The International 2012

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Live updates

Tjernobylbarnet

Monday, 3 Sep 2012 at 20:38 – Awesome event! Time to return to reality – Tjernobylbarnet

This weekend was amazing, in all sense of the word. Especially since I really like iG and was sorta rooting for them all the way through the prelims and forwards.

I'm waiting for my connecting flight in Portland, leeching on some free Internet. Time to head back to Sweden and real life again. Thanks for an awesome time everyone!

Shoutouts to GGnet crew, aL crew, jD crew, GirlsOnly, Rakaka crew, the casters, Valve, the teams and basically everyone who attend the event! See you next year.

kurtcos

Monday, 3 Sep 2012 at 08:21 – iG wins two million dollars? – kurtcos

Just heard from Sheever that the Invictus Gaming organisation promised to double their prize money if they won the championship. That's two million USD for iG right now.

Holy shit.

sheever

Monday, 3 Sep 2012 at 06:55 – Dota growing – sheever

In between game 3 and 4, hoping Na'Vi can take the next game so that they can take the whole thing in game 5. Some good dota coming out here today. And there are soooo many people from PAX getting such a great first impression from Dota2, for the ones that haven't seen the game before. There will definatly be a lot more Dota2 fans after this!


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Playoffs

Upper Bracket

Round 1

BO3
LGD
2
Orange2
0
coL
1
Zenith
2
iG.
2
EG.
1
DK
1
Na`Vi
2

Round 2

BO3
LGD
2
Zenith
0
iG.
1
Na`Vi
2

Round 3

BO3
LGD
1
Na`Vi
2

Lower Bracket

Round 1

BO1
CLG
1
mTw
0
mouz
0
EHOME
1
TongFu
1
M5
0
Darer
1
aL
0

Round 2

BO1
Orange2
1
CLG
0
coL
0
EHOME
1
EG.
0
TongFu
1
DK
1
Darer
0

Round 3

BO1
Orange2
0
EHOME
1
TongFu
0
DK
1

Round 4

BO1
iG.
1
EHOME
0
Zenith
0
DK
1

Round 5

BO3
iG.
2
DK
1

Round 6

BO3
LGD
1
iG.
2

Final

BO5
Na`Vi
1
iG.
3

Group Stage

Group A

Team P W L Pts
LGD 14 14 0 14
DK 14 11 3 11
EG. 14 8 6 8
Zenith 14 8 6 8
CLG 14 6 8 6
aL 14 5 9 5
M5 14 2 12 2
mouz 14 2 12 2
Schedule
LGD vs Zenith 2 – 0
DK eSports vs Evil Geniuses 2 – 0
Moscow Five vs Counter Logic Gaming 0 – 2
Absolute Legends vs mousesports 1 – 1
DK eSports vs Zenith 1 – 1
Evil Geniuses vs LGD 0 – 2
Counter Logic Gaming vs mousesports 2 – 0
Absolute Legends vs Moscow Five 1 – 1
Zenith vs Evil Geniuses 0 – 2
LGD vs DK eSports 2 – 0
Absolute Legends vs Counter Logic Gaming 0 – 2
Moscow Five vs mousesports 1 – 1
Zenith vs Counter Logic Gaming 2 – 0
LGD vs Moscow Five 2 – 0
mousesports vs DK eSports 0 – 2
Absolute Legends vs Evil Geniuses 2 – 0
Absolute Legends vs Zenith 1 – 1
Counter Logic Gaming vs LGD 0 – 2
DK eSports vs Moscow Five 2 – 0
Evil Geniuses vs mousesports 2 – 0
mousesports vs Zenith 0 – 2
Absolute Legends vs LGD 0 – 2
Counter Logic Gaming vs DK eSports 0 – 2
Moscow Five vs Evil Geniuses 0 – 2
Zenith vs Moscow Five 2 – 0
mousesports vs LGD 0 – 2
Absolute Legends vs DK eSports 0 – 2
Evil Geniuses vs Counter Logic Gaming 2 – 0

Group B

Team P W L Pts
iG. 14 13 1 13
coL 14 9 5 9
Na`Vi 14 8 6 8
Orange2 14 8 6 8
EHOME 14 6 8 6
TongFu 14 6 8 6
Darer 14 3 11 3
mTw 14 3 11 3
Schedule
Natus Vincere vs Invictus Gaming 0 – 2
CompLexity Gaming vs EHOME 1 – 1
Darer vs Orange Esports.Dota 2 1 – 1
mTw vs TongFu 1 – 1
CompLexity Gaming vs Natus Vincere 1 – 1
EHOME vs Invictus Gaming 1 – 1
Orange Esports.Dota 2 vs mTw 2 – 0
TongFu vs Darer 2 – 0
EHOME vs Natus Vincere 1 – 1
CompLexity Gaming vs Invictus Gaming 0 – 2
Orange Esports.Dota 2 vs TongFu 1 – 1
Darer vs mTw 1 – 1
Natus Vincere vs Orange Esports.Dota 2 0 – 2
Invictus Gaming vs Darer 2 – 0
CompLexity Gaming vs mTw 1 – 1
EHOME vs TongFu 0 – 2
Natus Vincere vs Darer 2 – 0
CompLexity Gaming vs TongFu 2 – 0
Invictus Gaming vs Orange Esports.Dota 2 2 – 0
mTw vs EHOME 0 – 2
mTw vs Natus Vincere 0 – 2
TongFu vs Invictus Gaming 0 – 2
CompLexity Gaming vs Orange Esports.Dota 2 2 – 0
Darer vs EHOME 1 – 1
Invictus Gaming vs mTw 2 – 0
Orange Esports.Dota 2 vs EHOME 2 – 0
TongFu vs Natus Vincere 0 – 2
CompLexity Gaming vs Darer 2 – 0

