Watch Dota 2 - The International Main Event Here - TI6 Grand Finals - $9 Million Prize on the line

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Dota 2 - the International 2016 Main Event concludes today!. The record prize pool has surpassed $20 million! Watch the Twitch stream with us here at Shacknews. 

You can also watch the entire tournament live through Steam Broadcasting, YouTube, Twitch, or WatchESPN. Get real-time stats, graphs, and Steam chat as part of the DotaTV Live Streaming experience. HTC Vive owners will have an opportunity to spectate The International in virtual reality using the recently released Dota VR Hub. Folks with a Vive head mounted display will have the option of viewing a big screen alongside their friends in a virtual space as well as an opportunity to be thrust into the action with the choice of various points of view. 

DAY FIVE RESULTS

Fnatic sent MVP home in 2 games to start off Day 5. Wings knocked EG down to the Lower Bracket Finals with a 2-0 victory in their match. DC defeated Fnatic in the fourth place match, advancing to play EG for a chance to reach the Grand Finals against Wings. 

Dota 2 - The International Main Event 2016 Bracket

DAY SIX SCHEDULE (Broadcast begins at 10:00am PDT. Each match will begin after the previous one concludes.)

Final Battle! Evil Geniuses, the American champs, square off against Digital Chaos in the Lower Bracket Finals for a chance to take on the wings gaming from China in the Grand Finals. Evil Geniuses could earn themselves a chance at redemption with a win over Digital Chaos. DC could get their revenge on EG as this is a rematch of the Americas Finals. Either way, this best of 3 matchup is going to be a sight to see. The best-of-five Grand Finals will conclude this amazing week of competitive gaming when Wings takes on the winners of the EG vs DC match.Day 6 Schedule

Learn more about the teams on the official website of Dota 2 - The International 2016.

It isn't everyday that gamers can win $9 million playing a video game but today the winners of TI6 stand to walk away with just that. 25% of all Battle Pass sales go directly to The International 2016 prize pool. You still have time to pile more cash on top of the record setting $20 million prize pool by buying a Battle Pass.

Who do you think is going to take first place? Let us know in the comments and be sure to watch the best Dota 2 players in the world battle it out here with us at Shacknews.

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From The Chatty
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      August 13, 2016 7:13 AM

      It's not on yet is it? Fuck wings

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        August 13, 2016 7:22 AM

        Nope, but I wanted to preempt the other threads.

        This is the Official TI6 Grand Finals Thread of the TI6 Grand Finals and Shacknews.

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          August 13, 2016 7:25 AM

          Making shacknews great again

          Do it for shacknews.

          Id do it for a shacknews medium tshirt

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        August 13, 2016 8:21 AM

        ya seriously, fk wings their shit is safe as fuck but well executed. I like the teams that can vary playstyle both DC and EG are my favorites to win

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          August 13, 2016 8:22 AM

          I haven't paid much attention to them or the current safe meta, but what is it generally?

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            August 13, 2016 8:52 AM

            It's kind of all over the map. The most successful supports this patch are probably shadow demon, Ogre magi and elder Titan. Initiators are the classic beast master, faceless void, slardar, and interestingly tide hunter in my opinion. Lots of carries, from Luna, to Mirana to timbersaw, jugg or huskar. Basically id say the key to winning is to get an early lead and transition that into tower pushes. Then farm out the map to starve your opponent. Finally get a high ground push

            Lots of different strategies: early game death push, gank mercilessly until you have your items, Go for the late game better heroes, all the classics. I'm sure someone else can do a better job of summarizing it than I can

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      August 13, 2016 7:37 AM

      Good recap video from the greatest game in esports history
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ghm5oCSnhg

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      August 13, 2016 8:26 AM

      How do the pros in this game actually practice?

      Each game is 45 min - 1 hour and requires such a huge ramp up before anything interesting occurs (usually) where most of the time is spent fighting creeps.

      Seems so hard to practice anything late game with serious stakes because once you get to that level you won't be able to fight anyone but other pro teams to develop strategies and tactics and such. Or maybe that's all they do is fight each other as practice outside tournaments?

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        August 13, 2016 8:38 AM

        Farming is actually a hugely technical and demanding part of the game so it's as important to practice as teamfighting, if not more so.

