posted by Olucaron,
IG start afresh with all-new roster
iG:— Invictus Gaming (@invgaming) September 11, 2018
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As one of the few teams to have won Valve’s showpiece event, Invictus Gaming performed terribly at The International 2018. They effectively finished as the worst team in the tournament with a 4-12 record in Group A, finishing bottom and not even making the Main Event. Naturally, changes were due, and now they have revealed an entirely new six-man roster.
After Lin 'Xxs' Jing and Ye 'BoBoKa' Zhibiao left to join BurNing’s Team Aster, Sun 'Agressif' Zheng announced he was taking a break from Dota 2 — with Sun 'Srf' Runfa and Fu 'HHH / Q' Bin departing soon after. Three players have joined from sister team iG.Vitality — midlaner Zhou 'HAlf' Yi, offlaner Xiaodong 'InJuly' Yang and support Gao 'dogf1ghts' Tianpeng, with carry Zheng 'ghost' Jie joining from Eclipse and both Chon Kien 'Oli' Chan and Ru 'RedPanda' Zhihao sharing the position 5 slot.
Zhou 'HAlf' Yi
Xiaodong 'InJuly' Yang
Gao 'dogf1ghts' Tianpeng
Zheng 'ghost' Jie
Chon Kien 'Oli' Chan
Ru 'RedPanda' Zhihao
CDEC also in full-reboot mode
If IG were in need of a fresh start, CDEC Gaming were more so. The former LGD feeder team had an extremely forgettable 2018, not making it to a single Major or Minor in the entire season. As such, they have also brought in an entirely new roster.
Carry Su 'Flyby' Lei rejoins the org having previously spent time on iG.Vitality, while Guo 'Xm' Hongcheng comes having spent time at Ehome.Immortal, as does support player Zhou 'ripuck' Shengchao. Newbie is recruited from former BurNing/Ferrari_430 side Big God 2.0, while rounding out the roster is former Team Max player Cuoyi 'Demons' Xiao.
Su 'Flyby' Lei
Guo 'Xm' Hongcheng
Zhou 'ripuck' Shengchao
Cuoyi 'Demons' Xiao
A new challenger joins the scene in Royal Never Give Up
RNG have been heavily featured in the headlines this week, given the roster drama surrounding carry Du 'Monet' Peng. The org is new to Dota 2, having built their brand upon a strong League of Legends side, and have gone out to get their main man to kick things off for the forthcoming DPC season.
Monet takes the position 1 slot, and joining him in the roster are former Eclipse midlaner Gao 'Shade' Zhenxiong and iG.Vitality offlaner Sun 'Srf' Runfa, while Soon Chuan 'ah fu' Tue follows him from LGD.Forever Young. Making up the side is former Fnatic coach Adam Erwann 'Adam' Shah as position 5.
Du 'Monet' Peng
Gao 'Shade' Zhenxiong
Sun 'Srf' Runfa
Soon Chuan 'ah fu' Tue
Adam Erwann 'Adam' Shah
What do you make of these roster moves? Can RNG make an impact in Dota 2?
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