Zhang "LaNm" Zhicheng is a Chinese professional Dota 2 player who is currently coaching Team Aster.
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. 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.
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.
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.
- Has a daughter who was born in July 2015.
- Affectionately known as Big Dick Lanm by the Western scene (from an interview of iceiceice during DAC 2015).
|2019-08-23||7 - 8th||Tier 1||The International 2019||0 : 2||$858,252|
|2018-02-25||2nd||Tier 1||ESL One Katowice 2018||1 : 3||$200,000|
|2016-08-11||5 - 6th||Tier 1||The International 2016||0 : 2||$934,761|
|2016-01-31||1st||Tier 1||MarsTV Dota 2 League 2015 Winter||3 : 0||$124,950|
|2015-11-20||4th||Tier 1||The Frankfurt Major 2015||1 : 2||$255,000|
|2015-08-06||5 - 6th||Tier 1||The International 2015||0 : 2||$1,197,925|
|2014-07-20||4th||Tier 1||The International 2014||0 : 2||$819,298|
|2014-04-20||1st||Tier 1||StarLadder StarSeries Season 9||3 : 0||$85,000|
|2014-01-01||1st||Tier 1||2013 WPC ACE Dota 2 League||4 : 3||$165,179|
|2011-08-21||2nd||Tier 1||The International 2011||1 : 3||$250,000|
|Complete list of results in any tournament|
|2019-01-27||Tier 1||The Chongqing Major||Talent|
|2017-08-12||Tier 1||The International 2017||Analyst|
|2017-04-30||Tier 1||The Kiev Major 2017||Analyst|
|About achievementsBroadcasts from any Tournament|
- 2018-06-08 | LaNm at ESL Birmingham: "Some of our players started doubting themselves so we started using new strategies we weren’t comfortable with." by Jesper "Julmust" Bergeskans of cybersport.com at ESL One Birmingham 2018 (trans. by Bonnie)
- 2018-06-05 | Interview with VG.LaNm by 2009 of liquiddota.com at ESL One Birmingham 2018 (trans. by 2009) (Note: Edited by OmniEulogy)
- 2018-05-25 | Entrevista a LaNm - ESL One Birmingham 2018 by Alvaro "Darklight" Sanchez of BeyondTheSummit ES at ESL One Birmingham 2018 (trans. by Bonnie)
- 2016-08-12 | TI6 EHOME Team Interview by Kaci Aitchison of Valve at The International 2016 (trans. )
- 2015-11-05 | EHOME.LaNm: “I play the role of calming the players' nerves.” by Ernest "ernest429" Yim of Gosugamers.net
- 2014-08-07 | LaNm post-TI4 short interview by China Electronic Athletics Magazine (trans. by AutumnWindz)
- 2014-07-11 | DK.LaNm: TI4 will be the last series of games for current DK by GAMEFY.cn at The International 2014 (trans. by Chun How Yong)
- 2014-03-27 | Prelude to WPC-ACE: An Interview with Zhicheng 'LaNm' Zhang by Mervyn Tan of gosugamers.net at WPC 2014
- 2014-03-11 | DK.LaNm Interview After Triumph at Sina Cup Supernova Dota 2 Open by JaminNoob of 2p.com
- 2014-01-03 | DK.LaNm interviewed at Redbull ECL 2014 by PCGAMES.com.cn at Red Bull ECL 2013 Grand Finals (trans. by AutumnWindz)
- 2012-08-31 | The International 2012 - Day 1: Interview with LaNm by Slesh of joinDOTA at The International 2012 (trans. by Slesh)
- How EHOME vs. TongFu ended: An interview with TongFu.CuZn
- The Chronicles of LanM: “Stories of Yesteryear”
- EHOME is history; 71 to exit the esports scene
- Mushi and LaNm to DK, Dai stays on.