Paparazi Delays Retirement Until Riyadh Masters 2023

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Paparazi Delays Retirement Until Riyadh Masters 2023

Xtreme Gaming star Zhang “Paparazi灬” Chengjun, who previously announced his retirement, has chosen to postpone it until the Riyadh Masters 2023

Xtreme Gaming successfully convinced Zhang “Paparazi灬” Chengjun to extend his career and participate in the Riyadh Masters tournament, despite his initial intention to retire and step away from the team.

Xtreme Gaming had to bring in Zhao “XinQ” Zixing to replace Hu “Kaka” Liangzhi, who left the organization to join Team Aster. The team would have needed to make one more addition to the team following Paparazi’s retirement announcement, but that does not comply with the Riyadh Masters 2023 regulations. 

Participating teams are allowed to make only one roster change before the Riyadh Masters, so Xtreme Gaming could not have signed a replacement for Paparazi had he decided not to return for the tournament. The team, therefore, asked the veteran midlaner to delay his retirement and he agreed to return for one last bow. 

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After the tournament, Paparazzi is expected to bid farewell to competitive Dota, as he previously planned. Rumors indicate that Guo “Xm” Hongcheng from Piggy Killer will step into his shoes at Xtreme Gaming. 

Xtreme Gaming Roster For Riyadh Masters 2023

  • Daniel “Ghost” Chan
  • Zhang “Paparazi灬” Chengjun
  • Thiay “JT-” Jun Wen
  • Zhao “XinQ” Zixing
  • Ding “Dy” Cong
  • Zhang “LaNm” Zhicheng (coach)


Paparazi Delays Retirement Until Riyadh Masters 2023
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