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203

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 incredibly entertaining match that keeps on giving. Really worth the watch!


161

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!


157

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

The third game in a best of 3, it's the final game of MLG Columbus.

Speed Gaming need to prove they can actually win a tournament, but DK won't make it easy for them! A match of great team fights, constant back and forth and great plays!
Clinkz rax-sniping is one of those moments of Dota that stays in your memory.


183

G-1 Champions League Season 5
Asian Qualifiers Group B
07 April 2013
35 minutes
Zenith
vs
Invictus Gaming

The no bans strategy.

Zenith is up against Invictus Gaming in game #2 after losing the first one. Having a stand-in player (Meracle) they are not in the best position to begin with. Surprisingly enough iceiceice decides not to ban any heroes, leaving iG with a big pool to choose from and having to face a strong split push lineup.
This is one of the games where it is recommended to watch the draft, even if you skip it usually since it's quite fascinating.


46

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

"This is only game 1 - this is insane!"

100+ minutes of constant struggle for dominance from VP and Liquid. The gold graph looks like a mountain range with deep ravines between every one of them. There are quite a few moments where you think the game's decided, but it isn't. The late game comes and it's an absolute stalemate between the two teams. The casters start discussing end game item changes, the battlefield is completely mapped by wards and couriers are bought, scouted out and killed every other minute.
The final push comes quickly and with so many twists you won't be able to tell who will win until the very last seconds.
Goes right down to the wire.


107

The Frankfurt Major 2015
Upper Bracket Finals
20 November 2015
1 hour 8 minutes
Evil Geniuses
vs
Team Secret

Who needs speed if you can have dps instead?

Two of the top teams of the time meet in the Upper Bracket Finals of the Frankfurt Major. It's a great game with fantastic team fights from the beginning onwards and an incredibly good ending. ppd decides that he doesn't need any items until minute ten, pieliedie does some high risk scouting and a certain someone loses his boots in exchange for more damage.
Sure to leave you with a big grin on your face afterwards, this game is definitely worth the watch!


154

G-1 Champions League Season 5
Group Stage
24 May 2013
45 minutes
Team DK
vs
Alliance

Level 1 Rosh strat with TP scrolls!

Alliance try a very risky strategy to gain an early game advantage, but will it pay off? Either way one of the really great matches G-1 Champions League delivered. The team fights around Rosh pit and bot lane are entertaining throughout the whole game and some unusual chat banter after the match. Fun game!


22

GESC: Indonesia
Quarterfinals
17 March 2018
1 hour 18 minutes
Natus Vincere
vs
Fnatic

The most even match to see in a long time between Fnatic and Na'Vi.

Both teams collide in Game 1 of the GESC: Indonesia Quarterfinals. It's the fight for Roshan that is at the center of this game at all times. Both teams are constantly so close in experience, gold and kills you really can't tell who - if anyone - ever has the upper hand. Each fight is could be the end, but it's a long time before these teams break their stalemate.
A wonderfully tense game until the very end!


153

The International 2012
Loser's Round 3
02 September 2012
1 hour
Orange Esports
vs
EHOME

The original Tiny Wisp.

It's not the first time the powerful Tiny + Io combination has been played, but one of the most prominent ones. EHOME are in deep trouble by Orange's strong team featuring a Morphling wrecking havoc among EHOME's supports. Can the team from China turn this around?

Don't miss the fantastic highlight video on this one! (very spoiler-y)


138

RaidCall EMS One Summer Season
Qualifiers
11 June 2013
8 minutes
iNfernity Gaming
vs
Alliance

Alliance takes on Tobi's challenge for rax down in under 10 minutes.

A short, refreshing game. Alliance shows that they are definitely capable of dominating the early game, without having to resort to rat. If you have to kill 10 minutes watch the game, for 20 minutes start from the draft.
Also, no highlight video since the main link is basically that.


114

MLG Championship Columbus
Semifinals
24 November 2013
1 hour 5 minutes
Natus Vincere
vs
Team DK

DK are one win ahead in a best of 3 against Na'Vi, but that won't discourage the team from Ukraine.

In a pretty even match the advantage seems to shift ever so lightly between teams every few minutes.
Still, as the match continues the shifts become bigger and bigger. In the end it's one item that helps one team overpower the other. Guess which! ;)
A fantastically entertaining game with a great ending!


92

RaidCall EMS One Spring Season
Semifinals
12 February 2013
55 minutes
Fnatic
vs
Virtus.pro

Fnatic shows everyone what a real rat game is all about. Split pushing with Meepo and Nature's Prophet they outmanoeuvre VP's defenses and seem to give no chance to attack. Suddenly there's a Rapier and things are about to blow up. Will VP be able to withstand the assault and get a chance to push back for the win?

A tense game with many pauses and quite a bit of salt.


112

The International 2013
Upper Bracket Round 1
08 August 2013
1 hour 2 minutes
LGD Gaming
vs
Alliance

"Kills mean nothing! Throne is everything!"

It's only game 1, but both teams play a game like they would during the Finals. High energy team fights, fantastic surprise ganks and a nail-biter of an end. What a great match!

On a side note, I (Paul) downloaded the original video, because the out of sync audio bothered me so much. I fixed the audio (a pain, honestly) and uploaded a proper version to Youtube. The game's well worth it, though! =)


55

StarLadder i-League Invitational #1
Grand Finals
17 April 2016
59 minutes
Natus Vincere
vs
Vici Gaming Reborn

NaVi's quest to make it back to the top clashes with VG.Reborn's quest to make China great again.

"That is one of the best games of Dota I've seen in my life. The plays that happened, the stories..."
- GoDz, shortly after the game


94

Korean Dota League Season 1
Tier 2 Group Stage
23 March 2014
20 minutes
Eyes of Tiger
vs
Team Nemesis

Level 1 rosh into five man push, laning phase gets completely skipped. Welcome to Korean Dota.