Posted on May 05, 2013 by MerliniDota


Are you guys excited for The International 3? We definitely are! Merlini will be attending and in order to kick off the TI3 tickets going on sale he will be hosting a viewer event! What can you expect? Well, let’s take a look.

TI3 Ticket sale

Merlini TI3 Ticket Kickoff Party

  • On Tuesday, May 7th 16:00 CET to 22:00 CET
  • Streamed live at http://www.twitch.tv/merlinidota
  • Viewer event that will include a range of games (viewer games, 5v5-only mid) and custom game modes (Dota OMG, etc)
  • Viewer & subscriber mini-tournament with themed teams (see below)!

Viewer Events

  • 16:00 CET – 17:30 CET: Viewer games in OMG Dota Mode
  • 17:30 CET – 18:50 CET: Viewer games in 5v5 -om
  • 18:50 CET – 19:15 CET: TI3 Tickets go on sale! Live Countdown and mad scramble
  • 19:15 CET – 22:00 CET: Viewer/Sub mini-tournament

Mini-tournament details

  • 4 teams total, consisting of 12 susbcribers and 8 viewers. If not enough subscribers are available, viewers will fill the remaining slots.
  • 2 teams will be 5 subscribers each (team will choose a subscriber to be a captain)
  • 2 teams will be 1 subscriber each (and this subscriber will take the role of captain), plus 4 viewers
  • A bracket for this mini-tournament will be available on this page once the games start
  • Games will be hosted in a private lobby by Merlini, who will cast & commentate the game live on his steram.
  • Games will be hosted on US East, unless both captains can agree on a different server.
  • Games are best of 1, single elimination, All Pick themed teams (see below).
  • The coinflip winner selects his Themed Team, the loser chooses side (Radiant/Dire)
  • Prizes for the grand winner: treasure chest keys!
  • If you would like to donate treasure keys or any other in-game item to the prize pool, please add http://steamcommunity.com/id/MerliniDotaPrizes and/or e-mail merlini@merlinidota.com!

Mini-tournament Themed Teams
The following themed teams are assigned to the matches!

Game 1

Champions of the Deep Architects of Nature

Game 2:

Mythical Fliers The Fairer Sex


Hell Dwellers Mounted Riders