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Old 05-10-2012, 11:55 PM   #1
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The International 2012 venue and dates announced on the Official Dota 2 Blog! Valve's Dota 2 event of the year is back and is expected to make a big bang at Benaroya Hall in Seattle, US from August 31 to September 2. Sixteen elite teams will be fighting for a piece of the enormous prize pool. Defending champion, Na`Vi, and top DotA team, DK, are the first two invited teams.


(Source: Seattle Symphony)

To read about how they received the news and what the invites look like, you can read ^^DragonFist^^'s posts about Na`Vi and DK.

Stay tuned for the latest updates at the Official Dota 2 Blog, Facebook and Twitter! Check out the official archives of the first edition of The International with it's USD 1.6M prize pool for a glimpse of the greatness up ahead.

Which teams do you hope will be invited? What are you looking forward to the most?



Na`Vi
(Source: Official Dota 2 Blog)

Clement 'Puppey' Ivanov
Danil 'Dendi' Ishutin
Alexander 'XBOCT' Dashkevich
Dmitriy 'LightofHeaven' Kupriyanov
Sergey 'ARS-ART/Smile' Revin


DK
Left to Right: Super, Zippo, LongDD, BurNing and rOtk
(Source: DK Microblog)

Zhilei 'BurNing' Xu
Xiang 'LongDD' Huang
Xiong 'Zippo' Zhou
Fan 'rOtk' Bai
Junhao 'Super' Xie



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Old 05-11-2012, 12:45 AM   #2
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what is the prize?
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Old 05-11-2012, 01:01 AM   #3
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The prize pool has not been announced yet.
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Old 05-11-2012, 02:02 AM   #4
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@ Yoshi.raze. Yup! The hall looks so awesome!
@ Laemnil. ^^DragonFist^^ is right. It hasn't been announced yet.
@ superdin. Tickets and other information hasn't been announced yet. We'll be keeping our eyes glued to the Official Dota 2 Blog.
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Old 05-11-2012, 04:12 AM   #5
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I think number 1-7 team last year should be invite to join the International 2012 once again..
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Old 05-11-2012, 04:38 AM   #6
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I think number 1-7 team last year should be invite to join the International 2012 once again..
I seriously don't think so.
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Old 05-11-2012, 04:50 AM   #7
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I think number 1-7 team last year should be invite to join the International 2012 once again..
Roster Changes happened though.
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Old 05-11-2012, 07:17 AM   #8
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Which teams do you hope will be invited? What are you looking forward to the most?
Me, personally?
* Na'Vi
* DK
* EHOME
* AL
* Quantic
* CLG
* EG
* Fnatic
* mouz
* M5
* iG
* LGD
* WE
* mTw
* DTS
* Orange

If you noticed Fnatic and thought, "WTF?", it's because I have a personal affection for the team. I hope they find success in Dota 2, since they made a big sacrifice to go from the very best in HoN to not having a place in the Dota 2 scene.
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:49 AM   #9
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I'm really excited to see what teams will face-off in the event. Let's see if Na'vi can rule this one again.
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Old 05-11-2012, 09:16 AM   #10
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I hope that IceFrog will be there...and when will other teams be announced?
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Old 05-11-2012, 09:28 AM   #11
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I hope Orange will invited...
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:06 AM   #12
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CLG - M5 - SGC (former epidemic) - Quantic - AL - Next.kz (they deserve it)
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:37 AM   #13
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I hope Orange will get invited and also Mineski.
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Old 05-11-2012, 11:53 AM   #14
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Go GO Na'Vi!
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Old 05-11-2012, 12:08 PM   #15
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aL, CoL, mTw definetely deserve to be there
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Old 05-11-2012, 12:14 PM   #16
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Old 05-11-2012, 12:51 PM   #17
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I'd really appreciate the Frog showing up undercover again ;)
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Old 05-11-2012, 01:05 PM   #18
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I'm sure there's M5 and Na'Vi
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Old 05-11-2012, 02:18 PM   #19
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Old 05-11-2012, 02:21 PM   #20
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Na'Vu !!!!!!!!! Of COurs
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Old 05-11-2012, 02:25 PM   #21
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i would really want EHome, M5 and CLG to be picked, they really make thing heat up
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Fnatic has a slim chance in getting an invite to the international
BUT i'm not saying that it is impossible for them to compete, they can still
get an invite to the internationals if they keep joining and winning in various dota 2 tournaments if they do that then they would surely get invited
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Old 05-11-2012, 03:41 PM   #23
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I seriously don't think so.
So let's wait and see what's Valve thinking...
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Old 05-11-2012, 09:05 PM   #24
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too bad... Artstyle left Na'Vi
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Old 05-12-2012, 12:11 AM   #25
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Invite one from the Philippines!

