The Chinese organization reveal a trio of roster additions for the new Pro Circuit season.
More new has come out of the Chinese region in the latest round of roster moves and lineup changes, and this time it is Vici Gaming that is unveiling a new look for the Pro Circuit season. Following a 9th-12th place finish at TI8, the Chinese squad has put together a new lineup to take the field in its 2018-2019 campaign. Offlaner Ren “eLeVeN” Yangwei has been sent on loan to the roster of EHOME for the upcoming season, while support player Zhang “LaNm” Zhicheng has left the team for the roster of DeathBringer Gaming. Support player and former team captain Lu “Fenrir” Chao has also left to join a new organization, leaving carry Zhang “Paparazi灬” Chengjun and midlaner Zeng “Ori” Jiaoyang as the only holdovers from the team’s TI8 roster. Joining that duo in the lineup will be VGJ.Thunder transfers Zhou “Yang” Haiyang and Pan “Fade” Yi, with Ding “Dy” Cong coming over from Taichi Gaming to complete the Vici Gaming roster.
The roster moves trade out veteran experience for younger talent on the Vici Gaming roster, and it is clear now that the organization intends to keep itself centered around its core duo in Paparazi灬 and Ori. Yang, Fade, and Dy have all shown some impressive skill in their careers so far, with Yang and Fade in particular earning valuable experience on the international level with VGJ.Thunder’s run on the Pro Circuit last season. However, this squad will invariably be led from the front, and that aforementioned duo of Paparazi灬 and Ori will likely be the deciding factor in determining just how well Vici Gaming can perform in this new Pro Circuit season. We will see if the new-look Vici Gaming lineup sets them up for success in a region that once again looks to be crowded with talented and dangerous teams.
The roster of Vici Gaming:
Zhang “Paparazi灬” Chengjun (Carry)
Zeng “Ori” Jiaoyang (Mid)
Zhou “Yang” Haiyang (Offlane)
Pan “Fade” Yi (Support)
Ding “Dy” Cong (Support)
Tong “Mikasa” Junjie (Coach)
Xu “JaL” Xiaoyun (Manager)