With only a couple of days to go before teams head out to Seattle, Washington, to get ready for The International 2015, preparations are in full swing at various TI5 bootcamps.
Teams are busy working out the kinks and the strategies that could become the pivotal factor in their most sought after victory. Many of the teams have been updating their progress and sharing pictures via social media accounts, giving fans a glimpse into their journeys.
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Fnatic’s rigorous training began at the end of June, immediately after ESL One Frankfurt, where the team finished on a disappointing eighth place. Fnatic then traveled to Jönköping, Sweden, to focus on their training for TI5 at the Gameffect practice facility.
Evil Geniuses headed out to bootcamp in early July for a two part TI5 bootcamp series. The first phase took place in early July at AVGameLeague, while the second phase started at the Twitch office, one week later. An ESPN crew came by to document their progress.
Always a team that goes against the flow, Team Secret has recently arrived at their bootcamp site, at the Red Bull Studios in Santa Monica, California. Infamously known for only scrimming “three times a week”, the team seems to be getting their start on training later than the other TI5 contenders – a strategy that only they could possibly pull off successfully.
Cloud 9 has also embarked on a two-phase bootcamp, having completed the first leg in Romania, on July 8th. They have already arrived in Seattle, where they will train for several more days, until The International kicks off.
Team Empire got a head-start on bootcamping in late June, choosing to stay somewhat local and go to Moscow, thanks to their sponsors Seagate. The team has recently participated in the Esportal Dota 2 League finals, and lost to Virtus.Pro, 3:2.
Vega Squadron have shown amazing performances in the last few months, following their unexpected second place finish during TI5 European Qualifiers. The team has been very active updating fans on both their bootcamp status and visa application status via Facebook and Twitter.