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

China’stope-sportsteamisquestioned,clubownersarerichsecondgeneration
Minnan.com,August8:InJuly,thenewsthatChina’sNEWBEEteamwontheDOTA2InternationalInvitationalTournamentandwonaprizeof31millionyuanwasoncehotlydebated.Afewdaysago,thereporterinterviewedtheindustryindepth.Behindthehighbonuses,manyrichandsecond-generationChinesehaveinvestedintheteam,andthesalaryoftopplayershasincreasedbynearly50timesin5years.However,manyclubmanagersbelievethattheprosperityburnedbymoneymayaffectthehealthydevelopmentoftheindustry.Thecustodyteamwasalsoquestionedasaprivatetoyfortherichsecondgeneration.Theclubownersarerichsecondgeneration  TherearetentopclubsindomesticDOTA2.AlmostallDOTA2clubownersarerichsecondgeneration.TheowneroftheVGclubistheson-in-lawoftheTianhouGroup.TheowneroftheLGDclubisawealthysecondgenerationstudyinginAustralia.TheowneroftheDKclubisarichmaninYunnan.Aseniorindustryinsiderrevealedthatthisisanopensecretintheindustry.Amongthem,themostfamousisthefamousrichsecondgenerationWangSicong.TheIGclubheinvestedinwonthechampionshipinthe2012InternationalInvitationalTournament.  Theserichsecond-generationbossesarewillingtospendhugesumsofmoneytoinvestinDOTA2clubs.OneimportantreasonisthattheyareallfanaticDOTAplayersthemselves.Butanindustrysourcerevealedthatfortheserichsecondgeneration,theclubisliketheirprivatetoy.Manybossesareverydisrespectfultotheplayers,oftencallingplayerstoaccompanythemselvestoplaytwo,regardlessofwhetheritwilldisruptthedailytrainingoftheteam.ThebossoftheLGDclubevenplayedonbehalfoftheteaminperson.Theperformancewasverycontroversialandwasridiculedbytheaudienceasthepenultimateuniverse.Foreignteamsaremostlysemi-professional  DOTA2gamesonlyhavetwoorthreeclubsinEuropeandtheUnitedStates,allofwhicharesemi-professionals;SouthKoreahastwoclubs.BecauseDOTA2isstillintheearlystageofcommercialization,Koreanclubsthatcannotmakemoneyarenotwillingtospendalotofmoney.Anindustrysourcesaidthatinthisinternationalinvitationaltournament,theChineseteamoccupiesfiveseatsinthequarter-finals.Inadditiontodomesticclubownersinvestingandsupportingatnocost,anotheraspectistheweaknessofforeignteams.