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    opened Weekly Chest and won Runa Fehu.
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    1 week ago

    The International 2019 Battle Pass is no longer available in-game and with it are gone all its features. Chat Wheel sounds, sprays, banners, high fives, shovels, balloons, teleport effects, MVP vote, coaching challenge, avoid player and the assistant tool have vanished from the daily games.
    However, in a short announcement on Twitter and Facebook, Valve promises to bring some of the features back by implementing them in Dota Plus “in a few weeks.”
    Dota Plus is an in-game paid tool and if we are to read Valve’s post correctly, the say that they will bring back only “some of the assistant features.” For those who haven’t paid too much attention to which were the assistant features in the TI9 Battle Pass, here is the full list:
    Friends and foes:
    Aimed at the Dota 2 newcomers and super casual players, this is a super friendly tool to teach the players the most basic counters and the best allied heroes that would work well with what is already picked by your teammates.
    Camp stacking:
    Also a good tool for those who are at their first Dota 2 games, the camp stacking assistant tool is not only giving a visual representation of the perimeter where the camp creeps have to go in order for a new stack of creeps to spawn, but it also teaches the players the timing for when the camp has to be pulled.
    Ward suggester:
    Good for those who don’t realize the difference between high and low ground, the ward suggester tool helps the players to learn the warding most common places.
    Damage summary:
    The damage summary tool was perhaps the best featured added in this year’s Battle Pass. It’s also extremely useful for newcomers to learn extremely fast what type of damage their foes have and make an item build in accordance.
    Lastly, the fifth tool of the TI9 Battle Pass Assistant feature was a customizable chat wheel option where the players could add emoticons to their pre-made messages. This is perhaps the least likely to be added to Dota Plus, but all other four features are strong candidates to return to the game in the next few weeks.

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    opened Steam Daily Chest and won 5 KD.
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    2 weeks ago

    Just wait bro, sometimes they give u reward very soon, sometimes u need wait, normal is 2-3 week. U can check it in your inventory

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    2 weeks ago

    Many players have already announced their departure from teams in the post TI9 roster shuffle and after a poor display with his new squad, Lasse ‘Matumbaman’ Urpalainen has announced that he will be taking a break from the Dota 2 scene for a short period.
    After his departure from Team Liquid earlier this year, Matu was almost immediately picked up – as what could be seen as a direct swap for Aliwi ‘w33’ Omar – by Chaos Esorts Club. The team would have their first showing at The International 2019 European Qualifiers where they powered through the lower bracket and eventually took the final EU spot at the event. However, once it came down to it at the group stages of TI, Chaos were unable to show any solid performances beyond taking games off TNC Predator and Team Secret.
    Unfortunately for the squad they were in the first two eliminated and following that, a few days ago they would lose their offlaner; Maurice ‘KheZu’ Gutmann. Now, Matumbaman has revealed that, while not leaving the squad, he will skip the first Major of the new Dota 2 Pro Circuit season as he takes a break from the game.
    It is still unclear if this means that Chaos Esports Club will also be skipping the first Major or if they are looking for replacements for Matu as no announcements on this matter have been made as yet. We are also still unsure of when the new season will begin nor do we have confirmation of the dates of Minors and Majors – so it is uncertain how long the break from the player will last.
    According to Valve the next major release will be “later this fall with The Outlanders update” and by then we will hopefully have more information on the season. Until then we will continue to keep you up-to-date on any and all news pertaining to Matu and Chaos Esports Club as it becomes available.

