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TI 3 WEST Qualifier
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Main information
Tournament host Valve
Event type Online League
Stages Group Stages and Playoffs
Amount of teams 8
Prize pool TI 3 Invite
Start date 2013-05-13
End date 2013-05-19
Primary caster GD Studio
Coverage site The International 2013


The International was established in August 2011 by Valve.

The International is the world championship for the DotA 2 scene. It's considered as the biggest and most prestigious tournament in the Dota 2 Scene. From the 16 teams which are participated at this tournament, 13 are being invited directly and three of them are gonna play qualifiers for the last spots. The Qualifiers are splitted into WEST and EAST, and the last spot goes also to the Wild Card winner.

Format

Group phase will be two GSL groups with four teams in each. The top two teams of each group are advancing into the playoffs. Combining the group phase with the playoffs, the whole WEST Qualifier tournament is a six-days event. Concerning the participating teams, Valve has invited the best teams from the EU/NA scene which haven't received an direct invitation to the Main Event.

Preliminaries

Prelims will determine which two teams are leaving the competition and which two are advancing further. The teams are split up into two GSL groups of four and they will be playing Upper and Lower bracket matches in those groups too.

The top two teams of each group advance to the Playoffs. The bottom two are eliminated from the further competition.

Main Event

The Winner Bracket

All rounds of the Winner Bracket are played as Best of 3 games. The loser in each round is sent down to the Loser Bracket.

The Loser Bracket

All rounds of the Loser Bracket are played as Best of 3 game. Teams that lose a round here are eliminated from the qualifiers.

The Championship Finals

The last remaining teams from the Winner and Loser Brackets will then face off in a full Best of 5 match to determine the team which will receive the invitation for The International 2013.

Schedule and Casters

  • May 13th, 15:00 CEST - Group A, initial matches and winner’s match
  • May 13th, 17:00 CEST - Group A, loser’s match and final match
  • May 15th, 14:00 CEST - Group B, initial matches and winners’ match
  • May 16th, 17:00 CEST - Group B, loser’s match and final match
  • May 17th, 14:00 CEST - Initial matches and winner’s match
  • May 18th, 17:00 CEST - Loser’s match and final match
  • May 19th, 17:00 CEST - Grand Final
Casters
English Russian
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Ukraine-Flag.gif CaspeRRR

References

  1. Mouz gets the invitation to TI3 after overpowering DD
  2. Mouz and DD.Dota secures spot to Seattle
  3. TI3 West Qualifier: No International for EG
  4. Four down as TI3 West moves into playoffs
  5. A look at The International 3 qualifiers
  6. Groups of the Western qualifier of TI3
  7. Sixteen assemble for The International 3 qualifiers


TI 3 WEST Qualifier
TI3.jpeg
Main information
Tournament host Valve
Event type Online League
Stages Group Stages and Playoffs
Amount of teams 8
Prize pool TI 3 Invite
Start date 2013-05-13
End date 2013-05-19
Primary caster GD Studio
Coverage site The International 2013
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Russia-Flag.gif RoX.KIS

Name
Russia-Flag.gif Stanislav 'BzzIsPerfect' Glushan (C)
Russia-Flag.gif Ivan 'VANSKOR' Skorokhod
Russia-Flag.gif Vladimir 'yol' Basov
Russia-Flag.gif Andrey 'Dread' Golubev
Russia-Flag.gif Alexey 'Solo' Berezin
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Denmark-Flag.gif Absolute Legends

Name
Denmark-Flag.gif Brian 'MaNia' Strandby (C)
Denmark-Flag.gif Mikkel 'miGGel' Berg
Denmark-Flag.gif Christoffer 'Ryze' Winther
Denmark-Flag.gif Jonathan 'unicornxoxo' Arge
Sweden-Flag.gif Jesper 'Miracle' Nyhlen
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Russia-Flag.gif Team Empire

Name
Norway-Flag.gif Visar 'twiSta' Zymberi (C)
Croatia-Flag.gif Damir 'Mitch' Skaricic
Russia-Flag.gif Roman 'Scandal' Sadotenkov
Russia-Flag.gif Vladislav 'blowyourbrain' Morozyuk
Russia-Flag.gif Dmitry 'LighTofHeaveN' Kupriyanov
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France-Flag.gif DD.dota

Name
Ukraine-Flag.gif Artur 'Goblak' Kostenko (C)
Russia-Flag.gif Airat 'Silent' Gaziev
France-Flag.gif Titouan 'Sockshka' Merloz
France-Flag.gif Sebastien '7ckingMad' Debs
France-Flag.gif Calonne 'Funzii' Thibault
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USA-Flag.gif Evil Geniuses

Name
USA-Flag.gif Clinton 'Fear' Loomis (C)
USA-Flag.gif Robert 'bdiz' Tinnes
Canada-Flag.gif Jio 'Jeyo' Madayag
USA-Flag.gif Jimmy 'DeMoN' Ho
Netherlands-Flag.gif Alaan 'SexyBamboe' Faraj
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Germany-Flag.gif Mousesports

