From July 2 to July 15, 2012, Xiang ‘XY’ Yao participated in the World Championship Series China Nationals. XY started off in the Winners Bracket and defeated Turbo, PIGEON, and F91 in order to advance into the fourth round to face Top. He lost to Top by a score of 0-2 and fell to the Losers Bracket. There he took down MacSed and advanced into the Finals Bracket. XY met misfortune there and lost to TooDming by a score of 1-2 and ended up in fourth place.
XY was suspended from Season 3 of 2014 WCS.