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    2 weeks ago

    After the group stages of The International 2019, OG were already looking poised to take the competition, having finished at the top of their group and without any absolute losses. During this time, Johan ‘n0tail’ Sundstein, one of the most well-known players in the Dota 2 scene, gave Max+ an interview and thanks to Yuhui Zhou, we have the translation for you.
    As we all know, OG went on to win their second consecutive TI – becoming the first team in the history of the tournament to win twice and breaking many other records along the way.
    Source: Max+
    You’ve been to Shanghai many times, is this time any different from previous ones?
    This time we are attending the most important tournament not only in Dota2 but also in the whole esports scene. It also has the highest prize pool. So, out of all the tournaments I’ve participated in in China, this is the most exciting one.
    Are you satisfied with your performances in the group stage?
    Yes, very very satisfied.
    With the group stage now over, is there anything you think your team can improve on?
    I think there’s always room for improvement. A strong team should always aim higher and take the leap. For our group stage, I think we could have played more aggressively and put more pressure on our opponents.
    Why did you pick Newbee as your first opponent in the main event?
    We flipped a coin.
    What kind of preparations will you do before your match-up against Newbee?
    Just like what we did with previous match-ups; we find our weaknesses and fix them, then we find their weaknesses and win the game.
    In the group stage, you tried lots of new strategies. Have you practiced all these strategies or were some of them improvisations?
    In Dota2, every team is discovering news strategies around different heroes. We believe every hero has its unique strengths; we just implement this idea into our draft.
    What about the IO carry?
    Ana practiced IO all by himself, he plays this hero a lot but we’ve never tried it in scrims. A team will never force a player to play a hero he doesn’t want to play; drafting is about balancing between what the lineup needs and what players want. There are still a lot of heroes that we think are feasible in pro matches but haven’t tried yet.
    You played pretty aggressive in your group stage matches, sometimes you would choose to buy-back just to keep the aggression going – where did this style develop?
    We just did what we thought was the best decision, when we were playing against OpenAI, they would also use buy-back just to fight us. Sometimes it turns out to be the right call, sometimes not. We haven’t paid too much attention in this aspect and we simply want to play our own game.
    So, you mean you put what you learned from your matches against OpenAI to use at TI9?
    You can interpret this however you choose.
    Last question, do you have any expectations for this TI?
    No, we simply want to try our best.

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    Yesterday,LGD Gaming announced that they won't do roster change, but coach 357 decide to leave the team. And Fy will take a breath for three months, so LGD will miss the first Major.
    LGD Dota2 Announcement:
    1. After in-depth communication and negotiations, Yao '357' Yi will leave the team. We respect his personal choices. Coach 357/QQQ has been an important part of our squad since 2017 and send him our most sincere wishes.
    2. Xu 'FY' Linsen will take a medical absence and then return to the team after 3 months of rest due to eye surgery.
    3. After inner consultations and talks, we will miss the first Major event of the new 2019-2020 season.

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    2 weeks ago

    PSG.LGD Gaming officially announced today the departure of their coach Yao “QQQ” Yi from the team. According to the extended announcement made on Weibo, QQQ departs on his wish, despite the origination trying to keep him for the next season.
    “We really appreciate the effort and hard-work QQQ has been putting on the team. After having a thorough discussion with him, we respect his own choice and wish him best of luck in the future,” said PSG.LGD on Weibo.
    QQQ joined LGD Gaming in January 2017 and pushed the team to great results through his over two years service. Under his guidance, LGD later rebranded to PSG.LGD, finished top four at TI7, became runners up at TI8 and last week in Shanghai, China, they reached the top 3 at The International 2019. Right after his team was eliminated this year from TI9 in the lower bracket finals, QQQ posted on his Weibo page “to the youth that I never regretted, farewell,” hinting his decision to exit the competitive scene.
    In March this year PSG.LGD decided to work with two coaches and welcomed back to the club Yao “Yao” Zhengzheng, who from 2012 to 2018 fought only under the LGD/LFY banner. Yao was present in Shanghai this year with the team for TI9 and will most probably become their main coach.
    In the same announcement made today, August 29, the PSG.LGD also informs the fans that the team will skip the first Major tournament of the new Dota Pro Circuit as the team captain, Xu “fy” Linsen will take a three month break to undergo eye surgery.
    Extract from PSG.LGD’s official announcement:
    “To recover from his eye surgery, player of LGD Gaming Dota2 Division, Linsen “fy” Xu will take 3-month break before he returns to the team.
    After a thorough communication within the team, we decided that the Dota2 Division of LGD Gaming will not attend the first Major in the upcoming season as both the club and players want to start the new season with our full roster.”
    PSG.LGD current roster:
    Wang “Ame” Chunyu
    Lu “Maybe” Yao
    Yang “Chalice”‘ Shenyi
    Jian Wei “xNova” Yap
    Xu “fy” Linsen

