Following the announcement of Zhou ‘Yang’ Haiyang departing from Vici Gaming, another massive confirmation has now come from the organisation as Bai ‘rOtK’ Fan has been released from his coaching role alongside the team.
Earlier today it was confirmed that Vici Gaming offlaner, Yang, would become a free agent after he decided not to renew his contract with the team. After heavy rumours of a new Chinese Dota 2 team called ‘Four Angry Men(4AM)’ begun appearing in mid-August, this has added fuel to the fire and now another massive piece of news has emerged from the region. VG coach and extremely well-known Dota 2 personality Bai ‘rOtK’ Fan has now been confirmed to be leaving the squad too.
In a post made via the VG Weibo shortly after the Yang announcement, VG confirm that rOtK has also decided not to renew his contract and has been released from the team to become a free agent.
After careful consideration and team communication, Bai ‘rOtk’ Fan will be leaving VG, with his contract expiring today, September 1, 2020.
rOtk has VG blood, he spearheaded us to TI4 Finals, pioneered VGJ and has been an impeccable part of not only VG, but the entire Dota2 community. After transitioning into a coach, he lead the squad to many successes and four international championship wins in 2019.
Thank you R-God for your many years of dedication, team effort and spent time together. We wish you a smooth way forward and a shining light upon your path!”
Having had a long history with VG, starting way back in 2013 when he played for the team, rOtK has since become the team’s official coach, leading them to Major victories and tournament podiums along the way. At the time of writing it is unknown if rOtK and Yang will be joining forces once again in the near future – possibly alongside one another on 4AM, but this is unconfirmed.
As news begins to come in from the Chinese region following the bigger team’s short hiatus, we are likely to see more information from VG and other teams too over the coming days. For now, it would seem as though the VG roster is down to four and no confirmation of 4AM is insight just yet. We will keep you informed and up to date on any and all news to come out from the region as the Chinese roster shuffle continues to shock us.