Elder Titan was crowned the winner Sunday of Bot TI 2018, the mock Dota 2 tournament framed after The International featuring every hero as a team of bots.
Elder Titan became the champion of Bot TI 2018, a Dota 2 tournament exclusive to bots. Bot TI is a parody of The International, Valve's annual tournament featuring the best professional Dota 2 teams around the world. Elder Titan defeat Abaddon 2-1 in the grand finals to become the winner.
Because Dota 2 needs five players on a team, each hero participating in Bot TI is controlled by AI in a full team of the same hero. A group of five AI-controlled Elder Titans were able to best its competition, while real casters commentated the action.
The International, on the other hand, has yet to begin. Competing teams will play in the group stages Aug. 15, while teams qualified to advance will move onto the main stage Aug. 20-25. OpenAI Five will also compete in a showmatch at The International 8 with five AI-controlled bots against a professional Dota 2 team.
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