Chinese Social Summary: Nov 27 — Dec 9, 2013

Link to previous issue: Nov 15 — Nov 26

Translations of random snippets from Chinese Dota 2 scene social media… for fun and light reading, etc.

BurNIng

Happy birthday to Mushi: “Mushi happy birthday. Come back soon!”
Mushi’s reply: “Dude! I took 27 hours of flights and today’s my first day back in Malaysia and you already want me back T_T”

ChuaN

Where Fy got his skills: In response to a call for interview questions for VG, “Ask Fy if he learned from watching my replays”

KingJ

KingJ’s words regarding being an MMY fan: “Really, being an MMY fan is a mistake!! There was a girl in the past that, regardless if it was a competition or a promotional event, followed him daily for over a year!! But in the end, MMY still just responded to her with his signature, a dumb little ‘hehe’!”
Sharing well-wishes with DeMoN: KingJ says to DeMoN, “fight! demon!”, DeMoN responds back, “hope to see you back in action soon! #RoadtoTI4!”, to which KingJ says, “u too!”

rOtK

Qualifying for D2L Finals: “Vegas!”
Winning EMS One (with pic): “Having this, I should be safely welcomed home, right :). In the first game of the finals, the opponents were shouting and yelling hard, pounding the table, kicking their feet. This instantly boosted our morale, we wanted to dish it back, we didn’t say much, just a ‘nice’ was enough. In the end, thank you to my teammates for bringing me to another title. Thank you to (various people), VG manager, as well as people on forums for your analysis and draft research, I carefully read it all, thank you everyone.”

Super

Qualifying for D2L Finals: “Nice!!! America here I come”

Sylar

Qualifying for D2L Finals: “Las Vegas!”
EMS One offline antics: “I’ve gone and done the table slamming again… :3”

Xtt

Leaving TongFu: In a post directed at his former teammates at TongFu, “Thank you for the care over the past three months, you guys add oil, and I will work hard too”

Yao

Romantic (with pic): “Some people, you clearly see the fire pit yet insist on staying nearby, using one foot tentatively testing the temperature, seeing whether it’s a pleasing warmth or a painful burn. How I so hope that I can now, and always, be that comforting warmth. Night”

YYF

Shanghai’s crazy weather/air quality: Cities across China recently have had terrible air quality, to which YYF posted, “This terrible weather in Shanghai, hopefully everyone can stay healthy”

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Chinese Social Summary: Nov 15 — Nov 26, 2013

Link to previous issue: Nov 1 — 13, 2013

Translations of random snippets from Chinese Dota 2 scene social media… for fun and light reading, etc. This issue includes some posts regarding the MLG Columbus Championship held over Nov 22-24. I also probably missed a few interesting ones from right before and during MLG.

My MLG writeup will be coming in the following days, stay tuned.

ChuaN and DeMoN

Let’s make a team!!: DeMoN posts this at ChuaN, but ChuaN’s response, “RETIRED”, and thus our hopes for a new international super team withered.

Faith

Diretide Roshan coordination: “Through farming Roshan, we improve our teamwork :D”

Fenrir

Relationship with CTY (with pics): “Public display of affection”

iceiceice

This is iceiceice with a puppy (with pic): “iceiceice’s son”

rOtk, Faith, and ddc

Response to G-League group draws:
rOtk: “What a nice draw Haitao (Chinese caster with G-League) has given us, oh well, we can only get in and go!”
Faith: “It’s gonna be bloody :o”
ddc: “Holy shit it’s gonna be bloody”

Xtt

Farming Roshan for weight loss:”I’ve lost 2.5 kg while farming Roshan”

MLG Columbus 2013 posts

BurNIng after losing final group stage game: “Don’t think any team would purposefully try to face NaVi in the elimination stage? Losing to Speed was our own problem, banpick and laning we all didn’t do well, and my own play was very weak as well, with lots of low-level mistakes. As for tomorrow’s matches I can only say: Let’s do this!”

rOtk watching DK vs NaVi: “NAVI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!” “Worth staying up all night to watch, 1-1 is a new series. Hope DK comes through next game, this game XBOCT was too scary”
Of course, random people accused rOtk of being jealous of DK, to which he responded that he was purely expressing excitement at a good game, and later on predicted that DK would win the finals 2-0.

Black is a huge DK fan (of course): multiple posts consolidated in one link

xiao8’s prediction for finals: “DK 2-1 takes the title!”

BurNIng after finals: “Champion is not my fate.”
KingJ response to BurNIng: “It’s not that bad, don’t get pessimistic”

KingJ to MMY: “I know you’re really sad… don’t cry!! At worst, just start over again!!!” (MMY re-posted and responded “Yeah”)

Mushi: “The title passes me by. For someone like myself who has never been in a finals before, I can only say thank you to my teammates for bringing me into the MLG Finals. Let’s get back and continue working hard.”

