Watch the 1st day of the Dota 2 International 5 Main Event here

The Main Event for the fifth annual Dota 2 International championships begins today. Check out the full live stream and catch up with what's been happening along with Shacknews.

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The opening group stages are over and now it's time to jump into the Main Event. The fifth annual iteration of The International Dota 2 Championships is about to go live. It's one of the biggest eSports events of the year, with the first place team taking home a cool $6,470,659. Here are the brackets going into today's proceedings, courtesy of the official Dota 2 International website.

Dota 2 lovers are welcome to join us here at Shacknews and watch the full stream below.

For those that are not well-versed in all the intricacies of Dota 2, the always-helpful Newcomer's Stream is also making its return this year, just in time for the Main Event. That stream can be found here.

This is also one of the most anticipated events of the year for the Shacknews community. Watch along with us and don't forget to join the conversation with the rest of Chatty. (Don't be afraid. The community won't bite.)

Also, if you're looking to take your Dota 2 International excitement on the road, remember that many bars across the country are broadcasting today's matches. A full list of those locations can be found on the Dota 2 International website.

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From The Chatty
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    August 3, 2015 7:00 AM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, Watch the 1st day of the Dota 2 International 5 Main Event here

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      August 3, 2015 10:04 AM

      Bump since the other thread will die in the middle of the event.

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      August 3, 2015 10:23 AM

      So far, a live orchestra + choir playing the music to the DOTA 2 intro video.

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        August 3, 2015 10:26 AM

        wtf is BuLba doing in the EG booth?

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          August 3, 2015 4:45 PM

          He's a coach for them now that mouz is no more

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      August 3, 2015 10:27 AM

      If you're new and watching in-game for the first time, don't forget to join the Shack guild so that you can replace the default spectator chat with something slightly less asinine.

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        August 3, 2015 10:31 AM

        Details?

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          August 3, 2015 10:38 AM

          Look for a shacker in your friends list who is In-Game: Dota 2 and they'll likely be able to send you an invitation to the guild.

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      August 3, 2015 10:34 AM

      did the stream go down??

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      August 3, 2015 11:08 AM

      Blah just play the game already.

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        August 3, 2015 11:15 AM

        "So, why do you think xiao8 is playing in this tournament again after winning a million dollars in it last year?"

        GET ON WITH IT.

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          August 3, 2015 11:24 AM

          I wonder what the issue is. At this rate, there will be over 9000 times more filler than DA:I.

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      August 3, 2015 11:29 AM

      Why did they hire Redeye to host this?

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      August 3, 2015 11:43 AM

      Empire last pick Axe vs Dazzle YESSSSSSSS

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      August 3, 2015 11:57 AM

      Anyone else spectating volume messed up? I cant hear the casters...

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      August 3, 2015 12:18 PM

      Russian dota is so balls to the wall, I love it.

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      August 3, 2015 1:20 PM

      Where do I watch this shit? The link in the article is to some other video.

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      August 3, 2015 2:27 PM

      I only just got home, do any of the streams let you rewind to the start or do I just pick up from now?

      Any must-see games I've missed?

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      August 3, 2015 3:49 PM

      Holy LOL that courier all in play.

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      August 3, 2015 4:39 PM

      Bone7 legion commander in a deciding match!!!

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      August 3, 2015 4:40 PM

      So will this draft bring about a game 3 ....??

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      August 3, 2015 4:50 PM

      AHH twitch died

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        August 3, 2015 4:51 PM

        Venue internet, it's down on all platforms

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          August 3, 2015 4:52 PM

          but my dota :'(

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          August 3, 2015 4:54 PM

          Are you suggesting the key arena 256k DSL is having trouble ?

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            August 3, 2015 4:57 PM

            All casters except Korea in game are disconnected. I imagine Korea aren't there or something. Somehow the players are all still in it so something happened :/

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            August 3, 2015 5:00 PM

            I guess the server is not local. The game is stopped. Or the architecture is set to stop the game at any rate.

