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G-League finals with expert panel!

posted by Sun_Tzu, 1 year ago
After a two month respite, Chinese Dota is waking up again with the impending G-League finals, which will see the challengers from the west world LGD.Int take on the last of the titans, the mighty winners of The International 2012 and widely regarded as the best team on the planet right now, cn Invictus Gaming.


The Mercedez Benz's cultural center will play host for the event with a nominal capacity of 18,000 seats


The big questions going into the event will be whether iG will continue their flawless rampage through the finals. They've yet to drop a single game, although they did arguably have the easier of the two groups. Meanwhile LGD.Int had to slug it out with not only their housemates cn LGD.Cn, but also ended up dropping a series to cn DK, who were the first team to ban out Chen and Enchantress against LGD.Int. While this tactic worked for DK, it did not last, as eventually cn For.Love were to find out. Will iG have more luck with denying LGD.Int their junglers, or will they not even care, instead forcing the foreigners to play their game on their home turf? Time will tell.

What to expect from the metagame

It's been a long two months, and while the metagame has shifted and trends have come and gone in the west, the Chinese have been taking time off to celebrate the Chinese New Year. Some have been predicting that this might mean a virtual standstill in terms of the metagame for this final, while others have been pointing to how players from both teams have spent time perusing Western replays during their downtime.

One big difference between the scenes so far has been the reverance towards Lone Druid in China, a hero who is likely to make an appearance and bring his trademark pushing power and mid game control. He is an instrumental part in the Chinese formulae for taking the high ground. Much has also been made of the melee vs. melee solo mids which were popular during the G-League, and whether this trend will continue, with the likes of Beastmaster, Brewmaster and Night Stalker being top picks.

Meanwhile some things we may see creeping over from the west are in particular Lifestealer, which LGD.Int have already shown themselves more than capable of running. Clockwerk is also a trend which we may see moving over, with LGD.Int being the more likely ones to pick this hero up. The big question is whether Gyrocopter will make a showing, as purportedly the Chinese teams have not thought much of the hero previously, while his impact during all stages of the game has made him a mainstay of the Western scene.

What do the Chinese think?

Gamefy, the organizers of G-League, did a promotional piece for the event, which did not spare the praise for the their countrymen. They put iG at 6-to-1 odds to take the finals, which would indicate they expect a clean 3-0 sweep of the series. They also compared the players for each position, notably only putting LGD.Int on equal terms in the mid match-up between ru Sergey 'God' Bragin and cn Luo 'Ferrari_430' Feichi, which may irk some fans of se Per Anders 'Pajkatt' Olsson Lille or dk Rasmus 'Misery' Filipsen, who have both been playing exceptionally well since relocating to China.

Our Coverage - Now with 300% more expert opinions!

Naturally our very own au Toby 'TobiWan' Dawson will be bringing you every second of this important event, and along with him providing that mechanical insight only a pro player can we will have dk Troels 'syndereN' Nielsen, formerly captain of de mTw.

But that’s not all! For this event we've convened a special panel of experts to give us additional insight in between the games! The panel will be lead by de Christian 'Epi' Czech and he will be throwing out questions to veteran player de Kai 'H4nn1' Hanbuckers now with eu Fnatic.EU, North American legend us Ben 'Merlini' Wu as well as the former captain and strategian of se No Tidehunter ca Jacky 'EternaLEnVy' Mao.

So don’t forget to tune in at 11:00 CET (estimated) on Saturday, 9th of March, to see one amazing series of games unfold. The start time has been moved forward from a previously reported 13:00 CET, although delays are still possible due to the complex schedule of the G-League finals day.

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Sources: DotaLand Gamefy translation

 
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liongreen91 wrote at 07.03.2013, 19:00 CET:
First!
#2
BLU3BULL wrote at 07.03.2013, 19:01 CET:
First time Second!
#3
izzyboyMartin wrote at 07.03.2013, 19:01 CET:
GL IG!
#4
Putnam Whipple wrote at 07.03.2013, 19:02 CET:
OH BOY! IM SO EXCITED!
#5
dragstor wrote at 07.03.2013, 19:02 CET:
BTS!
#6
WrNk wrote at 07.03.2013, 19:02 CET:
cant wait! :)
#7
Demitryus wrote at 07.03.2013, 19:02 CET:
EE no more in Nth
#8
ggg444 wrote at 07.03.2013, 19:02 CET:
Tell Envy to don't act like he's the god of dota and show some fucking respect to the chinese players pls :D
#9
InMySoul_ wrote at 07.03.2013, 19:02 CET:
go go LGD.int
#10
Dajhaj wrote at 07.03.2013, 19:03 CET:
gogo h4nn1
#11
Konqk wrote at 07.03.2013, 19:04 CET:
what does Epi have to do with "the experts" ? I mean i can understand the others cuzz they've been / are pro players but Epi? I dont have anything against him it just seems a little odd to me
#12
daNny5 wrote at 07.03.2013, 19:05 CET:
no bo7? and any informations of seats sold?

edited by daNny5 at 07.03.2013, 19:21 CET
#13
Gnomec wrote at 07.03.2013, 19:05 CET:
Glad to see joinDota stepping up their game big time.

The ball is in BTS's half now.
#14
Sun_Tzu wrote at 07.03.2013, 19:06 CET:
Konqk wrote:
what does Epi have to do with "the experts" ? I mean i can understand the others cuzz they've been / are pro players but Epi? I dont have anything against him it just seems a little odd to me


He will be directing the flow of conversation for us from the jD studio, allowing Toby and Synd some downtime between games.
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3Y3L3SS wrote at 07.03.2013, 19:07 CET:
Konqk wrote:
what does Epi have to do with "the experts" ? I mean i can understand the others cuzz they've been / are pro players but Epi? I dont have anything against him it just seems a little odd to me


He's gonna be asking questions to the professional players.
#16
realfellow wrote at 07.03.2013, 19:07 CET:
god rape them all
#17
D4rKNiGhT wrote at 07.03.2013, 19:10 CET:
GUYS, 1PM or 11AMCET!?
#18
iamnotamonster wrote at 07.03.2013, 19:11 CET:
GO GO LGD,INT! SHOW iG WHAT YOU GUYS GOT!
#19
Kroftwoscha wrote at 07.03.2013, 19:11 CET:
19th!!!
#20
SicaR wrote at 07.03.2013, 19:11 CET:
go LGD.int :D
#21
muller wrote at 07.03.2013, 19:11 CET:
strategian from envy, haha
#22
Yoshi- wrote at 07.03.2013, 19:12 CET:
So the stream will have 5 new people, but only an extra of 300% expert opinions?
#23
Son Gohan wrote at 07.03.2013, 19:13 CET:
gonna watch just for h4nn1
#24
Renflux wrote at 07.03.2013, 19:15 CET:
INB4 Pajkatt pulls a sniper out of his ass and does the first rampage in the final event. Also, very exited for the Tobi + Synd combo.
#25
nujabes wrote at 07.03.2013, 19:16 CET:
respitE plz, otherwise it sounds kinda strange ;)
 
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