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Player Information
Romanized Name:
Lu Yao
December 16, 1995 (age 28)
East Asia East Asia
Years Active (Player):
2014 - Present
Current Role:
Alternate IDs:
Maybe, Somnus丶M, 小可, SoMnus丶M
超哥, may皇, 蛆垚
Approx. Total Winnings:
Signature Hero:
Shadow Fiend Storm Spirit Kunkka
2013-01-28 — 2014-02-19Vici Gaming
2014-02-19 — 2014-04-25LGD Gaming
2014-04-25 — 2014-10-14LGD.CDEC
2014-10-14 — 2015-03-15CDEC Gaming
2015-03-15 — 2020-09-04PSG.LGD
2020-10-01 — 2020-11-16Elephant.4AM
2020-11-16 — 2021-11-11Elephant
2021-11-20 — 2022-12-05RNG
2023-05-09 — 2023-11-28Azure Ray
Upcoming Matches
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Upcoming Tournaments
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Lu "Somnus" Yao (also known as Maybe) (born December 16, 1995) is a Chinese player who last played for Azure Ray.



Maybe is a DotA veteran who has consistently been near the top of the Chinese Dota 2 ladder. He was part of the DotA team Greedy (later picked up by Vici Gaming), alongside legendary player YaphetS. Although he was not very active in public DotA games, Maybe often played in-house games on YY 90016 under the nickname 海贼王 (One Piece).[1]

Dota 2[edit]

In 2013, Maybe participated in the Chinese Dota Elite Community (CDEC), China's most prestigious in-house league. Due to a preoccupation with studies, Maybe did not join a competitive Dota 2 team before being picked up by LGD Gaming in 2014. On February 21st of that year, LGD signed Maybe to play the 2 position after the departure of xiao8 to Newbee.[1] However, just 2 months later, he was replaced by Lin and was transferred to LGD's developmental team, LGD.CDEC.[2] He stayed with CDEC until the conclusion of the Dota 2 Asia Championships 2015, after which he was transferred back to LGD Gaming's primary team.[3]

In 2015 he saw further growth and success with two spring titles to his name, winning the MarsTV Dota 2 2015 Chinese League and later I-league Season 3. At The International 2015 he came third place and subsequently signed a four-year contract with LGD, keeping him until 2019.[4] During autumn saw early exits in premier tournaments, but came second place at WCA 2015. He continued under LGD into the new year and in June, he came fourth place at the Manila Major 2016. He was featured in a player profile at The International 2016 and despite rumours of Maybe exiting LGD after their early exit in The International, he continued to stay with the team.[5]

On October 20th, 2022, after Royal Never Give Up lost to Entity and exited The International 2022, Somnus hinted at retirement from the competitive scene.[6] Though he only took a break and joined Azure Ray.


  • Reached 10,000 MMR on September 24, 2021.[7]


  • Had the highest average kills per game (7.63) during Season 2 of the 2021 DPC China Upper Division.
  • Had the highest average kills per game during Tour 2 (9.67) and Tour 3 (9.33) of the 2021/22 DPC CN Upper Division.
  • He is the all time leader in premium/professional matches played (69) and wins (38) as Leshrac.

Stats from datdota as of 26-Sep-2021.


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External links[edit]


  1. 1.0 1.1 GodBlessMali (2014-01-14). "YaphetS' Former Teammate, Maybe, Ready to Play Professionally". Retrieved 2015-01-12.
  2. LGD.CDEC Announcement
  3. LGD official roster confirmation
  4. "Maybe has signed with LGD-Gaming until 2019". LGD-Gaming. 2016-08-27. Retrieved September 16, 2016.
  5. "DOTA 2 MAJORS REGISTRATION". 2016-09-14. Retrieved September 16, 2016.
  6. Maybe (2022-10-20). "属于我的青春注定会有遗憾与意难平吧" (in Chinese China).
  7. Elephant-DOTA2俱乐部 (2021-09-24). "皮俊双雄助渡劫!". Weibo.