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DOTA 2 The International Commentator Forced To Apologize After Bad Commentary
eSports scene is scrupulously followed by a vast majority of Asian gamers, rather by every eSports fanatic across the globe.
Tournaments like the EVO Championship, The International and Tekken Crash not only welcome hordes of spectators, but thousands of people live stream the action.
When an event has such a huge fan-following, even the smallest of mistakes give birth to major disputes. A similar case happened during The International 2014 which received media’s immediate attention.
Wang Sicong is just another DotA 2 fan who also happens to be the son of China’s richest man, Wang Jianlin. While streaming The International, Sicong got a little frustrated at the matches’ commentators since there was remotely any mention of what was going in the match.
Instead of the commentary, all he could hear was two lovebirds (Mik and her boyfriend Xiao Tian) engaged in a nice little chat.
“Get a room, you two!” This must have been Sicong’s immediate thought.
Anyway, unlike other fans, our Richie Rich decided to take the issue to Weibo and put forth the following statement:
The commentary from these two is the worst in history. There is a complete lack of any game analysis or match information. It’s just Mik flirting and rattling on about foolish nonsense. Do you think we stay up late at night to listen to you and your boyfriend chat?
Please have some respect for eSports, for the players, as well as for those who stay up late at night to watch the matches. I have no idea how people like this were even invited to Seattle.
Taking up the criticism like a professional, Mik responded in a way she should have by stating that people should respect each other and not engage in quarrels:
Our commentary style is how it is. We’re not going to change because of some spoiled rich kid. If you don’t like it, just mute us, or switch commentary. I will give myself some self-criticism and provide even better commentary to everyone.
However, in an unexpected turn of events, it turned out that Mik was not as smart as many of you guessed. Why you ask? On the very next live broadcast, Mik decided to whine in front of her boyfriend.
Nothing wrong here, that’s exactly what girlfriends do. However, it was not only her boyfriend who heard her whine, but the whole live audience including Wang Sicong since the good lady forgot to put her mic on mute. Her words?
Is that Wang Sicong guy retarded or what?
Now, this must have hurt, evidently from Sicong’s response:
And you’re going to badmouth me on a live broadcast. Who the fuck are you trying to impress? I won’t say any more about the fact that you don’t understand Dota 2, but to display your lack of intelligence and manners on a live stream, stop losing face for China.
Thankfully, the whole matter settled down once Mik offered a public apology, but still, there are lessons to be learned here: always put your mic on mute before you take on a rich kid.
Source and Picture Credits: Games in Asia.