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Personal Information
Name: Zhi Lei Xu
Date of birth: March 31, 1988 (1988-03-31) (age 27)
Country: Flag China.png China
Hometown: Flag China.png Tongling, Anhui
Signature Heroes: Anti-Mage Morphling Alchemist Lone Druid Medusa Weaver Naga Siren
Professional Career
2009 Flag China.png 7L
2009 Flag China.png
2009 - 2010 Flag China.png CH
2010 - 2011 Flag China.png EHOME
2011 - 2014 Flag China.png DK
2015 - Present Flag China.png IG
Steam Account
Xu Zhi Lei
Traditional Chinese 徐志雷
Simplified Chinese 徐志雷

Zhi Lei "BurNIng" Xu is a carry player currently playing for Invictus Gaming.

Professional Career[edit]

Early Career and 7L[edit]

Before joining 7L, BurNIng was one of the core members of BL and DH. But, after joining 7L with LongDD and DGC, BurNIng stepped into the limelight. 2009's G-League was his first championship. However, due to major conflicts with the club, his time in 7L was short-lived. With DGC deciding to stand by the club, BurNIng left together with LongDD and Nekomata.


After not achieving success in various teams including, BurNIng joined CH at the end of 2009. Due to controversies in October 2010's IEM, CH lost their opening game against GS. However, CH defeated their nearest rival EHOME most of the time.


With EHOME's disappointing perfomance, they decided to switch DGC with BurNIng. After joining EHOME, they won the qualifiers for Electronic Sports World Cup and proceeded to stomp every single team in France. After several other championships, EHOME finally disappointed in Electronic Sports Thailand Championship and the World DotA Championship, losing in the finals and group stage respectively. However, EHOME bounced back from an initial defeat at SMM 2010 to win gold, and World Gamemaster Tournament in 2011 has completed EHOME's ten championships in a calendar year.


However, DK's richness was able to lure BurNIng, along with KingJ and PIS. DK's initial performance was disappointing, which included a second placing in the G-League along with other worse perfomance. However, after PIS, sharingan and Ksssssss left respectively, DK turned into the top team of the latter half of 2011, and placed first in G-League and the World DotA Championship.

Big God[edit]

Big God was originally named "The Old Man" Formed by BurNing, rOtk,xiao8 and LaNm +1. With the pick up of the female caster PC Cold, they were forced to change their name to Big God. They achieved success in Dota 2 Asia Championship obtaining a 4th place despite not training for the tournament as this is a casual team.

Invictus Gaming[edit]

On his stream on Feb 10th 2015 , BurNing confirms the rumors of him going back to competitive scene and he will be joining Invictus Gaming and will be replacing Li 'CHisbug' Chen,former support player of IG.



  • 1st Place Electronic Sports World Cup Chinese Qualifers (2010)
  • 1st Place Electronic Sports World Cup (2010)
  • 3rd Place World Cyber Games China (2010)
  • 1st Place Intel Extreme Masters (2010)
  • 1st Place National eSports Open (2010)
  • 2nd Place Electronic Sports Thailand Championship (2010)
  • 1st Place Road of the King (2010)
  • 1st Place SMM Grand National Dota Tournament (2010)
  • 1st Place World Gamemaster Tournament (2011)


  • 2nd Place World Cyber Games side event (2011)
  • 2nd Place G-League 2011 season 1 (2011)
  • 3rd Place E-Sports Champions League Season 2 (2011)
  • 3rd Place G1 Tournament Season 1 (2011)
  • 3rd Place World Cyber Games China (2011)
  • 1st Place Asian Cyber Games China qualifier (2011)
  • 1st Place Wuxi International eSports Champions Cup (2011)
  • 1st Place G-League 2011 Season 2 (2011)
  • 1st Place GK99 Yougang Invitational Cup (2011)
  • 1st Place G1 Tournament season 2 (2011)
  • 1st Place World DotA Championship (2011)
  • 1st Place E-Sports Champions League Season 4 (2011)
  • 1st Place It's Gosu Razer Mini Madness ("2012")
  • ~5th The International 2013 (2013)
  • 2nd Place MLG Columbus ("2013")
  • 1st Place Starladder Star Series Season IX ("2014")

Big God[edit]


The ID BurNIng originates from a song (Maria Arredondo's Burning) introduced by his first girlfriend.