After four years of playing under the Newbee banner, Song “Sccc” Chun is going to represent another team’s colors for the first time in his professional career.
Sccc’s last season was a bit of a mess that led to Newbee not being able to qualify for a single Dota Pro Circuit tournament. Their only appearance on the stage of a LAN event was at MDL Macau in February of 2019, where they actually took fourth place. However, the rest of the competitive season went from bad to worse, up to the point where the organization decided to sign the NA team Forward Gaming to represent them at TI9. Hosted in China for the first ever this year, The International 2019 featured Sccc on the Chinese broadcast as part of the commentators’ team for the event. The experience had the TI7 runner-up question his competitive future earlier this week when he made a lengthy Weibo post to announce his intention to take a short break for the start of the season.
Sccc’s post from August 27:
“I got second place at my first TI and got eliminated in the first round at my second TI. During post-TI8 shuffle, I knew there would be some changes because of the performance gap we had between TI7 and TI8. I didn’t want other players to leave, so, at that time I really wanted to try another team. The club was already discussing with other teams about my transfer, but then the negotiation fell through and I stayed.
Let’s talk about this year, we achieved nothing this season, and it was mainly because of my poor performance. I think there was a period of time when I played alright, but then we kept losing and there were other team issues. In short, I was not satisfied with my own performance, especially in the last few tournaments. For me, I wouldn’t think about any other factors or reasons for the loss when I didn’t play well enough, I would focus on my own part first.
Big thanks to CU, Kitty and Mei for all these years. To be honest, the club already provides us with a training facility and pays us a salary, and I’m very grateful that despite being super busy, they still take us to fancy restaurants that we wouldn’t have visited by ourselves. They didn’t have to do that. I’m not an eloquent person but I speak from my heart, that’s about my journey this season and it was me who under-performed. For next season, I might take a break first, might try streaming or I might continue playing competitively. It really depends on my form, because joining a team while being in a bad shape is irresponsible to myself as well as to my teammates. I hope we can have a good season next year. It hasn’t been easy, every player is under huge pressure. Brothers, let’s work harder and get good results!”
On the 1st of September Team Aster announced Sccc to be “the first free agent” to have joined the squad for the new season.
It is not mentioned if the last roster fighting for a spot at TI9 is actually still in place or if the organization will change all the previous season members.