After months of rumors and speculation, Four Angry Men has officially unveiled its inaugural Dota 2 roster.
The organization best known for its PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds squad has put together a super team of Chinese Dota 2 stars. Though the lineup for the team has been rumored for months, but 4AM’s debut lineup wound up being a bit different than what was expected.
The debut Four Angry Men roster will be:
- Liu “Sylar” Jiajun
- Lu “Somnus丶M” Yao
- Zhou “Yang” Haiyang
- Xu “fy” Linsen
- Ru “RedPanda” Zhihao
The lineup is a strong one, but somewhat unexpected. Though Somnus, Yang, and fy joining forces has long been rumored to be joining forces, the hard support and carry positions have been less certain.
Sylar joins at the carry position despite Vici Gaming star Zhang “Eurus” Chengjun having been rumored for the spot since the beginning of the Chinese shuffle. Sylar is a veteran hand who has competed on top Chinese squads for most of Dota 2’s history. His most notable achievement is placing in the top-three at The International 2012, 2013, and 2015 as he bounced between Vici Gaming and LGD Gaming.
Sylar most recently spent a year with EHOME, helping the team post a solid year in online leagues. The other four members of EHOME were recently transferred to PSG.LGD.
Eurus’ absence comes alongside that of his coach, Bai “rOtK” Fan. The Vici Gaming coach was rumored to be joining former charges Eurus and Yang on Four Angry Men. At present, the head coaching spot remains empty while former player Chen “Xz” Zezhi has been confirmed as an “assistant coach.”
This led to questions whether Vici Gaming was trying to prevent its talent from leaving, or if the organization was looking for another way to retain rOtK.
Who is Four Angry Men?
Dota 2 fans likely haven’t heard of Four Angry Men. Though there’s no shortage of teams that have jumped into Dota 2 from League of Legends, CSGO, and StarCraft, there are very few multi-game organizations which sprouted from PUBG.
4AM is among that lot, rising to prominence in Chinese regional events before finding success in international events. 2019 was the organization’s best year to date, as the team took first place in the PCL Summer season followed by third place in the PUBG Global Championship.
With PUBG on a decline, 4AM is hoping its popular brand will help it achieve success in one of esports’ most enduring titles. Though other multi-game organizations have entered into Dota 2 with decent results, 4AM is looking to make a much bigger splash.