Below you will find moments that spark interest to The International each year.
DotA 2 is an MMBA project that dominates the game’s industry. Not through the huge prize pool for annual tournaments, as you may have thought. The International is held every time due to the merit of fans and gamers who finances these competitions. Facts that demonstrate their devotion.
Players who carry out tremendous battles and fool around sometimes show perfect results in tournament tables and mistakes. Since the time Valve Corporation holds The Internationals, the history of epic moments is growing up. Every year two prominent teams with players of different nations gathered on The International to show viewers an exciting fight.
We collected five moments that reveal amazing gameplay and set trends.
Dendi and Puppey Fountain hooking
The match in The International 2013 between Navi and Tongfu became the most notorious in the tournament. Tongfu team held the leading positions, so Dendi and Puppey from the Navi mad a trick that people around called the dishonest. They used a bag called «Fountain hooking.» Dendi hooked the rival hero into the Fountain when Puppey cast Test of Faith skill on his character Pudge. They came back together to the base, so opponents were killed. This bag was fixed after the tournament.
Ky.xY and Aegis Deny
The International 2013 tournament between Orange. Neolution and Navi showed that professional players make mistakes too. In the third game, Orange clutched the Navi team against the wall. They were facing each other at the lower bracket finals. The orange team was self-confident and decided to kill Roshan by using Windrunner to deny the Aegis. This action led to the loss of the team. It’s one more notorious event that people remember since that time.
The 6 Million Dollar Echo Slam
The final of the International 2015 match was between EV and CDEC. It was the fourth game when CDEC decided to kill golem Roshan after Sumail had used his skill Spirit off guard. Unfortunately, when they were at the Rochan’s pit, PPD used ultimates and killed 4 heroes. It led to their win.
Million Dollar Dream Coils
The most tremendous match of The International 2013 was between the Alliance and Navi team. It became so due to the captain of the Alliance team. At the end of the match when Loda and Admiral Bulldog attacked Navi base. Navi team started to return back to enemy homes by using teleporting scrolls. That became the absolute victory of the Alliance team.
It’s one the most exciting event in the Dota 2 called simply The Play. The second match of The International 2012 between Navi and IG. The last team holds Navi at the bottom line. The used ultimate of Naga after Tidehunter s Ravage. But Puppy activated Black King Bar. This led to the confrontation between the teams. IG lost that match.