Team Aster Donates i-League 2021 Prize Money for Flood Relief in Henan
Team Aster, in a meaningful gesture, has donated all of its i-League 2021 prize money (approximately $92,500 USD) towards disaster relief efforts in China's flood-hit Henan province. Team Aster announced on the Chinese microblogging site, Weibo, that after consulting with the staff of the club and coaches of their Dota 2 team, they had decided to donate their i-League earnings for flood disaster relief. The Chinese squad outperformed Vici Gaming in the grand finals of the i-League 2021 on July 25th, 2021 to take a comprehensive 3-0 win and the lion’s share of the approximately $185,500 USD prize pool.
Team Aster donates $92,500 i-League 2021 prize money to support Henan flood relief
Aster did not arrive at the i-League playoffs in the best of shape, as they were eliminated from the WePlay AniMajor after a poor performance. The result was quite unexpected since they were the best Chinese team in the regional league.
However, Aster put that regional magic back to work in the i-League 2021. They managed to oust all Chinese teams in an incredible run in the upper bracket to take first place. The team then decided that the money would be donated to flood relief efforts in the Chinese province of Henan in the name of Team Aster.
Aster had previously donated about $30,000 to the Wuhan Charity Federation to assist with the fight against the spread of COVID-19 in China in January 2020.
After earning enough Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) points during the regular season, Aster qualified for The International 10 (TI10). Next up for the team is the OGA Dota Pit Season 5: China. From 7th to 16th Aug, 2021, the tournament will be held in an online format. This event will feature not only Aster but also the four other Chinese teams that have qualified for TI10 namely Vici Gaming, PSG.LGD, Invictus Gaming, and Elephant, in addition to other teams.