September 24, 2022 marks the premiere of Valve’s TI10 True Sight, featuring Team Spirit and PSG.LGD. Therefore, fans are excited to relive Team Spirit’s Road journey to becoming the 10 International Champions and a preview of LGD’s second time appearing in the TI True Sight Series.
What is Dota True Sight?
Not to be confused with one of Dota 2’s gameplay mechanics, which reveals invisible players, the TI True Sight is a documentary about the defining moments of the International Grand Finals. Its latest iteration, which is the TI10 True Sight, will show us the in-cab and behind-the-scenes perspective of the International 2021 Grand Final.
TI True Sight over the years
The documentary series debuted in 2018, featuring the grand final between Team Liquid and Newbee at the 2017 International. Since then, fans have been eagerly awaiting each annual iteration of TI True Sight.
TI True Sights is mostly very moving for both parties and exposes the hard efforts behind every scene. One of the most iconic scenes in TI7 Dota True Sight was when the camera turned to Song”sccc“Chun, towering above their opponents, Team Liquid raises the Aegis of Champions.
Despite Newbee’s best efforts, Liquid got the last laugh and became the 2017 International Champion. The other Newbee players were seen sobbing as their family members comforted them. And perhaps the most inspiring takeaway from the loss was how Newbee’s team leader comforted them.
OG Team’s TI True Sights
TI8 and TI9 were the glory years of Team OG, the double champions. Nonetheless, TI8 Dota True Sight was probably more memorable due to OG’s journey to reach the Grand Finals. For the uninitiated, OG barely qualified for TI8 through the open qualifiers after Tal”Fly“Aizik and Gustav”s4Magnusson left for Evil Geniuses. They left just days before the Supermajor, which forced OG to withdraw from the last major, eliminating their chance of being directly invited to TI8.
Drama aside, OG still entered TI8 as an underdog and won against Chinese powerhouse PSG.LGD. The highlight of TI8 Dota True Sight is definitely Sebastian”ceb“Debs’ moral support to elevate the energy of OG’s wildcards.
Meanwhile, TI9 Dota True Sight showcased OG’s dominance as the hope of becoming the first and only two-time TI champion. Additionally, this was also the second time Team Liquid had featured in TI True Sight, although it didn’t reflect well on Liquid’s captain, Kuro.”KuroKy“Takhasomi. Perhaps the most infamous scene in TI9 Dota True Sight was when Kuroky asked Ivan”Thought control“Ivanov to play as their offlaner opponent, Ceb.
The latter was baffled and obviously disappointed by his teammate’s words, which many fans believed to be their downfall in the TI9 Grand Finals.
What to expect from the TI10 True Sight?
This is the first time that Team Spirit has been part of a TI True Sight series, which is sure to be of interest to many fans. Team Spirit gives off vibes of a team of friends, playing without any regard for consequences. As quoted by their coach, Airat “Quiet“Gaziev, they didn’t expect to go this far, let alone win TI.
On the other side, we’ll also enjoy a glimpse of PSG’s new line-up. LGD is relatively young and accomplished in its own right. A contentious debate that has rocked the Dota 2 fanbase since PSG’s loss.LGD was why they didn’t ban Magomed”CollapseKhalilov’s Magnus. Collapse’s Magnus is considered one, if not his best signature hero, among others including Mars and Doom. Yet, we saw how Team Spirit overwhelmed LGD with countless Magnus Skewers, taking them down one by one.
Therefore, the TI10 True Sight will surely show us the thought process behind PSG.LGD’s decision not to ban Magnus from Collapse. And chances are that if Chinese fans aren’t happy with the TI10 runner-up’s past decisions, expect a debacle on Weibo.
Anyway, we now have three Dota 2 teams, which have featured twice in the TI True Sight documentaries so far.