PSG.LGD, EHOME announce Dota 2 rosters

By Chelsea JackSeptember 16, 2020
Two of the top Chinese Dota 2 teams, PSG.LGD and EHOME, have announced their rosters for the new season. This clarifies some of the recent confusion regarding who will compete in the China Dota2 Pro Cup, which begins September 17.

PSG.LGD

The roster:
  • Wang "Ame" Chunyu
  • Cheng "NothingToSay" Jin Xiang
  • Zhang "Faith_bian" Ruida
  • Zhao "XinQ" Zixing
  • Zhang "y'" Yiping
Some big changes here as this roster is completely different from the team we last saw compete under the PSG.LGD banner. Ame is back, of course, and NothingToSay and XinQ are on loan from their former organization, EHOME. They had previously been on loan to CDEC.
Faith_bian is a dynamic offlaner and y' is a strong hard support player who both last played for EHOME.
Of course, the team will be coached by the legend himself, Zhang "xiao8" Ning, who also comes from EHOME.
In the announcement, the organization stated, "Both the club and the players hope to build a more competitive roster to fully exploit the advantages of each other and to improve the overall competitiveness." It sounds as though this squad is keenly aware of the former roster's sometimes middling performances, and will aim to turn around some quick, top results.
Now, that might not be so difficult as this is essentially the EHOME roster that won the last two seasons of DPL-CDA Professional League, with Ame in place of Liu "Sylar" Jiajun. Presumably they will continue to make it work wearing their new jerseys.

EHOME

With PSG.LGD pillaging the previous EHOME roster, who is EHOME to field in the upcoming season? An announcement on weibo revealed their new squad:
  • Song "Sccc" Chun
  • Guo "Xm" Hongcheng
  • Yang "Chalice" Shenyi
  • Zhou "Yif" (or "James") Yifu
  • Ye "xNova" Jianwei
EHOME will pick up the outgoing PSG.LGD players in Chalice and XNova. Additionally, coach Yao Zhengzheng will join EHOME from PSG.LGD.
The biggest surprise here may be Sccc who had recently been reported as taking a break following the breakdown of contract talks. EHOME reports that he "joined the EHOME team as a free agent."
Xm and Yif join the team from CDEC, completing the team.
EHOME and PSG.LGD are both competing in the upcoming China Dota2 Pro Cup. You can catch the debut of the PSG.LGD roster in the first series of the event, when they face Team Aster. Tune in with us at 4:00 AM ET / 10:00 AM CEST on September 17 for all the action.
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