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01 October
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RoTK to join LGD Gaming but Xiao8 posts he's "not too optimistic"

posted by Malystryx.GDS,
EHOME was a runaway success at TI5 after coming into the competition from the open qualifiers, but now will have to compete without their talisman cn Bai 'rOtK' Fan, who came out of retirement to join the team in February. RoTK posted on on Chinese micro-blogging site Weibo that he will be joining LGD, and indirectly confirmed rumours of Burning moving to VG.
RoTK was pushed to leave the EHOME roster and now joins LGD Gaming

The former EHOME captain said he had initially hoped in the aftermath of TI5 to bring cn Xu 'BurNIng' Zhilei to the team to team up with himself and cn Zhi Cheng 'LaNm' Zhang. However, EHOME apparently did not agree with his plans to replace cn Yang 'NeverEnd' Pu with Burning, and RoTK said that the iG player is instead joining Vici Gaming.

Rotk of course was part of the player party that went to Changsha to spend time with Xiao8 on Chinese Valentine's Day, and the former EHOME player said during that time he had offers from several organisations but chose to go with LGD Gaming. In order to make space for RoTK to join the team, cn Yao 'Yao' Zhengzheng is tipped to be the one on his way out due to a lack of motivation to continue competing.

Xiao8 replied to RoTK's post saying he was not convinced his move would work out

As for captain Xiao8, both him and RotK played together in cn Big God 2.0* at the Dota Asian Championships, but if his Weibo post is anything to go by, it seems he is not quite sold yet on the new addition to the team.

"I'm not too optimistic about you personally," said Xiao8 in reply to RoTK's post on Weibo. "But still would like to see you integrating into this team to play well alongside my brothers". He also suggested cheekily that RoTK doesn't need to mentor the LGD line-up because they are already "very strong". To which RotK replied "Not too many people really believe in me anyway, as long as I believe in myself and put in the time it’s enough for the few who do believe."

LGD line-up according to RoTK
cn Zhang 'xiao8' Ning
cn Zeng Rong 'MMY' Lei
cn Liu 'Sylar' Jiajun
cn Yao 'Somnus' Lu
cn Bai 'rOtK' Fan
cn Yao 'Yao' Zhengzheng (rumoured to be leaving the team)

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