History Awesome / ProGaming

24th Aug '17 5:57:59 PM gizmo123473
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* After the pedigree established by UFGT9's top 8, things could have only gotten better the next year. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlsOAuZ1HoQ UFGTX's top 8 did not disappoint.]] Highlights include Grab-sama vs. [=MoTheHawk=], a Kanji vs Chie set with several big comeback moments from Grab-sama's Kanji, and both bouts between Grover and [=BananaKen=], which went down to the wire with impressive combos, setups, and mindgames from both sides.

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* After the pedigree established by UFGT9's top 8, things could have only gotten better the next year. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlsOAuZ1HoQ UFGTX's top 8 did not disappoint.]] Highlights include Grab-sama vs. [=MoTheHawk=], a Kanji vs Chie set with several big comeback moments from Grab-sama's Kanji, all of the matches involving Ludwig using [[DifficultButAwesome Naoto's traps]], and both bouts between Grover and [=BananaKen=], which went down to the wire with impressive combos, setups, and mindgames from both sides.
10th Aug '17 2:13:47 AM EthersBane
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* [=TI5=], MVP vs. Empire, Game 1. During a teamfight under Empire's Tier 3 tower, QO of MVP (as Templar Assassin), having gotten a fairly good start to the game, jumps into Team Empire and gets three kills in quick succession, forcing out a buyback from Resolut1on (as Storm Spirit) in the process. However, the rest of MVP then quickly gets wiped out by the remaining members of Empire: Silent (as Razor), yoky (as Queen of Pain), and the aforementioned Resolut1on. Empire then manages to catch and kill QO and then, while QO is resurrecting with the Aegis of the Immortal, they surround him and prepare to kill him a second time - only for QO to ''[[OneManArmy curbstomp all three of them and make a clean getaway]]''[[note]]QO blinks toward yoky and manages to reduce him to a sliver of health, forcing him to retreat with his own blink, and then kills the other two as they give chase[[/note]]. Summed up thusly by [=ODPixel=]: "This man, you - you can't kill him! You don't ''want'' to kill him, because he'll turn around, kill you and kill your friends, he'll kill your family!". [[https://youtu.be/yDO0NWWOO-M A video of the moment in question.]]

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* [=TI5=], MVP vs. Empire, Game 1. During a teamfight under Empire's Tier 3 tower, QO of MVP (as Templar Assassin), having gotten a fairly good start to the game, jumps into Team Empire and gets three kills in quick succession, forcing out a buyback from Resolut1on [=Resolut1on=] (as Storm Spirit) in the process. However, the rest of MVP then quickly gets wiped out by the remaining members of Empire: Silent (as Razor), yoky (as Queen of Pain), and the aforementioned Resolut1on.[=Resolut1on=]. Empire then manages to catch and kill QO and then, while QO is resurrecting with the Aegis of the Immortal, they surround him and prepare to kill him a second time - only for QO to ''[[OneManArmy curbstomp all three of them and make a clean getaway]]''[[note]]QO blinks toward yoky and manages to reduce him to a sliver of health, forcing him to retreat with his own blink, and then kills the other two as they give chase[[/note]]. Summed up thusly by [=ODPixel=]: "This man, you - you can't kill him! You don't ''want'' to kill him, because he'll turn around, kill you and kill your friends, he'll kill your family!". [[https://youtu.be/yDO0NWWOO-M A video of the moment in question.]]



** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErnN6G3q7SQ The Filipino cast is arguably even better than the English one]], and for good reason, as no Filipino team had never gone this far at a Valve tournament (the previous best was by Mineski in [=TI1=], who were knocked out in the same stage that TNC beat OG in.

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** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ErnN6G3q7SQ The Filipino cast is arguably even better than the English one]], and for good reason, as no Filipino team had never gone this far at a Valve tournament (the previous best was by Mineski in [=TI1=], who were knocked out in the same stage that TNC beat OG in.in).