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          August 13, 2016 8:42 AM

          Sure. But it's about the same as healing in TF2 and Overwatch where you are required to have it but by itself you can't win games. Securing advantages via ganks and team fight victories is enabled by good items but it isn't as critical as say target selection and ability sequencing in a fight.

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            August 13, 2016 9:26 AM

            Think of it like skating in ice hockey. It's not obvious in its value, but it makes a big difference in lots of different ways.

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              August 13, 2016 10:42 AM

              Pfft, not like hockey is a real sport.

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        August 13, 2016 8:53 AM

        They scrim against one another. Though they choose who to scrim against. Many teams will stay away from certain ones to not showcase any strats or possible draft combos they might use.

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        August 13, 2016 8:54 AM

        Honestly to be a pro dota player many say you need to play 6-9 hours a day. At that rate you have at least 8 games if not more and probably triple that number of team fights. People also analyze replays in great detail to understand what went wrong. It's insane how fast the decision making is in the game it's like speed chess played by 5 people in real time vs each other. Which is why it's fun but also incredibly complicated.

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      August 13, 2016 8:40 AM

      Don't forget the Monkey King Announcement!

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=guGFT27SavM
      2 heroes revealed this TI!@
      The balance needed to be messed up!

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        August 13, 2016 8:53 AM

        Wonder what the stats are on character choice this tournament.

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        August 13, 2016 8:54 AM

        So tired of illusion heroes.

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          August 13, 2016 8:54 AM

          they really are a cancer

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          August 13, 2016 9:44 AM

          I wonder if there will be a hard nerf to them after TI. A couple of late game Tier 4 pushes have been 100% illusions. That just seems wrong.

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        August 13, 2016 12:41 PM

        Is this just a PL skin?

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      August 13, 2016 10:41 AM

      This filling time bullshit is so awful. I wish the fucking game would start already.

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        August 13, 2016 10:45 AM

        All of this man on the street stuff is so cringeworthy.

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      August 13, 2016 10:47 AM

      Lots of 2-0 sets this tournament. Any clue why?

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      August 13, 2016 10:52 AM

      Evil Geniuses vs Digital Chaos starting

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        August 13, 2016 10:59 AM

        I think 2-0 EG, first game will be close,

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        August 13, 2016 11:01 AM

        I'm rather surprised people on the panel were picking DC. Admittedly they looked better than EG in their most recent game, but these teams have played so much, and EG generally wins.

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        August 13, 2016 11:04 AM

        I think EG, was testing Wings draft in that first series. EG picked some crazy heros

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        August 13, 2016 11:06 AM

        Good EG draft, Luna, Void and Shadow Demon, plus Kunka, every chrono is going to be insta kills

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        August 13, 2016 11:29 AM

        Such a bad initiation by EG

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        August 13, 2016 11:31 AM

        Fucking rekt

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          August 13, 2016 11:33 AM

          These are 2 bad Chronos by Universe this game. DC seems to not care about their Void and it's showing.

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        August 13, 2016 11:34 AM

        This is over for EG

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          August 13, 2016 11:48 AM

          Crazy. After that EHOME match I would have sworn EG was locked in for the Grand Final.

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            August 13, 2016 11:54 AM

            It's not over but PPD drafted a bit too rigid. I've never liked when PPD drafts QoP for Sumail. She falls off way too hard in this game and its not enough for Sumail to make an impact.

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              August 13, 2016 11:58 AM

              I'm not sure what you mean by "rigid." I agree that the QoP pick failed, but the Luna, QoP, and Kunka picks were all pretty uncommon for EG. The Void was tough against Song and Ravage, and DC did a nice job of spreading out, which made it hard for Universe to hit his usual insane Chronos.

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                August 13, 2016 12:04 PM

                PPD these last 3 games has been picking pretty predictable lineups. It's why these teams have been able to draft against them so well. Universe had tons of bad Chronos this game. Specifically going on the Razor and them blowing everything on him only to not kill him. Razor's passive makes it hard to hit him already so going on him was dumb. Then you had the other Chrono in the Radiant jungle where he goes right on the Tide with the Naga right next to him.

