Invictus Gaming interviewed. Possibility of IG2 from high school teenagers in China
Netease recently interviewed Zhou, 430, YYF and Faith from Invictus Gaming, winner to The International 2 and other major titles. There’s even talk of a iG2 coming your way! Excerpts from the interview can be found below :
NE: First off, congratulations for your win in the Dota2 competition at WCG2012. Can you talk about how it felt at the time?
Zhou: At the time we were very happy, and very excited. WCG can be described as a dream for all professional gamers, and so for us to take the title in Dota 2 can be seen as fulfilling a career dream.
NE: We heard that you guys really took this competition seriously. In order to fully prepare, what were some things you did beforehand?
Faith: In the days leading up to the competition, we intensified our training, and focused on practicing some of the more popular heroes.
NE: Supposedly you guys are planning on a nationwide talent search, where worthy candidates are selected to join iG for professional training sessions, with a chance to represent iG itself in competition. Can you give us some details?
YYF: Soon we will take part in a series of school campus events, the goal is to select five exceptional players, and then we will train them as a team, and they will represent iG at competitions.
NE: As a professional team, in what direction will iG develop for the future?
Zhou: Our team’s development direction is to become an international top tier Dota2 professional team.
NE: Normally, an esports team’s players should have very close understandings, and I see that you guys have excellent teamwork. Are your personal bonds with each other similarly strong, are there any interesting stories to share from this?
Zhou: 430 and YYF often mess around with each other, this is what I think is most interesting.
Faith: ChuaN keeps the air conditioning on cold no matter what the weather is like, even in deep winter he’s gonna want it on.
430: Sleeping at night, Faith grinds his teeth, it’s like someone is eating in the middle of the night.
YYF: I often stand by 430 and watch him play pubs. When he’s solo mid, every time he dies 1v1 he’ll utter a phrase, “This person is so noob!” and then I’ll make fun of him, “He’s such a noob but he still killed you”.
Source : Game.163
Translated by : Dotaland