posted by Abelle,
cn LGD.Forever Young will need to find a new leader on short notice after today's announcement that long-time captain Leong 'ddc' Fatmeng will be making the move to cn VGJ.Thunder. VGJ Thunder Roster Announcement! @Team_VGJ welcome veteran support player DDC to the roster!We appreciate and thank Ayo for his time with us!— Team VGJ (@Team_VGJ) February 3, 2018

All five members of VGJ.T locked in on Valve's roster registration site along with this announcement. DDC brings 45 Qualifying Points to the team from LFY's 3rd place finish at The Perfect World Masters earlier in the season. This puts VGJ.T on the board, but only slightly above the team with the lowest number of points overall (cn ARK Gaming, with 30 points.)

DDC replaces cn Tianyou 'Yoggee' Fan, who has been with VGJ.T since September 2017. During that time, the team have been on the rise. They performed well in a several regional qualifiers for Pro Circuit events, grabbing spots at ESL One Genting 2018, The Bucharest Major 2018 and Galaxy Battles 2 (before its Major status was revoked.) Though they unfortunatelty didn't win any points for it, VGJ.T went on to impress us all with a 3-0 win over us Evil Geniuses in the Galaxy Battles Grand Final, showing that they have what it takes to best international competition.

This move also reunites a legendary pair of Chinese Dota veterans - Liu 'Sylar' Jiajun and DDC. The two played together on the old cn PSG.LGD roster from late 2011 through the post-TI3 shuffle. That roster took 3rd place at The International 2012 but suffered an early exit from TI3. You may recall a line from their final match that goes "Sylar to fall, Liquid are doing it!"

ddc and Sylar at TI3
Source: Valve

VGJ.T's locked in roster:
Liu 'Sylar' Jiajun
Liu 'Freeze' Chang
Zhou 'Yang' Haiyang
Pan 'Fade' Yi
Leong 'ddc' Fatmeng

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