The Internationals 2016 Dota 2 event this year was a shocking surprise for many as some of the top tier teams had to go home while newcomers simply rocked the tournament with their amazing gameplay skills.
Some of the popular teams including OG, Navi among others received direct invitation to the tournament. They have proved their mettle in multiple matches which allowed them to directly take part in the Internationals 2016 tournament. This year, the most expected team of them all Navi lost multiple games. OG, another popular team and winners of multiple tournaments lost the game to the MVP. OG have Miracle Al-Barkawi the player who managed to reach the 9k MMR for the first time in Dota 2.
DC a new squad from North America took the crowd by surprise. They managed to showcase some professional talents in the International 2016 upper brackets. The Chinese team Wings tired an unusual pick of heroes including pudge and techies. While the former has the potential to change team fights, techies can’t be considered an ideal pick until it goes really late game. Wings lost the first two games but by amazing team skill and best use of characters, they won the third game and pushed DC to the lower bracket.
Another Chinese team LGD competed against Team Secret. Both these teams are known for their pro skills and it led to some interesting Dota 2 matches. Secret which received a direct invitation got disqualified for some reasons and had to play their way to the top tier through the qualifier rounds. When they reached the tournament, they lost a seventy-minute long match despite the great contribution by Arteezy and pieliedie.
Multiple champions are fighting to stay in the Internationals 2016 Dota 2 tournament. It’s not just the twenty-million-dollar prize that matters but keeping their head high against new competitors is what drives the old champions ahead. Ardent fans can watch the game online both on Youtube and Twitch. Some matches were plain while others had some great moments. Highlights are usually interesting to watch than the actual game. You could save a lot of time and still catch up with all the best Dota 2 fights that took place during the TI16.
With so many changes, it is really difficult to predict the winner of the cup this year. We are sure it is going to be a team that people least expected to bag the prize.
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