Fireworks light up Putrajaya

written by Antabax | 9:10:00 PM | | 5 comments »

Last Wednesday, we took a break from gaming errr from studies and went to Putrajaya for the International Fireworks Competition. It turns out to be such a massive event where about 100,000 people came. Below are some of the pics I took from the event. Mind you, my camera is a normal zoom camera, not a D-SLR.

Things are getting hot for the GGC Malaysia tourney. Before this, it was stated that CT`G lost to SMGP. After a recheck, the admins decided that CT`G won. So what happened actually ? Sadly, one CT`G member kept disconnected from the game and the match had to be reloaded from a save point. This means that, there is no replay to watch and by this, no correct assumptions can be made.

One of the CT`G members, Achilles- (ex-Wizz), commented on the issue when the admins decided to give SMGP the upper hand. He said,

" Hey, I really dun understand the match between CT`G and SMGP which we have won n send the ss (screen-shot) to the admins. 1st of all, they refuse to play on our host n keep insisting that their line is better so we played on it (SMGP's host) and they got their 1st pick which they wanted it, so we gave them watever they wan =/. We eventually played 2 games, where the first game is in da afternoon, because of the lag issue, we stop playing and postponed it to night due to the lag issue (2nd game). So, we played it at night but they wanted a re-draft (repick heroes) and we have no idea so we said ok. How wonderful is this =/ . But when 1 of our member dc-ed (disconnected), we request for a load n they insisted after 15 mins, no more loading game, cuz they already load the game before n they dunwan (dont want) to load again, so we become fed up wif the lag issue and the superb attitude and sportsmanship of the opponent, we decided to cont (continue) the game and I microed (controlled) 2 heroes which is mine n the leaver's hero. It was a close match which we won by breaking the throne but somehow, they accused us of pooling =/ and they got the win. Is there any proof or evidence of us pooling ? I really hope that the admins will look into the matter n give us a good reply. Thx. "

SMGP also gave their own view of the game. Their leader, imbaimba, wrote this,

" First, we felt delay for 3 sec n super lag when CT`G hosted the game. So we suggested our guy to host it when the void (Wizz's Faceless Void) dc-ed. He only got BattleFury, Mask of Madness, Power Thread but when they push for the 1st time, he (Faceless Void) suddenly got an EagleHorn and later, he got Butterfly + Mkb (Monkey King Bar) towards the end of the game while the Silencer item was halted (didn't buy any more items). We suspect that they bought item(s) for the leaver so we tell Ns-Hon our assumption the next day. The result was out and our team won. The winner must save the replay to Ns-Hon rite ? If u guys probably win tis match, how could the result showed that we won? ? U think Ns-hon blinkness ? (blind ? blindness ?). Anyway, we are willing to have a rematch but I suggest that Ns Hon to become the observer. Thx. "

Later on, the admins decided for the last time and gave CT`G the win. This is what imbaimba wrote about it,

" I respect the moderator decision(s). They just got the screen shot but no replay. So, we have no evidence that CT`G was pooling (1-2 players chip in to buy an item for 1 hero). By the rules, we admit defeat. Now, we just need to win Team Aeon. Thats all. Settled. "

Achilles- responded with,

" Good luck in your upcoming match then (with a smile) "

From my view, this type of problems is unavoidable. This is one of the few problems you can encounter during an online match especially for a tourney. If void really had more items since the disconnection, then it is considered pumping or pooling because from what I understand, you cant transfer gold or items. But in this case, the original controller had dc-ed. If in a public game, its normal to take the items from a dc-ed hero but giving it items can be considered pumping. Anyway, this is just my view and it is just an assumption from team SMGP that team CT`G pumped the void. In this case, both teams cant be blame and the win should go to Ct`G who had the screenshot of the game. What SMGP and the other teams can do in this type of situation is to make a screen shot of your assumptions. If you said that a hero got pumped or something, take a screenshot of that hero and it's pumper (the one who pumped him) but the best way to avoid this is to have a neutral host or observers to spectate the game. Anyway, good luck to SMGP and the rest of the teams for the remaining matches.

GGC Malaysia : Updates

written by Antabax | 10:21:00 AM | , | 2 comments »

So far, the event has reached the third day but not all the matches have been played by the respective teams. Below are the result from playday1 till playday3.


For Group A, Cybertime G won against KMX while ATTP won againts N|B4 in Group B. The infamous W4SI on the other hand managed to defeat NSP in Group C and KS defeated PLAB in Group D.

For Group E onwards, only 3 matches were played and 2 of it is in Group E. 7-Zai won against RAGE and ABC defeated -[V]- while in Group F, MILK lost against MBJB.


For Group A to Group D, only 1 match were played and it is between KMX and SMGP where KMX lost again. So far, KMX lost 2 matches already and their chance to qualify for the next stage is low.

4 matches were played where the 2 matches comes from Group E, 1 from Group F and the last 1 from Group G. ABC won again and this time, their opponent is 7-Zai while RAGE on the other hand, lose again with the team ABC defeated at playday1, -[V]-. RAGE shares the same fate with KMX where their hope for qualifying is low. In Group F, T-A defeated MILK and eD won against [W.A.R] in group G.


In Group A, suprisingly, CT`G lose to SMGP. By winning, SMGP is at 1st place for Group A. In Group B, ATTP defeated R|P and they also top their group with 2 wins. The Johor SMM state champion, KS, also are doing well. They defeated SMKHC.DT and are sitting comfortably at 1st place with 2 wins.

For Group E, ABC wrap it up by winning against RAGE and with 3 wins and 0 losses, they are qualified for the next round. -[V]- finishes second by defeating 7-Zai and they will also proceed to the next round. For Group G, only 1 match were played that is eD against ReV. eD managed to add their tally to 2 wins while in Group H, the first match for it were played and the teams were Xero and Ga which Xero won.

That concludes the updates for playday1 to playday3 with some matches still not yet played. I hope the teams will sort their time and play their remaining games because everyday is a play day. This means that they have matches almost everyday. This will cause a lot of problems if a lot of matches still not yet played. By the way, if the replays are out, I will upload it. For more info, go to the official thread here.

Just came back from a trip with my family. Its been quite a hectic trip from Tuesday till Sunday. Anyway, there is a Dota All-Stars online tournament goin on with about 32 teams involved for those who still don't know about it. They are using the GGClient as a platform for them to connect to each other and play their matches. If you are clueless about this whole GGC thingy, you can read all about it here. This tournament was created and organized by my fren, Iblis and another fella that goes by the nick Ns-Hon. So far, the tourney are doing well and the first playday has started already. Iblis is quite well known in the online dota community here in Malaysia. So this first event by him could become successful easily judging by the participations from top team such as Ct`G, REV, W4SI, NSP, KS and -[V]- and also, 32 slots allocated for the tourney has been filled up. Could this be the MYM Prime replacement for us Malaysian ? Time will tell.

The prize for teh event is;
1st place : 2 months Premium Membership & 30,000 EXP
2nd place : 1 months Premium Membership & 20,000 EXP
3rd place : 10,000 EXP

The playday for the event starts on Saturday 19th August till Saturday 25th August. As a friend and supporter of the local gaming community, Eyes of a Gamer will closely follow this tournament by posting the updates, replays, matches and everything related to it. Alternatively, you can visit the GGC Malaysia Dota Tournament thread here. Stay tuned guys !