Valve’s Defense of the Ancients 2 competition documentary shows you the story behind the contest.
Earlier this year China’s Invictus Gaming took home the $1 million The International 2 grand prize, beating out Ukraine’s Natus Vincere for the top Defense of the Ancients 2 spot. Valve shot interviews and behind-the-scenes stuff throughout the tourney, and now you can see how it all shook out.
The documentary takes you from the preliminary rounds, held at Valve, straight through to the PAX Prime conclusion. As the interviews were taken during the competition, there’s a real insight into how the teams started pulling together – or otherwise – when the heat was on.
Clement Ivanov – aka Puppey – of Natus Vincere gets the ball rolling early on. Natus Vincere had won the previous year’s tournament. “Doing it again is really hard,” he said, “because doing it the first time was really hard. It puts on more pressure, that you can’t lose … Our boot camp was a disaster.” Hearing that, knowing that the Ukraine team took second place, sheds new light on how things went on the battlefield.
There’s an International 2 website for those who want to know more, as well as a YouTube channel with extra content. Congratulations again to Invictus Gaming, and best of luck to all the teams in the next International.
Source: PC Gamer