BREAKING: xNova Out of EHOME, Entire Roster Put Into Inactive Status

The Chinese organization giant EHOME announced on their official Weibo account (also known as Chinese Twitter) that the Malaysian support Jian Wei “xNova” Yap is out of the team and the whole roster will be put into “Inactive Status”. The most obvious reason is that the team was having a rough year. They did not qualify in the first Major of the season, the One Esports Singapore Major 2021, and in the second Major, the WePlay AniMajor. This means that their only chance of going to The International 10 is to win China’s Regional Qualifiers wherein only the winner will be invited.

To our surprise, they actually performed much better in the Qualifiers when they reached the Grand Finals without losing a series in the upper bracket. In the best of 5 Grand Finals, they faced Elephant – which they have already beaten in the upper bracket. Unfortunately for EHOME, Elephant got their revenge and win the series 3-1 which earned them a spot to The International 10.

Their Announcement In Weibo

The announcement is in Chinese but this is the Google Translate version:

[Announcement of EHOME E-Sports Club Dota2 Division]

On the premise of following the players’ wishes and respecting the players’ personal development needs, the club announced after full internal communication:
The Dota2 branch of EHOME E-Sports Club has temporarily become inactive. We hope to have such a period of time to recharge and adjust for the next TI season. A lot of things have happened in the past season, and the club and the players have faced many difficulties together. We hope to use this time to allow everyone to rest, stay with family and friends, and adjust their state to better prepare for future battles.

You will not see any of our Dota activities in the near future, but we will support other Sean teams to compete for the TI10 championship shield. At the same time, our platform will continue to release the latest developments on TI, Dota and players.

Thank you fans and media friends from all walks of life for your continued support and love to EHOME. We have been adhering to the tenet of “THE ONE AND THE ONLY” and are committed to becoming a world-class e-sports club. This will not be the end of our pursuit of dreams, but a new beginning, waiting for us to return full of blood!

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Another possible reason for putting the team to Inactive Status is that they are waiting for players to be available after TI 10. This makes sense since most players’ contracts usually only last after TI. For context, most players’ contracts expire after TI which is usually held in August of every year. However, this year the TI 10 will be prolonged until October of this year.

EHOME’s Roster:

  • Liu “Sylar” Jiajun
  • Guo “Xm” Hongcheng
  • Yang “Chalice”‘ Shenyi
  • Pan “Fade” Yi
  • Jian Wei “xNova” Yap

What do you think will be EHOME’s next move? Please comment below.


Elvis Novo

I'm a graduate of Bachelor of Science in Information Technology and a huge fan of Dota 2. I mostly read and write news about Dota 2 and my favorite hero is Dazzle.

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