The International 2017 | Quick Review
The Grand Final of The International 2017 is ended. In the last two weeks, 18 best teams of the Dota 2 world fight for the biggest cyber sports prize found that equals to $24.633.871.
TI7 | Favorites
To the everyone’s disappointest, the main part of the favorites was not in their best form. One of the first team that left the world championship was the favorite of the American public Evil Geniuses – the team suffered two defeats in a row from NewBee and the dark horses of the tournament – Empire, and could not even enter the top-8. On the 9-12th place, Team Secret also stopped, which could not cope with the main competitors.
Perhaps the most insecure game in the playoffs showed the OG – from the group the team only went to the bottom grid with statistics 9-7. Even in the match with TnC, cautious actions were traced, and Tal “Fly” Aizik’s team looked very pale. The result of the top-8: take a rematch against the Filipinos and improve the result of the 2016 – succeeded, but already in the next game OG flew out of the tournament.
Team Empire – the dark horse of the tournament lost their main player right in the beginning of the tournament, but Resolut1on saved their day! Cloud 9 and Evil Geniuses can not stand against Russians. Virtus.Pro show a great result against Chinese commands along with the Liquid.
TI7 | Chinese teams
the Spanish inquisition Chinese teams can achieve such high results. Four from the five Chinese commands ended in the upper tournament grid and earned honorable top6 places. The strongest of the Chinese teams are NewBee that earned second place and $3.950.067.
Chinese teams were the strongest in the tournament and only Team Liquid and Virtus.Pro could show a nice game against them. Team Liquid could manage to make five victories in a line and beat out the tournament most of the Middle Kingdom’s representatives.
In the Grand Final Kuroky and Co did not left any chances to the NewBee and we saw the perfect victory of The International for the first time. Liquid vs. NewBee – 3:0 for the first time in the history of The International.
TI7 | Results
The International 2017 ended, and that’s how the teams were divided into places:
- Team Liquid – $10 794 903
- Newbee – $3 925 419
- LGD Forever Young – $2 576 056
- LGD Gaming – $1 717 371
- Invictus Gaming – $1 104 024
- Virtus.Pro – $1 104 024
- OG – $613 347
- Team Empire – $613 347
- Team Secret – $368 008
- Evil Geniuses – $368 008
- Digital Chaos – $368 008
- TnC – $368 008
- Execration – $122 669
- Cloud 9 – $122 669
- Infamous – $122 669
- IG.Vitality – $122 669
- HellRaisers – $61 335
- Fnatic – $61 335
The International 2017 | Other event and Info
As all other Internationals – The International 2017 show many other events, announces and competitions. For example, in this year for the first time was played the show-match with the prize found, and the five winners will immediately receive $100 000.
The Results of the Show Match:
- Team Radiant (RAMZES666, Suma1L, s4, BoBoKa, KuroKy)
- Team Dire (n0tail, Miracle, Universe, kaka, Solo)
Dendi Vs. OpenAI
Another show match was a surprise for all visitors of the TI7, in the play-off, OpenAI presented their smart bot, that play against one of the most popular Dota 2 player – Dendi. The rules of the match were standard – players play on Shadow Fiends and the side that loses the tower or which hero will be killed two times will lose the game.
Dendi starts to lose the game from the very first minutes. AI ideally stopped all creeps and quickly attack Dendi any time he wants to heal himself or to regen some mana. Just After three minutes, Dendi died in the first time, and only after a minute, he died in the second time.
As developers said they spend a lot of time to build this bot. They spent one year, and two weeks AI was tested with the real players. Developers said that in the next TI they will create a whole AI team, that will be able to play 5×5 matches.
New Dota 2 Heroes
The last TI always announced new heroes, and this time is not an exception. In this year Valve surprised everyone and announced two completely new characters. At the moment we do not know who are they, and which roles they can take, but I sure that soon we will know everything about them.
One is a unique hybrid of an Armadillo and a Cat, that is armed with the Rapier. All we know, that he is a very agile hero.
Other is a fairy creature, that shows in the movie just for a couple of seconds.
Other TI7 Events
At the main tournament of the year, there were a lot of interesting things – from the competition of short films and voting for Arkana set of items (Pudge wins), to stunning matches and a large number of the most diverse content from the lighting staff that you can see In our section.
The International 2017 has come to an end. Now both developers and professional players leave for a short break, but very soon both fans of professional dota and simple players will be awarded with a lot of cool stuff. Detailed information on the new characters, a huge patch v7.07, the second act of the Battle Pass campaign and a new Arcana for Pudge.
Love CCG? Meet the Artifact: The DOTA Card Game
The whole new game was announced in The International 2017. But this was not a Half-Life 3, or the new part of the Portal. This time Valve decided to create their own collection card game and released Artifact: The DOTA Card Game.
Day 9 said something about the very concept of the game, and he said that Artifact is a game that looks like a Hearthstone, but with three lanes and some other Dota 2 attributes.
I played a little, i was destroyed on two lanes. I tried to build barracks and spam creeps.
Also, we know that the game developer is the main game designer from Double Fine, that early worked on tactical RPG Massive Chalice and coop Tower Defense game – Trenched.