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Snoopy and bLeek leave N9

posted by Jaywalker, 1 year ago
Following the team's leave from Absolute Legends, au Natural 9 will be making roster changes as they seek a new beginning. Both au Trong 'Snoopy' Truong and ca Scott 'bLeek' Jensen will be leaving the team. For now, former MCiTY player au GET-LOST will be joining the team in subsequent competitions.



ex-Absolute Legends: blackshatan, Godot, bLeek, xMusiCa, Snoopy


Team manager au David 'GoDZ' Parker gave joinDOTA the following statement:

Our longtime teammate and friend Snoopy will not be continuing to play with us. bLeek as well has chosen to "take a break", and with the remaining 2012 events for us being Australia/Asia specific - we are unsure of his return. Team Natural 9 will continue focusing their efforts on the Alienware tournaments where we vs sqL in the finals for a $3k tourney today.

Following this, we will be looking to win the Australia qualifier in October to attend the year end tournament in Malaysia - "The Asia". At this point we plan to head to Malaysia with former MCiTY player GET-LOST as our fifth. All the best for Trong and Scott and thanks to our fans for their support - I can assure everyone that you will see us next year in Seattle again!


Natural 9 team roster

au David 'GoDZ' Parker
sg Justin 'xMusiCa' Yuen
au Darcy 'Godot' Jose
au David 'r1sk' Arnous
au Alex 'blackshatan' Chang
au GET-LOST


 
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#1
PokkaLycheeTea wrote at 10.09.2012, 06:24 CEST:
Looks like GoDz just confirmed that TI3 will still be in Seattle
#2
DkN- wrote at 10.09.2012, 06:25 CEST:
First
#3
TheTurts wrote at 10.09.2012, 06:26 CEST:
PokkaLycheeTea wrote:
Looks like GoDz just confirmed that TI3 will still be in Seattle


It's already been confirmed by a couple of sources.
#4
FinalizeXTC wrote at 10.09.2012, 06:36 CEST:
DkN- wrote:
First


first fail*
anyways why need GET-LOST just get godz to play =s
#5
Endzy wrote at 10.09.2012, 06:46 CEST:
PokkaLycheeTea wrote:
Looks like GoDz just confirmed that TI3 will still be in Seattle


You seriously needed someone to say it? Not the fact that Valve is based in Seattle?
#6
hohi wrote at 10.09.2012, 06:58 CEST:
"I can assure everyone that you will see us next year in Seattle again"

I hope not... waste of slot imo
#7
wrote at 10.09.2012, 07:22 CEST:
hohi wrote:
"I can assure everyone that you will see us next year in Seattle again"
I hope not... waste of slot imo


Right, even though aL performed better than fan favorites mouz and mTw.
#8
wrote at 10.09.2012, 07:28 CEST:
PokkaLycheeTea wrote:
Looks like GoDz just confirmed that TI3 will still be in Seattle


Valve have already confirmed it themselves. They've also made indications that CS:GO will accompany Dota 2 at the event next year.

Valve are committed to making esports mainstream, and if there's any company that can pull it off, it's Valve.
#9
Manimon wrote at 10.09.2012, 07:36 CEST:
dotaplayer wrote:
hohi wrote:
"I can assure everyone that you will see us next year in Seattle again"
I hope not... waste of slot imo

Right, even though aL performed better than fan favorites mouz and mTw.


Being popular doesn't mean success.
#10
Stryker191 wrote at 10.09.2012, 07:38 CEST:
Thank god snoopy is gone, hes horrible.
#11
wrote at 10.09.2012, 07:40 CEST:
Manimon wrote:
dotaplayer wrote:
hohi wrote:
"I can assure everyone that you will see us next year in Seattle again"
I hope not... waste of slot imo

Right, even though aL performed better than fan favorites mouz and mTw.

Being popular doesn't mean success.


That's exactly what I said. mouz and mTw have huge fanbases, so for some reason people people thought that would mean they they would do well at TI2. aL has next to no fanbase, so for some reason people thought that would mean that they wouldn't do well at TI2. But the team with no fanbase performed better than the team with huge fanbases.

I originally quoted #6 for his implication that aL would be a waste of a slot at TI3. If people say aL would be a waste of a slot, why don't people say that mouz/mTw would be a waste of a slot, considering that mouz/mTw performed worse than aL?

edited by dotaplayer at 10.09.2012, 07:43 CEST
#12
endlesswinter wrote at 10.09.2012, 08:08 CEST:
Considering that aL bootcamped and mouz only played a qualifier vs WE 1 day before the group stages to see who would take MUFCs spot it makes sense that aL would do better than them..
#13
Manimon wrote at 10.09.2012, 08:12 CEST:
dotaplayer wrote:
Manimon wrote:
dotaplayer wrote:
[quote=hohi]"I can assure everyone that you will see us next year in Seattle again"
I hope not... waste of slot imo

Right, even though aL performed better than fan favorites mouz and mTw.

Being popular doesn't mean success.

That's exactly what I said. mouz and mTw have huge fanbases, so for some reason people people thought that would mean they they would do well at TI2. aL has next to no fanbase, so for some reason people thought that would mean that they wouldn't do well at TI2. But the team with no fanbase performed better than the team with huge fanbases.
I originally quoted #6 for his implication that aL would be a waste of a slot at TI3. If people say aL would be a waste of a slot, why don't people say that mouz/mTw would be a waste of a slot, considering that mouz/mTw performed worse than aL?[/quote]

You know it's not true. People thought that mouz and mTw would do better than aL, because they've been doing great, winning a lot of matches, and had more experience and success on LAN, while aL were on a huge losing streak. Fanbases aside, those people were only logical.
#14
wrote at 10.09.2012, 08:16 CEST:
endlesswinter wrote:
Considering that aL bootcamped and mouz only played a qualifier vs WE 1 day before the group stages to see who would take MUFCs spot it makes sense that aL would do better than them..


