TI5 Upper Bracket Preview

TI5 Upper Bracket Preview

The group stage of the International 5 are over and the main event begings tomorrow. Let's take a look at what is in store for us. 

TI5 fun facts: 'Suma1l has a cheese pizza every two days"

TI5 fun facts: 'Suma1l has a cheese pizza every two days"

From Sumail and his cheese pizza addiction to Mag's Einstein-like IQ, Dota2's twitter, over the course of the group stages has released quite a few fun facts about the teams and players.

WinteR: "You should be rewarded for being able to 2-0...

WinteR: "You should be rewarded for being able to 2-0 your opponents."

GosuGamers got a chance to sit down with WinteR, analyst at TI5, about his feelings about the format, praise from the community, and his plans after The International. 

FNG: "Better to play Fnatic because we know Na`Vi and...

FNG: "Better to play Fnatic because we know Na`Vi and Na`Vi knows us"

GosuGamers got a chance to interview FNG, captain and drafter of Virtus Pro, about the Group Stages, his team's mentality, and the Secret Shop.

ChuaN: "We will take one step at a time"

ChuaN: "We will take one step at a time"

GosuGamers caught up with ChuaN from Invictus Gaming to talk about their underperformance in the groupstage of The International 5 as well as his possible retirement after the tournament.

A sneak peek of the TI5 Secret Shop (early access)

A sneak peek of the TI5 Secret Shop (early access)

It is that time of the year again where we line up for the beloved Secret Shop. Here is one man's experience at the Secret Shop this year with an early access pass.

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WinteR: "You should be rewarded for being able to 2-0 your opponents."

Dota 2WinteR: "You should be rewarded for being able to 2-0 your opponents."

GosuGamers got a chance to sit down with WinteR, analyst at TI5, about his feelings about the format, praise from the community, and his plans after The International. 11

FNG: "Better to play Fnatic because we know Na`Vi and Na`Vi knows us"

Dota 2FNG: "Better to play Fnatic because we know Na`Vi and Na`Vi knows us"

GosuGamers got a chance to interview FNG, captain and drafter of Virtus Pro, about the Group Stages, his team's mentality, and the Secret Shop.13

ChuaN: "We will take one step at a time"

Dota 2ChuaN: "We will take one step at a time"

GosuGamers caught up with ChuaN from Invictus Gaming to talk about their underperformance in the groupstage of The International 5 as well as his possible retirement after the tournament.18

Top 10 plays of the TI5 group stage

Dota 2Top 10 plays of the TI5 group stage

Let's take a look at the top 10 plays from the group stages of TI5; from one shot ultra kills to aegis steals! 24

MLG’s World Finals announced

Dota 2MLG’s World Finals announced

8 teams will fight for a chunk of the $250,000+ prizepool in Major League Gaming's World Finals in October. More information inside!8

TI5 Group B: Team Empire strikes back

Dota 2TI5 Group B: Team Empire strikes back

Coming back from a one game deficit, after a best of three series filled with tension, Empire managed to defeat Virtus.Pro and grabbed the last available spot in the Upper Bracket.37

EHOME upset Virtus.Pro to finish group B on third position

Dota 2EHOME upset Virtus.Pro to finish group B on third position

After an intense two game series versus Virtus.Pro EHOME secured themselves third position in group B which put fng’s team in danger to lose their fourth place.14

TI5 Group A final standings

Dota 2TI5 Group A final standings

At the end of four long days in The International 5 group stage all the two game series from Grop A have been played. LGD Gaming finished on the first place fallowed by Team Secret24

Vici Gaming unlikely to advance in Upper Bracket

Dota 2Vici Gaming unlikely to advance in Upper Bracket

As the end of the group stages draws near, teams are eagerly fighting for those final few points that will become the deciding factor if they begin the Main Event from the Lower Bracket or the Upper Bracket. With Group B having the potential for a 4 way tie, every match matters. 14

