Amidst all the speculations regarding the official release of the 4AM roster, Xu "fy" Linsen has finally given us some information regarding the date of the announcement of the roster. In his stream on the Chinese streaming website Huya, he stated that the 4AM squad will likely be revealed on the National Day of China (October 1).
The Return Of Chinese Legends in 4AM
Fy in his stream, revealed the final dates for team orientation and the release of the roster. He stated:
“The team will meet on the 29th for a check-in video or something, and a makeup shoot, and I'll go a day early to grab a good room and save myself the trouble of being told that it's my room when I come in for a bathroom break half a month before and that no one should be able to say anything like that!
I anticipate that out announcement will be on National Day”
National Day for China falls on October 1st. So we might very well be seeing a confirmation of the 4AM roster on that day.
4AM Coach and Bootcamp Details:
Whilst many have speculated that Bai "rOtK" Fan will be the coach of the new 4AM team, He stated that it is not easy to reveal the coach, stating that negotiations are still ongoing and that neither side is in a hurry.
The player also added that the team will be based in Shanghai.
This statement by Fy comes in as a pleasant surprise for the Chinese Dota 2 fans who have been waiting for the past one month to get an official confirmation regarding the 4AM Roster.
ViCI Gaming’s Social Media manager, Staka, also tweeted about the 4AM roster, providing more details regarding the organization. According to him, 4AM will be known as Elephant 4AM and also attached a picture, in what he considers to be the logo of the team. Also, a Chinese scribbling on a piece of paper suggests that Yang, Maybe and RedPanda have already joined the base in Shanghai that Fy mentioned.
4AM’s rumoured roster:
Zhang "Eurus" Chengjun
Lu "Somnus丶M" Yao
Zhou "Yang" Haiyan
Xu "fy" Linsen
Ru "RedPanda" Zhihao
Bai "rOtK" Fan (coach)
If true, Elephant 4 Angry Men look ridiculously stacked on paper with the superstar names it has. Somnus and Fy left PSG.LGD in early September after achieving momentous success with the team whereas Eurus and Yang also left ViCi Gaming this September after a successful long period with the squad. RedPanda is a relatively newer but extremely talented support player who last played for Sparkling Arrow Gaming.
It will be a treat to watch these guys in action to finally culminate the Chinese roster shuffle. Which revamped Chinese team is going to dominate the Dota 2 scene in the region? Only time will tell. For now, everybody awaits the official release of the Elephant 4 Angry Men roster.