Dotaland note: Yao talks a bit about their loss to LGD.int, and upcoming match with ForLove
Q: Hello, Emperor-Yao, say hi to our viewers at Gamefy?
Yao: Hi everyone, I am LGD’s Yao, Zhengzheng Yao!
Q: In your match just now, your team lost to your teammates LGD.int, can you outline the reasons behind your loss?
Yao: The two games we lost were because they had good jungling heroes, which overpowered our trilanes. In 3v3 teamfights, our 4 and 5 position heroes were under-leveled, and because of this we were forced into a disadvantage in laning, resulting in more pressure on our lanes. Thus they gained control of the game’s rhythm, ultimately leading to our losing.
Q: Just now xiao8’s Beastmaster went summons as his first skill at level one, was this a purposeful tactic?
Yao: It wasn’t, it was because Steam had an issue, and caused him to skill the wrong thing.
Q: Can you detail exactly what it was, why Steam would have this problem?
Yao: Sometimes when reconnecting to Steam, it will reset all of your settings. This means that it reverts hotkeys to the QWER setup.
Q: Can you tell us what xiao8 originally planned to skill then?
Yao: Xiao8 originally was going to skill his axes. In Dota1 this would be the W hotkey, but because Steam reverted his hotkeys to the new ones, it caused him to skill the wrong thing. He obviously didn’t purposely learn the wrong skill.
Q: Now that you’ve lost to LGD.int, your group chances have gotten significantly more difficult. In your matchup against ForLove tomorrow, what do you think you guys need to focus on?
Yao: I think ForLove has been pretty strong lately, we will discuss specific things later before the match. The biggest thing is for us to be mindful of their heavy pressure in early and mid-game. We absolutely must take this match.
Q: Thank you Yao for the interview.
Analysis: After being crushed 24-0 in the second game against LGD.int, LGD.cn must have lost a lot of momentum and mental edge, which played into their deflating loss in game 3 to LGD.int. As for the 24-0 game, we along with most viewers are quite surprised. Normally similarly skilled teams will never produce such a lopsided score, especially when we’re talking about a top tier Chinese team. So this kind of score really has opened my eyes and excited me to the prospects of LGD.int’s skill. And the next match between LGD.cn and ForLove will thus become a key match for LGD.cn. If they lose again, then they will be as far from glory at this G-League as they could possibly be.