After 6 days of intense competition and months of preparation, The International 2015 Dota 2 tournament has finally concluded following a closely fought final between Evil Geniuses and CDEC Gaming. The Grand Finals came to a close on Saturday evening with Evil Geniuses securing victory over CDEC Gaming 3-1 in the Best of Five, making them the first North American team to ever claim first place at an International event. As you probably know, the first place prize brings over $6.6M in prize money and the honour of having their names carved on the rear of the Aegis of Champions alongside the previous 4 winning teams.
Despite missing out on first place, runner-ups CDEC Gaming can still be extremely pleased with their efforts, taking second place against the best Dota 2 teams in the world and securing over $2.8M in prize money. Their runner-up position is especially surprising given their spot in The International 2015 wasn't even finalised until July 26th during the Wild Card event after last appeared as runner-ups in the Regional Qualifiers.
With just under $18.4M in prize money, extremely balanced match-ups across 16 different teams, and millions of unique viewers across more platforms than ever before, we're confident few will deny that TI5 has been one of the biggest and best tournaments in the history of both Dota and eSporting in general. Congratulations to Evil Geniuses, CDEC Gaming, and all the other participating teams on their successes. gg wp!
In this week's Round-Up, we're taking a close look at the recently released SteamVR "Dashboard" interface, the Group Stages of The International 2015 Dota 2 tournament, and recapping our recent investigations into the hidden files of the Android ports of Half-Life 2: Episode One and Portal!
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Yesterday evening saw the conclusion of the Group Stages for The International 2015 after four days of extremely intense competition. Following a tie-breaker round between Empire and Virtus.Pro, the Upper and Lower Brackets are now confirmed for the Main Event, with rising stars like Wild Card winners CDEC Gaming joining tried and true fan favourites such as Evil Geniuses, Team Secret, and LGD Gaming in the Top 8. On the flip side, all teams which have previously won The International (with the exception of Alliance) are currently stuck in the Bottom 8, with a few returning champion players sitting comfortably in the Upper Bracket as part of their new teams. A list of all the Upper and Lower Bracket teams can be found below.
Teams in the Lower Bracket will start the Main Event on August 3rd with punishing Best of Ones to decide who is eliminated, while the Upper Bracket teams will compete in Best of Threes, with the Lower Bracket acting as an additional safety net should they lose one round.
If the past four days are anything to go off, The International 2015 could very well be the best and closely matched Dota 2 tournament to date, so make sure you don't miss a moment!
Yesterday's video was child's play. In it, we took a close look at a pair of simple testing environments used to experiment with the Portal gameplay mechanics. In today's follow-up, we're taking a look at the hidden files of the Android port of Half-Life 2: Episode One, released back in December 2014. Alongside the old devtest maps originally featured in our original Android port video, we're analysing and showing off a series of exciting, never-before-seen maps which date back to the developments of Half-Life 2 and Half-Life 2: Episode Two!
Below you will find a couple of images showing a comparison between the beta version and the final retail version of the Mining map, as featured in our video!
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Over a year ago, we released a video analysing some previously unseen developer maps accidentally released alongside the Android port of Half-Life 2. Following the recent release of Half-Life 2: Episode Two to the Nvidia SHIELD platform, we decided to investigate the Portal port and check out even more hidden developer maps used for gameplay testing. Let's take a look!
Be sure to come back tomorrow for our third video covering Android developer test maps, where we'll be examining a variety of interesting maps from the Half-Life 2: Episode One port. For now, be sure to to subscribe to our YouTube channel, and to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and TwitchTV. Thanks for watching!
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