Yesterday was the grand final of the 2018 Dota 2 International, the biggest esports tournament in the world, which had a prize pool this year of nearly $US25.5 million ($34.8 million). In an underdog story nobody thought possible, the $US11.2 million ($15.3 million) title was won by a scrappy team that only came together in June. And for the first time, one of the winners was Australian.
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The Dota 2 International 2016 Group Stage has seen some huge, game-turning plays and amazing comebacks, but one of the most discussed moments was more unconventional. It wasn't a huge play like the now iconic Six Million Dollar Echo Slam. It wasn't a gank. It didn't even involve any fighting. It involved a Gem, a Blink Dagger and probably some intense humming of the Mission Impossible theme.