Lu "Somnus丶M" Yao, previously known as Maybe, began his esports career in Counter-Strike. He formed a semi-professional team alongside a relative and played in an in-house league against other Chinese teams. He later discovered Defense of the Ancients and shifted his focus towards the WarCraft 3 mod instead, climbing to the top of the Chinese ladder and joining Vici Gaming to compete.
Despite having the skills and the backing of a top organization, Maybe remained focused on his studies until 2014. He maintained his spot as one of China’s top talents by competing in the Chinese Dota Elite Community in-house league and signed with LGD Gaming when he was ready to better commit to professional Dota 2.
His time with LGD Gaming was short initially, playing in just a few tournaments. He was demoted from LGD Gaming to its developmental team LGD.CDEC, which later became a separate organization known as CDEC Gaming.
Across both brands, Maybe achieved generally poor results. After the team’s last-place finish in the 2015 Dota 2 Asia Championships, he returned to LGD Gaming and helped the team go on a surge in spring 2015, kicking off a long run with the organization.
Maybe won his first official tournament in i-League Season 3 and followed that up with wins in G-League 2015 and the World Cyber Arena Chinese regional event. LGD Gaming was given a direct invitation to The International 2015 and entered as one of the favorites to win, with this being the first of many appearances at the event for Maybe. The team finished in third.
Despite the strong end to the season and minimal changes to its roster, LGD’s momentum slowed following TI5. The team posted underwhelming results in the first months of the following season, which prompted another series of changes after a disappointing performance at the Shanghai Major.
A fourth-place finish in the Manila Major followed by a victory in the Dota 2 Professional League Season 1 was just enough to earn the team a direct invitation to The International 2016. LGD suffered a disappointing ninth-place finish in the event.
This prompted a complete teardown and rebuild of LGD’s roster, with Maybe being the only player to survive the purge.
The new LGD started the next season well, but hit the skids after a poor performance in the Boston Major. Roster tweaks came after LGD failed to qualify for the Kiev Major, but this saw the team finally hit its stride towards the end of the season. The team earned a spot in The International 2017 through the Chinese qualifiers and finished fourth.
Once again, LGD Gaming got off to a shaky start to the new season following a strong performance in The International. The roster again underwent significant changes, with Maybe surviving the latest cuts. Things settled down in February 2018 with the team surging into a swath of Dota Pro Circuit events after the organization was rebranded as PSG.LGD.
The team took second at the 2018 Dota 2 Asia Championships and won both the Epicenter Major and MDL Changsha Major back-to-back, Maybe’s first two major victories. The team qualified to The International 2018 through the Dota Pro Circuit and finished second, again coming just short of a TI championship.
PSG.LGD kept its roster intact for the 2018-2019 Dota Pro Circuit Season. Maybe took an extended break in early 2019, skipping a major cycle. The team didn’t win an event during the season, but placed in the top six in every major to earn another direct invitation to The International. PSG.LGD finished in third at TI9.
PSG.LGD kept its roster together once again following TI9, but the team was among several top organizations to take the first major cycle off. This proved to be disastrous when the team was handed a shock defeat in the open qualifiers to the DreamLeague Season 13 major, which was followed by a similar outcome in the ESL One Los Angeles Major qualifiers.
Following several changes at the carry position, Maybe and the team went on a major upswing in online leagues in 2020.