No True Sight Documentary for TI12, Confirms Team Spirit
In a , 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 , “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 . 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 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 , “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.