It’s been a few months since Newbee started to fall in 2018, and the China region is expecting a team that can match LSG.LGD. Vici Gaming performed well at the beginning of the year, but ultimately failed to produce anything. China has only one top 8 team at TI8, that is LGD – the runner-up of the tournament. In addition, all the Chinese teams did not perform as expected. And the answer to this problem may lie in Aster, the team founded by the legendary BurNIng.
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After the fight with VGJ.Thunder over Sylar’s contract, it looks like BurNIng has won Sylar’s signature – Sylar will be playing as carry. Two important members in Aster are former BurNIng teammates, from Invictus Gaming, Xxs and BoBoka! Xxs previously played mid for IG, but when IG was still the top team in the region, Xxs played offlaner and always made people wary when holding Magnus and Legion Commander. BoBoKa is considered one of the best position 4 supports in China. He was the initiator of the hero Monkey King in the pro scene when no team was using the hero in Captain Mode. BoBoKa’s Position 4 Monkey King played an important role in IG’s 2017 DAC championship. Another member that does not need to be introduced is Fenrir – the player who played for ViCi Gaming last season. After the unsatisfactory results in the DPC season, it seems that he has decided to part with VG.
You can call this the Chinese superstar lineup. The mid member is Dstones. Dstones is a 23-year-old player who has played in mid CDEC.C and several tier 2 and 3 teams. This will be his first time playing for a top team so his responsibilities will be quite a lot. But with the consensus from BurNIng, surely Dstones will bring good results for the team. VGJ.Thunder coach rOtK was also invited by BurNing, but he decided to stay with the old team.
This new Aster lineup is sure to make China a formidable region. With the Kuala Lumpur Major, Aster did not have a direct invite to the regional qualifiers, so they were forced to fight from the open qualifiers. If playing convincingly here, Aster will send a strong message to other teams for opponents to be wary.
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