Team Aster take the final spot at ESL One Hamburg 2018 over Newbee after a rematch/reschedule of the China qualifier finals due to account swapping. The series ended with a final 3:2 score, including a replayed game four and a winner's bracket advantage.
Team Aster was formed by the legendary Xu "BurNIng" Zhilei himself in September of this year for the new season. The team started the season with a failed, but optimistic run at the The Kuala Lumpur Major qualifier, coming third after losing twice to its subsequent victor, PSG.LGD. Newbee, on the other hand, continue their streak of disappointments, despite going through a second roster change since their loss at the Major qualifier.
Despite not bring a part of the DPC season itself, ESL One Hamburg 2018 will boast a world class lineup of teams and $300,000 in prize money, taking place on Oct. 23-28, right before the first Minor.