xiao8, ChuaN, Ferrari_430 return to form Newbee Boss

by Dennis Gonzales Jan 10 2017
Thumbnail image courtesy of Robert Paul / ESL

Well, that didn't take long.

Newbee Boss has formed, featuring recent retiree Zhang "xiao8" Ning. It also sees the return of Wong "ChuaN" Hock Chuan and Luo "Ferrari_430" Feichi.

The roster move from xiao8 is reminiscent of his earlier departure from LGD-Gaming at the beginning of 2014, in which he went on to form Newbee. Later that year, he won The International 2014. xiao8 was most recently part of LGD's ForeverYoung roster, which formed on Sept. 17, 2016.

ChuaN took a break from competitive play following Newbee's disappointing 9th-12th placing at The International 2016, while Ferrari_430's last competition was the Dota 2 Professional League in July last year. Additionally, with Ferrari_430 going over to Newbee Boss, this is the first time in his five-year-long competitive Dota 2 career that he will play for a team other than Invictus Gaming.

Also on the team is axx, who is a female semi-pro player that competes in the CDEC Masters in-house league alongside other Dota 2 pros, such as EHOME's Ren "old eleven" Yangwei, Team VG.J's Xu "fy" Linsen and iG's Fu "Q" Bin, to name a few.

As for Zei9, he is the CEO of Newbee. The team was formed with the intention of having fun, not unlike Evil Geniuses CEO Peter "ppd" Dager's team, WanteD.

Dennis "Tarmanydyn" Gonzales is a news editor for theScore esports who enjoys whiskey, D&D and first-picking Abaddon Slardar Clinkz Medusa Oracle a P90 my Souvenir Negev Discipline Priest Pharah. You can follow him on Twitter.