[rumors] ZSMJ’s team joins VG? Perfect World holding International qualifiers in June?

Original: http://bbs.sgamer.com/forum.php?mod=viewthread&tid=11173329

Dotaland note: Nothing has been confirmed by the parties said to be involved as of yet, and all our sources are forum posts from random people, both in English and Chinese.

ZSMJ’s team, with Show, Ran, Li, and Ch, has joined VG club. The truth, as many had said, was that YaphetS’ team joining VG was ‘only for fun’ and not a serious thing — however, ZSMJ’s team joining VG is supposedly serious. Other Chinese forum-goers have suggested that the reason ZSMJ is joining VG is that recently, his previous sponsor cancelled their involvement.

Additionally, it is said that in June of this year, Perfect World will hold Chinese region qualifiers for the next International, and the prize pool for these qualifiers will be 80,000 USD.

 

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Vici Gaming forms second squad, featuring the comeback of PIS/YaphetS

Original: http://dota.sgamer.com/201301/news-detail-162629.html

Dotaland note: For now, it seems this second squad will only be doing online tournaments under the VG name. Specifically, Dota1 tournaments. So it remains to be seen whether they’ll ever be a ‘full’ team that competes in Dota2 as well, so to speak.

Vici Gaming has taken the entire Greedy team, who had just taken the 17173 Ladder Tournament title, under their flag. The new squad for Vici Gaming will form a backup team, and consists of previous superstar, famous commentator, the renowned PIS. Alongside him is the wonderkid Maybe, former Noah’s Ark player xiaotuji, and ladder stars nL_Ks and Duizhanggeiwoqiu (队长给我球 – aka “Captain, give me the ball”).

Apart from that, former Noah’s Ark player Nada has also joined VG as Dota2 team lead. Their current full roster is as below:

VG.Dota2:
Fengdidi/pandapanpan (Manager)
Nada (Team lead)
Fenrir (Captain)
Cty
Xtt
Sydm
Fy

VG.Dota second/online squad:
PIS
Maybe
xiaotuji
nL_KS
Duizhanggeiwoqiu

 

Meet Vici Gaming

Original: http://dota2.replays.net/page/20121228/1765339.html

Vici gaming photo shoot: http://dota2.replays.net/pic/page/20121228/1765334.html#p=1

Dotaland note: Meet Vici Gaming! This should be all you ever wanted to know about the players for this new and upcoming Dota 2 team, and then some. Very well-produced, impressive stuff.

Team name: Vici Gaming esports club

Abbreviation: VG

Team introduction: Club established September 21, 2012. Based in the city of Hangzhou, in Zhejiang province, China. VG is short for Vici Gaming, the meaning behind it is “I conquer”. The club currently has a Dota2 and LoL squad; the LoL squad is currently under construction. In the future, VG’s goal is to build a dynasty of a club, provide opportunities for more competitors to challenge their dreams, and we welcome more esports lovers to join our family.

Team members

Manager and team lead: VG.PandaPanPan

Players:

VG.Fenrir (captain)

VG.Cty

VG.Xtt

VG.Sydm

VG.Fy

Official Weibo: http://t.qq.com/vg5200

Past honors: GosuCup Dota2 Season 3, third place

Team 2013 motto: Conquer our dreams with skill!

Manager and player introductions

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Personal info

Name: Panpan Zhang

From: Yichang, Hubei

Birthday: Jan 24, 1989

Blood type: O

Horoscope: Aquarius

Height: 180cm

Weight: 70kg

School/university: Esports Academy

Favorite quote: “Far away now”

Life motto: “What can I believe”

Favorite person: characters I can portray from games

Favorite singer: none

Favorite actor: xB (Dotaland note: rOtk of DK)

Favorite sport: Dota

Favorite pastime: Dota

Gaming info

ID: PandaPanPan

Best hero: Crystal Maiden, Vengeful Spirit

Best position: Support

Mouse: Any

Keyboard: Any

Favorite Dota team: Now it’s definitely my own team

Favorite Dota star: None

Favorite Dota item: Blink Dagger

Favorite Dota mode: AP

First Dota version: 6.48

Favoriate Dota version: 6.51

Other games enjoyed: None

Thoughts and understandings of Dota: If you jump, you lose!

