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Posts tagged “The International 2014”

Feature: Reflecting on Dota 2's Newcomer Stream

Dote Night: 2014 – The Year Of The Noob

Part of a miscellany of serious thoughts, animal gifs, and anecdotage from the realm of MOBAs/hero brawlers/lane-pushers/ARTS/tactical wizard-em-ups. One day Pip might even tell you the story of how she bumped into Na'Vi's Dendi at a dessert buffet cart. Dota, League of Legends, Smite – these are complex games to get your head around and thus a good first impression is key. Until this point…

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Why You – Even You – Should Watch The International Finals

By my watch, the main event of Valve's $10 million Dota 2 tournament The International kicks off oooooh right about now in front of a sold-out crowd in Seattle. Gabe Newell will take to the stage and someone will yell out something trite about Half-Life 3. You should watch it. Not just because I think Dota 2's one of the finest video games, but to…

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We Aren’t The Champions: Dota 2 International Playoffs Over

The full pageantry of Valve's whopping great Dota 2 tournament The International won't kick off in Seattle until Friday, but already it's seen a few upsets. Seven days of playoffs ended last night, whittling nineteen teams down to eight--with last year's champions, Alliance, notably knocked out. We haven't seen all the fun and dressing Valve plan to fill the 17,000-capacity KeyArena with as teams fight…

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CBKBeebies: Dota 2 International’s ‘Newcomer’ Commentary

"Furion's playing rat doto" - four words full of meaning to the well-informed Dota 2 player but to most people, half of those aren't even words. Valve's Dota 2 tournament The International later this month will be by far the highest-paying digital sports competition yet, with a prize pool currently sitting at $10,466,388. It'll also be the most confusing digital sports competition. What a weird…

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Got Need Got Got: Dota 2 International 2014 Compendium

Dota 2 and the International turned my Dotachums into schoolchildren last year. "Dendi. Have you got Dendi? I need Dendi," would come the Steam messages desperately seeking a picture of the Ukranian player's face for TI3's Compendium, a sort of Panini World Cup sticker album for Dota. "I'll swap you ixmike88 and ChuaN for Dendi!" Valve launched this year's new Compendium on Friday and it…

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