TI7 Runner up Song “Sccc” Chun has decided to take a break from the professional Dota 2 scene after negotiations with an unrevealed team failed. Last month, it was announced that he had decided not to renew his contract with Team Aster. Subsequently, he became a free agent from September 1. Since then, there has been a lot of speculation on his new team since the Chinese Dota 2 scene is in the midst of a turbulent roster shuffle.
In a stream session last night, Sccc explained that he just could not reach a compromise with the other party without disclosing their name.
“It is understandable, everyone has their own point of view. It was not meant to be so I’ll just take some time for myself. Both of us had our own concerns and I would rest for now.” Sccc told his audience.
In the stream, he also mentioned his intent to move to his hometown, Nanchang. He elaborated that after actively competing for so many years and winning a handsome share of the prize pool at TI7, he had not managed to buy a house and living in Shanghai was proving to be a costly affair. The best option was to relocate to his hometown for a while and stream until he finds a place where he can adjust with lower everyday expenses.
After 3 successful years with Newbee, Sccc joined Team Aster in September 2019. However, he had mixed results on this team, having won only the StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor Season 3.
Sccc is one of the most cherished Chinese Dota personalities internationally. His fans will certainly be expecting a quick comeback from him. The culmination of the Chinese roster shuffle is sure to bring more exciting news with veterans like Yang, Fy, Maybe rumoured to be joining the new 4AM organization.
Chinese teams PSG.LGD and ViCi Gaming are also expected to undergo major changes due to the recent departures.