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      August 3, 2015 4:51 PM

      Stream is dead again? Come on. Volvo pls.

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      August 3, 2015 4:56 PM

      Typical Riot DDOS.

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      August 3, 2015 5:19 PM

      I can't believe I just listened to Kaci interview a bunch of fucking nerds about chest hair. God save me.

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        August 3, 2015 5:19 PM

        And the stream died again.

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          August 3, 2015 5:19 PM

          In-game is working for me right now.

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            August 3, 2015 5:22 PM

            It's more convenient for me to watch on tv and they probably just pause the game again if the stream goes down.

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              August 3, 2015 5:24 PM

              Paused again now, they played a few minutes when they thought the stream was back <.< This is embarrassing.

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                August 3, 2015 5:25 PM

                I can only imagine how pissed C9 are. Only $1 million dollars on the line.

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      August 3, 2015 5:26 PM

      It's down again. Has Riot gone too far?

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        August 3, 2015 5:37 PM

        I guess the players just were escorted off the stage

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          August 3, 2015 5:38 PM

          >___>

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            August 3, 2015 5:40 PM

            Two guests are there asking me about traffic now, and I respond that it's better to wait there, lol

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          August 3, 2015 5:39 PM

          Guessing they need an alternate connection in case this is DDOS related. Day 1 is wrecked and if that IP is out there the rest of the tournament is fucked

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      August 3, 2015 5:53 PM

      Back up.

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      August 3, 2015 6:19 PM

      These Io drafts just aren't working for C9. I don't know they drafted Io a second time after it failing miserably the first time.

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        August 3, 2015 6:20 PM

        Yeah, that was pretty disappointing. They pick IO and LC and then do absolutely nothing with it.

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        August 3, 2015 6:21 PM

        Yeah, wonder what the plans were supposed to be. They got crushed... Twice

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        August 3, 2015 6:33 PM

        Lina just one shots every time

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          August 3, 2015 7:10 PM

          Would be interesting if they had picked Lina and gotten io later.

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      August 3, 2015 6:23 PM

      cdec is going to win it all aren't they

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      August 3, 2015 6:26 PM

      Do the analysts ever say anything of value or do they exist solely to fill the absurd time between games/drafts?

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        August 3, 2015 6:30 PM

        They do when they are ex-pros and allowed to speak freely.

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        August 3, 2015 6:32 PM

        without 2gd and bruno, i've lost all interest in the analyst panel.

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          August 3, 2015 6:34 PM

          Bruno could make people laugh just with his wardrobe.

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          August 3, 2015 6:39 PM

          Did those guys retire? They had easily the best studio set up and team.

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            August 3, 2015 6:43 PM

            2GD didn't want to run the panel and Bruno got hired by Valve as a software dev.

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              August 3, 2015 6:49 PM

              He hasn't done much panel work in months. The last one he was sorta kinda involved in was Dreamhack but he was more behind the scenes for that. Apparently he feels the Dota 2 casting community is a bit too "full" so he's doing other things.

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            August 3, 2015 6:47 PM

            2GD basically gave up on it. As in doing full casting work for Dota 2 games. He seems to be on this kick about making his own competitive FPS (lol) and seems to believe the Dota 2 scene will be dying next year (again, lol).

            Once Bruno left to work for Valve I think it was sorta the nail in the coffin for that studio in doing full-on Dota 2 casting work. So 2GD is back to doing a lot mroe varied work. Casting other types of games and such. The casters still under the 2GD umbrella are rented out for certain events.

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              August 3, 2015 6:53 PM

              Makes sense for him from a career development perspective. He has done pretty much everything he would ever be able to do.
              Didn't realize Bruno got hired - that's pretty cool!

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                August 3, 2015 7:05 PM

                Yeah it was very cool. I had zero idea he has a background in programming. Must be a nice little dream come true for him.

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          August 3, 2015 6:41 PM

          Yeah, I miss those guys.

