Speed/Rattlesnake posted today on their official Weibo account a call for applications, the goal being to secure a second Dota 2 squad. Some paraphrasing of translations below, main details all intact. It’s for Chinese players specifically (for their CN squad, I guess) so if you know Chinese players that have dreams of playing professionally, share this.
SPG eSports Club invites all Dotaers across China with dreams of playing professionally! As long as you are confident in your ability, as long as you believe you possess exceptional skill in a particular area, then come prove yourself to us! This recruitment competition is hosted by Speed Gaming, the goal being to discover new Dota players within China and provide them the means to play professionally.
First stage — Jan 17 to 19
Second stage — Jan 23 to 25
1. All interested should join QQ group 340687245 (and carefully read the attached files in the group)
2. All who join the QQ group may freely assemble and recruit for teams within, but may not change rosters after the competition has begun. Format will be a round robin, points based, but may not be limited to only this. Upon final conclusion of the event we will select 10 top players to join us in Shanghai for a bootcamp, taking place from Feb 15 to March 2. Expenses will be covered in full by SPG during this time, including fares to return home for the 5 who are eliminated out of the starting 10.
3. The final 5 who make it to the end will become SPG second team, signing official contracts as professional players, and participate in the next WPC-ACE League for the best in real-world challenges.
As long as you have the ability, then you will have a chance. We will have professional coaching staff on hand to direct the entire process, and we do not wish to miss any talent! If you have a dream in Chinese Dota, then present yourself now, SPG awaits!
Very nice. Fresh blood incoming!