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    2 weeks ago

    The International 2019 ended on the 25th of August 2019, and even though the grand final wasn’t the most exciting one we have witnessed, the rest of the series in the tournament brought the audiences to the edge of their seats! OG made history by becoming the first team to win the Aegis twice and the five OG players were also the first individuals to win it twice. As we wait for the new season to begin (which sadly, won’t be too soon), let’s take a look at the team and hero statistics for TI9.
    Hero Statistics for The International 2019
    Total games played: 193
    Total heroes picked: 114
    Number of heroes unpicked or unbanned: 0
    Most picked hero: Elder Titan (75 games, 42 wins, 56% win rate)
    Most contested hero: Alchemist (172 games, either picked or banned in 89.12% of the games)
    Most banned hero: Alchemist (139 games)
    Hero with the highest win rate (20 games or more): Chen (24 games, 17 wins, 70.83% win rate)
    Hero with lowest win rate (20 games or more): Grimstroke (33 games, 11 wins, 33.33% win rate)
    Most played hero combo: Gyrocopter and Elder Titan (22 games, 14 wins, 63.64% win rate)
    Most successful hero combo (10 games or more): Gyrocopter – Tidehunter (11 games, 9 wins, 81.82% win rate)
    Although we had a few heroes like Alchemist and Chen who were banned most games and seemed over powered, the 7.22f patch, on which TI9 was played, seems like a patch where a lot of heroes are viable. That is clearly seen by the 114 heroes picked, the most at any TI till now and the fact that there were no heroes that were unnconntested! Even the three heroes that didn’t get picked (Clockwerk, KotL and Ursa) got banned in at least one game. Considering the fact that the first Minor and Major of the 2019-2020 DPC are most likely to be played on this patch, it is good to see the patch be so versatile. However, a 7.22g that nerfs Alch and Chen and buffs a few others would be most welcome before the new season begins!
    Another year gone, another season in the bag. OG have once again proved that when it comes to the biggest competition of the year, they are ahead of the curve. With the end of the 2018-2019 season, we are likely to see some big team shuffles taking place. Let’s hope the upcoming DPC season will turn out to be just as exciting as the last one!

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    Vici Gaming, long time considered to be one of the powerhouses of China where they mold and test players to perform one of the best and high class Dota to witness. And so they delivered, this year they have claimed 1 Minor and 2 Major titles to their name amounting of almost $1M.
    As for The International 9, they have proven to be a tough foe. From 2nd seed in the group stages to winning their first Upper Bracket match in Playoffs against TNC Predator. They quickly secured themselves Top 5th-6th place with a prize reward of $1.2M. But after that victory they we’re put to face against TI8 runner-up and also one of their rivals in the China region, PSG.LGD. They couldn’t keep up with their pace of playstyle as the Late game stages progressed they we’re unable to fight back.
    Knowing all this, you wouldn’t call this team unsuccessful. Not even a bit, but today VG.Fade announces retirement on his Weibo account.
    Translatation from /u/carrymugabe from reddit: “I have retired. There's no more drama and I no longer want to be in the epicenter. There has been too much bitterness in the past few years. Mistakes were made, and happiness there has been. I've let everyone down for too many times, and it shall all end here. Let me once again become an ordinary man, to enjoy the simple happiness of Dota.”
    A little bit of context from the turn of this events: Fade claimed that RNG contacted himwhile still playing at TI9, to join their team with a higher salary. Then VG’s management got this information and asked RNG for an explanation. They denied the claim, and so now Fade is being questioned from the root of this issue. Afterwards, he announces retirement.
    We still haven’t heard any official statements from Vici Gaming regarding Fade’s decision. Perhaps they are still investigating the case.

