Monet Describes How Team Aster Felt Playing in Front of A Crowd and More.
Team Aster has continued its amazing form during the PGL Arlington Major group stages, having secured first place in Group B before securing more wins vs teams such as Fnatic, Entity and recently OG to at least secure the team a top three finish at the Major. Team Aster’s Du “Monet” Peng explained in a post-match winner’s interview vs OG that it has been a pleasure to play in front of a crowd after so long, following COVID restrictions. Furthermore, Monet credited the team’s coach, Zhang “LaNm” Zhicheng for his amazing effort during the drafting phase & the team’s performance. Monet also noted that he would like to play against PSG.LGD, but insisted that his team needs to beat Team Spirit first.
Monet & Team Aster secures Top 3 in PGL Arlington Major, credits LaNm’s coaching & drafting for success.
Team Aster came to the PGL Arlington Major as the second best team coming out of China, having consistently finished in 2nd place, either in previous DPC CN 2021/2022 tours or even the Regional Finals that were held due to China’s restrictions for leaving and returning due to COVID. Finally, all China teams were able to attend the final Major before the International 2022(TI11) after the restrictions had been loosened, with the exception of Xtreme Gaming who withdrew from the tournament due to visa issues.
Team Aster have secured at least a top three finish in their lower bracket series on 14th August. Following the victory, carry Monet gave his opinions on the series as well as playing in front of a live audience after so long.
“I feel great. It’s been awhile since I’ve played on LAN. The atmosphere is awesome. That made our performance even better. I feel like our coach did a good job with bans and picks. And we just played a bit better today.”
Monet & Team Aster will be playing against Team Spirit, who knocked them down to the lower bracket tomorrow and also stand in their way to the Grand Finals of the Major where PSG.LGD is waiting for the victor of the series. When asked about tomorrow’s series and the possibility of facing PSG.LGD at the Grand Finals, Monet stated that during their upper bracket series versus Team Spirit, they were not hyped enough but also responded saying that they could beat Team Spirit if the team keeps their momentum from the victory vs OG.
“I feel like in the upper bracket, we weren’t hyped enough so that’s why we lost the series. But if we played like we did today, we can definitely take them down. We think that PSG.LGD is the best team in the world. But for tomorrow, we need to focus on beating Team Spirit first.”
The PGL Arlington Major 2022 will conclude on Sunday, as one of the final three teams, PSG.LGD, Team Aster & Team Spirit will be crowned as champions of the tournament. PSG.LGD are the highly anticipated favorites to win after a nearly dominant performance in both the Group Stages and the Upper Bracket Playoffs to reach the Grand Finals. It will be interesting to see if the favorites will claim the prize or either Team Spirit & Team Aster will cause an upset.