Partnership Between LGD Gaming and Paris-Saint Germain Expires

04 Sep 2023
Tit Krajnik 04 Sep 2023
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  • The strategic partnership between LGD Gaming Dota 2 team and Paris Saint-Germain has expired
  • The friendship lasted for over 5 years, since April 2018.
  • LGD Gaming will continue competing under its own name
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As announced by Chinese esports organisation PSG.LGD's strategic partnership with the French football club Paris Saing Germain has expired. As a result, the Chinese will now compete under its own name, LGD Gaming in the upcoming Dota 2 esports tournaments.

LGD Gaming partnered with Paris-Saint Germain in April 2018, when LGD Gaming rebranded to PSG.LGD, a name the Chinese Dota 2 team carried for over five consecutive years. The long-lasting parentship has left a huge mark in the competitive Dota 2 history due to PSG.LGD's success, winning a plethora of tournaments.

The name PSG.LGD is to date, associated with one of the strongest Chinese Dota 2 teams in the history of esports, and it's fair to say that PSG.LGD failed to show their true power, but the team has achieved immense success over the five years.

Most notably, PSG.LGD won three Major titles at EPICENTER XL, MDL Changsha Major, and WePlay AniMajor 2021. The Chinese squad also qualified for every The International since 2018 and has over the years, collected two silver medals, one bronze medal, and in 2022 finished fifth-sixth.

"The LGD Dota 2 division has from 19-4-2018 partnered with the PSG brand, and has achieved great results within China and internationally. Five years later, the PSG.LGD name has left its mark in the history of Dota 2. We have always chased after the glory of being a champion and have also experienced regret. We say goodbye to a generation of legends and are letting our youth talents go to write their own story,"

Unfortunately, the long-lasting partnership came to an end on Monday, September 4, ending a relationship that spanned over five years. The exact details behind the sudden expiration of the deal have not been disclosed.

Besides Dota 2, LGD Gaming also competes in Arena of Valor, PUBG Mobile, Crossifre, Clash Royale, and League of Legends; however, in all other esports, the Chinese esports organisation carries its name – LGD Gaming.

Although Paris Saint-Germain's partnership with LGD Gaming and, therefore, the French football club's involvement in Dota 2 has ended, PSG is still involved in other esports like FIFA, Brawl Stars, Arena of Valor, and League of Legends, where it has similar strategic partnerships with other esports organisations.

Of all the teams, the most notable is PSG Talon, a Hong Kongese League of Legends team that has recently qualified for the League of Legends World Championship 2023.