Newbee Change their Roster for the First Time in Two Years
Due to unsatisfactory results at The International 2018 the Chinese powerhouse Newbee decided to change their roster for the first time since September 2016. Damien "kpii" Chok and Hu "Kaka" Liangzhi were excluded from the roster, they were replaced by He "Inflame" Yongzheng and Tang "CatYou" Xiaolei.
He "Inflame" Yongzheng is a true veteran of the Chinese scene, who started to play professionally in 2014. During this time he played for various big Chinese organizations, such as LGD, EHOME and CDEC. His most recent team was LGD.Forever Young, with them Inflame placed 3rd at The International 2017 but failed to qualify for The International 2018. Tang "CatYou" Xiaolei used to play for a Newbee training squad Newbee Young and has been promoted to the main roster.
The former Newbee roster was formed in 2016. Last year the team placed 2nd at The International 2017. This year the team finished the Dota Pro Circuit season at the 7th place with 2445 place, but at The International 2018 they lost in the very first series of the lower bracket, placing 13-16th at the world championship.
- Xu "Moogy" Han
- Song "Sccc" Chun
- He "Inflame" Yongzheng
- Tang "CatYou" Xiaolei
- Zeng "Faith" Hongda