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19th May '17 1:43:59 PM Eldrake
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* [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=voGqs9Uo5Qk Kiev Major Grand Finals Game 5, OG vs Virtus.pro]]. This game features what might well be one of the most incredible comebacks of all time. Early game, OG got hammered on by Virtus.pro, reaching a sorry state of 3-18 score. Virtus.pro's Legion Commander has been racking up duel wins, Virtus.pro's Alchemist has gotten farm, and Virtus.pro's Outworld Devourer hits like a truck. On top of that, Virtus.pro had grabbed an aegis from Roshan a number of times. In most cases, this would be game over for the losing team. Not this time. Then two fights happened. One fight, OG manages to take Virtus.pro with a '''three man stomp''' from their Centaur Warrunner, killing four of their richest players without suffering from casualties, ensuring that OG could take Virtus.pro's middle melee barracks. Next fight, OG's Troll Warlord proves that he has farmed significantly at this point and outright DESTROYS Virtus.pro's Legion Commander, Alchemist and Outworld Devourer, Virtus.pro's most important heroes. After this, it's a downhill spiral for Virtus.pro as OG proceed to grab the aegis for Troll Warlord and begin demolishing Virtus.pro's base, securing OG's fourth major win against seemingly-impossible odds.
7th May '17 5:20:03 PM nombretomado
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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IrEYesnpW0 Reach vs. Chojja, 2005 UZOO MSL Semifinals]]. While the match is mostly known for the awesome game-ending play [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdESX2N3jVo "Reach's Lockdown"]], which made it to #2 on the 2005 Pimpest Plays list, but the entire match is awesome and unexpectedly long for a single StarCraft game. Administrivia/NeedsABetterDescription.

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* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9IrEYesnpW0 Reach vs. Chojja, 2005 UZOO MSL Semifinals]]. While the match is mostly known for the awesome game-ending play [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DdESX2N3jVo "Reach's Lockdown"]], which made it to #2 on the 2005 Pimpest Plays list, but the entire match is awesome and unexpectedly long for a single StarCraft ''VideoGame/StarCraft'' game. Administrivia/NeedsABetterDescription.
27th Apr '17 3:13:25 PM RockNRollAngel
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* [=TI3=] Lower Bracket, Round 4, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-An7Cbyn8E Orange vs DK, Game 3.]] Orange get out to a commanding lead and look to have it in the bag until a couple of teamfights go in DK's favor, and the team starts to turn it around. As DK attempt to go for [[KingMook Roshan]], a chaotic teamfight breaks out, and ky.xy, an Orange player who was on Magnus that game, dies and buys back, rejoining his team. As DK go back to finish off Roshan, ky.xy blinks in, ''catches four of them with an RP,'' and Skewers them all back to the high ground, securing an eventual [[TotalPartyKill teamwipe]] that forced ''three'' buybacks from DK and secured Roshan for Orange. Not even ''two minutes later,'' ky.xy would [[UpToEleven one-up himself]] and, during another teamfight, land an RP '''on the entire DK team.''' This would result in a second teamwipe and lead to Orange knocking DK out of the tournament.

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* [=TI3=] Lower Bracket, Round 4, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-An7Cbyn8E Orange vs DK, Game 3.]] Orange get out to a commanding lead and look to have it in the bag until a couple of teamfights go in DK's favor, and the team starts to turn it around. As DK attempt to go for [[KingMook Roshan]], a chaotic teamfight breaks out, and ky.xy, an Orange player who was on Magnus that game, dies and buys back, rejoining his team. As DK go back to finish off Roshan, ky.xy blinks in, ''catches four of them with an RP,'' and Skewers them all back to the high ground, securing an eventual [[TotalPartyKill teamwipe]] that forced ''three'' buybacks from DK and secured Roshan for Orange. Not even ''two minutes later,'' ky.xy would [[UpToEleven one-up himself]] and, during another teamfight, land an RP '''on the entire DK team.''' This would result in a second teamwipe and lead to Orange knocking DK out of the tournament. The entire series between Orange and DK would legitimize Southeast Asia as a major region for Dota 2 and catapult their mid laner, Mushi, to superstardom.



