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Who will The International 2018?

Virtus.Pro
Team Liquid
PSG.LGD
Team Secret
Mineski
Vici Gaming
Newbee
VGJ.Thunder
OG
Winstrike Team
Team Serenity
Invictus Gaming
Fnatic
TNC Predator
VGJ.Storm
Evil Geniuses
OpTic Gaming
paiN Gaming

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The International 2018
« on: August 08, 2018, 07:32 pm »
The Internationals always hold a special place in our heart and gets us excited and sometimes emotional.
The best players from all around the world gather up and play against each other to prove who is the best.
I encourage everyone from lagabuse.com to watch this tournament, even if you haven't played Dota 2 at all (there will be a beginner friendly stream where the commentators will explain things in more details). It's once in a year, so give it a try.

This year The International will be held in Vancouver, Canada.


TI8 Information:

Group Stage: August 15th - August 18th, 2018
Main Event: August 20th - August 25th, 2018


Participants:

Virtus.Pro - The most consistent team this year. They are the favorite team to win the international this year but TIs are always full of surprises. Star player: Noone
Team Liquid - The winners of last year's TI7. The team hasn't changed a single player. Star Player: Miracle-
PSG.LGD - Very strong Chinese team. Star player: Ame
Team Secret - My favorite team, ez win. Star player: MidOne
Mineski - strong sea team. STar Player: iceiceice
Vici Gaming - Strong chinese team. Star player: Paparazzi
Newbee - 2nd palce last year. STar player: SCCC
VGJ.Thunder - veri stronk. star player: sylar
OG - s4 and fly left for eg. star player: ana
Winstrike Team - mad fun russians. star player: iceberg
Team Serenity - qualified for ti. star player: no clue lul
Invictus Gaming - - Burnning is coach waow
Fnatic - fun team. star player: EE-sama
TNC Predator - sea team
VGJ.Storm - became good team after BSJ got kicked xd. Star player: Resolution
Evil Geniuses - eg. star player: rtz
OpTic Gaming - stronkk team. star player: zai
paiN Gaming - w33
« Last Edit: August 08, 2018, 09:36 pm by jeandarc »

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Re: The International 2018
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2018, 08:25 pm »
Anyone care to link a stream source without popup adds and poor video quality? Is Youtube gonna stream it?

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Re: The International 2018
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2018, 08:33 pm »
What is this, some Farmer's market event??

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Re: The International 2018
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2018, 08:53 pm »
I haven't watched dota stream since TI5 no exception on this one

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Re: The International 2018
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2018, 09:39 pm »
Anyone care to link a stream source without popup adds and poor video quality? Is Youtube gonna stream it?

It will be streamed on twitch.tv/dota2ti

Also on on dota 2 offical youtune channel afaik

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Re: The International 2018
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2018, 11:04 pm »
EG :stop it:

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Re: The International 2018
« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2018, 11:06 pm »
Maraskeroo is a decent team

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Re: The International 2018
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2018, 12:16 am »
OpenAI five for TI8 champion.
Spoiler for Hiden:
So these apparently happened. Short summary: a limited hero pool 5v5 AI that learned from scratch through self play. A team of pro scene personalities was pitted against it for BO3 and basically got steamrolled, except for that one game where audience picked 2k mmr lineup for bots. There was an audience game beforehand, but it ended with 9 min rax 13 min gg. Includes chat BM from both humans and bots.
Spoiler for Game 1:
Spoiler for Game 2:
Spoiler for Game 3:
(okay, to their credit, those instahexes are just plain unfair)

I'm honestly not sure who to cheer for this year.

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Re: The International 2018
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2018, 01:04 am »
Newbee is very ambitious, so they are my favourite. I can tell without even thinking that EG will not win.

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Re: The International 2018
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2018, 08:17 am »
@div.ide i watched those AI games and yeah that hex was a game winning xd
I mean it might seem unfair but even a human has a chance to do that if he expects thr blink from the ES by spam casting the hex whetr he predicts ES will jump xd

@ExpertNoob eg are actually looking very strong after their roster change. They just won a mini tournament by stomping teams like fnatic and optic gaming with ease.

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Re: The International 2018
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2018, 08:47 am »
I've seen those games and yes, the insta hex was killer move. Ofc that's advantage of AI, basically no reaction time.

I'm Team Liquid's fan for some time already. But I'm also looking forward to see EG, PSG.LGD and Virtus.Pro.

@Happy.. You can also watch it ingame, with chance to win some items.

What are your predictions in battle pass (most kills, shortest game and so on)? I haven't done that yet, gotta look into that soon.

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Re: The International 2018
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2018, 04:07 pm »
Arteezy is so good at manta dodging that he can even dodge winning TI :D

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Re: The International 2018
« Reply #12 on: August 10, 2018, 12:32 am »
AHAHAHAHAH WHAAT A JOKE LMFAO AHAHAHAHAH

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Re: The International 2018
« Reply #13 on: August 10, 2018, 09:37 pm »
Anyone care to play some d2 ?

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Re: The International 2018
« Reply #14 on: August 11, 2018, 11:23 am »
Team Liquid.