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184

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.


151

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!


54

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


149

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)


134

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.


9

The Kiev Major 2017
Quarter-finals
29 April 2017
54 minutes
Evil Geniuses
vs
SG e-sports

The Kiev Major was wonderful for the matches but what stood out the most is definitely the success of SG e-sports, the first South American team that fought their way into a major competition. This is their deciding third game against a sweating Evil Geniuses.

Up until this tournament most pro teams were were formed in North America, Europe and South East Asia, with South America albeit high player numbers being considered sub-par to the established elite. SG e-sports managed to turn this sentiment around with their incredible performance. Beating, against all odds, another major pro team in the previous round and showing the resilience, teamwork and dedication of world class.
The most exciting and disputed match of the Kiev Major and one of the best matches of 2017, with incredible plays from both teams. A match that will stay forever in our hearts.


91

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

The original rat dota game. VP were so salty after this game, they decided to call Fnatic "rats".


31

The International 2016
Group Stage
05 August 2016
1 hour 7 minutes
Evil Geniuses
vs
Alliance

How times have changed...

Alliance meets EG and has to watch out to not get ratted. It's a pretty even game for most of the time (except the beginning shortly), but still very amusing with interesting heroes, plays and turns. Good watch overall.
You really want to watch it for the ending though, which is absolutely ridiculous.
Ding, ding, ding, motherf*ckers!


112

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!


39

ESL One Manila 2016
Group Stage, Group B
23 April 2016
1 hour 12 minutes
Team Empire
vs
Team Secret

Not a single rax falls until over 60 minutes in the game. 5-Man Black Hole. Rubick has the time of his life - stealing spells left an right. Still, the game stays close pretty much the whole time. All-around great match.

Bonus: Darkseer+long game=particle madness. Flaming Spectre, Divine Tidehunter.


74

Dota 2 Asia Championships
Loser's Round 3
07 February 2015
42 minutes
Team Secret
vs
Cloud9

After taking game #1 Cloud9 dominates the early game of this one as well, leaving Secret to barely hang on. A loss would eliminate them from the tournament. Nevertheless they make the most out of their push potential with a farmed Lycan. Secret keeps pressuring C9, but clearly pays for it in team fight potential.

The actual ending of the game is abrupt, surprising and wonderfully absurd. A fantastic watch!


86

NVIDIA Game 24
Semifinals
19 September 2014
1 hour 7 minutes
Alliance
vs
Team Tinker

Game 5 in a Bo5. Naked throne on both sides and two rapiers. Definitely one of the highlights of this amazing series.


109

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

Extremely high level play from both teams. "Kills mean nothing! Throne is everything!"


92

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.


83

ESL One Frankfurt 2014
Finals
29 June 2014
28 minutes
Invictus Gaming
vs
Evil Geniuses

If there ever was a "perfect game" for a team in Dota 2 this is probably it.

One of the best 3rd party tournaments of Dota 2 IG is up against EG. It's a short but brilliant game where everything goes right for one of the teams. No errors made, no chances missed. It's the perfect game.

Short, entertaining, a record of teamwork in perfection.