xiao8's Retirement Not So Temporary After All?
Just a few days after Zhang 'xiao8' Ning announced that he would be taking a break from Dota 2, 'retiring' temporarily, Newbee's new official Facebook representative has posted suggesting that xiao8's retirement will actually be permanent. Discussion in various social media seems to suggest there is still some confusion as to what is truly going on - but it appears to be the case that xiao8 does not intend to return to Dota 2 as a player in the foreseeable future. The following post appeared on Newbee's Facebook page earlier today:
Zhang "xiao8" Ning's retirement is now to be considered permanent and not just temporary. There is probably no better way to go out - by being a world champion, but we will miss you, captain! We wish you and your wife the happiest of lives together.
Is this really the end of xiao8 for good? Who will be his replacement in Newbee, whether short-term or long-term? Stay tuned for more updates!
Source: Newbee Facebook