An Offline Gaming Community Event
TeleTrip started as a dream to teleport gamers outside of Singapore to have a different gaming experience. It is a great opportunity to make new friends, or even find new team mates -- to build community. As travelling cannot be a frequent affair, it has evolved into primarily a one-day gaming community event with occasional trips to beyond the shores of Singapore. We love FUN and we believe FUN can be achieved while learning and growing together.
We are very thankful for the wonderful space in school campuses to run TeleTrips, which we call TeleTrip Campus. For the one-day gaming TeleTrips that are not within school campus, we name them TeleTrip Express as it is the shortened version of the full TeleTrip.
After trying to form a team for over 2 years, it has helped me change my perspective of a team compared to a group. Of course, only time will tell when I try to apply what I've learnt in real life applications in future but the workshop was beneficial. Although, I think it was really too short and more emphasis could have been on the learning / discussions / sharing during the trip.
ISAAC "FROZENKUKU" LOW
I learned that there are differing ways of communication and leadership that can both be equally effective in different situations. I also learnt that having players with small hero pools really does restrict the draft a lot and that I need to expand mine to avoid this.
RICHMAN "DEUS EXIMA" KUM
Was playing Dota 2 since 2013, never know that effective communication is one of the key that lead to winning. Although TeleTrip Express is only a day, I learnt that effective communication could be one of the key that lead to winning. By the end of the day, discussion over matches with pizza is one of the best things.
JACKY "番薯" POH
Despite being a relatively new player to DotA (since 2017), TeleTrip taught me many new things and also helped me discover new points that I can work on such as effective communication to be a better player. I also befriended many players through this platform that I can now play with online. Above it all, it was refreshing to experience such an exciting atmosphere that I thought I could only feel through watching The International 😀
Cassey "ReckLesS" Low
The teletrip was an amazing and fun platform for me to foster friendship and play with people regardless of what skill level they are in. Through this workshop, I learned to grow to become a better player be it individually or as a group because we learn to support, motivate and forgive each other even if we had bad games. Furthermore, I also want to thank Ruth for being a good host in organising and planning this event and really enjoyed myself. I hope there’s more these event, so we can keep the dota spirit alive.
Zhong Hua "Sibeibudget" Low
Before: I wasn't sure if my roaming, farming and ganking was right when I was playing marksman and assassins. I was always sticking to the lane given and didn't help my teammates. After: I learned a lot of new things about the teletrip class. I noticed that my farming was totally wrong but as Amos and ruth explained to me the proper way to farm and roam at the same time, I slowly improved my gameplay. Another thing I learn was to communicate with my team more as I am a very anti social person XDD BUT as time pass I started to communicate with my team and we manage to get the best teamwork award which was surprisingly exciting since we all started from idk who you are or you are a stranger I don't wanna talk to you but ya we eventually talked to each other and I would like to thanks the team for helping me get the mvp player award as it was unexpected 😂 without teamwork there is no winning!
Dosen "χ.тαкєσ" Low
During TeleTrip, I learnt that even though if one player on the team is extremely good , it is useless without teamwork and whereas a team with teamwork and communication can bring the team furthur as compared to a team without teamwork and communication. To me its important to trust my teammates as well.
Axl "° вαиαиα °" Teo
At first, I believed the people I'm going to meet on the TeleTrip might be very competitive individuals. However, when I walked into this TeleTrip, I realised that they're really nice and easy-going people, and they're even willing to teach and learn distinct roles and strategies from each other before the programme began.
Jia Cheng “ᴏɴᴍʏᴏˢᵗ” Chan
Through TeleTrip, I have learnt more about the different roles and mechanics of the game, which also emphasized on teamwork more than every other thing. Due to the diverse age of my team members, we had problem communicating initially, and was losing match after match in the TeleMatch. Ruth was very kind to stop by our table to cheer and motivate us and even provided strategies on how we could turn the tides against the opponent teams!
Overall, I have enjoyed my time spent there, meeting new friends, learning more about the game that I loved playing, as well as understanding the importance of effective communications - which is lacking in the community nowadays.
Rocky “rockz” Yeo
I found it fun to play with players from different MMR tiers while competing with other teams. Everyone was very keen on playing and were highly engaged during the discussions. It was also fun because despite having a team of low and high MMR players, every team was balanced to the point that we all had an equal fighting chance.
At TeleTrip, I felt that the players gained a different experience of playing in a positive and competitive-like environment, which they can't get from playing pubs at home.
Everyone at TeleTrip was friendly. It's best to join with a friend because you get to have the chance to defeat your friend and boast about it 🙂
Last but not least, I felt that I learnt what DOTA was actually about in the first place: playing with people and having fun.
It's not always easy to find a large group of people who share your interests, especially an activity as isolating as online video games, but good thing that there's always TeleTrip!