2GD to host the Shanghai Major
James Harding is back after more than a year since he last time hosted a Valve event, namely The International 4.
The full list of the Shanghai Major talent desk is still to be made public by Perfect World but a few more personalities have announced their participation at the event.
The most surprising announcement was made by James '2GD' Harding who will make a return in the hosting seat after a long absence.
After The International 4 James has decided to step down for a while and focus on GD studio. He didn’t attend any events during 2015 as host and as a matter of fact in April last year the GD team was happily announcing the new studio:
At TI5 James '2GD' Harding implemented a new concept of onsite event coverage with Twitch Chat Reporter, a series of 15 seconds clips published via Instagram and then spread in the twitch chat.
After 2GD made public his presence at the Shanghai Major a few more personalities broke the silence. The two joinDota central figures, Toby 'TobiWan' Dawson and Austin 'Capitalist' Walsh will also head to China in March along with David 'GoDz' Parker and William 'Blitz' Lee.
From the analysts only Ben 'Merlini' Wu confirmed his attendance to the event.
Although a mini drama was rising on twitter last night regarding the absence of any English observer at the event, Weppas, skrff and Kpoptosis have announced that they will in fact be heading to Shanghai for observing duties.