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.