New squad Team Sirius forms in China

A new challengers has appeared in the Chinese region, as Team Sirius announced the formation of its roster

Though we are getting into the final months of the 2018-2019 Pro Circuit season, it’s never too late for a new squad to rise up and look to make a name for itself in the Dota 2 world. One such squad has just recently been announced within the Chinese region, as Team Sirius has officially entered the regional scene with the formation of its first roster. The organization has signed the duo of Liu “Kamma” a.k.a “Freeze” Chang and Xu “Hym” Zhi from DeathBringer Gaming, while also acquiring inactive players He “Inflame” Yongzheng of Newbee, Liu “Sylar” Jiajun of Team Aster, and Li “ASD” Zhiwen from EHOME to round out its lineup. The team’s final member will be Chen “longb”  Long, who departs an active position on Team Waooo to take up the role of coach for Team Sirius.

Aside from ASD, the new members of Team Sirius have not had the most successful of seasons so far. Kamma and Hym’s time with DeathBringer Gaming was largely confined to smaller regional tournaments and Pro Circuit open qualifiers in which the team was unable to find consistent success with 10 Top 4 finishes across 23 total appearances. Infalem suffered a somewhat similar fate with Newbee, beginning the season with 3 Top 4 finishes in the team’s first 4 appearances before nose diving into wildly inconsistent play and poor results towards the end of 2018. By the end of the year, Inflame had been removed from the team’s active lineup as the Newbee organization desperately searched for answers in the form of changes to its roster. Sylar’s tenure with Team Aster played out in an eerily similar manner, as the squad burst onto the scene at the start of the season with a pair of Major appearances before spiraling into poor results and inconsistent play as well. Just a few weeks before the formation of Team Sirius, Sylar had been removed from the team’s active lineup, effectively freeing him up to make this change to the roster of Team Sirius.

With just a single round of Pro Circuit qualifiers left to go in this 2018-2019 season, Team Sirius will be on a rather tight schedule if it wants a shot at attracting attention towards itself before the end of the campaign. Even if the team can’t manage to make an impression before the end of the season, the squad will almost certainly have its sights set on making a run through the upcoming TI9 qualifiers, where it will look to beat out its regional rivals for a chance to compete at TI9 on home soil in Shanghai.

The roster of Team Sirius:

Liu “Kamma” a.k.a “Freeze” Chang (Carry)
Li “ASD” Zhiwen (Mid)(On Loan from EHOME)
He “Inflame” Yongzheng (Offlane)
Xu “Hym” Zhi (Support)
Liu “Sylar” Jiajun (Support)
Chen “longb” Long (Coach)

Team Sirius’ announcement of its formation and roster via Weibo (Chinese)

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