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                  August 13, 2016 12:17 PM

                  I feel like you're saying the draft was predictable because they played badly. They picked a bunch of unusual heroes. The Void was on the only predictable pick. They might have had better luck with a more conventional draft, in fact.

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        August 13, 2016 11:36 AM

        LOL

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        August 13, 2016 11:50 AM

        Oracle once again proving to be insanely effective when played well.

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        August 13, 2016 11:54 AM

        Why does this retard keep calling her "Lady Mirana"

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        August 13, 2016 11:56 AM

        That QoP pick really didn't work at all.

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          August 13, 2016 11:57 AM

          It was a mirana alternative pick since they didn't get mirana (but certainly wanted her).

          It didn't work well.

          Overall EGs draft was a bit more greedy and a bit later timing than DCs. They also played poorly which really pushed it back further. DC just out drafted them hard for the midgame fight imo.

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            August 13, 2016 11:59 AM

            The naga pick was also superb too. It neutered EGs initiate and was late game insurance all in one. High value right there.

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        August 13, 2016 12:10 PM

        lol now DC drafted the Void

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          August 13, 2016 12:16 PM

          Dcs draft is pretty weak atm. EGs is a lot more capable.

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            August 13, 2016 12:19 PM

            JAKIRO!!!!!! WTF haha

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              August 13, 2016 12:19 PM

              Jakiro is legit the strongest mid in the game so it's a strong mid atleast lol

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        August 13, 2016 12:19 PM

        My boy Jakiro

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        August 13, 2016 12:42 PM

        lol rekt

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        August 13, 2016 12:48 PM

        DC looking pretty good so far

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        August 13, 2016 1:07 PM

        Chichi's Christ

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      August 13, 2016 12:19 PM

      Why's everyone so excited about Jakiro? Note: I don't play DOTA or pay attention to it except for TI every year.

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        August 13, 2016 12:19 PM

        Hes just one of the 4 or 5 heroes that hadn't been picked yet at TI.

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        August 13, 2016 12:20 PM

        It hasn't been picked yet in the tournament because it's way out of favor in the current meta, but it's been good in the past and has some stuff going for it.

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        August 13, 2016 12:20 PM

        No real reason other than one of the desk guys whispers it before they hand it over to the casters each time. It's more of a TI meme than something people are excited to see.

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          August 13, 2016 12:21 PM

          All though it's w33 mid, so there's that.

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        August 13, 2016 12:23 PM

        Weird. Thanks everyone.

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        August 13, 2016 3:19 PM

        We were 100% convinced that Jakiro would not get picked, to the point that we made it a running gag during our Yahoo Esports recaps. In fact, our recap from last night ended with our Street Fighter expert asking "When's Jakiro?" and our recapper just going "Never."

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      August 13, 2016 12:19 PM

      OMG THD!

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      August 13, 2016 12:27 PM

      I don't know why LD keeps suggesting that Sumail is going to tilt. How many times over the years has he been ganged up on wickedly hard in the early laning stage only for him to make an amazing recovery?

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        August 13, 2016 12:29 PM

        Never listen to anything that comes out of that retards mouth.

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          August 13, 2016 12:33 PM

          This is by far the worst casting duo. I don't know why they got picked for such an important game.

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            August 13, 2016 12:44 PM

            keeps them away from the finals at least

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            August 13, 2016 12:49 PM

            Disclaimer- I like both scenes but the League casting is still way ahead of DOTA in every way. There is such consistency too. DOTA feels very ragtag and insider level casting.

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              August 13, 2016 12:50 PM

              I would agree with that. I know Dota a lot better than League, but I can still follow League because the casting is generally quite good.

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              August 13, 2016 12:53 PM

              "insider level casting."

              is a good way to describe it. That is basically it.

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          August 13, 2016 1:03 PM

          He's SO BAD.

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        August 13, 2016 1:07 PM

        Wow, looks like Sumail managed to recover. Who would have guessed? Everyone but the casters.

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      August 13, 2016 12:43 PM

      Wow EG didn't have any donuts this morning and they are gonna get stomped

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        August 13, 2016 12:45 PM

        Walking up that hill with no vision was so dumb

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          August 13, 2016 12:47 PM

          They have had a vision problem all tournament.

