Vici Gaming is making some preemptive changes to its Dota 2 roster before the next shuffle. The Chinese organization has announced via Facebook that coach Tong "Mikasa" Junjie will be subbing in for Zheng "Ghost" Jie in the mid lane for the rest of 2016.
Citing "recent subpar performance" and a "lack of rhythm and leadership" as factors in the decision, Mikasa will take the mid lane while Ghost remains on Vici Gaming as a substitute.
This is not an uncommon move for Mikasa, as the Vici coach has subbed in the mid lane before for the squad when it was Vici Gaming Reborn, and even played offlane for VGR in the most recent International.
Ever since that roster went on to take the mantle of Vici Gaming proper in September, results have been mixed for the team. Vici placed fifth/sixth at the MarsTV Dota 2 League 2016 Autumn, and failed to make it through the qualifiers for The Summit 6, ESL One Genting 2017 and the Boston Major.