Another Vici Gaming star is joining a rival Chinese team in the offseason.
Ori will take his place as Team Aster’s new mid laner in the near future Dota Pro Circuit, with a transfer between VG and Aster confirmed today, according to a translation by Dot Esports.
The transfer was made in accordance with the wishes of the players, with the organization praising Ori’s large team of heroes and comprehensive play. The mid laner has had a stellar track record under VG, qualifying for multiple Internationals and winning two Majors, most recently finishing 5th at The International 10.
Aster has crushed a lot of Chinese teams in Dota Pro Circuit, took a 6-1 record in both seasons of the upper division, but were unable to re-establish their dominance on the international scene. The organization failed to win a single match in the knockout stages of three separate Valve tournaments, falling to ninth place in both majors despite the upper bracket playoff seed, and suffered a first defeat. disappointing first against Quincy Crew at TI10 to end a -12 draw.
If this is a 1-1 replacement, that means Aster’s Liu “White 丶 Album” Yuhao will likely need to find a new home. The player was unfortunately caught by COVID-19 during TI10, forcing Aster to play standing on the first day, with uncertainty and instability likely contributing to a team’s poor performance at the event.
Meanwhile, VG only has one player left on their roster. Support duo Pyw and Dy move to Xtreme Gaming, while eLeVeN left after the contract expired.
China’s reshuffle so far has been fixed, but with the upcoming roster lockup, more teams will be revealed in the coming days. Aster wrote that their full list will be revealed in the future.
https://dotesports.com/dota-2/news/ori-joins-team-aster Ori joins Team Aster – Dot Esports