Q: Hello Dendi, thank you for accepting 178’s interview. This is your first time visiting Kunshan right? What first impressions do you have of this city?
Dendi: Hello. To be honest, I don’t yet have much of an impression, because I came here directly after getting off the plane.
Q: Then how do you feel about the atmosphere of the event here?
Dendi: Very nice, although it feels like there are relatively few people. But Chinese viewers are very passionate.
Q: Previously we heard that the Ukrainian team’s travel visas encountered some issues, can you explain what happened?
Dendi: Ok, because we were coming directly after playing at Dreamhack, schedules were very cramped, so at the airport when we spoke with the customs officer we were told that our visas had problems. After hearing that, we begged them and asked them in every way, and finally the second day they allowed us to go.
Q: Has this mishap affected you guys at all, are you tired at all? Does it affect your form?
Dendi: No, not at all. Conversely, we actually got quite a bit of rest time during the day that we spent waiting, we passed it quite luxuriously, so there aren’t any problems.
Q: The Ukrainian team this time is pieced together with players from different teams, how do you feel about the team’s ability level? How is your teamwork coming along, did you engage in any special training for WCG?
Dendi: These players and I go back quite far, and players like goblin are long-time veterans, lots of experience, so their ability is absolutely solid. The only thing we lack is team understanding, because time has been quite tight so we never had any previous practice. We’ll have to learn as we compete; let’s see if there will be good results.
Q: Actually, you have practiced! Just now at the Dota2 expo booth here, weren’t you guys grouped up in a match?
Dendi: Haha, that was just for fun.
Q: Then tell us about your Void just now… why did you build Arcane boots and two Blades of Attack?
Dendi: Playing pubs is just for fun, so I built whatever I felt like building, plus Void does really have mana problems!!
Q: In your latest match in WCG, your team easily defeated a Mongolian team, talk a bit about that match.
Dendi: It was alright, but the internet at the live event really is horrid. The screen was stuttering back and forth, this really affects our performance.
Q: In your group, there are two other powerhouses in Orange and DK, do you think you have a good chance at advancing from the group?
Dendi: I can’t really say, we can only try our best, and beat at least one of DK or Orange.
Q: At this WCG, which team do you think will take the title?
Dendi: DK or iG I think, Orange has a chance too. Of course we are good as well *laughs*
Q: Is this your first time participating in a WCG World Finals? What are your thoughts on Dota2’s first appearance as an official competition?
Dendi: I’m very excited, after all WCG is an old-school big name competition. As for Dota2 being added in, I can only say one thing: it’s cool!!!
Q: Next up we’re gonna head into gossip hour. Your style and personality has won quite a bit of fame and following, and a lot of Chinese girls like you a lot, did you know this?
Dendi: Haha, I didn’t know
Q: Well then, do you like China’s girls? Any considerations of finding yourself a Chinese girlfriend?
Dendi: It’s possible, Chinese girls are quite nice, for example there are many hotties right here at this venue, haha.
Q: Alright, I can only say I wish you good luck then. Thank you Dendi for the interview, we hope you will bring us more exciting play.
Dendi: Thank you. Nihao, wo ai ni (spoken in Chinese by Dendi here, means Hello, I love you)