Originally Posted by jD.Slesh
You are most kind to say so, although I do not want to compare myself to Godz/Ryze.
I believe not a single Chinese team has shown all their potential so far, so I will just quickly summarize my thoughts on each.
Ehome: Huge potential, but no experienced carry player. Possibly the most aggressive Chinese team. X!!'s and LaNm's individual skill in insane, for anyone that has not watched the most recent Ehome-AL game - watch it. KingJ pales in comparison to other major carry players though, not because of his farming, but because of late-game decision making, in which Ehome tends to fail.
DK: In contrast to Ehome the one with the best defense in the world. A team that is frustrating to play against, because even if you have a 20k gold lead, they still manage to keep themselves in the game somehow. Not to say they are bad early-mid, on the contrary they tend to favour 5-man pushes with Pugna/DK and the likes.
IG: If they can set aside their egos....then they can be immensely strong. Currently, they only have 1 dedicated support player in Faith (who btw does an OUTSTANDING job each game). And even Faith used to be a carry player for Tyloo before that. YYF, Chuan, Zhou, 430 are all players that want position 1-2, which is the main reason why they have not reached the success of old CCM.
LGD: No real star in the team aside from Xiao8, a young an inexperienced carry in Sylar, but great teamwork. Always seem to underperform at LANS though (weird weird decisions), therefore I would judge them the "weakest" of the 5 atm.
TongFu: Displayed their strength during the East Qualifier, but any team consisting of ex-Panda/Tyloo players is strong. Hao tends to be ultra aggressive on his carry hero though, if he can limit his reckless diving ala Crystal-Style, they are 1 of the top contenders (Permaganking Mu seems to be the only counter to TF atm).
Still, 2.5 months is a long long time. But each Chinese team has their weaknesses, and whoever overcomes those has the best bet of taking the 1 million dollars. If TI2 would be today, I would put my money on Ehome. I am 100% certain they have more strategies and lineups prepared than all of the other 4 Chinese teams combined.
I think of all posts I've read, Slesh's opinion is the most convincing