White Fries Gaming has a last minute roster change, replacing Zeng “290” Chen and Nicholas “xFreedom” Kelvin Ileto Lim with Malaysian veteran Ng “YamateH” Wei Poong and 张晓安 Xiao-an “Big_A” Zhang. The roster changes comes after the team took 9-10th place at the MPGL Sea Championship less than one week ago.
— Wykrhm Reddy (@wykrhm) September 16, 2016
Two weeks ago White Fries Gaming was announced to be making their debut at MPGL Sea Championship taking place September 9-11th. The team fell to the lower brackets after being defeated by Execration in the first round of Group stage and then eliminated by Signature Trust – taking 9-10th place without being able to advance into the playoffs.
Since then, it seems that the roster has been adjusted and the official lineup registered for the Fall Major 2016 now includes none other than Ng “YamateH” Wei Poong and 张晓安 Xiao-an “Big_A” Zhang.
YamateH is one of the famed Malaysian veterans that has had a low profile lately even though he had been playing for Orange.Taring (starting as Team 123) since June 2015. Of older DotA fame, he was considered one of the “first-generation gods” by the Chinese community, together with Jonathan “Loda” Berg (L-God) and Ivan “Vigoss” Shinkarev (V-God). The Malaysian mid player competed in T12 as part of team Orange Esports. He later played for Zenith and then moved to Titan in 2014. He attended TI4 as part of team Titan.
For many in the West, 张晓安 “Big_A” seems to be a mystery. Dotablast has been informed that he has played for one of the Imba teams on the Imba Training Camp Reality Show a few years ago and has been on the Chinese leaderboard – with no other professional/competitive experience listed.
White Fries Gaming
White Fries Gaming was formed by Gong “ZSMJ” Jian and storied Singaporean player Benedict Lim “hyhy” Han Yongat the end of March during the Manila Major/TI6 team registration period.
Hyhy had taken third at The International 1.
After minimal results and only one month of competitive play together, ZMSJ parted ways with the team.
Shortly after, the team went through another round of roster changes, bringing on Lee “kYxY” Kong Yang and 曾晨 Zeng “290” Chen.
White Fries Gaming had advanced to the playoff round in the main TI6 SEA qualifiers but fell 2:0 to Fnatic and and then were eliminated by XctN 2:0 in the lower bracket round 1.
White Fries Gaming roster:
Lee “kYxY” Kong Yang
Ng “YamateH” Wei Poong
Benedict Lim “hyhy” Han Yong
Xiao-an 张晓安 “Big_A” Zhang
Wai Pern “Net” Lim