Opening game in Virtus.pro vs Team Liquid match lasted 100 minutes and 18 seconds, and became, perhaps, one of the most memorable games of The International 2017.
In football, the referee would have added 3 minutes of time on 80 minutes mark. But since this is DOTA, action lasted much longer.
Referee added 3 minutes pic.twitter.com/NBd0pObsqh— Virtus.pro (@virtuspro) August 11, 2017
Unfortunately, Virtus.pro didn't manage to win that map, despite victory being an inch away. “So close”, - wrote Elena “meg” Urusova. There is no dispute.
So close @TeamVirtuspro :( ...— mEG (@vpmegg) August 11, 2017
Vitaliy “v1lat” Volochai's reaction to this breathtaking match. Unfortunately, there can be only one winner.
Former Virtus.pro player Ilya “Illidan” Pivzaev expressed regret about missing the live event. These feelings are quite understandable.
В такие моменты жалеешь что не поехал посмотреть это в кей арене ) это самая эпичная карта за всю историю TI. посмотрим, может и серия.— Pivtsaev Ilya (@IllidanSTRdoto) August 11, 2017
Moments like these make you regret not coming to “Ki-arena”. It was the most epic map in the whole history of TI. We'll see if the series live up to that title as well.
Indeed. Weaklings that went to sleep are going to regret it. Deeply.
А если серьезно, то это один из лучших матчей в истории доты.Все кто не видел - будут завидовать !!! Вау , просто вау— Alexander (@Veilenlol) August 11, 2017
Seriously, this was one of the best matches in the history of Dota.
Those who missed it are going to be so envious.
Wow, just wow.
This level of play really makes you forget the date.
Это уже гранд-финал? #TI7— ineska (@ineskaUA) August 11, 2017
Is this grandfinal already? #TI7
Turns out it was the longest match in the history of all main-events of all Valve tournaments.
VP vs Liquid game 1 – the longest game in the history of all main-events of all Valve tournaments.
One of the streamers did not hesitate to call this map the best in the history of DOTA2. After all, why not?
I think this is the best game in @DOTA2 history— David Zhang (@LuminousInverse) August 11, 2017