Xtreme Gaming Adds old eLeVeN and 20-Year-Old lou in Latest Roster Change
After topping the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) China 2021-22 Tour 1: Division 2, Xtreme Gaming has surprisingly undergone a couple of changes to its Dota 2 roster. Wang "J" Wenjun and Sun "Srf" Runfa have both been moved to the inactive roster to make room for 20-year-old Lou "lou" Zhen and popular Chinese player Ren "old eLeVeN" Yangwei. In a post on Weibo, Xtreme Gaming described this roster change as a result of internal communication and consultation. With the addition of old eLeVeN, Xtreme Gaming now contains three members from the Vici Gaming roster that competed at The International 10 (TI0).
Xtreme Gaming moves J and Srf to the inactive roster, signs old eLeVeN and lou as the new offlaner and carry
With this change, Xtreme Gaming’s roster now consists of the following players:
Lou "lou" Zhen
Zhang "Paparazi灬" Chengjun
Ren "old eLeVeN" Yangwei
Xiong "Pyw"' Jiahan (also known as “Tank”)
Ding "Dy" Cong
Wang "J" Wenjun (inactive)
Sun "Srf" Runfa (inactive)
Xtreme Gaming has undergone a roster change after internal discussions following what may have been an otherwise successful period with a top finish in Division 2. Additionally, the team recently competed in the Huya Dota 2 Winter Invitational, in which it did not have the best results.
Lou is a young carry from China who was formerly with Ybb Gaming, Xtreme Gaming's academy roster. Ybb Gaming had also competed in Division 2 of the DPC but had not been able to finish in the top two. Ybb Gaming may have finished sixth, but the tournament had been incredibly competitive with two teams finishing with five series victories and four teams finishing with four series victories. Currently ranked 20 on the Chinese MMR Leaderboards, Lou is a promising player who could bring a lot to the table with his talent.
The second addition is old eLeVeN, a household name in the Chinese professional scene. He was a part of Vici Gaming's team with Pyw and Dy when it competed in the DPC 2021 following which it secured a commendable 5th-6th finish at TI10 to close out the season. Following TI10, all but carry Yang "poyoyo" Shaoha had parted ways with Vici Gaming.
With a changed roster, it will be interesting to see if Xtreme Gaming can carry over its Division 2 success. The second Tour is scheduled to begin on 14th March, which is a long time from now, so the team shall most likely compete in any potential tournaments held during this lead-up.
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