ViCi replace Rogue at StarSeries i-League Season 7

ViCi will replace Rogue at the StarSeries i-League Season 7 finals held in Shanghai, China.

The Chinese squad will be facing Natus Vincere in the opening round of Swiss as Rogue have pulled out of the tournament due to roster issues after recently parting ways with their squad.

Spencer "Hiko" Martin had guaranteed on social media that the team would still attend the event despite the fact that Hunter "SicK" Mims and Daniel "vice" Kim had already committed to compLexity and Cloud9, respectively. HLTV.org knows that StarLadder was informed of this new development earlier on Tuesday, after having already announced the match-ups for the first Swiss round.

Freeman and company are set to face Na'Vi on Saturday

ViCi's most recent LAN appearance came at the IEM Katowice Major, where they were eliminated in the New Challengers Stage with a 2-3 record. The Chinese team will attend the StarSeries event on the back of a morale-boosting victory against TYLOO in the grand final of the Chinese qualifier for IEM Sydney.

StarSeries i-League Season 7 is set to kick off on March 30, featuring 16 contestants duking it out for $500,000 in prize money. The top eight sides of the Swiss stage will progress to the single-elimination playoffs, which will culminate in a best-of-five grand final.

Below you can find the updated match-ups the first round:

Denmark North vs. United States NRG
Finland ENCE vs. Russia Spirit
Europe FaZe vs. Brazil paiN
China TYLOO vs. Australia Renegades
Sweden fnatic vs. Sweden NiP
Brazil MIBR vs. China Panda
Germany BIG vs. France Vitality
Ukraine Natus Vincere vs. China ViCi

