Meracle replaces Sylar in RStars, Sylar to Vici Gaming

Dota 2 Eric “reinnnn” Khor

Meracle has left Singapore to replace Sylar in RisingStars. Sylar will be replacing TuTu in Vici Gaming instead. Meracle is the third Singaporean to move to China after The International 3.

Galvin Jian Wen 'Meracle' Kang, formerly of First Departure, has departed for China to join Tian Yu 'CTY' Chen and co. in RisingStars.

According to our source who does not wish to be named, Kang left Singapore for China yesterday and he left rather hastily as well. Apparently, he packed his bags and bid his family and friends goodbye in less than 24 hours after he received the invitation from RisingStars.

Kang will be replacing renowned Chinese carry player Jia Jun 'Sylar' Liu who was rumoured to have internal issues with the rest of the members of RisingStars. Liu will be traded to Vici Gaming in the upcoming days to replace their current carry player Bai 'TuTu' Fan.

As a result, First Departure is now one player short, just a few days prior to their trip to the Philippines to compete in GMPGL. They are currently looking for a replacement or a stand-in to compete alongside them in the event.

RisingStars is currently sitting at seventh place in WPC-ACE with 15 points while Vici Gaming is fifth with 17 points. RisingStars is also sitting on the bottom of the D2L Eastern qualifier standings and will continue to remain at the bottom unless drastic changes occur before week four begins. There is no confirmation whether Kang and Liu will play in their new team's WPC-ACE League matches today.

Kang is one of three Singaporean players that have moved to compete in China after The International 3. Last month, Daryl Pei Xiang 'iceiceice' Koh from the now defunct Zenith was signed by team DK while Nicholas 'xFreedom' Lim, also from Zenith, is temporarily playing for LGD International.

RisingStars team roster:

China Si Long 'XDD' Liu
China Zhou 'KingJ' Yang
China Yi 'QQQ' Yao
China Tian Yu 'CTY' Chen
Singapore Galvin Jian Wen 'Meracle' Kang

Vici Gaming team roster:

China Bai 'ROTK' Fan
China Jun Hao 'Super' Xie
China Lin Sen 'fy' Xu
China Lu 'Fenrir' Chao
China Jia Jun 'Sylar' Liu

Eric “reinnnn” Khor
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