Why Waste Time Playing DOTA? These Malaysian Boys Say 'Why Not?'
Youth and Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin tweets about Team Orange's success
Rafizi Ramli had something to say about it too
Malaysia's DOTA2 team: "Orange.Neolution Esports" a.k.a. Team Orange finished at third place of the DOTA 2 Championships (Click on images for captions)
Orange put Malaysia on the map by eliminating highly regarded teams from the US and some favourites from China. This year, finishing a very respectable 3rd and earning the praise of many eSports fans from around the world, Orange bagged a huge US$287,441 for their efforts.lowyat.net
Orange.Neolution Esports — or simply Team Orange — may be considered the top Malaysian DOTA 2 team at the moment. They are led by the Chai “Mushi” Yee Fung, known to most as the “M-God”.techinasia.com
Orange's DotA team was created in 2011. They immediately achieved result by placing 2nd in The Games Expo. After also placing 2nd in MGT, they finally won their first championship in ESTC.gamepedia.com
When they lost three significant team members in early 2013 many were doubtful and skeptical. There were those who expected Team Orange to significantly fall behind. The fact that they have won eight significant tournaments since their 2013 reformation proves otherwise.techinasia.com
FINALS: Alliance (Sweden) vs Na'Vi (Ukraine)
What Malaysia's team leader, Chai "Mushi" Yee Fung has to say after beating China
Malaysians supporting team Orange at 4am. Time is never an issue for DOTA fans.
Team 'Alliance' from Sweden are the DOTA 2 Champions of 2013
Alliance and Na'Vi went toe-to-toe after Na'Vi knocked out Orange in the previous match. Na’Vi won the first International in 2011 and placed second a year later.polygon.com
Once known as No Tidehunter, The Alliance has quickly become one of the most watched teams in competitive Dota. Their talent for unorthodox strategy and drafting often-neglected heroes into matches has earned them both praise and admiration among their peersdota2.com
The 2013 champion receives $1.4 million (RM4.5 million). That's the biggest single-event prize in the history of gaming
The biggest prize pool for a single tournament in e-sports can be found at The International DOTA 2 Championships 2013.techinasia.com
The International Dota 2 Championships will run from August 7 through 11 at Seattle's Benaroya Hall. Fifteen of the tournament's 16 teams have already been invited with the final slot up for grabs at a qualifier immediately before the tournament begins.complex.com
Every player who purchases an in-game Interactive Compendium at $10 apiece will add $2.50 to the total prize pool. Furthermore if the pool reaches $3.2 million, Compendium owners will be able to select the next Dota 2 Hero shipped in the final game.complex.com
About 'The International'
The tournament began as the first public debut of Dota 2 in August 2011 at Gamescom, with a total prize pot of $1.6 million, with a grand prize of one million dollars going towards the championship team.wikipedia.org
The International is an annual electronic sports Dota 2 championship tournament hosted by Valve Corporation, the video game developer behind Dota 2, in which sixteen teams are personally invited to compete.wikipedia.org