United States Hunter 'SicK' Mims
Hunter 'SicK' Mims
Age:
20
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.05
Maps played:
703
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.13
United States Daniel 'vice' Kim
Daniel 'vice' Kim
Age:
23
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
450
KPR:
0.69
DPR:
0.67
APR:
0.14
United States Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Spencer 'Hiko' Martin
Age:
29
Team:
No team
Rating 1.0:
1.04
Maps played:
906
KPR:
0.68
DPR:
0.62
APR:
0.14
#1
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Germany zeolikk 
Lul
2019-03-26 11:16
F5
2019-03-26 11:32
#41
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Germany zeolikk 
Nah just saw this randomly when I opened hltv
2019-03-26 11:38
Like everybody
2019-03-26 12:10
ez first match for panda
2019-03-26 14:32
#118
DiE | 
Brazil KyrosSs 
+1
2019-03-27 00:04
Mad
2019-03-26 12:06
#55
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Germany zeolikk 
I love your name
2019-03-26 12:15
cry more
2019-03-26 12:20
#84
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Bangladesh thug_doctor 
+1
2019-03-26 14:01
#96
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Finland JAarnio 
Why every reply to first comment is F5? Do you seriously think that people would refresh hltv just to get first comment on a post?
2019-03-26 14:50
#101
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France yo_les_n00bs 
yes
2019-03-26 15:20
Fnatic finna Get raped by Nip
2019-03-26 12:26
lol
2019-03-26 11:16
poor hiko
2019-03-26 11:17
#46
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Greenland AkiKleist 
Yeah, one time he actually had a decent team, other orgs takes the players one by one
2019-03-26 11:50
#87
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Germany j3llY 
yeah must be horrible for him.. they qualified for fucking ECS Finals over coL and NRG and had a spot at StarLadder. Could be career end for Hiko as he is the only one of the Rogue roster without a new team
2019-03-26 14:12
#97
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World nakTriceps 
Go for Swole...
2019-03-26 14:55
F
2019-03-26 11:17
expected
2019-03-26 11:17
Nice
2019-03-26 11:17
#7
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Nrg vs ence Ence win
2019-03-26 11:17
what
2019-03-26 13:29
#94
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United States Trump2020KAG 
Ty.
2019-03-26 14:40
#8
JaCkz | 
Hong Kong Road2Mars 
Freeman<3
2019-03-26 11:18
Ez4Freeman
2019-03-27 00:54
#9
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China Slasher8888 
oh no lmao
2019-03-26 11:18
#10
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Russia QibyVGZEN 
ahahahahaha ViCi kaze & freeman will destroy navi 32-0 gl vici
2019-03-26 11:18
#19
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Germany Yawro 
Nah 32:5, S1mple (the best csgo player of all time) will get 5 aces to secure Navi 5 rounds. :^)
2019-03-26 11:23
#78
Xyp9x | 
Cyprus Xeeh 
best csgo player of all time has 0 majors huh
2019-03-26 13:25
#80
Aleksib | 
Finland Mitzu 
Might be news to you, but CS is a team based game. One can be excellent individual, but if he's surrounded by bad teammates there isn't much to be done. Or are you saying he should win these games alone?
2019-03-26 13:30
Alright, u mean simple’s teammates are totally noobs.
2019-03-26 14:03
#124
Aleksib | 
Finland Mitzu 
Do you have trouble reading?
2019-03-27 10:31
take it ez bro. if s1mple try his best and his teammates play better then before, they should win more undoubtably. csgo is a team based game and everyone should contribute to their team.
2019-03-28 11:14
#106
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Russia KbCocatb 
Idi nahui
2019-03-26 16:01
#122
Xyp9x | 
Cyprus Xeeh 
One can be the most gifted mechanically, but if hes toxic and doesn't fit in a team then how is he the best of all time in a team based game?
2019-03-27 08:07
#123
Aleksib | 
Finland Mitzu 
So in your opinion who should Navi replace simple with to win major?
2019-03-27 09:16
#11
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Europe Qaia 
Mibr will lose against Panda
2019-03-26 11:18
#14
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Germany TheyCallMeGod 
xD
2019-03-26 11:20
#15
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Russia QibyVGZEN 
Rise of the chinese CS 2016 - 2 chinese teams on StarSeries 2019 - 3 chinese teams on StarSeries
2019-03-26 11:21
#21
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Europe Qaia 
2022 - 1 chinese team on Star Series
2019-03-26 11:23
#26
HUMANS | 
Europe Men))) 
2025 - Semifinals of major: ViCi - Panda, TyLoo - 5POWER
2019-03-26 11:26
#30
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Europe Qaia 
That would be insane
2019-03-26 11:26
Is that Mafia major?
2019-03-26 12:10
#66
HUMANS | 
Europe Men))) 
No, cs dead in 2025 and only China/NA play it
2019-03-26 12:51
Make sense Nowadays game such as PUBG,Fortnite and LOL are more popular than Csgo and Dota 2 At least for the newcomer
2019-03-26 15:26
#109
BnTeT | 
United Kingdom dokunug 
PUBG MORE POPULAR THAN CS AND DOTS OMEGALUL
2019-03-26 16:39
sure
2019-03-26 17:07
#13
sh1ro | 
China kazuk1 
expected
2019-03-26 11:20
#16
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Germany TheyCallMeGod 
gl to vici nice team tbh
2019-03-26 11:21
#81
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Europe 4siim0v 
I know right?? They played so insanely good on Major! I remember being amazed by their deagle skills and Kaze's flickshots..
2019-03-26 13:34
#82
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Germany TheyCallMeGod 
+1
2019-03-26 13:36
nice
2019-03-26 11:22
#18
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Estonia ropz_bestest 
Mousesports?
2019-03-26 11:22
#59
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Finland DespeQ 
This close the start there are no other option than invite a Chinese team because others wouldn't get visas quick enough.
2019-03-26 12:23
#65
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Estonia ropz_bestest 
Oh yeah true
2019-03-26 12:41
#20
walle | 
Germany Fl0RR3 
thats a shame
2019-03-26 11:23
#22
ile | 
Finland Vkims 
2019-03-26 11:23
#23
Sadokist | 
Myanmar xdcc 
going through the changes? they already said they will stick with the lineup for that event.
2019-03-26 11:23
#24
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Russia QibyVGZEN 
haha stop! China - 11 players Sweden - 11 players Brazil - 10 players lolololo chinese strike