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    3 weeks ago

    Chapter 1: The TI8 Drama.
    If we had a quick flashback to last year’s TI8, you probably would have remembered the drama between Notail and Fly. It happened when Fly and s4 left OG for Evil Geniuses last year just months before the International 2018 and OG was left without 2 players to attend the Supermajor.
    It was a tough time for OG, and as much as we hated Fly leaving OG, it had to be done. Let’s be frank here, the former OG squad could not have won TI8, let alone qualify for it at their state back then. Fly and s4 left for the greater good, which of course is everyone’s goal, to win the International.
    Chapter 2: Two Sides of a Story.
    As Notail meets his former teammate/ best friend on the grand stage after defeating EG, we get the most iconic image we could ever expect from TI8, the cold face of Notail as he shakes hands with Fly. Thankfully, the Valve production team was kind enough to show us the other side of that handshake, Fly’s expression, as he looked rather grateful of what happened.
    After all, the two teams got into top 3 in TI8, so did Fly really screwed up? Nah, getting third in TI is not a failure.
    Chapter 3: Harassment.
    Approximately a year after TI8, it’s post-TI9 and there’s still people out there flaming and harassing Fly on his Twitter account. Yesterday, Fly was just posting a tweet about his vacation, chilling and enjoying his prize pool winnings, then suddenly a random user wrote this.
    In this tweet by the user, he states that the team Fly created and betrayed, just became the best DOTA2 team in the history of the game. He also tells him to call a suicide prevention line if he’s having dark thoughts.
    It seems like this guy can’t get over the fact that it happened and still haunts Fly through his social medias to make sure he really remembers what he did. That’s not a very ethical thing to do, as a fan nor a human.
    Chapter 4: Everyone Moved On…
    Once again it’s already a year since it happened, Notail won not just a single International but two in a row. Fly and s4 left OG for better or worse, both teams made insane achievements since then. Both EG and OG qualified through the TI8 qualifiers, making it into top 3.
    As curious as the community is about the whole drama, both Notail and Fly haven’t really explained anything about what really happened. If they don’t want to talk about it publicly, then we shouldn’t be poking the topic too. That said, here’s some hidden OG messages for Fly in TI9.
    Chapter 5: Enjoy your VAC.
    Anyways, we hope Fly enjoys his much-needed break since the hectic DPC season begun last year. Because, it’s only a matter of time before all the pros begin their journey to TI10. As for the guy flaming Fly on his Twitter, it’s time to move on. If you guys want to show Fly some love, be sure to check out his Twitter/Instagram and give him some supportive words!

