Newbee parts ways with its captain as Faith brings a veteran presence to the organization’s newest squad
Newbee has not had the most successful of seasons so far, as the squad has been struggling with mixed results and roster changes throughout the 2018-2019 campaign to this point. Today, the team has undergone yet another change to its roster, with Support and Team Captain Zeng “Faith” Hongda leaving the main Newbee roster in order to join the lineup of Mr Game Boy, a secondary squad of the Newbee organization. The move comes just days after Newbee’s 4th place run at MDL Macau 2019, and leaves the squad with just 4 active players on its roster.
With Faith now a member of Mr Game Boy, it appears that the future of Support player Tan “Protoss” Erjie is now in question, as Faith is listed ahead of Protoss on the team’s roster. He is currently listed as the team’s active position 5 player in its run in the ESL One Mumbai 2019 China Qualifier, which began less than 24 hours after the announcement of the team’s roster change.
While Faith’s addition to the roster of Mr Game Boy appears to be a fairly straightforward situation, the same cannot necessarily be said for the squad that he leaves behind. Newbee now finds itself down to just 4 active players, and the organization has not immediately announced a replacement for its former Captain. However, the team’s announcement did mention that the organization is undergoing trials with various potential roster additions, and an update regarding the team’s new roster will likely be forthcoming in the near future.
The roster of Newbee following the departure of Faith:
Xu “Moogy” Han (Carry)
Song “Sccc” Chun (Mid)
Thiay “JT-” Jun Wen (Offlane)(On loan from Mineski)
Yan “Waixi” Chao (Support)
Wang “Banana” Jiao (Coach)
Gao “GX” Shunxing (Manager)
The roster of Mr Game Boy following the addition of Faith:
Tan “JiaJia” Lijia (Carry)
Luo “Ferrari_430” Feichi (Mid)
Wen “awen” Lipeng (Offlane)
Tang “CatYou” Xiaolei (Support)
Zeng “Faith” Hongda (Support)
Li “Key” Guo (Coach)
Qian “54” Shenghua (Manager)