That was The International 6 tournament in Seattle with a cost of 20 million dollars.
Distinguished events are happening in every game session where top DotA 2 teams in the world fight for a pool prize of millions of dollars. And as time passed, the most remarkable moments are still here in our minds. We can recollect them at any moment to feel admiration and discover something new that escaped one’s critical eye.
Below the top 5 International plays are represented.
Million Dollar Dream Coils
The International’s grand final 2013 gave us the fantastic match between two top teams, The Alliance with their well-thought-out strategy, and Na Vi, the intimate group of fans. It was the last of five games.
The whole team of Navi was going to the Alliance base, they were at the dominating position. At the same time, thanks for shrewd Loda and Admiral Bulldog, stroke Navi’s support from 2 sides. The last tried to return back but were stopped by the mid player. He used the special Dream Coil to close access to their gates. Only two players were capable of returning and defeating their barracks. That was the absolute winner of the Alliance.
The name for one of the most iconic moments is just «The Play.»
The feature that each further review will bring you the new information about that play. The International 2012, Navi, and Invictus Gaming match. Navi team was stunned by Naga Siren’s song ultimate that usually shift to the Tidehunter s Ravage. Only two players from the team were capable of moving. They were waiting for the end of a skill to cast a spell of immunity before Invictus Gaming applied to the Tidehunter s Ravage. One player of Navi, Dendi, evaded from that skill after Puppey, another player, activated Black King Bar. IG’s ultimate was wasted. This sudden turn and sagacity smashed the Invictus Gaming team and brought triumph to the Navi.
The 6 Million Dollar Echo Slam from TI5
This case occurred at the grand final of The International 2015. That was the confrontation between Evil Geniuses and CDEC teams. The peculiarity of the match is the applying of the most exciting ultimate.
One of the players of Evil Geniuses, Sumail, was wiped out by CDEC. After that, they decided to kill a huge Dragon, Roshan, who endowed players with special items that gave them one more life. The lack of Sumail didn’t halt the EG, they also took part.
After brilliant Ice Blast ultimate, Universe, the player of EG, jumped into the hole and used his ultimate Echo Slam. His play reflected on the opposing team damaged one player and killed 4 of them. Soon afterward, this match was ended. We offer to take pleasure of proper using Echo Slam skills.
Indeed, that was the oddest and ingenious victory that become the thing of the past. No one will be able to renew this tactic.
Before The International grand final 2013 battle between Navi and the Alliance between two prominent teams, the Navi had fought with the TongFu team. TongFu won the last battle with a score of 1-1. The Navi team made every effort to pick up the win and resorted to dodgy and unfair measures. Those tactics were named «Fountain hooking.» The Navi team used a hook of Pudge to pull players. That resembled Scorpion ability from Mortal Komba esports. One more hero for success was Keeper of the Light. The feature of his skill was the ability to send players off the same team back to the home position. Their tactic was to hook enemy hero with Pudge and send them back to base by using the Keeper of the Light ability. Opponents’ turrets were waiting for a hostile player. Thanks to that, the Navi won the match.
Later, after Grand’s final 2013, it led to the vanishing of fountain hooking. That’s the deal!
They’re all dead!
You may don’t know, but the prominent meme among DotA 2 viewers «They’re all dead» has its roots.
Here is one more significant moment with the participants of the TongFu team in the International grand final 2013. It was a battle near dragon Roshan between Orange and TongFu. When the level of Rochan’s health fall, both teams were pulled to his pit.
TongFu team plunged inside to vanish rivals and save golem. Unfortunately, they missed one hero, Dark Seer, who caught them. Another player, Sven, unexpectedly appeared at the same time and defeated the Orange team. The golem also passed away but gave the born to a meme.