Every August, the best Dota 2 teams travel from around the world, seeking to raise the coveted Aegis at the most prestigious competition in esports: The International. Over its short but fabled history, The International has managed to produce more than a few of Dota’s most unforgettable stories. (Casting) But before more heroes and legends are added to the competition’s lore this summer let’s look back, and relive the Most Iconic moments in The International’s history. The Fountain Hooks (Casting) Game-breaking. Brilliant. Hilarious. Cheating. No matter how you describe it, Na`Vi’s Fountain Hooks from TI3 is still one of the most unorthodox strategies to ever be used at an International. Only 15 minutes into game 3 of their upper bracket match against TongFu Na`Vi found themselves with their backs against the wall. (Casting) Sensing incoming defeat, Puppey and Dendi pulled out the ultimate cheese strategy – the Fountain Hook (Casting) The product of a unique interaction between Chen’s “Test of Faith” and Pudge’s “Meat Hook”, the Fountain Hook created a long ride to certain death for anyone unfortunate enough to be caught on the end of it. (Casting) From there, things became more and more ridiculous as Dendi landed hook, after hook, after hook. (Crowd Cheering) In the end, despite its absurdity, this cheese strategy was crucial for securing Na`Vi’s comeback. (Casting) While the interaction would later be patched out of the game, this iconic moment forever stands as a testament to not only Na`Vi’s inventiveness but the near-endless possibilities of Dota. (Casting) The Mega Creep Comeback (Casting) (Panel Talking) In the six-year history of The International, no team had ever successfully overcome Mega Creeps to take the win. That is, until August 10th, 2016, when EG met EHOME in an absolute slugfest of a match. (Panel Talking) From minute one, both teams went blow-for-blow in teamfight after teamfight, (Casting) but EHOME slowly ground EG down and pushed forward, eventually claiming all three ‘rax to get Mega Creeps. (Casting) With the impossible challenge of overcoming Megas in front of them, EG didn’t waver, putting up an unbelievable defence, somehow clawing their way back into the match. (Casting) With the game well-past the hour mark, and Megas threatening their every move, EG took the momentum of their valiant hold and brought the fight to EHOME’s front door. (Casting) As the crowd blew the roof off Key Arena, EG cemented their legendary status with one of the greatest Dota 2 comebacks of all-time. The Deny From The International 2013, KYXY’s deny is one of the most infamous blunders of Dota’s history and is iconic for all the wrong reasons. (Casting) In the Lower Bracket finals, Orange eSports took on Na`Vi for the chance to face Alliance in the Grand Finals. Orange came into the series hot, and jumped out to a strong lead in a deciding Game 3 against the favorites, Na`Vi. (Casting) Orange was in a commanding position, and opted to take Roshan to ensure the win. But that’s when disaster struck. (Casting) As Roshan died, KYXY misclicked, destroying the crucial Aegis of the Immortal just before his team could pick it up. (Casting) Without the Aegis in hand, Orange was unable to close out the game safely, ultimately creating an opening for Na`Vi. (Casting) Na`Vi capitalized on Orange’s misfortune and charged back into the game, overcoming a 7 thousand gold deficit, knocking Orange out of the event. (Casting) While KYXY is still a celebrated player, this moment will forever linger. Adding to the cruel iconic legacy of this misplay is the fact that, to this day, Aegis denies are still called KYXY’s. (Casting) The Six-Million Dollar Echo Slam (Casting) From the Grand Finals of TI5, The Six Million Dollar Echo Slam is not only one of the nastiest two-man wombo combos
you’ll ever witness, it was the tournament-winning play for Evil Geniuses. Up 2-1 in the Grand Final against CDEC-Gaming, Evil Geniuses – the hometown heroes appeared to be on their way to victory in game four. (Casting) Then, a glimmer of hope presented itself for CDEC: a catch onto SumaiL created an opening to take Roshan and potentially reclaim the momentum. (Casting) But, as quickly as the window opened for CDEC, PPD and Universe slammed it shut even faster, unleashing their ultimates onto their unwary opponents to devastating effect. (Casting) Only 10 minutes after this game-defining play, EG would hoist the Aegis as North America’s first ever champions. (Crowd chants: EG! EG! EG!) s4’s Million Dollar Dream Coils From the epic Grand finals of TI3 s4’s Million Dollar Dream Coils are quite possibly the most clutch plays in Dota 2 history. TI3’s Grand Finals was the culmination of one of the game’s best rivalries: Alliance vs. Na`Vi, the “El Clasico” of Dota. With the title on the line in a deciding Game 5, both teams were digging deep. Alliance started slow out of the gate, giving Na`Vi early control. (Casting) That’s when Alliance started to do what they do best: split-push. (Casting) Na`Vi grouped up mid, attempting to force Alliance to defend. When it became clear their strategy wasn’t working, Na`Vi tried to bail out. But, s4 had something to say about that. (Casting) With Na`Vi stalled in their recalls, Alliance took down two lanes of ‘rax, completely outmaneuvering their rival. (Casting) As the game was coming down to the wire, s4 once again came up absolutely massive. (Casting) While there is plenty of debate as to which of the two moments is the true “Million Dollar Coil”, there’s no doubt that both are spectacular. The plays catapulted s4 into the Dota pantheon and helped Alliance secure the Aegis in one of the most epic finishes to any International. Dramatic, sensational and undeniably clutch s4’s Million Dollar Dream Coils are the definition of an iconic Dota moment. BuLba and Clockwerk (Casting) Sometimes, one man can make all the difference in the world and during The International 2013, that man was BuLba, who helped carry Team Liquid to one of the most dramatic upsets of all time. When Liquid met LGD-Gaming China in the Lower Bracket of TI3, everyone predicted that North America would once again fall short against a Chinese powerhouse. (Desk Talking) However, in a now-legendary game, BuLba on Clockwerk went to work, picking LGD apart across the map and landing crucial hooks to give Liquid a chance. (Casting) Thankfully for North American fans, Liquid did not waste the opportunity produced by BuLba’s heroics, closing out the upset with a brilliant teamfight. (Casting) With LD’s famous call resonating throughout the building, North America emerged the victors. (Casting) The match remains iconic for not only BuLba’s ridiculously heroic individual performance, but the significance of the win in the landscape of NA Dota. The Play What can you say about The Play that hasn’t been said already? From The International 2012, The Play is still to this day Dota’s most famous moment – a highlight you simply need to see to believe. (Casting) In a crucial Game 2 of their upper bracket match against Invictus Gaming, Na`Vi was in firm control. With eyes on the Tier 2 bottom lane, Na`Vi gathered themselves and grouped for a push. Sensing an opportunity to mount a comeback, iG didn’t hesitate. Wrapping around behind Na`Vi under cover of Smoke, iG’s plan worked perfectly, catching Na`Vi off-guard and setting up what looked to be an absolutely devastating teamfight. (Casting) However, LightofHeaven popped his BKB, landing a massive four-man black hole on the grouped-up iG, completely reversing the trap. At the same instant, Dendi Force Staffed himself out of iG’s attacks, stealing Ravage and returning it in kind, leading Na`Vi to decimate iG in a clean wipe. (Casting) Na`Vi would go on to not only win the game, but the series as well, advancing them into the Top 3 at TI2. While iG would earn their revenge in the Grand Finals to claim the Aegis for themselves, it does little to tarnish what is Dota’s most iconic moment of all.

