I've always greatly respected rOtK
5400 is a Chinese language broadcaster and analyst. He is known in the Chinese community for his post-game "weatherman" analysis segments. He also formerly played for For.Love and Newbee.Miracle and has coached teams such as Energy Pacemaker.
Q: First of all congratulations on signing with Panda.tv, a chance for you to advertise!
A: Thanks, I am now steaming at http://panda.tv/1385250. Do come along if you are interested.
Q: Why did you choose 5400 as your ID?
A: It sounds like "I am little egg" (woshi dan dan). (Actually I weighted 54 kilos at the time so it was 54.00 and it later became 5400).
Q: Why did you turn you into a post-match analyst? What preparations do you do for post-match analysis? Can you rate yourself out of 100?
A: It all started with DAC (2017). Because English streams started this and Perfect World thought it was a good idea. I used to be a player but my casting style is often criticised (I liked to criticise players). So I thought it was a good idea as well (can now criticise without being criticised). It suits me and I started to do it. As for marks, I think 100 (nobody does it better than I).
Q: We used to see you casting tournaments, but why did you start you own stream?
A: I’ve been my own stream since I retired. But it’s probably because I didn’t achieve much as player and nobody really remembers me so nobody watched my stream. It has gotten better since DAC (do come to my stream at http://panda.tv/1385250).
Q: You’ve been a pro player for many years, is there any pro player you admire?
A: I've always greatly respected rOtk. He was my coach for a while. I really think he is a man who can articulate the inarticulable, which I really admire. As pros, communication is really important and he’s really impressed me in that regard.
Q: Any new players is your favourite?
A: Monet. He really impresses, and likes to touch other people’s tits (T/N: Monet sounds like 'mo nai tou' ("touch tits") in Chinese). It feels quite good actually for your tits to be touched.
Q: Which is the strongest Chinese team now?
A: VG, LGD, LFY are all very strong. I think all Chinese teams are very strong. It is impossible to say there is a favourite. They are on the same level.
Q: What is 5400 in real life? What do you do when you are not streaming?
A: I am a lively person and like to hang around. I watch soaps, movies, and play Werewolves (T/N: A game similar to Mafia).
Q: PUBG is very popular recently. How much impact do you think will it have on Dota?
A: Not very much I think. Dota 2 and PUBG are not the same type of game. And I think Dota 2 has made a mark in many people’s minds. This is certainly true for me. I won’t leave the game for the rest of my life. PUBG is also more about entertainment; Dota2 is more competitive and watchable. So I don’t think Dota 2 will be squeezed out by PUBG.
Q: Have you ever encountered anythinig that gives you deep thoughts when you play the game?
A: It is just people who used to play were seperated. You now have a lot fewer brothers who fought alongside with you, which makes you feel helpless about time. It won’t allow you to do everything you want to. They might still be together but I am now on my own.
Q: The new TI invite system means China will only have one qualified team. The Chinese teams are locked down. What do you think about it?
A: I don’t think it is a worry. I think there will be three, four teams invited and a qualifier. Five teams is more than enough. How will they be locked down? Hahahahaha.
Q: There will be a ton of tournaments this year and we hope 5400 will bring us more wonderful games. Thanks to 5400 again.