The International 4 general thread 2: The electric boogaloo

#1woolaysPosted 7/10/2014 8:45:23 PM
Since the first one is about to be closed, may as well make the second one.

EG played well vs titan;last match of the day.

Looking forward to navi us VS navi eu tomorrow
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#2xpiritflarePosted 7/10/2014 8:50:30 PM
I'm just hoping Cloud 9 doesn't completely suck tomorrow.
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#3DerPancakePosted 7/10/2014 8:57:29 PM
GG well played empire:

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#4GunmaN1905Posted 7/11/2014 7:24:58 AM
TI has never been better in terms of team quality that's incredibly equal, but after watching 3-4 games you'll be like "I've seen this before" because most teams have the same picks and strats, which is ok because everyone wants to take the best heroes.
Nonetheless, this razor+void+skywrath meta is like the most boring one I've ever watched.
#5ImbackhahahahaPosted 7/11/2014 7:28:06 AM
I get excited if Void is picked as a carry rather than an offlaner now. When Universe started his offlane Void, I thought it was pretty cool and fun to see. Now everyone is doing it now and all I want is for the Luna meta to come back or something
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#6Heyitsan_altPosted 7/11/2014 9:11:54 AM
GunmaN1905 posted...
TI has never been better in terms of team quality that's incredibly equal, but after watching 3-4 games you'll be like "I've seen this before" because most teams have the same picks and strats, which is ok because everyone wants to take the best heroes.
Nonetheless, this razor+void+skywrath meta is like the most boring one I've ever watched.


I disagree. It seems like there's a much greater focus on the actual execution this year. Yeah, the strategies are mostly the same, but then you get something like VG ran against Newbee that just completely throws a wrench in things. Not to mention, it feels more entertaining with the emphasis on huge teamfights thanks to the aforementioned hero's.

I see what you're saying, but I strongly disagree. Every metagame is stagnant, at the this stagnation is occuring during a mostly fresh metagame. Not to mention the main event usually shifts things up.
#7GunmaN1905Posted 7/11/2014 9:17:37 AM(edited)
I simply dislike the playstyle because heroes picked are pretty much boring.
Last year you had io and batrider, flashy plays everywhere.
Now you have razor and wk. I mean seriously, 2 most boring heroes in dota.
How is that harder to execute than something like sleep+vacuum+damaging aoe or relocates.
Ofc there are exceptions like that VG game.

Maybe it's because I'm a carry player and standard carries are pretty much non-existant.
#8funkyfritterPosted 7/11/2014 9:23:02 AM
Skywrath every game is a bit dull, but I'll take that over the naga+kotl meta of TI2 any day.
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#9Heyitsan_altPosted 7/11/2014 9:28:12 AM
GunmaN1905 posted...
I simply dislike the playstyle because heroes picked are pretty much boring.
Last year you had io and batrider, flashy plays everywhere.
Now you have razor and wk. I mean seriously, 2 most boring heroes in dota.
How is that harder to execute than something like sleep+vacuum+damaging aoe or relocates.
Ofc there are exceptions like that VG game.

Maybe it's because I'm a carry player and standard carries are pretty much non-existant.


That probably has a lot to do with it. I had been playing mostly initiators and mid's prior to The International so it's a bit vindicating to see the hero's I was riding so hard get picked on the largest stage of them all.

Still, incredible tournament from a simple parity perspective. Arrow tried new things each of their last two games and actually managed to subvert/conquer the metagame.
#10NewAnimeFanDVPosted 7/11/2014 9:40:20 AM
Not looking good for Na'Vi :]
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