The International is back and we are going to get a few days of incredible Dota 2. Who are your favourites?
We are ten days away from one of the biggest esports tournaments in the world and the excitement is growing for fans and teams. The tournament, being held in Bucharest, Romania after being delayed and cancelled from Sweden in 2020 is a long time coming. Fans have been awaiting this tournament for almost 2 years now, the lineup of teams is incredible with everyone excited for what they can come up with.
The latest stream of Dota 2 patch's have been in preperation for what will be one of the most exciting Dota 2 tournements to date.
Dota 2 over the past few months has been getting changed and updated meticulously by Valve in order to present the best, most balanced game. With the current style of gameplay really lending itself to be fast and with a lot of action, the International should prove to be extremely exciting. Drafts are anticipated to be full of interesting combinations, lately, we have seen what would traditionally be carry heroes being put in the hard support position as an example. Teams have been flipping the game on its head to figure out the next best meta draft.
Defence of the Ancients 2 (Dota 2) is one of the most played MOBA games in the world next to League of Legends. Some people would say that Dota 2 is one of the most complex competitive games on the market, which, even with some basic understanding of the game, can be one of the most exciting to spectate.
Here at EsportsAus we are excited the see what all the teams have to offer, the best of the best are competing and they have all been in boot camps for the last few weeks fine-tuning their strategies. Two-time defending champions OG just scraped through to get one of the last spots in the tournament after a nail-biting game of five with Tundra Esports. One of the big questions will be can they do it again? There are some incredible teams with the favourites of this year's tournament being PSG.LGD from China and Team Secret from Western Europe.
It has been quite some time since we have seen Team Secret since securing their place with dominance at the WEU DPC. What will they have been able to come up with? Only time will tell.
The International Group Stage will run October 7 - 10, with the Main Stage kicking off on October 12. Then on October 17, the two finalists will face off for the Aegis and their shares of the $40,018,195 prize pool that awaits. Let us know your thoughts and support for your favourite team in the comments below!