Team Aster — WePlay AniMajor Team Profile
The team Aster is a Chinese Dota 2 team dedicated to esports from 2018. The team has already earned almost $394 859 from 34 tournaments and this is not the end.
Team Aster was founded by former Dota 2 player Xu "BurNIng" Zhilei in 2018. It's a Chinese professional Dota 2 team that has 6th place in the world ranking and $427,371 total earnings.
The organization also has the young squad Ater.Aries, created in October 2019.
Its biggest rivals are Invictus Gaming (88 games), EHOME (65 games), and PSG.LGD (64 games).
Du "Monet" Peng
Monet is 21 y.o. player on a Carry role, who started his career in 2015 in the FTD club C line-up. He picked his nickname on behalf of the famous painter-impressionist Claude Monet. Du became the youngest Chinese player to reach 9k MMR on May 16th in 2017. Before joining Team Aster in August 2020, he played for RNG, LGD.Forever Young and CDEC Avenger.
His signature heroes are Gyrocopter, Juggernaut, and Lifestealer.
Liu "DD斩首" Yuhao
DD is 21 y.o. player from China, also known as "White` Album". Before joining Team Aster on a Solo Middle role, he played for Yuki, Team QS, RNG (as a substitution), and Sparking Arrow Gaming.
His signature heroes are Leshrak, Queen of Pain, Puck.
Lin "Xxs" Jings
Xxs is 21 y.o. player from China, who plays the Offlaner role in Team Aster. Like Monet, he started his professional Dota 2 career in 2015. Lin played for such famous Asian line-up as Team DK, IG Vitality, and Invictus Gaming.
His nickname "Xxs" means the Chinese word "Xiao Xue Sheng"— primary school pupil.
Xxs's signature heroes are Batraider, Mars, and Legion Commander.
Ye "Borax" (BoBoKa) Zhibiao
Ye Zhibiao, better known as BoBoKa, is 24 y.o. Support player from China. He debuted on Dota 2 pro-scene in 2015 as part of the TongFu.WanZhou squad. A month later he was signed for Team DK, but didn't play there too long: then were DK Scuderia and iG Vitality. Ye is well-known as an Invictus Gaming player - he performed there for 2,5 years. He was among those players, alongside Xxs, chosen by BurNIng, and joined the Team Aster organization at the beginning.
Borax's signature heroes are Earth Spirit, Rubick, and Lion.
Zhang "LaNm" Zhiсheng
LaNm is currently Team Aster's Coach and plays a full support role. 31 y.o. player from China is one of the "oldest" and legendary players on the dota pro-scene: he started his professional career with DotA in 2010.
Zhang participated in The International 2011, where, alongside the EHOME team, got second place. His primary role was Carry, but in 2013, joining Team DK, he switched to the full support position. In 2014 he announced his retirement from the professional dota, but then returned, first as part of the Big God line-up, and then moved to EHOME again.
From 2017 he became a coach, first for EHOME, then for Vici Gaming.
Zhicheng's current approximate total earnings are $1,378,995.
LaNm's signature heroes are Rubick, Abaddon, and Enchantress.
The best matches
The Kuala Lumpur Major qualifiers
Team Aster presented itself as a strong line-up in Asian Dota at the Kuala Lumpur Major China Open Qualifiers in September 2018, winning the first slot in their region.
StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor Season 3 (vs Alliance)
Team Aster became the winner in the Dota 2 tournament against Alliance with the score of 3:1 - it's one of the most spectacular matches, performed by Team Aster.
Defeats and dramatic moments
One Esports Singapore Major 2021 (vs Thunder Predator)
One of the memorable matches was not so long ago: Team Aster lost to Thunder Predator at One Esports Singapore Major in April 2021.
MDL Chengdu Major (vs EG)
This match is worth watching because of the interesting moves in all three games and frustrating loss to Alliance: