For.Love adds Zippo and KingJ


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:



TongFu makes changes


LongDD leaves TongFu and is currently at on a trial status. The player he was rumored to replace, LGD.DD, has not however actually left LGD and is merely late joining up with the rest of the team due to needing surgery and recovery time.

The other change in TongFu comes in the form of Yaodao/Veronica, who had previously been rumored to have grown tired of competitive Dota and wished to retire. Now, he’s left TongFu and we’re all left wondering if this is the end for him, or if he’ll continue on elsewhere.

With these two departures, TongFu have brought in former For.Love player Banana, and yAobAi, formerly of PanDa, where he’d been embroiled in non-payment of salary issues. These two newcomers have all been teammates of Hao’s in the past, so teamwork should not be a big problem. And just like that, TongFu’s roster is complete once again, and surely their overall ability is worthy of anticipation.


CuZn (manager)

WCG2012 China region online prelims matchups revealed


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The qualifiers for WCG 2012 China region will be played online.

Competition format: Best of 1 for all matches before top 8, Best of 3 for top 8

Competition time: Round of 16: Oct 21, Remaining rounds: November 5-11

Top two teams will qualify for WCG2012 World Finals. WCG China will pay all expenses for top team, and second place team will qualify but must choose to pay their own expenses.

Match time will be 18:30-21:00 (Chinese time), Round of 8 and beyond will all be livestreamed, and all Round of 8 participants will receive a set of WCG2012 China competitors’ apparel.

brackets below. Note that iG and NA (Noah’s Ark) have received byes into the next round. LGD, DK, and TongFu are also represented.

G-1 League update: DreamZ to rematch ForLove due to ringer, mD and NA both out


Update: ForLove have won the rematch 2-1 and will face Flash next. DreamZ are now out.

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Viewers reported that in the DreamZ vs ForLove match earlier, which ForLove lost by 0-2, DreamZ used an unreported ringer to play for them. Apparently, the ringer was from fellow Philippines Dota team Mineski. After discussing with both teams, the G-1 League has decided that for fairness, the matchup has been reset to 0-0, and ForLove has been given a rematch with DreamZ. This rematch will not be streamed (in Chinese at least, seems English twitch stream is going).

In other news, both other Chinese teams, mD and NA have lost to their respective opponents in the prelims 2-0, with Flash of Singapore and SQL of New Zealand being the ones to go through, respectively.

NA particularly lost badly, with one match going 1-30 in team kills and NA members asking in chat how to leave the game, showing that obviously this is one of the first times NA has ever played Dota2.

Up next on October 15 at 6PM Chinese time: SQL faces EG, and Flash awaits the winner of the DreamZ and ForLove rematch.

Dotaland note: streams are at 6pm Chinese time each night —

G-1 Dota2 League prelims update, stream link


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.

Upcoming matches…

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 —

EG, iG, and more to be involved in G-1 Dota2 League, qualifiers schedule announced


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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.