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        August 3, 2015 6:34 PM

        Fill time imo. Prefer goofy people like pyrion adding humor

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        August 3, 2015 6:41 PM

        Yeah I wish they went more in depth with team fight replays. Instead of who they think might be slightly better.

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      August 3, 2015 6:35 PM

      The Lower Bracket Best of 1's are next: MVP. Phoenix vs Newbee

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      August 3, 2015 7:54 PM

      Well that was a hell of a game

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        August 3, 2015 7:56 PM

        Yep. I was so glad to see MVP go for it and take that team fight when they were both staring over Rosh. Took guts and a lot of skill. Well won.

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          August 3, 2015 8:09 PM

          Some key battles in that game. Loved the spirit breaker initiations, into buyback after he just rolled into the fight.

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      August 3, 2015 7:55 PM

      What an upset for Newbie. Glad to see MVP.P live to fight on.

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      August 3, 2015 7:55 PM

      I haven't played DOTA in well over a year but that MVP vs. Newbee game was amazing to me still.

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      August 3, 2015 7:56 PM

      Great game!

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      August 3, 2015 7:58 PM

      The hate for Slark here at Key Arena is real. http://chattypics.com/files/iPhoneUpload_od8aoyup84.jpg

      I peed on him too :(

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      August 3, 2015 7:58 PM

      VG vs Navi starting

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        August 3, 2015 8:04 PM

        I want VG to win just so iceiceice keeps trolling the fuck out anyone trying to interview him.

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        August 3, 2015 8:26 PM

        This will be epic. Navi needs to anti Mage or they are done

        That is all I know. Get anti Mage. Lol

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          August 3, 2015 8:29 PM

          Called it.

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          August 3, 2015 8:30 PM

          Well basically I am a genius at DOTA now

          Navi has a chance to win thanks to my strata

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            August 3, 2015 8:33 PM

            nm navi is boned. That orb thing sucks

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              August 3, 2015 8:37 PM

              Herp derp with that first blood attempt on Na'Vi

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        August 3, 2015 8:38 PM

        Nice kill there for Dendi :D

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        August 3, 2015 9:02 PM

        That's how you use Io, C9

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          August 3, 2015 9:03 PM

          Jesus that rax "trade" was impressive.

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            August 3, 2015 9:04 PM

            Also commentators are not mentioning the Bkb timing is lowering on sf too

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        August 3, 2015 9:03 PM

        iceiceice

        3 words in name
        2 missed screams
        2 missed kills

        iceiceice 322 confirmed

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        August 3, 2015 9:06 PM

        Awesome fight there

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        August 3, 2015 9:12 PM

        6k AM

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        August 3, 2015 9:29 PM

        Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawn. Two teams avoiding each other for 20 minutes. This is boring Dota. Both these teams can lose. Rather see MVP. P play.

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          August 3, 2015 9:30 PM

          Okay fine. That ancient defense was epic. But still....yawwwn.

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          August 3, 2015 9:31 PM

          That’s the main problem with best of one.

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            August 3, 2015 9:34 PM

            MVP and Newbee never got that way, but probably because MVP had the guts to go for it.

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        August 3, 2015 9:31 PM

        LMAO

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          August 3, 2015 9:32 PM

          Seriously, what the fuck was Dendi doing all game?

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            August 3, 2015 9:32 PM

            artstyle self grave instead of graving Xboct.

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            August 3, 2015 9:32 PM

            Smokin trees brooooo

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              August 3, 2015 9:33 PM

              And they gave him Aegis while he sat in the tree line the entire time...

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                August 3, 2015 9:38 PM

                Strange choice indeed. I think it was to compliment the AM in a full on team fight. Dendi goes in all crazy and can die while they focus on AM who is the obvious star.

                That finish tho. Buyback Zerg 2k15

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            August 3, 2015 9:34 PM

            seriously, two deaths happened mid lane while he was clearing trees.

            report Lina

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            August 3, 2015 9:37 PM

            keeping the bottom wave pushed so that if they fucked up AM could take rax w/o a wave on the other wave also keeps them in their base defending

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              August 3, 2015 9:39 PM

              And it didn't do shit, they were 4v5 most of that time because of it. Even worse was wasting Aegis on him. They could have given it to one of the supports or even Tusk if AM wanted to stay fully-slotted. Just so many bad decisions by Navi this game.

