Dotaland weekly recap: Jan 2 — Jan 8, 2013

We have no less than 5 interviews from G-League this week. In addition, we have two spectacularly insightful pieces recapping 2012, direct from insiders in the Chinese Dota scene. And in other news, iG’s reserve team event continues, and Tencent crowns iG.Dota the Best Esports Team of 2012. All this and more, below!

Jan 3

iG promo series in the process of selecting an iG reserve team

A nation-wide tour of universities sponsored by Lenovo, iG is holding an amateur tournament where the winners, hand-picked by iG players, will have a chance to compete for the ultimate glory of wearing the iG tag in future Dota competitions.

Jan 4

iG wins Tencent’s Esports Team of the Year

Tencent, no without recent controversies against Dota2, held an end of year esports vote. The best team award went to iG, while YYF took second in best esports player.

G-League semi-finals interview with LGD.DD/Sc and LGD.Nicholas

Read some of the thoughts of LGD.cn after their narrow victory over VG to advance into the G-League semi-finals.

G-League semi-finals interview with TongFu.Sansheng

TongFu’s Sansheng shares some thoughts after defeating ForLove to qualify for G-League semi-finals.

Jan 5

G-League interview with LGD.God.int

LGD.int’s God talks a bit after their win over TongFu in the G-League, and also pokes fun at Brax.

Jan 6

iG CEO Efeng recaps 2012

The CEO of iG, former manager of PanDa, and general Chinese esports insider shares his thoughts and reflections on the past year in Chinese esports. Very insightful read!

Jan 7

Top 10 Stories in 2012 Chinese Dota

A look back at the Chinese Dota scene of 2012. Quite well-written and covers a lot too.

Jan 7

G-League interview with iG.Faith — full of confidence against LGD.cn

Faith speaks about their prospects of making it to the G-League finals, and a bit more.

Jan 8

iG.ChuaN will not allow LGD.int to win G-League

The ChuaN has spoken. He also answers some questions on iG’s teamfights and stuff.

Perfect World internal document suggests March beta for Chinese servers?

It’s a leak! Or is it?

 

 

 

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