Sunday, January 15, 2017

Checking out Newbee.Boss Axx + DAC qualifier

As stated on their official twitter account, Newbee, the big esport organization from Shanghai, China has unveiled their new roster for Newbee.Boss

And everyone is just as excited as I am because Axx is a female player who would possibly be playing competitively in pro scene as well as majors. Axx was a player in CDEC Master League, and but have had some issues in 2016 regarding the tournament which can be read here. No further report could be found regarding the problem in CDEC Master League that Axx joined in before, all I know is that the result is cancelled and this issue seems to occur exclusively for Chinese dota community. But nevertheless let's hope that Axx will fit in well within the semi-pro to pro scene.

Zhang 'Xiao8' Ning
Wong 'Chuan' Hock Chuan
Luo 'Ferrari_430' Feichi
'Zei9' - the owner of Newbee

Newbee.Boss is apparently the third squad of Newbee family, initially considered as a trolling team in tier 2, they revamp their team, and interestingly, not only there's one female player in the team, Zei 9 (also known as little fatty/bullfrog), who's literally the BOSS of Newbee is also playing together in the team. He's said to be one of SanSheng's dota pupil and has down to earth attitude, the type of boss who has a friendlike relationship with the team, it's also said that the team wouldn't think twice to blame or scold him if he's feeding.

Newbee.B-Axx, with the tendency to play as a midlaner or carry, she has an impressive 7180MMR with 65% win rate, and astounding 70% win rate for Alchemist. She's initially a game streamer for PandaTV CN.

DAC qualifier is currently ongoing and you guys can check them out on this Youtube video by Dota Digest:

Current DAC 2017 China qualifier rank:

table credit to

There would be 4 teams joining in the Dota 2 Asia Championship:
iG, Team VG.J, LGD.ForeverYoung, and iG.Vitality

sadly, Newbee.Boss was placed 9th on qualifier rank and didn't make it to DAC, but their main squad, NEWBEE is directly invited, along with WINGS GAMINGS, EVIL GENIUSES, and OG.

Upcoming DAC Qualifiers:
Americas - Top team qualifies for finals
SEA- Top team qualifies for finals
Europe - Top team qualifies for finals
CIS - Top team qualifies for finals
LAN Finals
Group Stage - March 28th - March 30th, 2017
Main Event - April 1st - April 4th, 2017

All in all, Newbee.Boss is surely favored by most people because of its fun slash strange roster individual. a mix of semi-pro to pro player that plays together. Though still considered as tier 2 team, they have showed a great team match againts Cavalry and Rush B in DAC qualifiers. Perhaps it's going to be a long journey for them to be able to beat the big shot team like EG and OG, it means that they would need extra effort to progress further and be one of the real deal in Dota 2 competitive scene.

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