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            August 3, 2015 9:50 PM

            He wanted to solo kill Luna (or anybody else who comes to clear out the megacreeps) basically, but vg sniffed it out really early what with the 4-smoke camping her. Whole point of picking up a blink.

            Makes sense when you're running a splitpush AM and trying your hardest to dodge every teamfight.

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          August 3, 2015 9:35 PM

          Hell of a fuckin game tho

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        August 3, 2015 9:32 PM

        And Dazzle just guaranteed the loss...has to be a misplay

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          August 3, 2015 9:39 PM

          The grave didn't really matter though. If xboct had survived and blinked in to fountain VG would have finished the throne with a few right clicks.

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        August 3, 2015 9:34 PM

        That Dazzle self grave at the end..... wow

        G__G

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        August 3, 2015 9:36 PM

        Even with a grave on AM they still would have lost.

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          August 3, 2015 9:37 PM

          Yeah tbh some of the deaths of the AM and the item choice of Lina was probably the biggest challenge.

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        August 3, 2015 9:49 PM

        As unfortunate as that self-grave was, I don't think they could have stopped VG anyway.

        I think what really lost the game was Dendi. He was pretty much a complete non-factor all game.

        He goes Eul's build, which is all about early aggression, and then barely tries any takedowns with it. Then once VG had progressed enough to not be afraid of Lina one-shotting them with Eul's initation, he just went completely offline.

        I'm a little disappointed in Na'Vi, and especially in Dendi. But that last fight was still very fun to watch. If only Na'Vi had been playing with that kind of confidence about 20 minutes earlier. :(

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      August 3, 2015 8:19 PM

      "And he's right. They're surprisingly bad" - Redeye

      lol

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      August 3, 2015 8:23 PM

      They should've scheduled the Navi game at the end of the day. If Navi loses then all of Russia will DDOS Key Arena.

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        August 3, 2015 8:29 PM

        Nah, Virtus.Pro is still to come.

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        August 3, 2015 9:53 PM

        Navi :-( ... Sad they are done already..

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      August 3, 2015 9:33 PM

      The VIP seats are ridiculous.
      http://chattypics.com/files/shackbrowseUpload_s3ir1rys9j.jpg

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        August 3, 2015 9:39 PM

        You need the hairdo of the dude in this segment

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        August 3, 2015 9:51 PM

        u got vip?

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        August 3, 2015 9:51 PM

        Sweet, how'd you score those seats?

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        August 3, 2015 10:06 PM

        There are honestly no bad seats in the venue. Even the nosebleeds are great because they did such a great job with the screens.

        The best part of the VIPs are actually the free drinks, food, and private bathroom. :)

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          August 3, 2015 10:31 PM

          Seriously, this is the most ridiculous thing. I still have trouble even fathoming it.

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      August 3, 2015 9:40 PM

      VP vs Fnatic starting

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      August 3, 2015 10:02 PM

      holy cow... what's going on?? fnatic is rotating mushi to support??

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      August 3, 2015 10:47 PM

      IG vs MVP.Hot6 starting

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        August 3, 2015 11:07 PM

        ANOTHER ONE GAME ELIMINATION ALERT

        also I got to see a phone video of the stage special effects timed with the ultimates. That shit is pretty fuckin amazing. whoever rigged up the light show idea is super bad ass.

        pretty sure some networking dudes are gonna be pulling all nighters as well, lololololol

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        August 3, 2015 11:56 PM

        Damn ferrari is so good

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      August 3, 2015 11:08 PM

      did you guys see the fucking stage?

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OUrK1o1_3k

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      August 3, 2015 11:38 PM

      Yesss at the bar after work (in Renton) I just ran into people talking about TI


      neeeerrrrrrrdddsssss