posted by Abelle,
The saga of the ex-Wings and now ex-Team Random players continues with two members of the TI6 winning roster signing with EHOME for the TI7 season. EHOME official roster announcement:TI6 champion players y` and faith_bian join Garder, old chicken, and Cty.Lineup as follows:— EHOME (@EHOMECN) May 23, 2017

None of the other rumours regarding cn Team Random*'s status in the Chinese scene have been confirmed or denied, but cn EHOME's new roster is as real as it gets, with official confirmation on Valve's Majors roster registration site.

The new signings, y` and faith_bian— EHOME (@EHOMECN) May 23, 2017

With these additions, EHOME are looking like a strong contender in the Chinese scene. They've spent the months since TI6 trying to build a strong roster, but after multiple changes including the return of cn Zhi Cheng 'LaNm' Zhang they missed The Kiev Major and failed to make much of a mark at any events.

If cn Zhang 'Faith Bian' Ruida and cn Zhang 'y`' Yiping can get past the struggles and drama that seem to have been holding them back these past several months, it may be just the boost EHOME needed. It remains to be seen how Valve will handle direct invites to TI7, since champions are traditionally invited back but only two of last year's five champions even have a team at this point.

EHOME's first match together will be in the WCA 2017 TPC Pro Qualifier. So far, they are already leading their round robin group with two wins and one tie making seven points total. Their next match (and the first match with the new roster) will be against cn Cavalry Gaming on May 27th, according to WCA's website.

EHOME's roster:
cn Wang 'Old chicken' Zhiyong
cn Chen 'Cty' Tianyu
cn Zhang 'Faith Bian' Ruida
cn Liu 'garder' Xinzhou
cn Zhang 'y`' Yiping

Header image credit: EHOME

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