Newbee organization announce early season roster changes.

The Chinese squad is active early in its home region as both Newbee and Mr Game Boy make roster changes

Just a few days after the conclusion of the first qualifier of the Pro Circuit season, Newbee has announced that it will be making some changes to the roster of 2 of the team’s under its banner. Both Newbee and Mr Game Boy will be welcoming new players to their lineups in the wake of the former’s 5th-6th place finish in The Kuala Lumpur Major China Qualifier. Support player Tang “CatYou” Xiaolei will be leaving the roster of Newbee to join Mr Game Boy, while Yan “Waixi” Chao will be transferring from Sun Gaming to take his place. With CatYou set to join the roster of Mr Game Boy, Support player Luo “Xi” Yinqi will be taking a break from competitive play and has been shifted to an inactive position on the team’s roster. Also of note for Newbee is a change at the coaching position as well, as Wang “SanSheng” Zhaohui has vacated the role as the team’s coach and has been replaced by former LGD.Forever Young coach Wang “Banana” Jiao.

Under the new rules of the Dota 2 Pro Circuit, both Newbee and Mr Game Boy will suffer a loss of 20% of their current Qualifying Point total. However, seeing as how we are just a few weeks into the season, and no Pro Circuit events have actually been played, neither team has any Qualifying Points to lose. While the moves won’t effect either teams standing this early in the season, both teams are hoping that ht roster changes will help them be more competitive. Newbee will be hoping that Waixi will give it a more versatile option at the Support position, while Mr Game Boy is hoping that it can refine and harness CatYou’s talent and potential. With Newbee set to compete in the DreamLeague Season 10 Minor China Qualifier in just 2 days time, we will get a chance to see this altered Newbee roster in action very soon.

The roster of Newbee following the addition of Waxi:

Xu “Moogy” Han (Carry)
Song “Sccc” Chun (Mid)
He “Inflame” Yongzheng (Offlane)
Yan “Waixi” Chao (Support)
Zeng “Faith” Hongda (Support, Captain)
Wang “Banana” Jiao (Coach)
Gao “GX” Shunxing (Manager)

The roster of Mr Game Boy following the addition of CatYou:

Tan “JiaJia” Lijia (Carry)
Luo “Ferrari_430” Feichi (Mid)
Wen “awen” Lipeng (Offlane)
Guo “Eve” Yuhang (Support)
Tang “CatYou” Xiaolei (Support)
Li “Key” Guo (Coach)
Qian “54” Shenghua (Manager)

Newbee’s announcement of the changes to both rosters via Weibo (Chinese)


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