No True Sight for The International 2023 (Ti12), according to Team Spirit 


No True Sight Documentary for TI12, Confirms Team Spirit

Dorjee Palzang
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After a disappointing year of not getting True Spirit for The International 2022 (TI11), Dota 2 fans were given even more bad news on this front.
Team Spirit's content creator Art1st stated that there will be no True Sight for TI12 and asked fans to watch the team's vlog series.
Yatoro also confirmed this as he stated that TI10 True Sight was the last of the True sight series.

In a recent Telegram announcement on 31st October, Team Spirit’s content creator Vyacheslav "Art1st" Lyadnov confirmed that there will be no True Sight documentary for The International 2023 (TI12) this year. If this information turns out to be accurate, this will be the second year that Dota 2 esports fans are left without virtual access to the behind-the-scenes action of The International.

True Sight has been a much-anticipated documentary series that offers an in-depth look at the journey of champions at the tournament. Additionally, in a recent Twitch stream, Team Spirit’s player Ilya “Yatoro” Mulyarchuk also stated that there is no True Sight lined up for the team’s win this year.

True Sight: Nowhere in Sight

The announcement of The International 2023 not having a True Sight comes at a time when the community is still eagerly awaiting the release of TI11’s True Sight. 

Noting the absence of True Sight, Team Spirit’s content creator stated that the team’s vlog will give all the insight into the team’s TI12 journey. He wrote on Telegram, “And yes, there will be no work [True Sight] on the site from this int [International], but our vlog will be out soon! To be honest, I already saw the first version of the vlog and it gave me goosebumps!

Prominent Dota 2 streamer and personality Janne "Gorgc" Stefanovski reacted to this news. After coming across a Reddit post about Team Spirit’s Art1st, he said it was “Sadge.

The decision to forgo the creation of True Sight for TI12 is reportedly due to a lack of video shoots during The International. According to, Ilya “Yatoro” Mulyarchuk also confirmed that the Dota 2 developers did not film True Sight during The International 2023. Yatoro reportedly said, “There will be no True Sight, guys. The developers refused. The last film was about us at TI10. Tundra Esports did not have True Sight.

True Sight, a documentary film that provides an intimate portrayal of the challenges and triumphs of the competing teams at The International finals, has been celebrated for its ability to draw viewers into the heart of the competitive scene. It captivates fans, allowing them to witness the highs and lows of their favorite teams' journey to a championship victory, fostering a sense of connection and excitement.

With the absence of True Sight, fans find themselves somewhat "disconnected" from the winning teams and the Dota 2 community is expressing its discontent. 

One Redditor mirrored this sentiment and said, “That's sad. True Sight is actually pretty good advertisement for Dota 2 too; I've had friends who weren't otherwise interested in the game watch it and say it was absolutely amazing and made them want to play.

However, it remains to be seen whether Valve has alternative plans or surprises in store for the community.

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Dorjee is an avid Dota enthusiast, he has been playing the game since it was just a map in Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne back in 2009, he transitioned to Dota 2 in 2014 and can't stop playing ever since!

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