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Thom and the Heads
Oct 27, 2010

Farscape is actually pretty cool.


hey so uh why didnt newbee ban wk game 3????????

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Knowlue
Nov 11, 2012

I could eat a sea cucumber


Thom and the Heads posted:

hey so uh why didnt newbee ban wk game 3????????

Hubris. They never banned it really

Nasgate
Jun 7, 2011


ATP_Power posted:

OG's also got an almost unshakable morale, and seem to just be having the time of their lives playing together. I don't think there's another team that would tolerate their carry body blocking their support to death on the main stage at TI, but for OG, that's just a fun goof - they're there to have a good time and win games.

Clip in question: https://old.reddit.com/r/DotA2/comments/ctbrl2/ogs_playing_a_professional_match_at_ti/

IDK, Infamous also seems pretty close to that ngaf vibe

Re: RTZ
I think he's good, but hes the only pro player that I can't recall improving in the 8 years I've been on/off spectating pro dotes. Dudes pretty much the same to watch as he was when I first saw him play.

Incoherence
May 22, 2004

POYO AND TEAR


This should go in the collection in the OP.

Sudden Loud Noise
Feb 18, 2007





When was this?

Pamela Springstein
Aug 10, 2016

just wanted to be
a happy camper




Cap reading this thread

BioThermo
Feb 18, 2014




https://clips.twitch.tv/SpikyFrigidEggplantFailFish

ZenMasterBullshit
Nov 2, 2011




EDIT: Don't leave SA open on your phone, idiot.

LITERALLY MY FETISH
Nov 11, 2010


RisqueBarber posted:

they are the second best team in the tournament.

Best in this tourney are probably OG, LGD, VG, and possibly Infamous if they can get more consistent.

I don't know how you could objectively look at the other teams and think EG is the second best. That's some fuckin lol poo poo. They have really brittle morale and take things way too seriously for them to be able to recover when they can't get by on pure technical skill. Like, in a pure technical sense they probably have like 2-3 of the top 10 players in the world, but they just keep making bad calls and when it starts falling apart it seems real hard for them to recover. Their problems aren't "RTZ is poo poo lol" or Sumail loving up CS and farm or something. It's going balls deep on an ench and not getting the kill because it wasn't a good idea to commit that much in the first place. RTZ can have some questionable positioning choices, but usually it seems like that's just the straw that broke the camel's back and not the real reason they lost.

It looks a lot like TI9 is gonna be TI8, alternate reality version, but LGD is probably gonna win this time around because their morale is probably way higher than it was last year. Being in China and with their family and friends is gonna be a huge boost, and if anything they're even better than they were last year.

The REAL Goobusters
Apr 25, 2008



OG is one of the best teams in the world obviously. But this iteration of OG has literally only been good at TI so far, which hey is actually pretty good. Suck all year and then pick it up for TI is one hell of a way to keep the money flowing

Nasgate
Jun 7, 2011


Makes me wonder how long they been hiding carry Io

Ur Getting Fatter
Jun 9, 2007

Fast Food Fight



Grimey Drawer

Yo is there a spreadsheet with the good games like other years?

IcePhoenix
Sep 18, 2005

Take me to your Shida



Nasgate posted:

Makes me wonder how long they been hiding carry Io

Apparently not even the team knew until ana told them to pick it for him the first time in groups

ATP_Power
Jun 12, 2010

This is what fascinates me most in existence: the peculiar necessity of imagining what is, in fact, real.




Nasgate posted:

Makes me wonder how long they been hiding carry Io

Apparently it wasn't some pocket strat cooked up in the lab, Ana was just like "I wanna play Io lol" and they rolled with it.

XBOCT posted:

I just talked to Sockshka, coach of OG, and he told me something interesting that quite literally stunned me. Yesterday during the draft Ana said 'I want to play wisp'. They haven't played it once before.
Follows up by saying they went with it because they trust Ana so much.
https://www.reddit.com/r/DotA2/comments/crn7jw/according_to_sockshka_og_never_practiced_carry_io/

efb but at least I posted the source.

Marin Karin
Jul 29, 2011

What are you, compared to my magnificence?


literally everything about OG owns

BioThermo
Feb 18, 2014




If you missed late night, do yourself a favor and watch this clip:

https://clips.twitch.tv/SourAlluringNarwhalBCWarrior

ATP_Power
Jun 12, 2010

This is what fascinates me most in existence: the peculiar necessity of imagining what is, in fact, real.




Marin Karin posted:

literally everything about OG owns
:hai:

Pigbuster
Sep 12, 2010



Fun Shoe

BioThermo posted:

poo poo do I root for fy finally winning TI or for OG doing more clown stuff?

LGD needs to win to keep the "can never win it twice" streak going, especially now that the east <-> west toggle streak is dead.


