The announcement of the China Dota 2 Pro Cup Season 1 more or less confirmed that some of the biggest Chinese Dota 2 teams including PSG.LGD and ViCI Gaming have more or less finalized their new rosters after the great Chinese Dota 2 roster shuffle. The latest piece of information that has emerged from these roster shuffles is that former EHOME/PSG.LGD offlaner Ren "old eLeVeN" Yangwei has joined ViCi Gaming for the upcoming season.
old eLeVeN Has Joined ViCi Gaming
Sources from China have claimed that ViCi Gaming has picked up old eLeVeN to fill the void left in the offlane role, after the departure of Zhou "Yang" Haiyang to 4AM.
old eLeVeN’s last professional Dota 2 game was with PSG.LGD at the DPL-CDA Professional League Season 2. He was on loan from EHOME during this time period.
People familiar with the matter at hand, have also stated that ViCi Gaming’s new lineup is as follows:
- Nuengnara "23savage" Teeramahanon
- Zeng "Ori" Jiaoyang
- Ren "old eLeVeN" Yangwei
- Xiong "Pyw"' Jiahan
- Ding "Dy" Cong
However, Eurus is still negotiating his contract with 4AM. If negotiations fall through, 23savage might not end up joining ViCI Gaming.
Nevertheless, since it is difficult for 23savage to relocate to China in time for the China Dota 2 Pro Cup Season 1, ViCi Gaming might play with a stand-in for this tournament.
Edit: Currently, Keen Gaming's carry Yang "Erica" Shaohan is being considered as a temporary stand-in until 23savage can make his way to China around November 2020.
PSG.LGD Merged With CDEC?
The situation with PSG.LGD is a lot more cryptic. Imba Media might have inadvertently leaked that CDEC has merged with LGD Gaming in an FAQ posted on their Weibo account.
Comment: I think CDEC deserves a direct invite more than Team Magma.
Imba Media: They've been merged~ For more details, you guys should wait for LGD's announcement.
This reply has since been deleted from the social media site. However, many managed to grab screenshots of this comment.
However, other sources speculate that PSG.LGD’s new roster will consist of four players from EHOME + Ame. So everything about PSG.LGD’s new roster looks like it’ll be kept under the wraps until the Chinese organization actually makes an official announcement.
Of course, all of this speculation should be taken with a grain of salt until the organizations themselves make an actual announcement. But heck, it is fun to navigate yourself through the rumor mill and speculate isn’t it?
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