The TI5 All Star Match between Team BigDaddy and Team ChuaN wrapped up the fourth day of The International 5 main event. Cloud 9’s Johan “BigDaddy” Sundstein and IG’s Wong Hock “Chuan” Chuan took the captain roles.
This article was updated on August 7th.
UPDATE (August 9):
Evil Geniuses are your TI5 champions! Grand Finals VODS, summaries, pictures and highlights: here.
The TI5 All Star Match between Team BigDaddy and Team ChuaN wrapped up the fourth day of The International 5.
Casted by ODPixel and Capitalist, the TI5 All Star Match was a unique experience, filled with many surprises and much fanfare. With an audience chosen 10 vs. 10 setup and teams comprised of five stars and five fans, the TI5 All Star Match was incredibly action packed. The biggest surprise of the evening occurred when the Pudge cosplayer chosen from the audience to play by Puppey’s side on Team ChuaN ended up being Danil “Dendi” Ishutin. In an epic comeback, Team BigDaddy/N0tail won the TI5 All Star Match.
Evil Geniuses, Vici Gaming, Invictus Gaming, Team Secret, LGD Gaming, Cloud 9 and Fnatic were represented in the TI5 All Star Match. The selection of players was decided by the Dota 2 community, by votes casted through the TI5 Compendium. Surprisingly, Team Secret’s Clement “Puppey” Ivanov was the only European player who made the selection.
This year’s most notable absent player was Secret’s Gustav “s4” Magnusson. Not making the community’s selection, Na’Vi’s Danil “Dendi” Ishutin was expected to miss the All Star Match for the first time in The International history. However, he made a surprising appearance dressed up as Pudge and played by Puppey’s side, on team ChuaN.
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Team BigDaddy roster:
Syed Sumail “Suma1L” Hassan (Evil Geniuses), Daryl “iceiceice” Koh (Vici Gaming), Zhilei “BurNIng” Xu (Invictus Gaming), Zhang “xiao8″ Ning (LGD Gaming), Artour “Arteezy” Babaev (Team Secret)
Team ChuaN roster:
Chai “Mushi” Yee Fung (Fnatic), Clement “Puppey” Ivanov (Team Secret), Clinton “Fear” Loomis (Evil Geniuses), Luo “Ferrari_430” Feichi (Invictus Gaming), Chen “Hao” Zhihao (Vici Gaming)
In last year’s All Star Match, at The International 4, Team rOtK (Puppey, s4, BurNIng, BigDaddy, Ferrari) bested Team XBOCT (Dendi, Loda, iceiceice, Arteezy, ChuaN), 1:0.