Yes, it does--even though mouz also bootcamped, and even though the legions of SingSing fanboys genuinely thought that mouz would make like top 5 regardless and then decide after the fact to just use mouz's unexpected entry as an excuse for their poor performance (if mouz is really as good as all their fans think, they'd still stomp face no matter how early or late they come into the tournament, right?). But there were still a lot of people saying dumb shit like "lol aL 0 wins for sure", kind of like #6 is saying right now.

mTw also bootcamped, longer than aL did, actually, yet mTw still performed worse. So, again, why doesn't #6 say that mTw, for example, would be a waste of a slot, rather than saying aL would be a waste of a slot?
#15
wrote at 10.09.2012, 08:27 CEST:
Manimon wrote:
You know it's not true. People thought that mouz and mTw would do better than aL, because they've been doing great, winning a lot of matches, and had more experience and success on LAN, while aL were on a huge losing streak. Fanbases aside, those people were only logical.


Ok, so you're saying it's logical to expect that aL would do poorly at TI2 because they had been on a losing streak leading up to TI2, which they had been. But then what about Na'Vi? They'd also been on a losing streak. They didn't even place in The Defense, and had been performing pretty inconsistently in general, yet people still expected that Na'Vi would win or at least place top 3. So people's expectations of Na'Vi were illogical, then, right?

Saying that it's logical to expect aL to perform poorly at TI2 because aL had been performing poorly immediately prior to TI2 would mean that it's also logical to expect Na'Vi to perform poorly at TI2 because Na'Vi had been performing poorly immediately prior to TI2. Yet, nobody expected Na'Vi to perform poorly at TI2, therefore people must have been being illogical.

Sorry for the argument. It just bugs me when people don't give teams like aL/N9 the credit they deserve.

edited by dotaplayer at 10.09.2012, 08:33 CEST
#16
GoDz wrote at 10.09.2012, 08:37 CEST:
aL had a bad leadup to the tourney with finding it hard to have full team for online matches, and not having time to practice until team got to bootcamp - even at bootcamp, they were only playing with 4/5 players (bleek was working for his dad , and didnt have a mouse to play with). These are excuses, AL played well and i was really happy with how they performed throughout the group stage, they didnt place top 8 which was sad, but they showed good performances in group stage vs EG, Zenith, didnt get the 2-0's they needed vs M5/Mouz, and came very close to taking games from DK. Hope for the best for next year =)
#17
nixx wrote at 10.09.2012, 08:40 CEST:
I didnt know that we're having a discussion about wasted slots on the international :D but rather to wish good luck the newly formed team to give us some good content in the coming months :P.

nevertheless, the discussion you're having is quite nice. there were no wasted slots, some teams were just better than others. (as far as mTw, well, they even earned their slot) and being crushed, doesnt mean they wasted it, since they actually achieved being there (on the same thought, imagine, what would other teams, who lost to mTw, how would they do?)


peace peeps <3 love to all


#18
hextacy wrote at 10.09.2012, 08:54 CEST:
remember that everyone said that inviting the chinese was "Wasting slots" as well and look how that turned out. Can't wait to look at these posts a year from now.
#19
Akzeriuth wrote at 10.09.2012, 09:06 CEST:
dotaplayer wrote:

Yes, it does--even though mouz also bootcamped


They didnt. After DHS they only had 5 days of scrims+tourney matches played together.
And yea, i was expecting mTw to do good at TI2, but mouz? Hell no. Their issues are obvious, yet they don't even try to fix any of them.

Also, even if you somehow manage to clone iG\Na'Vi players and make a tourney with 8 iG and 8 Na'Vi teams participating - some of them will have to take 12-16 place anyway. IMO none of TI2 slots were wasted.
#20
pbfamous wrote at 10.09.2012, 09:22 CEST:
didnt like bleek, the aussie wasnt strong enough in him.
#21
justeH wrote at 10.09.2012, 09:39 CEST:
thank you, bleek was the worst player in their team, hopefully they can start anew now.
#22
Vizvezdenec wrote at 10.09.2012, 09:59 CEST:
tbh all european slots except navi were wasted. If we had some philipinean dota there they would perform better then european noobs.
#23
Grafz wrote at 10.09.2012, 10:03 CEST:
NOOOOOOOOOOO!
NO MORE BLEEK? NO MORE SILENCER?
NOOOOOOOOOOO!
NO BLLEK - NO N9!
#24
Grafz wrote at 10.09.2012, 10:14 CEST:
Stryker191 wrote:
Thank god snoopy is gone, hes horrible.

justeH wrote:
thank you, bleek was the worst player in their team, hopefully they can start anew now.

Really guys? First of all, this team was at TI so there are no bad players. Then i must say that aL did a fantastic groupstage winning teams as Na'Vi and passed to the losers bracket semi-final at The Defence by making expectacular matches picking heroes like silencer that was never picked before and buying rapiers in the end of the matches.
Yes, they had a really long losing streak and yes, they've lost about 20 of their last games before the TI but they are the First team that i remember that beated Na'vi! Teams even started baning the silencer just against aL like anti-mage for na'vi.
You can call them many things but snoopy is not a bad capitain and aL were a good team.

edited by Grafz at 10.09.2012, 10:18 CEST
#25
HellMuT wrote at 10.09.2012, 10:15 CEST:
Next year, it'll be on TRUE LAN.
 
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