Reshuffle complete: NewBee becomes the new dream team

Dota 2 Mervyn “ISB” Tan

To keep track of player changes, also check this list of recent player transfers.

The shuffle has begun and sometimes, it can hard to keep track of all the rumours and stuff happening in the Dota 2 scene. We took the liberty to compile this list of confirmed changes and unconfirmed rumours we heard about roster changes. This article will be updated as soon as we hear something new.

Last update: 23/02/2014 10:00 - Dream Team is now called NewBee. Consists of Xio8, Mu, Hao, ZSMJ and KingJ.

22/02/2014 10:00 - KingJ rumoured to complete the so  called "Dream Team".
19/02/2014 12:00 - The iG roster is confirmed.
19/02/2014 17:00 - TongFu shifting focus from pros to amateurs.
19/02/2014 13:00 - Xiao8 leaving LGD, replaced by Maybe.
18/02/2014 16:00 - Rumours about Luo joining iG, Ferrari going hard carry and ChuaN mid. Updates regarding the Dream Team.
10/02/2014 10:00 - Added everything we know

Confirmed changes


China NewBee

As 2014 rolled in, we heard rumours that Mu, Hao, ChuaN, Faith and xiao8 is likely to form a new dream team but we were informed today that ChuaN and Faith have decided to go against it. We were also told ChuaN will be going back to iG. ZSMJ from the probably to be disbanded TongFu, together with iG's Banana were rumoured to join the team instead. IG announced that Banana will be staying with the team though, as a sixth player, instead the rumour goes that KingJ will be completing the roster.

>> Chuan, Hao, xiao8, Faith and Mu to likely form dream team
>> Dream Team to feature ZSMJ and Banana instead of ChuaN and Faith
>> Banana stays in iG

China Ning 'Xiao8' Zhang
China Zhi Hao 'Hao' Chen
China Pan 'Mu' Zhang
China Jian 'ZSMJ' Gong
China Yang 'KingJ' Zhou


China Tongfu

While Tongfu is rumoured to undergo many roster changes, old school player Zhou is the first to announce his retirement as a competitive Dota 2 player. TongFu did in fact basically drop the team as they announced they will be focusing on amateur players rather than the top tier competitive players.

>> Zhou retires
>> TongFu to focus on amateurs


China DK

DK will not be undergoing any changes in this shuffle.

China Zeng Rong 'MMY' Lei
China Zhi Lei 'BurNing' Xu
China Zhi Cheng 'LaNm' Zhang
Malaysia Yee Fung 'Mushi' Chai
Singapore Daryl Pei Xiang 'iceiceice' Koh


China LGD

Xiao8 is officially out of LGD, most likely to join the new upcoming team. In LGD, he is replaced by a new rather unknown player called Maybe.

>> Chuan, Hao, xiao8, Faith and Mu to likely form dream team
>> Xiao8 leaves LGD, Maybe steps in

China Yao 'Maybe' Lu
China Zheng Zheng 'Yao' Yao
China Fat Meng 'ddc' Leong
China Wang 'xiaotuji' Wang
China Bin 'dd' Xie


China Invictus Gaming

Invictus Gaming disband, Invictus Gaming reband. Prior to this, iG was rumoured to be disbanding because of the loss of support from Si Cong Wang, but we were told by the management that they will continue to exist. It was as mentioned earlier, ChuaN and Luo did join the team. Also stated is that Ferrari will in fact change his position to hard carry while ChuaN while be taking on the solo mid role, that remains to be seen. Banana stays on the team, as a sixth player.

>> Chuan, Hao, xiao8, Faith and Mu to likely form dream team
>> ChuaN to solo mid, Ferrari to hard carry?
>> Luo and Chuan to iG

China Hong Da 'Faith' Zeng
China Cen 'YYF' Jiang
China Fei Chi 'Ferrari' Luo
Malaysia Hock Chuan 'ChuaN' Wong
China Luo 'Luo' Yinqi
China Jiao 'Banana' Wang (6th player)


Unconfirmed rumours

China Tongfu

After Zhou retiring and other players such as ZSMJ and Banana seemingly teaming up with Xiao8 in the new formed team, the situation for TongFu looked rather bleak, they were listed as participants of any upcoming tournaments. SanSheng is rumoured to be retiring as well. TongFu eventually released an update that they will focus on amateurs in the future, meaning that it is highly unlikely that TongFu will be a top team in the near future.

>> Chuan, Hao, xiao8, Faith and Mu to likely form dream team
>> TongFu shifts from pros to amateurs

Mervyn “ISB” Tan
Mervyn 'ISB' Tan is an undergraduate who writes about eSports mostly because he has the time to. He enjoys the ARTS/MOBA genre in general, and cannot play FPS games to save his life. He wishes that he will one day reach 5k MMR, too.