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        August 13, 2016 12:49 PM

        What play by Dazzle!

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        August 13, 2016 12:49 PM

        Whoa they won a fight that could have gone bad

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          August 13, 2016 12:56 PM

          That is how fights should/will go. EGs team fight draft is just fantastic in this lineup.

          They will lose fights that they position poorly or just play poorly into. Otherwise it's basically EGs game to lose.

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      August 13, 2016 12:49 PM

      OLD MAN FEAR

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      August 13, 2016 12:50 PM

      Wow, this dc vs eg game is insane

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      August 13, 2016 1:00 PM

      wow, even with a nearly perfect setup DC can't crack EG. So much tankiness

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      August 13, 2016 1:03 PM

      Medusa should have taken the barracks instead of chasing an impotent void

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      August 13, 2016 1:05 PM

      OMFG

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      August 13, 2016 1:06 PM

      Wow

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      August 13, 2016 1:06 PM

      A game 3, sweet.

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      August 13, 2016 1:06 PM

      Remember last ti when the more you killed sumail mid the better he did? DC doesn't remember.

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      August 13, 2016 1:08 PM

      EG really needed a game like that, they were on a 3 game losing streak

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      August 13, 2016 1:09 PM

      You guys are watching DOTA 2 while Kassidy Cook is diving right now?

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      August 13, 2016 1:10 PM

      Fat Merlini is falling asleep

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      August 13, 2016 1:19 PM

      Who is this toolbag in the audience

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        August 13, 2016 1:20 PM

        The same guy that turned the all star match into a cringe fest the other day. He's really bad.

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          August 13, 2016 1:21 PM

          This dude is always terrible and that poor girl is fucking terrified.

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            August 13, 2016 1:26 PM

            I think she has palsy

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            August 13, 2016 1:49 PM

            It doesn't help that they're hearing themselves speaking through the speakers on a slight delay

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          August 13, 2016 1:28 PM

          I can see some appeal as he brings some energy that others don't but wow every.single.person could use some type of caster-camp/coach

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            August 13, 2016 1:30 PM

            Yeah he and that other presenter girl have the really hard job of trying to interact with and energise nervous nerds.

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              August 13, 2016 1:32 PM

              The two girls they have this yeah have done a great job, the action slacks guy is bad, every thing I have seen him do during the TI has been bad.

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                August 13, 2016 1:33 PM

                I think his interviews of players in Manilla were decent, but his stuff during TI hasn't been good.

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                August 13, 2016 1:33 PM

                Kaci sould like a party clown you would hire for a kid's birthday most the time. The people on the floor have been terrible.

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            August 13, 2016 1:32 PM

            Did you watch the all star game stuff? His trash talk hits the stereotypical DotA player demographic a bit too close for this style of broadcast.

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              August 13, 2016 1:33 PM

              yeah he ruined the all star game for me

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        August 13, 2016 1:21 PM

        Slacks, autist supreme.

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        August 13, 2016 1:21 PM

        Yeah, actionslacks is BAD, everything he does is bad.

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      August 13, 2016 1:19 PM

      Purge is the only caster that seems rehearsed and professional. Hopefully we see more of him in his element.

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      August 13, 2016 1:20 PM

      Monkey King skills from DoTA Allstars!
      http://i.imgur.com/yAjh963.jpg

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      August 13, 2016 1:25 PM

      They're still fucking talking? HOLY FUCK MAN NEXT GAME

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      August 13, 2016 1:32 PM

      EG vs DC Game 3 - lets talk about it!

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        August 13, 2016 1:34 PM

        is Wings basically walking all over it ? Does it matter? Didnt' EG beat Wings in 1 game?

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        August 13, 2016 1:36 PM

        TERRORBLADE UP IN THIS BITCH

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        August 13, 2016 1:37 PM

        I haven't seen a brew in so long, felt like at one Ti every game had a brew.

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        August 13, 2016 1:37 PM

        Not sure EG will have the damage to win this one

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          August 13, 2016 1:39 PM

          Terrorblade out the gate does stupid damage once he gets a few levels. Brew also does well if we can max his Thunderclap. You also have Elder Titan's Aura and the damage from Dazzle's heal.

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            August 13, 2016 1:52 PM

            Yea elder will amp damage big time

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        August 13, 2016 1:53 PM

        w33 plz

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        August 13, 2016 1:54 PM

        What a blink

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        August 13, 2016 1:55 PM

        That ursa kill was great, some pro play from Elder!

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          August 13, 2016 1:56 PM

          Told you they had damage. I'm still surprised they let EG have Elder Titan. It totally fucks their aggressive burst damage lineup.

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          August 13, 2016 1:58 PM

          Zai is often the unsung hero. The internet votes for the carries as mvp but they just rack up kills. Zai is probably their most intelligent player and makes game winning decisions.

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            August 13, 2016 1:59 PM

            Zai has always been an amazing player. Every team he has played for he's always exceled. Ludwig is a beast.

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        August 13, 2016 1:56 PM

        How do you mute Dota TV ingame chat but keep the players?

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          August 13, 2016 1:57 PM

          Top right bar, look for the eye symbol and click on that. It will drop a menu and tick the "Spectator Chat" box.

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            August 13, 2016 1:58 PM

            Thanks. They were getting annoying and I had just been switching channels, but realize I would miss pause fun.

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              August 13, 2016 2:02 PM

              No problem. Dota TV chat is pure cancer. It reminds you that stupid little kids play this game too.

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          August 13, 2016 1:58 PM

          change the channel to /shacknews or something

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        August 13, 2016 2:00 PM

        Once TB gets his Manta, the annoyance level will be over a 1000. More copies of TB means more damage.

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          August 13, 2016 2:02 PM

          Do you put a battlefury on someone? Just shiva's guard? What is the counter?

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            August 13, 2016 2:03 PM

            "Usually" the counters for someone like TB are good initiators like Earthshaker or someone with a good disable and then a silence. You gotta stop him before he uses that ult on you.

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              August 13, 2016 2:04 PM

              Ah. That makes sense, DC didn't bring much AOE. Put an orchid on slark?

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                August 13, 2016 2:07 PM

                An orchid could work, the issue is DC then has to worry about the rest of EG. Tide's ult, ET's ult and Brewmaster. Not to mention that Dazzle can still keep TB alive even after a silence.

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                  August 13, 2016 2:08 PM

                  Yeah. Not real solution for a lack of aoe. I guess that is why they are splitting.

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                August 13, 2016 2:08 PM

                Abyssal

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        August 13, 2016 2:06 PM

        Rat dota?

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          August 13, 2016 2:08 PM

          Yeah DC knows they cant 5v5 head to head. So they're pushing all the lines as much as they can to stave off any pushes from EG. The problem with this is it means EG will just keep farming.

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        August 13, 2016 2:08 PM

        Dang, that slark just destroyed them!

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          August 13, 2016 2:17 PM

          What is the answer to this slark? not sure EG has one in this game

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            August 13, 2016 2:22 PM

            They dont need one. Everyone on EG is dealing with him just fine. Dazzle can keep people alive if he tries to pick one off.

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            August 13, 2016 2:23 PM

            In this game, the counter is that at some point TB is going to go flatten the DC base.

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              August 13, 2016 2:32 PM

              No answer for that Slark

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                August 13, 2016 2:33 PM

                Naw that was the ratting by Beast doing that. When they let Beast take down their last two racks EG should have taken their Ancient. But they couldnt.

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                  August 13, 2016 2:41 PM

                  Ratting created so much space for Slark. Fear's TB just kept growing in power, which kept it close.

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                August 13, 2016 2:39 PM

                Nah. That was the play. EG was just indecisive about rax vs throne and Misery had that miracle crit at the start to clear all the illusions. This isn't the say it wouldn't have worked out for DC anyway.

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        August 13, 2016 2:29 PM

        Holy crap this is close.

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      August 13, 2016 2:29 PM

      HOLY SHIT THIS GAME

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      August 13, 2016 2:29 PM

      holy fuck

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        August 13, 2016 2:32 PM

        rat gave them the game there lol

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          August 13, 2016 2:35 PM

          Yeah was surprised they couldn't do more with Tb illusions to slow the lanes

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            August 13, 2016 2:41 PM

            I'm really surprised nobody keyed in on what Misery said about EG's heroes, slow, no pursuit, insufficient lockdown; im expecting Purge to mention it.

