History Awesome / Dota2

18th Oct '17 9:45:02 PM Loekman3
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* Would you believe that an AI bot, of all things, could achieve a MomentOfAwesome? Well, [[https://openai.com/ OpenAI]] has created a bot that, simply by having it play against itself for a lifetime without actually hard coding strategies into it, has become so terrifyingly proficient and competent at 1v1 Shadow Fiend matches. How good is it? ''The best players in the world lost to it''. That's right, in a game where the bots are dismissed as being incompetent at best, a bot has defeated the best players in the world simply by evolving and learning how to play the game, to the point that it even knows ''how to fake Shadow Razes!'' Oh, and [=OpenAI=] wants to develop an entire team of bots, suggesting the possibility that ''an entire team of bots could become a challenge for the best teams in the world''.

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* Would you believe that an AI bot, of all things, could achieve a MomentOfAwesome? Well, [[https://openai.com/ OpenAI]] has created a bot that, simply by having it play against itself for a lifetime without actually hard coding strategies into it, has become so terrifyingly proficient and competent at 1v1 Shadow Fiend matches. How good is it? ''The best players in the world lost to it''. That's right, in a game where the bots are dismissed as being incompetent at best, a bot has defeated the best players in the world simply by evolving and learning how to play the game, to the point that it even knows ''how to fake Shadow Razes!'' Oh, and [=OpenAI=] wants to develop an entire team of bots, suggesting the possibility that ''an entire team of bots could become a challenge for the best teams in the world''.world''.
* One Reddit user managed to create an Icefrog summoning sequence using the visual effects of different heroes. [[https://streamable.com/dhrno It's easily one of the most breathtaking sights you will see in Dota]].
12th Aug '17 7:06:42 PM Eldrake
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** And TI6 moves to 20.7 million dollars, with 9 million going to the winners.

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** And TI6 [=TI6=] moves to 20.7 million dollars, with 9 million going to the winners.
** [=TI7=] proceeds to reach higher, hitting 24.6 million dollars with ''10 million going'' to the
winners.
12th Aug '17 8:36:00 AM Eldrake
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* Would you believe that an AI bot, of all things, could achieve a MomentOfAwesome? Well, [[https://openai.com/ OpenAI]] has created a bot that, simply by having it play against itself for a lifetime without actually telling it how to play the game, has become so terrifyingly proficient and competent at 1v1 Shadow Fiend matches. How good is it? ''The best players in the world lost to it''. That's right, in a game where the bots are dismissed as being incompetent at best, a bot has defeated the best players in the world simply by evolving and learning how to play the game, to the point that it even knows ''how to fake Shadow Razes!'' Oh, and [=OpenAI=] wants to develop an entire team of bots, suggesting the possibility that ''an entire team of bots could become a challenge for the best teams in the world''.

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* Would you believe that an AI bot, of all things, could achieve a MomentOfAwesome? Well, [[https://openai.com/ OpenAI]] has created a bot that, simply by having it play against itself for a lifetime without actually telling it how to play the game, hard coding strategies into it, has become so terrifyingly proficient and competent at 1v1 Shadow Fiend matches. How good is it? ''The best players in the world lost to it''. That's right, in a game where the bots are dismissed as being incompetent at best, a bot has defeated the best players in the world simply by evolving and learning how to play the game, to the point that it even knows ''how to fake Shadow Razes!'' Oh, and [=OpenAI=] wants to develop an entire team of bots, suggesting the possibility that ''an entire team of bots could become a challenge for the best teams in the world''.
12th Aug '17 8:24:41 AM Eldrake
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* The special presentation in August 12 of [=TI6=] could qualify as this for Valve. The day prior, Underlord was announced during the all-stars match to be released in August 23 to much applause and hype, finally completing the hero roster and ensuring parity with the Warcraft 3 module. No way that Valve could top it, right? ''WRONG''. The next day, the host was told to inform everyone that there was going to be a special presentation after the last series (between Fnatic and DC) and encouraged viewers and attendants to stay for it, no details on what it is about. Many viewers thought that it was going to be the reveal of the arcana contest winner. Turns out, it was five minutes of a martial arts performance show with taiko drums, which itself was building up to the true nature of the special presentation. '''The announcement of Monkey King''', the first new hero in years! Needless to say, the crowd, the Dota 2 community and Twitch chat went crazy.

