The comeback of a legend - Can Newbee find a way to success?

posted by Smyke,
Wang 'SanSheng' Zhaohui was part of Newbee for more than four years, but this era will end now. An old pal will take over SanSheng's coach role. Meanwhile the Chinese squad found a new position four support. The results at the qualifier for The Kuala Lumpur Major were disappointing for the TI7 Grand Finalist: Song 'Sccc' Chun and his squad didn't manage to qualify for the first Major and finished 5th-6th.

To find a way back to success the roster decided to exchange the position four support. In the Tweet they explain the roster moves for their two teams Newbee and Mr Game Boy.

While Tang 'CatYou' Xiaolei will start playing alongside his old teammate at Mr Game Boy, Newbee decided to start with a fresh support player who didn't play for one of their teams so far. Yan 'Waixi' Chao was at Sun Gaming before where he played alongside TI6 winner Li 'iceice' Peng and Yang 'NeverEnd' Pu.

His best result so far is winning the ProDota Cup China #1 where his team beat Newbee.Young with a dominant 3:0 win.

The end of an era

However, this is not the only position at Newbee that will be replaced with another Chinese Dota 2 expert: SanSheng will leave Newbee for the first time after he joined. Newbee was his second organization after playing for TongFu* 2012-2014. He joined Newbee in April 2014 and won with the organization Newbee's one and only The International victory.

After stepping back as a player he was still a sub for Newbee. In 2016 he decided to move to the coach position until 2017. After a short break, he coached them again in 2018. Now he will be replaced by Wang 'Banana' Jiao. The Chinese veteran played for Newbee when they won TI.

He left the organization in 2016 and started coaching LGD Gaming and LGD.Forever Young.

Lineup Newbee
cn Xu 'Moogy' Han
cn Song 'Sccc' Chun
cn He 'InFlame' Yongzheng
cn Yan 'Waixi' Chao
cn Zeng 'Faith' Hongda

cn Wang 'Banana' Jiao (Coach)

Can Newbee win the qualifier for Stockholm?

Photo credit: ESL - Stefanie Wunderl