jk - 2 years ago
Anyways I have considered MANY ways to improve my casting, I have decided to go with a more Bass to baritone range voice. - 2 years ago
mouz chokers confirmed - 2 years ago
Ouch - 2 years ago
WTF?!?!??! Na'vi?? WTF??? LC beat them 2-0 !! NAVI!! WHAT THE FUCK?? D: - 2 years ago
# NoTIforNaVi - 2 years ago
sadlife - 2 years ago
Good Joke - 2 years ago
navi vs vega best cumback * - 2 years ago - 2 years ago
1st place again? Nice :v - 2 years ago
2nd place :p - 2 years ago
4 - 2 years ago
OpieOP - 2 years ago
stick has tied with dream. wao - 2 years ago
he livin the dream - 2 years ago
WAOOEOEOWW - 2 years ago
some1 giff me ne w tinker immortal la.. i got other immortals :3 - 2 years ago
in Navi we trust bois <3 - 2 years ago
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navi <3 - 2 years ago
WTF!! WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THIS? - 2 years ago
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Fok fail again - 2 years ago
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FailFish - 2 years ago - 2 years ago
my friends bet prediction site, be sure to check it out once before placing bets - 2 years ago
Fu Nightbot 2 years ago
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khjkhk - 2 years ago
?\ - 2 years ago
? / - 2 years ago
aa - 2 years ago
poorna acc hacked? - 2 years ago
yes - 2 years ago
DansGame - 2 years ago
my friend was using it to play CS:GO - 2 years ago
WTF Poll is that?? D: - 2 years ago
and someone voted NO ffs !!!! - 2 years ago
giff af k inhouse lobby or riot!! - 2 years ago
w8 ill also vote no :D - 2 years ago
Need a room for dota2.. why not make 1.. :) will get some interested players to party together.. - 2 years ago
@cyclops we do have an in game chat channel.. kinda dead though. Working out an in house league. Should be ready to announce within .. - 2 years ago
the next two or three days - 2 years ago
Woohooo - 2 years ago
Came back just in time for this :D - 2 years ago
2nd place? :O - 2 years ago
Time to bring back the giveaways Kappa - 2 years ago
lol.. i have too many immortals to giveaway ^^ - 2 years ago
Gimme :< - 2 years ago
4 days over - 2 years ago
now announce it fast - 2 years ago
^its a known scam dude Kappa - 2 years ago
Taking a while to finalize IHL. Harder than I imagined to get everything rolling >.< - 2 years ago
I can halp! :D and then rig it and become #1 there :D - 2 years ago
ShitQuit Cup HYPE Kreygasm ! - 2 years ago
HYPE HYPE HYPE - 2 years ago
Give round sexy caster ᕙ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ᕗ - 2 years ago
ᕙ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ᕗ RAISE YOUR DONGERS!! ᕙ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ᕗ - 2 years ago
[H] Batman Arkham city and L.A. Noire Complete edition games - 2 years ago
[W] any gold immortal - 2 years ago
or atleast sf arms or mario thunderbolt - 2 years ago
^ NO - 2 years ago
:'( - 2 years ago
get me out of the wall of shame - 2 years ago
OMFG I'M IN WALL OF FAME!!!!! - 2 years ago
DatSheffy - 2 years ago
Well fuck .. over 4k MMR to join IHL :( - 2 years ago
I knw hw u feel bro.. - 2 years ago
btw, invite me for IHL plox.. me 4.3k player :D .. @Ratz1994 : u can take my 300 mmr, im just ok wid 4k ^^ .. - 2 years ago
hey guys if u have any guild add me too plox - 2 years ago
:) - 2 years ago
Sold!! Now I'm 2.8k MMR .. someone vouch for me :D - 2 years ago
THE FORUMS ARE BOOMING WITH VOUCH REQUESTS!!!! And I'm here, behind a laptop, fapp .. I mean writing :v - 2 years ago
Ratz and stick can u vouch for me? - 2 years ago
Giveaway please Kappa - 2 years ago
too many vouch requests , we could even miss some important threads from FORUM TICKER - 2 years ago
wooo - 2 years ago
snookyD and eternity - 2 years ago
congrats - 2 years ago
yaaaaaaaaaaaaay - 2 years ago
elunes win vs nB - 2 years ago
#Elunespride - 2 years ago
betting predictions for ti anyone - 2 years ago
yosh - 2 years ago
international is starting today, if are betting and confused on whom to bet on weather it be 1st 10 kills 1st blood 1st tower 1st roashan.. - 2 years ago
u can follow my page and and cross check with my predictions and bet - 2 years ago - 2 years ago
got seperate system but net limit exceeded :( - 2 years ago
shit now shaurya and surabhi separate comps :O - 2 years ago
gg - 2 years ago
tht means both can play together - 2 years ago
i am not prepared for this - 2 years ago
shitshitshit - 2 years ago
fokusid - 2 years ago
can finally increase my party mmr(sis plays only suppXD) - 2 years ago
DOUBLE DAMAGE :D - 2 years ago
N ow THIS is a real crapstack - 2 years ago
yusssssssss :D - 2 years ago
I'm still left out of the crap stack :( - 2 years ago
Fok - 2 years ago
u - 2 years ago
sid - 2 years ago
