Dota 2 Pops Up as a Question in Finnish TV Show

Ammar Aryani
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The Finnish TV show version of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire recently featured a question about Dota 2.
Funnily enough, three out of four answers featured names of Overwatch heroes.
The participant Ilpo Ratinen managed to answer the question correctly since he was already familiar with the Overwatch heroes.

While the Dota 2 community are still waiting for the upcoming The International 2022 (TI11) to arrive, people are spending their free time grinding Battle Pass levels or Matchmaking Ranking (MMR). A few Finnish players who chose to pass their time by watching TV shows like ‘Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?’ were in for a surprise as Valve’s MOBA title was recently featured in it.

While the answers were hilariously funny, the participant, Ilpo Ratinen managed to answer the question correctly.

Dota 2 featured on Finnish television

Dota 2 was recently featured on a TV show in Finland as part of a question. The TV show was the Finnish version of the American game tv show, “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?” where participants would have to answer 15 questions correctly in a row in order to win the grand prize of €1,000,000.

The participant at the time, Ilpo Ratinen had already answered nine questions correctly in a row before the host gave him the next question, which would be related to Valve’s MOBA game of Dota 2.

“What are the two sides of the river in the Dota 2 strategy game?”

  • A: Genji & Hanzo

  • B: Junkrat & Moira

  • C: Radiant & Dire

  • D: Ana & Sigma

Ilpo Ratinen on the Finnish version of the American game tv show, “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?

The participant then said that he knew the answer very well because he watched The International over the past few years. He then locked in his answer by saying that Answer C is the correct answer, which earned him €10,000. He went on to answer three more questions correctly before losing at the 14th question, which unfortunately only allowed him to take home €10,000.

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The Dota community on the other hand, were mocking the TV show producers for not thinking of better answers as three out of four answers in the question originated from the names of Overwatch heroes.

This is not the first time that Dota 2 has been featured in reality shows. In 2014, China broadcast a reality show ‘Road to Star’ which featured Dota 2 players competing against each other in various challenges centered around the game.

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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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