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              August 13, 2016 2:45 PM

              Brew just didnt make an impact. Sumail has been handed a few weak picks this and the last series. It was a good start but he just became easier and easier to kill. I think Tinker would have been a better pick to add another split-pusher to EG's lineup.

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                August 13, 2016 2:46 PM

                Sumail just didn't look like a playmaker; I was also hoping for a tinker pick.

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                  August 13, 2016 2:47 PM

                  These last two games were perfect Tinker games

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                  August 13, 2016 2:48 PM

                  Pretty much every game they lost they didn't have him on a hero that could carry the game.

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                    August 13, 2016 2:49 PM

                    Yeah, not sure why they did not give sumail a better hero

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                  August 13, 2016 2:49 PM

                  I don't feel like they made much room for him this time around either. Universe was a very weak tide that game in my mind. He was mostly good at getting in the way, that's it. He didn’t force team fights with ravage until the end. Maybe those were PPD's calls, but it seemed under utilized.

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              August 13, 2016 2:47 PM

              What an important detail.

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              August 13, 2016 2:51 PM

              The key weakness in the draft was the super-long cds/high downtime on EG's cores... panda split, tide ravage, and tb meta forces them to fight serial decisive 5v5 teamfights to accomplish anything. The mass split push from DC was the perfect answer.

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      August 13, 2016 2:30 PM

      DC DC DC DC!

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      August 13, 2016 2:31 PM

      What a game

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      August 13, 2016 2:31 PM

      HOOOOOLLLLLYYYYY SHIIIIIIIIIIIT!

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      August 13, 2016 2:32 PM

      Shadowbane illusions are kind of good

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      August 13, 2016 2:32 PM

      DC!!!!!

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      August 13, 2016 2:32 PM

      Jeeesus. Rapier illusions vs rapier illusions. Madness

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      August 13, 2016 2:32 PM

      These finals are gonna be crazy. Wings and DC trying to out crazy each other.

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        August 13, 2016 2:34 PM

        Wings has this reputation for being crazy because they have been, but their last 3-4 series has just been regular ole smart good dota.

        It's a good style match up though.

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      August 13, 2016 2:33 PM

      OMGNOOOOOOO

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      August 13, 2016 2:34 PM

      Very good series

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        August 13, 2016 2:35 PM

        bit of an understatement imo. That hold by DC against EG's final push was fantastic

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          August 13, 2016 2:38 PM

          I'm gonna watch that 100 times to understand wtf happened, lol.

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      August 13, 2016 2:36 PM

      DC gonna be suffering a major adrenaline dump going into the grand finals

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        August 13, 2016 2:40 PM

        yeah, it will hard to play a 5 GAME series after that!

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      August 13, 2016 2:49 PM

      Another community challenge done.
      We're on to the blink challenge!

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      August 13, 2016 2:55 PM

      Haha, holy shit, I'd never seen the muppets before. LOL

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      August 13, 2016 2:56 PM

      The muppet skits cracks me up, not sure why, but I love that they just plop it in.

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      August 13, 2016 3:03 PM

      that guy is going to have his name on the aegis

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      August 13, 2016 3:04 PM

      So glad Jugg got the Arcana win. Fuck those Io voting assholes.

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        August 13, 2016 3:05 PM

        I may have dumped all my votes on Io just because I thought it would be amusing for Valve to have to figure out arcana for a ball of light.

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          August 13, 2016 3:06 PM

          Eat shit

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            August 13, 2016 3:07 PM

            Deep down, you know you are curious what it would look like. We all know what Jugg will probably look like because he has so many sets already.

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          August 13, 2016 3:38 PM

          same here. jugg is boring

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        August 13, 2016 3:54 PM

        Jugg has a billion skins already.
        IO was the better of the two.

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        August 13, 2016 8:42 PM

        Screw that, would have much preferred an IO arcana then a Juggernaut arcana.

