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Team Aster and Invictus Gaming Engage in Epic Three Minute Teamfight

Rakshak Kathuria
27/Apr/2021 03:33 pm

Team Aster and Invictus Gaming’s series in the China 2021 DPC Season 2: Upper Division culminated with an epic teamfight that spanned nearly three minutes and involved a total of seven buybacks.
The series ended in Team Aster's favor as they took down the Singapore Major champions 2-0.
Invictus Gaming and Aster will next play against Vici Gaming and PSG.LGD respectively, on April 30, 2021.

Team Aster and Invictus Gaming’s series in the China 2021 DPC Season 2: Upper Division culminated with an epic teamfight that spanned nearly three minutes and involved a total of seven buybacks. This happened in game 2 of the series between the two Chinese powerhouses as the penultimate teamfight that had begun at the Roshan pit amusingly ended in the Radiant (Invictus Gaming) base. Invictus Gaming, who had four heroes dead without buyback tapped out of the game after this intense skirmish, losing the series 2-0. This was the first series for both Invictus Gaming and Vici Gaming in the China 2021 DPC Season 2: Upper Division.

RELATED:  Week 2 Recap of the 2021 DPC Season 2: Upper Division [All Regions]

Team Aster and Invictus Gaming’s incredible teamfight in the China 2021 DPC Season 2

April 27, 2021, marked the return of Team Aster, Invictus Gaming, PSG.LGD and Vici Gaming in the China 2021 DPC Season 2: Upper Division as these teams had finally completed their quarantine term after attending the Singapore Major. In the first series between Team Aster and Invictus Gaming only, we witnessed some spectacular Dota 2 action. 

The epic teamfight in game 2 initiated at the 39-minute mark as flyfly aimed to take down Roshan on his Troll Warlord. Monet was being a thorn in Invictus Gaming’s side as he was going in and out using Time Walk on Faceless Void. Monet and Aster had stalled enough for Chronosphere to be back up and they decided to fully engage in the teamfight. 

The teamfight outside the Roshan pit lasted for nearly a minute as Invictus Gaming was forced to buyback on three heroes while for Aster, only Monet bought back. Invictus Gaming then relented and started retreating but decided to engage after yet another member died and bought back into the teamfight. 

With over a minute since the two teams first engaged, we were back to a 5v5 teamfight near the place where the top T1 tower stood for the Radiant side. Though Invictus Gaming killed and forced buybacks from two Aster heroes, they started losing hero by hero as they were falling back to their base. With only Emo alive and all other members dead without buyback, they were forced to GG out of the game at the 42-minute mark.

Xxs was the MVP of the teamfight on his offlane Legion Commander as he saved his allies multiple times with the Aghanim’s Shard upgrade on Press the Attack.

Legion Commander Dota 2 Aghanim's ShardLegion Commander has become viable in the current patch because of the change to her Aghanim's Shard.
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Team Aster, who had missed their staple player, Ye "Borax" Zhibiao (popularly known as BoBoKa) at the Singapore Major, have arrived into the second season of the DPC in style, taking down the Major champions.

RELATED:  Aster BoBoKa to Miss Singapore Major Due to "Sudden Personal Reasons"

A lot more competitive Chinese Dota 2 action awaits us in this current week 3. Invictus Gaming and Aster will next play against Vici Gaming and PSG.LGD respectively, on April 30, 2021.


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Rakshak is an undergrad, an inquisitive person who likes to acquire information and knowledge of varied sectors with a knack of reading on e-sports, specifically Dota 2.