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Orange Taring Dota2, a $45,000 partnership

Dota 2 Ben “PineappleCake” Tan

During a press conference held in Kuala Lumpur on the 11th of April, the details of the Orange Taring collaboration have been revealed.

Following a considerably vague announcement of a partnership between Team Taring (The Malaysian government's Dota2 team) and Orange.eSports (One of Malaysia's largest eSports organization), a joint press conference by both organization has revealed the extent of their partnership.

Financial details:

A total of RM175,000 ($45,000) will be put into the Orange Taring Dota2 project, making it the largest Dota2 sponsorship by a Malaysian organization. Of the promised amount, RM100,000 ($25,500) will be funded by the Malaysian government (represented by Team Taring) and RM75,000 ($19,200) by Orange.eSports.

Along with the financial sponsorship, a dedicated training house based in Johor Bahru, Malaysia will be provided.

The contracts offered to the six players on the team start on the 1st of April and are in place for five months, ending just after TI6. Upon the completion of said contract, the players will be given an option to extend the contract for another four months, until the 31st of December.

Management and team details:

Orange.eSports will be in charge of managing the team and long-time backstage Malaysian Dota2 scene expert, Firduas 'MasterRamen' Hashim, has been designated as team advisor. Playing on the Orange Taring team will be a six man roster consisting of veteran Malaysian Dota players and a few new ones.

Orange-Taring's roster:
Malaysia Ng 'YamateH' Wei Poong (Captain)
Malaysia Chua 'Ice' Chee Cai
Malaysia Sim 'Ling' Woi Cheng
Malaysia Law 'Nj' Chee Hoong
Malaysia Byron Young 'Syeonix' Meng Keen
Malaysia Roger Tan 'Roddgee' Boon Thye

Image courtesy of Taring Orange

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Ben “PineappleCake” Tan
Inactive editor for Gosugamers Dota2 and an osu! Standard lover. Contact me via a message on Gosugamers or email to [email protected]

Discussion

  • joachim "walawee" ouano ,
    a lot of money wasted there... and from government (people's money)?
    • Kelvin "PowerFish" Lim ,
      as long as the money isnt going to the pocket of Najib, we are fine.
    • Hakim "Badcurry01" Mutalib ,
      no man its eSports just like any other sports its not wrong
      • Doc "DocAwe" Awe ,
        i know but tbh what they expect from team taring. the competition get fierce everyday, new team arise. the main question is what they do expect from team taring, do they need to win ti6 to be valid or they will face disband consequence. we know that is totally impossible, so if they actually get disband then it gonna be a waste. unless they set their mark realistic, like getting a slot in ti6 is already an achievement which mean they do fine. so lets just wait n see how it gonna roll.
        • Ben "PineappleCake" Tan ,
          This might of interest to you. In the press release, it was said that the team's short term goal was to make top three in SEA and long term goal of representing Malaysia at international LAN events.
    • koroshi "Ks-Koroshi" 暗殺者 ,
      Better way to waste than to give to a useless politician's wife. This amount is so fucking small compared to what politicians has stolen from people's money. 1 person might have billions or RM. Fuck Malaysia government
      • Joseph "mirsyf" S ,
        Dude it's same everywhere. The Chinese government is doing the same shit just like all the other countries' ruling parties. The only difference is people get brainwashed while being exploited. They put billions of money into their families' accounts overseas and instigate people to believe in communism. ROFL
        • Hao "IAM_Haoooooooooooo" Ding ,
          it's not same everywhere. our ex-mayor used $280 tax money for the football team of the high school that he graduated from, and now he is--well--EX-mayor. (and he is dead)
  • Kuang Eu "fieryeu" Tay ,
    I think this is a huge gamble on the part of the Malaysian government and also Orange Esports for funding such a mediocre team. Team Taring hasn't got an outstanding performance since their creation in the SEA region. I don't think they would even qualify for ti6.

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