Epic Showdown at Bali Major Sets Dota 2 Records With Marathon Match

Dhruv Saikia
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The Bali Major 2023 group stages have begun with all 18 teams competing against each other in two groups.
On the first day of the group stages, the match between Gaimin Gladiators and Quest Esports stole the show, setting records.
The game between the two went on for a staggering 2 hours and 16 minutes, breaking multiple records and going down in history as one of the most memorable games ever played.

The Bali Major's Group Stage witnessed an extraordinary display of resilience and endurance as Gamin Gladiators and Quest Esports faced off in an unprecedented series. This battle not only pushed the limits of the game but also set new records, making it one of the most memorable encounters in Dota 2 history.

The match went down in history as the longest LAN game ever recorded and has also been set as the Top 3 longest games ever in Dota 2 history.

The ultimate slugfest: Gaimin Gladiators vs Quest Esports

Quinn "Quinn" Callahan of Gamin Gladiators showcased his exceptional skills, despite enduring a 50+ hour journey to Bali for the tournament. However, the last series of the day truly stole the spotlight as Gamin Gladiators faced off against Quest Esports. The first game alone went on for a grueling 2 hours and 16 minutes, giving fans a match they will never forget.

The match between the two teams went down in Dota 2 history by breaking two significant records. Firstly, it secured a spot among the top three longest games ever played, falling just short of Team Empire versus Vega Squadron's 2 hours and 20 minutes. However, the pinnacle of marathon matches remains Cloud9's legendary 3-hour showdown against SCARYFACEZZZZZZZ.

Furthermore, this epic game is now marked as the longest LAN game ever played in Dota 2. With only eight other matches on record exceeding the two-hour mark. Both Gamin Gladiators and Quest Esports achieved something that will never be forgotten, solidifying their names within this exclusive group.

When the games are examined more in detail, there were a few factors that contributed to the extremely long game between the two. Both teams had heroes who can extend the game and become stronger as the game progresses. This includes heroes such as Bloodseeker, Timbersaw, and Chen for Gaimin Gladiators, and picks such as Medusa, Underlord, Silencer, and Shadow Demon for Quest Esports.

Melchior "Seleri" Hillenkamp, the support player for Gamin Gladiators, was playing Chen and transitioned eventually into a carry role. Armed with his own Rapier, Assault Cuirass, Butterfly, and Swift Blink, Seleri emerged as the true fourth carry of the team's lineup. His stellar performance also set several Chen records throughout the game, including the most last hits, highest hero damage, and more, solidifying his name in Dota 2's history books.

If this thrilling clash between Gamin Gladiators and Quest Esports unfolded on the first day of the Bali Major, it leaves fans eagerly anticipating what lies ahead in the rest of the tournament. As teams continue to deliver spectacular performances, one can only imagine the level of intensity and excitement that awaits in the days to come.

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Since 2012, Dhruv has developed a deep passion for Dota 2, which has only grown stronger over time. With three years of experience as a competitive player and a background in writing, he brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to create content around the game and its esports scene.