TNC win WESG. Takes home $800,000.
TNC Pro Team, a team from the Philippines who are best known for upsetting two time major winners Team OG in TI6, have secured their biggest win yet by beating the new Cloud 9 squad 2-1 in the Grand finals of the WESG in China. WESG was a unique tournament in which teams were allowed to participate only if all its players were citizens of one country.
Both teams outclassed all other teams on their road to the finals including Dendi’s Team Ukraine and Swedish Giants The Alliance. This is the first major tournament win for TNC in the team's history, and the biggest win by a team in the SEA region in terms of prize money won.
Here is a video of them celebrating after winning a phenomenal Game 3.
Dota 2 Asian Championships
The Chinese qualifiers of DAC 2017 have now concluded. Invictus Gaming, VG.J, LGD.FY, and iG.Vitality are the four teams that will be joining direct invites EviL Geniuses, Wings Gaming, OG, and Newbee.
They will now move on to conduct the NA, EU, SEA and CIS qualifiers which will run from February 3 to the 10 of February. Unfortunately, there will be no open qualifiers, hence no Indian teams will be able to participate in the tournament.
The first female Pro Dota player and XyclopZ's sexism drama
Axx is a Chinese female pro player who was picked up by Newbee.Boss. She is well known and respected in the Chinese community for her eye-catching performances in the CDEC Master league. Normally, she plays as the carry and currently has over 7k mmr. She is a great player and her being on a pro team is a huge step for women in Esports.
Axx - new player of Newbee.B pic.twitter.com/zGXcW3SWgE— Team Empire (@team_empire) January 10, 2017
She has many fans in the chinese scene including TI2 champion Zhou who was quoted saying
There are bound to be people who are biased towards her for being a girl. While the above ones were positive, some will be negative. Such as Xyclopz’s attitude towards her while casting. He made sexist remarks such as :
While he wasn’t outright sexist, he had a hint of subtle sexism throughout his cast which included Xyclopz talking about wanting to ask Axx her number.
He later apologized on reddit. after the dota 2 community called him out.
Dotapit LAN all set for Kickoff
DotaPit’s LAN finals in Croatia, which features teams from all four major regions; Europe, NA, SEA and China, kicks off on Friday. The tournament features a $125,000 base prizepool. They have announced the brackets, and we are most excited to see Team Secret facing up ESL Genting winners Digital Chaos. This tournament will also be the first for star-studded teams, EG and OG in 2017.
Dota Pit LAN Finals bracket is here. Who is going to be crowned as Season 5 champion? pic.twitter.com/Xiyi9CyhSj— DotaPit.com (@DotaPit) January 16, 2017
Blizzard Bans over 10,000 Cheaters
Nuking basically sends large amounts of packets to the opposing team's IP to have a similar effect to a DDoS attack. The victim's game will slow down immensely, making the game unplayable. Most previous hacks could be reported easily. Nuking, once it takes place, cannot be reported because the game slows down.
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