|Romanized name:||Xu Zhilei|
|Birthdate:||31 Mar 1988|
2008-10-01 — 2008-11-01
2008-11-28 — 2009-04-20
2009-05-01 — 2009-11-09
2009-11-09 — 2009-12-31
2010-01-01 — 2011-01-14
2011-01-14 — 2014-08-17
| Dota 2:
2011-01-14 — 2014-08-17
2014-12-31 — 2015-03-05
2015-03-05 — 2015-09-03
2015-09-03 — 2016-08-29
2016-09-17 — Present
Zhi Lei "BurNIng" Xu is a carry player currently playing for Invictus Gaming.
- 1 Professional Career
- 2 Achievements
- 3 Trivia
- 4 Interviews
- 5 References
Early Career and 7L
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 Ks.cn, 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 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.
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.
With Invictus Gaming
With Big God
With Team DK
With Team DK
- E-Sports Champions League Season 4 (2011)
- World DotA Championship (2011)
- G1 Tournament season 2 (2011)
- G-League 2011 Season 2 (2011)
- Wuxi International eSports Champions Cup (2011)
- Asian Cyber Games China qualifier (2011)
- World Cyber Games China (2011)
- G1 Tournament Season 1 (2011)
- E-Sports Champions League Season 2 (2011)
- G-League 2011 season 1 (2011)
- World Cyber Games side event (2011)
- GK99 Yougang Invitational Cup (2011)
- World Gamemaster Tournament (2011)
- SMM Grand National Dota Tournament (2010)
- Road of the King (2010)
- Electronic Sports Thailand Championship (2010)
- National eSports Open (2010)
- Intel Extreme Masters (2010)
- World Cyber Games China (2010)
- Electronic Sports World Cup (2010)
The ID BurNIng originates from a song (Maria Arredondo's Burning) introduced by his first girlfriend.
- 2015-08-04: TI5 iG Team Interview ( English subtitles)
- / 2015-02-02: BG Burning Interview @ DAC 2015
- / 2014-06-12: The Summit - DK Burning Interview (Day 2)
- 2014-05-20: 专访BurNIng：SL9冠军含金量不足，未来需更加 ( English translation)
- / 2014-04-20: DK Burning Interview w/ Iceiceice @ Starladder IX LAN
- 2013-09-23: DK's Mushi, BurNing, and Farseer talk about their new roster and MLG
- 2013-08-12: Interview with BurNing in TI3: I Won't Leave the DOTA Scene!
- 2012-11-14: Burning: 'Always be humble in victory, never bitter in defeat'
- / 2012-09-01: The International 2012: DK BurNIng interview