Man im gonna downvote every single vouch post.. FokuSid is a better spam than these =.= - 2 years ago
Nicea - 2 years ago
:O I'm not on the leaderboards - 2 years ago
T-T - 2 years ago
so ez huehue - 2 years ago
Happy friendship day - 2 years ago
Happy friendship day - 2 years ago
happy b'day sid - 2 years ago
happy b'day sid - 2 years ago
happy b'day sid - 2 years ago
ty sir - 2 years ago
wave 30 is a lie:( - 2 years ago
fok volvo - 2 years ago
EG <3 - 2 years ago
fok deadmau5 - 2 years ago
Worst DuDuDuDu ever -_- - 2 years ago
[H] Final fantasy type O [W] INR - 2 years ago
no - 2 years ago
#blidblu - 2 years ago
[H] Blackwidow chroma [W] 10k - 2 years ago
Chroma!! Kreygasm - 2 years ago
DansGame - 2 years ago
is Game pro bangalore chief's cafe?? - 2 years ago
yes - 2 years ago
No rofl - 2 years ago
100 years since giffway:( - 2 years ago
kya cahiye - 2 years ago
bas bol tu - 2 years ago
pa arcanaXD - 2 years ago
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AFK Forums, AFK Shoutbox? - 2 years ago
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dafuq is dat poll ? imma vote nB now :P - 2 years ago
LEVEL 10!!!! :D - 2 years ago
LEVEL 7 :D :P - 2 years ago
anyone up :P - 2 years ago
FALL MAJOR!!! :O KREYGASMMMM!! - 2 years ago
Ratz - 2 years ago
Nice Venge Kappa - 2 years ago
Good jokes mates! See you at FUCK YOUJ - 2 years ago
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hi - 2 years ago
anyone there? - 2 years ago
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ded gaem - 2 years ago
ooo .. hall of fame numero uno - 2 years ago
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pp - 2 years ago
hallooww :3 - 2 years ago
How the heck is dream still on the wall of shame lol - 2 years ago
The site hates him. Period! - 2 years ago
lol that op ability - 2 years ago
Happy halloweene - 2 years ago
wassup - 2 years ago
Bangalore vs Chennai for Gaming Tournaments? - 2 years ago
Guys , Please check peek #17... - 2 years ago
First shout out! Here it goes. Hai guys! - 2 years ago
Hello! - 2 years ago
haalo - 2 years ago
gg - 2 years ago
wp - 2 years ago
i am looking to join a team. i play Carry/Offlane. add me if interested - 2 years ago
supp indian niggers - 2 years ago
fok christmas - 1 year ago
Happppyyy new year :D - 1 year ago
Happy new year :O - 1 year ago
Do we have a room for players to party? - 1 year ago
i mean in dota2.:) - 1 year ago
There is an AFK Gaming chat channel inside the game but it's kinda dead. Will use it again when I restart the casual stream! - 1 year ago
ok.. :) will be waiting.. as indian servers are back so it wud be fun to play with bhau bandhus - 1 year ago
pls help - 1 year ago
my party mmr is rising coz im not in crapstack.. need to donate mmr.. - 1 year ago
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o - 1 year ago
Damn Daniel! - 1 year ago
hello peeps - 1 year ago
Waow Dream is back to reclaim is lost title on the feederboard - 1 year ago
42 lakhs Kreygasm - 1 year ago
WTF I AM BACK BOIYS - 1 year ago
Cumbak is real - 1 year ago
Manila Major hype! - 1 year ago
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Eyyyy .. Divides is on top of the Hall Of Fame - 1 year ago
Ratz is back Kreygasm - 1 year ago
D: I plan on being more active in the forum ... Don't expect Dotes out of me ... I giff Overwatch, CS:GO and Cat Mario advice :D - 1 year ago
Cat Mario for lyf - 1 year ago
The secret to Cat Mario is .... Don't play it if you're not patient and if you rage a lot because if you do .... GGWP - 1 year ago
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3 days ago .. HL3 confirmed - 1 year ago
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I"M BACK MUDDAFAKKAASSSS .. missed numero uno spasiba? - 11 months ago
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9040672539 call if ever u get this msg which i dont think so is gonna work - 10 months ago
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It used to turn red once upon a time. Such is life - 9 months ago
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guys can any one help when is major qualifcation is going to strat - 8 months ago
Such A life... - 8 months ago
@brigadier open quals are from the 6th to 9th of March - 8 months ago
Diam! They still know about me! Yea I am back..with a new approach towards DOWNVOTES! :D - 8 months ago
@Ratz u are no more in the wall of fame - 7 months ago
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this used to be a thing back in 2014 - 6 months ago
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dude is this thing working - 3 months ago
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Inside the Mind of Alex 'Entruv' Prawira - Entity Gaming's former Dota 2 Coach