Name
Denmark-Flag.gif Troels 'syndereN' Nielsen (C)
Germany-Flag.gif Adrian 'FATA' Trinks
Germany-Flag.gif Dominik 'Black^' Reitmeier
Germany-Flag.gif Max 'qojqva' Broecker
Germany-Flag.gif Pascal 'paS' Lohmeier
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Europe-Flag.gif QPad Red Pandas

Name
Sweden-Flag.gif Niklas 'Wagamama' Högström (C)
Netherlands-Flag.gif WehSing 'SingSing' Yuen
Sweden-Flag.gif Hampus 'Mini' Olsson
Finland-Flag.gif Jesse 'JerAx' Vainikka
South Korea-Flag.gif Kyeonghyun 'SeleCT' Ryoo
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Ukraine-Flag.gif iCCup

Name
Ukraine-Flag.gif Andrew 'MAg-' Chipenko (C)
Ukraine-Flag.gif Roma 'resolut1on' Fominok
Ukraine-Flag.gif Andrey 'AWF' Bondarenko
Belarus-Flag.gif Oleg 'wejustzik' Zinovenko
Belarus-Flag.gif Maksim 'Jackal' Doroschenok

References


TI 3 WEST Qualifier
TI3.jpeg
Main information
Tournament host Valve
Event type Online League
Stages Group Stages and Playoffs
Amount of teams 8
Prize pool TI 3 Invite
Start date 2013-05-13
End date 2013-05-19
Primary caster GD Studio
Coverage site The International 2013

Group Phase

Group A

  • RoX.KIS vs Absolute Legends
RoX.KIS vs Absolute Legends More Info
Game One
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Skywrath Mage was the surprise pick for Absolute Legends but the Danes were quickly off to a bad start, diving the Gyrocopter way past the tier-one tower causing Nature's Prophet to spill the First Blood. aL's persistence in creep skipping on the bot lane gave the Gyrocopter its second kill considering Rocket Barrage is way too much for Dark Seer to tank. Gyrocopter denied the tier-one tower shortly after.


RoX.KIS continued to find kills as the game headed towards mid-game and aL found themselves down by 4,000 gold just 11 minutes into the game. The kill score was 8-1 in favour of the Russians at 12 minutes.


Absolute Legends finally got their head in the game 15 minutes in, picking up a few kills through the heavy overextension by RoX.KIS although RoX.KIS still had major control of the game through a big gap in terms of farm. With the advantage in hand, RoX.KIS mowed down the middle, and top tier-two tower and Roshan without any resistance. The Aegis was given to the Gyrocopter.

aL's small comeback, through overextension by RoX.KIS.

The first big engagement of the game broke out 28 minutes in at aL's base entrance to which the Danes successfully defended due to a good Vacuum by Dark Seer. RoX.KIS second try to go high ground was successful until aL started buying out in a last effort to defend their base. The third time however, ended in the demise of four of RoX.KIS' heroes before they took down the tier-three tower.


The destruction of the first barracks came only after a crucial pick-off in which the Nature's Prophet got caught out of position due to overconfidence. Another pick-off on Skywrath Mage allowed RoX.KIS to take Roshan uncontested. Despite being able to kill the Puck before the engagement, RoX.KIS players were fully of how ahead they were and walked into the base regardless. The Russians took game one after a small skirmish.

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Game Two
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Unorthodox heroes will kick-off the second game between RoX.KIS and Absolute Legends as aL picked up the Slark in the first pick phase followed by an Omniknight selection from RoX.KIS. As Draskyl predicted over on the livestream, RoX.KIS picked the Lycanthrope and Juggernaut to define their mass split push line-up for the early finish. However, RoX.KIS had four melee heroes.


RoX.KIS ran a bizarre solo mid Omniknight up against the Slark from Absolute Legends. The match-up was relatively even since both heroes are melee and did not have the skills to kill one another. Lycanthrope was the first one to give away the First Blood on the top lane to a Lifestealer and Lina combo. aL took the top tower shortly after the kill.

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It was a reverse of game one and aL took the commanding lead very early in game two. After a sloppy engagement on the middle lane in which the Enigma even blew the Black Hole for nothing, aL still came up on top picking up four kills and losing none.


Absolute Legends rotation all over the map increased their gold advantage to more than 10,000 mere 14 minutes in. Eventually, RoX.KIS' outer towers fell and aL went for the win after taking down Roshan twice.


The destruction of the first barracks came only after a crucial pick-off in which the Nature's Prophet got caught out of position due to overconfidence. Another pick-off on Skywrath Mage allowed RoX.KIS to take Roshan uncontested. Despite being able to kill the Puck before the engagement, RoX.KIS players were fully of how ahead they were and walked into the base regardless. The Russians took game one after a small skirmish.

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Game Three
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After a successful run with Slark in the previous game, Absolute Legends once again opted for the same hero and laned him mid against Nature's Prophet. aL's supports were quick on the rotation smoking towards mid and towards top afterwards. However, they did not capitalize on their stealth and instead gave up the First Blood and nearly gave away a second kill too.