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    3 weeks ago

    We are down in the last two days of The International where the top five teams struggle their way to the Grand Finals, but the top three teams remain to continue their path to the Aegis. Let us take a look at how each series went.
    Photos are posted by Wyk on his Social Media accounts (@Wykrhm Reddy)
    Series 1: Secret dominates Vici Gaming
    In game 1, Secret replicated OG’s IO and Elder Titan played by Nisha and Puppey. The AoE lockdown draft from VG pressured Secret, but this only gave space for Nisha to farm his Aghs. VG fought back, but the elusive Nisha IO kept everyone alive as he deals massive damage on his own. With this, VG taps out game 1 at 24 minutes with 23-5 team score in favor of Secret.
    A Paparazi Alche on game 2 was the glimmer of hope for VG, but Secret strategically denied Alchemist’s farm while a last pick Nisha Bristleback began hitting high ground as he is backed by Zai Omniknight and while Midone Tiny rattles VG’s defenses, each tower began to fall down, forcing VG to call gg at 22 minutes at 20-8 kill score to advance Secret in the lower bracket semifinals.
    Series 2: OG advances to the Grand Finals after three games
    In the first game of the Upper Bracket finals, OG showed insane focus as they picked off several kills from LGD, resulting in Ceb’s early game Orchid Malevolence. However, early BKBs from Somnus Gyro and Ame Ember rendered OG’s magic damage. OG managed to kill Ember with a Chrono from Ana, but a crucial catch from LGD killed him without buyback. Ana’s death gave LGD opportunity to go down mid and despite efforts of OG to hold the throne till Ana respawns, but LGD continued hitting and eventually take game 1 after 45 minutes.
    For game 2, OG took out the Ana Alchemist and Notail Chen, but countered by LGD’s Somnus Dragon Knight and Ame Sven. As Ana farms, LGD took over the early game, but a 10 minute Radiance from Ana gave OG a chance to massacre LGD with the help of Ceb Dark Seer and Jerax Spirit Breaker. Miscalculations from LGD contributed to OG’s snowballing and call gg at 22 minutes to even out the series.
    In the deciding game, LGD fixed their mistake as they delayed Ana Alchemist’s farm and secure map control, but they can only do so much as Ana exits farm at 23 minutes with Rad, BKB, and Assault Cuirass. Topson Mid Tidehunter and Ceb Legion Commander ensured that Ana is buffed through out fights, OG farmed enough to poke through LGD’s high ground, but with Somnus’ Aghs on Tiny and LGD’s great kiting skills, they were able to wipe out Aegis and the whole OG. But OG knew they were ahead so they played patiently until a level 25 Tidehunter came online with the plus 250 damage talent and Deso. At 42 minutes, OG completes their comeback and takes down LGD’s Throne to advance to the Grand Finals.
    Series 3: Liquid eliminates Secret for the 3rd time in a row
    Despite a Yapzor Earthshaker, Liquid gave W33 Meepo the last pick for game 1. With rotations from Miracle Leshrac, Kuroku Chen, and GH Earth Spirit, they shut down Nisha IO and Midone Outworld Devourer. Secret tried their best to avoid teamfights, but a heavily-farmed Meepo just solo killed Secret and conquer high ground. Despite efforts of Secret to defend the rest of their racks, a four-man Ravage from Mind Contol led to an Ultra Kill for W33ha and won game 1 behind the 12/2/7 KDA performance of W33. The game ended at 28 minutes with 26-8 kill score in favor of the TI7 champions.
    In the second game, a mid match up between Midone Bristleback and Miracle Kunkka put up a quiet early game, but despite Secret roaming around and pressuring W33 first pick Alche, he had six slots of items by 30 minutes to take down Secret’s cores and get their own set of objectives. Even when Secret opened up fights pretty well, they failed to finish off most of Liquid because of the x-mark saves of Kunkka and GH Winter Wyvern together with the disables of Kuroky Shadow Shaman. Even if their barracks were exposed, Secret defended their high ground very well with Skewers from Zai. With a Yapzor Rubick Ghost Ship and Reverse Polarity combo from Zai, a series of buybacks from Liquid still
    wiped four of Secret and proceed to end the game at 40 minutes.
    Photos are posted by Wyk on his Social Media accounts (@Wykrhm Reddy)
    After today’s games, OG becomes the second team to defend their Aegis after Na’Vi’s stint in 2012. Liquid remains undefeated in the lower bracket before their matchup against LGD on the final day. Who do you think they would OG be facing in the Grand Finals? Will their be the first two-time TI champs? Or will LGD take the Aegis for China? Share your thoughts in the comments and stay tuned for more!