Fnatic to the Lower Bracket in KeyArena

Dota 2Fnatic to the Lower Bracket in KeyArena

The last group stage day at The International 5 is crucial for most of the teams as at the end of it lower and upper brackets will be determined and the best of one game to decide your TI journey from lower bracket is an extremely scary thing to face.12

Current standings from The International 5 day 3

Dota 2Current standings from The International 5 day 3

CDEC are guaranteed a spot in the upper bracket and Cloud9 are one win away from being so as well while IG and Na'Vi are both doomed to the lower brackets.4

CDEC Gaming writing history in Seattle

Dota 2CDEC Gaming writing history in Seattle

One of the most beautiful stories in The International history is written these days in Seattle by the youngsters from CDEC Gaming as they finish the group stage day three on first position in their group.30

IG and Na’Vi to lower bracket TI5 main event

Dota 2IG and Na’Vi to lower bracket TI5 main event

All the matches scheduled for the third day in group A have ended and it’s safe to say that Invictus Gaming and Natus Vincere will start the main event from from lower bracket.24

Cloud 9 humiliates IG while Na’Vi and Fnatic keep drawing

Dota 2Cloud 9 humiliates IG while Na’Vi and Fnatic keep drawing

Third day of the group stage in Seattle started and the games get more and more intense as the teams start feeling the pressure to grab one of the four upper bracket qualifying spots.9

TI5 Day 3: Secret ties LGD in the opening series of the day

Dota 2TI5 Day 3: Secret ties LGD in the opening series of the day

The third day in TI5 group stage started with the confrontation between LGD Gaming and Team Secret for group A supremacy. 1

TI5 group stage, Day Two recap

Dota 2TI5 group stage, Day Two recap

As day two of The International 5 group stage ended, the participating teams have begun to separate into potential upper and lower bracket slots.10

Evil Geniuses untouchable versus Vici Gaming

Dota 2Evil Geniuses untouchable versus Vici Gaming

A completely different story from day one was written for Evil Geniuses today, who had a very intense match versus Vici Gaming and a stomp that brought them the most needed three points.17

Secret secures 10 points, VP gets their first 3

Dota 2Secret secures 10 points, VP gets their first 3

One of the last encounters from group A was an emotional one for both Na’Vi and Secret fans as they clashed for the first time in the group stage.10

CompLexity upsets Na'Vi

Dota 2CompLexity upsets Na'Vi

CompLexity Gaming starts the second day of the group  stage with a bang as they managed to secure for themselves three points, besting Natus Vincere in their two games series8

Strong performance from Cloud 9, IG ties LGD

Dota 2Strong performance from Cloud 9, IG ties LGD

Day two opened with a much needed victory for C9 against Fnatic while IG managed to put an end to LGD's undefeated streak.4

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TI5 Upper Bracket Preview

Dota 2TI5 Upper Bracket Preview

The group stage of the International 5 are over and the main event begings tomorrow. Let's take a look at what is in store for us. 13

TI5 fun facts: 'Suma1l has a cheese pizza every two days"

Dota 2TI5 fun facts: 'Suma1l has a cheese pizza every two days"

From Sumail and his cheese pizza addiction to Mag's Einstein-like IQ, Dota2's twitter, over the course of the group stages has released quite a few fun facts about the teams and players.4

A sneak peek of the TI5 Secret Shop (early access)

Dota 2A sneak peek of the TI5 Secret Shop (early access)

It is that time of the year again where we line up for the beloved Secret Shop. Here is one man's experience at the Secret Shop this year with an early access pass.15

Wildcard qualifier - a blog by ReiNNNN

Dota 2Wildcard qualifier - a blog by ReiNNNN

It is the start of The International 5 and our ReiNNNN blogs about his experience spectating the wildcard qualifier from ground zero.16

