Keep in mind that a lot of that the details have passed into history and legend so who knows what happened. I personally missed out on the blow up and don't care beyond the interesting history. (Lets get Ken Burns to make a documentary about it!) And that generation that loathes Riot Games are really old where new players these days have no clue about that legacy stuff and is more passed around as a meme.
Speaking of meme, the whole "mystery of Icefrog" is a long running thing because he wields so much power and yet seems to operate from the background. So someone like Cyborgmatt, who is very knowledgeable and seems to have inside insight into a lot of thing game's workings gets accused of being Icefrog which of course Cyborgmatt would say "I am not Icefrog" which people would say "Of course that is exactly what Icefrog would say! So when is Techies coming?" Hell I think people have accused Brad of being Icefrog. :)
If people have been tracking this phase of The International, the interesting thing to note here is that all teams are embracing radically different meta. All of the teams have been holding in their "pockets" ways to use rarely picked professional heroes (at pro levels) to try to get some advantage which has caused some unusual matchups. If you would have told me a couple of weeks ago that Faceless Void and Skyrath Mage would be picked (and banned) so much while powerhouses of TI3 like OD and Viper would be ignored or have a bad record I would have been wondering what you were seeing because previous tournaments really didn't show it.