ClouDx - 01 Aug, 2017 Interview

Inside the Mind of Alex 'Entruv' Prawira - Entity Gaming's former Dota 2 Coach
Around April 2017, Entity Gaming announced Alex ‘Entruv’ Prawira as the Dota 2 roster’s coach. Under his guidance, the squad achieved a nearly flawless run through the ESL India Premiership Summer Season, only to be stopped by Cambodian stalwarts IQ Dota in the grand finals of the LAN. Entruv and Entity Gaming have parted ways for now while the ETG Dota squad has undergone a roster shuffle as well.
We spoke to Entruv about his experiences in India, his take on what the Indian scene is missing and about his plans moving forward. Read on to find out what it’s like to be a Dota 2 coach in a country like India.

Hello Alex, thank you for taking the time to speak with us today. Tell us a bit about yourself and your esports journey.

Entruv: Sure. I’m from Indonesia, I’m 24 years old this year and I started playing Dota 2 somewhere around January 2014, I guess that’s around 3 years now. Post TI 3 I started aiming to build a career in Dota 2 and earn some money out of it rather than just treating it as a hobby. I started by playing in small Indonesian teams but I thought that I needed to play on different servers to improve because different servers have different play styles and personalities. I had already played SEA Dota for around two years, so I moved to the U.S.A where I stayed with my sister who is working there. EG, DC and other top tier teams play on the NA servers – if I wanted to be the best I had to play with and against the best players in the world! Unfortunately, I didn’t have any connection to Europe. While in the U.S, I started to grind my MMR. I went from around 6k MMR in Jan 2016 to 7k by April – that is in around 3 months. Before I moved to India my MMR was around 7.8k MMR while my highest in the leaderboard was somewhere in the top 20. My goal was to become a pro player/coach while learning as much as I can from different people. If I can learn more as a coach, then I’d like to be a coach but if I can contribute more as a player then I will be a player. I had finished my bachelors in computer science and was aiming to pursue my masters in the U.S. Around then, Entity Gaming approached me with a good offer and after a little bit of Googling and a few discussions with the organization I said ‘sure yeah, why not!’ and put my studies on hold to move to India. I figured this would be a great learning experience that could lead to something new that I’ve never had before.
Was the reality of being in India in line with your expectations?

