Two top eight placements at the first two Majors and a total of 900 Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) points is what Vici Gaming got so far in the current competitive season. The points gathered so far place them on the seventh position in the overall DPC rankings, tied with EHOME.
Reportedly, the Stockholm Major qualifiers failure from earlier this week will trigger a possible roster change for Vici Gaming, who, much like the rest of the teams who didn’t make it to this coming Major via regional qualifiers, still have the Minor option to qualify and two other Majors ahead of them to consolidate their ranking position in the top 12. For the first time since the DPC system was implemented, this year there will be a total of 12 teams to secure a spot at The International via points cached in the season’s Minors and Majors, with only six teams, one per region, joining to the big annual event via TI regional qualifiers. It is understandable why everyone wants to avoid the bloodbath that TI qualifiers will be this year and in that regard, some might take this mid of the season period as the appropriate window to make a roster change for the long run.
According to sources close to VG and CDEC Gaming, the team is prospecting the option of moving Zhou “Yang” Haiyang from offlane to position 4 or even 5 and possibly kick one if not both of their supports. The same sources told VPEsports that Vici Gaming are currently doing a trial with Sun “Agressif” Zheng, who is listed with Invictus Gaming, but who is on inactive status with his organization. VG are also testing a youngster, a new face to the scene who has been briefly playing with Big God and CDEC Shen “Wudi” Chao . He is supposed to fill in the offlane role and if the reports are accurate, a bigger question raises:
What would Agressif’s role be at Vici Gaming?
Since TI5 days, when he made his breakout with a fabulous second place with CDEC in Seattle, Agressif has always played in the carry position. He has, or used to have, a few heroes in his pool that would fit the mid lane at times, but he’s never been a dedicated offlaner or support. Agressif is vastly known for his super aggressive plays on cores like Gyrocopter. However, judging on the very early meta picks from DreamLeague Season 11 Major qualifiers, one could see how would take the support Chaos Knight or Tiny or Brewmaster to a whole new level.
Vici Gaming are expected to play next week in the StarLadder ImbaTV Minor qualifiers and most probably that will be the time when we will see what exactly their plans are for the second half of the season.