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Newbee has revamped its Chinese roster after a disappointing 2018-19 Dota Pro Circuit season by bringing back veteran captain Zeng “Faith” Hongda and two new recruits from Typhoon Esports.
After mid lane superstar Song “Sccc” Chun left the squad for Team Aster, Newbee has mostly remained silent about its plans for the upcoming DPC season. But now, Newbee has acquired three players from Typhoon Esports, including former captain Faith who played with Newbee for three years. Typhoon Esports recently won the inaugural Asia Communication League, a tournament filled with several tier-two Chinese teams.
Lai “Fonte”‘ Xingyu and Yin “Aq” Rui will be taking up position one and two, respectively. Both players are high-MMR pub stars from China with little competitive experience. Newbee will be banking on repeating their success with former prodigy Sccc, who transformed into a renowned luminary under the organization’s tutelage.
Newbee is a prestigious organization in China that won The International 2014. After a successful run at TI7, achieving runners-up status, the squad rapidly spiraled downward. Newbee were one of the first teams eliminated from the TI8 main event and failed to even qualify for TI9. The organization managed to participate in the event by sponsoring the ex-Forward Gaming roster, who placed top-12.