Hao registers with Newbee

by theScore Staff Sep 3 2015
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Chen "Hao" Zhihao has registered with on Newbee, according to the official Dota 2 Majors registration website.

Also registered on the team is former Invictus Gaming player, Li "chisbug" Chen. Zhang "Mu" Pan and Wang "Banana" Jiao will continue their career as part of Newbee.

chisbug was last part of iG after the departure of Zeng "Faith" Hongda and Jiang "YYF" Cen. They achieved a handful of podium finishes, including first place at Sina Cup Season 5. But after a disappointing 7-8th finish at the Dota 2 Asia Championships, chisbug and iG parted ways.

Hao's transfer to Newbee was originally reported on Aug. 23, and Zhang "Mu" Pan later confirmed the move on his Weibo account.

This is Hao's second time on Newbee; he won The International 4 with the team the last time he was on their roster, but came in fourth place at The International 5 as a member of Vici Gaming.

Newbee has yet to release a statement on the roster changes.

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