General information

Prize pool
1. $1,000,000 USD
2. $250,000 USD
3. $150,000 USD
4. $80,000 USD
5-6. $35,000 USD
7-8. $25,000 USD
Structure
Preliminaries
Aug 26 - Aug 28
18:00 CET
PRELIMINARIES. 16 teams split up in two groups of eight in which each team plays the other teams twice for a total of 112 games, 14 per team. Top four teams in each group advance to the winner bracket. The bottom four move down to the loser bracket.
Main event
Aug 29 - Sep 2
19:00 CET
MAIN EVENT. All winner bracket matches are played best of three. Rounds one through four in the loser bracket are played best of one. Last two rounds of the loser bracket are played best of three. Winners of each bracket will face off in a best of five match to crown the champion of The international.
How to watch
All games will be available for free in the Dota 2 client. Valve has opened up their spectator client for all Steam users. Get the spectator client here.

The preliminaries will be covered by various casters. Links will be available in this coverage hub once the matches kick off.

The main show will be a live show from Benayora Hall. It can either be viewed from a live stream here or through the game with your chosen commentary and additional spectator features.

Russian stream

Casters

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2GD
James Harding
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GoDz
David Parker
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Nebula
Brett Nebling
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Purge
Kevin Godec
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TobiWan
Toby Dawson
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Slesh
Liu Su-Leo
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Luminous
David Zhang
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LD
David Gorman
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Draskyl
Andy Stiles
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Ayesee
Aaron Chambers
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DC
Dong Can
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Miss
Han Yijing
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Haitao
Zhou Lingxiang
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820
Zou Yitian
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SnowKiss
Wu Elissa
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2009
Wu Sheng
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BBC
Zhang Hongsheng
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MuMu
Zhai Chunjing
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Anderson
Wang Yumin
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v1lat
Vitalii Volochai
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mtrx4u
Vladyslav Suzdal
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CaspeRRR
Roman Lepyohin
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NS
Yaroslav Kuznetsov

About The International 2012

After the incredible impact made by The International 2011, the event was moved from Europe to North America for the next instalment, where it has remained to this day. News of The International 2012 and the event schedule were released in May of that year, with Seattle set to host. Rather than being a stand-alone, TI 2012 would be part of the PAX Prime LAN at Benaroya Hall, with multiple streams broadcasting the event across the world.

Previous winners Na’Vi were among the favourites coming in, and demand for information and news about their star man Danil ‘Dendi’ Ishutin was in demand after the likeable Ukrainian was featured in Free To Play, Valve’s documentary on TI 2011. While he and his team were able to make the finals again, this time they would come up short, losing their title to Chinese organisation Invictus Gaming, and with it the hopes of another million-dollar payday.

The event itself was a sign of the growing power of Chinese DOTA, with five of the top eight representing that nation. TI 2012 event hubs tracked this remarkable change as the previous year had seen just two Chinese sides in the top eight, and the result brought interest in the eastern scene to a new level. The success of TI 2012 solidified the event as an annual occasion for DOTA and eSports fans generally as well, with TI 2013 hotly-anticipated from the last click of 2012’s edition.

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Headlines - The International 2012

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“Interview with Draskyl”
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“Interview with Purge”
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“Interview with SingSing”
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“Gabe Newell's intro speech”
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“Interview with Ayesee”
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“Interview with Fear and DeMoN”
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“Interview with SexyBamboe”
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“Interview with LaNm”
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“Interview with PGG”
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“Interview with iceiceice”
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“Interview with KuroKy”
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“Interview with furryfish”
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“2nd Interview with iceiceice”
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“Interview with Mirakel”
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“Interview with Black”
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“Interview with White-Ra”
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“Interview with Bulba”
– found on absoluteLegends
“Interview with TheCapitalist”
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“Interview with Maelk and DeMoN”
– found on rakaka.se
“Interview with Fluffnstuff”
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“Interview with Sunsfan”
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“Interview with v1lat”
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“Interview with Bruno”
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“Interview with Cyborgmatt”
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“Interview with syndereN”
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“Interview with Dendi”
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“Interview with Puppey”
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“Interview with TobiWan”
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