The Most ICONIC Moments in The International History (Dota 2)
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100 thoughts on “The Most ICONIC Moments in The International History (Dota 2)

  • May 18, 2019 at 6:40 am
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    And some people really say LoL is better than Dota…

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  • May 18, 2019 at 10:01 am
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    and navi is absolute trash now LMAO!!!

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  • May 19, 2019 at 6:06 am
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    Lol KYXY really did fcked up.

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  • May 20, 2019 at 8:20 pm
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    Old NaVi=Best team in dota 2 ,so sad right now how NaVi play in this days…:(

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  • May 20, 2019 at 9:52 pm
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    I miss dendi😞

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  • May 24, 2019 at 8:32 am
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    Oh yes, I remember Million dollar Dream Carl.

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  • May 24, 2019 at 7:19 pm
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    Лост, бэкабэшечка!

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  • May 28, 2019 at 6:25 am
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    I press button like 👍👍👍

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  • May 29, 2019 at 1:27 pm
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    u outta think that if an ice vortex appears in the rosh pit and rosh is not even low u should back out lmao

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  • May 29, 2019 at 7:03 pm
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    I love this game.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 9:16 pm
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    5:08 rip lol

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  • June 1, 2019 at 7:45 am
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    looking like shyt

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  • June 1, 2019 at 8:03 am
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    "zhou just before the play"
    zhou: guys i got a brilliant plan.

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  • June 2, 2019 at 2:47 pm
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    Such an amazing video….makes me miss Old School Navi, this is Dota.

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  • June 2, 2019 at 10:10 pm
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    Excuse me, can I use parts of this video for informative proposes?

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  • June 3, 2019 at 12:27 am
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    DOTA would be even better if someone would do ANYTHING about low priority!

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  • June 4, 2019 at 7:16 pm
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    I miss when the booths were across from eachother. I think this is why Na`vis power was weakened, their taunting and yelling were the highlights of my memory of DOTA. It was just insane and so hype. I miss those setups

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  • June 5, 2019 at 7:04 pm
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    First played dota over 5 years ago, I can still vividly remember my first match which was a 5 v 5 lobby with my friends.