2019-03-26 11:25
#25
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Russia fan_of_n0rth 
StarSeries i-League Season 7 finals held in Shanghai, China.
2019-03-26 11:25
#31
jks | 
Australia 0iq_man 
fan of vici
2019-03-26 11:27
#32
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Russia fan_of_n0rth 
china #1
2019-03-26 11:28
#34
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Russia QibyVGZEN 
China - 11 Austria - 4 China > Austria
2019-03-26 11:29
#35
jks | 
Australia 0iq_man 
"lolololo chinese strike"
2019-03-26 11:31
#36
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Russia QibyVGZEN 
yes it chinese strike hahaha
2019-03-26 11:32
#37
jks | 
Australia 0iq_man 
i thought you were hating on it
2019-03-26 11:32
Austria lol what
2019-03-26 14:12
#28
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Finland James Nelson 
Good, more competitive team in and shit out
2019-03-26 11:26
#33
World Jeza 
kaze one of the most underrated players in the world. Good to see ViCi again. A mix of the best TyLoo and ViCi players could do serious damage internationally imo.
2019-03-26 11:28
#43
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World breezy0 
No they couldnt. Maybe if they moved to Europe for pracc
2019-03-26 11:43
#86
World Jeza 
That would help for sure. But there are some very individually talented players there imo, just we don't get to see them very often.
2019-03-26 14:09
#39
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Greece deST) 
F
2019-03-26 11:37
#40
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Other WorldIsAFuck 
Lmao
2019-03-26 11:37
#42
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China AssassinZzl 
Let's go Vici Gaming!
2019-03-26 11:42
China numba one
2019-03-26 11:46
thats why being csgo pro is not a stable job and you need to have lots of luck Hiko is almost 30, hopefully his streaming life will be better
2019-03-26 11:49
#47
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Greenland AkiKleist 
Does he stream anymore or is he too busy with Rogue?
2019-03-26 11:53
i dont think so but streaming is the only thing he has left
2019-03-26 12:02
#76
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Greenland AkiKleist 
Yeah, he can be entertaining and memey
2019-03-26 13:21
#48
Thorin | 
Sweden ezwuo 
FeelsBadMan
2019-03-26 11:56
Vici is better than rogue anyway. It will make the tournament more exciting.
2019-03-26 12:03
baipiao
2019-03-26 12:13
#117
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Canada Cole9712 
zhen shi
2019-03-26 21:26
Wasn't this supposed to be the final sendoff for the Rogue roster? I feel bad for Hiko man he doesn't even get a shot at the tournament.
2019-03-26 12:16
#60
ZywOo | 
Netherlands itsm 
+1 coL should have went for hiko tbh
2019-03-26 12:25
#99
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World nakTriceps 
Maybe Swole Patrol. hahaha
2019-03-26 14:57
#57
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Chile strong221 
both teams would beat navi LULW
2019-03-26 12:18
#62
M | 
Denmark aluko 
Ez4ViCi
2019-03-26 12:29
lmao rekt
2019-03-26 12:33
#64
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India AMKW 
More ez for navi now Vici 0-3 at major lmao
2019-03-26 12:35
Lul forsaken fans nice info
2019-03-26 12:52
#68
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India AMKW 
Lul vici fan nice Info
2019-03-26 12:56
Btw vici lost 2-3 in major not 0-3 Learn ur maths pls
2019-03-26 12:59
#72
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India AMKW 
That is math for lmao Lemme tell you what math is Solve this - FIND A FIVE DIGIT NUMBER WHICH HAS NO ZEROES NOR ONES IN IT AND NO DIGIT IS REPEATED where - The fourth digit is a quarter of the total of all the digits The second highest digit is twice the first digit The third digit is the largest The last digit is the sum of the first two digits
2019-03-26 13:06
Btw anything with number is maths. I won't blame u for not knowing that
2019-03-26 13:43
#98
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Finland JAarnio 
India education
2019-03-26 14:55
#71
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Russia QibyVGZEN 
ViCi good tier 2 team lol ViCi 2-3 on major quals 16-9 against Fnatic 6-16 against NRG (NRG take 3-0 on quals) 16-6 against Cloud9 So close 0-2 (22:25; 12-16) against Vitality 1-2 against NiP
2019-03-26 13:05
#73
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India AMKW 
We will be seeing that on 30th Yes vici is good but it's very hard for them to beat navi as this is a BO3
2019-03-26 13:07
#70
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Sweden Lagge15 
Sad. A great roster didn't ger to show themselves one last time
2019-03-26 13:03
#75
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Denmark Experative 
true
2019-03-26 13:21
#74
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United States BigFnaticFan 
NA CS!!
2019-03-26 13:14
China numba one
2019-03-26 13:23
nice
2019-03-26 14:15
feelshikoman
2019-03-26 14:16
ok cool
2019-03-26 14:16
+1
2019-03-27 19:19
ez4vici
2019-03-26 14:47
#112
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Taiwan ericwu900208 
Taiwan no1
2019-03-26 17:22
#100
s1mple | 
Lithuania Gigska 
poor navi
2019-03-26 14:58
#102
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Israel Xpicyy 
nice ez4vici
2019-03-26 15:21
#104
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Denmark oskarsports 
why not mouz, no one wants ViCi 👺👺👺
2019-03-26 15:48
#115
PokeMon | 
United States Acetk 
4 days till the event you can't get china travel documents in such a short period of time.
2019-03-26 17:42
Actually wanted Rogue!!
2019-03-26 15:54
#107
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Spain aquilaKMD 
Ez4PandaLoL
2019-03-26 16:20
*pretends to be shocked* Obviously they wont. niko & MSL is out any day now lol. RIP Hiko.
2019-03-26 16:29
Why not give it to envy or furia who finished 2nd and 3rd in the qualifier for this spot?
2019-03-26 17:37
#114
PokeMon | 
United States Acetk 
way too little time to get the paper work for one of those teams to come 4 days till the event. thats why they chose vici no need to get travel papers if you don't need to take a plane.
2019-03-26 17:41
#116
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China Yao_Ming 
rewarding a team that throws games consistently.... nice joke
2019-03-26 18:34
R.I.P. Rouge :(
2019-03-28 07:58
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