After being eliminated from the recently concluded MDL Chengdu Major, EHOME confirmed that they would be removing Cheng ‘vtFaded’ Jia Hao from their active roster and now, just a few days later, the squad have announced his replacement.
EHOME’s Major performance was far from what was expected from their new roster going into the Dota 2 Pro Circuit season. With victory in a total of only three games, EHOME would be eliminated early in the lower bracket and following this, vtFaded confirmed that he would no longer be a part of the roster. However, due to his contract, the player would have to remain as inactive until a deal was reached. With only four days since that, it has been announced that vtFaded will go on loan to the Southeast Asian squad of Alpha x Hashtag – while Cheng ‘NothingToSay’ Jin Xiang will be joining EHOME.
Alongside this, EHOME confirmed that their new addition would be moving to the solo mid-lane position, which pushes Tang ‘897’ Zhirui into the position 2 role. For vtFaded, he will get to join an amazing SEA roster with a fantastic coach too, in the form of Chan ‘WinteR’ Litt Binn. While both teams are currently competing in regional events, it is more likely that we will get to see their new rosters in action properly with the next batch of Minor and Major qualifiers coming up shortly.
The current full rosters of both EHOME and AxH are as follows:
- Cheng ‘NothingToSay’ Jin Xiang
- Tang ‘897’ Zhirui
- Zhang ‘Faith_bian’ Ruida
- Zhao ‘XinQ’ Zixing
- Zhang ‘y’ Yiping
Alpha x Hashtag
- Galvin Kang ‘Mercale’ Jian Wen
- Cheng ‘vtFaded’ Jia Hao
- Kim ‘Velo’ Tae-sung
- Wilson Koh ‘Poloson’ Chin Wei
- Adam ‘343’ Shah
Currently the only known information on the next set of qualifiers is the dates; December 1-6 2019, but with that being just over a week away, we’re sure to find out just which teams will be fighting through open and closed qualifiers very soon.