Ti4 -Summary

Ti4 Summary.

Like most people, I am feeling the withdraw symptoms. The tournament lasted two and half weeks. The main event was held at the Seattle pro basketball arena. ESPN wanted to get involved and let us not forget the prize pool was $10.9 million dollars.

Despite the amazing venue and enormous prize pool, the grand final was a disappointment. The most exciting games were played in the group stages. Due to the format of the tournament, all the teams were scared to play their best Dota at the main event. Especially DK.

 

Best player of the tournament:

FY

Most improved team:

MVP

Most disappointing team:

Joint winner Empire and DK

Most surprising:

Newbee winning TI4

Most exciting team:

EG

Most boring team:

VG

 Biggest come back/Throw

DK vs LGD main event (LGD came back from two rax down)

YYF

I regard YYF as my favourite player of all time, whether in-game or as a person. He has produced top notch Dota when he first joined the scene back in 2010 when he was noticed by the legend 2009. I believe YYF is a humble player,that always tried his hardest to reach his goals.

He revolutionised the offlane with his world class Windrunner, he popularised the use of Race-car Naix and let us not forget his unique use of Bounty Hunter to compliment the glory days of face-rush dota.

He has always been a player that performed on the big occasions. His triple buy back on Storm Spirit to keep LGD in the game. His Panda Brewmaster leading iG to the grand finals of Ti2. I believe all these big plays will be remembered.

He has achieved so much during his Dota career so there should be no regrets; however it is sad to see him go on a low. It is unfortunate that Icefrog no longer nickname heroes like the old days of Dota1 where Shadow fiend was Yaphets and Burning was Antimage.

YYF you will be missesd

It has been a long long time…..

It has been almost 3 months since the last time I touched Dota 2.

I have been prioritising my work and life thus squeezing out all the time I have for this amazing game. In the beginning it was so difficult for me not to think about Dota 2. In the first few weeks I was craving for Dota 2 like a drugs addict. I suppressed my urges by watching professional games. To be honest, I was never addicted to Dota 2. I miss Dota 2 a lot not because I miss clicking my mouse repeatedly or feeling empowered when owning someone, but I miss joking around and interacting with my friends while playing Dota 2.  Dota 2 was a medium for me to socialise with people with similar interests.

Maybe it is my competitive personality…..After three months of Dota 2 abstinence. I do not  have the same impetus for playing the game any more. If I started playing again I would be a complete noob and I would be feeding constantly which would be rather stressful to play. One other important factor is that the internet, keyboard and mouse at my current accommodation is not suitable for gaming, simply too laggy. Don’t get me wrong, I still love the game, and I do still occasionally watch top tier professional teams compete also I still visit the good old Gosugamers.net and Joindota.com on a daily basis ^_^.

 

For anyone who is new to Dota2. This is a must watch video.

Free to Play – Made by Valve

 

 

This song brings back memories of Dota 1.

Loda singing with his band!

Dota 2 sound remix

Hanni from Fnatic tweeted a link to a funny music video where Witch Doctor’s sound effects were remixed into a short song. I must say, I am impressed.

The maker (hlgf) of this song also have lots of Dota2 sound related videos under his youtube channel.

A funny video from DotaMe about Dota 2.

DotaMe an organisation formed on Youtube have started to make Dota 2 sitcom vidoes. I watched the first episode, it was really funny, though people may need some Dota knowledge in order to understand the jokes. I would suggest everyone who love Dota 2 to watch the video and support the organisation. With more support they will bring out even better videos in the future. I can not wait for episode 2.

 

iG vs DK G-league finals

iG fails to deliver in the finals whereas DK stomps iG 3-0 in a convincing manner. The G-league finals is no where near as close as the WPC-ACE or ECL finals. I think the main reason is iG internally already knows that there will be some roster changes, with the biggest rumour of all stating that Hao and Faith are likely to leave iG for the new “Dream Team”. The potential roster will definitely affect iG’s morale in terms of daily scrimming and practising. YYF in fact was streaming on YY rather than practising during the past few days. Even Iceiceice himself said during an interview that there will be a major reshuffle in the top teams, so teams such as iG, LGD and Tonfu have not been scrimming and training regularly.

