The TI6 visa issues continue to stack up against players. ViCi Gaming.Reborn’s Zhou “Yang” Haiyang is the latest victim to suffer at the hands of the beurocratic process, having failed his third Visa interview according to coach Tong “mikasa” Junjie.
ViCi Gaming.Reborn coach Tong “mikasa” Junji took to weibo pleading for help in regards to the most recent visa issues to crush TI6 hopeful dreams.
According to Mikasa, Zhou “Yang” Haiyang had failed his third interview for his TI6 visa. No details have been provided as to the reasons for the multiple denials and no official statements have been given by the organization as of yet.
Yang started his career in March 2015 with ViCi Gaming.Potential. He was moved to the Reborn roster one year later and has had demonstrated his considerable talent and skill.
ViCi Gaming.Reborn has a reliable and proven stand in – via Mikasa – who made appearances with the team in both the SL i-League Invitational and TI6 Chinese Regional qualifiers in the stead of Wang “NoNo” Xin. NoNo was reported to be unable to attend iLeague due to visa issues and then the TI6 qualifiers due to family issues.
It was unclear if NoNo would be making the trek to Seattle with the rest of the roster for the pinnacle of all events – TI6.
Now, with the visa issues for Yang, the team could be in a precarious situation if Mikasa was already slated to fill in for NoNo in Seattle.
With less than two weeks to go for the TI6 Wild Card series to commence, everyone waits with baited breath for the results and official announcements.
Towards the end of March, big changes hit the ViCi Gaming Potential squad. The team added Xu “fy” Linsen and Liang “DDC” Faming to the mix, welcomed newcomer Wang “NoNo” Xin from CDEC.Avengers, while Yang “Zyf” Pu moved from the substitute role and Zhou “Yang” Haiyang retained his position. The new rebranding and roster of ViCi Gaming Potential will look to change things for the upcoming Manila Major and TI6 season.
With the addition of two star veterans and new blood, ViCi Gaming Reborn has been outshining their Chinese counterparts and living up to their namesake, merely weeks after formation. Dominating in the weekly H-Cup series, ViCi Gaming Reborn have blown away their competition on a consistent basis and haven’t looked back yet.
H-Cup Season 4 came to an end giving ViCi Gaming Reborn their fourth consecutive win in the new weekly series and the Chinese qualifier spot for the StarLadder iLeague Dota Invitational LAN.
With the help of their coach standing in for a spectacular LAN debut, ViCi Gaming Reborn overtook Natus Vincere, 3:1, in the SL iLeague Dota 2 Grand Finals. It took four incredibly intense, hair-raising matches to crown the Chinese rising stars champions.
The Chinese team was invited to the Manila Major where they ended up taking 7-8th place.
Their invite to the TI6 Chinese regional qualifiers was a huge success as they clinched the spot in the main event, again with the help of their coach as a stand in and elevated their status even further as a fearsome opponent. They then continued to take 5-6th at Nanyang Championships season 2 and third at D2PL season 1.
ViCi Gaming Reborn roster:
Yang “Zyf/End” Pu
Wang “NoNo” Xin
Zhou “Yang” Haiyang
Liang “DDC” Faming
Xu “fy” Linsen
Tong “mikasa” Junjie (coach/substitute)