** Something else awesome happened, as well, as longtime Dota fans heard five words they hadn't heard in years: "GREETINGS AND SALUTATIONS, DOTA FANS!" Aaron "Ayesee" Chambers, one of the most beloved casters in Dota 2's history, came back to call one more tournament, giving longtime Dota 2 fans quite the nostalgia trip.



** In general, [=TI6=] was a CMOA for Southeast Asian Dota. Although SEA had been long looked upon as the ButtMonkey of Dota regions, not one, not two, but an unprecedented ''three'' Southeast Asian teams made the top eight of the tournament, with some of their players, such as Fnatic's Midone and DJ, MVP Phoenix's MP and QO, and TNC's Raven emerging as bona fide Dota superstars, thus earning much respect for themselves, their teams, and their region.
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** In general, [=TI6=] was a CMOA for Southeast Asian Dota. Although SEA had been long looked upon as the ButtMonkey of Dota regions, regions (Mushi and Malaysia notwithstanding), not one, not two, but an unprecedented ''three'' Southeast Asian teams made the top eight of the tournament, with some of their players, such as Fnatic's Midone and DJ, MVP Phoenix's MP and QO, and TNC's Raven emerging as bona fide Dota superstars, thus earning much respect for themselves, their teams, and their region.
%%* * [[https://youtu.be/gF_m_zmckpI?t=5m1s Boston Major Finals Game 33, Ad Finem vs Team OG]]. Ad Finem had become the darlings of the Boston Major, their story ''beginning'' with them sweeping major names like Secret and Liquid just to get to Beantown. Once there, they took games and series from the likes of EHOME, [=TI4=] champions Newbee, and [=TI6=] runners-up Digital Chaos. They then met OG in the Grand Finals, a team that they had already taken a game from before this meeting. For the first two games, OG proved why they're considered one of the best teams in the world, rolling through Ad Finem in two straight. Then Game 3 happened. Supports [=MaybeNextTime=] and Spartan ball out, Maybe's Earthshaker landing clutch Fissures and Echo Slams while Spartan's Rubick stole numerous key spells, including Mirana Sacred Arrows and several Juggernaut Omnislashes. It seems as though they can't finish OG's Ancient after a desperate teamfight on both ends of the river, but Maybe manages to get out of OG's base and pull off something truly incredible; slipping past several OG heroes with a combination of Blink Dagger and Shadow Blade, Maybe activates his Black King Bar, giving him spell immunity, hits two rapid, back-to-back Enchant Totems and a single right-click before OG can take him down and destroys the Ancient, giving Ad Finem the game in a nearly ''eighty minute'' slugfest. Even though OG came back and won game four, and thus the Boston Major, it does little to tarnish Ad Finem's incredible story and the exclamation point that [=MaybeNextTime=] provided it.
26th Apr '17 2:43:16 AM Chronometry
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* In the International 3's winner's semifinals, [=Na'Vi=] faced [=TongFu=], a team that had surprised many by placing strongly in the upper half of their group (and thereby making it into the upper bracket). In the first game of the best-of-three, [=Na'Vi=], always ready to please the crowd, drafted Dendi's incredible Pudge, who promptly went to town on [=TongFu's=] lineup. The second game, however, saw [=TongFu=] crushing through [=Na'Vi=]. On the back foot, they drafted Pudge again, along with Puppey's trademark Chen. Despite having two of their best players playing two of their best heroes, the game started to go the way of [=TongFu=], with their powerful Gyrocopter and unconventional Doom picks working well to shut down [=Na'Vi's=] lineup. In desperation, Puppey and Dendi conspired to adopt a strategy which, while powerful and effective (both at killing enemy heroes and pleasing crowds), was not often seen in professional play aside from games in which [=Na'Vi=] felt like joking around. This strategy was [[http://www.gamespot.com/dota-2/videos/dendis-hook-to-fountain-compilation-dota-2-international-6412792/ fountain hooking]][[note]]For the uninitiated, the technique involves combining Chen's Test of Faith ability that sends an allied hero back to their home base with a perfectly timed use of Pudge's Meat Hook ability to pull an enemy unit toward Pudge. The result: a helpless enemy hero flying over otherwise-impassable terrain back to the fountain-hooker's base, where the base's automatic defense structure kills him very quickly.[[/note]]. Knowing that outside of this unorthodox technique, [=Na'Vi=] had next to no way of killing off enemy heroes, Dendi and Puppey combined to land fountain hook after fountain hook, consistently killing off [=TongFu's=] most important heroes, (including the Gyrocopter with a very newly acquired Aegis!). Eventually, the gold and experience swung enough for [=Na'Vi=] to gain control of the game, destroy all three barracks, and force out a [[InstantWinCondition GG]]. The crowd went nuts.

