China’s top e-sports team is questioned, club owners are rich second generation

China’s top e-sports team is questioned, club owners are rich second generation
Minnan.com, August 8: In July, the news that China’s NEWBEE team won the DOTA2 International Invitational Tournament and won a prize of 31 million yuan was once hotly debated.A few days ago, the reporter interviewed the industry in depth. Behind the high bonuses, many rich and second-generation Chinese have invested in the team, and the salary of top players has increased by nearly 50 times in 5 years.However, many club managers believe that the prosperity burned by money may affect the healthy development of the industry.The custody team was also questioned as a private toy for the rich second generation.The club owners are rich second generation    There are ten top clubs in domestic DOTA2. Almost all DOTA2 club owners are rich second generation.The owner of the VG club is the son-in-law of the Tianhou Group. The owner of the LGD club is a wealthy second generation studying in Australia. The owner of the DK club is a rich man in Yunnan. A senior industry insider revealed that this is an open secret in the industry.Among them, the most famous is the famous rich second generation Wang Sicong. The IG club he invested in won the championship in the 2012 International Invitational Tournament.  These rich second-generation bosses are willing to spend huge sums of money to invest in DOTA2 clubs. One important reason is that they are all fanatic DOTA players themselves.But an industry source revealed that for these rich second generation, the club is like their private toy.Many bosses are very disrespectful to the players, often calling players to accompany themselves to play two, regardless of whether it will disrupt the daily training of the team.The boss of the LGD club even played on behalf of the team in person. The performance was very controversial and was ridiculed by the audience as the penultimate universe.Foreign teams are mostly semi-professional   DOTA2 games only have two or three clubs in Europe and the United States, all of which are semi-professionals; South Korea has two clubs. Because DOTA2 is still in the early stage of commercialization, Korean clubs that cannot make money are not willing to spend a lot of money.An industry source said that in this international invitational tournament, the Chinese team occupies five seats in the quarter-finals. In addition to domestic club owners investing and supporting at no cost, another aspect is the weakness of foreign teams.