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Thexhumed
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Joined: Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:26 pm
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 10:32 pm 
 

After an almost flawless tournament, Alliance made it! Did you see it? Any comments about games and Dota 2 in general?

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Adriankat
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Joined: Tue Jul 31, 2007 10:54 pm
Posts: 2559
Location: South Bay Area, California
PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:00 pm 
 

I loved seeing Sweden's Alliance make it all the way to the end and win $1.4 mil. Pretty funny how Alliance kicked out EternalEnvy (when the team was known as No Tidehunter) and then almost instantly became one of the best teams in the world.

Anyone who doubts competitive video games should take a look at TI3. Amazing atmosphere, energy, and excitement from the crowd. You could really appreciate the top level play from the teams. Solid work from the analysis table and casters as well. 2GD and Bruno have really great banter together. Also, Kaci Aitchison's interviews were amazing. A lot of interviewers at these kind of events often stumble because the people they're interviewing are socially awkward but Kaci's training and experience as a professional makes her the best interviewer around, despite knowing nothing about esports before coming in. She turned around every awkward situation almost instantly.

Belongs in the video game thread btw, but since you wanted to hear some thoughts, here you go. :P

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Thexhumed
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Joined: Tue Jun 22, 2010 2:26 pm
Posts: 460
PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2013 11:37 pm 
 

Yes! TI3 was huge, in practically all terms. Players skill, organization, and just the pure entertainment and excitement to see the teams progress in their plays and positions. Good that Chinese Dota got punished hard (although [A] kind of plays a similar Dota) in favor of more action-based strategies!

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Morrigan
Crone of War

Joined: Sat Aug 10, 2002 7:27 am
Posts: 9022
Location: Canada
PostPosted: Tue Aug 13, 2013 12:48 am 
 

There's a video game thread already.
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Markeri, in 2013 wrote:
you can debate the actual date that metal began, but a fairly agreed upon date is 1969. Metal is almost 25 years old
Extreme_violence wrote:
Why Iron maiden is there? It's very far to be metal than a lot of some metal band.

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