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10

Dota 2 Asia Championships 2018
Lower Stage Finals
07 April 2018
51 minutes
LGD Gaming
vs
Virtus.pro

Everything is on the line. This is the deciding match in the lower bracket final at the Dota Asia Championship 2018. Local favourites LGD need to reach the final in order to qualify for TI8 and to stand a chance of giving China its first major winner. They face the consensus best team in the world, Virtus Pro, who are going for their third straight major win. LGD pick fast-paced lineup built around Maybe's Leshrac whilst Virtus Pro go for a more balanced draft with a Ramzes Terrorblade. This game features a fast start, several changes of momentum and a sublime play which sets up a dramatic victory and sends TobiWan into a high-pitched frenzy.


60

ESL One New York 2014
Quarterfinals
09 October 2014
1 hour 13 minutes
Alliance
vs
Evil Geniuses

Insane back and forth endgame. No definitive winner until last seconds.


51

Dota 2 Asia Championships 2015
Winner's Round 1
05 February 2015
59 minutes
Big God
vs
Cloud9

Wherein a certain team throws a 30000 gold lead.


44

The Frankfurt Major 2015
European Qualifiers
13 October 2015
54 minutes
Alliance
vs
Ninjas in Pyjamas

Intense mega creep comeback, game 2.


66

G-League 2012 Season 2
Qualifiers Group A
29 December 2012
1 hour 15 minutes
LGD Gaming
vs
Team DK

Burning vs Sylar at its best - PL vs AM. Truly deserving of the epic tag.

A good indication of an overpowered hero is when he receives a special nickname by the community (mostly used by those on the receiving end of the pain). This game was played during a time where Phantom Lancer was mostly referred to as "Cancer Lancer", since his split-push potential was fantastic and he was quite hard to control.
DK try to utilize this newly buffed hero and LGD counter with their own Anti Mage pick for Burning who's famous for wrecking havoc with AM. Cue an amazing game with the constant question: Whose carry is going to be the last one standing?


21

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.


56

XMG Captains Draft Invitational
Semifinals
31 March 2014
35 minutes
Alliance
vs
Fnatic

BIG DADDY!


62

The International 2012
Winner's Finals
02 September 2012
42 minutes
Natus Vincere
vs
LGD Gaming

The Blackest of Holes.


51

StarLadder StarSeries Season 09
Winner's Bracket Round 1
18 April 2014
1 hour 8 minutes
Alliance
vs
Evil Geniuses

Fantastically close game including a support Silencer and a beautiful wombo combo. Impossible to tell who wins until the end.


42

The International 2015
EU Qualifiers, Group B
29 May 2015
1 hour 13 minutes
Natus Vincere
vs
Vega Squadron

Epic Dendi Magnus and XBOCT Gyro Rapier combo.


11

StarLadder i-League Invitational Season 4
Group Stage
02 February 2018
1 hour 8 minutes
Mineski
vs
Team Kinguin

ODPixel: "This game's not over. This game is not over."
Luminous: "Eehh... It's over. It's over. Haha. I mean - it's over."
Narrator: It wasn't over...

Team Kinguin are back 0-1 in a bo3 and need to get this game. Mineski is sporting a few good heroes, but weirdly enough also an Outworld Devourer in safe lane, who rushes a meteor hammer out of all items and kind of seems lost half the time.
This is one of those really unique games that simply stands out of the crowd by being completely different from what you'd expect.

Enjoy!


7

ESL One Birmingham 2018
Group Stage
23 May 2018
43 minutes
Fnatic
vs
Evil Geniuses

ESL One Birmingham 2018, one of the last tournaments of the year, started of with a bang as both teams needed DPC points to secure an invite to the International 2018.

Fnatic drafted an IO and Morphling and decided they didn't want to fight the formidable tri-core Evil Geniuses lineup head on. Out came another classic Eternal Envy strat based around relocate backdooring EG buildings. Can EG push fast enough to defeat the rat? Will a rapier help? The game ends with a base race to remember.


58

The Defense Season 3
Loser's Round 3
26 February 2013
54 minutes
Team Liquid
vs
mousesports

How a massive advantage can be rendered useless by one single item.


36

The International 2015
Lower Bracket, Round 2
05 August 2015
1 hour 10 minutes
Vici Gaming
vs
Cloud9

We have yet to see as good a Rubick play and so many of them as in this match.


46

The International 2014
Lower Bracket Round 4
20 July 2014
45 minutes
Vici Gaming
vs
Evil Geniuses

EG demonstrates why Universe is considered one of the world's best Faceless Void players.