Dota 2 Reborn - Valve revamps Dota 2

There are 5 twitch channels (one multicast, others stick to one game) with VODs and they also are on reruns during the day. The dota2 youtube channel also has all VODs (+ they are labeled).

And in client is always an option.

Aah, I see. I did not realize it was totally separate channels, but I guess it makes sense in retrospect given how Twitch works. Thanks!

Tried the client, but that won’t be an option for keeping on in the background at work. And the commentary seems to have a lot of skips that weren’t there in the stream.

But I really wish this was still in Youtube :( It’s just so much better technically than Twitch.

It is on youtube too

This is what you’re looking for: (All the event vods pages are really great). I don’t play DOTA at all (but have played a bunch of MOBAs), but always watch the international each year, and occasionally catch the big quarterly events.

Same here, seen some amazing contests over the years. I do fail to comprehend at least a third of what the commentators say though, even though I’ve watched it for years.

I’m going for OG this year, due to the amazing final they put on last year and the fact that ana is Australian.

So I only just discovered this site to watch TI replays on:

It lists all the matches and has links for all via YouTube (which I prefer) and twitch. The best part of watching through this site is that it hides the remaining time left in the video, which towards the end of a match becomes a big spoiler (especially when moving to the best of 3 matchups). It has handy controls for going forward and back in time to get around the issue of not having the time bar.

I like how every time I open this thread, there’s a suggestion on an even better way to watch the games! Time bar hiding is a pretty killer feature.

For people who intend to only start watching at the main event, I think OG vs NiP (both games) is the one thing you should definitely watch from the group stage

Secret Alliance game 1 is pretty great too.

Well as in every year I have been really enjoying TI.

Did anyone see OG vs Newbee on Day 2?

The lower bracket series today (Main Event Day 3) were surprisingly great. Team Secret vs. Mineski is a series full of suspense, hit it up.

Still catching up, but yeah, OG v Newbee was quite something. IO/Bristle fountain dive FTW.

We’re getting a repeat of TI8 it appears

Urgh, they’ve switched the noise gating for day 3 back to what it was for a couple of games on day 1. It’s really unpleasant when the distorted and echo-y Chinese announcers from the room mikes are drowning out the English language commentary.

Actually, it might be even worse than on day 1. I might not watch a lot more games if this is how they intend to do the streams for the rest of the tournament.

I’m not watching enough of this thanks to work being super busy but what I gather from my dota group chat is that OG is just on another level this year. Accurate summary so far?

Yah, but they’re not bullet proof, they had one bad game yesterday. Their opponents tomorrow will be their biggest competition, it will be very interesting to see how that goes.

On occasion I have heard this, but with my headphones it is nothing approaching ‘drowning out’, I am not sure if that’s intentional hyperbole or maybe there’s something wrong with your sound settings/equipment?

I’m sure the overall record is fine, but I feel like Gyrocopter has been consistently underwhelming in every game between two quality teams. Flip side, Enchantress in 3 has been a game changer almost every time in the right hands (most recently OG-EG, but also through much of the group stage).

If we get more of today’s quality, the next couple of days should be a lot of fun. Here’s to hoping LGD get blown out tomorrow (…today - if anything, the time zone makes it easier to catch more matches with the fast forward powers, though I’m sure I’ll hate missing the final live).

I’d say OG looks stronger this year then they were last year when they won. Last year they played at the very knifes edge multiple times (very nearly missed upper bracket, only clean series was vs VGJStorm). Ana plays just slightly worse and they would’ve lost the EG, first, and second LGD series.

While this year they have time to do silly stuff (like kill their own teammates on purpose) and still win convincingly.

It was a great TI. It looked like it was going to be a repeat of last year (which is great as last year was so good) but a twist came in late in the comp.

After every TI I wonder if I should start playing DOTA 2 just so I can appreciate the strategy and commentary of TI more…

Do it! I’m about to hop back in. We can suck together.

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Yeah, it maybe didn’t make for the most traditionally exciting grand final, but it was still pretty spectacular to seem them just deathballing around the map in games 2 and 3.