Entruv: It was actually higher than my expectations! If we are talking about results then of course it was below expectations but in terms of the organization and how the management treated me, it was really good. Everyone was extremely professional and really hard working. The owner and the manager always took good care of us and the players were willing to give it their all and listen to me.
What was your training regimen like with the team?

Entruv: We made a schedule where we would be awake at 8 30 a.m. and ready by 9 30 a.m. We would then scrim for 6 hours post which we would either have discussions or play solo MMR for the rest of the day. We started doing really well in scrims over the first couple of months with this routine.
What in your opinion does Indian Dota lack that’s holding it back from being internationally competitive? Do you think there is a solution for it?

Entruv: Well I think it’s the players themselves. There are just around 4 to 5 people in India that have reached 7k MMR – No Chance, Blizzard, Swifty and a few others. If you can produce more players, better players; then you can produce better teams. The solution is very simple actually. In my opinion either you go all in or you don’t play Dota at all. If you want to play Dota competitively you have to aim to be the best otherwise you’re just really wasting your time. At the very least you have to hit 7k MMR, that’s the minimum without which it’s really hard to continue. Dota requires you to put in around 10 hours a day, you have to give money to your family and earn enough to feed yourself. For this, you need to work really hard and you need to be really efficient at training. It doesn’t matter if you put in 14 hours a day but you are still stuck at 6k MMR. You have to first hit 7k MMR, form or join a team of similarly skilled players and then try to compete with international teams. That’s the way to take the Indian scene to a higher level in my opinion.

In my opinion either you go all in or you don’t play Dota at all. If you want to play Dota competitively you have to aim to be the best otherwise you’re just really wasting your time.​


What were your observations when you first joined the Entity Gaming house and what changes did you implement as their coach?

Entruv: When I came to the house, they were of the mindset that they were already the best in India. They didn’t play too much versus international teams. They would always win against Indian teams and technically that did make them the best in India. However, that meant that they would always play with the same people which wouldn’t really allow them to learn something new. When I first came it was really hard for me to talk with Swifty and with Blizzard because they didn’t really have too much exposure and their knowledge inside of the game was really low. It was really hard for them to listen to me at first because they always think that “yeah I’m the best already, I’m always right!”. But after around two weeks, I started being tough with them forcing them to listen to me. I explained to them that the only reason that I flew from the U.S.A to India is to get them to work together as a team and that if they weren’t willing to listen to me or to each other, there is no way this thing could work. Slowly but surely they started to improve, particularly Balaji (Blizzard) who improved really fast! Swifty started doing really well too. My job was to first get their basics right and then start working on them as a team. Some people on the team were very vocal while others didn’t talk very much. When people don’t talk much they are really hard to understand. My biggest challenge was to bring out everyone’s opinions and channel them into productive discussions. I also helped with strategies. I basically watched our opponents’ replays for weeks at a stretch to learn their playstyle and prepare our team for them.  Unfortunately, there’s only so much preparation you can do for best of one matches like in the TI Open Qualifiers.

I explained to them that the only reason that I flew from the U.S.A to India is to get them to work together as a team and that if they weren’t willing to listen to me or to each other, there is no way this thing could work.


What are your thoughts on the squad consisting of players from the Philippines and India both?

