Zhang Zhicheng 
VICI Gaming
Failed to impress
June 9, 2018
Lanm struggled to take any real tempo for Vici Gaming at the China Dota Supermajor. The veteran support finished with a KDA of 1/12/19
Lanm's Clockwerk was badly feeding his Cogs to Ace in the laning stage. He couldn't really pressure Secret and he really felt underwhelming for Vici early on even. Lanm tried his luck with Kunkka in Game 2. He was rotating well enough but as the game went on, he really didn't feel like he was doing anything for Vici in the tightly contested game.
Good damage output, but not much else
April 6, 2018
LaNm couldn't set the tempo for Vici Gaming in their elimination from the Dota Asia Championships 2018 at the hands of Virtus.Pro. The support finished with a KDA of 1/5/14.
Lanm banked on his Elder Titan against Virtus.Pro. His roaming didn't work out too well early on, but his presence in eventual teamfights was definitely felt. He only killed one person throughout the game, but his damage dealt (16,000) was the second highest for Vici Gaming.
Crumbled against Liquid's superiority
March 7, 2018
Lanm never got going in Vici Gaming's defeat against Team Liquid in the Bucharest Major. The veteran support finished with a KDA of 1/8/
Lanm played Sand King in one his worst games in a long time in pro Dota 2. His rotations were unimpactful and his farm was nonexistent. He finally got a Blink Dagger at 21 minutes, but the game was all but lost at that point for Vici Gaming.
Always at the right place at the right time
February 22, 2018
Lanm continues to lead Vici Gaming to well-earned victories in ESL One Katowice 2018. The veteran finished with a KDA of 12/7/48.
Lanm played Elder Titan in both games of the series. His rotations allowed his main cores to win their respective laning stages. Lanm perfectly used his Astral Spirits to give his team extra intel, and his Echo Stomps just set up his team perfectly to take engagements left and right.
Thrives all over the map
February 21, 2018
LaNm racked up the assists as Vici Gaming defeated OG Dota 1-0 in the first round of ESL One Katowice. LaNm finished with a 2/7/17 KDA.
In a game that looked out of reach early, LaNm needed to play a perfect Nyx Assassin for the rest of the game to give his team a chance to come back. He did just that. LaNm didn't die at all in the final 25 minutes of the game and racked up a game-high 17 assists in the process. It was too close for comfort, but Vici avoid the losers bracket.
Incredibly poor showing from the veteran
January 26, 2018
LaNm was badly needed by Vici Gaming but couldn't rise to the occasion. The veteran finished with a KDA of 2/13/10.
LaNm played Rubick in the first game of the series. His rotations were underwhelming for most of the part. The only spells he stole in the game were Ensnare and Plasma Field, which failed to help his team win key engagements. In Game 2, LaNm tried his luck with Lion. The story didn't get any better for LaNm as he again failed to impress while dying seven times.
Good start not enough for VG support
January 23, 2018
Lanm was out rotated by his opposing supports in VIci Gaming's lost at ESL One Genting. The veteran finished with a KDA of 2/4/11.
Lanm picked Kunkka in their tournament opener. He had some success with his early rotations and got some kills for his team. But as the game went on, Lanm's effectiveness quickly went on freefall. He was still hitting his combos but his contribution still felt underwhelming for Vici Gaming.
Controls OG in victory
January 9, 2018
LaNm finished Vici Gaming's 2-0 victory over OG during the Captains Draft Minor Semi-Finals with an average KDA of 3.5/4/25
In Game 1, Lanm's Elder Titan played a key role in frustrating OG's lineup by controlling engagements. LaNm's large AOE disables helped to negate the mobility of OG's heroes and quickly seal the game for VG. LaNm finished Game 1 with a 1/4/22 KDA. In Game 2, LaNm's Rubick was devastating, helping to put OG away in a tight race to the finish. Stealing spells and once again enforcing his will on engagements, LaNm finished Game 2 with a 6/4/28 KDA.
Tries to initiate to little success
January 4, 2018
LaNm finished with a 3/8/10 KDA in a difficult loss to Mineski at Captain's Draft 4.
LaNm played Sand King, but struggled to find the good fights that his team needed from him. He got a decently timed Blink Dagger, but the Mineski lineup was way too durable for him to land any big stuns or Epicenters.
