Team Aster go out of the competition at Beyond Epic: China in
the bottom two places after two losses in a row in the GSL group stage.
Aster got seeded in Group A alongside CDEC Gaming, PSG.LGD and Sparking Arrow Gaming (SAG). The latter is the big surprise of the tournament so far, taking the top seed in the group and being the first to secure a spot into the playoffs stage.
SAG were also the first to defeat Aster in the opening
series of the tournament, with two fast paced games revolved around Anti-Mage
and Templar Assassin. The early defeat led straight to an elimination match for
Aster, who were pitted against one of the strongest teams in the Chinese
The elimination series started with and out draft from
PSG.LGD, who forced Aster to adjust on the fly and go with a last pick
Gyrocopter in hopes that they will be able to survive the push pressure. Unfortunately
for Aster, it didn’t work and PSG.LGD took full control of the map with their
Lycan-Queen of Pain-Beastmaster trio core very fast. The second game was somewhat
more balanced with Aster fighting with a Morphling in the frontlines. However,
they weren’t able to shutdown Yang “Chalice”‘ Shenyi Troll Warlord,
and the longer the game went, the harder it was for them to prevail in team
While Aster are the first to go out in the China leg of Beyond
Epic, PSG.LGD are not completely safe yet. They have another battle for survival,
with CDEC Gaming this time around, scheduled for June 25 at 10:00 CEST/16:00
In the meantime, Group B will play its first elimination match tomorrow, June 24 at 08:00 CEST/14:00 PST, when Vici Gaming will play for survival against EHOME.Immortal.
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