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The International 2013
Finals
12 August 2013
43 minutes
Natus Vincere
vs
Alliance

TI3 finals, game 5.

Arguably, the best final of all Internationals thus far. Na'Vi and Alliance, two fan favourites, clash in the crucial game 5 of the Grand Finals, fighting over $1.4m prize money. It's an incredible display of skill, teamwork and plays. A must watch for everyone even only remotely interested in DotA 2 esports.


244

The International 2016
Upper Bracket Round 2
11 August 2016
1 hour 15 minutes
Evil Geniuses
vs
EHOME

What. An. Incredible. Game!!!

Prepare yourself, because the next hour and fifteen minutes you won't be able to leave your seat! It's a constant back and forth between these world class teams with the advantage switching every other moment! Not a dull moment during the whole match - It's how DotA is supposed to be played and worthy of being a Grand Finals match.

An instant classic.


651

The International 2012
Winner's Round 2
02 September 2012
25 minutes
Natus Vincere
vs
Invictus Gaming

"Patience from Zhou"!

It's the game where "The Play" happened. With all other western teams being eliminated early on in the tournament, fans united in their support for Na'Vi. An essential 5v5 team fight was later coined "The Play", showcasing the skill, teamplay and exhilaration fans were able to witness during this match. Watch the highlight for the crowd's reaction to the fight!


483

ESL One Frankfurt 2014
Quarterfinals
28 June 2014
1 hour 23 minutes
Alliance
vs
Cloud9

"Kills mean nothing, gold means nothing, experience means nothing - throne means everything."

A long, exhausting game for C9, having to watch out for Io's teleport and an incredible Admiral Bulldog who shows his skill with Nature's Prophet. It's Rat Dota at its finest in a clash that is finals worthy!


124

The Boston Major 2016
Grand Finals
10 December 2016
1 hour 19 minutes
Ad Finem
vs
OG

The Cinderella story of Ad Finem approaches its climax in the Grand Finals of the Boston Major. An extremely back and forth game with epic plays, rapiers, team fights - everything you want from an 80 minute brawl!

Ad Finem fight their way through the Boston Major qualifiers, taking out teams like Digital Chaos and LGD ForeverYoung until finally facing powerhouse OG. Ad Finem's domination of other experienced teams through new strategies and genuine enthusiasm for the game, causes analysts and fans alike to place their bets on them. However, after the first two games, an OG victory seems inevitable. Ad Finem had attempted to play their signature hyper-aggressive style twice, and had been calmly rebuffed by OGs stalwart squad. OG seemed to have simply figured them out.
Then came Game 3. Ad Finem entered the booths with twinkles in their eyes and threw out some casual chat banter before feeding first blood. It appeared that OG was in control once again. However what followed was one of the most back and forth games in DotA history. Plays were made and legends were born as OG went from certain victory to certain defeat and back again, while Ad Finem, with their tournament lives on the line, would not let up no matter what. Culminating in an amazing finish, this game deserves to rank up there with the best of them!


365

MLG Championship Columbus
Finals
25 November 2013
1 hour 25 minutes
Speed Gaming International
vs
Team DK

Incredible - really I-N-C-R-E-D-I-B-L-E - teamfights from early on, a stalemate in mid gaming and a fantastic end! Slammin' Lanm!


332

The International 2013
Lower Bracket Round 2
09 August 2013
51 minutes
LGD Gaming
vs
Team Liquid

BuLba Clockwerk. USA! USA!

In one of the most memorable games of TI3 between Chinese heavyweight LGD and US-favourite Team Liquid, BuLba plays Clockwork and it's incredible!
The constant "USA!"-shouts leave no doubt who the majority of the crowd supports, but the actual game is pretty even until the very end. Still, there's no doubt who the MVP of the game is and the fans know it as well. A great game overall and a fantastic one for TL fans!


208

Dota 2 Asia Championships
Winner's Round 2
06 February 2015
1 hour 16 minutes
Team Secret
vs
Vici Gaming

Vici Gaming's strong team fight composition is up against a mobile line up by Team Secret.

While both teams differ greatly in approach to the game, you'd have a hard time placing bets at any point in time. It's an entertaining, exhilarating match full of surprises during the first 45 minutes. The last 30 minutes are the ones that make this game though: Sneaky rax, a catch-me-if-you-can chen, Rosh... fisticuffs? ..., a literally lost rapier, mega creeps - it's fun all around and reaches its climax in a fantastic, satisfying ending!


299

The International 2013
Upper Bracket Round 2
10 August 2013
46 minutes
Natus Vincere
vs
TongFu

Na'Vi showing an amazing Pudge/Chen combo. Two words: Fountain hook!

In The International 2013 the team from Ukraine showed once again, that they are not afraid to try never seen before, risky yet hilarious strategies. The game mechanic allowing the entertaining abuse was fixed shortly after. Grab some popcorn and enjoy the show!


18

The International 2017
Lower Bracket Round 4
10 August 2017
1 hour 43 minutes
Virtus.pro
vs
Team Liquid

100+ minutes of constant struggle for dominance from VP and Liquid in this LB Semi Final. Epic team fights. Goes right down to the wire.


220

The International 2014
Lower Bracket Round 2
20 July 2014
46 minutes
Cloud9
vs
Vici Gaming

The most strategical Dota game ever played.

The draft of this game: Cloud9 shows up with Meepo and a whole lineup built around him, a strong early game composition. Vici Gaming counters that with an insane amount of AoE damage. Both teams are trying to get the upper hand in a wonderful, surprising match with a truly unexpected ending. A great watch!


262

DreamHack Winter 2012
Finals
24 November 2012
41 minutes
Evil Geniuses
vs
No Tidehunter

Amazing never IN THE HISTORY OF DOTA seen before bait by one team at the start and a great game overall.


201

joinDOTA Masters I
Semifinals
22 March 2012
1 hour 26 minutes
Evil Geniuses
vs
mousesports

The 0-20 Maelk Game.

Origin of the "Maelk Award", which you should google *after* watching the game, if you don't know the term yet. An incredible entertaining match that continues on giving. Really worth the watch!


13

The International 2016
Lower Bracket Round 2
09 August 2016
59 minutes
TNC Pro Team
vs
OG

Backstory: TI6. TnC are a small team from the Philippines. Most think they should feel blessed for BEING at TI, and everyone belives OG (the great favorite, multiple majors winning team) will kick them out. Except game 1 happens (it's great too btw). TnC pull out some crazy shenanigans and with a rollercoaster gold/xp graph they manage a double comeback, winning.

The drafting for game 2 is interesting. OG pull out a classic Tiny-Io duo, and TnC answers with a drow strat, featuring Huskar and Dazzle. The game starts badly for them, but the 15k gold deficit is not felt, at all. The teamfights are INCREDIBLE with both teams pulling out every last card. The game has insane chronos, rapiers, base races, mind games. Dota 2 at its finest!


156

The International 2013
Upper Bracket Round 2
09 August 2013
48 minutes
Team DK
vs
Alliance

"The fun ends here!" - AM

Not at all!
Team DK's second game against the so far undefeated Alliance. After struggling in the first game they put their hope in BurNIng's Anti-Mage. Alliance counters their picks with a strong Alchemist and split push potential.
Team fights are crucial in this game and it shows: Fantastic fights from the beginning to the end that you want to watch over and over again, because there's just so much going on!