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Player Information
Name:
张志成
Romanized Name:
Zhang Zhicheng
Nationality:
Born:
December 25, 1989 (age 32)
Years Active (Player):
2011 - 2021
Current Role:
Alternate IDs:
NUZ, PLT, 国士无双, old LaNm
Approx. Total Winnings:
$1,533,760
Signature Hero:
Rubick Shadow Shaman Earthshaker
Links
History
2011-??-?? — 2011-??-??
2012-03-01 — 2012-05-14
2012-05-14 — 2012-11-23
2013-01-18 — 2013-09-04
2013-09-04 — 2014-07-22
2014-??-?? — 2015-03-15
2015-03-15 — 2017-01-01
2017-01-01 — 2017-02-09
EHOME (Coach)
2017-02-09 — 2017-05-23
2017-05-23 — 2017-09-04
Vici Gaming (Coach)
2017-09-04 — 2018-09-09
2018-09-09 — 2019-02-16
2019-02-16 — 2019-09-14
2019-09-14 — 2020-01-12
Keen Gaming (Coach)
2020-01-12 — 2020-08-22
Team Sirius (Coach)
2020-08-22 — Present
Team Aster (Coach)

Zhang "LaNm" Zhicheng is a Chinese professional Dota 2 player who is currently coaching Team Aster.

Biography[edit]

LaNm is a member of the second generation Chinese Dota players.

LaNm was involved in a controversy when he broke contract agreement with TongFu to play for EHOME. In particular, he made a public plea for TongFu to free him from contract obligations saying he would give 100,000 RMB in exchange for one year free from the contract.[1] The mess finally ended with EHOME's expulsion from the ACE. LaNm wrote an account of his perpective of the controversy, which he posted on a Chinese Dota website.[2]

DotA[edit]

LaNm was recruited into Nirvana.cn to replace Insence. Before joining competitive Dota, he was a pubstar famous for his Sand King play. They won G-League 2010 Season 5 and were runners-up in WGT 2010. Core members were poached by other teams, so LaNm moved to EHOME.

Dota 2[edit]

LaNm participated at The International 2011 and The International 2012 together with EHOME. He was the last remaining player on the roster when the team disbanded for a second time.[3]

On the 18th of January 2013, he was announced as part of RaTtLeSnAkE.[4]

After The International 2013 he was confirmed to have moved from RaTtLeSnAkE to Team DK with Mushi from Orange Esports, joining BurNIng and Dai.[5]

After The International 2014 he confirmed that he is leaving the professional scene and thanked everyone who supported him over the past years.[6]

LaNm would later stage a comeback to the competitive Dota 2 scene as a member of Big God, a team mainly consisting of retired professionals looking to return to their top form.

He would then leave Big God alongside rOtK and join EHOME once again. The team managed to qualify for The International 2015, ultimately finishing 5th-6th. After finishing 4th at the 2015 Frankfurt Major, the highest of any Chinese team, EHOME were widely considered favorites to win the Shanghai Major 2016. The team finished 9th-12th however, leading to a major roster change that saw iceiceice and Fenrir join. Although LaNm was originally expected to play carry, he remained at the support position as EHOME became a wild card team for The International 2016. After successfully defeating Execration and Escape Gaming to qualify for the main tournament, the team went on dominate Group B with a 12-2 record.

At The Interational 9, LaNm played for Royal Never Give Up who won the Chinese qualifier and placed 7th-8th. Following the tournament, he moved to coach for Keen Gaming. On the 12th of January 2020, he moved to coach for Team Sirius. On the 22nd of August 2020, he moved to coach for Team Aster and shortly thereafter moved to play support. The team found success by placing 2nd in the DPC China S1 Upper Division, qualifying them directly to the group stage for the Singapore Major. The team was eliminated in the first round of the lower bracket due in part to Borax being unable to attend the major.

Trivia[edit]

  • Has a daughter who was born in July 2015.[7]
  • Affectionately known as Big Dick Lanm by the Western scene (from an interview of iceiceice during DAC 2015).

Achievements[edit]

DatePlaceTierTournamentTeamResultPrize
2019-08-23GA7 - 8thA0Tier 1The International 2019The InternationalThe InternationalThe International 2019Royal Never Give UpRoyal Never Give UpRoyal Never Give Up0 : 2Team LiquidTeam Liquid$858,252
2018-02-25BA2ndA0Tier 1ESL One Katowice 2018ESL OneESL OneESL One Katowice 2018Vici GamingVici GamingVici Gaming1 : 3Virtus.proVirtus.pro$200,000
2016-08-11EA5 - 6thA0Tier 1The International 2016The InternationalThe InternationalThe International 2016EHOMEEHOMEEHOME0 : 2Digital ChaosDigital Chaos$934,761
2016-01-31AA1stA0Tier 1MarsTV Dota 2 League 2015 WinterMarsTV Dota 2 LeagueMarsTV Dota 2 LeagueMarsTV Dota 2 League 2015 WinterEHOMEEHOMEEHOME3 : 0Evil GeniusesEvil Geniuses$124,950
2015-11-20DA4thA0Tier 1The Frankfurt Major 2015Dota Major ChampionshipsDota Major ChampionshipsThe Frankfurt Major 2015EHOMEEHOMEEHOME1 : 2OGOG$255,000
2015-08-06EA5 - 6thA0Tier 1The International 2015The InternationalThe InternationalThe International 2015EHOMEEHOMEEHOME0 : 2Vici GamingVici Gaming$1,197,925
2014-07-20DA4thA0Tier 1The International 2014The InternationalThe InternationalThe International 2014Team DKTeam DKTeam DK0 : 2Vici GamingVici Gaming$819,298
2014-04-20AA1stA0Tier 1StarLadder StarSeries Season 9StarLadder StarSeriesStarLadder StarSeriesStarLadder StarSeries Season 9Team DKTeam DKTeam DK3 : 0Team EmpireTeam Empire$85,000
2014-01-01AA1stA0Tier 12013 WPC ACE Dota 2 LeagueWorld e-Sports Professional Classic2013 WPC ACE Dota 2 LeagueTeam DKTeam DKTeam DK4 : 3Invictus GamingInvictus Gaming$165,349
2011-08-21BA2ndA0Tier 1The International 2011The InternationalThe InternationalThe International 2011EHOMEEHOMEEHOME1 : 3Natus VincereNatus Vincere$250,000
Complete list of results in any tournament
DatePlaceTierTournamentTeamResultPrize
2022-01-22AA1stA1Tier 2Intel World Open BeijingIntel World Open BeijingTeam AsterTeam AsterTeam Aster3 : 1Xtreme GamingXtreme Gaming$135,000
2020-03-08AA1stA1Tier 2StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor Season 3SLiSLiStarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor Season 3Team AsterTeam AsterTeam Aster3 : 1AllianceAlliance$72,000
2017-07-07GA7 - 8thA0Tier 1Mars Dota 2 League 2017Mars Dota 2 LeagueMars Dota 2 LeagueMars Dota 2 League 2017Vici GamingVici GamingVici Gaming0 : 2Invictus GamingInvictus Gaming$6,250
2017-06-16EA5 - 6thA0Tier 1Galaxy BattlesGalaxy BattlesGalaxy BattlesGalaxy BattlesVici GamingVici GamingVici Gaming1 : 2mousesportsmousesports$9,000
Complete list of coaching results in any tournament

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