Entruv: I think that was a good move. There’s no way that Indian players can learn something new by simply playing among themselves. Philippines is one of the best Dota 2 countries right now in SEA and they’ve been doing really well. Bringing in players from there has really helped Indian players get better at Dota 2.

What do you think ETG’s chances are at the next international Dota tournament?

Entruv: As of now I believe they are still trying out players for their roster. As soon as they get 5 players and a coach they need to work together as a team. If they do that, I think they have a really good shot. I just want them to be stable in terms of team mates because changing members every 3 months or so makes it really hard for people to adapt.
From the outside the esports life looks like it’s all fun and games, but the reality of it is quite different. Could you tell us what an average day looks like for the players and for the coach when you’re training for a tournament?

Entruv: Well it’s not as glamorous as people think it is – it’s not just sponsors, jerseys, branded mouse, keyboards and headsets. The reality is you have to wake up early in the morning to train, watch your replays, discuss your team’s replays, scrim a lot, practice in solo MMR a lot. We basically sleep for about 6 to 7 hours tops because playing Dota is so stressful that we need to go and hangout somewhere to relax after a day’s training.

Well it’s not as glamorous as people think it is – it’s not just sponsors, jerseys, branded mouse, keyboards and headsets.


What were your favourite moments and least favourite moments during your time with Entity Gaming?

Entruv: I think my most favourite moments were when we were hanging out as a team, because we are really good friends. By 12 midnight players are not allowed to use the computer. Everyone has to go to their room and sleep. But nobody sleeps! Instead we send stupid smileys and emoticons to each other on Facebook messenger from two rooms away haha. That was one of my most favourite moments.

My least favourite moment was after we lost at the TI SEA Open Qualifiers. We had very high expectations. We kind of threw the game in the first qualifiers so we settled down quickly but then we lost in the second qualifier to a team that we have scrimmed against a lot. We had an 80% winrate versus them in scrims and we had reviewed our mistakes in the first qualifier as well. Despite this we lost! Everyone was so sad, people were not talking for two to three days at a stretch!

What went wrong in your grand final match versus IQ Dota at the ESL India Premiership Summer LAN Finale?

Entruv: We were just not prepared I guess. It was really hard to figure out a strategy to beat them. We looked up Dotabuff and other sources but we couldn’t find too much data on the team. Meanwhile we played a LOT at the ESL India Premiership – we had like a 27 win streak through the league up until we lost at the finals. This gave them a lot of data about our team and playstyle. We tried to learn about their gameplay through the couple of games they played at the LAN. We looked like we were the team with the advantage when we beat them in the best of one upper bracket finals. This gave us the feeling that we are better than them. They lost to us so they learned even more about us and in the grand finals they knew exactly what we were going to do. They played better than us.
  What’s next for Entruv?

Entruv: Right now I just want to watch TI and enjoy the tournament. I’m actually going to be a panellist on one of the Indonesian esports streams – Supreme League Arena. After TI ends I will either join or coach an Indonesian team or I’ll move somewhere else. In the meantime, I will be streaming some casual Dota on my channel while grinding MMR. Daily practice in the team house was very stressful! Can you imagine 12 hours a day of practice, sometimes you fight but you have to get back on your feet again after you lose at the TI Quals or the ESL India Premiership? I just want to chill for a while and watch TI with my friends and my girlfriend before I decide what to do.

I just want to chill for a while and watch TI with my friends and my girlfriend before I decide what to do.​


One last question before we wrap this up. What’s the story behind the name ‘Entruv’?

Entruv: I used to play World of Warcraft when I was around 13 years old and there was this character called Vurtne. Entruv is basically his name spelled backwards haha. Sounds cool right?
Not bad haha. Thank you for your time Alex! Do you have any shoutouts?

Entruv: A big shoutout to Entity, the owners, the management and the players. Also to ASUS and for every sponsor that Entity has because you guys are all amazing and have taken good care of me while I was in India. I wish them goodluck for their upcoming tournaments – ASUS ROG I believe.
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