Dota has a very big community in the Philippines and it will help promote Dota2.

Don't disappoint your Filipino Dota Gamers!

Duskbin would be the best fit to represent Philippines in "The International 2" because, they already won a lot of Dota 2 tournaments in the Philippines and also outside the Philippines. Needless to say, they also beat the team Mineski of the Philippines, who also took part in the previous "The International", in PGF Dota 2 Tournament.
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Old 05-12-2012, 12:42 AM   #26
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really want to see vigoss once again regardless his team.
And ofcourse Maelk the Evil Geniuses
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Dota 2 sux.., thats it...
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Invite one from the Philippines!

Dota has a very big community in the Philippines and it will help promote Dota2.

Don't disappoint your Filipino Dota Gamers!

Duskbin would be the best fit to represent Philippines in "The International 2" because, they already won a lot of Dota 2 tournaments in the Philippines and also outside the Philippines. Needless to say, they also beat the team Mineski of the Philippines, who also took part in the previous "The International", in PGF Dota 2 Tournament.
Still not deserving.
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@ KvsK Interesting concept, but since it's been almost a year, perhaps that wouldn't be the best factor to consider.

@ CynthiaCrescent. I agree. I think their performance can be taken into account but consistency, especially more recently is more important.

@ RCHLNKI. That's a great point. Roster changes are really important. A lot of people who are fans of a team or a particular player sometimes forget that roster changes happen. ><

@ DarthBotto. WOW! You really thought it through. How come I don't see Zenith in your list? =)

@ Nicolback. I think we'll see a lot of interesting match-ups. I expect them to do something similar or even better than the seeding group stage and then the double elimination bracket.

@ NraYZdgeurL. I hope that he's there too. =)

@ 00010203. They did get invited! YAY!

@ Lama051. Which one is your favourite from the bunch?

@ judd1515. Orange did get invited! =) Do you think Mineski is the best team in the Philippines, even after the roster changes? =o

@ crazy_mysho. Which other teams do you like? They already got invited.

@ vkoul. Nice selection there. =)

@ E02K. Only one team? Do you know them personally? =D

@ innocenz.ii. He wasn't there undercover last year o.O. But, I do hope that he will be there this year.

@ sirky004. Na`Vi has been invited. M5 definitely is a strong team. =D

@ Micro-hero. Na`Vi was invited along with DK as the first two teams. Which other teams are you rooting for?

@ Elcazador92. I guess we will just have to wait and see if they are. =D

@ rocketstorm. Are you German, so supporting Fnatic or just happen to love that team? =)

@ dexteretoy. ><

@ Boy.Girl. I think that the Philippines has shown that they perform quite well. Just like aL, they still manage to do well despite high pings. It will be interesting to see a team from there.

@ tiMe-SquiD. I smell an old-school DotA person who has been here since the beginning or something. =D

@ IamVladIamDota. Na`Vi has been invited. Anymore teams you'd like to see?

@ awei12986. Great spirit! Are you planning to attend? Going to be a blast!

@ RCHLNKI. It's quite hard to determine who is deserving because there are an increasing number of good Dota 2 teams, especially with The International and other big Dota 2 events.

