RSnake.Icy Interview: No reason to stop here
Icy of new team RattleSnake, featuring the veteran likes of LaNm, luo, Kabu, and Neo alongside him, gives an interview talking about G-1, the team, and his insight into playing Gyrocopter… Come read and learn, on the eve of RattleSnake’s Group A showdown against MUFC.
TongFu.Mu Interview: We want to beat Zenith
Unfortunately, shortly after this interview, TongFu lost their first round game 2-0 and crashed out, without getting the chance to fight Zenith as Mu wanted. Nonetheless, Mu gives some good answers here and it’s worth a read.
G-1 Champions League Season 5 qualifiers continue on. Catch the livestream and latest updates at the official G-1 portal!
Dotaland note: Just a small update on what Perfect World’s been up to, and how their internal organization is shaking out in relation to the upcoming Dota 2 launch in China.
Inside sources reveal that Perfect World’s Dota 2 project team have recently moved from Shanghai back to Beijing, and are currently still in the process of building the team.
Perfect World has been hiring and recruiting for their Dota 2 team, looking for people in roles such as localization, data and player feedback management, event planning, etc. These three roles line up respectively with needs in launch prep, maintenance, and promotion. The new Dota 2 team will be placed under Perfect World’s newly created esports product center, with former Haofang (Haofang is a big third party matchmaking/multiplayer platform, like 11 or Garena) Online Services General Manager Cai Wei in charge. Additionally, inside sources claim that this newly created esports product center itself will be under the direct leadership of Perfect World CEO Robert Hong Xiao.
As VG prepares to make their mark on Season 5 of the G-1 Champions League, 17173, the force behind the tournament, got an interview with their carry player. CTY talks about his favorite heroes, VG’s recent training, and how the addition of legendary carry ZSMJ to VG in a second team plays into his own work as a carry. Click through below to hit the full interview, on the official G-1 portal site.
VG.CTY Pre-G-1 Interview: Working together with ZSMJ
Check out pre G-1 interviews with KingJ and LaNm, from 17173, organizers of the G-1 Champions League!
KingJ interview: Carry For.Love
After having been out of the spotlight for what seems like a long time, well-known player KingJ has returned to our view after joining For.Love. In upcoming G-1 Champions League matches, he’ll be playing with his new team, let’s all take a look at what he’s been up to lately!
LaNm interview: We’ve prepared
We got LaNm, of former EHOME fame, current RattleSnake player, to talk a bit about his new team, his thoughts on G-1 League Season 5, and more.
G-1 Champions League Season 5 qualifiers continue tonight. Catch the livestream and latest updates at the official G-1 portal!
The fifth season of G-1 Champions League is currently ongoing, with the Asian qualifiers being fiercely contested. Tomorrow, two Chinese teams in RisingStars and For.Love will make their debuts on the G-1 stage. The two teams have both undergone roster changes recently, and will both be counted amongst contenders for advancing out of group B. After banana had left For.Love, their roster had been unfinished. Today we’ve learned that KingJ and former DK support Zippo have joined For.Love, and the new FL roster will be playing immediately in the qualifiers.
For.Love current roster:
Big news this week was TongFu making roster changes, with LGD.cn involved to a lesser degree. Worth a read is the G-League reflection piece by Felix, and worth a watch is the Gamefy bit on ZSMJ. Happily, things haven’t cooled down since G-League ended, with G-1 Champions League Season 5 kicking off with its qualification stages, so we’re set for more Chinese Dota action to come!
YYF interviewed live on talk show Live On Three
I’ll be honest, this didn’t live up to expectations. Sure, it was nice, and sure, it was new, but some of the questions were awkward, others were shallow, while yet other questions were mistranslated entirely. Still, it was cool for what it was, so yeah.
TongFu makes changes
LongDD and Veronica leave TongFu, replaced by banana and yAobAi. LongDD in turn goes to LGD.cn, where he is trying out to replace DD, who is on leave for health reasons.
Gamefy visits ZSMJ and VG; fan-made Dota documentary coming
In this snippet of Gamefy’s daily gaming roundup show, they visit ZSMJ at his new digs in the VG team house and talk to him about his choice. Later on, Gamefy covers an upcoming fan-made documentary on Dota in China. Worth a few minutes to watch!
“G-League through my eyes”
This is a post G-League finals writeup by 17173’s Felix, partially in response to an earlier fan piece criticizing many aspects of the production and execution of the G-League finals earlier this month. Some good insight in here.
G-1 Champions League Season 5 phase one elimination report
Wrapup and summary of early matches in the G-1 Season 5 qualification process. G-1 League is ramping up!
Earlier today, the Asia preliminaries for the Season 5 G-1 League officially kicked off. These sign-up brackets involved teams from 11 countries and regions across Asia. Over more than 8 hours of fierce battle, the first day’s matches have concluded, leaving us with these results:
Chinese teams performed admirably in this first round — Reversal Destiny and famed pub stars Ti9 both advanced successfully. Standby team G7, hailing from Taiwan, got their shot and played some excellent Dota, defeating Hong Kong’s JOCKZ to advance. Their next opponent will be the Vietnamese team 1st.VN. Singapore newcomers First Departure defeated Pacific after a hard-fought matchup, while the ever-familiar Mith.Trust of Thailand and Mineski of Philippine origin also advanced without much trouble.
Tomorrow at 1PM China time will see the start of the next round, the round of 16, and when the day ends only 8 teams will remain. The last 8 will then face an array of seeded teams such as LGD.int and Zenith.
BeyondtheSummit and LD will provide official English casting on the official English G-1 page at g1.2p.com.
About the G-1 Champions League
The G-1 Champions League is an esports brand and tournament pushed out by 17173.com. After three successful iterations of DotA competitions, in October of 2012 G-1 was the first to make the switch to Dota2, thus sounding the war drums of Dota2 competition in China. Following a period of careful preparation and planning, the fifth G-1 League is now upon us in all its glory! The prize pool for this tournament is over 330000 RMB (53000 USD), setting a new high, while also bringing fans and viewers an all-new format. There will be regional online preliminaries, divided between Asia, Europe, and Americas, and then three phases of offline competition following. The Asia region features open signups and preliminaries, while the Europe and Americas portion features invites of top teams to duke it out for the right to fly in to China for their chance at glory.