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      August 13, 2016 3:46 PM

      Do we know what time the games start? I assume there is going to be a preshow orchestra thing again

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        August 13, 2016 3:55 PM

        This drum into is pretty bad ass

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      August 13, 2016 3:56 PM

      Valve putting everyone to sleep here

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        August 13, 2016 3:58 PM

        262,000+ twitch viewers, this is cool

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        August 13, 2016 4:03 PM

        No they aren't lol, the crowd is enjoying this a lot.

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        August 13, 2016 4:08 PM

        Everything outside of the directly related broadcast is really lame.

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      August 13, 2016 4:07 PM

      DC vs Wings - The Grand Final (Best of 5)

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      August 13, 2016 4:08 PM

      Lets go Mediterranean NA dota

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      August 13, 2016 4:10 PM

      Wings are going to crush these fools. :P

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      August 13, 2016 4:14 PM

      moo timber. bold move

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      August 13, 2016 4:40 PM

      That's a highlight

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      August 13, 2016 4:55 PM

      It's 1am here. I hope all the remaining games are this exciting. I need the adrenaline to stay awake

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      August 13, 2016 4:58 PM

      Is constantly using "which" instead of "that" an Australian thing or just a Tobi thing?

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      August 13, 2016 4:59 PM

      Wings got way too fancy with that draft. Global, Storm, and Pudge didn't do anything.

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        August 13, 2016 5:02 PM

        Pudge fuck pudge. Also go for DC

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      August 13, 2016 5:02 PM

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      August 13, 2016 5:19 PM

      w3god

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      August 13, 2016 5:27 PM

      DOOM :D

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        August 13, 2016 5:28 PM

        I love how this draft is completely different

        naga still sucks though

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          August 13, 2016 5:32 PM

          I love invoker blackcurrant skin

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            August 13, 2016 5:34 PM

            Lol Oracle can just walk away from a gank. Even Pro players don't understand what he actually does.

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            August 13, 2016 5:53 PM

            But I think I hate this slar skin. Why is he wielding a flaming sword? I keep thinking he's doom

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      August 13, 2016 5:42 PM

      Touby thinking wings got a kill when DC got 2 lul

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      August 13, 2016 6:04 PM

      xD

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      August 13, 2016 6:11 PM

      Lmao. Not even naga pressing R as hard as possible could save them from that

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      August 13, 2016 6:24 PM

      this is going to end 3-1 wings isn't it :(

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      August 13, 2016 6:53 PM

      lol @ DC

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        August 13, 2016 6:55 PM

        They are teabagged. GG game 3 too easy for wings

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          August 13, 2016 6:57 PM

          DC is tilting

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            August 13, 2016 7:03 PM

            ouch, tuff game, bad draft for DC. Sand king and Clinkz??

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              August 13, 2016 7:04 PM

              Those heroes are good but I think Misery is awful on SK and Clinkz was a poor pick against a DP and an Oracle. Should have picked a better carry.

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              August 13, 2016 7:04 PM

              Wings draft is so multi dimensional and hard counters dc in so many ways. The dp silences have been perfect.

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            August 13, 2016 7:03 PM

            Yea misery just canceled his own epicenter by burrow striking too early. That's pretty scrub for a pro

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            August 13, 2016 7:04 PM

            Yup

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      August 13, 2016 7:08 PM

      A good 4 kills there for DC. The BKB is helping for Clinkz in these pick-offs

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      August 13, 2016 7:15 PM

      These Void bashes are silly

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      August 13, 2016 7:52 PM

      Here we go game 4 draft with millions on the line

      Is DC still tilted ? Will they pick garbage again ?

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        August 13, 2016 7:53 PM

        Wings picked anti Mage that means they win right guys

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          August 13, 2016 7:54 PM

          With mana leak and ET natural order, yes probably.

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          August 13, 2016 7:54 PM

          No, it might hurt since Wings is having trouble with laning and AM is trash in lane.

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          August 13, 2016 9:04 PM

          Called it by the way I am Dota genius

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        August 13, 2016 7:55 PM

        yeah, Wings just played with them that first game, been serious business since then

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        August 13, 2016 8:12 PM

        This slark play is the game

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          August 13, 2016 8:20 PM

          Nice aggressive play for DC this game

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          August 13, 2016 8:20 PM

          Seems so. This is ridiculous slarking.

