-0 loss to Evil Geniuses during the group stages of MDL 2017 with a final KDA of 5/7/5
ANALYSIS
Yang played an off-lane Legion Commander. Suffering from the same pitfalls as Vici's other core heroes, Yang had little to no assistance when trying to gank. Unable to give the cores the space and support they needed, Vici eventually gave up in frustration.
In sync with teammates in 1-0 win
October 29, 2016
Yang put up a KDA of 4/2/11 as Vici Gaming demolished VG.J 1-0 in the Boston Major Chinese Qualifiers.
ANALYSIS
Yang played an offlane Slardar. He needed nothing more than a Blink Dagger, which he picked up in 12 minutes, to be effective. Yang was able to corral VG.J landing 18 hits on 21 Slithereen Crushes and helped the other two cores finish the game with no deaths.
Had a strong showing in the win
October 29, 2016
Yang had a great day as Vici Gaming defeated EHOME.X 1-0 in the Boston Major China Main Qualifier. Yang finished with a 4/2/9 KDA in the series.
ANALYSIS
After first picking Axe, Yang showed why he loves the champion as he put together a dominant game. This was an overall great team effort from all of Vici as they took an early lead and never looked back. Yang looked very comfortable in the intense matchup and Vici can feel great about this win moving forward.
Standout performer in Vici Gaming's loss to OG
September 30, 2016
Yang played an excellent series, but it wasn't enough to secure a win for Vici Gaming in their elimination match vs OG. They lost 0-2, Yang finished with an overall KDA of 6/6/16.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 Yang played Slardar in the Dire safe lane. Even though he was solo against an Axe, Yang still managed to get to his core of Blink Dagger and Tranquil Boots by 15 minutes. Although Yang managed a decent recovery, he didn't have a damage dealer on his team to capitalize on his control. Yang finished his Game 1 loss with a 0/1/6 KDA. In Game 2 Yang played Batrider in the Radiant off lane. He put on an impressive show with some help from fy's Kunkka. Together they made life extremely difficult for OG's supports, securing multiple kills. While the rest of his team was struggling in the mid and later stages of the game, Yang was putting on one of the most impressive Batrider performances of the tournament. He finished the game with a 6/5/10 KDA and Vici lost.
Can't string together his best play
September 30, 2016
Yang had an inconsistent series as Vici Gaming defeated MVP Phoenix 2-1 in the first round of the lower brackets of MarsTV Dota 2 League. Yang finished with an 8/22/57 KDA and destroyed a tower in the series.
ANALYSIS
Along with the rest of Vici Gaming, Yang watched as MVP bullied them around to take Game 1. Yang couldn't stay alive at all, but luckily found his feet for Game 2 when Vici got the win in just 26 minutes. With everything on the line in the decisive Game 3, Yang locked in his Slardar and again struggled mightily. He died a team-high 11 times to increase his team-high total for the series. Luckily, the rest of his team was playing well enough to bail him out and still find the win. Yang has a lot of learn from this series, but luckily the bad play did not cost his team their spot in the tourney.
Falls short against new Evil Geniuses
September 28, 2016
Yang put up a KDA of 5/12/23 as Vici Gaming fell 2-1 to Evil Geniuses in the group stages of the Mars Dota League 2016.
ANALYSIS
Game 1 was a mixed bag for Yang's Faceless Void. He soaked up a heavy amount of damage for his team and made sure the kills went to his carries. Yang also managed to lock down nine heroes in six Chronospheres. However, those six Chronospheres also captured seven of his teammates. In the end Yang helped VG get the job done in securing a Game 1 victory, posting a 0/2/15 KDA. In Game 2 Yang was allowed to play his signature Batrider; however, his performance was lackluster. Although he had few deaths, Yang had few good targets for his Flaming Lasso. VG was unable to pick on any EG heroes and simply couldn't hold out for Anti-Mage to become their savior. Yang finished Game 2 with a KDA of 1/3/2. Yang's struggles followed him into Game 3, where he played Nyx Assassin. Despite being involved in 63 percent of kills, Yang only hit 19 heroes on 40 Impales and only utilized bonus damage from Vendetta five times out of 18 uses. Yang provided a full minute of disable in Game 3, but it was not enough, as Evil Geniuses' momentum carried them to victory. Yang finished with a KDA of 4/7/6.
