Steven R. August 6, 2020
The Chinese scene Dota 2 could undergo a huge change.
On the Chinese social media platform Weibo, there is a great deal of chatter that suggests a great shuffle of players that is influencing PSG.LGD, Vici Gaming and more. This comes from VP Esports, which has found a number of interesting posts.
Specifically, PSG.LGD is set to lose his two longest-running players in Lu “Somnus” Yao and Xu “fy” Linsen. Zhang “Eurus” Chengjun of Vici Gaming is also destined to be part of a new team. It’s not sure where Somnus and Fy would go, but the speculation of the fans and personalities of the Chinese scene is that they are ready to join other free agents to form a new Chinese team in the same vein as the original Newbee or the classic Team DK.
This follows Four Angry Men, a Chinese organization known for its PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds team, which announces its intentions to expand into Dota 2. This would be the first 4 AM trip outside PUBG.
Follows also chatter about the League of Legends 2019 FunPlus Phoenix World Winner organization entering Dota 2. The organization tried to expand outside of LoL, and was first seen in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive with a new team in Flashpoint season 1, even if that team didn’t last long.
PSG.LGD and Vici Gaming have not confirmed any changes to the roster and FunPlus Phoenix has not confirmed a move in Dota 2. Vici Gaming may have confirmed the news with a post showing his Dota 2 team together with coach Bai “rOtK” Fan, while Eurus was evidently absent.
fy, Somnus and Eurus integrated in PSG.LGD and Vici Gaming
Although none of this has been proven true, the Chinese Dota 2 has seen a large number of roster mixes over the years.
PSG.LGD and Vici Gaming both had consistency problems. Vici Gaming started the 2019-2020 Dota Pro Circuit season strong, but it was hot and cold in online championship games. PSG.LGD started the season disastrously, straightened the ship and performed well from March to June, only to fall back in July.
Despite these struggles, Fy, Somnus and Eurus represent some of the most iconic players to associate with PSG.LGD or Vici Gaming.
Somnus, formerly known as Maybe, has spent the vast majority of his professional career with the LGD organization, with his current team run since 2015. He started with Vici Gaming, but was one of the most popular PSG.LGD players during his three years with the team. Eurus helped transform Vici Gaming from a perennial contender into a dominant league organization after joining in 2017.
Each of these starts would be a big blow to their organizations, but fans could surprise if they ended up playing together.