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13
Aug
2016

Here are the winners of Valve’s $20+ million 2016 International Dota 2 Championships

In one of the most surprising upset finales in esports, Dota 2 has a new champion at its 2016 International Championships, or TI6: Wings Gaming. Their prize: $9.1 million, from an over-all prize pool valued at more than $20 million, the biggest in esports history.

Chinese team Wings beat North American team DC three games to one. DC took the first game after breaking Wings’ map control, though Wings quickly fired back in game two, capitalizing on bad positioning and decision-making in game two by DC. Game three saw DC on their heels almost immediately, with a decisive Wings victory appearing an almost inevitability. In game four, Wings pushed past DC’s inspired Timbersaw play to secure their multimillion dollar bounty, winning the best...

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12
Aug
2016

After day five of the 2016 International Dota 2 Championships, only three teams remain

The unpredictable International Dota 2 Championships has found its final three and, arguably, only one of those teams would have been expected prior to the main event.

The day began with Korean fan favorite MVP facing the surprisingly dominant Southeast Asian team Fnatic, which has rampaged through the lower bracket of the tournament. MVP’s aggressive, chaotic play style was overmatched against Fnatic’s more meta-oriented drafting, and MVP was quickly eliminated. MVP finished in the top six at The International, taking home more than $900,000.

Next, North American team Evil Geniuses took on Chinese team Wings Gaming in the upper bracket final. Both teams have looked strong in the main event of TI6, but unconventional drafting choices...

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