I believe after the new roster changes the competition will be potentially stronger as these will probably be the final rosters before The Internationals, thus the teams will want to remain stable in order to perfect team executions. Also last minute roster changes is harmful for the team in terms of morale, and Valve may kick you out of the competition…..

 

P.S I am a big fan of Iceiceice. I am truly happy that he has joined DK. He has been in the Dota pro scene since 2006. Yet since 2006 he has won little tournaments, especially tournaments on a global scale. Iceiceice living in Singapore where the cost of living is really high, him playing Dota professionally without an income, just living off price money is almost impossible, hence he needed as much support as he could get from his family. Now he has joined a team where all four of his team mates share the same dream, they all share the hunger to win competitions. Don’t quote me on the figures, but I have a feeling that Iceiceice has won more prize money with DK during the past few months than his entire Dota career.

RTZ/Arteezy/A-God rap

 

 

https://soundcloud.com/kwazimouto/arteezys-rap

people worship these idols till they watching streams of A-GOD
nagas all my disciples you get split push with these broads
dotas just a recital better remember all that you practiced
fore i die, buy a couple good items and then stash it (woah)

think its time for a sad boys army
me and my crew yeah we busy farming
still they sleeping as i’m creeping
you and your 5 stack on a diet
6th on speed Artour improves it
OD intel steals u stupid
this some new shit
carry scrim games that suppos-ed supposin pro with

out in off illusion slithice
bitch looking like pre-patch traxex

i’m just tryna play win or die dota
get more gold then fucking rax this
this dota class getting led by a student
flame this pub get head while i do it

started out winning no lans
loda said shut up but i won a million (fans)

money i’m huntin it down
looking for ganks
radiance, watching them burn
i got so many ways that i can kill you all i’ll always be straight
if you give me that urn

been on my grind, taking what’s mine
i got my eyes on the throne,

imma be fine no matter the time,
unless i go feed them and throw

my farm beautiful somebody feed and boost me
this aint yo farm tonight nah that creep is juicy
thats money in that tower better give it to me
i see you grouped so i eclipsed these noobies
i’m eclipsing noobies
ya’ll groupin up at rosh so i eclipsed these noobies
groupin up at rosh so i eclipsed these noobies
ya’ll groupin up at rosh so i eclipsed these noobies

people worship these idols till they watching streams of A-GOD
nagas all my disciples you get split push with these broads
dotas just a recital better remember all that you practiced
fore i die, buy a couple good items and then stash it (woah)

fuck a day job fuck a day job
got a rune comin to gank top
getting levels bitch i’m gleaming
better looking than dota demon
new meta for all its worth
im the reason this shit gets nerfed
i dont see the need for fame
good luck have fun, imma just own in my lane

this bitch love me long time dont know why she wouldnt
say my MID could win the tourney yeah no lose? bitch you know i couldnt
seven thousand on my stream, thats a lot of viewings,
watching all of my rampages thats how we do things

rtz stay solo no stack
you got no rax
fuck you dont even buyback
hating? ill give absolutely no slack
extra gold for getting the track

been on my grind, taking what’s mine
i got my eyes on the throne,

imma be fine no matter the time,
unless i go feed them and throw

my farm beautiful somebody feed and boost me
this aint yo farm tonight nah that creep is juicy
thats money in that tower better give it to me
i see you grouped so i eclipsed these noobies
i’m eclipsing noobies
ya’ll groupin up at rosh so i eclipsed these noobies
groupin up at rosh so i eclipsed these noobies
ya’ll groupin up at rosh so i eclipsed these noobies

 

Credits to:  kwazimouto