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Techies unveiled at Dota 2’s The International

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Those familiar with the original DotA will no doubt have their own tale to tell of one of the game’s most beloved/reviled heroes, the Goblin Techies. More trolls than goblins, the Techies relied on both hidden bombs and their ability to suicide for kills, ensconcing themselves as a character fit for tricksters of the highest order.

Their absence in Dota 2 has long been a point of contention, but no more. During The International’s All-Star Match — featuring players voted for by the community — Artour “Arteezy” Babaev of Evil Geniuses got a surprise when he picked Sniper, only to be dealt a sudden draft of Techies. Hit the jump for the crowd reaction (the one guy is seriously happy about Techies showing up) and some screenshots of the Techies in action during the All-Star Match.

Visiting the off-lane side-shop just got a whole lot more interesting. Perhaps pub players will start buying wards now? Haha who am I kidding? Get ready for trench mine warfare.

  • Squirly

    I have a buddy who is just the meanest techie player. I know he’s stoked because now he can mine the hotspots again and get a kill before the game even kicks off properly.

    • Rick de Klerk

      Techies is by far the most rage-inducing hero to deal with. I look forward to the reactions of players in Dota 2 who never played the first.

      They just don’t get it, man. They weren’t there.

  • Reuben Henderson

    best/funniest game ever . btw techies so op

  • Reuben Henderson

    how could you watch this from this perspective ? like with the crowd and stuff . like u can download the replay ,but how do you watch it like this .

    • Rick de Klerk

      You can check out the Dota 2 page – you should still be able to access some of the archived streams. Otherwise, you’re going to have to delve around on YouTube for it.

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