G-1 All-Star match voting on-going: Chinese All-Stars vs International All-Stars

As of the beginning of this week, G-1 has had a voting page active for fans to select all-star rosters for a Chinese versus Rest of World match to take place during day 1 of the G-1 Finals, May 24. The voting is open to all, and does not require an account. As of this post, it looks like the Chinese All-Star team will be BurNIng + iG, while the International All-Stars have three Alliance members accompanied by Korok and Net. While some of the vote leads are significant, nothing is quite set in stone yet, and some positions still remain close.

While voting is not over yet, we are past the halfway mark — so be sure to get your votes in now! All-Star match voting will conclude on May 20, and the match itself will take place on May 24.

http://g1.17173.com/voting/

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G-1 Interviews Roundup: xiao8, 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 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!

 

G-1 Phase 3 Preview, interview with Chains.Johnny

More G-1 updates! Click through to the G-1 links, content inside provided by Dotaland via friends at 17173.

G-1 Phase 3 Preview: Champions, Challengers, and Chains

After a well-fought Phase 2 that saw some major upsets, we’re on the eve of the Phase 3 of Season 5 G-1 Champions League, 2013. With this marks the first appearance of the so-called ‘Big Three’ of China, in the form of iG, DK, and LGD.cn, accompanied by the lone non-Chinese top four finisher of last G-1, Orange. With only four spots available for Asian teams at the LAN finals, competition promises to be fierce, upsets possible, in G-1 as newcomers and the old kings of Dota alike fight it out for the right to compete offline for the largest Chinese Dota 2 prizepool to date. Season 5 of the G-1 Champions League continues with Phase 3.

ChainsStack.Johnny G-1 Interview: I want to go to China

The underdog in both of their encouters so far, Chains Stack has posted two upsets in the qualifiers for G-1 Champions League Season 5, first defeating For.Love by 2-1, then last night completing an impressive 2-0 victory over RisingStars to claim the group B spot to the next phase. After their latest success, G-1 got ChainsStack’s mid player Johnny for an interview, let’s take a look.

 

More G-1 Interviews: RSnake.Icy and TongFu.Mu

RSnake.Icy Interview: No reason to stop here

Icy of new team RattleSnake, featuring the veteran likes of LaNm, luo, Kabu, and Neo alongside him, gives an interview talking about G-1, the team, and his insight into playing Gyrocopter… Come read and learn, on the eve of RattleSnake’s Group A showdown against MUFC.

TongFu.Mu Interview: We want to beat Zenith

Unfortunately, shortly after this interview, TongFu lost their first round game 2-0 and crashed out, without getting the chance to fight Zenith as Mu wanted. Nonetheless, Mu gives some good answers here and it’s worth a read.

G-1 Champions League Season 5 qualifiers continue on. Catch the livestream and latest updates at the official G-1 portal!

 

G-1 Interview with VG.CTY: Working together with ZSMJ

As VG prepares to make their mark on Season 5 of the G-1 Champions League, 17173, the force behind the tournament, got an interview with their carry player. CTY talks about his favorite heroes, VG’s recent training, and how the addition of legendary carry ZSMJ to VG in a second team plays into his own work as a carry. Click through below to hit the full interview, on the official G-1 portal site.

VG.CTY Pre-G-1 Interview: Working together with ZSMJ

 

G-1 Champions League Season 5 Interviews: KingJ, LaNm

Check out pre G-1 interviews with KingJ and LaNm, from 17173, organizers of the G-1 Champions League!

KingJ interview: Carry For.Love

After having been out of the spotlight for what seems like a long time, well-known player KingJ has returned to our view after joining For.Love. In upcoming G-1 Champions League matches, he’ll be playing with his new team, let’s all take a look at what he’s been up to lately!

LaNm interview: We’ve prepared

We got LaNm, of former EHOME fame, current RattleSnake player, to talk a bit about his new team, his thoughts on G-1 League Season 5, and more.

G-1 Champions League Season 5 qualifiers continue tonight. Catch the livestream and latest updates at the official G-1 portal!

G-1 League Season 5 phase one elimination report

Original: http://dota2.17173.com/news/03162013/215054299.shtml

Earlier today, the Asia preliminaries for the Season 5 G-1 League officially kicked off. These sign-up brackets involved teams from 11 countries and regions across Asia. Over more than 8 hours of fierce battle, the first day’s matches have concluded, leaving us with these results:

 

Chinese teams performed admirably in this first round — Reversal Destiny and famed pub stars Ti9 both advanced successfully. Standby team G7, hailing from Taiwan, got their shot and played some excellent Dota, defeating Hong Kong’s JOCKZ to advance. Their next opponent will be the Vietnamese team 1st.VN. Singapore newcomers First Departure defeated Pacific after a hard-fought matchup, while the ever-familiar Mith.Trust of Thailand and Mineski of Philippine origin also advanced without much trouble.

Tomorrow at 1PM China time will see the start of the next round, the round of 16, and when the day ends only 8 teams will remain. The last 8 will then face an array of seeded teams such as LGD.int and Zenith.

BeyondtheSummit and LD will provide official English casting on the official English G-1 page at g1.2p.com.

About the G-1 Champions League

The G-1 Champions League is an esports brand and tournament pushed out by 17173.com. After three successful iterations of DotA competitions, in October of 2012 G-1 was the first to make the switch to Dota2, thus sounding the war drums of Dota2 competition in China. Following a period of careful preparation and planning, the fifth G-1 League is now upon us in all its glory! The prize pool for this tournament is over 330000 RMB (53000 USD), setting a new high, while also bringing fans and viewers an all-new format. There will be regional online preliminaries, divided between Asia, Europe, and Americas, and then three phases of offline competition following. The Asia region features open signups and preliminaries, while the Europe and Americas portion features invites of top teams to duke it out for the right to fly in to China for their chance at glory.