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* [=TI7=], Lower Bracket, Round 2: Evil Geniuses vs Empire. Before the tournament had even begun, Empire, who were already considered to be one of the weakest teams in [=TI7=], were dealt a major blow when Chappie, their carry, was unable to attend due to visa issues. Because of this, Empire picked up [=Resolut1on=] to stand in as their carry; [[PutMeInCoach he was only supposed to be there as an analyst, rather than as a player]]. Despite being a capable player in his own right, even being a member of Digital Chaos' underdog run to second place just one year prior, many people felt that [=Resolut1on=] entering on such short notice would disrupt whatever chemistry that Empire had built up and cause them to do even worse than expected. At first, this seemed to be true - Empire endured a dismal group stage, only finishing with the #7 seed. After beating [=Cloud9=], another team that had performed poorly at [=TI7=] to that point, Empire faced off against the powerhouse EG, who were only in Lower Bracket because of the events described above. So [[SarcasmMode of course]] [[UnderdogsNeverLose they comprehensively beat EG]], winning 2-0. And to top it off, [=Resolut1on=] played arguably his two best games of the tournament to beat EG.
9th Aug '17 9:35:07 PM BossKey
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* Game 2 between LFY and Virtus Pro in the [=TI7=] Upper Bracket had a major CMOA from LFY's ah fu, on Earth Spirit. Having lost their earlier lead, Virtus Pro goes for a desperate attempt at Roshan, in hopes of using the Aegis of the Immortal to turn the tide. After being scouted out by an Ice Blast from LFY, ah fu decided to make an attempt at snatching the Aegis (which, as the post-game interview reveals, [[HeroicSacrifice he fully expected to be a one-way trip]]). He then makes it into the Roshan pit and '''snatches the Aegis at the last possible moment''' before making a clean getaway, only losing the Aegis to a Reaper's Scythe in the process.[[note]]As the casters noted, he actually opened up 2 slots in his inventory, meaning that ''[[CrazyAwesome he was intending to snatch the Cheese as well!]]''[[/note]] This cost Virtus Pro their attempt at a comeback, and they were forced to tap out after suffering several kills and a four-man Chronosphere from LFY.
8th Aug '17 6:26:59 AM EthersBane
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* [=TI7=], Upper Bracket, Round 1, Game 2: [=NewBee=] vs Evil Geniuses. In a game that was hanging in the balance, Evil Geniuses grouped up on [=NewBee=]'s carry, Moogy, who was playing Bristleback, in hopes of securing an important kill as they attempted to push onto [=NewBee=]'s high ground. Just before he was expected to die at the hands of EG, his teammate, [=KaKa=], on Earth Spirit, blinked in as soon as the Black Hole ended, then used Enchant Remnant to save Moogy's Bristleback from dying to a combination of Epicenter, Reaper's Scythe, and Midnight Pulse, then [[UpToEleven kicked Bristleback away]], [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificing himself to save the more powerful hero]], and freeing up the rest of [=NewBee=] to take over and [[TotalPartyKill teamwipe EG]]. EG immediately conceded, falling to Lower Bracket.

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* [=TI7=], Upper Bracket, Round 1, Game 2: [=NewBee=] vs Evil Geniuses. In a game that was hanging in the balance, Evil Geniuses grouped up on [=NewBee=]'s carry, Moogy, offlaner, kpii, who was playing Bristleback, in hopes of securing an important kill as they attempted to push onto [=NewBee=]'s high ground. Just before he was expected to die at the hands of EG, his teammate, [=KaKa=], on Earth Spirit, blinked in as soon as the Black Hole ended, then used Enchant Remnant to save Moogy's kpii's Bristleback from dying to a combination of Epicenter, Reaper's Scythe, and Midnight Pulse, then [[UpToEleven kicked Bristleback away]], [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificing himself to save the more powerful hero]], and freeing up the rest of [=NewBee=] to take over and [[TotalPartyKill teamwipe EG]]. EG immediately conceded, falling to Lower Bracket.
8th Aug '17 12:33:08 AM EthersBane
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* [=TI7=], Upper Bracket, Round 1, Game 2: [=NewBee=] vs Evil Geniuses. In a game that was hanging in the balance, Evil Geniuses group up on [=NewBee=]'s carry, Moogy, who was playing Bristleback, in hopes of securing an important kill as they attempted to push onto [=NewBee=]'s high ground. Just before he is expected to die at the hands of EG, his teammate, [=KaKa=], on Earth Spirit, blinks in as soon as the Black Hole ends, then uses Enchant Remnant to save Moogy's Bristleback from dying to a combination of Epicenter, Reaper's Scythe, and Midnight Pulse, then [[UpToEleven kicked Bristleback away]], [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificing himself to save the more powerful hero]], and freeing up the rest of [=NewBee=] to take over and [[TotalPartyKill teamwipe EG]]. EG immediately conceded, falling to Lower Bracket.

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* [=TI7=], Upper Bracket, Round 1, Game 2: [=NewBee=] vs Evil Geniuses. In a game that was hanging in the balance, Evil Geniuses group grouped up on [=NewBee=]'s carry, Moogy, who was playing Bristleback, in hopes of securing an important kill as they attempted to push onto [=NewBee=]'s high ground. Just before he is was expected to die at the hands of EG, his teammate, [=KaKa=], on Earth Spirit, blinks blinked in as soon as the Black Hole ends, ended, then uses used Enchant Remnant to save Moogy's Bristleback from dying to a combination of Epicenter, Reaper's Scythe, and Midnight Pulse, then [[UpToEleven kicked Bristleback away]], [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificing himself to save the more powerful hero]], and freeing up the rest of [=NewBee=] to take over and [[TotalPartyKill teamwipe EG]]. EG immediately conceded, falling to Lower Bracket.
8th Aug '17 12:27:21 AM EthersBane
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* [=TI7=], Upper Bracket, Round 1, Game 2: [=NewBee=] vs Evil Geniuses. In a game that was hanging in the balance, Evil Geniuses group up on [=NewBee=]'s carry, Moogy, who is playing Bristleback, in hopes of securing an important kill. Just before he is expected to die at the hands of EG, his teammate, [=KaKa=], on Earth Spirit, blinks in as soon as the Black Hole ends, then uses Enchant Remnant to save Moogy's Bristleback from dying to a combination of Epicenter, Reaper's Scythe, and Midnight Pulse, then [[UpToEleven kicked Bristleback away]], [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificing himself to save the more powerful hero]], and freeing up the rest of [=NewBee=] to take over and [[TotalPartyKill teamwipe EG]]. EG immediately conceded, falling to Lower Bracket.

