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Drkirby
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(08-02-2017, 06:12 AM)
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Shame I won't be able to catch many of the Group stage games due to work, but I'm hyped. Should be a good year.

So, who is expected to get knocked out in the Group Stages? Infamous and HellRaisers?
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LucidMomentum
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(08-02-2017, 06:17 AM)
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Let's go OG!

Let's go Hellraisers!

The only thing I'd love more than N0tail and Fly winning would be massive upsets!
bounchfx
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(08-02-2017, 06:22 AM)
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maybe i'll tune in

first year not going in a while
Mexen
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(08-02-2017, 06:43 AM)
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In the words of Solid Snake : Liquid!
Usobuko
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(08-02-2017, 06:47 AM)
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TI is the real test.

I'm rooting for VP or Liquid. And OG / Newbee / LGD over EG / NP.
MurkyZebra2417
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(08-02-2017, 06:58 AM)
My favorite teams in order:
- OG
- Liquid
- VP (they are so good, but never quite finished it, they deserve it)
- C9

GO guys!

And for completion, I hope following teams crash and burn:
- EG
- Secret

Yep, I hold my grudges.
sleverfunk
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(08-02-2017, 07:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by MurkyZebra2417

My favorite teams in order:
- OG
- Liquid
- VP (they are so good, but never quite finished it, they deserve it)
- C9

GO guys!

And for completion, I hope following teams crash and burn:
- EG
- Secret

Yep, I hold my grudges.

Why you hatin on artour man.
Mutagenic
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(08-02-2017, 07:17 AM)
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Originally Posted by MurkyZebra2417

My favorite teams in order:
- OG
- Liquid
- VP (they are so good, but never quite finished it, they deserve it)
- C9

GO guys!

And for completion, I hope following teams crash and burn:
- EG
- Secret

Yep, I hold my grudges.

"deserve it"
Ishan
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(08-02-2017, 07:22 AM)
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are consensus favorites og and eg? Not that it ends up mattering all that much in internationals.
Monochromaticx
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(08-02-2017, 07:28 AM)
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I don't have a particular team to cheer for in this TI :(

Guess I will support newbee 🤔
Ishan
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(08-02-2017, 07:29 AM)
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wow at changes to next season post this major
dafinezt
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(08-02-2017, 07:47 AM)
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Rootin for my boy Art Door
danmaku
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(08-02-2017, 07:50 AM)
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All I want is no repeat winner. TI is once in a lifetime.
MurkyZebra2417
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(08-02-2017, 07:59 AM)

Originally Posted by sleverfunk

Why you hatin on artour man.

Because I really don't like him. But my dislike for the team mostly is from past stuff, like AUI kick and PPDs overall salt flow. I also dont like PPD is now on the panel, but maybe he isn't as salty there. Universe seems like an ok guy.

Originally Posted by Mutagenic

"deserve it"

Yeah, only the winner deserves to win, I know. But VP is so good, I think it would be nice if they win. Also another CIS winner would be cool.
Drkirby
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(08-02-2017, 08:13 AM)
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Originally Posted by danmaku

All I want is no repeat winner. TI is once in a lifetime.

But I want Cloud 9 to win! Aui2000 is a TI5 Winner!
mitchlol
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(08-02-2017, 08:15 AM)
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Stopped playing Dota close to 1 year ago, still pretty pumped to watch TI and see how the meta has evolved. Very cool that the winning team could be set for life.
Label
The Amiga Brotherhood
(08-02-2017, 08:20 AM)
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Rooting for: OG, Liquid and Secret! In that order.

I like Secret mainly just for all the hate they get.
Sigismundo
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(08-02-2017, 08:26 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ishan

are consensus favorites og and eg? Not that it ends up mattering all that much in internationals.

Pretty much. OG hasn't had ideal form in the lead up and their illusion heroes got nerfed (and then slightly re-buffed).
Fevaweva
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(08-02-2017, 08:29 AM)
No Bulldog :gun: FeelsBadMan
Monochromaticx
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(08-02-2017, 08:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ishan

are consensus favorites og and eg? Not that it ends up mattering all that much in internationals.

VP & liquid
jediyoshi
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(08-02-2017, 08:46 AM)
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come on eg, do it for the land
Qvoth
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(08-02-2017, 08:59 AM)
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og eg liquid are the main favorites, then vp next i'd say
i'd say either eg or liquid will win it, but if you ask which of those 2 i'd rather see winning then i choose liquid
Usobuko
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(08-02-2017, 09:48 AM)
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Originally Posted by Ishan

are consensus favorites og and eg? Not that it ends up mattering all that much in internationals.

There's a few ahead of the rest but this TI is probably the closest contest ever among all the other 6 TIs I watch.

The second tier teams can actually upset first tier ones more often and there are more first tier teams this time round.

Consensus is expecting OG, EG, Liquid, VP, Newbee and LGD to be in top 8.
Moobabe
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(08-02-2017, 09:49 AM)
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I'd love VP to take this - their approach is so refreshing and dynamic.

Them or OG just to see the HON boyz take it.
Stygr
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(08-02-2017, 09:52 AM)
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Imho my top 4.
Liquid, EG, VP and OG.

I want my boy BabyRage to win, but Liquid looked so strong in recent events.
rhophiehalul78
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(08-02-2017, 10:08 AM)
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Let's go TNC please please please
waxinlyrical
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(08-02-2017, 10:09 AM)
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Originally Posted by bounchfx

maybe i'll tune in

first year not going in a while

Sorry to hear that, and all the crappy stuff recently about making items for Dota :( No change heard from Valve at all on that front?
Jerry
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(08-02-2017, 10:10 AM)
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Anyone know any betting companies with markets for this?