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* The special presentation in August 12 of [=TI6=] could qualify as this for Valve. The day prior, Underlord was announced during the all-stars match to be released in August 23 to much applause and hype, finally completing the hero roster and ensuring parity with the Warcraft 3 module. No way that Valve could top it, right? ''WRONG''. The next day, the host was told to inform everyone that there was going to be a special presentation after the last series (between Fnatic and DC) and encouraged viewers and attendants to stay for it, no details on what it is about. Many viewers thought that it was going to be the reveal of the arcana contest winner. Turns out, it was five minutes of a martial arts performance show with taiko drums, which itself was building up to the true nature of the special presentation. '''The announcement of Monkey King''', the first new hero in years! Needless to say, the crowd, the Dota 2 community and Twitch chat went crazy.crazy.
* Would you believe that an AI bot, of all things, could achieve a MomentOfAwesome? Well, [[https://openai.com/ OpenAI]] has created a bot that, simply by having it play against itself for a lifetime without actually telling it how to play the game, has become so terrifyingly proficient and competent at 1v1 Shadow Fiend matches. How good is it? ''The best players in the world lost to it''. That's right, in a game where the bots are dismissed as being incompetent at best, a bot has defeated the best players in the world simply by evolving and learning how to play the game, to the point that it even knows ''how to fake Shadow Razes!'' Oh, and [=OpenAI=] wants to develop an entire team of bots, suggesting the possibility that ''an entire team of bots could become a challenge for the best teams in the world''.
26th Jul '17 5:28:27 PM nombretomado
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* First off, you might want to look at Awesome/ProGaming for awesome competitive DOTA2 moments.

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* First off, you might want to look at Awesome/ProGaming for awesome competitive DOTA2 DOTA 2 moments.
22nd Jul '17 3:11:08 AM InfamousBuffalo
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* MLG Columbus 2013 held one of the best storylines that the scene has ever had and is still lovingly remembered by fans. Anyone who has not heard of the events is really missing out a lot of development.
**To sum things up, one of the teams, Speed Gaming International, nearly missed the tournament and forfeited their group stage slot after they were given non-priority flights. One of the members, Bone7, also suffered visa issues and could not play with the rest of the team, forcing the team to use the relatively unknown, Arteezy as a stand-in. With help from a manager of another team (Team Dignitas's manager, Charlie Yang), all members were barely able to make it, albeit drowsy and dazed due to poor and rushed traveling conditions. In honor of Bone7, the member that could not make it, all the team's member's ended their game id with the number seven.
**After the suffering a horrible Day 1 performance, where they lost all their games, the team rebounded with a resounding 4-0 streak against the rest of the group, slimly beating the group stages and making it to the playoffs. After defeating Sigma Gaming in a 2-0 sweep, the team prepared to face Team DK, arguably the best of the Chinese teams, filled with legendary veterans of the scene.
**Before the finals, Speed Gaming's manager, Marco Hernandez released a blog post that detailed that all the members's salaries had been cut, and that the team's organization was abusing its members. None of the five members where tilted by this information, and the team went on to win the finals, defeating DK in one of the biggest upsets of the scene.
**Even after the tournament, things did not stop. Soon after, Marco Hernandez's true nature was revealed as a power-abusing manager that threatened and bullied the players, and he was held responsible for many of the team's issues. Examples include lying to the players that their sponsor did not speak English, explicitly asking tournament organizers to drop the team from the tournament, misusing funds meant for the team, etc. Even when he wrote the article, his actions, by that point, were already notified to the team's sponsors by the team members, and he was already fired by the time the article was published.
**The team's stand-in, Arteezy, became one of the most highly sought-after players as the shuffle began. As a stand-in that no one had seen before, he proceeded to dominate and surpass many talented players who were in the same lane as him such as Dendi and Mushi. Many attribute MLG Columbus as the biggest turning point of his career.
**The rest of the team would rightfully depart from the Speed Gaming name, and they squad would go on to take the form of the original Cloud9 squad, one of the most infamous and career-defining squads of its time.
14th Aug '16 7:50:00 PM OminousNominousNom
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** And TI6 moves to 20.7 million dollars, with 9 million going to the winners.
13th Aug '16 9:27:27 AM Eldrake
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* Any time you get a [[TotalPartyKill Rampage]]. Admit it, the feeling of having so utterly trounced the other team is awesome.

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* Any time you get a [[TotalPartyKill Rampage]]. Admit it, the feeling of having so utterly trounced the other team is awesome.awesome.
* The special presentation in August 12 of [=TI6=] could qualify as this for Valve. The day prior, Underlord was announced during the all-stars match to be released in August 23 to much applause and hype, finally completing the hero roster and ensuring parity with the Warcraft 3 module. No way that Valve could top it, right? ''WRONG''. The next day, the host was told to inform everyone that there was going to be a special presentation after the last series (between Fnatic and DC) and encouraged viewers and attendants to stay for it, no details on what it is about. Many viewers thought that it was going to be the reveal of the arcana contest winner. Turns out, it was five minutes of a martial arts performance show with taiko drums, which itself was building up to the true nature of the special presentation. '''The announcement of Monkey King''', the first new hero in years! Needless to say, the crowd, the Dota 2 community and Twitch chat went crazy.
11th Jul '16 12:59:15 AM OminousNominousNom
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKWdo473nBo Moonmeander proves the world that he has something to back up that ego.]]

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKWdo473nBo Moonmeander proves to the world that he has something to back up that ego.]]
11th Jul '16 12:58:04 AM OminousNominousNom
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKWdo473nBo Moonmeander proves the world that he has something to back up that ego.]]
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