Personal weibo: http://t.qq.com/zpp3531163

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Personal info

Name: Tianyu Chen

From: Taizhou, Zhejiang

Birthdate: Dec 16, 1994

Blood type: O

Horoscope: Sagittarius

Height: 178cm

Weight: 62.5kg

School/university: VG esports academy

Favorite phrase: “I love you”

Life motto: By the time you’ve locked your sights on one person, you’re already behind

Favorite person: My best friends

Favorite singer: Girls Generation

Favorite actor: Fan Bai

Favorite sport: Badminton

Favorite pastime: watching movies

Gaming info

ID: cty

Best heroes: Anti-mage, Queen of Pain, Morphling, Invoker, Shadow Fiend, Templar Assassin

Best position: Carry

Mouse: Steelseries Sensei

Keyboard: Cherry (switches)

Favorite Dota team: none

Favorite Dota star: none

Favorite Dota item: Mask of Madness

Favorite Dota mode: OMG

First Dota version: 6.56

Favorite Dota version: they’re all about the same

Other enjoyed games: Starcraft 1

Thoughts and understanding of Dota: Attitude determines a team’s success or failure

Personal weibo: http://t.qq.com/q838474678

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Personal info:

Name: Junjie Tong

From: Changde, Hunan

Birthdate: Oct 21, 1986

Blood type: AB

Horoscope: Nope

Height: 168cm

Weight: 55kg

School/university: None

Favorite phrase: “Smooth player”

Life motto: “Everything is possible”

Favorite person: Qin Hao

Favorite singer: Jacky Cheung

Favorite actor: Louis Koo

Favorite sport: Football (soccer)

Favorite pastime: Listening to music

Gaming info

ID: sydm

Best heroes: Beastmaster

Best position: Solo

Mouse: Razer Deathadder

Keyboard: Cherry (switches)

Favorite Dota team: VG

Favorite Dota star: VG.Fenrir

Favorite Dota item: Blink Dagger

Favorite Dota mode: CM

First Dota version: 6.51

Favorite Dota version: 6.51

Other enjoyed games: Counterstrike

Understanding and thoughts for Dota: Team trust and understanding is very important.

Personal weibo: http://t.qq.com/eterna7

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Personal info

Name: Chao Lu

From: Shanghai, Shanghai

Birthdate: Jan 18, 1989

Blood type: O

Horoscope: Capricorn

Height: 168cm

Weight: 49kg

School/university: None

Favorite phrase: “Fuck!”

Life motto: “Everything is possible”

Favorite person:

Favorite singer: Kuraki Mai

Favorite actor: None

Favorite sport: Football (soccer)

Favorite pastime: Listening to music

Gaming info

ID: Fenrir

Best heroes: Leshrac, Bounty Hunter

Best position: Gank support

Mouse: Steelseries

Keyboard: Cherry (switches)

Favorite Dota team: DK

Favorite Dota star: None

Favorite Dota item: Blink Dagger

Favorite Dota mode: AP or clan wars (CM)

First Dota version: 6.48

Favorite Dota version: 6.48

Other enjoyed games: Diablo, Heroes of Might and Magic

Thoughts and understanding for Dota: Details and execution decide everything

Personal weibo: http://t.qq.com/Fenrir1989

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Personal info

Name: Linsen Xu

From: Wuhu, Anhui

Birthdate: Feb 12, 1994

Blood type: Don’t know

Horoscope: Aquarius

Height: 175cm

Weight:

School/university: None

Favorite phrase: “Stop joking”

Life motto: “Experience is extracted from the results of suffering”

Favorite person: yxy

Favorite singer: Kim ji-mun

Favorite actor: Wenzhang

Favorite sport: Basketball

Favorite pastime: Sleeping

Gaming info

ID: fy

Best heroes: Rubick

Best position: Gank, support

Mouse: Razer Abyssus

Keyboard: Cherry (switches)

Favorite Dota team: LGD

Favorite Dota star: xiao8

Favorite Dota item: Bottle

Favorite Dota mode: AP

First Dota version: 6.59

Favorite Dota version: 6.74

Other enjoyed games:

Thoughts and understandings for Dota: Teamwork, understanding, execution

Personal weibo: http://t.qq.com/xls5013034

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Personal info

Name: Xuntao Xu

From: Taizhou, Zhejiang

Birthdate: Nov 20, 1989

Blood type: This I don’t know

Horoscope: Scorpio

Height: 185cm

Weight: 80kg

School/university: Zhejiang Industrial University

Favorite phrase: “Kill! Go!”

