KingJ traded for XTT, ZSMJ joins TongFu, Banana joins iG
September is here and the changes in China and SEA scenes keep coming. TongFu and Rising Stars have reached an agreement for a trade between KingJ and XTT, while TongFu has picked up ZSMJ as well. Banana joined iG and will probably replace ChuaN who is speculated to be leaving.
The Seattle travesty seems to have hit the SEA and Chinese scenes pretty hard, as the changes keep coming almost a month after the end of The International 3. Today, TongFu and Rising Stars have decided a trade between Yang "KingJ" Zhou and Xun Tao "XTT" Xu. TongFu have also announced the acquisition of the legendary carry player Jian "ZSMJ" Gong, who recently left ViCi Gaming.
With the presence of Yao "Zhou" Chen in TongFu's current roster, it's highly unlikely that ZSMJ will keep his hard carry role in the new squad. Speculations want ZSMJ to play support along Zhao Hui "Sansheng" Wang, and Zhou will mentain his traditional first position, as in iG and Nirvana. On the other hand, XTT will most likely take the spot of KingJ for position-three.
Jiao "Banana" Wang, who used to be the second support for TongFu, joined Invictus Gaming is speculated to be the replacement for Wong Hock "ChuaN" Chuan. Although no official announcement has been made, it seems that ChuaN will be moving back to Malaysia to play for a Malaysian squad.
Announcement from TongFu:
Hello! A few days ago, we sadly announced the departure of our long-time member, Hao, to Invictus Gaming. Today, we would like to introduce you our new line-up.
First of all, we sadly have to bid farewell to both Banana and KingJ who officially joined Invictus Gaming and RisingStars, respectively. Secondly, we welcome former Vici Gaming players, ZSMJ and Xtt, to our club. They have showed good results in their respective clubs, and we hope that they can impress even more under the TongFu banner.
Please, give them a warm welcome! We hope that you will continue to support us despite losing three players who made our fourth place finish at The International 2013 possible.
Rising Stars will present a rather different line-up this year, with the addition of two Chinese superstars - KingJ and Sylar from TongFu and LGD respectively. With the departure of Yuxiao "Air" Yin, the squad still needs one more player for a complete five-man roster. The latest addition is expected to be announced soon, before the upcoming ACE league.
TongFu current line-up:
Zhao Hui "Sansheng" Wang
Pan "Mu" Zhang
Yao "Zhou" Chen
Jian "ZSMJ" Gong
Xun Tao "XTT" Xu
Rising Stars current line-up:
Peng "Super" Su
Si Long "XDD" Liu
Jia Jun "Sylar" Liu
Yang "KingJ" Zhou
Invictus Gaming current line-up:
Fei Chi "Ferrari_430" Luo
Jiang "YYF" Cen
Hong Da "Faith" Zeng
Zhi Hao "Hao" Chen
Jiao "Banana" Wang
Hock Chuan "ChuaN" Wong (?)
Source : TongFu Facebook