The slow start to game three suddenly erupted 9 minutes in as great Pounces by the Slark secured aL a 3-1 kill lead in the battle. RoX.KIS responded to the battle by grouping up on the top lane to push down the tier-one but the tower was denied by Slark before the rest of aL retreated.


RoX.KIS continued assembling as five, moving around the map taking down towers. On the other hand, aL was minding their own business split pushing and farming on safe areas. As a result, aL was succesful in narrowing RoX.KIS' 3,000 gold lead to just 1,000. Both teams engaged and disengaged several times in the top lane but it was RoX.KIS' overconfidence which threw their momentum out the window.

RoX.KIS' small early lead turned disastrous from this point onwards

RoX.KIS was able to take down an uncontested Roshan shortly after due to the lack of sight from the Danes. The game went into a dormant state as aL refused to take fights with the Aegis up on the Gyrocopter. Due to the lack of activity, RoX.KIS was slightly pulling ahead in farm although aL were not far behind while having the better late game heroes.


After a 10 minutes disarment, Roshan spawned and aL somehow were able to take down Roshan without any reaction from RoX.KIS, mostly due to a missed rocket from Clockwerk, not scouting the Spirit Bear and Slark chipping away at Rosh. Fueled with newfound confidence, aL rushed into the base of RoX.KIS and won a drawn-out fight before taking down the melee barracks.


It was all or nothing for RoX.KIS at that point as the Gyrocopter sold his Yasha in place for a Divine Rapier. RoX.KIS was able to defend against aL once but one bad movement to contest the Roshan later, aL stole the Rapier forced the gg from the Russians. will be the first team to head into the winner bracket final of the group.

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  • DD.dota vs Team Empire
DD.dota vs Team Empire More Info
Game One
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Very orthodox picks coming out from both teams in the second match of the day, Empire drafting the standard mid-game dominance line-up such as Lone Druid and Nyx Assassin while DD.Dota opted for a high initiation line-up of Batrider and Puck. Both teams will be looking to engage during mid-game in game one. Both teams went to work really early, Empire claiming their first tower on the trilane just two minutes into the game while DD.Dota claimed theirs a minute later. An even kill trade took place near the bottom rune as the supports from both teams attempted to deward each other (Shadow Demon picked up the First Blood). Queen of Pain died a second time to huge burst damage in an attempt to secure the bottom rune.

Empire performed a GREAT (caps lock intended) counter-attack keeping the Juggernaut alive for a split second and going in for the kill on Batrider and Bane Elemental, who both wasted their ultimates on the Juggernaut. Both teams grouped up on the middle lane shortly after as DD.Dota forced the issue and started chipping away on Empire's tower. Despite having the superior mid-game line-up, it was not time for Empire to engage into DD.Dota and hence, ended up giving away two towers of their towers after efforts of delaying the push were performed. With the 4,000 lead in gold, DD immediately moved into the Rosh pit and secured the Aegis for the Luna.

The engagement that sealed the deal for DD.

DD was in a hurry to finish the game as they bulldozed two towers on the top lane and walked high ground into Empire's base. However, Luna and Puck overcommitment into Empire's base got themselves killed and forced DD to regroup before forcing another push. DD's second attempt was very successful in isolating Empire's heroes and as a result, they rewarded themselves with the destruction of the two barracks. DD's win in yet another engagement forced the gg from Empire as DD tore the barracks down.

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Game Two
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Empire went for the all-or-nothing Ursa pick in attempt to force the match-up into a game three. The Ursa was laned on the off-lane alongside Shadow Demon and Leshrac versus Lifestealer, Nyx Assassin and Keeper of the Light. Shadow Demon ended up dropping to Keeper of the Light as First Blood due to bad retreating position. Overall, DD had the upperhand in the laning phase, winning the side lanes, although they are down in kills. After farming up a storm on the safe-lane, Lifestealer rotated bottom and hid for a good two minutes inside the Spirit Bear before coming out to perform a counter-gank on four of Empire heroes.

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As a result of the battle and continuous pick-offs DD found, their lead in experience and gold abruptly skyrocket as they took a commanding lead over the pace of the game. Empire's Ursa pick were also ineffective due to the great start DD had, resulting in high level support heroes whom could tank a decent chunk of damage from the Fury Swipes. Soon enough, DD found themselves having twice the kills of what Empire had and almost 14,000 lead in gold. It was tough for Empire to stage a comeback at this point as they pulled out the white flag.

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  • Absolute Legends vs DD.dota
DD.dota vs Team Empire More Info
Game One
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DD.Dota switched on their pocket strat mode, picking up the Treant Protector and Outworld Devourer very early in the picking phase, presumably to have a better laning phase through the help of Living Armor. The Living Armor quickly went to work for DD as the small heal prevented the off-lane Enigma from giving away the First Blood to Tinker. On the other hand, aL placed Lone Druid on the middle lane against the Outworld Devourer because Lone Druid did not need any mana to be effective in the lane. The game was pretty dormant to begin due to both teams opting for a defensive strat. The First Blood only came 8 minutes into the game on the bear after Enigma, Leshrac and Outworld Devourer blew their whole arsenal diving him including the Black Hole.

