Invictus Gaming
  • Terran
  • China

Xiang “XY” Yao (pronounced /ʃaɪ/ SHī, like “shy”) is a Chinese StarCraft II Terran player.

XY is a former Brood War pro gamer who played under the ID “AyGj” as Zerg and later joined Invictus Gaming in 2011. He consistently participated in tournaments through Wings of Liberty and Heart of the Swarm until he was banned alongside iAsonu from participating in 2014 WCS Season 3 due to win trading.

After returning to Legacy of the Void competitive play he has been considered one of the best Chinese Terran players performing continually well in his region. Though, he at first struggled through his regional challenger – he was able to come back and dominate through the loser’s bracket. Eventually he took 1st and secured a place for himself at the 2016 WCS Circuit: Spring Championship where he will faced Elazer and was eliminated in Ro32 after a full 5 game series.

Biography used with permission from Liquipedia. Liquipedia

Past Events
Date Event Place
2016 WCS Challenger China - Summer 2nd
2016 DreamHack Zowie Open: Tours Spring Championship 17th-32nd
2016 WCS Challenger China - Spring 1st
GPL 2015 - Grand Finals 9th-16th
IEM Shenzhen 2015 5th-8th
2015 WCS Challenger Season 1 33rd-64th
2013 WCS America Challenger League Season 2 33rd-40th
2013 WCS America Premier League Season 2 17th-24th
2013 WCS America Challenger League Season 1 17th-24th
World Championship Series: China Nationals 4th