Though OG winning could be the start of the "OG wins TI" streak 🤔

Nasgate
Jun 7, 2011


ATP_Power posted:

Apparently it wasn't some pocket strat cooked up in the lab, Ana was just like "I wanna play Io lol" and they rolled with it.

Follows up by saying they went with it because they trust Ana so much.
https://www.reddit.com/r/DotA2/comments/crn7jw/according_to_sockshka_og_never_practiced_carry_io/

efb but at least I posted the source.

Hahahaha this is amazing

Pigbuster posted:

Though OG winning could be the start of the "OG wins TI" streak 🤔

I'm extremely down for this.

McSharpie
Nov 11, 2005
Hotter than Garrison Keillor, but just a little bit.

"two time TI champion 7uckingmad"

what would the odds of that have been a few years ago

Terminal autist
May 17, 2018

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Really want an infamous og final

lurksion
Mar 21, 2013


I think OG is stronger this year than last.

Last time around, they were playing on the knifes edge (especially ana) and had almost no breathing room their entire run, barely making it into the UB, and only the series vs VGJStorm being clean. There was no room for this stuff at all.

ATP_Power posted:

...their carry body blocking their support to death on the main stage at TI...

Clip in question: https://old.reddit.com/r/DotA2/comments/ctbrl2/ogs_playing_a_professional_match_at_ti/

Now they're rolling, but so is LGD, and we'll have to see that tomorrow.

IcePhoenix
Sep 18, 2005

Take me to your Shida



BioThermo posted:

If you missed late night, do yourself a favor and watch this clip:

https://clips.twitch.tv/SourAlluringNarwhalBCWarrior

:lol: I was gonna catch up on all of them tonight but thank you for this

IcePhoenix
Sep 18, 2005

Take me to your Shida



lurksion posted:

I think OG is stronger this year than last.

Last time around, they were playing on the knifes edge (especially ana) and had almost no breathing room their entire run, barely making it into the UB, and only the series vs VGJStorm being clean. There was no room for this stuff at all.


Now they're rolling, but so is LGD, and we'll have to see that tomorrow.

OG/LGD and even EG to an extent so far have looked far and away better than the rest of the field imo

Valleyant
Jul 23, 2007

Eat the rich




https://twitter.com/CHYchenhongyu/status/1164474627579502592

Well, that explains why the crowds were so sparse on day 1

Centzon Totochtin
Jan 2, 2009


feels like they start earlier and earlier every day

bean mom
Jan 30, 2009

Beach Empress



ATP_Power posted:

Apparently it wasn't some pocket strat cooked up in the lab, Ana was just like "I wanna play Io lol" and they rolled with it.

Follows up by saying they went with it because they trust Ana so much.
https://www.reddit.com/r/DotA2/comments/crn7jw/according_to_sockshka_og_never_practiced_carry_io/

efb but at least I posted the source.

og should just all random one game if they're up two games in the last series

IncendiaC
Sep 25, 2011


i want an Infamous/RNG lower bracket finals for the ultimate underdog series

Centzon Totochtin
Jan 2, 2009


justice for matumbaman RNG FIGHTING

Centzon Totochtin
Jan 2, 2009


why does od pixel get down so low when he casts

Pamela Springstein
Aug 10, 2016

just wanted to be
a happy camper



Nasgate posted:

Makes me wonder how long they been hiding carry Io

Not long. The +75 damage spirits talent and the aghs upgrade were only added recently.

boredsatellite
Dec 7, 2013



IncendiaC posted:

i want an Infamous/RNG lower bracket finals for the ultimate underdog series

I bet all my fantasy points in RNG beating Liquid anyway

bean mom
Jan 30, 2009

Beach Empress



is there gonna be any doter today

silvergoose
Mar 18, 2006

IT IS SAID THE TEARS OF THE BWEENIX CAN HEAL ALL WOUNDS



Zyla posted:

is there gonna be any doter today

in like ten minutes

bean mom
Jan 30, 2009

Beach Empress



Centzon Totochtin posted:

why does od pixel get down so low when he casts

GET LOW

GET LOW

FROM THE WINDOW

TO THE WALL

bean mom
Jan 30, 2009

Beach Empress



silvergoose posted:

in like ten minutes

:hmmyes:

Pamela Springstein
Aug 10, 2016

just wanted to be
a happy camper



Right on time for my broken brain

IcePhoenix
Sep 18, 2005

Take me to your Shida



fy is absolutely not the only player to lose two TI finals lol

he's probably the only one to lose twice without winning though

bean mom
Jan 30, 2009

Beach Empress



what

someone convinced me kuroky died

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boredsatellite
Dec 7, 2013



LETS GO LANM

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