The International - Tournament Discussion Thread

#1 Posted by Jokers_Wild (208 posts) -
#2 Posted by Scigrex14 (83 posts) -

I have no idea about any of the teams but I am interested in watching. Anything that grows eSports is an awesome thing. I would very much enjoy there being another game in addition to SC2 to watch. The only thing that I am worried about is the community splitting because there are too many almost identical games out or are coming out and that many games could splinter the community.

#3 Posted by phrosnite (3518 posts) -

I'm not familiar with the teams but I loved DotA and I"m very excited to see actual gameplay. Spectre FTW!

#4 Posted by Phonics (327 posts) -
@Scigrex14: Man there are large fighting game tournaments held almost monthly and you're talking about 'not having anything but SC2 to watch'? 
 
You must be a big 'e-sport' fanatic then.
#5 Posted by C2C (855 posts) -

Dunno any of the teams either, but I'll still watch since I can probably follow the action since I'm a long time LoL player.

#6 Posted by CheapPoison (727 posts) -

I also don't know any of the teams... 
So.. 
 
But i am eager to watch!@Scigrex14 said:

 The only thing that I am worried about is the community splitting because there are too many almost identical games out or are coming out and that many games could splinter the community.

 
This is also kind of a big concern and people in these communities seem to eb very hostile if i can believe the forums, seeing just the hate from the screenshot...
#7 Posted by phrosnite (3518 posts) -
@CheapPoison said:
I also don't know any of the teams... 
So.. 
 
But i am eager to watch!@Scigrex14 said:

 The only thing that I am worried about is the community splitting because there are too many almost identical games out or are coming out and that many games could splinter the community.

 
This is also kind of a big concern and people in these communities seem to eb very hostile if i can believe the forums, seeing just the hate from the screenshot...

#8 Posted by Vexxan (4616 posts) -

Don't know shit about the teams but I'll be watching this. Love esports!

#9 Posted by jorbear (2517 posts) -

@phrosnite: That gif sums up MOBAs precisely.

#10 Edited by Jokers_Wild (208 posts) -

@anthanoid Yeah, 1 am is correct

#11 Posted by MjHealy (1828 posts) -

8 a.m? Seems a tad early but I imagine that it's on for quite a while.

#12 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -

im in and i find it funny how no team is from north america. GO THAT ONE EUROPEAN TEAM!

#13 Posted by nazer858 (131 posts) -

Can't wait to watch this, I'm for MYM and Mineski 'cuz they're from the Philippines. And yes 1 AM PDT is a drag, maybe we can get a chat room up or something

#14 Posted by Kodo_Beast (131 posts) -
@scarace360: OK.Nirvana.int and MyM both have American players to root for (OK.Nirvana.int would've had two but Power.Net's parents apparently didn't allow him to go). For Canadian players we have 1437 on OK.Nirvana.int as well.
#15 Edited by Jokers_Wild (208 posts) -
#16 Posted by Brake (1089 posts) -

I have no idea what's going on in a Dota! But I'm still hyped to watch this!

#17 Posted by ShiftyMagician (2129 posts) -
#18 Posted by Sign (291 posts) -

It's too bad the chat room isn't open so everyone could discuss in real time.

#19 Posted by nazer858 (131 posts) -

1st match iG get hype!!!!!

#20 Posted by nazer858 (131 posts) -

@Sign: Seriously right? someone tweet Brad, tell him to open up the chat

#21 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -
@Kodo_Beast said:
@scarace360: OK.Nirvana.int and MyM both have American players to root for (OK.Nirvana.int would've had two but Power.Net's parents apparently didn't allow him to go). For Canadian players we have 1437 on OK.Nirvana.int as well.
Never knew that thanks man.
#22 Posted by Doctorchimp (4069 posts) -

Is it loading for anyone?
 
I'm trying to get to dota2.com but it won't load...

#23 Posted by Sign (291 posts) -

@Doctorchimp: It is slow to load and even when it did load for me it took a few tries to get the stream to start. Right now it is just a splash screen, there is no match on yet.

#24 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -
@Doctorchimp said:
Is it loading for anyone?  I'm trying to get to dota2.com but it won't load...
Ya i have it working.
#25 Posted by NickL (2246 posts) -

@Doctorchimp said:

Is it loading for anyone? I'm trying to get to dota2.com but it won't load...

Just keep trying. it took me about 10 minutes to get it working but its fine for me now, nothing has started yet.

#26 Posted by Jimi (1126 posts) -

WHERE IS BASSHUNTER???

Seriously though get hype!

#27 Posted by Sign (291 posts) -

Anyone else hate when the music ends and fades out... they keep faking me out >.<

#28 Posted by Dejkrigeren (384 posts) -

The stream keeps toying with my emotions, every time the loop restarts I hold my breath.

#29 Edited by Sign (291 posts) -

Are there any free sites to create a chatroom? No point googling it because it just comes up with porn and sex chat style stuff.

#30 Posted by nazer858 (131 posts) -

@Sign said:

Anyone else hate when the music ends and fades out... they keep faking me out >.<

Totally agree, just a matter of time though...hopefully

#31 Posted by Dejkrigeren (384 posts) -

@Sign: Quakenet irc channels are free

#32 Edited by Sign (291 posts) -

@Dejkrigeren: They have a web-based irc at all? Guessing most people here aren't using IRC

#33 Posted by Dejkrigeren (384 posts) -
#34 Posted by Doctorchimp (4069 posts) -
@Sign: @NickL: subscription failed...
 
Man I would really like to see some guys play a game I'm interested in for that's million bucks...
#35 Posted by NickL (2246 posts) -

Punctuality - Never something to expect out of esports......... I'm falling asleep, hope they start soon!

#36 Posted by Jokers_Wild (208 posts) -

The stream is suffering the effects of valve time 8(

#37 Edited by Sign (291 posts) -

@Dejkrigeren: Tried to join, said don't have the right key

User error, there was an extra space before the channel name.

#38 Posted by GideonAmos (192 posts) -

Hmm, I get a 'subscription failed: stream_hd' error everytime I start the player. What's the deal?

#39 Posted by Doctorchimp (4069 posts) -

Nevermind I got it!

#40 Posted by Aquagay (18 posts) -

@GideonAmos: keep refreshing or try to change from HD to SD and then back, thats what did it for me

#41 Posted by Brake (1089 posts) -

Lets go Germany! What's the hold up?

#42 Posted by nazer858 (131 posts) -

Logged into the GB Dota 2 IRC chat that dejkrigeren posted, lets go!

#43 Posted by NickL (2246 posts) -

If you get subscription failed just try refreshing more...

#44 Posted by wolf_blitzer85 (5250 posts) -

Yup keep trying as I imagine about a billion people are trying to watch this right now.

#45 Posted by Jokers_Wild (208 posts) -

IT BEGINS

#46 Posted by Jokers_Wild (208 posts) -

The ban/pick screen is beautiful

#47 Posted by Seedofpower (3925 posts) -

I just think its fucking crazy that they are streaming this through steam.

Online
#48 Edited by DjCmeP (1148 posts) -

I know nothing about this game. I've never played DOTA and I'm not a big fan of RTS-games but I'll give this one a shot.

PS.

These english commentators have terrible mics.

#49 Posted by Forcen (1806 posts) -

Here is an alternative link to the chat: irc://quakenet/GBDOTA2

#50 Posted by Emilbus (58 posts) -

Another alternative site
 
http://www.own3d.tv/live/102577/Dota_2_Gamescom_English_Commentary

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