Maybe
Yao Lu 
China
LGD Gaming
Outdueled and outclassed
August 12, 2017
Maybe was schooled by Miracle and Team Liquid in the International 2017. The prolific midlaner finished with a KDA of 5/11/6.
ANALYSIS
Rarely do you see Maybe struggle in a series, but Team Liquid were too much for LGD's star player. In the opening game, Maybe's Mirana just couldn't hit the mark. His Sacred Arrows were missing and his damage output was sorely missing in the lopsided lost. In Game 2, he went with the unorthodox safe lane Death Prophet. His level progression was slow because of the lane and he had to buy too many defensive items that he never really became a threat.
Odd picks punished by opponents
August 9, 2017
Maybe was simply outplayed by No[o]ne in LGD Gaming's lost in The International 2017. The young star finished with a KDA of 6/11/7.
ANALYSIS
Two not-so-great picks for the mid laner really hurt Maybe in the series. He went with Necrophos in the opener but was quickly countered by Virtus Pro's Lina pick. He had an okay early game but was forced to go defensive with his items. He got a Veil of Discord and a Hood of Defiance at a decent timing but his positioning was faulty, and he often got punished for it. In Game 2, he went with an even riskier pick in Leshrac. He got a few kills early but was easily singled out by VP as they took him out before he could dish out any damage. Maybe got a decent Bloodstone timing, but its value went down quickly along with their chances of winning.
Dominates as Queen of Pain in Game 1
August 4, 2017
Maybe finished LGD's 1-1 draw with Team Liquid during the group stages of The International 7 with a final KDA of 22/6/11
ANALYSIS
Maybe played Queen of Pain and Ursa in Games 1 and 2 respectively in the series against Team Liquid. In Game 1, Maybe trounced Miracle and anyone else foolish enough that was in his sight. He had finished his Veil of Discord at 8 minutes and finished with a spotless 14/0/9 KDA. Game 2 was a complete reversal of fortune for Maybe, as his Ursa was constantly disabled and frequently kited about teamfights as Liquid split-pushed their way to victory.
Weak series from LGD's star middle lane
August 3, 2017
Maybe finished with an overall KDA of 14/13/14 in LGD's 0-2 loss to iG.Vitality in the group stages of The International 7.
ANALYSIS
In Game 1 Maybe played Death Prophet. Despite LGD being behind for most of the game, there were a few moments when it looked like Maybe might have been able to turn the tides. He was so close to living in fights so many times, but unfortunately couldn't keep himself alive long enough in the end. He finished with a 7/7/5 KDA. In Game 2 Maybe played Legion Commander. This was a pretty underwhelming performance from LGD's typically explosive middle lane. He got some nice Duel wins on the iG.V supports, but he couldn't bring down the two targets that really mattered, Timbersaw and Weaver. He finished with a 7/6/9 KDA.
Destroys everything he sees for second sweep of the day
August 2, 2017
Maybe continued his hot streak as LGD Gaming took a 2-0 sweep over Team Empire in the group stages of The International 7. Maybe finished the series with a 19/3/21 KDA.
ANALYSIS
Already making his case for team MVP, Maybe has been an absolute force. After finishing Game 1 with a perfect KDA on Ember Spirit, Maybe switched over to Leshrac and dominated again. Game 2 saw LGD have to face their first deficit of the tournament, something that should bode well for them in the long run.
Punishes anything that gets in his way
August 2, 2017
Maybe was an unstoppable force as LGD Gaming took a 2-0 sweep over Fnatic in the group stages of The International 7. Maybe finished the series with a 21/3/26 KDA.
ANALYSIS
Maybe came out hot and determined to make an immediate impact at TI, and he definitely made his mark. Just when you thought his 10/3/17 KDA in the Game 1 win was as good as it could get, he followed it up with a perfect 11/0/9 KDA on Ursa to complete the sweep. This was a perfect start for LGD and some great momentum to take through groups.
Lethal once more
July 7, 2017
Maybe looks to be back in his deadly form with yet another good showing for LGD against OG in MDL 2017. The Chinese star finished with a KDA of 22/4/26.
ANALYSIS
He managed to completely outplay OG's mid lane in both games of the series. His series opener on the Mirana was an eye opener in Maybe's quality. Despite many recent nerfs towards Mirana, Maybe made it look like that the hero was back in the meta. Nine kills and zero deaths against the four-time Major champions is no easy feat. In Game 2, Maybe's showing on the Queen of Pain was not as impressive. He won the laning stage against N0tail's Death Prophet and racked up many kills in the game. Some of his deaths were due to some unforced errors from his part, which blemishes his otherwise excellent showing.
LGD star middle laner gets demolished
July 6, 2017
Maybe seriously struggled in his game against iG in the MDL 2017 group stages. He finished with a 3/12/5 KDA.