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* [=TI7=], Upper Bracket, Round 1, Game 2: [=NewBee=] vs Evil Geniuses. In a game that was hanging in the balance, Evil Geniuses group up on [=NewBee=]'s carry, Moogy, who is was playing Bristleback, in hopes of securing an important kill.kill as they attempted to push onto [=NewBee=]'s high ground. Just before he is expected to die at the hands of EG, his teammate, [=KaKa=], on Earth Spirit, blinks in as soon as the Black Hole ends, then uses Enchant Remnant to save Moogy's Bristleback from dying to a combination of Epicenter, Reaper's Scythe, and Midnight Pulse, then [[UpToEleven kicked Bristleback away]], [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificing himself to save the more powerful hero]], and freeing up the rest of [=NewBee=] to take over and [[TotalPartyKill teamwipe EG]]. EG immediately conceded, falling to Lower Bracket.
7th Aug '17 9:56:09 PM EthersBane
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[=TI7=], Upper Bracket, Round 1, Game 2: [=NewBee=] vs Evil Geniuses. In a game that was hanging in the balance, Evil Geniuses group up on [=NewBee=]'s carry, Moogy, who is playing Bristleback, in hopes of securing an important kill. Just before he is expected to die at the hands of EG, his teammate, [=KaKa=], on Earth Spirit, blinks in as soon as the Black Hole ends, then uses Enchant Remnant to save Moogy's Bristleback from dying to a combination of Epicenter, Reaper's Scythe, and Midnight Pulse, then [[UpToEleven kicked Bristleback away]], [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificing himself to save the more powerful hero]], and freeing up the rest of [[=NewBee=]] to take over and [[TotalPartyKill teamwipe EG]]. EG immediately conceded, falling to Lower Bracket.

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* [=TI7=], Upper Bracket, Round 1, Game 2: [=NewBee=] vs Evil Geniuses. In a game that was hanging in the balance, Evil Geniuses group up on [=NewBee=]'s carry, Moogy, who is playing Bristleback, in hopes of securing an important kill. Just before he is expected to die at the hands of EG, his teammate, [=KaKa=], on Earth Spirit, blinks in as soon as the Black Hole ends, then uses Enchant Remnant to save Moogy's Bristleback from dying to a combination of Epicenter, Reaper's Scythe, and Midnight Pulse, then [[UpToEleven kicked Bristleback away]], [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificing himself to save the more powerful hero]], and freeing up the rest of [[=NewBee=]] [=NewBee=] to take over and [[TotalPartyKill teamwipe EG]]. EG immediately conceded, falling to Lower Bracket.
7th Aug '17 9:55:27 PM EthersBane
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[=TI7=], Upper Bracket, Round 1, Game 2: [=NewBee=] vs Evil Geniuses. In a game that was hanging in the balance, Evil Geniuses group up on [=NewBee=]'s carry, Moogy, who is playing Bristleback, in hopes of securing an important kill. Just before he is expected to die at the hands of EG, his teammate, [=KaKa=], on Earth Spirit, blinks in as soon as the Black Hole ends, then uses Enchant Remnant to save Moogy's Bristleback from dying to a combination of Epicenter, Reaper's Scythe, and Midnight Pulse, then [[UpToEleven kicked Bristleback away]], [[HeroicSacrifice sacrificing himself to save the more powerful hero]], and freeing up the rest of [[=NewBee=]] to take over and [[TotalPartyKill teamwipe EG]]. EG immediately conceded, falling to Lower Bracket.
4th Aug '17 10:19:26 AM Patrickthekid
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gn3Pj92Ansk Kaneblueriver vs Fooblat at East Coast Throwdown 2013]] was one of the most memorable first to 15 matches ever. Both famous for using point Hulk and support Haggar, both players abused the use of armor in their characters to hilarious effect.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gn3Pj92Ansk Kaneblueriver vs Fooblat at East Coast Throwdown 2013]] was one of the most memorable first to 15 matches ever. Both famous for using point Hulk and support Haggar, both players abused the use of armor in their characters to both devastating and hilarious effect.
4th Aug '17 10:18:49 AM Patrickthekid
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gn3Pj92Ansk Kaneblueriver vs Fooblat at East Coast Throwdown 2013]] is one of the most memorable first to 15 matches ever. Both famous for using point Hulk and support Haggar, both players abused the use of armor in their characters to hilarious effect.

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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gn3Pj92Ansk Kaneblueriver vs Fooblat at East Coast Throwdown 2013]] is was one of the most memorable first to 15 matches ever. Both famous for using point Hulk and support Haggar, both players abused the use of armor in their characters to hilarious effect.
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