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    Team Secret improved this year their TI results. While they exited The International 2019 top four at the hands of Team Liquid, the Dota Pro Circuit leaders definitely impressed with their performance in Shanghai. They were one of the few teams to bring unusual picks to this TI, they were the team to make so many mega creeps comebacks that it almost felt like a twisted strategy coming out from them and they always kept the tension high in their matches, from group stage to the very last game in the Main Event.
    The Chinese outlet Dadianjing talked to Yazied “YapzOr” Jaradat after the group stage and courtesy of Yuhui Zhu we are able to share with you what the one who introduced to your pub games the support Invoker or even the support Luna from earlier this season had to say about TI9.
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    How do you feel about your performance in group stage?
    We did pretty well. However, getting second place in the group doesn’t necessarily mean we will also do well in the main event. There’s still a lot of work and practice to be done.
    Day 3 you lost to PSG.LGD 0:2 , at that time you were already in a position where you didn’t need to worry about standings, how do you feel about that match?
    Although we didn’t have to worry about the standings and we didn’t take that match super seriously, we still think PSG.LGD is a really strong team.
    Why did you pick Pudge for Midone? And how do you feel about his performance on that hero?
    It wasn’t a “troll” pick, at that time we did think Pudge is viable strategically. So, we were like, let’s give it a try.
    In the group stage, you’ve played a lot of position 4 Invoker.. What’s the difference between the position 4 Invoker and the mid lane Quas Wex Invoker?
    Position 2 and 4 are two totally different roles, but there are some similarities. We tried a lot of support Invoker before TI and we believe it’s playable in tournaments.
    Your first opponent in the main event will be EG, how do you feel about this match up?
    We’ve played against EG many times this season and the record looks good for us. Last year we got defeated 0:2 in the same spot, so we want to do better this year.
    Every year, Team Secret walk into TI as favorites, but the results haven’t been ideal. Do you think it will change this year?
    Compared to previous editions, this is the TI where we have the best shape and are most prepared. With the addition of Nisha and Zai, I think we can at least make it to the top 3, but we actually have hopes for better than that.
    In China, we call greedy position 4 players “leechers”, do you leech on Zai’s farm?
    It really depends on what draft we have. Zai and I work together well and I only take his farm when I know it’s needed for my hero. Usually as a position 4, I don’t take much farm.
    Do you have anything you want to say to the Chinese fans?
    Thanks to all of our Chinese fans, online and offline, for your continued support. We hope that you will follow our main event matches as well.

