After a disappointing Kickoff performance, JD Gaming JD Gaming China Rank #6 YHchen Chen Yuhan (陳昱瀚) stew Park Young-chan (박영찬) Viva Lifan Ran (冉立凡) jkuro Yong Haochong (杨浩聪) YiHao Chen Yihao (陈一豪) MarT1n Zhuo Zhengjie (卓政杰) have signed Chen "YHchen" Yuhan (陳昱瀚). The initiator player arrives in an effort to fix JDG's in-game leader woes, as they were forced to drop yoman from the core roster due to having too many import players. He is expected to start over Yong "jkuro" Haochong (杨浩聪), but the team has not made a public announcement on the starting lineup.

YHchen is the final player to join VCT China from the Attacking Soul Esports Attacking Soul Esports Inactive monk Wang Haoyu (王浩宇) Yuicaw Huang Yung-chieh (黃湧傑) YHchen Chen Yuhan (陳昱瀚) Zero1 Meng Zhen Ren (任梦真) roster that qualified to Masters Tokyo. During that period, he was the IGL, and led the team to a win against EDward Gaming in the FGC Invitational Act 2, as well as a third-place finish the following Act. They went 0-2 at Masters Tokyo, and ASE brought in Zero1 to replace him in future events.

The move was unsuccessful, as they didn't advance past the top-six in the Champions 2023 China Qualifier and Act 1 of the China Evolution Series. Alongside Zero1, YHchen returned to the starting lineup for the following Act. They reached fourth place, eliminated in a close match against Rare Atom Rare Atom China Rank #32 UdoTan Go Kyung-won (고경원) Guran Banger Yueluo , the current JDG core. The team then finished in the top six of Act 3 after close losses to EDward Gaming and FunPlus Phoenix. Losses to Rare Atom and eventual winners Dragon Ranger Gaming ended their Ascension run.

Upon being selected as partners for the upcoming VCT China league, JDG planned to build a roster with jkuro as their first acquisition. Rare Atom were one of the better teams in the region, their “worst” performance in the Evolution Series being a third-place finish in Act 2. The org was not selected as a partner team, and they were expected to win Ascension.

This did not happen, as they lost 3-1 to Dragon Ranger Gaming in the grand final. JDG scrambled to pick up the roster, largely considered to be the second best team in the region. Unfortunately, the partnership system placed a limit on import players, and they decided to release in-game leader yoman instead of star duelist stew .

As their first signing and with a similar agent pool to yoman, jkuro remained on the team. Without an in-game leader, the team faltered. They were eliminated in the Kickoff group stage, with two losses against Titan Esports Club. TEC advanced to the play-ins, but they went out in sixth place with a 0-2 record. The first seed from their group, Dragon Ranger Gaming, lost 2-0 to FunPlus Phoenix in playoffs.

JDG seek to correct course with this new signing, and return to the heights they achieved with yoman at the helm.

YHchen is expected to debut for JDG against EDward Gaming:

  • Chen "YHchen" Yuhan (陳昱瀚)
  • Park "stew" Young-chan (박영찬)
  • Lifan "Viva" Ran (冉立凡)
  • Yong "jkuro" Haochong (杨浩聪)
  • Chen "YiHao" Yihao (陈一豪)
  • Zhuo "MarT1n" Zhengjie (卓政杰)
  • Ma "ValAnalysis" Hyun-sung (마현성) (Head coach)