Sylar joins EHOME, old chicken and old eLeVen return

by theScore Staff Sep 7 2016
Thumbnail image courtesy of EHOME

Vici Gaming Carry Liu "Sylar" Jiajun has joined EHOME, according to the Dota 2 Majors registration site.

Last month, EHOME and Vici were among the 11 Chinese teams that dropped their rosters in the span of an hour, though Vici kept Sylar on board at the time.

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The listing also says Wang "old chicken" Zhiyong and Ren "old eLeVeN" Yangwei have returned to the team after being released, though there's no word yet on if supports Lu "Fenrir" Chao or Zhang "LaNm" Zhicheng will be coming back as well.

Sylar fills the hole left by Daryl "iceiceice" Koh Pei Xiang, who left EHOME before the roster shuffle. iceiceice went on to join Team Faceless' Dota 2 roster, with Dominik "Black^" Reitmeier and former MVP Phoenix coach Wong "NutZ" Jeng Yih.

Sylar began his Dota 2 career with LGD in 2011, playing with them when they came third in TI2. He joined VG for the first time in 2013 and played with the squad at TI4 where they came in second. He then rejoined LGD, coming in first place with them at seasons 2 and 3 of i-league in 2015 before making the switch back to VG earlier this year.

EHOME came in 5-6th at TI6, getting knocked out of the Winner's Bracket 2-0 by Evil Geniuses in Round 2 before becoming one of the casualties of Digital Chaos's Cinderella run through the Loser's Bracket. However, the squad still got to take $934,761 back home with them.

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