onGamers –> Dotaland

I’m back!! Well, not like I really left, but I’ll be back to posting on Dotaland now. onGamers was fun while it lasted but my time with them has come to a close. Thanks goes to all those with whom I worked over there.

From now on, whatever I post will be here on Dotaland.net again, so stay tuned. Chances are I will be taking things easy for a bit, but the plan is to keep doing whatever it is I do here in the long run.

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Dotaland –> onGamers

Starting this month, I’ll be moving over to onGamers to work on Dota 2 coverage with them. The content I’ll be doing will be largely the same, though I may well have more resources and support, which means there might be cool new stuff coming as well in the future.

From my first step posting random stuff during TI2, to somehow being invited to TI3, to these past few weeks, it’s been a long trip. Dotaland has been a one-man project from the start to now. I’ve posted some 330 articles or so in roughly a year and a half, 348 tweets, and interacted with countless of you online and at events. I’ve had great feedback, unbelievable amounts of support, and some really great experiences along the way. To any of you that ever shared my stuff on reddit or elsewhere — thanks! I don’t like posting my own stuff because it feels like cheating somehow. Of course, my sincere thanks also goes out to those that have helped me, given me suggestions, or even just chatted with me along the way — you all know who you are, or I hope you do. If you’ve helped me in some way, just know that I truly appreciate it.

I’ll be keeping Dotaland.net up for the foreseeable future for archiving purposes, so people can still access and read up on past happenings, events, and so on. And I may yet find a new or different use for this place down the line…

If you want to continue following what I do, follow the Dotaland Twitter, where I’ll continue posting updates and whatnot regarding Chinese Dota. You’ll find me over at onGamers under ‘AutumnWindz’, and my profile icon will be the same as the icon for Dotaland (the red and green thingy). As always, you can also PM me on reddit for probably the fastest response.

My first contribution to onGamers is this interview with 820; check it out. I look to keep moving with onGamers, and I hope to see you there!

Titan.kyxy interview with Replays.Net: I never attack move anymore

This interview was conducted in a mix of English and Chinese, apparently. Replays.Net posted the Chinese version. Short-ish interview in which kyxy talks about TI3, the Aegis incident, what he’ll do with his prize money, etc…

Replays.Net: Hello, kyxy, welcome to this interview with RN.
Titan.kyxy: Hello everyone

RN: Why don’t you start off by sharing with everyone the origins of your nickname!
kyxy: Ky is my name — Kang Yang, and xy was my ID in Dota 1. I combined them together for Dota 2.

RN: How long have you played Dota 2? How did you get into the professional scene?
kyxy: I’ve played for nearly three years. I had gone with MUFC to compete in TI1, but we lost. I got in by playing lots of local events in Malaysia.

RN: We all know that at TI3, Orange achieved an admirable third place finish, yet still ended up disbanding, to the surprise of many. What do you think the main reasons behind this were?
kyxy: Mushi had already decided prior to TI3 that he would be moving to China after the tournament ended. The remaining four of us still remained as a team, and after TI3, Titan invited us to join. Their conditions were superior to those of Orange’s, so we went.

RN: Chinese media have been reporting that Titan’s salaries are twice that of Orange’s, can you confirm?
kyxk: Sorry, this is not something we can disclose.

RN: Your performances at TI3 were outstanding. But that one incident denying the Aegis had everyone wondering “what if”, can you talk a bit about that moment?
kyxy: Ugh, I was moving to get closer to Roshan so I could tank as Windrunner, then I saw that Roshan was almost dead, so I used A-click in order to avoid accidentally taking the Aegis myself, and just like that, the Aegis went byebye. Ever since then, no matter what the situation has been, I no longer use attack move.

RN: This must’ve been a huge hit for you? How did you deal with it?kyxy: A huge hit, I could only think, even though top 3 is a great result already, we could’ve made it to top 2 if there hadn’t been such a mistake.

RN: Did your teammates blame you?
kyxy: My teammates did not blame me. They felt that we win together, and we lose together, so no one blamed me. But I still felt terrible inside, making an error that shouldn’t have happened.

RN: Then let’s talk about some less heavy things. What do you plan on doing with your prize money from TI3?
kyxy: I will give a portion of it to my mom, then keep some to spend myself, and save the rest away. Because I don’t really know how to use all that money, so I’ll just put it in the bank and save it.

RN: Housing is very expensive in China, what about in Malaysia? Any plans to use the money to buy a place?
kyxy: It’s also very expensive in Malaysia. I don’t even know the details but all I know is that housing in Malaysia is quite pricey as well.

RN: How will your roles be allocated with your new team, Titan?
kyxy: We’re still in the building process. I should still be playing the 2 role. Because we have three people who all used to play support, so we might have Ohaiyo take on the 1 position, and then move someone to the 3.

RN: Have you begun official practices?
kyxy: We need to wait until we move into the new team house next month before we can officially begin.

RN: How many times have you visited China, what left you the deepest impression?
kyxy: The deepest impression still has to be us playing against iG, and I caught five in my ult as Magnus!

RN: 6.79 should be coming soon, what changes are you looking forward to the most?
kyxy: Timbersaw’s ultimate should have its cooldown increased a bit!

RN: Last word for your Chinese fans?
kyxy: Thank you for the interview, and shoutout to our sponsor Titan Gaming. More importantly, thank you to my fans in China, I promise that I will never make that Aegis mistake again ^_^. šŸ˜› haha

Source: http://dota2.replays.net/news/page/20130925/1853827.html

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Dotaland recaps: Apr 4 — Apr 24, 2013

Bit of an agglomerated recap here, spanning a few weeks. Anyway, lots of interesting stuff. Interviews, a progression of Perfect World announcements and moves, a faithful Dota fan, the upcoming Chinese beta, and so on. Check it all out below!

Apr 10

G-1 Interviews Roundup: YYF, Sylar, iceiceice, and more!

Lots of fun G-1 interviews with all your favorite players~

Apr 12

Perfect World 1M RMB tournament

Early in the month, we heard more about PW’s tournament, as well as the upcoming beta…

Apr 16

One fan brings Dota to Tibet…

Recently, one dedicated fan of Dota made the pilgrimmage to a center of Buddhist spiritualism, Tibet, and brought Dota 2 along with him to find blessings for the upcoming launch of Dota 2 servers in China.

Apr 17

KingJ joins TongFu, replacing yAobAi

Only having joined ForLove recently, KingJ makes another move, this time to TongFu.

Apr 18

Perfect World and AMD announce partnership / xiao8’s round 2 on TV

This piece covers PW and AMD’s new strategic partnership, and updates on xiao8’s adventures on TV dating shows…

Apr 19

Chinese server beta coming April 28

We finally get a date for the Chinese Dota 2 server beta!

Apr 20

Perfect World’s Dota 2 league coming in May

And we also get a (rough) date for PW’s announced Dota 2 league!

Apr 23

Interview with Perfect World CEO

PW CEO Robert Hong Xiao talks some business talk, and some insightful talk…

iG first invite to TI3

Yep. No surprise there. With pictures!

Dotaland weekly recap: Mar 28 — Apr 3, 2013

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!

Mar 27

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.

Mar 28

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.

Mar 29

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? Hereā€™s a snippetā€¦

Apr 1

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…

Apr 2

G-1 interviews roundup: Mushi, Faith, RSnake and LGD managers, andĀ more!

Lots of interviews for G-1… check ’em all out at the G-1 portal. Previews and direct links at Dotaland!