Savage to miss StarSeries i-League S8; 5POWER's coach to stand in

The experienced Chinese player Bin "Savage" Liu will not be attending StarSeries i-League Season 8 with 5POWER, who will instead play with their coach ShunJie "UnicorN" Ding.

The team didn't disclose the reasons for the 30-year-old's absence at the $500,000 tournament in Belek, Turkey, only that he would be replaced by UnicorN whose last HLTV match dates back to December 2017.

Savage will not play in Turkey the upcoming week

Missing one of their players will increase the difficulty of the task ahead for 5POWER, who open up the tournament by playing the highest-ranked team in attendance, Evil Geniuses.

StarSeries i-League Season 8 will feature 16 teams competing in a double-elimination BO3 format, both in the groups and playoffs. The event will run on October 21-27, with the last day reserved for the consolidation and grand finals.

5POWER will field the following lineup at the event:

China Wei "shuadapai" Wang
China Lei "bottle" Mao
China Peng "xiaosaGe" Song
China Lifan "Viva" Ran
China ShunJie "UnicorN" Ding (coach/stand- in)

China Bin 'Savage' Liu
Bin 'Savage' Liu
Age:
30
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.09
Maps played:
823
KPR:
0.73
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.13
China Peng 'xiaosaGe' Song
Peng 'xiaosaGe' Song
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
624
KPR:
0.71
DPR:
0.70
APR:
0.16
China Lei 'bottle' Mao
Lei 'bottle' Mao
Age:
25
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.07
Maps played:
593
KPR:
0.74
DPR:
0.68
APR:
0.14
China Wei 'shuadapai' Wang
Wei 'shuadapai' Wang
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.03
Maps played:
504
KPR:
0.70
DPR:
0.66
APR:
0.14
China Lifan 'Viva' Ran
Lifan 'Viva' Ran
Age:
19
Team:
Rating 1.0:
1.01
Maps played:
331
KPR:
0.66
DPR:
0.64
APR:
0.12
China ShunJie 'UnicorN' Ding
ShunJie 'UnicorN' Ding
Age:
29
Team:
Rating 1.0:
0.82
Maps played:
17
KPR:
0.59
DPR:
0.74
APR:
0.11
sad news
2019-10-18 15:45
#5
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Germany Schwimmer 
+1 sad for jks
2019-10-18 15:46
Legend
2019-10-18 16:02
#29
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Germany Schwimmer 
Savage*
2019-10-18 16:03
+1
2019-10-18 20:22
Mibr is what
2019-10-18 17:05
the 2020 top 1 team but in numbers
2019-10-18 17:23
MIBR or FURIA will win this championship
2019-10-18 17:59
i belive brotha, always hoping for the best
2019-10-18 23:35
no, sorry friend, this title belongs to Invictus
2019-10-20 19:25
#4
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Turkey leame 
god hardstyle
2019-10-18 15:46
#6
STYKO | 
Slovakia flegmaa 
very sad
2019-10-18 15:46
Who
2019-10-18 15:47
#49
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Sweden meistr0 
#48 Expected from GO player though.
2019-10-18 16:56
"The team didn't disclose the reasons for the 30-year-old's absence" China got Savage R.I.P.
2019-10-18 15:47
got caught supporting hong kong
2019-10-18 16:07
#11
gla1ve | 
Australia oce 
Damn not one Visa issue... kinda surprising tbh
2019-10-18 15:47
nice nickname
2019-10-18 15:48
#14
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Sri Lanka kvezee 
ez GOD UNICORN
2019-10-18 15:48
ez for Wei Wang and Shunjie Ding
2019-10-18 15:48
#16
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Germany grabke 
Doesn't matter Cheater and even with him they have zero chance to win a map/game.
2019-10-18 15:48
#17
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Switzerland garfield_kart 
their team is already garbage full of old fatties, -/+ one doesnt matter much
2019-10-18 15:49
Mibr two
2019-10-18 15:50
Sad
2019-10-18 15:50
#20
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Brazil DeathstrokeRa 
0-3
2019-10-18 15:51
Wow, Savage still plays? Didn’t know that. Legend.
2019-10-18 15:52
With savage last place With coach last place Ok.
2019-10-18 15:53
sad for him
2019-10-18 15:55
#30
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CIS Cresscent 
16-0 inc
2019-10-18 16:05
#35
NiKo | 
Israel soez4niko 
I put that as a booster for tarik haha
2019-10-18 16:18
#34
NiKo | 
Israel soez4niko 
Savage
2019-10-18 16:17
Why tho?
2019-10-18 16:21
Savage was soo good in 1.6 man, i miss those china,koreans pro players from 1.6. They had so much potentional. Not like nowdays ;(
2019-10-18 16:41
savage is 30 years old? damn
2019-10-18 16:42
ez 4 best casters XRM and SAVAGE from brazil
2019-10-18 16:46
#44
Other gell 
Wish them a pleasant trip
2019-10-18 16:48
#45
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Sweden meistr0 
Atleast it isnt visa issues this time lol.
2019-10-18 16:54
l0l
2019-10-18 16:55
#54
EliGE | 
Turkey kuzani4 
Godstyle mod on
2019-10-18 17:25
#56
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Bulgaria R34 
Ayyy leimao
2019-10-18 19:09
#59
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Turkey berkovic 
Godstyle mod on
2019-10-20 08:11
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