Tuesday, September 8, 2015

no kappa

Sunday, August 23, 2015

This must be how C9 fans feel, huh?

I'm used to players leaving/getting kicked from teams, but it's a whole other thing to have 4/5 guys go. If zai or Kuro were still on the team it would have been a bit more bearable, but this new Secret roster... oh Lord. Are you testing how much faith I have on Clement Ivanov?

I like the teams I cheer for to be made up of nice, chill and cerebral players. I don't mind them being painfully straightforward like Puppey or being crazy enough to buy a team mate 18 tangos like Dread. But I don't want them to be face-palm inducing flamers, and I especially don't want them to be pricks who slosh Monster Energy on people's heads when they don't like the prank played on them.

I guess I'll have to change my flair to VP or Alliance now. Heck if Limmp can get his Lina mojo back I'll go with NiP. Even the rumored Dendi + 4 new guys iteration of NaVi is more stannable than Secret's current line-up.

RIP 2015 Team Secret, and RIP my Secret reddit flair. I would follow Puppey to the depths of hell (to see Pit Lord and haul him back to earth?) but this current team is just too much to bear.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

dear post-TI shuffle gods,

Pleeease let s4 stay with Puppan and zai. Don’t care who the +2 are you can put like Justin Bieber and Kim Jong Un there and I would take it with flailing open arms – just please please please gif Nic Secret.s4. :(

If you do I promise to offer you my first born son and name him Clement Gustav Ludwig Ivanov Magnusson Wahlberg.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

This is the kind of game that

makes you want to scream "Tangina naman, NiP. Naka benteng kill na si Era tinapon pa ninyo."

I mean, they hung in there for 44 minutes and the kill count was 36-47 with them in the lead and they had GPM and XPM advantage and I'm here like why why why can't Limmp win with Lina anymore, this is like his 5th straight Lina loss and that's just heartbreaking because he used to wreck with her in .83 and now everything is .84 and everything hurts. :(

(If it's any consolation it's VP who took the game from them and I'm good with VP because G is still good with Lina... most of the time.)

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Hold me I’m going to cry :’)

Okay can I just say that Page 1 of the VODS section of GGnet is so freakin awesome right now. :)

First off, 15 of the last 30 VODS available have a Lina in the game, courtesy of 7 different teams – that’s a lot of Lina picks. :) None of them are Secret or NaVi or Alliance games, which means that unfortunately I don’t get to see Kuro or Akke’s dank support Lina (she’s almost carryish when Kuro plays her, actually) or the gloriousness that is Dendi’s Lina in midlane, but hey, considering that eight months ago I made this (x) post, I’m not complaining. I’m just gonna sit here and hope to the Meta Gods that Puppey and Artstyle are just saving their Lina strats for T15 haha!

What we do have – which is super awesome too – are:

1. FNG FIRST PICKING LINA FOR ASUS.POLAR TWICE IN THEIR Bo3 SERIES VS MOSCOW FIVE. And the only time he didn’t first pick her, he picked her second!

I mean, I know the order of picks can mean different things in different situations – like, some heroes are picked first because the drafter thinks they’re that important, while others are picked later because the drafter doesn’t want to reveal their strat early – but Lina is a hero who is rarely picked first or second so I got really excited just by the fact that FNG picked her so early. But looking at the order of the drafts, I’m inclined to think that it’s more of the first case. Seems like Captain Fabulous Hair really wanted the Axe/Lina combo (DKphobos offlane Axe and G/Illidan midlane/safelane Lina is a strat they seem to like) so he picked them together when he could.

Oh, FNG. At this rate you’re going – drafting Lina a lot and actually being great at her – you’re going to dislodge S4 as my third favourite DotA captain of all time after 820 and Puppey pretty soon. And considering how fond I am of S4, that's saying something.


To be honest I didn’t know who drafted for LGD – heck, I didn’t even know who the players of LGD were anymore (too many Chinese reshuffles and too few good Chinese Lina games to watch) – but it turns out that the guy to thank is actually xiao8.

I know him from his WC3 days because he was with CCM/IG.Z and they had a great rivalry going on with EHOME, who counted Lina among their go-to supports and therefore had my undying love. But I haven’t really paid a lot of attention to him in Dota 2 because the Chinese teams didn’t pick Lina as much they did in WC3 DotA until recently. But nonetheless, the most important thing I know about xiao8 is that last month LGD paid Newbee $330K to release him from his contract so he can play for LGD again. And this guy, who LGD thinks is worth $330K, thinks that Lina is worth picking five times in a Bo5 series.

Hold me I’m going to cry :’)

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

so much Lina so much happy :)

I will always love Secret (Because duh, Puppey. And S4. And Kuro.) but honestly the two teams that are getting the most love from me right now are VP.Polar and NiP.

Because GAHD – thank you FNG (and your fabulous hair) and Handsken for being Lina-loving drafters, and thank you Illidan and G and Limmp for being awesome position 1 and 2 Linas, and thank you FNG again for being a dank support Lina, and thank you all of you fucking players for many fucking awesome Lina games! :)


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