Chunyu Qiong was one of Yuan Shao’s officers from the beginning of the latter’s career. During the decisive battle of Guandu, Chunyu Qiong was commanded to guard the food depot at Wuchao. Cao Cao’s food supply was running low, so instead of a drawn out campaign, Cao Cao followed Xu You’s advice and scored victory by burning down Wuchao. Yuan Shao hadn't provided Chunyu Qiong with enough men to ever stand a chance against Cao Cao's forces and Cao Cao scored a major victory.
- The Battle of Guandu in 200.