[The International 2013] Grand Finals Day 4, 2 Post Event Break Days

Hi everyone. OK I’m totally aware that this is a super belated post, but better late than never!
In case you’re wondering why I’m skipping day 3 and moving from day 2 to day 4 (and also, thank you, if you noticed this, because it means you’ve been following my posts!), it’s because on day 2, during the zenith vs iG game, I puked my guts out in the Benaroya Hall after suffering from a migraine all day long.
This very same migraine lasted til mid day on day 3, so I spent my day 3 in the hotel, watching the stream and resting.
Therefore, no event photos on day 3.

Here’s a photo that moose from joinDOTA took of me on day 2, when I was trying to rest my migraine away in the player’s lounge. Hope it makes up for the lack of coverage on day 3! (a little? I hope?)

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Do check out the event photos that moose took over at this link!

Grand Finals Day 4

Decided to make full use of my purple manager pass and check out the media area. There are a few different passes, and they are all colour coded. Different passes give you different levels of access to the areas at the Hall, and the purple pass gives one of the highest levels of access.
Anyhow, the media area is where the shoutcasters are located, and where all the news writers are sitting.
I was curious to see and hear the Korean casters, and I wasn’t disappointed.
Check out the mass water that they have! Now we all know their secret to their crazy loud and perma excited casting!

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One of the most requested for pics, is this following pic.
One of them is Zenith’s xy- and the other is eternalenvy. Can you tell them apart?

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Gabe Newell making a short announcement before the private screening of Free to Play.
He told the audience to feel free to chain stun their neighbours if they caught them attempting to film the movie in any way. lol!
The movie won’t be out for a while, because they’re clearing copyright issues, and also editing it a little bit more.
The estimate was 2months or so.
The movie was great, and there were way too many ninjas chopping up onions in the hall. That’s about all I’m going to say about it, just be happily surprised when it comes out!

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This sorta moved me last year when I read it. It’s an inscription outside Benaroya Hall.

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THIS, MY DEAR READERS, IS THE GUY WHO IS THE VOICE ACTOR OF PUDGE AND STORM SPIRIT!!!!!!
Incidentally, his wife is a voice actor too, and she did the voice of death prophet.

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The movie poster for Free to Play.

 

 

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a look at the hall from the second floor of the lobby. This photo was meant to show the size of the Free to Play posters.

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Synderen, right before he gave me his virtual autograph. I think he was talking to iceiceice.

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The LGD vs Alliance game…

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Cheese passing ceremony!

It starts with Bruno…

 

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to iceiceice…

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to… another guy!
How much would you give for an iceiceice hug?

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A pic of the confetti raining own on the audience after Alliance wins

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A pic of Alliance holding the Aegis.
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Break Days

Dinner with many people at monsoon, a vietnamese inspired restaurant at Old Main.

 

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Dendi stealing my bag with Bruno acting cool.

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Bruno and self-proclained fan boy of Bruno, Ant.

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Playing fighting games and console wrestling and DRINKING. ALOT.

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Here’s a video of Toby half casting half playing wrestling:

Bruno fashioning a soccer ball out of tissue paper, rags and tape.

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iceiceice’s divine rapier, the trophy from the 1v1 competition.

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feeding ducks again at the nearby pond/park.

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Dog outing!

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Was invited over to Jeff’s (one of the valve staff) house for dinner on one of the nights. Awesome experience at an American house bbq! Here’s some of the other people who were there.

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We also popped by the beach, the water was cold, even though it was supposed to be summer.

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and random lobby gatherings. =D always have people in the lobby to chill and hang out with.

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and a video of these ogre magi cosplayers being very happy during the Alliance/Na`Vi game because it was picked.

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