Life motto: “I will not bow, I am not weak”

Favorite person: ZSQ

Favorite singer: Tanya Chua, Khalil Fong

Favorite actor: Brad Pitt

Favorite sport: Basketball

Favorite pastime: To go eat grilled meat~

Gaming info

ID: Xtt

Best heroes: Batrider, Darkseer, Bounty Hunter

Best position: Gank

Mouse: Steelseries Xai

Keyboard: Cherry MX3800

Favorite Dota team: FTD

Favorite Dota star: 2009

Favorite Dota item: Heart of Tarrasque

Favorite Dota mode: CM

First Dota version: 6.59

Favorite Dota version: 6.59

Other enjoyed games: Other than Dota not really anything else…

Thoughts and understandings for Dota: Dota is a team game, without a good team you cannot achieve good results, so trust in your teammates.

Personal weibo: http://t.qq.com/xuxuntao

SGamer interviews manager of newcomers VG (Vici Gaming)

Dotaland note: Let’s get to know some new faces in the Chinese scene! Vici Gaming recently defeated well-known name Noah’s Ark in the G-League 2012 S2 preliminaries to book a spot in the round of 8 held in Shanghai. Who are they… where are they from… let’s find out!

Original: http://dota2.sgamer.com/news/201211/148175.html

In their debut at the G-League 2012 Season 2 preliminary stages, Dota2 newcomer team VG crushed Noah’s Ark by a score of 2-0, easily advancing to the Round of 8. Afterwards, we managed to get an interview with VG team lead Fengdidi (Dotaland note: his name translated literally is “wind little brother”)

SG: Hello, very glad to have Fengdidi do this interview with us, why don’t you say hi to everyone?

Fengdidi (Fdd): Hi everyone, I am PandaPanPan (Dotaland note: another ID of his from when he was a player)

SG: First of all congratulations to VG for the victory over NA in advancing to the round of 8!

Fdd: Thank you!

SG: As for many of VG’s players, it’s fair to assume that many fans have yet to come to know. Fengdidi can you introduce to us some information about your team?

Fdd: Our team was officially formed on October 21 (of this year), though before today we hadn’t gone live with it. The team currently has training in Hangzhou’s Westlake District.

SG: Can you please introduce us to your players?

Fdd: Apart from former TyLoo player xiao7, everyone else is pretty much new to the scene. For now we have CTY playing carry, the god of war xiao7 as solo, captain Fenrir and fy as supports, Xtt as the 3. (Dotaland note: due to being new players, their English IDs aren’t as established and these may not be authoritative names)

SG: Then we must ask, with all these new players, what led you to choose them in the formation of this new team?

Fdd: In the Dota circle I’ve looked at and considered many players. Over a long period of consideration, in addition to my own personal observations, I ended up going with these five players. After coming together and training for a month, so far I’ve been pretty satisfied/

SG: Can we ask a bit about the players’ living arrangements?

Fdd: All the arrangements are pretty ideal, food and lodging are all quite ideal. Everyone has their own room. And the base is in a very nice environment.

SG: How do you arrange and set up your training? With such massive progress here, can you reveal anything for us?

Fdd: The rules I’ve set for the players is to finish eating by noon, and then begin the day’s training. If there’s no training partner then they play as a 5 man group online, so for now the results have been pretty good over the past month. The players themselves are also pretty dedicated. In addition I also regularly join them so we can play 3v3 to practice laning.

SG: We heard Fengdidi you also used to be a pro player, what has led to you becoming a team manager now?

Fdd: Last year I played with Panda for a year, and went through quite a bit. This year I spent half a year chilling at home, until my current boss contacted me saying that he wanted to form a team, so I began work on making that happen. Why I don’t play professionally anymore is because I’m comparatively noob nowadays, plus I’m old now.

SG: Talk a bit about your match against NA, what are your thoughts on how the players performed?

Fdd: Their performance was within my expectations. The team trained for a month, before that they didn’t even know how Dota2, so this entire month I’ve been with them in training, explaining things to them, so now that they’ve defeated NA, I feel that it’s all expected. Especially since NA recently hasn’t been training Dota2.

SG: Your win over NA was also within my expectations. Want to make a prediction for the match between TongFu and N9?

Fdd: As for predictions, I definitely hope TongFu can win, after all many of their players were teammates of mine in the past, and I really hope to be able to meet them in Shanghai. Plus, we stack every night to play Dota2!

SG: After defeating NA, surely other teams will begin to take notice of you and take you more seriously. What do you think of your chances of advancing to the semifinals?

Fdd: Advancing to the semifinals we’ll have to look at our performance and luck, so the specific chances aren’t something I can comfortably conclude right now!

SG: Okay, thank you Fengdidi for the interview! Let us meet again in Shanghai then. And we wish VG good results in this edition of the G-League.