Dota 2 Casters Name Their Best Teams That Won The International


Dota 2 Casters Name Their Best Teams That Won The International

Ammar Aryani
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The International is considered by most Dota 2 players as the most prestigious tournament that players must win to be recognized among the best of the best.
During an interview, casters were asked which were their favorite teams that won the competition.
Cap chose TI6’s Wings Gaming as his favorite champion, while others chose TI8’s OG for the team’s miraculous run.

During an interview, multiple Dota 2 casters were asked to name their favorite teams that won The International (TI). The International is well-regarded as Dota 2’s most revered tournament due to its massive prize pool and overall prestige. Many players believe that they must win the annual tournament to be recognized as the best in the world.

There have been ten different champions in the tournament’s history, including the latest entry Tundra Esports, and each champion had different storylines for how they were able to reach the top of the Dota 2 scene. 

Casters reveal their favorite TI champions

During an episode of Casters Are Here, Dota 2 casters were asked to name their favorite teams that won The International. Austin "Cap" Walsh, who is well known for his enthusiastic casting started off by naming The International 2016 champions, Wings Gaming, as his favorite team that won the competition.

“The best TI winner I can think of, by far, is TI6’s Wings Gaming. There are many reasons why, but I'll name one of the most common - the huge variety of heroes. Also, the patch on which The International 2016 was played was the best ever.” said Cap when talking about Wings Gaming.

John "johnxfire" Nathan Fernandez chose two-time champion OG as his favorite. “OG, in my opinion, is the best team to ever win at TI. I especially want to highlight it at The International 2018 when it managed to get out of both Open and Closed Qualifiers. This team was interesting to watch as they turned games around one by one. And of course, watching them repeat the process at TI9.” he said.

He also named The International 2015’s (TI5) Evil Geniuses roster as another favorite of his due to the team’s composition at the time. “I can also highlight Evil Geniuses at The International 2015. Fear, who is undoubtedly a legend of the game, was able to win with a very young and unproven SumaiL at the time. Also in that lineup was Aui_2000, who is doing incredible things at Tundra Esports nowadays.” he added.

Alexandra "Sheepsticked" Roberts also chose OG as her favorite TI champion. She noted that she was star-studded upon seeing OG’s fairytale run at The International 2018 (TI8) where the team went on to lift the Aegis of Champions against all odds.

“It's safe to say it's OG. I think a lot of people responded the same way I did. It's got a great story. N0tail lost everywhere, always losing players and also his best friend in Fly, but in the end he was able to find the key to victory, making it worthwhile.”

While the 2023 Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) has only just begun, many are looking forward to the upcoming storylines that may occur at The International 2023.

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Ammar has been actively engaged in the esports industry in Malaysia in multiple roles in the past. Now, he utilizes his esports expertise to create insightful and meaningful content as the de facto Dota 2 writer at AFK Gaming.

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