EG are looking strong
Moobabe
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(08-02-2017, 10:10 AM)
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Originally Posted by Jerry

Anyone know any betting companies with markets for this?

EG are looking strong

Loads - bet 365 are offering odds on this I think
shira
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(08-02-2017, 01:13 PM)
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betting on dota is crazy imho, nobody can predict this shit

bulldog went yolo to dubai
Monochromaticx
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(08-02-2017, 01:57 PM)
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OP looking good!
SeriuzBiznus
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(08-02-2017, 02:05 PM)
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Originally Posted by LucidMomentum

Let's go OG!

Let's go Hellraisers!

The only thing I'd love more than N0tail and Fly winning would be massive upsets!

Rooting for these EU team too, especially Hellraisers . I love a good ̶P̶l̶a̶n̶e̶t̶ under dog!
Jerry
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(08-02-2017, 02:13 PM)
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Just lumped on an EG - Liquid final

Lets goooo
shira
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(08-02-2017, 02:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jerry

Just lumped on an EG - Liquid final

Lets goooo

Ayyyyy
Mifec
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(08-02-2017, 02:18 PM)
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2ez4rtz my dudes.
StrongArmSteady
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(08-02-2017, 02:53 PM)
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In 3 hours I'll see Tea Bun get dumpstered FeelsGoodMan
PhaZZe
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(08-02-2017, 02:56 PM)
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Damn first international i know nothing, maybe i will watch in work :(
Aesthet1c
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(08-02-2017, 03:07 PM)
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Man as someone who has kept up with every TI and large Dota tournaments until the last year or two, it's weird to see that I don't know who 90% of these players are.

Oh well, stoked to see some good games.
KingKong
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(08-02-2017, 03:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by shira

betting on dota is crazy imho, nobody can predict this shit


bulldog went yolo to dubai

dat twitch money
neurosisxeno
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(08-02-2017, 03:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by Moobabe

Loads - bet 365 are offering odds on this I think

Bet365 To Win Outright;

Virtus Pro - 7/2
Evil Geniuses - 7/2
OG - 5/1
Liquid - 5/1
Newbee - 10/1
Secret - 12/1
LGD Gaming - 12/1
LFY - 14/1
Cloud 9 - 18/1
TNC - 20/1
Invictus Gaming - 20/1
iG.v - 33/1
DC - 40/1
Fnatic - 50/1
Empire - 50/1
Infamous - 80/1
Execration - 100/1
Hellraisers - 125/1

I don't disagree for the most part. I think Infamous and Hellraisers should be swapped though.

They actually have some insane bets you can make on here. You can even bet on Team To Destroy The First Barracks on a per match basis. Interesting, wonder how they even calculate the odds for this shit...

The Special Bets are kind of amazing too; Player With Most Earth Spirit Games, Most Picked/Banned (different categories, each comparing 2 heroes such as Nyx vs. NS and Drow vs. Sven), Player With Most Kills (face offs between 2 players in certain matches), Player With Most GPM Miracle vs. sumaiL.
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kasane
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(08-02-2017, 03:15 PM)
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Aui about to be two time chaamp
shira
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(08-02-2017, 03:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by kasane

Aui about to be two time chaamp

That's about as likely as me getting the Frozen Yellow Yeezys

Originally Posted by Aesthet1c

Man as someone who has kept up with every TI and large Dota tournaments until the last year or two, it's weird to see that I don't know who 90% of these players are.

Oh well, stoked to see some good games.

It looks like the first generation of players has almost completely retired and a lot of the 2nd generation players just can't cut it.

With the new season format of 11 Majors and 11 Minors, hopefully we will see a lot more money spread around and a lot more young talent rising up so it isn't just the same people.
Twookie
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(08-02-2017, 03:22 PM)
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rooting for mah boyz fly and notail
GO OG
StrongArmSteady
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(08-02-2017, 03:25 PM)
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Originally Posted by kasane

Aui about to be two time chaamp

ye son!
neurosisxeno
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(08-02-2017, 03:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by shira

It looks like the first generation of players has almost completely retired and a lot of the 2nd generation players just can't cut it.

There are a lot of old timers sticking around, but a lot of the guys who played in TI1 are just not great compared to the people that came up around TI3/TI4 (2nd Gen). A lot of the 2nd Gen players are still doing great. Comparing people like Dendi, Chuan, Black, IceIceIce to players like N0tail, Fly, FATA, and S4 is like night and day.

There are some exceptions though; Fear could probably still play at a high level if he wanted to, Puppey is hit or miss but on his good days is still a T1.5 player, Solo has been around for quite a while, Faith is still doing well, as is Misery.
Monochromaticx
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(08-02-2017, 04:11 PM)
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18 minutes!!!Q
Par Score
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(08-02-2017, 04:14 PM)
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Let's Go OG!
neurosisxeno
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(08-02-2017, 04:20 PM)
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Originally Posted by StrongArmSteady

In 3 hours I'll see Tea Bun get dumpstered FeelsGoodMan

This Tea Bun?

StriKeVillain
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(08-02-2017, 04:20 PM)
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Damn, I only really follow DOTA 2 during TI. Really sad to read what happened to Wings. That's brutal.

With that being said, Go EG!
Anno
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(08-02-2017, 04:21 PM)
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Anyone know how the issue with Chappies visa worked out? Is Reso subbing?

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