Newbee just won the Shanghai Open, their second great effort in just one week. Could they also be the best at the Boston Major, Dotas Fall Season highlight?
The major part is that Newbee had an amazing week not only winning in Shanghai but also being the runner-up of the MarsTV Dota League Autumn. In total they earned 80,000 dollars this week and seem already in shape for the upcoming Boston Major.
This is how Newbee reinvented themselves
Newbee signed three new players in the post-TI-shuffle: Faith and uuu9 came from TongFu while Sccc was elevated from their own B-team Newbee Young. Especially Faith is a former powerhouse. While playing for Invictus Gaming and LGD Gaming the 24-year-old was among the best ten players in the world. His performance declined significantly though in the one year he spent with Tongfu.
This was also true for Newbee: After winning the International in 2014, the chinese team never played as good again. After the recent shuffle they reinvented themselves. Mu was the last player of the famous TI-winning-squad to leave. His place as the star player of the team had before already been taken over by KaKa. The 23-year-old is the only chinese player among the very best in the Dota 2 Player World Ranking. And he is the reason that Newbee regain their former strength: In just half a year with them Kaka has already earned more ranking points than in his one year with EHOME.cn before – and that was a successful one too.
Newbee will re-enter the top ten of the World Ranking
These changes will reflect in the upcoming World Ranking: As of now Newbee would re-enter the top ten for the first time since September 2015. Kaka would strenghten his sixth place in the Player World Ranking, his only non-chinese teammate kphoenii pass Newbee-legend Mu. Needless to say that both the team and its players also lead the Fall Season Ranking.