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    3 weeks ago

    Evil Geniuses finished top six at The International 2019. Perhaps an unexpected results for their fans, but from their coach perspective, EG wasn’t at the top of their form. We caught with Sam “BuLba” Sosale earlier in the tournament, who gave us a few insights into what happened with EG at TI9, but also shared his thoughts on Team Secret.
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    Hello Bulba and thank you for taking the time for this interview. I’m glad I get to talk to you because I’m sure you can give us a different view and a bit of inside into the EG run in the group stage at TI9. So, first things first: did the 1v5 Arteezy rampage fueled something in the whole team, was that the turn around moment for you in the groups?
    I will be brutally honest with you. I think we actually made a lot of mistakes in that game. We should have won the game very early, like around 20 minutes. I definitely think that the first two days in the groups it was quite rough for us. We had a lot of learning to do in the bootcamp and I also wish we had a longer bootcamp, but we didn’t, and we ended up having to learn as the group stage was happening.
    The teams here all are really, really good. Anyone can literally beat anyone and if you are not playing your A game all the time you can lose. You can’t really take it for granted with anyone here. You can’t go into a game and say, “yeah, we expect to win this.” You have to try hard in every game at this TI.
    Speaking about how you look at your opponent, I’d like to talk to you about the second game versus Infamous. You guys beat them when they played Huskar, which is some sort of flavour hero for them, and then you lost against their Wraith King, which also seems to be one of their comfort picks. What do you think you could have done differently in that game two to take the series 2-0?
    Even in the first game I don’t think we played that well. I think people underestimated Infamous, and so did we. The thing is that they are actually quite good. They beat VG and they almost 2-0 ed VP, so they are definitely a team that has individually skilled players. I know most of them from playing with them in the NA pubs. I’d say the series with them was a wake up call for us.
    We lost to Fnatic, we lost to Infamous, we lost to Na’Vi too, we just kind of had 1-1 results with a lot of the teams in our groups, but the series with Infamous was a wake up call, like we needed to get better.
    We have this Clifteezy meme going on for the whole season and seeing you drafting Lifestealer for Artour here at TI9 it made me wonder if you do it because he can rage to avoid the cliff shenanigans. Is it like that, or is the hero just too good in the TI meta?
    Haahaha, no, it’s not about that. He will get mad if anyone even memes about it. Lifestealer is a hero that he plays very well.
    Another hero that is a staple for one of your players is Elder Titan and we already saw that you brought it back into your drafts. Is ET back to the meta or is just Cr1t who knows this hero way to well?
    It’s not only us who played it, a few other teams did it as well and I can’t say exactly if he is going to be used by everyone. It’s a bit hard, because you learn a lot through practice games, and the other people learn from you too, so it’s like a melt of all the things you discovered in the bootcamp. Elder Titan for example, is very popular among the Chinese teams, so there is that.
    This was another season when EG was constant with the third place finishes. Can you point to a thing that make you guys get stuck in those lower bracket finals? Is there something on a psychological level that triggers when you drop to the lower bracket?
    We usually get third when it’s like Secret, VP or Liquid who get second and I just think that they are better teams than us. I think we probably deserve the third place. I don’t think we are better than them.
    Here at TI9, the upper bracket quarter final series for you it’s a repeat from TI8. You have Team Secret again to play against for a top eight. How do you feel this year going against them, they have new carry and their group stage in Shanghai was pretty crazy.
    Puppey always manages to surprise you with something. He drafts very differently, but that brings both positives and negatives, however, we have to respect it. Right now his team is just very strong. I think it’s one of the strongest rosters he ever had. Individually, all his players are very good, Nisha and Zai are probably the best players of the year actually,so we have to respect them. Team Secret are a weird team to prepare for.
    At the end of our interview I would like to ask you where do you want to see TI10 taking place?
    I mean, if they go with the theme of having it in different regions it will probably be somewhere in Southeast Asia or Europe. Of course I’m personally biased and I would love to see it back to North America, but I guess they really want to make it The International.

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    3 weeks ago

    In a rematch of TI8’s upper bracket final, OG and PSG.LGD would take to the stage, fighting for the first spot in the grand finals of The International 2019.
    Both teams have met multiple times recently, but none is more memorable that their showdown last year at The International which saw OG taking the victory in both the upper bracket final and the grand finals. These two juggernauts of Dota 2 would now be fighting once more for the glory of reaching the grand finals again and the battle would be just as fierce.
    OG would pick a lineup that was very similar to their game five draft at TI8 in the grand final with a Zeus and Nature’s Prophet, hoping that it would work again to take down the home-town heroes. But LGD were not about to succumb to this again, as they played around their opponents almost perfectly. While it was an insanely close matchup, as we’ve come to expect between the two world-class squads, one small mistake from Anathan ‘Ana’ Pham was all it took for LGD to clean up and take the game.
    However, being a TI champion team means that you fight until the final hero has fallen and for OG, that meant grabbing one of the strongest combinations of heroes available; Alchemist and Chen. Game two was essentially a walk-in-the-park for them with Ana being absolutely unstoppable and LGD getting completely shutdown in just 22-minutes.
    As expected, the two titans of Dota 2 would require a third game to split them up and what a final game of the series it was. LGD gave up the Alchemist and Chen combo again, but this time it was an extremely different match with a mid-lane Tidehunter in the mix for OG too. After an epic battle, OG were able to make it stick, taking the upper bracket finals 2-1 again.
    The win for OG makes them the first team since Natus Vincere to reach the grand finals of TI for consecutive years – and now they are one step closer to also being the first two-time winners of the event as they book their spot in the grand final. PSG.LGD will have to go back to the drawing board as they now will have to fight in the lower bracket final against either Team Secret or Team Liquid.

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