Got the win despite not being at his best
November 25, 2017
LaNm was an effective roamer in the Vici domination of LFY at the Perfect World Masters. The veteran player finished with a KDA of 3/5/24.
LaNm played the roaming Clockwerk in the series opener. His early rotations didn't help his team much. He finally got to farm a 21-minute Blade Mail which helped his initiations tenfold. In Game 2, LaNm was much better on his Undying. His Decay harass in the early game ensured the lanes went in his team's favor. His excellent usage of Tombstones down the line helped secure the easy win. His 14 assists were the highest in the deciding game.
Racked up a ton of assists
November 19, 2017
LaNm played perfectly alongside his teammates as Vici Gaming defeated Vega Squadron 2-0 in the Group Stages of Perfect World Masters. LaNm finished the series with a 2/2/39 KDA.
One thing was incredibly consistent through this series; wherever there was action, LaNm was there and having a positive effect on it. LaNm and Paparazi was the deadly duo as LaNm racked up a ridiculous 39 assists in the two-game series, most of which came from Paparazi kills. Vici got the exact their game plan precisely how they wanted to against Vega and it ended in a quick series sweep.
Uncomfortable in the roaming role
October 12, 2017
Lanm was an inefficient roamer for Vici Gaming as they lose to SG in Starladder. The veteran support finished with a KDA of 1/18/15.
Lanm went with Nyx Assassin in both games of the series. His opening match had a fairly okay early game where his rotation got kills for his teams, but his decision to buy a Hand of Midas at 19 minutes instead of the important Blink Dagger really hurt his team's chances. Their teamfight effectiveness went out of the window as he struggled to get himself into a good position for Impales. In Game 2, he didn't go for the Hand of Midas anymore, but his Blink Dagger timing was still 10 minutes too late.
Marginal impact during defeat against Ad Finem
December 6, 2016
LaNm, along with his team, had a poor showing against Ad Finem that resulted in him ending the series with a mere 2/21/18 KDA.
This series was a poor example of LaNm's play, as the support that seemed so strong back at The International looked to be a pale shadow of himself against Ad Finem. Despite being well-known for his excellent map sense, LaNm spent the majority of the series getting caught out somewhat pointlessly, as he racked up numerous early game deaths in all three games. Furthermore, his picks were often geared towards the early game, making those deaths even more problematic, as it wasn't as if his Ogre Magi could suffer being off the map early on when he's at his most powerful. While he did prove himself a capable hand at Shadow Demon during Game 2 - his Disruptions were often the only thing that saved EHOME from complete disaster over the course of the game, even if they did often result in his death - it wasn't enough to salvage EHOME's chances of victory.
EHOME heads straight to the lower bracket
November 17, 2016
EHOME captain LaNm could not lead his team to victory against Virtus Pro in The Summit 6. The veteran support player only managed an overall KDA of 5/17/18.
It's interesting to note that LaNm was equal in total deaths with old chicken, EHOME's mid laner, in the series. In the first game LaNm was on the Keeper of the Light. He was negligible in the match as he barely contributed anything apart from wards. His high ground defense advantage was also easily negated by Virtus Pro. In EHOME's only win LaNm was on the Oracle. He kept old chicken's Huskar alive with clutch False Promises which helped them pick up the win. It was a complete turnaround from his poor showing in the first game. In the last game of the series, LaNm went with the surprising Pudge pick. While a favorite in the pub scene, Pudge's effectiveness relies heavily on landing his Meat Hooks. LaNm had some moments in the last game, but with the natural risky pick of the Pudge it did not work out for the Chinese squad in the end.
Along for the ride in a 2-0 win over EG
November 11, 2016
LaNm played an average series in EHOME's 2-0 win over EG at the NA Beat Arena Invitational. 2/14/27.
In Game 1 LaNm played Rubick. LaNm had a relatively low-impact early game. He helped find a kill on SumaiL's Shadow Fiend, but it didn't do much to slow down SumaiL. LaNm managed to keep a calm head on his shoulders, and transitioned into the powerful late-game Rubick offers. LaNm finished with a 0/5/15 KDA. In Game 2 LaNm played Rubick again. Once again he struggled to get much done in the early game, but this was more the fault of Rubick than LaNm. EG's heroes were too durable for him to do much besides disable them with his lift. EHOME once again managed to endure a rough early game and fall back on an Alchemist. LaNm finished the game with a 2/9/12 KDA, but EHOME were able to grind out another win.
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