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ADVERTISING:Even though there was no official announcement, it was obvious that Mushi's project at Tigers came to an end really quickly. He got replaced by Kim 'Velo' Taesung in the second qualifier the SEA team played.
Nostalgic feelings with BurNIng and Mushi
However, Mushi has already found a new team. He joined Team Aster before the Minor qualifier started and replaced Gao 'lover' Yuan in the starting five. It's a nostalgic feeling to see Mushi play under Xu 'BurNIng' Zhilei, the coach of Aster.
The last time we saw those two legends together in one team was at The International 2014 under the flag of DK*. We're excited to see how the synergy between Mushi as a player and BurNIng as a coach will develop in the Minor qualifier.
Mushi can't stop RNG
They already came close to qualifying for the event in Kiev - only one victory was missing. Team Aster beat Vici Gaming in the first round of the qualifier, but lost 0-2 against Royal Never Give Up in the Winners' Finals.
The match itself was a back-and-forth series, especially game two, although it looked like an easy win for RNG. They took the lead after 20 minutes in the game and gained a five-digit gold lead, but one well organized team fight by Aster gave them a glimmer of hope.
Du 'Monet' Peng on Huskar jumped in too early. Also, not having Oracle in this team fight was a huge disadvantage for RNG. However, in the next fight, it was RNG that had a surprising advantage and kept their lead.
It could have been over at this point, but RNG was too shaky during this part of the game. at first, they overextended and couldn't close out the game properly. Two team fights later, we eventually had the winner of the first Minor slot.
Royal Never Give Up will be attending their second Minor after the DreamLeague Season 10 in Sweden. Meanwhile, the second team for the Minor will be determined tomorrow: Team Aster will face the winner of the match between VG and Room310.
Will Mushi help BurNIng's team to qualify for the Minor?
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