DK.Super talks about The International
posted by Kaelarok, 1 year ago
DK eSports is one of the Asian teams to watch at The International. With their exemplary performance throughout the last year, they were the first team to recieve an invite to this years biggest Dota 2 tournament. In an interview with GosuGamers, the team's primary solo middle player, Dk.Super, elaborates on life playing for DK and Dota 2, and what to expect at The International.
Team DK at World Dota Championship 2011, dotEros.com
The original The International had its fair share of problems, though. If you had to focus on one aspect of the tournament, what do you think will be different this year? What are some of your expectations from the tournament?
I would say that it’s the amount of practice teams have - last year, many teams did not get enough time to prepare sufficiently for the tournament, but it’s a whole new ball game this year. Valve gave us ample time to prepare for the tournament and I can only hope that we make it into top three.
Where is your team located now? And how have preparations been going for The International for DK?
We’re back at our training facility in Yunnan already. Well, we make sure we get up very early everyday to start our preparations for the event and we play about three to five Bo3 matches a day, at least.
I think you would agree with me that Na`Vi are one of the top contenders for The International. The last time your team played Na`Vi was at World DotA Championships 2011 and that was on DotA. Your team was dominating the Chinese scene then yet Na`Vi was the only team to take a game off DK with a surprise Pudge pick in game two.
Na`Vi are definitely one of our strongest opponents at The International, and I feel that in the Dota 2 competitive scene at least, labelling them as the juggernauts from Europe cannot be overstated at all.
Team captains are usually the hard supports or mid players (Puppey, Maelk, Faith, xiao8) and seldom the hard carry. I suppose your team is unusual in the sense that your captain is Burning. Does he direct the calls in game as well?
In the early stages of the game, the whole team is involved in calling the game, and we’ll be communicating with one another. At later stages of the game, however, Burning makes the big decisions as to how we should proceed.
Read the complete interview here