The team was established after the roster left Young Kaiser Gaming, a Chinese organization, shortly before the start of Contenders 2018 Season 3. According to an interview with the team, founder and general manager MuggleRui revealed that the name of the team symbolizes the players' desire for a renewal of their professional careers. Many players on the initial roster had previously played for professional teams.
During Contenders, the team went winless in the first two weeks of the regular season. After the third week, the team overhauled their roster and fielded a nearly full Korean roster for the remainder of the season. They managed one win against Zenith of Optimism Zenith of Optimism China Rank #0 , going 1-4 during the season and being relegated to Trials.
ReStart was also invited to participate in the NetEase Esports X Tournament Winter Qualifiers. The team was knocked out in the lower bracket finals of Group C by LGE.Huya LGE.Huya Contenders CN Rank #4 .
Prior to the commencement of Trials, players Wonz , Raphael , MEE6 , and WinWinQ were transferred to Laboratory Laboratory China Rank #0 . A new roster was fielded by ReStart. The team went 1-6 in Trials, only managing a forfeit win against nLw nLw China Rank #2 in the final week.