LaNm: “Once again, one step away from champions. In the latter two games of the finals, I’d run out of stamina and my thoughts were a mess. Dota nowadays, unlike in the past, is truly difficult to just win all the way on the back of strong momentum. Tactics are more varied, laning and other elements can all determine the early game. With an early game advantage, snowballing farm with Midases, without a very resilient and flexible lineup it’s very hard to come back. I will focus on working on stamina, it is so important to be able to remain clear-headed. Sorry to my teammates, I tried my best.
DC (retired pro player, current caster) response to LaNm: “The scheduling we can talk about in private, but stamina is indeed something that wouldn’t hurt to look more at. Think about me, look at MMY, and you’ll have plenty of motivation to get out and exercise!”

Zhou: “eesama………..”

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Chinese Social Summary, Oct 17 — 31, 2013

Link to previous issue: Oct 10 — 16

Put two weeks of stuff into this one. Alphabetical order, etc

Black

Basketball 1v1: In response to Mushi, Black is eager to see who’s truly best in this sport…

BurNIng

Response to ACE’s loosening of match restrictions for Chinese teams: “This is music to the ears of all players and fans :D”

Faith

Regarding his drafts for iG of late: “My BPs have been a bit haphazard lately, lacking focus. Looks like it’s time to sort through my thoughts…”

Haitao (big-name Chinese caster)

Drama: TLDR — One of the suppliers for his Taobao shop was scamming by providing sub-par quality products, then when called out, ran with the money (100,000 RMB).

iceiceice

Language skills: “Just how can I improve on my Chinese?!”

LongDD’s response to iceiceice: “I teach you?”

LongDD

A champion’s equipment: “This mouse that has accompanied me for two years, multiple championships, finally broke. Let’s commemorate it for a moment. And then it’s time for new gear to continue on in my fights!”

Mushi

Reflections after 0-2 loss against TongFu: “After losing, I am very unhappy. It’s not that I cannot afford to lose, but that I feel I have failed. Bad drafts, bad performances. Right now we’re in a bit of a dip in form, but also must thank all the commiserations from so many people. We never give up! Time is what allows us to grow.”

Xtt

Birthday gift (with pic): “Sansheng’s birthday gift to me, a name brand!”

Yao

Pub problems… (with pic): “:(”
Maybe not… (with pic): “Weathered the storm?”

Zhou

On TongFu’s 2-0 over DK: “We caught DK off-guard today in our win over them, we picked a lineup that even we didn’t really understand in order to play a high pressure pushing strategy, the results ended up being excellent. But Chinese teams must be willing to try things, to fight, in order to become more flexible and creative. This way we can eventually contend against Western teams. This is only a beginning, we still need more hard work in order to catch up to those teams ahead of us.”
Fatigue: “Don’t want to sit in front of a computer all day any more! Professional players don’t have it easy, hope everyone can lend your support and encouragement.”

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VG’s fy leaves, xtt quits: Interview with Xtt himself regarding the split

After news of VG’s roster undergoing some changes — some sanctioned and some not so sanctioned by the club, UUU9.com got an interview with one of the players at the center of this upheaval…

Original interview: http://dota2.uuu9.com/201306/445667.shtml

UUU9.com: Just now, via weibo, we’ve learned that you and teammate Fy have ‘been kicked’. What reasoning was behind the club’s decision in you leaving? Or was it you guys making the choice for yourselves?
XTT: The club never told me to leave, but I had heard certain things, not much else is clear.

U9: Then that means that, without an official announcement regarding the departure, perhaps it has all been a misunderstanding?
XTT: Actually, even without this particular episode, I still wouldn’t want to continue on, because the club has already tried on three separate occasions to replace me.

U9: On your Weibo, you have mentioned that there’s a replacement for you lined up already, can you reveal who it is?
XTT: I’m sorry, this is inconvenient for me to reveal.

U9: When did the three occasions of trying to replace you come? Were these attempts direct responses to certain matches?
XTT: It was when I first joined, then when ZSMJ joined, and now this time.

U9: Your progress so far has been very clear to see, and many fans believe that right now you are one of the best performers out of VG’s players, so why would this all end up happening? Is it because of communication issues? Or because of other internal problems?
XTT: Mainly it’s because my style conflicts with the leadership in the team.

U9: Can you talk a bit about this conflict in style?
XTT: My playstyle tends towards being more conservative, I like to play with a plan.

U9: Your play with VG has been excellent; do you have any plans for the future, will you continue playing professionally?
XTT: I’m mostly happy with my performances. I will continue playing, I wish to achieve some results.

U9: Let’s chat about some other things — previously we recall that you were sick for a long period of time and had to be hospitalized, how is your health now?
XTT: The recovery’s gone pretty well, the sad thing being that a lot of time was lost in the process.

U9: Indeed, we remember that during that time, you were playing with us from the hospital bed. Does your family support your current choice of career?
XTT: My family really supports me, they watch every match of mine.

U9: Also in that period of time, you played a bit of LoL. What brought you back to Dota?
XTT: After I got better, I could no longer play LoL as comfortably, the 11 platform had just released, and so I went back to play Dota.

U9: At the end here, any words for your fans?
XTT: Thank you to the friends who have supported me all this way, I will not give up.

Chinese comment on the interview: “You only play LoL when you’re sick”

http://dota2.uuu9.com/201306/445667.shtml