DreamZ knocks out For.Love
DreamZ is an old school powerhouse from the Philippines, and with ForLove meeting such a strong opponent in the first round, sadly Love’s warriors were unable to sink this Filipino battleship, ultimately losing 2-0. In the first match, ForLove picked strong pub heroes Chaos Knight and Ancient Apparition, but were unable to control the match. After going into the second match, they immediately made adjustments, with their combo of Keeper of the Light plus Phantom Lancer winning a lot for them early on. However, because of their opponent Shadow Fiend’s outstanding performance in mid game teamfights, grabbing many kills, ForLove were unable to halt Shadow Fiend’s momentum and lost the initiative for DreamZ. In the end, Shadow Fiend with filled out item slots led the push onto high ground to take towers. ForLove, in the face of great adversity, tried their best to hold out and pulled the match all the way to 50 minutes before they finally typed out gg, thus departing from the G-1 stage. This young team has endless potential in the future, there will be more and more Dota2 competitions domestically, so we hope to continue to see their lively selves in the future. Add oil, ForLove!
EG defeats Mineski
As a strong team in TI2, this time EG’s performance has not caused any surprises. With their experience in online competitions, their 200-300 pings to the server never became a big issue, and they comfortably defeated their opponents 2-0.
Two Chinese teams in mD and NA will be going up against New Zealand’s SQL and Singapore’s Flash.
Dotaland note: streams are at 6pm Chinese time each night — http://www.fengyunzhibo.com/tv/17173zhibo.htm — http://www.fengyunzhibo.com/tv/beat_kid.htm — http://www.fengyunzhibo.com/tv/8923_1348919582720.htm — http://tl.twitch.tv/beyondthesummit
iG and N9 are the 6th and 7th invites to the new G-1 Dota2 League. The remaining 3 spots will be determined from a qualifier between 8 additional teams: For.Love, NA, mD (China), DreamZ, Mineski (Philippines), Flash (Singapore), EG (USA), and SQL (New Zealand).
The qualifiers will begin at 6PM Chinese time on October 13 2012 (3AM Pacific time).
The qualifiers bracket is below, top 3 will go on to compete in the League:
The full competitor list is:
DK, LGD, TongFu, Orange, MUFC, iG, N9 plus 3 teams from the 8 qualifier teams.
Posted in Chinese Dota, Competitions, News
- Tagged DreamZ, EG, Flash, For.Love, G-1, iG, LGD, Mineski, NA, Tongfu
Some light analysis and overviews of ten not-so-successful teams that were at TI2, where they are now, and what brought them here from the eyes of the Chinese scene, as written by Sgamer. A lot of the subtitles for each section say quite a bit about each team as well.
Posted in Chinese Dota, Insight
- Tagged AL, CoL, Darer, EG, EHOME, M5, Mouz, MTW, Sgamer, TI2, Tongfu, Zenith
Lots of good stuff in this one! 71 talks about EG’s struggles at TI2, ‘growing Chinese esports’, EHOME’s future, and more! Click through to read it all!
Posted in Chinese Dota, Insight, Interviews, News, Rumors
- Tagged 71, Burning, Dai, DK, EG, EHOME, FCB, iG, NaVi, Puppey, TI2
As promised! This is the 5th on-site analysis ‘diary’ entry from big time Chinese commentator DC from during TI2. It covers the first half of TI2. Doesn’t seem that he wrote another one for the end of TI2, but entries 4 and 3 have both been translated in earlier entries here, and here, respectively. Some good insight on all the Chinese teams halfway through TI2, as well as a look at opinions on many EU and NA teams.
Posted in Chinese Dota, Competitions, Insight
- Tagged CoL, DC, DK, EG, EHOME, iG, LGD, M5, Mouz, NaVi, Orange, TI2, Tongfu, Zenith