# Azure Ray Unveils Its Dota 2 Roster for 2024
After much anticipation, Azure Ray, the reigning champion of ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023, has revealed its complete roster for 2024. The team has added three new players to its lineup, including two players who are coming out of retirement to join the team. This announcement brings a new level of excitement for the upcoming competitive season.
➤ Azure Ray Completes its Lineup
To the delight of its fans, Azure Ray officially unveiled its new roster on January 1st, 2024. The team welcomed back two players from retirement—Zeng “Ori” Jiaoyang and Zhang “Faith_bian” Ruida. Both players had retired in late 2022. Joining them is Chinese Dota 2 veteran, Xu “fy” Linsen, to complete the team. The rumors about this potential roster were earlier hinted at by Benjamin “Bkop” Kopilow on Twitter, and Faith_bian himself confirmed the development later during his stream.
The new roster comprises the following players:
– Lou “Lou” Zhen
– Zeng “Ori” Jiaoyang
– Zhang “Faith_bian” Ruida
– Xu “fy” Linsen
– Jiang “天命” An
After the conclusion of the ESL One Kuala Lumpur 2023 tournament, Azure Ray found itself without a midlaner, offlaner, and position four support. The team’s former players, including mid-laner Guo “Xm” Hongcheng, offlaner Lin “Xxs” Jing, and position four support Zhao “XinQ” Zixing, left for Xtreme Gaming. They will be playing alongside another veteran player, Wang “Ame” Chunyu, who has returned from retirement for the upcoming season.
➤ More Excitement on the Horizon
In related news, Zhao “XinQ” Zixing of Xtreme Gaming hinted at a pre-planned move, stating, “Even though we never talked about it in public, everyone involved in it all knows that we will make this change after ESL One Kuala Lumpur .” It’s worth noting that Azure Ray and Xtreme Gaming are sister teams under the same owner.
The Dota 2 community has witnessed several players come out of retirement in recent years. Ame’s highly anticipated comeback after a year-long break and Nigma Galaxy’s Amer “Miracle-” Al-Barkawi’s return to the professional scene have already ignited excitement. The fans are eagerly looking forward to the 2024 season of professional play.
✔️ Is Azure Ray making a big comeback in 2024?
Yes, Azure Ray is making a significant comeback with its newly unveiled roster, which includes two players who have come out of retirement to join the team.
✔️ Are there other notable players returning from retirement in the Dota 2 scene?
Yes, aside from Azure Ray’s signings, other veterans such as Ame and Miracle- have also returned from retirement, adding more excitement to the upcoming competitive season.
✔️ What are the expectations for Azure Ray with this new roster?
With the addition of experienced players and the return of two veterans, Azure Ray’s new roster is expected to make a strong impact in the upcoming competitive season.
Azure Ray’s announcement of its 2024 Dota 2 roster has sparked excitement within the community. With the return of players from retirement and the addition of a Chinese Dota 2 veteran, the team is poised for an exciting and competitive season ahead. The fans are eagerly anticipating the performances of Azure Ray’s revamped lineup and the overall dynamics of the 2024 Dota 2 professional scene.