Newbee’s performance at The International 2018 was a long way off their performance at the previous year’s prestigious event and following that, the squad would lose 2 players. With the Post-TI8 Shuffle in full swing, the organization has now released their new roster, keeping the 3 players from their TI8 run and adding 2 new players, 1 fairly well-known and the other coming from their training squad.
A few days ago, we learned that both Damien ‘kpii’ Chok and Hu ‘Kaka’ Liangzhi, both having been with the Newbee team since 2016, would be departing from the Chinese roster. With that, the team have now announced their latest roster which will be competing in the upcoming 2018/19 Dota 2 Pro Circuit Season and hoping to get back to the form that they showed through 2017. Song ‘SCCC’ Chun remains on the team as well as Xu ‘Moogy’ Han and Zeng ‘Faith’ Hongda and are joined by He ‘Inflame’ Yongzheng and ‘CatYou’.
— Newbee (@newbeecn) September 9, 2018
Inflame is a very well-known player in the Chinese Dota 2 scene, having played for the likes of CDEC Gaming and LGD.Forever Young. He was a part of the LFY roster who made their way all the way to 3rd place at TI7 and now joins Newbee, who finished one position above them. He is known to play both mid and offlane but with SCCC on the Newbee squad, it seems that he will default to the offlane. The other new face on Newbee is Catyou, a player that little is known about except that he was a part of the Newbee Training Squad and has now been called up to the main team, ready for the DPC season.
The full Newbee Roster is:
- Xu ‘Moogy’ Han
- Song ‘SCCC’ Chun
- He ‘inflame’ Yongzheng
- Zeng ‘Faith’ Hongda
We look forward to seeing this new rosters performance in the upcoming Dota 2 Pro Circuit 2018/19 season and wish them the best of luck.