Kim “Febby” Yong-min, Kim “QO” Seon-yeop, Kim “DuBu” Doo-young remain as part of the MVP Phoenix roster, taking on Kim “Velo” Tae-sung and Lee “Reisen” Jun-yeong – both from the MVP.Hot6ix squad. The two additions replace Lee “FoREV” Sang-don and Pyo “MP” No-a who both joined Team Secret at the end of last month.
— Wykrhm Reddy (@wykrhm) September 17, 2016
The MVP Phoenix roster retains three of its longstanding, core members – Kim “QO” Seon-yeop, Kim “Febby” Yong-min and Kim “DuBu” Doo-young, as the organization heads into the Fall Major 2016 season.
Joining the three Koreans will be two known members of the organization – Kim “Velo” Tae-sung and Lee “Reisen” Jun-yeong from MVP.Hot6ix.
Reisen is a Korean player who began his career in 2013 with a team called Eyes of Tiger Hammer. He joined the MVP organization in November 2013.
Velo is an Australian player who started out with Spac_Creators following TI5. Only staying with the team for about one month, he was then picked up by MVP.Hot6ix, in December 2015.
At the end of August, Team Secret revealed its new roster for the upcoming season – a mix of well-known SEA and European players. Pyo “MP” No-a and Lee “Forev” Sang-don joined the infamous European squad after their MVP contracts had expired.
MVP Phoenix 2015-2016 season
After two roster changes for the Korean organization, the team started out by taking 5th-6th at the MLG World Finals 2015, 4th at the Game Show Global eSports Cup Season 1, and a disappointing 9th-12th place at WCA 2015.
They then qualified for the Shanghai Major and placed 4th in the main event, showing an incredible improvement in synergy and mechanics. Shortly after, the Korean team went on to win the Dota Pit championship title.
Taking a surprising 7th-8th place at StarLadder i-League Invitational, the team still received recognition for their hard-work and talent when they were invited to the WePlay LAN and received a direct invite to the Manila Major. WePlay LAN then witnessed a decisive victory by MVP.Phoenix over Vega Squadron, 3:1, bestowing the Korean squad with their second championship title and trophy in less than six weeks.
The Korean team took a 5th-6th place finish at the Manila Major, followed by a first place rank in the Pro Gamer League 2016 – Summer and lastly a commendable 5th-6th place at TI6.
MVP Phoenix roster Fall Major 2016
Kim “Febby” Yong-min
Kim “QO” Seon-yeob
Lee “Reisen” Jun-yeong
Kim “Dubu” Dooyoung
Kim “Velo” Tae-sung