The heated dispute between Elephant.4AM and Vici Gaming for the latter’s carry player Zhang “Eurus” Chengjuns is finally over.
After forbidding Eurus to play yesterday with Elephant.4AM in the China Dota2 Pro Cup Season 2, citing that his ￥1,500,000 transfer fee wasn’t paid by his new team, Vici Gaming confirmed in a Weibo post today that the transaction has been completed.
Vici Gaming official announcement (translation by Blair Zheng):
“After thorough communication between the player and Elephant, VG confirms the receipt of payment for Eurus’ transfer fee. We have reached an agreement with Eurus and Elephant to make the following change:
Zhang “Eurus” Chengjun, former player at VG.DOTA2 transfers to Elephant.4AM Dota 2.
From a pubstar to a player with 10,000 MMR, from a Solo-mid champion to a capable carry, you were always passionate for Dota and tenacious in tournaments. We believe you will be surrounded by success on your road to perfection.
Goodbye, Eurus, thank you for your 3 years stay. We wish all the landscapes along the way become your motivation to move forward. We hope you still glow with your original dream. Garou never gives up!“ [Garou is Eurus’ profile photo on Weibo and a villain in One-Punch Man]
Eurus is officially playing with Elephant.4AM starting today and, ironically, his first match up in the CDA-FDC Professional Championship Season 2 is against his former team, VG. The series is currently undergoing, those interested to watch live the first VG vs elephant.4AM grudge match can do so on the Chinese streaming platform douyu, HERE. Unfortunately, despite featuring the best teams in China, the tournament isn’t officially covered by any major English speaking studios.
Both Vici Gaming and Elephant.4AM are also competing this month at China Dota2 Pro Cup Season 2.