LGD captain: Valve needs to find an influential [Chinese] agency
- "If Valve put in enough effort and time to promote Dota2 in China, I think most of the players would completely focus on Dota 2," says xiao8.
LGD was invited to 2012's The International, and was of course very happy and excited to get the letter of invitation in the mail. However, he admits that they do not know the real strength of the other teams, nor their own after only having played some practice games. This due to the lack of ongoing tournaments in the Chinese scene.
The interviewer asks the LGD captain what Valve needs to do to maket he game popular and successful in China.
- "Find a high influent agency for Dota2, and host more tournaments," says xiao8. On a question regarding Chinese teams switching over fully to Dota 2 from its predecessor, Ning further points to Valve's lack of involvement.
- "If Valve put in enough effort and time to promote Dota2 in China, I think most of the players would completely focus on Dota 2."
He does assure the Chinese teams' fans that switching from Dota 2 to DotA and vice-versa is not that big of a deal.
- "[It's] not a big of deal because these two games don’t have big differences," says xia8 and says they will keep training everyday to be fully prepared for The International in Seattle, USA on August 31.
LGD is one of the five Chinese teams in this year's premier Dota 2 tournament. DK, EHOME, iG and Tongfu are also set for The International.