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With the First Blood in hand, Outworld Devourer bought his Mekansm at 10 minutes. The killscore had not increased since the initial kill on the Lone Druid but DD was slowly pulling away in terms of farm and map control. aL went for a cheeky split ganking play which unfortunately, did not turn out well as both the division did not have enough firepower to kill either the Leshrac nor the Gyrocopter. The Lifestealer died attempting to dive the Leshrac but once again, the kill score did not increase despite a number of skirmishes happening all over the map. A big fight on the bottom lane broke the silence in the game as both teams walked away with an even 3-3 trade, all six casualties were supporters.

DD ended up sneaking a half health Rosh courtesy of aL when they are out of position and pushed the top lane when aL was grouped up at mid. Two minutes later, the game decider broke out in the Dire jungle. Gyrocopter and Outworld Devourer finally had the chance to showcase their raw damage, taking down all of the Danes and forcing multiple buybacks. Slowly but surely, DD capitalized on their lead and forced the gg from aL.

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Game Two
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Despite drafting the super defensive line-up, Absolute Legends opted to lane the Lifestealer and Rubick on the off-lane and placed Disruptor in the jungle. It worked out surprisingly well as the Disruptor thwarted DD's plan to have Enigma alternate between the Radiant jungle and the bottom lane. Enigma eventually returned to his own jungle to farm. Disruptor, living up to his name, continued to be a nuisance to DD especially the Queen of Pain when he stood behind Slark and constantly posed a threat if the Queen of Pain was to overextend. With that said, the game was dead even with neither team having any upperhand past 1,000 gold by 15 minutes.

The kill score was also even at 5-5 although aL's death mostly stemmed from Rubick, a support hero. As the game headed past quarter of an hour, aL slowly but evidently built up a small lead due to good maneuveurability on the Infest bomb provided by the Slark. aL assembled as four and pushed down several DD towers before being met with resistance on the middle lane. DD showcased their massive AOE spells in these teamfights and ended up coming up slightly on top, fights after fights.

The deciding fight - miscommunication by Naga Siren led to the loss.

The game went back into a quiet state for a good five minutes after aL took down five towers. A stand-off ensued near the Rosh pit at 27th minute with neither team wanting to go in for the kill. The engagement broke out when DD strolled into the Rosh pit in hopes that aL would fall into their trap to fight near chokepoints. Due to a miscommunication between Naga Siren and the rest of the team, the teamfight ended up horrendous for DD.Dota as the Queen of Pain missed her Sonic Wave on two heroes who were still sleeping after it flew out. aL immediately scrambled for mid and took down a few of DD. Their second try got them two set of raxes and DD pulled out the white flag.

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Game Three
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Absolute Legends once again finish up the draft with the Rubick and Disruptor pick to form their defensive line-up and support the Lifestealer on the offensive trilane. In contrary to the two prior games, the First Blood was quick to drop just shortly after the 1st minute mark on the Disruptor. With the First Blood dropped, the tone of the lane had drastically changed in favour of DD as they picked up two more like a minute later against the Disruptor and Lifestealer. Meanwhile in the mid-lane, Puck also had quite a considerable lead against Chaos Knight , doubling his creep stats just 4 minutes in and also killing him off with the help of the Dark Seer.

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Since aL was outplayed for most part of the laning phase, they grouped up very early on the top lane to stop Tiny from farming freely but it was unsuccessful. Not many engagements happened throughout mid-game and this slowly turned in favour of DD since they had the upperhand in map control and also heroes capability to flash farm. Soon enough, DD accummulated over 10,000 in gold lead just 19 minutes in and they took down Roshan to further strengthen their lead. After several more engagements, the lead became too much for aL to handle and they finally surrendered. DD.Dota will qualify for the playoffs of the Western Qualifier of The International 3 while aL will have to face the winner of RoX.KIS vs Empire to proceed on. The International 3 Western Qualifier will resume at 17:00 CEST tomorrow.

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  • Team Empire vs RoX.KIS
Team Empire vs RoX.KIS More Info
Game One
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An aggressive smoke by RoX.KIS secured them an easy first-blood on Mitch's Rubick, giving them a slight advantage on their tri-on-tri lane. Nevertheless, both teams were playing it safe and calm until RoX' Beastmaster who was laned mid starts roaming. He managed to help out both Weaver on the bottom lane and his team's tri-lane on top. Empire's Lifestealer was not farming as well as he would like too, but Dark Seer and Puck were getting quite some CS on their lanes. With an invisibility rune, he also scouted out Disruptor and killed him close to his enemy's tier two tower in mid. Empire, however, moved their heroes fast and can kill both Beastmaster and Bane who came in to help Beast. Ten minutes in, RoX.KIS was ahead 4-2 and by 2,500 gold. They started rotating and pushing the towers as a team.

