Report: BurNIng to replace Hao on Vici Gaming

by theScore Staff Aug 23 2015
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Xu "BurNIng" Zhilei is on track to join Vici Gaming to replace main carry Chen "Hao" Zhihao according to a report by GosuGamers earlier today.

Sources close to GosuGamers explain that the transfer came at the "last minute", and that Chen would be rejoining his old team, Newbee, despite helping Vici finish 4th at The International 2015.

Invictus Gaming finished 9-12th place finish at The International, finishing 1/3/3 in their group, and losing to Team Secret 2-1 in the Lower bracket after defeating MVP HOT6ix 1-0 in the first round.

Xu is regarded as a legend in Chinese Dota for his ability to carry teams, but has suffered recently due to recent patches moving away from slow-burn, late-game carries. On patch 6.84 he holds a 48.7% winrate over 78 games, with his most successful hero being a 7-3 Phantom Lancer.

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