All our interviews from The International 5

Dota 2All our interviews from The International 5

In this media pack you can find a quick overview to all interviews concucted by GosuGamers at The International 2015 in Seattle.0

Vega.Mag: "We have to finish first in wildcard"

Dota 2Vega.Mag: "We have to finish first in wildcard"

GosuGamers caught up with Mag from Vega Squadron to talk about his impressions of The International this year and also his team's chances going into the wildcard qualifiers.9

TI5:The Wild Card competitors

Dota 2TI5:The Wild Card competitors

The Wild Card competition is the opening act of The International 5 and it is only two days away. Before the four participating teams start battling it out for the last two remaining spots in Key Arena, let's review their drafting statistics for the current patch.10

Day 2 and 3 in Seattle: Media day and bootcamp

Dota 2Day 2 and 3 in Seattle: Media day and bootcamp

After an eventful first day, here is what happened on the days leading up to the groupstage of The International 5. This blog entry features experience from the welcome party, the photoshoot and the bootcamp.18

Favorites of the International 5

Dota 2Favorites of the International 5

The International 5 is just around the corner, let's take a look at the favorites for this year: Team Secret, Evil Genuises and Vici Gaming. 27

Day 1 in Seattle - Touchdown!

Dota 2Day 1 in Seattle - Touchdown!

Touchdown! After years of failing my visa application, I am finally here in Seattle for The International. From what I was informed, the TI bootcamp and groupstage is a closed door event and hopefully I am able to provide you an insight as to what happens here.22

Middle of the pack at The International 5

Dota 2Middle of the pack at The International 5

With a few short days left until the group stage of The International 5 kicks off, this is the last opportunity to review some of the teams that are not perceived as clear favorites but certainly have the potential to claim the Aegis. 24

The Dreamers

Dota 2The Dreamers

Credited with the fewest chances to actually win the trophy at The International 2015, EHOME, MvP.HOT6 and compLexity Gaming should not be underestimated though. Here's a summary review of their drafting habits in the current patch.12

The Dark Horses of The International 5

Dota 2The Dark Horses of The International 5

Counting the few days left till the start of The International 5, we take a last look at the underdogs, going over their hero repertoires, the outline of their drafts and the way their choices fit the current meta. 26

Heroes of 6.84

Dota 2Heroes of 6.84

The International 5 is nigh upon us. As such let's take a retrospective look at 6.84 as a whole, breaking down its overarching trends in terms of heroes most picked and banned, those which were most sought after throughout the drafting stages, and the heroes with the highest and lowest win rates.  7

Top 5 offlaners going to The International 5

Dota 2Top 5 offlaners going to The International 5

With The International 5 rapidly approaching, we take the time to review some of the best offlane payers attending the biggest DotA 2 event of the year.51

Top 5 bromances going into The International 5

Dota 2Top 5 bromances going into The International 5

Although The International is fundamentally about pitting players against each other in a fit of competition, it is also a time for the flourishing of brotherhood and companionship. Let's take a look at the most important bromances that fans should be paying attention to going into this year's TI. 15

Nations and their role in eSports

Dota 2Nations and their role in eSports

A review of national competitions and the roles of countries in eSports, in comparison with traditional sports.8

Top 5 carries going to the International

Dota 2Top 5 carries going to the International

The International 5 is soon approaching, let's take a look at the best carry players who'll be attending the biggest eSports event in history.81

Top 5 Custom Game Modes of the Dota 2 Reborn Beta

Dota 2Top 5 Custom Game Modes of the Dota 2 Reborn Beta

With thousands of custom games now readily available in the Dota 2 Reborn Beta, we outline our top 5 picks of the bunch as they stand.11

ODPixel Interview: “To cast The International is literally the dream!”

Dota 2ODPixel Interview: “To cast The International is literally the dream!”

Owen 'ODPixel' Davis is a fairly new figure among the professional DotA 2 casters but his popularity has grown rapidly due to his charisma and the hype he brings to the games he is casting.11