BurNIng confirms iG transfer rumours, hints more roster changes in China

Dota 2 Ben “PineappleCake” Tan

During his steam earlier today, Xu 'BurNIng' Zhilei shared some details regarding the upcoming Chinese reshuffle. While he confirmed his own transfter to Invictus Gaming, he also mentioned that his Big God teammates xiao8 and rOtk will most likely join LGD and CDEC respectively.

The three core players from the DAC fourth place team, Big God, will make a comeback into the professional Dota scene. Having retired after TI4, the three players are widely expected to join the Chinese New Year reshuffle.

The information was shared by Big God's carry player, Xu 'BurNIng' Zhilei, during his stream on February 10th. To begin with, BurNIng confirmed the rumours regarding his move to Invictus Gaming, and he will most likely replace Li 'CHisbug' Chen, one of the team's supports. As BurNIng is naturally a first-position player, Luo 'Luo/Xi' Yinqi will have to take the support role to suit the new roster's needs. 

When it comes to Bai 'rOtk' Fan, BurNing stated that his former teammate and offlaner in Big God will probably join CDEC, the up-and-coming Chinese squad. This surprising potential transfer will allow CDEC's current stand-in player Junjie 'sydm/Mikasa' Tong to reclaim his former coach position in the team, one month after the team's former offlaner Wang '333/seven' Yutian from the original CDEC roster.

As for the legendary captain Zhang 'xiao8' Ning, BurNing believes that he will be returning to his former home in LGD. "The Director" announced his temporary retirement after NewBee's victory in TI4, and his acquisition will bring the removal of Jang 'InJuly' Xiaodong who currently plays the offlane role for LGD. If the transfer does, indeed, take place, the Yao-xiao8-Sylar trio will be reunited two years after LGD's post-TI3 changes.

Source: 178.com

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