The International 4 general thread (countdown, hype, discussion, info, etc.)

#1goldenheartedPosted 7/7/2014 1:26:28 AM
OFFICIAL SCHEDULE
All days start their broadcast at 9AM PST
(Check this link to see what your local time will be at: http://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/?t=9:00%20am&tz=Seattle& )

Playoffs
Phase One: July 8
Phase Two: July 9-12
Phase Three: July 13-14

Main Event at Key Arena
Upper Bracket: July 18 (All-Star Match will also be played on this day)
Lower Bracket: July 19-20
Grand Final: July 21


TEAM BACKGROUND
Alliance
http://www.liquiddota.com/forum/ti4/459741-ti4-alliance-sons-of-odin

Titan
http://www.liquiddota.com/forum/ti4/460835-ti4-titan-born-into-battle

EG
http://www.liquiddota.com/forum/ti4/460241-ti4-evil-geniuses-out-of-the-ashes

Fnatic
http://www.liquiddota.com/forum/ti4/460964-ti4-fnatic-five-honest-outlaws

NewBee
http://www.liquiddota.com/forum/ti4/460312-ti4-newbee-the-final-fantasy

VG
http://www.liquiddota.com/forum/ti4/459969-ti4-vg-chained-giants

NaVi
www.liquiddota.com/forum/ti4/459529-ti4-navi-masters-of-the-moment

DK
http://www.liquiddota.com/forum/ti4/458848-ti4-team-dk-the-perfect-storm

iG
http://www.liquiddota.com/forum/ti4/460400-ti4-invictus-gaming-the-unconquerable

Cloud9
http://www.liquiddota.com/forum/ti4/461159-ti4-cloud-9-the-innovators

Empire
http://www.liquiddota.com/forum/ti4/461145-ti4-empire-russian-roulette

NaVi.US
http://www.liquiddota.com/forum/ti4/460759-ti4-navius-second-sons

Arrow
http://www.gosugamers.net/dota2/features/3917-arrow-gaming-the-new-kids-on-the-block

LGD
http://www.gosugamers.net/dota2/features/3896-lgd-rise-of-the-fallen

Mouz
http://www.liquiddota.com/forum/ti4/461073-ti4-mousesports-rampant-rodents


WHERE TO WATCH
DotaTV
DotaTV is the in-game watch feature where you can watch Dota2 matches right from your own game client. Fortunately, The International 4 is free to watch like last year's. To get started, whenever a match is on (check the schedule for times when they're up!), from the main menu just simply click the WATCH tab and look under EVENTS. If a match is on, the client will show "The International" as a live tourney. Click "DETAILS" button and it will take you to a list of live games and all you have to do is click on the on-going match and watch!

Online streams
Valve will provide a dedicated stream link to check out the essentials needed to watch:

http://www.dota2.com/international/watch/

And like last year, the International will be streamed live on Twitch.tv. It's likely they'll use the same channels like last year so bookmark/follow them @ http://www.twitch.tv/team/dotati. Additionally, Valve is also adding a multi-cast stream for the playoffs (a consolidated way to watch many games at once complete with analysts and commentary and a newbie stream as well for people unfamiliar to the wonderful world of Dota2! More details here: http://www.dota2.com/international/overview/

Pubstomps
A "pubstomp" is pretty much a venue (usually an internet cafe) were fans gather to sit down and watch matches live on a stream or DotaTV. More info here: http://www.dota2.com/pubstomps

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#2goldenhearted(Topic Creator)Posted 7/7/2014 1:27:32 AM
Sadly can't find any articles for the Play-In series teams. :( But yeah, GET HYPED FOLKS
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#3SwaglockHolmesPosted 7/7/2014 3:30:59 AM
EG will get first place

top 4 will be EG iG DK Newbee

Na'Vi will disappoint a lot of you this year

those are my predictions. if I'm wrong feel free to endlessly quote me and call me a dumb ape
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#4KungFuBlaziken2Posted 7/7/2014 3:34:26 AM(edited)
Betting rares on fnatic. Good call or no? Esp since era took xcalibur's place.

Also my top 3 predictions will be

Na'vi
EG
DK

In no particular order. I won't be surprised if na'vi doesn't make it to grand finals, but na'vi always show their top form before ti, and they've proven themselves this past week.

C9 and newbee also looks promising.
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#5SwaglockHolmesPosted 7/7/2014 3:33:25 AM
iono

I think fnatic is pretty strong era or xcalibur and can get top 8

nobody knows how they'll play with era after all this time without practice, but era is a lot better than xcalibur imo
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#6SwaglockHolmesPosted 7/7/2014 3:43:34 AM
I have a really bad feeling c9 won't make top 8

rip EE
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#7NewAnimeFanDVPosted 7/7/2014 3:45:46 AM(edited)
Yeah me too
I mean, i put them down for 5th 6th because i really do think they are a good team
But they are too erratic in their play
EE is predictable, but at the same time he does random stupid crap
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#8GunmaN1905Posted 7/7/2014 4:22:16 AM
Alliance, newbee, iG, DK top4.

Anyway, best thing for watching would be ingame+multitwitch.
#9MoonDanceKidPosted 7/7/2014 4:27:00 AM
GIVE EE SAMA YOUR POWER
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#10TME_GuyPosted 7/7/2014 5:51:59 AM
HYPE HYPE HYPE HYPE
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