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Only three minutes later, the gold difference has increased to 5,000 gold as Empire needed to stay back and loses even more map control. At this point, Empire's hard carry Lifestealer had the same level as RoX.KIS' supports. With a Blink Dagger finally up on Puck, Empire smoked and found the Clockwerk in the river. However, he hookshot onto his ally Bane and both teams retreat. RoX.KIS then decided to push the tier two tower in mid and a fight broke out. With Puck's ultimate still on cooldown and no skill point in Wall of Replica yet, Empire were not able to come out ahead as all their damage is nullified by Beastmasters Mekanism. Immediately after that, RoX moved bottom to destroy the last outer tower for Empire while still having all their own towers up and running. Empire tried to defend, but were getting team-wiped by a Gyrocopter with BKB. The gold difference had surpassed 15,000 gold in favour of RoX. They proceeded to take down Roshan and push Empire's base only 20 minutes in. With Gyrocopter reaching god-like status, Empire called the GG.

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Game Two
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LighTofHeaveN was unfortunate enough to get put up on a cliff by Rubick before the game even starts and dies. Only a few moments later, he got picked off once again by Tinker, who is playing on RoX' safe lane. Juggernaut has been placed mid against Magnus and managed to solo-kill him as soon as he reaches level six. On the bottom lane, the two tri squads meet. Just like in game one, Solo rotated from the mid-lane after about seven minutes and moved his Juggernaut bottom. RoX.KIS dove the tower, Empire however, brought in Magnus quickly and finished clash getting three kills while losing only two allies. Another team fight happened shortly after and only Weaver stayed on his lane to farm some more creeps. Ten minutes in, RoX.KIS was ahead 9-7 and by 1,500 gold. Tinker bought Boots of Travel and Juggernaut was building towards an Aghanim's Scepter.

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Just like in game one, RoX started to push the towers at this point and got some easy pick-offs. Empire's Alchemist had to stick with his team and use his Acid Spray to defend towers and did not have time to farm more than his Shadow Blade at that point. RoX again have not lost a single tower 17 minutes in while they took three of Empire's tower. After an easy Roshan kill and with 5,000 gold in their favour, RoX.KIS proceeded to take the bottom tier 2 tower. Empire's Magnus bought a Blink Dagger but did not seem to find the right initiation right away as RoX starts the split-push with Tinker. As RoX moved to push the top tier two tower, Juggernaut got an easy double-kill on Empire's support by just using his ulti. Although Magnus jumped on the enemies, RoX were simply stronger at this point and get two more kills. 25 minutes in, the first tower of Empire's base fell. Only a few seconds after, Empire called the GG. They are the first team to drop out of the Western Qualfiers.

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  • Absolute Legends vs RoX.KIS
Absolute Legends vs RoX.KIS More Info
Game One
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Both teams stacked early to search for an early clash, but they decided not to fight early. The aggression by both squads was high early on, especially top where the two trilanes traded blows after blows, eventually leading to a trade between Shadow Demon and Gyrocopter 5 minutes into the game. RoX.KIS were pretty offensive during the early stages, continuously assaulting aL lanes to disrupt their early game strength. The ended up taking down the middle tower by minute 11, dropping Solo in exchange. Three minutes later, RoX.KIS rotated to the top lane, forcing a fight that went strongly in their favor, giving the Russians four kills and two towers, further expanding their gold advantage. Capitalizing on their impressive early stage privilege, RoX.KIS kept picking isolating aL heroes, especially Solo with his versatile Juggernaut. With the score being 3-19, RoX.KIS penetrated aL's defenses, entering the base to take down the top barracks by the 22nd minute mark. The middle barracks went down a few minutes later. All RoX.KIS needed was a final push, which they did after taking down Roshan. 27 minutes in, the bottom barracks went down, and aL called the game.

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Game Two
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Absolute Legends surprised with an Ursa-Io combination, and they attempted to snatch a level one Roshan. RoX, however, realised the strategy and instantly moved to the Rosh pit, where a 5v5 battle took place, giving Ryze's Io the first blood, while Solo snatched a kill on Dread's Clockwerk. Before the first minute is over, Clock got assaulted once again, going down to Ryze for a second time. The hero selection for Solo by RoX.KIS proved to be a huge advantage for the Russians.Solo's Devourer completely prevented Magnus's farm and made Ursa's life harder, grabbing a 10-minute Rod of Atos.

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Clockwerk with his power cogs was relatively hard to take down by Ursa and Io, and Lifestealer had an incredible teamfight fortitude, going absolutely rampant in fights. Much like the first game, the score was completely in favor of RoX, being 16-4, 20 minutes on the clock. The only thing aL were able to pull through was a sneaky Roshan kill by minute 14. 21 minutes into the game, the Russians entered aL's base. Outworld Devourer unleashed a Sanity's Eclipse that gave him an Ultra Kill. The barracks went down pretty fast, and aL was unable to respond. They surrendered with 23 minutes on the clock, saying goodbye to The International 3.

