ViCi Gaming Unveils New Roster; 23savage to Join Them Later

ViCi Gaming Unveils New Roster; 23savage to Join Them Later

Vignesh Raghuram
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  • ViCi Gaming's adds 23savage, old eLeVeN to their new lineup.
  • However 23savage's VISA will take some time to be processed, so he will join the team later.
  • Eurus is currently negotiating his transfer from ViCi Gaming

ViCi Gaming has just confirmed its new lineup featuring the likes of Ren "old eLeVeN" Yangwei and Nuengnara "23savage" Teeramahanon. With this, the Chinese esports organization is also likely trying to part ways with its carry player Zhang "Eurus" Chengjun who is rumored to be joining the new 4AM roster.

RELATED:  Rumour: 23savage Might Be Eurus’ Replacement in ViCi Gaming

ViCi Gaming’s New Roster

The new ViCi Gaming lineup was announced through the organization’s social media handles.

The roster sees the addition of Thai carry, 23savage to the lineup. This roster change has been in the works for a long time. However, 23savage will not be joining the ViCi Gaming lineup for quite some time. The player’s VISA is being processed in an unusually slow manner due to the ongoing global pandemic.

RELATED:  Rumors: old eLeVeN Has Joined ViCi Gaming

Hence, Keen Gaming's carry Yang "Erica" Shaohan has been signed as a temporary stand-in until 23savage can make his way to China around November 2020.

Xiong "Pyw"' Jiahan, Ding "Dy" Cong and Zeng "Ori" Jiaoyang will continue playing for ViCi Gaming, this season. The three players are some of the most experienced in all of China and have had continued success with ViCi Gaming over the past year. So it is no surprise that they have chosen to remain in the same roster.

Eurus’ Future. Will He Join 4AM?

The organization also confirmed that Eurus will not be joining the ViCi Gaming lineup for the upcoming season and that the team is now in negotiations with another esports organization to facilitate the player’s transfer.

Image via ViCi Gaming
Translation: “Eurus has confirmed that he will not be part of VG's squad for the new season, VG is currently working with Eurus to communicate with other clubs about the transfer, so stay tuned for further announcements."

It has been speculated for weeks that Eurus is currently in negotiations with the 4AM organization to join them as their carry alongside Fy, Maybe and Yang. However, there is still no breakthrough in these negotiations.

RELATED:  Fy Confirms That 4AM Has Signed Maybe, Yang and Himself

This ViCi Gaming lineup is certainly an exciting lineup. The organization has never really shied away from bringing in foreign players to better their roster (evidenced by their previous signings: iceiceice and Black^). So it will be interesting to see how 23savage integrates and plays in this new team.

Vignesh has been covering the esports industry for nearly 5 years starting with the early days of the DPC. His industry expertise includes experience in Dota 2, CS:GO and Mobile Esports coverage.