    Watching the 2013 roshan set up and navi plays brings back memories. Good times indeed

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  • June 6, 2019 at 4:38 am
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    FGNB(破音)

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  • June 8, 2019 at 7:33 am
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    Damn i saw the fountain hooks the megacreep comeback and Tnc win

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  • June 8, 2019 at 8:46 am
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    No one clip after reborn update.

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  • June 8, 2019 at 4:50 pm
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    Oohh good old days of Na'Vi.

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  • June 11, 2019 at 7:11 am
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    Alliance is a rat team I have no respect for them

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  • June 12, 2019 at 4:15 pm
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    Shut the fuck up, can't hear the casters.

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  • June 12, 2019 at 11:14 pm
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    DOTA is sh*t. graphics is bulls*t.

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  • June 13, 2019 at 1:39 pm
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    For me Na'Vi is the best team of all time. They will be in my heart forever and ever :'(

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  • June 15, 2019 at 11:18 pm
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    i wonder how many of todays players actually were dota players when patience from zhou happened, since we have a pretty old demographic, it should be very decent, but id be suprised if it was over 50% atm.

    the best thing about it is dendi enigma, what a sick and bold move that was.

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  • June 16, 2019 at 3:03 pm
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    Patience from zhou

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  • June 18, 2019 at 10:30 am
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    I have no idea what’s going on.

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  • June 18, 2019 at 8:37 pm
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    who fuckin cares about dota anymore

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  • June 20, 2019 at 6:42 pm
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    that slam kicked so many asses

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  • June 21, 2019 at 12:14 pm
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    i feel so lucky to have witnessed Alliance vs Navi Finals Live .

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  • June 22, 2019 at 1:10 am
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    ez arcanas

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  • June 22, 2019 at 5:09 am
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    How about Town Portal with Refresher Orb Moment??
    *From 2019 😀

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  • June 22, 2019 at 1:23 pm
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    fountain hook was cheating, just imagine you were the enemy team, i feel like they should've played a rematch for that.

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  • June 22, 2019 at 1:29 pm
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    I remember back in the day pretty much 30% of dota players whould have Na'Vi.???? names, and some of them even had Na'Vi.Dendi and they always picked pudge, at the time it was super annoying but now i look back with a smile.

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  • June 23, 2019 at 9:01 pm
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    omg guys league is free to play just try it

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  • June 25, 2019 at 1:02 pm
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    Does anyone know the music used with the million dollar echo?

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  • June 28, 2019 at 3:35 am
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    Watching this Vid again When the Navi vs Alliance broke my heart again

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  • June 28, 2019 at 10:04 am
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    that million dollar dreamcoil is truly spectacular!

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  • June 28, 2019 at 5:43 pm
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    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVeF3J5C1cUIkrfiUEzjhcw subscribe to my channel

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  • June 28, 2019 at 8:12 pm
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    such a biased collection

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  • June 28, 2019 at 8:13 pm
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    This video was made a year before the most memorable moment ever in TI history: OG winning

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  • June 29, 2019 at 4:28 pm
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    at 8:24, saw that live. it was unbelievable, " its a distaster!" shivers haha

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  • July 1, 2019 at 1:35 pm
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    5:07 saddest thing za warudo.

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  • July 2, 2019 at 7:30 am
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    That Sumail arrow, is seriously some of the filthiest sh** ive ever seen in this game!

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  • July 4, 2019 at 3:11 am
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    dendi is a nightmare

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  • July 4, 2019 at 3:13 am
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    fuck a teleport

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  • July 6, 2019 at 4:06 am
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    EG cant win shit,cuz Bulba is TRASH AS FUCK!!!!!!!

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  • July 8, 2019 at 5:31 pm
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    Why these moments were all against china's team's? So rude

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  • July 9, 2019 at 6:35 pm
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    Dota is life

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  • July 10, 2019 at 8:04 pm
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    Dendi was the shit back then, idk where is he now, but still lives up in my heart.

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  • July 10, 2019 at 11:28 pm
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    This is so trash and focused only from the perspective of the western dota viewer. The most iconic things also happen in China when they won with their teams but here you see once again the ridiculous bias towards the western teams.

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  • July 13, 2019 at 3:20 am
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    https://blog.naver.com/7heppy7
    Oh, how wonderful!
    (WOW)

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  • July 13, 2019 at 12:05 pm
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    I just realized that Dendi looks like todd howard😂

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  • July 14, 2019 at 12:27 pm
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    Good old day where np popular in ti..alliance still piece of shit rat

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  • July 16, 2019 at 2:17 am
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    What are the odds of Dendi screaming "cyka blyat"?

