ForLove drops Dota 2 team, players now looking for new sponsors

After a bumpy 2013 in which For.Love saw the likes of KingJ and Zippo come and go, the past few months have been relatively quiet for the team. Recently, long-time ForLove player Hanci posted on his Weibo that the club had officially disbanded its Dota 2 team and that he and his teammates would now be on the hunt for new sponsors. His post is below.

“From last October to just before this past Chinese New Year, we’ve had three months to play together. Atmosphere amongst the team has been good, and even though this team hasn’t been together that long, we’ve continuously improved in competitions. In training, we’ve traded wins with top teams. Currently, due to ForLove disbanding their Dota 2 team, we are searching for new sponsorship. The team: hanci, prettyhaw, fan, yim, 5400

Contact phone: 18938924884
Contact QQ: 232170394”

Source: http://t.qq.com/p/t/339602069867720

 

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For.Love rumored to be making changes

For.Love’s hanci posted yesterday on his weibo: “The time to leave has come” — this comes after poor performances by For.Love in the Dota Super League, as well as failure to achieve a spot at the upcoming International 2013 in Seattle.

CZ, who had joined For.Love recently as a standin, is also said to be leaving the team, thus resulting in For.Love lacking players for two positions.

Fan comments lean towards agreeing that hanci was a weak link in the team and his departure is no loss, while CZ showed promise and For.Love should try to retain him.

Source: http://dota2.uuu9.com/201306/445064.shtml

Pre G-League interview with ForLove.Hanci

Original: http://dota2.replays.net/news/page/20121224/1764052.html

Q: Hello, very glad that Hanci can do this interview with us. Say hi to everyone?

Hanci: Hello, hi everyone, I am ForLove’s Hanci.

Q: Today ForLove has arrived once again at the scene of the G-League offline finals. Here I see some new faces, Hanci can you introduce us to your new team members?

Hanci: After last G-League, we now have two new players. One was the former Dota2 coach of DK, AABF, he is our carry player currently, very solid fundamentals. The other is former Nv player Banana, playing the 4 position for us. Right now the team is still gelling, and hopefully we can perform decently in competition.

Q: This is the third time ForLove has fought into the offline portion of G-League, do you have any goals for this time?

Hanci: Perform to our abilities. Goal is of course champions, that is what everyone wants.

Q: Well, this time you’ve been drawn in a group with DK, LGD, and LGD.int. This could be said to be the group of death, what are your views?

Hanci: For LGD, we often practice with them. Even though our win-rate is fairly low, we do at least have an understanding of their playing style. As for LGD.int, they were very fearsome in the earlier online portion, so it’s possible that in the offline competition we won’t be able to handle them, so we aren’t that confident in playing them. And in training matches with DK, we basically haven’t won before.

Q: The format at this G-League has changed as well, the top three go into an additional round, what are you views toward this?

Hanci: Right now I don’t have much understanding of this new format, although if a team wants to make top 4 then they must have the ability.

Q: If you do make it into the additional round, who do you hope to meet most?

Hanci: In terms of other teams here, don’t really want to meet any of them! Perhaps VG, because we’ve played with them the most, and we are very familiar with their style and strategies.

Q: Then do you have the confidence to be able to defeat VG?

Hanci: That’s not easy to say, it can only be said that we know each other quite well, 50/50 chance.

Q: In the new patch version, do you have any new strategies?

Hanci: Must grab solid supports first off, as for carries there are plenty to choose from. Can’t ban them all, so picking them can wait to later!

Q: Then what are some in-style heroes currently?

Hanci: Nyx Assassin and Twin-headed dragon, and Rubick and Luna. Batrider’s and Magnus’ crowd control abilities are also quite imba.

Q: What are the reasons behind these heroes being so popular?

Hanci: High burst, continued team-fight capacities, and escape abilities… a strength in at least one of these areas is what sets them apart.

Q: Right now, what are some mainstream playing styles? What is your team’s style?

Hanci: Our style leans toward 4 protect 1, and overall it isn’t too different from the mainstream style…

Q: Okay, thank you Hanci for the interview.