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* In the International 3's winner's semifinals, [=Na'Vi=] faced [=TongFu=], a team that had surprised many by placing strongly in the upper half of their group (and thereby making it into the upper bracket). In the first game of the best-of-three, [=Na'Vi=], always ready to please the crowd, drafted Dendi's incredible Pudge, who promptly went to town on [=TongFu's=] lineup. The second game, however, saw [=TongFu=] crushing through [=Na'Vi=]. On the back foot, they drafted Pudge again, along with Puppey's trademark Chen. Despite having two of their best players playing two of their best heroes, the game started to go the way of [=TongFu=], with their powerful Gyrocopter and unconventional Doom picks working well to shut down [=Na'Vi's=] lineup. In desperation, Puppey and Dendi conspired to adopt a strategy which, while powerful and effective (both at killing enemy heroes and pleasing crowds), was not often seen in professional play aside from games in which [=Na'Vi=] felt like joking around. This strategy was [[http://www.gamespot.com/dota-2/videos/dendis-hook-to-fountain-compilation-dota-2-international-6412792/ [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J5I-5eo_vDM fountain hooking]][[note]]For the uninitiated, the technique involves combining Chen's Test of Faith ability that sends an allied hero back to their home base with a perfectly timed use of Pudge's Meat Hook ability to pull an enemy unit toward Pudge. The result: a helpless enemy hero flying over otherwise-impassable terrain back to the fountain-hooker's base, where the base's automatic defense structure kills him very quickly.[[/note]]. Knowing that outside of this unorthodox technique, [=Na'Vi=] had next to no way of killing off enemy heroes, Dendi and Puppey combined to land fountain hook after fountain hook, consistently killing off [=TongFu's=] most important heroes, (including the Gyrocopter with a very newly acquired Aegis!). Eventually, the gold and experience swung enough for [=Na'Vi=] to gain control of the game, destroy all three barracks, and force out a [[InstantWinCondition GG]]. The crowd went nuts.
9th Apr '17 1:15:08 PM Patcher
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** The commentary has become almost legendary [[note]]Big wrap-around gank is gonna be the name of the game for iG. Who leads the way? I believe it should be Zhou, they're gonna cut for the shorter path, they stormed up the river, Patience from Zhou, waiting in the wake, Na'Vi is about to be caught. OH there's the Sleep, the Surge, he catches everyone, Oh this could be a total disaster... Vacuum in! Ravage on everyone! The Black Hole as well, LighTofHeaveN turns it around. Ravage as well, stolen by Dendi. ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? They turned it around, 4 heroes dead, 5 heroes dead for iG. ChuaN's trying to survive, ChuaN's gonna go down. Puppey talked about the Naga counter, its LighTofHeaveN, with his BKB, they turned it around. I dont even know how they gonna do it, standing ovation from the crowd.[[/note]]

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** The commentary has become almost legendary [[note]]Big wrap-around gank is gonna be the name of the game for iG. Who leads the way? I believe it should be Zhou, they're gonna cut for the shorter path, they stormed up the river, Patience patience from Zhou, waiting in the wake, Na'Vi is about to be caught. OH Oh, there's the Sleep, the Surge, he Sleep! The Surge! He catches everyone, Oh oh this could be a total disaster... Vacuum in! Ravage on everyone! The Black Hole as well, LighTofHeaveN turns it around. Ravage as well, stolen by Dendi. Dendi, ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? ME? They turned it around, 4 heroes dead, 5 heroes dead for iG. ChuaN's trying to survive, ChuaN's gonna go down. Puppey talked about the Naga counter, its it's LighTofHeaveN, with his BKB, they turned it around. I dont don't even know how they gonna do it, standing ovation from the crowd.[[/note]]
31st Mar '17 11:14:03 PM PokemonMasterJamal
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* In 2016, after years of coming close only to fail, Chris G finally won Evo. Not only did he do this at the largest stage that the game has ever had at the Mandalay Bay Arena in Las Vegas, but he did so while finally beating his nemesis, Justin Wong who had taken Chris G out every time they met at Evo prior to 2016, and then going on to take a convincing 6-1 victory from losers bracket in Grand Finals against reigning champion KBR to take the crown.