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Group B

  • Mousesports vs iCCup
Mousesports vs iCCup More Info
Game One
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Mouz decided to go offensive tri-lane against with Weaver, Rubick and Windrunner against a Gyrocopter, Visage and an unorthodox support Clockwerk. Mouz support got off to a quick start by taking first blood on the carry Gyrocopter, from a quick combination of shackle and telekinesis from Windrunner and Rubick. Despite the early pick offs coming from iCCUP, iCCUP's gyrocopter is really struggling on farm compared to the Lone Druid. With both Mouz core heroes, Lone Druid and Slark leading in creep stats.

By the 20th minute mark, iCCUP has managed to take down all Mouz outer tier one towers in order to sneak a quick Aegis. After taking the Aegis, the game became very passive, with both teams content on farming the next tier items; with only 8 kills in 24 minutes. Once the Armlet with ready on Black's Lone Druid, Mouz became an unstoppable pushing force, taking all iCCUP's outer towers within the 30th minute. Another reason for Mouz's fast pushes were due to iCCUP constantly grouping up as five, whereas Mouz split pushed extremely efficiently with both Lone Druid and Weaver.

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35 minutes into the game, a massive fight broke out in the Roshan pit as both teams contested for the second Ageis. A comedy of errors occurred. Despite iCCUP taking down the Roshan in a relatively fast manner, no one grabbed the Ageis. During this time, both Lone Druid and Slark were ripping iCCUP's back-lines apart. However, Magnus was quick to react, daggered in to take the Ageis, but it was too little too late. With Magnus being the only survivor from iCCUP, Mouz quickly destroyed middle barracks and top barracks with ease.

Few minutes after Mouz taking down the barracks, iCCUP smoked up to surprise Mouz as Magnus managed to farm up Refreshers Orb. iCCUP with the smoke definitely caught Mouz off guard. Magnus with a big Reverse Polarity, then skewering Mouz's key damage dealers on to the high cliff. Then Gyrcopter came in to do the right-click damage, winning the fight. However, Mouz did not let the lost team fight upset them. Then pushed on strongly. Taking out iCCUP in the process. iCCUP soon surrenders and calls the 41 minutes GG

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Game Two
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Game two both teams opted for almost exact same picks as the first with Mouz switching their Weaver for a Naix, Bane for Rubick, and iCCUP switching the solo mid Magnus into a Panda Brewmaster. Once again, Mouz has gone for the offensive tri-lane to shut down carry Gyrocopter's farm. Bane Elemental constantly spamming the annoying Enfeeble on Gyrocopter has really made last hitting almost impossible, with only 6 last hits in 3 minutes. First blood was taken by iCCUP in killing Windrunner.

Due to a fail tri-lane from Mouz, the Mouz supports really lacked farm and levels, thus becoming simple kills for iCCUP. By the 10th minute iCCUP have secured themselves a five to zero kill lead, and a 4000 gold lead. With such a significant lead iCCUP piled on the pressure in taking towers after towers to reduce the room that Mouz can farm under. Also iCCUP managed to take an uncontested Aegis by the 20th minute mark. With an Aegis on hand, iCCUP decided to go for the middle barracks.

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They successfully took down the middle tower, however with buybacks, Mouz defended strongly and prevented the barracks going down. iCCUP just taking the towers was not enough, two minutes after their first attempt. iCCUP grouped up as five to push mid again. This time they got the barracks, as most of Mouz support heroes ultimate spells as well as glyph were on cool down. iCCUP playing it safe and waited for the second Roshan to respawn. In taking the seond Aegis with ease.

iCCUP goes for a massive push for the top barracks. iCCUP managed to team wipe Mouz with only one casualty. Mouz calls the 32 minute GG. In game two, iCCUP exploited Mouz dearly with Mouz picking up 3 core melee heroes, with Panda Brewmaster taking out the Spirit Bear out of the team fights, also both Naix and Slark can be easily kited upon. iCCUP really showing that they deserve to be in the qualifiers in taking game two.

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Game Three
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Game three got off to a quick start with iCCUP killing Jakiro for first blood however lost Rubick in the process. The tri-lane of iCCUP is really suffering from the lack of experience. Thus the two supports from iCCUP decided to rotate stop to gain some experience from pulling neutrals.

The early game strongly looks in favour of German team, with Black getting good farm, also solo mid Puck dominating Batrider, solo killing Batrider twice in eight minutes. 15 minutes into the game, Mouz leads the scoreboard by 13-5, with four towers ahead and has built up a 10,000 gold lead. The game looks very bleak for iCCUP. After taking down all iCCUP's outer towers, Mouz plays it safe and decides to take an easy Aegis at the 20th minute mark. With an Aegis on Naix. iCCUP had nothing to stop the power of Mouz.

The fast initiation of an infested Puck. iCCUP got simply destroyed with the race care Naix running rampant in the midst of the iCCUP line-up. iCCUP had nothing left and calls the 25 minute GG.

