VGJ Lost its NA Roster, the Team Replaced Sneyking with Universe
VGJ announced that its North American roster is no longer part of the organization. The team that participated in The International 2018 as VGJ.Storm will continue to exist, but its roster has undergone some changes – the team replaced Jingjun "Sneyking" Wu with Saahil "UNiVeRsE" Arora, as well as brought in Kurtis "Aui_2000" Ling as a coach.
In their statement VGJ mentioned that they are going to form a new roster for the upcoming season. The former roster was created in February and initially consisted of Yawar "YawaR" Hassan, Enzo "Timado" Gianoli, Jingjun "Sneyking" Wu, Arif "MSS" Anwar and Avery "SVG" Silverman. Later in April the team replaced Timado with Roman "Resolut1on" Fominok. This season the team won GESC: Thailand Dota2 Minor, placed 2nd at MDL Changsha Major, finished 3rd at DOTA Summit 9 and took 7-8th place at The International 2018.
Both Saahil "UNiVeRsE" Arora and Kurtis "Aui_2000" Lingas earlier represented Fnatic. The team showed decent performance in the group stage at TI8, as they finished it with the score of 7-9 and advanced to the lower bracket. Unfortunately, the team lost in the very first match of the playoffs to Team Serenity and placed 13-16th at the event.
- Yawar "YawaR" Hassan
- Roman "Resolut1on" Fominok
- Saahil "UNiVeRsE" Arora
- Arif "MSS" Anwar
- Avery "SVG" Silverman
- Kurtis "Aui_2000" Ling (coach)