After previous news reported that Perfect World and Gamefy had partnered up for a 1 million RMB prize Dota2 tournament later this year, we now learn that Perfect World is poised to officially announce details of the tournament later this month.
According to the SGamer source, the tournament will take place during May through June of this year, with the entirety of it being held locally in Shanghai. Ten teams will be invited and compete in a round-robin points-based format, with the ten teams to be announced!
The official announcement will come on Friday, April 19, at a press conference in Beijing.
Original: http://dota2.sgamer.com/news/201304/149902.html (not direct translation below)
According to this bit, the Chinese Dota 2 beta, which had previously been rumored to be making its debut in April, will inevitably be delayed further. The source reports that, in the words of an insider with access to information on the Chinese Dota 2 beta, the development of the Chinese game client has been delayed on the developers’ side — which we speculate to mean Valve. Either way, the actual Chinese game client has seen delays, and thus, the Chinese beta has been delayed as well.
Dota players in China are growing restless, however, and just how much longer this Chinese beta needs remains to be seen… But with the million RMB Perfect World tournament coming next month, it makes all the sense in the world to allow Chinese fans to watch the tournament and play the game at the same time. Let’s hope we see some real progress in the Chinese Dota 2 market soon.
Lots of good interviews with all sorts of players and managers, from G-1! Check ’em all out below~
LGD.ddc: In order to improve, we must change
DDC flaunts his humor and talks about recent LGD changes, funny interview…
Zenith.iceiceice: 50-50 against iG
Now, obviously Zenith lost against iG, but not without a fight. This interview, in all other ways, is one of epic proportions and laughs…
Orange.Ohaiyo: Every team wants the same thing
Ohaiyo shares his and the team’s goals, the difference between his style and Mushi’s in solo mid…
DK.357/QQQ: We’re training hard
357/QQQ/MMY talks about DK’s recent ups and downs, their training, and what they need to improve on…
LGD.Nic take two: We are the defending champs!
LGD’s manager, in this second interview with G-1, discusses LGD.cn’s recent role changes, LGD.int’s chances, Pajkatt…
iG.YYF: Confidence, teamwork, are our strengths
YYF talks about their recent form, the match against Zenith, and the source of iG’s success…
LGD.Sylar: I feel great
Sylar tells us about his feelings (after winning), and discusses LGD.cn’s recent performances…
This week featured an interesting question and answer session with iG.ChuaN and iG CEO Efeng, very candid and insightful. The people at Perfect World remain active with a release day drawing ever nearer, VG and ZSMJ make changes, April Fools happened with a ‘rumor’ on Mushi, and G-1 marches on with half a dozen more fun little interviews. Check it all out inside!
iG.ChuaN and iG CEO Efeng question and answer session
iG held an event on t.qq (similar to Twitter) where anyone could ask questions and they would answer. Good questions, good answers. Quite a bit of good stuff here, check it out.
Chinese Dota 2 server test to come April 15?
Rumors are placing the impending Perfect World Dota 2 launch ever closer…
VG makes internal changes: ZSMJ to join VG first team, Cty to move to solo mid position
As the title says, ZSMJ has been moved into the VG first team, previous VG first team carry Cty moves to the solo mid position.
Official Chinese Dota 2 portal site ramping up with events
Wondering what our Chinese Dota friends have been up to? How their community has been growing and evolving? Here’s a snippet…
Mushi searching for a Chinese team
April Fools! But still, it remains an interesting thought exercise to think about where he might go if Mushi were indeed to move to China…
G-1 interviews roundup: Mushi, Faith, RSnake and LGD managers, and more!
Lots of interviews for G-1… check ’em all out at the G-1 portal. Previews and direct links at Dotaland!
Lots of interviews for G-1… check ’em all out at the G-1 portal. Previews and direct links below!
LGD.xiao8 talks about Group A
G-1 Phase 3 is set to begin on March 27, with the LGD derby between their int and cn squads leading off. In anticipation, we interviewed LGD.cn’s Director 8, xiao8, to learn more about how they’ve been doing lately!
Orange.Mushi: We hope to see you all in China!
The groups for Phase 3 of G-1 have begun. Malaysian powerhouse Orange has been grouped with three strong Chinese teams, and it remains to be seen whether Mushi can lead his team out of the surround. Let us see here what Mushi has to share with us all.
iG.Faith: Offline finals will be spectacular!
Powerhouse iG finally makes their appearance at Season 5 of the G-1 Champions League. We got an interview with iG support player Faith, who shared with us some of iG’s training and talked about his thoughts on this season’s G-1. Take a look below!
LGD.Pajkatt: G-1 is a lot of fun
Pajkatt talks about life in China, his role as carry, and more!
RSnake.JET: RattleSnake manager speaks
The manager sheds some light on this new team, composed of old veteran players.
LGD.Nic: LGD manager gives a glimpse into the world of LGD
In this interview with LGD’s Dota manager Nic (Chinese ID: Chaorenwa), he gives us an overview of the Int squad players, what they do in their spare time, how he got where he is today, and more. Read on below to take a step into the world of LGD!
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This has been revealed to be an April Fools’ by Kent, but nonetheless, it had our wheels churning thinking about where Mushi might go if he were to move to China…
No huge news post or anything, just a tidbit about Mushi…
In a post on weibo (t.qq), Chinese commentator Kent revealed that Mushi wants to move to China to play, and if any team is interested, to please contact him. What does this mean for Orange? Will a Chinese team in need of a flashy and obviously talented solo mid player pick Mushi up?