Female casters need a strong mindset
AMS is one of the premier casters for Mars Media. She has served as an analyst on the official Chinese language stream for The International 2016, The International 2017, and DAC 2017, among others.
Q: Introduce yourself to everybody!
A: Hi everyone. I am Dota2 caster AMS. Now I stream on Huomao.
Q: Where does the name come from?
A: It is the name of a US TV series.
Q: How did you become a Dota caster?
A: I started to play the game after influence from classmates in university, and I started to like the game so I became a caster.
Q: Will you continue to play Dota when it becomes less popular? What do you plan for your future?
A: Every game waxes and wanes. But Dota right now is irreplaceable for me. I guess I will continue to play. I don’t have much of a plan for the future.
Q: What differences do you think are for casting Dota from casting other games? What preparations do you make for these differences?
A: I’ve watched too little other games to comment, but I don’t think the basics are too far away for casting every game. You need to know the players and the teams, and the basic game knowledge and understanding. Just watch and learn as much as you can, which is the way to go for everything.
Q: Talking about your nicknames, we know “Massager” (An Mo Shi) is from AMS. But what is “Little Tongue”?
A: How can I know [what is means] if it isn’t the name I gave myself?
Q: SGamers are very interested in your personal issues. Can you tell us whether you have a boyfriend already? Or what you are your requirements for your boyfriend?
A: I’ve answered that question many times. Answers can be found on my weibo.
Q: What do you think about the spam of “lick to fracture”? (T/N: "lick to fracture" refers to hentai) Do you like the viewers’ teasing in this way?
A: I have no idea what is the logic they follow, and nobody is going to like something they don’t understand.
Q: Do you usually visit SGamer? What do you think is its big difference from other forums, like Tieba?
A: No. I don’t know how to answer that question.
Q: Dream League has recently released the number of slots each region gets. Europe and CIS are going to get 4 teams and the four other regions will get one each.
A: It is normal. The only difference is the that Valve is going to support the tournaments financially and a point-based system is now in place. Chinese tournaments tend to invite more Chinese teams as well. MDL will be a Major this year and MDL used to have half of the teams be Chinese. Also, you will have a lot of tournaments that a team won’t be able to play in all of them. So the impact will be OK
Q: What do you think about the impact PUBG is having on Dota2?
A: I’ve been trying that game as well. It is a totally different experience than Dota 2. Everyone wants to different game, which brings a sense of freshness and fun, but I don’t think Dota2 will be abandoned as a result.
Q: What do you think about and advise for girls entering as a caster?
A: It is not for the faint hearted.
Q: After TI7, compared with foreign teams’ transfer storms, we are very calm. The only announcements have been Newbee and LFY saying they will have the same line up. (Interview done on 25 Aug). What are your views and expectations?
A: They’ve done all right and they don’t have to worry about cohesion. Making drastic changes all the time is not necessarily a good thing.