Newbee, Immortals Overhaul Entire Roster For DPC 2018-19
Posted 14th September 2018 By: Derpina    432 Views
Esports News – The International 8 (TI8) and the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) 2017-18 season may either be considered as a success or disappointment for all qualifying teams. For Immortals and Newbee, it was admittedly a disappointing season as the teams released old players and introduced a completely new line-up, signaling a significant change and a complete overhaul for the DPC 2018-19 season.
Immortals dissolves entire roster
North American team Immortals joined the Dota 2 competitive scene by signing former MVP Phoenix’s roster in September 2017. The team started their first season by qualifying to two Minors: AMD SAPPHIRE Dota PIT League Season 6 and PGL Open Bucharest 2017, but that’s where their achievements end. They failed to secure a slot in this year’s The International despite placing 4th in the NA qualifiers.
After a 2-year drought in Dota competitions, Immortals dissolved their entire roster consisting of the following players:
- Pyo “MP” No-a – also known as “MentalProtector” and “Dagger”. He previously played for StarTale before joining MVP Phoenix and Immortals in which he took the roles Carry and Solo Middle. His signature heroes are Invoker, Storm Spirit, and Juggernaut.
- Eric “Ryoya” Dong – he played for several teams before joining the Immortals as a Solo Middle. He was part of VGJ. Storm, Ish GG, and Danish Bear in 2017. His signature heroes are Shadow Fiend, Queen of Pain, and Templar Assassin.
- Kim “Velo” Tae-sung – he previously played for WarriorsGaming.Unity and Geek Fan in 2017 before joining the Immortals as an Offlaner. His signature heroes are Timbersaw, Faceless Void, and Axe.
- Kim “Febby” Yong-min – he started his career in MVP Phoenix before joining the Immortals as a Support. His signature heroes are Lo, Earthshaker, and Bounty Hunter.
- Kim “DuBu” Doo-young – he was part of Digital Chaos before leading the Immortals as a Support and Team Captain. His signature heroes are Rubick, Crystal Maiden, and Earth Spirit.
Newbee introduces new set of players
Team Newbee got a ticket to TI8, but they were eliminated in the first round of the lower brackets. The original roster of the team had been together for 2 years now and has managed to place 2nd at The International 7. But the team deemed it necessary to introduce a new set of players to compete for the DPC 2018-19 season, starting with The Kuala Lumpur Major Chinese Regional Qualifiers. The new set of Newbee players is as follows:
- Xu ‘Moogy ‘ Han – he started his professional gaming career on Tongfu.WanZhou as a Solo Middle, but will now act as a Carry for Newbee. His signature heroes are Juggernaut, Lifestealer, and Sven.
- Song ‘Sccc’ Chun – he will begin his career on Newbee as the team’s Solo Mid. His signature heroes are Invoker, Queen of Pain, and Lina.
- He “Inflame” Yongzheng – he was a previous member of LGD. Forever Young before joining Newbee as Offlaner and Solo Mid. His signature heroes are Invoker, Shadow Fiend, and Queen of Pain.
- Zeng ‘Faith’ Hongda – he played for Invictus Gaming and LGD. Gaming before joining Newbee as the team’s Captain. His signature heroes are Ancient Apparition, Rubick, and Shadow Shaman.
- Tang “CatYou” Xiaolei – he played for Young Dumb earlier this year before joining Newbee as a Support. His signature heroes are Sand King and Earth Spirit.