Team Aster is the second Chinese team to qualify for the ONE Esports Singapore Major.
Team Aster punched their ticket to the Major when they defeated Team MagMa, and went up to a 5-1 record in the DPC China upper division standing. The match win separated Team Aster from the bottom four teams that have at least three match losses.
The ONE Esports Singapore Major has four slots allotted to the Chinese region, which leaves Vici Gaming, Elephant, and PSG.LGD in the running for the final two spots.
Team Aster’s upper division run includes wins over PSG.LGD, Elephant, EHOME, LBZS, and Team MagMa. Team Aster is now battling Invictus Gaming, who has a 6-0 record, for a playoff spot at the Singapore Major.
The DPC China upper division was filled with surprises as Invictus Gaming and Team Aster usurped the region’s favorite teams — Vici Gaming, PSG.LGD, and Chinese superteam Elephant.
Team Aster was one of the teams in the Chinese region that struggled during the DPC hiatus. Prior to the COVID-19 global pandemic which caused the halt of the season, Team Aster won the last DPC event, StarLadder Season 3 Minor.
They struggled when competitions adopted a regional format. But, at the end of 2020, Aster did show some signs of improvement with two runner-up finishes in the China Dota 2 Pro Cup Season 2 and Huya Winter Invitational events.
Team Aster also went through many roster changes in 2020. But both Lin “Xxs” Jing and Ye “Borax” Zhibiao, formerly known as BoBoKa, became the reliable constants of the team. Aster then added two talented core players in Du “Monet” Peng and Liu “White丶Album” Yuhao, a few days before the team released Song “Sccc” Chun from the roster.
The final piece of Team Aster’s roster puzzle was added when they decided to part ways with Pan “Fade” Yi. Aster then added legendary Chinese support player Zhang “LaNm” Zhicheng as the team’s coach, up until he joined the active roster.
Team Aster joins Team Secret, Virtus.pro, Natus Vincere, Alliance, Team Nigma, Fnatic, Neon Esports, T1, Invictus Gaming, Beastcoast, Thunder Predator, Team Liquid, AS Monaco Gambit, Evil Geniuses, and Quincy Crew as the organizations to qualify into the ONE Esports Singapore Major, which will take place from March 27 to April 4, 2021.