G Guard to challenge top SEA teams

G Guard to challenge top SEA teams

G Guard to challenge top SEA teams

Comments 📅15 April 2015, 22:49

In view of their recent slump and lackluster performance, Malaysian Dota 2 team G Guard has devised an innovative way to train and improve with Sourtheast Asia’s best teams.

The struggling outfit, led by legendary Dota player YamateH, recently issued challenges to seven teams in total, with the matches to be played from April 15 to 25 in a best of three format.

What makes this challenge interesting that whichever team that manages to defeat G Guard will walk away with U$500.

A source close to the G Guard management told UDMN Gaming that the money would serve as an incentive for G Guard’s opponents to compete at the highest level.

The source, who spoke on condition of anonymity, also said the idea for the challenge was mooted by YamateH himself after the team suffered a string of defeats at the hands of various SEA teams.

It is understood that YamateH felt the team had been formed too late, and would therefore need rigorous training with SEA’s best teams to improve in time for The International 5 qualifiers.

The teams that have been challenged are: Mineski, Can’t Say Wips, MVP, 5Eva, Arcanys, and Signature Trust.

Their full statement:

Dear G Guardians, do you want to see us challenging some of the best SEA teams?

We are holding a small “G Guard Challenge” event that successfully invited a total of 7 top SEA teams to play a BO3 match with us. The team who can defeat us will take home USD 500! like emoticon

You may see some teams that you like are not listed here. Please let us clarify that we did invite other teams like Rave and Team Malaysia but they are busy with the tournaments they are already in so cannot take part in this event.

All matches BO3, start at 8pm SGT:
– 15th April – Arcanys
– 16th April – csW
– 17th April – MVP.Hot6
– 18th April – Invasion
– 22nd April – 5EVA
– 23rd April – Signature.Trust
– 24th April – Mineski

G Guard later issued a follow-up statement, saying Team Malaysia and Rave had turned down the challenge, citing busy schedules.

The challenge will prove to be a good yardstick of G Guard’s capabilities in the coming months, as they look to determine if they have any chance of qualifying for TI5.

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Adrian "La_DottA" Lai has been involved in the Dota community since he became an administrator for Garena Malaysia in 2006. After two years, he ventured into the world of eSports journalism by becoming a rookie writer for now-defunct website Meet Your Makers. Following a year-long stint, he was invited to writer at various eSports news sites, most notable GosuGamers and joinDOTA. He currently works as a journalist for Malaysian national newspaper New Straits Times, where he writes political news on a daily basis. Follow him on Twitter @LaiAdrian and Facebook: fb.com/adrian.lai1