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Posts tagged “The International 2015”

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Dote Night: The Fallout From The International 2015

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. Today she's going to talk about the aftermath of TI5 for pro players and spectators. With the confetti [mostly] picked out of my handbag and Aegis…

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The International Daily Diary, Part 5: Whale Friends

Pip is currently in Seattle to cover The International 2015 - Valve's six day Dota 2 [official site] tournament. There's over $18m on the line and a rich tapestry of professional gaming to enjoy (or unpick) - we did a cheat sheet to explain the basics. There was also a virtual reality secret shop to be visited and a game of "cornhole" to be played.…

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The International Daily Diary, Part 4: Cake And Chaos

Pip is currently in Seattle to cover The International 2015 - Valve's six day Dota 2 [official site] tournament. There's over $18m on the line and a rich tapestry of professional gaming to enjoy (or unpick) - we did a cheat sheet to explain the basics. There are also lemon curd cakes to be eaten and fountains be be enjoyed. Here's what happened on day…

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The International Daily Diary, Part 3 – Valve Interview

Pip is currently in Seattle to cover The International 2015 - Valve's six day Dota 2 [official site] tournament. There's over $18m on the line and a rich tapestry of professional gaming to enjoy (or unpick) - we did a cheat sheet to explain the basics. There are also 25 minute videos of shoes to be filmed and Arnold Palmers to be consumed. Here's what…

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The International Daily Diary: Part 2

Pip is currently in Seattle to cover The International 2015 - Valve's six day Dota 2 [official site] tournament. There's over $18m on the line and a rich tapestry of professional gaming to enjoy (or unpick) - we did a cheat sheet to explain the basics. There are also bags to be clambered into and DDoS attacks to withstand. Here is what happened on Day…

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Pip’s Daily Diary From The International: Part 1

Pip is currently in Seattle to cover The International 2015 - Valve's six day Dota 2 [official site] tournament. There's over $18m on the line and a rich tapestry of professional gaming to enjoy (or unpick) - we did a cheat sheet to explain the basics too. There is also beef chilli to be spilled in shoes and explanatory diagrams to show how Fnatic's logo…

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Dota 2’s The International Starts With $18 Million In Prizes

Happy Dota Day! It's that day of the year when Pip slips into a malaria dream of excel spreadsheets and weird anecdotes about last hitting, the day that celebrates that holy day whence once the First Minion was born and itself begot the eternal cycle of minions which continue evermore into the infinity. I guess! I don't know, I play League of Legends. Today is…

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Dota 2: The International 2015 Cheat Sheet

With over $17.5 million on the line Valve's fifth annual Dota 2 [official site] competition, The International, is the biggest eSports event yet in terms of prize pool. It's also the last International before the company makes some big structural changes to the Dota 2 competitive scene. I suspect next year's event will feel substantially different so I'm hoping this year's games are an end-of-an-era…

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Dota 2: The International Prizes, Newcomer Show

Valve has announced the prize distribution for its annual Dota 2 [official site] championship, The International. Given money is still coming in thanks to the related crowdfunding drive these figures are likely to go up a little more before the event takes place in August. But it means that none of the qualifying teams will be leaving with less than $51,000 in prize money and…

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Dota 2’s Community Casting International Qualifiers

Valve's Dota 2 [official site] championship The International isn't until August (though it already has a community-funded prize pool of almost $9 million), but is about to settle the four positions earned through regional qualifiers. Eight days of non-stop professional Dota 2 matches are kicking off on Monday, meaning very little sleep. A large number of prominent Dota 2 players, casters, fans and analysts are…

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Dota 2 Compendium: Deserts And Wizard Hats

Settle ye down, for 'tis time for some Dota 2 Compendium talk. In case you've missed the now-yearly "You people spent *how much* on a digital sticker book?" articles, the Compendium is Valve's way of sourcing a community contribution towards its annual International Dota tournament prize pool, increasing #engagement and, obv, making money. In return for contributing, players get treasure chests, loading screens, item effects,…

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