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.
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.
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.
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.
|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.
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.