Final visa request denied
August 1, 2016
According to a post on his weibo and later confirmed by the official Vici Gaming Twitter account, Yang's fifth visa interview was denied.
ANALYSIS
The Vici.Gaming Reborn offlaner will not be able to attend The International 6 in Seattle. The team's coach and stand-in Mikasa will be taking Yang's place in the main event. The first time Mikasa stood in for a player it was Nono at the first StarLadder iLeague Invitational where Vici.Reborn took first place.
Final visa interview coming up
July 29, 2016
The Score eSports' Annabelle Fischer and Sasha Erfanian reported Thursday that the Vici Reborn off-lane player Yang will have one last chance to secure a visa.
ANALYSIS
If Yang's Aug.ust 1 visa interview is a success, he will be able to join his team later into the event. In the meantime, Vici Reborn's coach and substitute Mikasa will be filling in for Yang. Mikasa has played with the team before in the first StarLadder iLeague Invitational, where the team secured first place, and in their fifth/sixth place finish at the Nanyang Season 2 Championships.
VG.Reborn eliminated from Nanyang Season 2
July 11, 2016
Yang started out strong in Game 1, but quickly ran out of gas in VG.Reborn's 0-2 loss to CDEC.Youth at the Nanyang Season 2 Championships. He finished the series with an overall KDA of 3/10/8. VG.Reborn is eliminated from Nanyang Season 2.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1, Yang played Axe starting in the Dire jungle. With no annoying stealth hero to follow him around and leech his experience and steal last hits, Yang got off to a great start in the jungle. Even with a very nice 10 minute Blink Dagger, Yang wasn't able to do much against CDEC.Youth's lineup. The bonus armor from Berserker's Call was useless against CDEC.Youth's massive magical damage, and there was no way for him to get through everyone and stick on Ame's Drow Ranger. Yang finished with a 2/5/1 KDA. VG.Reborn lost Game 1. In Game 2, Yang played Tidehunter starting with an Iron Talon in the Dire jungle. Yang didn't have a repeat of his early Game 1, getting a very slow level six and not finishing his first major item, Blink Dagger, until 18 minutes in. With such a slow start, VG.Reborn were too far behind CDEC.Youth's extremely rich Huskar to stand a chance. Yang spent the majority of the mid and late game running away from a Huskar, just trying not to die. He finished the game with a 1/5/7 KDA. VG.Reborn lost Game 2.
Bittersweet performance as Newbee is awarded a default win over VG.Reborn
July 7, 2016
Yang did very well, but VG.Reborn fell short with a 1-2 loss to Newbee at the Nanyang Season 2 Championships. He finished the series with an overall KDA of 10/12/23. VG.Reborn drops to the lower bracket to face WG.Unity.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1, Yang played Faceless Void in the Radiant top off lane. Yang played a fantastic early game, using his very high base damage to secure free farm for himself. In a rare game for an off lane player, Yang found himself in a favorable one vs one matchup. This gave him very early access to Chronosphere. Yang's excellent start was the saving grace for VG.Reborn in the mid game, his Chronospheres were able to turn around engagements that looked completely lost. Recognizing his lead in the early game, and his team's lack of damage, Yang decided to go for a Battle Fury to scale into the late game. Yang by himself wasn't able to deal the damage VG.Reborn needed, and his team wasn't offering much either. Yang finished Game 1 with a 4/4/6 KDA. VG.Reborn lost Game 1. In Game 2, Yang played Beastmaster in the Dire top safe lane. He had a very nice early game, able to give his team access to a quick, 18-minute Necronomicon level three. His Primal Roar and the damage from his Necronomicon summons were huge in the early and mid game. The vision provided by his hawk gave VG.Reborn a constant initiation advantage, letting them see Newbee coming. With a Refresher Orb, Yang gave VG.Reborn the late game lock down they needed to keep heroes like Dragon Knight and Terrorblade out of fights until VG.Reborn was ready to deal with them. Yang finished Game 2 with a 6/4/12 KDA. VG.Reborn won Game 2. In Game 3, Yang played Beastmaster in the Radiant top off lane. He was joined in lane by Witch Doctor and Elder Titan, applying a massive amount of pressure to Hao's Terrorblade in lane. Unfortunately for Yang, as soon as his support teammates left the lane, he was extremely vulnerable. The game ended abruptly after both teams disconnected. Unable to load the game from a save, the win was awarded to Newbee. Yang finished the game with a 0/4/5 KDA.
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