Wins Kiev Minor
Yesterday evening, Team Aster completed an impressive run at the StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor as they took down Alliance in the grand finals.
Aster came in to the tournament as one of the favorites and, for once, Burning's team lived up to the hype. They started off with a solid four straight map wins in the group stage to secure the #1 spot in their group. And once in the playoff bracket they didn't slow down. Aster crushed both Alliance and Gambit in the first two rounds of the upper bracket to make the grand finals.
In the finals they were, once again, set to face off with Alliance and it looked like history was bound to repeat itself. Aster took the first two games and seemingly had the third one in their hands. Alliance was not willing to roll over, though. In an impressive display of team fight coordination, the Europeans fought back in game three and managed to avoid the grand finals — and the tournament — being a clean sweep for Aster. Unfortunately for Alliance, game four was more of the same. Aster easily walked away with a win in a game that was never really close.
Team Aster will now head to Los Angeles for the Major while Alliance will have to rest and re-group for the next round of qualifiers.