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  • Evil Geniuses vs QPad Red Pandas
Evil Geniuses vs QPad Red Pandas More Info
Game One
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The game started really conveniently for Qpandas, as they managed to grab a 20 second first blood against DeMoN's Storm, by commiting Mini's Wisp in exchange. Mini did, however, turn the tides as he continuously hunted around the map, grabbing DeMoN two times before the first ten minutes, forcing him to leave the middle lane and rotate bottom. EG, realising that they are losing their momentum, forced a really early fight by assaulting middle with Smoke of Deceit. This decision worked out for them, as they managed to win a 4-2 fight and get back into the game. Qpandas managed to isolate DeMoN again a few seconds later, increasing the pressure they put upon him.

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EG kept forcing the clashes, to take advantage of their teamfight oriented lineup. Both teams rotated top by minute 13 to battle next to the tier-one tower, and Jeyo's Lifestealer, abusing SexyBamboe's impressive Ravage, managed to score a triple kill. The fight ended 4-2 in favor of EG, who managed to grab the tier-one as well. Jeyo's performance seemed exceptional, having his Desolator by minute 16. The situation worsened for Qpandas, as the Americans got an uncontested Roshan 25 minutes in, and looked to take down the barracks. EG entered the base and met a persistent defense, with 4 buybacks being used in less than a minute. Nevertheless, Jeyo completely crushed the barracks, leaving the battle unharmed. Qpad were able to grab Keeper of the Light and Tidehunter in exchange.

To finish the game, Evil Geniuses visited the Roshan pit for the last time. Qpad, tried to contest them, but ended up devastated in a 5-0 fight. They immediately called the games. Jeyo, who barely survived the last fight, did not die once in either games, having a 25-0 streak.

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Game Two
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The game started really conveniently for Qpandas, as they managed to grab a 20 second first blood against DeMoN's Storm, by commiting Mini's Wisp in exchange. Mini did, however, turn the tides as he continuously hunted around the map, grabbing DeMoN two times before the first ten minutes, forcing him to leave the middle lane and rotate bottom. EG, realising that they are losing their momentum, forced a really early fight by assaulting middle with Smoke of Deceit. This decision worked out for them, as they managed to win a 4-2 fight and get back into the game. Qpandas managed to isolate DeMoN again a few seconds later, increasing the pressure they put upon him.

EG kept forcing the clashes, to take advantage of their teamfight oriented lineup. Both teams rotated top by minute 13 to battle next to the tier-one tower, and Jeyo's Lifestealer, abusing SexyBamboe's impressive Ravage, managed to score a triple kill. The fight ended 4-2 in favor of EG, who managed to grab the tier-one as well. Jeyo's performance seemed exceptional, having his Desolator by minute 16.

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The situation worsened for Qpandas, as the Americans got an uncontested Roshan 25 minutes in, and looked to take down the barracks. EG entered the base and met a persistent defense, with 4 buybacks being used in less than a minute. Nevertheless, Jeyo completely crushed the barracks, leaving the battle unharmed. Qpad were able to grab Keeper of the Light and Tidehunter in exchange.

To finish the game, Evil Geniuses visited the Roshan pit for the last time. Qpad, tried to contest them, but ended up devastated in a 5-0 fight. They immediately called the games. Jeyo, who barely survived the last fight, did not die once in either games, having a 25-0 streak.

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  • Evil Geniuses vs Mousesports
Evil Geniuses vs Mousesports More Info
Game One
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The teams both ran Tri-lanes with EG's aggressive Trilane of Lifestealer, Shadow Demon and Nyx facing off against Gyrocopter, Sandking and Leshrac. A cagey early game ensued with both teams taking few chances. Mouz struck first though, winning an early teamfight 2-1 with a kill on Naix. A kill on Dark Seer in the top lane however, even the score early on. However with Batrider quickly dominating the midlane, the early game quickly fell in the favour of Mouz.

Night-time came quickly however, and the rotation of Nightstalker to bottom lane allowed EG to pick up three easy kills (with a teleport from the Lonedruid helping him on his way), thrusting them into the lead. EG used this lead to dominate the mid game. Both Nightstalker and Lifestealer picked up kill after kill, and EG easily took towers.

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Mouz looked increasingly unable to cope against the midgame focussed line-up of EG. Gyrocopter was near unable to farm, managing just 55 CS by 16 minutes, and while Dark Seer had impressive CS he's hardly able to carry a team. With both Lone Druid and Naix outfarming their core heroes, the game looked increasingly out of reach for Mouz.

While Batrider was able to pick up his blink and Dark Seer held an ever increasing bundle of support items, it must be said that the EG supports were playing particularly well. Fear, in particular, who managed both Arcanes and a Blink Dagger on Nyx by 20 minutes after getting 8 assists and no deaths. Comparatively the Mouz supports were penniless paupers barely managing to pick up boots over the same period. EG pick up Roshan and a kill on Dark Seer at 22 minutes to further cement their lead.

They proceed to take a huge teamfight mid, despite losing the Aegis and Shadow Demon and immediately follow up by taking a tower and another team fight in the bottom lane. The game is all but won and Mouz can only cling on. They lose their last outer tower (and another team fight) at 27 minutes. They take their second Roshan at 33 minutes and slowly begin the process of ending the game. They take their first Barracks at 37 minutes and the game is ended.