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  • July 17, 2019 at 1:49 pm
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    5:10 SAD MOMENT😭😭😭

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  • July 21, 2019 at 7:25 am
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    TI3 best TI

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  • July 21, 2019 at 7:50 pm
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    What is the reason you started playing Dota 2?
    Mine:
    50%: because of my brother and cousin
    Another 50%:

    DENDI

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  • July 22, 2019 at 9:29 am
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    The Most ICONIC Moments in The International History for other country except China teams :0

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  • July 22, 2019 at 11:28 am
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    Did this guy just call Na'Vi's TPs "recalls" ?

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  • July 23, 2019 at 6:10 am
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    DENDI IS THE BEST

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  • July 23, 2019 at 11:35 am
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    Dota 2 is Dendi
    Dota 2 is Navi

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  • July 23, 2019 at 4:34 pm
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    You might not know what DotA is but now you'll want to.

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  • July 23, 2019 at 11:42 pm
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    Should have added Roshan Pit Fight. Navi vs TongFu from TI2

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  • July 24, 2019 at 10:00 pm
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    Interviewer : which hero do u play the best with?

    Dendi : yes

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  • July 26, 2019 at 8:42 am
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    china has no idea about being creative on the game , they just play, they dont have soul, they dont have fun, they r just fighting. maybe they can win the some fight , some TI, but history call them loosers, non-creative loosers.

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  • July 28, 2019 at 7:59 am
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    09:18 "The the classic of dota"

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  • July 31, 2019 at 10:56 am
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    Alliance VS Na'Vi music name please.. i really need it.

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  • August 2, 2019 at 5:48 pm
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    Any CS players who dont know what the fuck is going on ?

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  • August 5, 2019 at 8:27 am
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    I have no idea what’s happening but cool!

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  • August 6, 2019 at 1:09 am
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    "near endless posibilities in dota."

    Only that most of them were patched out, and the game so boring now without them…

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  • August 8, 2019 at 2:46 am
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    懐かし!! 最高!!

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  • August 12, 2019 at 6:03 am
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    13:50 nerdgasm is in climax

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  • August 14, 2019 at 4:26 pm
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    As a main player of franco in mobile i wish I could hook like dendi fountain hook 😍😍😍

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  • August 18, 2019 at 9:03 pm
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    I've seen that megacreeps comeback game!I think that's the best game ever played in Dota!

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  • August 20, 2019 at 7:19 am
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    I am simple man i see Dendi on thumbnail , i click .

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  • August 20, 2019 at 4:06 pm
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    Can anyone talk about the 6 million dollar echo slam? All i can read is about Navi

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  • August 22, 2019 at 5:37 am
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    Dendi made history with pudge, abed with meepo, miracle with sf, sumail with es, ana with ember, bulldog with nature's prophet, kuku with huskar. Their plays with these heroes made dota epic unlike LoL.

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  • August 22, 2019 at 6:49 am
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    Why am I happy I saw some of these personally. Like it's a video game and yet… Can't lie I grinned like a manic when the ones I saw live came up.

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  • August 22, 2019 at 12:19 pm
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    he calls it "recalls?" lmao LOL trash

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  • August 24, 2019 at 12:07 am
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    14:04 JOOOJJIIII ?

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  • August 24, 2019 at 11:34 am
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    I really miss Dendi being the root of the game
    The Face of DOTA

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  • August 24, 2019 at 1:46 pm
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    8:33 ITS A DISAAAAAAASTER

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  • August 25, 2019 at 3:39 am
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    No Wings? Bad

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  • August 25, 2019 at 12:37 pm
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    Bug

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  • August 25, 2019 at 6:26 pm
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    The best moba. 😉

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  • August 26, 2019 at 1:12 am
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    "They are all together" immediately after the announcer says that, ults are fired
    Honestly hope those headphones have EPIC noise cancelling, otherwise that announcer gave a cue to throw an ult lol.

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  • August 26, 2019 at 5:10 pm
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    I think if Na`Vi consistently going for the throne of Alliance instead of TP back just like OG bypass the rax, we maybe have the first 2x TI winner.

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  • August 27, 2019 at 1:59 am
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    you need to update this

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  • August 28, 2019 at 6:43 am
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    The S4 dream coils. I watched it brought Alliance back to the game. I thought its over until they cought Dendi on Roshan. Thats the beginning of the end.

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  • August 29, 2019 at 3:02 am
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    LAKAD MATATAG

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  • August 30, 2019 at 8:51 am
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    I miss dendi today 😥😥😥

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  • August 31, 2019 at 2:35 am
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    2019 and still having goosebumps. Thank you for all the memories and to all the legends who started it, especially Dendi..

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  • September 3, 2019 at 5:21 am
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    Top 10 Captain in dota 2 history 🙂

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  • September 5, 2019 at 8:34 pm
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    FREE ROBUX
    EMANUELDOVACUO

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  • September 5, 2019 at 11:47 pm
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    5:07 denied

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