Apr 19 Chinese server beta coming April 28 We finally get a date for the Chinese Dota 2 server beta! This week featured an interesting question and answer session with i G. Mar 13 YYF interviewed live on talk show Live On Three I’ll be honest, this didn’t live up to expectations.

Apr 20 Perfect World’s Dota 2 league coming in May And we also get a (rough) date for PW’s announced Dota 2 league! Chua N and i G CEO Efeng, very candid and insightful. Sure, it was nice, and sure, it was new, but some of the questions were awkward, others were shallow, while yet other questions were mistranslated entirely. Mar 14 Tong Fu makes changes Long DD and Veronica leave Tong Fu, replaced by banana and y Aob Ai.

Apr 17 King J joins Tong Fu, replacing y Aob Ai Only having joined For Love recently, King J makes another move, this time to Tong Fu. Worth a read is the G-League reflection piece by Felix, and worth a watch is the Gamefy bit on ZSMJ.

Apr 18 Perfect World and AMD announce partnership / xiao8’s round 2 on TV This piece covers PW and AMD’s new strategic partnership, and updates on xiao8’s adventures on TV dating shows… Happily, things haven’t cooled down since G-League ended, with G-1 Champions League Season 5 kicking off with its qualification stages, so we’re set for more Chinese Dota action to come!

Last but not least, Lan M shares with us an extremely insightful view into his life as a pro-gamer.

All this and more, as the Dota scene in China picks up steam anew after their big holiday!

In the span of the past two weeks, with everyone still recovering from the once-a-year Lunar New Year holiday across Asia, happenings haven’t picked up much, but nonetheless, the world of Dota has provided just enough to keep us all on our toes.

A preview of G-League has us looking forward to March 9, SGamer brings us some humorous critique of the average Dota player, ZSMJ pops up again with rumors of his team joining VG, Perfect World continues their efforts for Dota2 in China with rumors of a TI3 qualifier, and finally, Lan M pulls us into his world with some well-written accounts of his path so far.Bit of an agglomerated recap here, spanning a few weeks. Interviews, a progression of Perfect World announcements and moves, a faithful Dota fan, the upcoming Chinese beta, and so on. Apr 10 G-1 Interviews Roundup: YYF, Sylar, iceiceice, and more! Love member King J talks about his reappearance on the scene, La Nm shares his thoughts on his new team and G-1. CTY VG’s carry player CTY talks about what it’s like to now be in the same club as ZSMJ, and more, in this G-1 interview. Mu Icy shares insights on Gyro, thoughts for G-1, Mu gives thoughtful answers Mar 25 Chinese Esports National Team incoming?Lots of fun G-1 interviews with all your favorite players~ Apr 12 Perfect World 1M RMB tournament Early in the month, we heard more about PW’s tournament, as well as the upcoming beta… Recently, one dedicated fan of Dota made the pilgrimmage to a center of Buddhist spiritualism, Tibet, and brought Dota 2 along with him to find blessings for the upcoming launch of Dota 2 servers in China. Perfect World’s Dota team making moves A short update on what Perfect World are up to, and the status of Dota 2’s launch in China. …And related debates of esports in the mainstream In this article that first appeared in a Chinese newspaper, we touch on mainstream understanding and acceptance of esports in China, along with hints that government organizations are looking to support esports in a major way in the future. Johnny Looking at the 8 teams that have made it this far, their strengths and weaknesses, and what to watch for. Big news this week was Tong Fu making roster changes, with involved to a lesser degree.As of yet, his team’s roster has not been confirmed, although it is hinted that Chisbug will no longer be with him, while some of his other previously confirmed teammates will likely stay. Mar 6 Rising Stars replaces Pretty Haw with xiaotuji Xiaotuji, formerly of Noah’s Ark, joins Rising Stars, replacing Pretty Haw.Gamefy G-League preview and predictions Their preview favored i G heavily, and it all proved to be correct, as i G swept to a 3-1 victory.The team is named after the team's main sponsor, Guizhou Laogandie Food.