Yao ‘Yao’ Zhengzheng along with Leong ‘ddc’ Fat-meng, both formerly of the LGD name at some stage in their careers, have announced a new team, Team Root, which will see them joined by some better-known faces in Chinese Dota and some new faces too. Team Roo will instantly look to stamp their mark on the Dota 2 world as they head into the new season of the Dota 2 Pro Circuit.
Yao is a very well-known player in the Chinese Dota 2 Community, having played for LGD for many years but ultimately would leave earlier this year and join LGD.Forever Young. The team did not have the best season, being unable to secure a qualifying spot at The International 2018, and subsequently, with the new season almost upon us, he has decided to take his leave. Yao teams up with ddc who was previously on the LFY squad but after moving to inactive on the roster, would end up going on loan to VGJ.Thunder. With them he made it to TI8 but once again, poor performances would see him now leaving that squad and hoping to excel under a new banner.
Alongside these 2 players will be Chen ‘Victoria’ Gaunhong, a player who once donned the LGD colours too but has since played his Dota 2 on CDEC Gaming. Yang ‘NeverEnd’ Pu will be one of the newer faces on the team, but not brand new. End has been a part of teams such as Vici Gaming Reborn and EHOME, playing for both teams at separate TI events. The final player of the new Team Root is a completely new face, ‘Chosenone’, having being picked up from the Ladder. According to the release on Weibo the player has a fantastic hero pool and is ready to be the “backbone of the team.”
The full Team Root Roster is:
- Yao ‘Yao’ Zhengzheng
- Leong ‘ddc’ Fat-meng
- Chen ‘Victoria’ Guanhong
- Yang ‘NeverEnd’ Pu
We won’t have to wait too long to see Team Root in action as they instantly signed up for the Chinese Open Qualifiers for the Kuala Lumpur Major. These start in less than 24 hours and will see 38 teams battle it out for a chance at the 4 spots in the Closed Qualifier. We are excited to see this team perform amongst the top-of-Chinese Dota at the qualifier and wish them all the best.