Old eLeVeN Leaves Vici Gaming’s Dota 2 Roster
Ren "old eLeVeN" Yangwei, the offlaner, has left Vici Gaming's Dota 2 roster, and the squad is now down to only two members. As the organization revealed on Weibo, old eLeVeN's contract expired after The International 10 (TI10) concluded, and the player was now a free agent. The departure of old eLeVeN follows the exit of the support duo of Xiong "Pyw" Jiahan and Ding "Dy" Cong. Pyw and Dy have joined the Chinese Lower Division team of Xtreme Gaming according to Valve's Majors Registration Page.
Old eleven is a free agent after his departure from Vici Gaming
“We are all destined to meet, thanks for all the contributions made in VG,” Vici Gaming wrote on Weibo as it wished old eLeVeN success in his future endeavors. (Translation Via DeepL Translate)
Vici Gaming's Dota 2 roster consists of two players at the moment.
Yang "poyoyo" Shaohan
Zeng "Ori" Jiaoyang
Vici Gaming played with old eLeVeN for the first time in 2017. At that time he played with the team for a year. During the Mega Chinese roster shuffle in Fall 2020, he returned to the team with the reputation of being one of the best offlaners in the region. The team placed third both times in the stacked Chinese regional leagues of the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) 2021. Vici Gaming also did well in the two Majors, finishing 7th-8th and 4th, respectively.
Vici Gaming faced a particular challenge at The International 10 (TI10). Despite the team’s best efforts coupled with strong past performances over the years, it has not been able to win at Dota 2’s biggest stage. Once again, despite a great showing, the team did not achieve that top spot and finished 5th-6th.
Currently, old eLeVeN is a free agent; his team for the DPC 2021-22 is still unknown.
Vici Gaming shall now be seeking two support players and one offlaner after losing some of its most experienced players. At present, it is not known if Ori or poyoyo will also part ways. As a member of the Vici Gaming team since 2017, Ori has established himself as the mainstay. Poyoyo is a relatively young player who joined Vici Gaming a few months before the start of the DPC 2021.
There have been a lot of rumors floating around with regards to the future of some of the top Chinese teams with the exception of PSG.LGD, which decided to remain together for the DPC 2021-22. Considering the roster lock date for the first regional league is set for 21st Nov 2021, a number of potential changes are expected to be revealed soon.