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Game Two
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After a lengthy delay, Game Two of our series finally went under way. Mouz ran a defensive trilane, with Alchemist at it's core, with Puck in the offlane and Lifestealer mid. EG challenged the Mouz definsive triliane, with an Undying, Weaver and Bane lane of their own. The early game quickly headed the way of Mouz, after they picked up first blood on the Bane after a prolonged early fight. This game them space to get the farm they desperately needed. Undying quickly manages to gain levels, however, and soon with the power of tombstone helps EG pick up a retaliation kill on Jakiro.

The game is looking fairly even at 6 minutes in but with Bamboe dominating bottom on Batrider and Puck picking up little there are worrying early signs for Mouz. Additionally, while they pick up another kill in the top lane Alchemist's farm is far from impressive sitting at 14 CS at 10 minutes. A team fight at 10 minutes ends with heavy losses for both teams but with EG managing to take a tower during the fight the game is beginning to tilt in their favour.

However with Mouz managing to get good pick-offs they are slowly pushing the pendulum in their favour. EG however, on the back of an amazing RP, manage to take a team wipe and a tower at 16 minutes. With Black's farm looking paltry, the game and series was looking increasingly out of reach for Mouz. Another teamfight and tower bring EG even further ahead. Their three core heroes are all fairly far ahead of what anybody on Mouz has. It would have, at this point, taken a huge comeback from Mouz to win this game. EG, in typical fashion, took their foot off the gas a little. Unwilling to risk their lead they gave Mouz a little space to catch up. However, with all of their team significantly far ahead the result was actually the opposite with EG heroes continuing to outfarm Mouz.

While the farming power of an alchemist is not to be trifled with he could only farm so fast, and he was so far behind. EG take another teamfight, almost by accident, at 22 minutes but again fail to really accomplish anything off the back of it. While it's easy to sense that EG could have ended this game a long time ago, they never seemed to be harming their chances of victory by delaying. Eventually they took Roshan, and pushed their first Barracks. Mouz tried their best to hold on for just a little longer but EG were too dominant and finally closed off the game in a calm and collected manner by 33 minutes.

Playoffs

References


TI 3 WEST Qualifier
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Main information
Tournament host Valve
Event type Online League
Stages Group Stages and Playoffs
Amount of teams 8
Prize pool TI 3 Invite
Start date 2013-05-13
End date 2013-05-19
Primary caster GD Studio
Coverage site The International 2013

Group Stages

Group A
Place Team W-L
1. 2 - 0
2. 2 - 1
3. 1 - 2
4. 0 - 2
Group A Matches
Winner's Round 1Winner's Finals
Russia-Flag.gif RoX.KIS1
Denmark-Flag.gif Absolute Legends2
Denmark-Flag.gif Absolute Legends1
France-Flag.gif DD.dota2
Russia-Flag.gif Team Empire0
France-Flag.gif DD.dota2
Loser's Round 1Loser's Finals
Denmark-Flag.gif Absolute Legends0
Russia-Flag.gif RoX.KIS2
Russia-Flag.gif RoX.KIS2
Russia-Flag.gif Team Empire0
Group B
Place Team W-L
1. 2 - 0
2. 2 - 1
3. 1 - 2
4. 0 - 2
Group B Matches
Winner's Round 1Winner's Finals
Ukraine-Flag.gif iCCup1
Germany-Flag.gif Mousesports2
Germany-Flag.gif Mousesports0
USA-Flag.gif Evil Geniuses2
USA-Flag.gif Evil Geniuses2
Europe-Flag.gif QPad Red Pandas0
Loser's Round 1Loser's Finals
Germany-Flag.gif Mousesports2
Europe-Flag.gif QPad Red Pandas0
Ukraine-Flag.gif iCCup0
Europe-Flag.gif QPad Red Pandas2

Playoffs

Winner's Round 1Winner's FinalsGrand Finals
Russia-Flag.gif RoX.KIS2
USA-Flag.gif Evil Geniuses1
Russia-Flag.gif RoX.KIS1
France-Flag.gif DD.dota2
Germany-Flag.gif Mousesports0
France-Flag.gif DD.dota2
France-Flag.gif DD.dota1
Germany-Flag.gif Mousesports3
Loser's Round 1Loser's Finals
Russia-Flag.gif RoX.KIS0
Germany-Flag.gif Mousesports2
USA-Flag.gif Evil Geniuses0
Germany-Flag.gif Mousesports2

References


Road to The International 3 - Statsman Bruno
Road to The International 3 - SingSing
Road to The International 3 - Jeyo
Road to The International 3 - Black
Road to The International 3 - Mag
Road to The International 3 - miGGel
Road to The International 3 - Dread
Road to The International 3 - 7ckingMad
Road to The International 3 - AnahRoniX
Road to The International 3 - GoDz
Road to The International 3 - TnK
Road to The International 3 - Meracle
Road to The International 3 - WinteR
Road to The International 3 - xiaotuji