@ bullTDT. Who is your favourite player in their team?
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Old 05-13-2012, 04:43 PM   #31
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so Mineski is not joining the International Championship? I saw Duskbin from the list but still not confirmed.. Hmm never heard of this team though... or they are the same Mineski but change their Team Name?
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Old 05-13-2012, 08:08 PM   #32
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According to Gosugamers.net, Duskbin is ranked #10 in Dota 2 Competitive Scene World Wide, and #1 in Southeast Asia.
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Old 05-14-2012, 03:18 AM   #33
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My take on the International 2 Team List:

Asia and the Pacific
DK
EHOME
Orange
Zenith
Duskbin
Absolute Legends

Europe
Natus Vincere
CLG
Virtus Pro
Moscow 5
mTw
mouz
DD

North America
Quantic Gaming
Complexity Gaming
Evil Geniuses

A good TI2 breakdown from Neutral Creeps
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Old 05-14-2012, 09:34 AM   #34
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Please, I Want To See YaphetS plays DotA2
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According to Gosugamers.net, Duskbin is ranked #10 in Dota 2 Competitive Scene World Wide, and #1 in Southeast Asia.
Seems legit.
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@ KvsK Interesting concept, but since it's been almost a year, perhaps that wouldn't be the best factor to consider.

@ CynthiaCrescent. I agree. I think their performance can be taken into account but consistency, especially more recently is more important.

@ RCHLNKI. That's a great point. Roster changes are really important. A lot of people who are fans of a team or a particular player sometimes forget that roster changes happen. ><

@ DarthBotto. WOW! You really thought it through. How come I don't see Zenith in your list? =)

@ Nicolback. I think we'll see a lot of interesting match-ups. I expect them to do something similar or even better than the seeding group stage and then the double elimination bracket.

@ NraYZdgeurL. I hope that he's there too. =)

@ 00010203. They did get invited! YAY!

@ Lama051. Which one is your favourite from the bunch?

@ judd1515. Orange did get invited! =) Do you think Mineski is the best team in the Philippines, even after the roster changes? =o

@ crazy_mysho. Which other teams do you like? They already got invited.

@ vkoul. Nice selection there. =)

@ E02K. Only one team? Do you know them personally? =D

@ innocenz.ii. He wasn't there undercover last year o.O. But, I do hope that he will be there this year.

@ sirky004. Na`Vi has been invited. M5 definitely is a strong team. =D

@ Micro-hero. Na`Vi was invited along with DK as the first two teams. Which other teams are you rooting for?

@ Elcazador92. I guess we will just have to wait and see if they are. =D

@ rocketstorm. Are you German, so supporting Fnatic or just happen to love that team? =)

@ dexteretoy. ><

@ Boy.Girl. I think that the Philippines has shown that they perform quite well. Just like aL, they still manage to do well despite high pings. It will be interesting to see a team from there.

@ tiMe-SquiD. I smell an old-school DotA person who has been here since the beginning or something. =D

@ IamVladIamDota. Na`Vi has been invited. Anymore teams you'd like to see?

@ awei12986. Great spirit! Are you planning to attend? Going to be a blast!

@ RCHLNKI. It's quite hard to determine who is deserving because there are an increasing number of good Dota 2 teams, especially with The International and other big Dota 2 events.

@ bullTDT. Who is your favourite player in their team?
i just happen to be a fan of the team
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i know my question might be dumb as a dota fan, but i havent been keeping up with the dota news and i want to ask: WHERE IS MY FAVORITE PLAYER ARTSTYLE AND WHY ISNT HE IN NA'VI?? and also what happened to MYM? dont flame at me please for not knowing =)
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@heroictroll Artstyle left since last year....
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@ majenta. As of today, Mineski hasn't been invited yet. Duskin hasn't been invited either. I believe others have commented on Duskin and given you more information about them. There are many very talented teams all over the globe that don't get as much publicity due to many factors.

@ rocketstorm. That's cool. It's refreshing to see people who pick based on the team's talents and playstyle being the first criteria.

@ heroictroll. Artstyle is now the captain of Darer, a team invited to The Internationa. News here: http://www.playdota.com/news/darer-e...-international

@ LikeAGosu. Deleted the beta key spam. ^_^
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