Random TI5 memory

At 2AM after TI5, in the lobby of the Westin in Seattle, Kuroky walks by as iceiceice, nutz, and I contemplate the future.

“Iceiceice. This guy would do all sorts of crazy shit in Dota 1. I remember you were playing Broodmother. Then you’d Eul’s the Razor up, and surround him.”

I’m like, WTF. This guy lives in another continent and he remembers plays from back in a time when replays were much less accessible, and he actually watches replays of teams he’ll probably never play against (that particular moment is from Asian DotA Championship, SG vs Thailand, around 2008).

Then he quotes another moment that I’m pretty sure happened, but happened so long ago (I believe 2007) that I don’t even remember it in detail.

And I’m thinking “WTF, this guy REALLY loves the game.” Which team was he in then… Team WE? (The German one)

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  1. Strange, was that in 2008? I remember even back as I was still a Battle.net scrub circa 2006 zenith was doing stuff nobody did. Some push strat involving pugna, and yes, broodmother by somebody I had no idea who it was at the time. That was I think the midst of all stun, blink bottle meta and it was absolutely mindblowing to see a broodmother leveling spiderlings, let alone everything else in that game.

    I copied it in my next clan war and won. There was a point in dota’s history, I think, south east asia were on top of the scene.

    I’m not sure of the goings on behind Singapore dota teams, but upon merging with micronology, zenith lost a lot of it’s draft innovation. It became more about execution, over creativity. hyhy’s shadow fiend had amazing micro, of course, but I never really had my mind as blown as that broodmother game. Still, the same could be said for most of the world.

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