They lost 1-2 against their Chinese rivals at Vici Gaming in the Upper Bracket, only to lose another match against paiN Gaming* in the Lower Bracket. This ended in a disappointing 5th-8th place. That result didn't match Team Aster's expectations.
👉👉 https://t.co/FOXg3vDpNA pic.twitter.com/aPeRIJ3r7r— ASTER (@AsterCN) 2. November 2018
The next tournament for the team is the first Major of the season where they'll face the best teams in the world again. To make sure the result in Malaysia will be an improvement, they decided to send Deng 'Dstones' Lei to the second squad and sign Gao 'lover' Yuan from For The Dream where he played for almost ten months. The new mid laner will join Team Aster on loan.
BurNIng and Q are reunited
On top of that they decided to pick up Fu 'HHH / Q' Bin as the new coach of the team. This will be his first station as a coach during his professional career. The experienced player has been part of extraordinary Chinese teams for half a decade.
老板大人开直播啦，快告诉你们的室友，可以出来走动走动了https://t.co/ueLQf4ElWT pic.twitter.com/5S0sHvE91Z— ASTER (@AsterCN) 1. November 2018
His biggest success was the second place at The International 2015 with CDEC Gaming. After that he played for Invictus Gaming side-by-side with Chinese legend Xu 'BurNIng' Zhilei. However, they didn't make it to the playoffs of The International 2018.
iG then decided to trust new players to bring the organization back to the top. This was an abrupt end to Q's professional career. Now he'll try to help Team Aster when it comes to their draft, so they won't just show a good performance in the group stage, but also keep up the pace in the playoffs.
Let's see if Q and BurNIng can help Team Aster to surpass their problems and show that they are a favourite for the Major in Malaysia starting on November 8th.
Do you think it was the right choice to bring in a new player and a coach?
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