OpenAI's biggest test yet - Live on Twitch, Tomorrow Night

Vignesh Raghuram

4o, Aug, 2018

A year after it’s unveiling at The International, OpenAI which beat several pro gamers including SumaiL, Arteezy and Dendi will be showcased once again in a special show match would be held between OpenAI and a team lead by Ben "Merlini" Wu on Monday this weekend, Aug. 6.

In the battle for supremacy, the humans will be represented by William "Blitz" Lee, Austin "Capitalist" Walsh, Ben "Merlini" Wu, Ioannis "Fogged" Loucas, and the latest addition to the team: David "MoonMeander" Tan.


The OpenAI team, working off neural networks, average 150-170 actions per minute, ‘train’ for approximately 180 years a day at an accelerated rate, and naturally possess a much quicker reaction time than humans. However, the OpenAI Five don’t communicate with each other but are merely aware of their teammates' current states and actions – something that could be exploited by the human team.


Terminator 2: Judgment Day's theme plays in the distance

But there are still some restrictions,

  • No Summons/Illusions

  • No Divine Rapier, Bottle, Quelling Blade, Boots of Travel, Tome of Knowledge, Infused Raindrop

  • No Scans

  • A Hero Pool of 18 Heroes in Random Draft

One of the last stands of Humanity against the AI revolution in Dota 2 will be broadcasted across the world through OpenAI’s Twitch channel which will be cast by Kevin "Purge" Godec and Owen "ODPixel" Davies at 1:00 AM IST | 03:30 AM SGT  on August 6


We’re eagerly awaiting the outcome of this match. Is the future well and truly here?