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* In 2016, after years of coming close only to fail, Chris G finally won Evo. Not only did he do this at the largest stage that the game has ever had at the Mandalay Bay Arena in Las Vegas, but he did so while finally beating his nemesis, Justin Wong who had previously taken Chris G out every time they met at Evo prior to 2016, 2013 and Evo 2014, and then going on to take a convincing 6-1 victory from losers bracket in Grand Finals against reigning champion KBR to take the crown.
11th Mar '17 3:54:06 PM santos32
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* Here's something on the ProfessionalWrestling front: Wrestling/KennyOmega and Wrestling/XavierWoods went first to 5 [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rc8iOeB3y4U at CEO 2016]], putting on a show for the crowd.
2nd Feb '17 2:01:58 PM BossKey
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* Boston Major Finals Game 3

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* %%* Boston Major Finals Game 33
* Starladder i-League Season 3 qualifiers, Team Ad Finem vs. Alliance: Game 1 was fairly standard as far as professional Dota 2 goes, except for one particular moment which managed to be equal parts awesome and hilarious. Ad Finem, with a solid lead thus far, has Madara (Lone Druid) go for Roshan, a move which would greatly reduce Alliance's chances of victory due to Madara causing them quite a few problems throughout the game. Alliance's Handsken, playing Pudge, then throws a blind hook into the Roshan pit and manages to hook Madara out ''[[ImprobableAimingSkills from behind his Spirit Bear]]'', netting an easy kill and allowing Alliance to win the fight for Roshan. Ad Finem never fully recovers from what the commentators dubbed the "bullshit hook" ([[NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer no, really]]) and eventually lose to Alliance.
31st Jan '17 1:54:45 PM OldBen
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* NiP are a team who have done, beyond their tournament successes, what very few - if any at all - Counterstrike pro teams have done. Played against ''themselves''. Specifically, through showmatches at the likes of Dreamhack, fans and viewers are finally able to see what would happen if the modern (2013) line-up - consisting of Xist, Friberg, GeT_RiGhT, Fifflaren and f0rest - took on the old-school 2005 line-up (Heaton, Ahl, Fisker, Zet and Potti). It's about as awesome as you think it is. And they've not settled for doing this once.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WV1-AklbEQ Here]] sNax from Virtus Pro demonstrated that in Counter Strike, patience, planning and really, ''really'' clear mind are just as important as shooting skill.

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* NiP [=NiP=] are a team who have done, beyond their tournament successes, what very few - if any at all - Counterstrike pro teams have done. Played against ''themselves''. Specifically, through showmatches at the likes of Dreamhack, fans and viewers are finally able to see what would happen if the modern (2013) line-up - consisting of Xist, Friberg, GeT_RiGhT, Fifflaren and f0rest - took on the old-school 2005 line-up (Heaton, Ahl, Fisker, Zet and Potti). It's about as awesome as you think it is. And they've not settled for doing this once.
* [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WV1-AklbEQ Here]] sNax from Virtus Pro Virtus.pro demonstrated that in Counter Strike, patience, planning and really, ''really'' clear mind are just as important as shooting skill. skill.
* Performing an ace (5 kills in one round) in a professional game? Always an awesome moment. Doing it while being outnumbered? Even more awesome. Acing enemy team in a 1v5 situation ''and'' in a match-deciding round? Sounds almost too great to be true, but in Dreamhack ZOWIE Open 2016 semifinals, Neo from Virtus.pro [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLXQMMJmt-w managed to pull it off]].
20th Jan '17 7:15:25 AM PokemonMasterJamal
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* At EVO 2011, Spark shows off just how much of a StoneWall [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPWpby1jbnU Hakumen can be,]] Made awesome and hilarious by how much of a fan favorite Spark was, to the point that almost every combo and between-match break had a crowd cheering him on.

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* At EVO 2011, Spark shows off just how much of a StoneWall [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IPWpby1jbnU Hakumen can be,]] Made awesome and hilarious by how much of a fan favorite Spark was, to the point that almost every combo and between-match break had a crowd cheering him on. Morever, he started Top 8 from ''losers'' and ended up taking the entire tournament.
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