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      August 13, 2016 8:26 PM

      nice start for DC but this is starting to fall apart

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        August 13, 2016 8:28 PM

        yep, I think AM is going to be unstoppable

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        August 13, 2016 8:30 PM

        Great fight from dc there though

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          August 13, 2016 8:31 PM

          yeah impressed they took it but it wasn't a huge gold swing in their favor unfortunately. Too bad AM slipped away

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          August 13, 2016 8:32 PM

          too greedy, had a good fight, then chased too hard

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            August 13, 2016 8:32 PM

            I didn't get why they chased. KOTL wasn't much of a prize, but they had nothing to chase with low health and spells.

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        August 13, 2016 8:32 PM

        it has to be gg at this point

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      August 13, 2016 8:31 PM

      lol @ that call by Axe

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      August 13, 2016 8:32 PM

      God I love Dota games with huge carries

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      August 13, 2016 8:34 PM

      Yeah this is over. Wings has this.

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      August 13, 2016 8:36 PM

      Damn. Wings came out of no where to win TI. That's an awesome story.

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      August 13, 2016 8:38 PM

      boo China won

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        August 13, 2016 8:39 PM

        Yet another not very innovative boring team won. Thank goodness to Chinese copying

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          August 13, 2016 8:40 PM

          They dominated everyone they played

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            August 13, 2016 8:43 PM

            i think there is thick sarcasm there.
            Wings is super fun and innovative.

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              August 13, 2016 8:51 PM

              What are you talking about? Wings was totally running the 'beat you with anything we pick, we can even troll you with garbage picks' meta. It's in the FAQ.

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          August 13, 2016 8:42 PM

          Im not saying Chinese teams aren't good. I just prefer when Western teams win!

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        August 13, 2016 8:40 PM

        every other year is china's turn

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      August 13, 2016 8:43 PM

      I have a feeling that this translator is leaving a lot out

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      August 13, 2016 8:44 PM

      Great fucking TI. So many good games. I was rooting for DC, but Wings winning it is really cool, too.

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      August 13, 2016 8:44 PM

      Any words for DC.....we beat them 2-1 they never adjusted ??? bit of a dick thing to say after winning 9mil

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        August 13, 2016 8:44 PM

        He then called his teammates stupid or incapable of caring for themselves.

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          August 13, 2016 8:51 PM

          I think there is something lost in translation as they were laughing about it as he said it

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            August 13, 2016 10:16 PM

            Or they're just Dicks

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              August 13, 2016 10:41 PM

              Everyone in the crowd who spoke chinese was laughing before it was translated, I'm sure it was a joke.

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          August 14, 2016 12:24 PM

          No he was just speaking candidly about their relationships and his role as team captain. It wasn't harsh if anything it was the opposite.

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      August 13, 2016 8:44 PM

      Either this is lost in translation or that was a really dickish set of answers. Who didn't he burn?

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        August 13, 2016 8:44 PM

        Yea, this dude came off awful.

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        August 13, 2016 8:51 PM

        haha what was that

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        August 13, 2016 10:28 PM

        shitty translation from what I've read, it sounded like he meant to say something more like 'they didn't play to their full potential after they lost the second game'

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      August 13, 2016 8:45 PM

      Does China let them keep any of this? When do they start their mandatory military service?

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        August 13, 2016 8:46 PM

        They earned it in the U.S., probably have to pay some of that in taxes here.

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          August 13, 2016 9:02 PM

          valve covers the taxes iirc, not sure if is just for the US or what

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      August 13, 2016 9:40 PM

      I think it's cool that Wings took the whole thing, but I think that upper bracket advantage was huge. Fatigue seemed like a huge deal and took its toll on the DC players in the last two matches.

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        August 13, 2016 10:13 PM

        I always thought that the GF should be held on its own day. Instead of it going from LB > GF in the same day.

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        August 13, 2016 10:17 PM

        wings is just the much better team i think, they sen't DC to the lower bracket already

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        August 13, 2016 10:18 PM

        DC could have stayed in the upper bracket if they won earlier in the tournament.

        That's how double elimination works. Though this wasn't exactly double elimination, but it is close enough for all practical purposes.