ANALYSIS
Maybe's Lina got off to a decent start, but he got obliterated in almost every fight that LGD tried to take. His 16-minute Bloodstone quickly lost its charges, and Maybe became less and less effective with every death. This was a dramatic departure from his first day of competition, and will need to be addressed before LGD takes on OG in the playoffs.
No doubt about it, LGD's middle lane is among the best
July 5, 2017
Maybe finished with an impressive 15/1/6 KDA in an LGD win over Evil Geniuses in the MDL 2017 group stages.
ANALYSIS
Maybe played Lina middle. Despite the nerfs to Dragon Slave in the most recent patch, Maybe still made Lina work extremely well for LGD. He was constantly in position to land multiple-hero stuns and dish out damage in an extremely effective way. His magical burst potential was very strong, especially when combined with the physical damage of Ame's Chaos Knight. Between the two of them, there wasn't an Evil Geniuses hero they couldn't handle.
LGD's middle laner dominates OG
July 5, 2017
Maybe finished with a 14/2/16 KDA in LGD's commanding win over OG in the MDL 2017 group stages.
ANALYSIS
Maybe played Mirana. Maybe has had an impressive event so far, and this game was no exception. After the end of the lane phase, Maybe absolutely crushed OG. His burst damage was too much for OG to handle, especially combined with Chronosphere and Ice Blast. This was crucial in LGD's efforts to counter OG's Meepo, and worked out excellently for LGD.
Far from his killer form
June 16, 2017
Maybe was an underwhelming presence for LGD in their loss to Team Secret in The Summit. The high profile Chinese mid laner finished with a KDA of 4/5/12,
ANALYSIS
His opening game on the Queen of Pain definitely did not get the desired impact. He paled in comparison to MidOne's Dragon Knight in the early game and couldn't get any momentum for himself. His lone kill in the game was when the game was all but over for his squad. In Game 2, his Puck had a better time in the early game against Team Secret. He picked up a bunch of kills and went with a very early Dagonm, but he made a costly mistake in the late game that threw away his team's chances to force a deciding Game 3.
Continues to dominate the middle lane
June 16, 2017
Maybe played exceptionally well in LGD's 2-1 victory over Virtus.pro at The Summit 7. He ended the series with a final KDA of 22/3/23.
ANALYSIS
Although the series went very well for Maybe, Game 1 was a bit rough for him as Puck. Unable to take an early lead, his damage output fell off very quickly, and he wasn't able to make much of an impact once Virtus.pro started grouping up. In Game 2 he was back on his signature Queen of Pain, and he completely steamrolled his opposition. Finished with a KDA of 10/0/12, he led the field in damage output with 20,336, nearly double the next highest. Game 3 was another cakewalk for Maybe as Storm Spirit. Grabbing a few kills early on in the middle lane, he was able to pick up a very fast Bloodstone, and eventually snowballed into an unstoppable nightmare for Virtus.pro. He ended Game 3 with a KDA of 10/1/10.
Excellent plays from Maybe
June 15, 2017
Maybe had an impressive showing in LGD's 2-1 win over Team NP at The Summit 7. He ended the series with a final KDA of 38/12/28.
ANALYSIS
Playing as Puck in Game 1, Maybe did an excellent job of keeping Team NP's Bristleback at bay in the middle lane early on and not letting him take an early tier 1 tower. After LGD started grouping up, Maybe set up numerous teamfight wins with some excellent Dream Coils, allowing his teammates to land their spells with ease. Game 2 was a bit rough for Maybe on Lina. Although he dealt the most damage on his team, he wasn't able to effectively shut down Fata on the Queen of Pain, who would eventually take complete control and lead Team NP to victory. Game 3 was a dominating performance from Maybe on Storm Spirit. Taking advantage of his teammates' early rotations, Maybe grabbed a very quick lead and eventually became unstoppable. He finished this game with a KDA of 14/0/10.
Can't win on his own
December 9, 2016
Maybe finished LGD's 0-2 defeat to LGD.FY during the first round of the Boston Major with a final KDA of 14/12/9.
ANALYSIS
Maybe played Shadow Fiend in Game 1 and Timbersaw in Game 2. Although he farmed well and put up more kills than deaths, Maybe couldn't do it all on his own. LGD.FY isolated Maybe, making sure that if they were going to ignore him in the early game, then he would have no teammates to assist him when it came time to fight. Their strategy was executed to protection, holding Maybe down with Xiao8's Batrider while they slaughtered his comrades and left him alone on the battlefield.
Destroyed everything that came in his way
December 5, 2016
Maybe could not be stopped at all as LGD swept Faceless 2-0 in the group stage of Boston Major. Maybe finished with a 14/1/15 KDA and destroyed six towers, four barracks and a Roshan in the series.
ANALYSIS
Maybe was a wrecking ball all series long. Playing Outworld Devourer and Shadow Fiend, Maybe led the team in kills with 14 while only dying once in the series. He also led the team in objectives as Faceless just did not have an answer for him. Maybe will be more challenged as Boston Major advances, but this is a nice confidence booster.