The clash of the titans of North American DotA starts at 12:30 P.M. EST tomorrow! Itís Gosu, consisting of BuLba, PAINTITGOLD, bdiz, UNiVeRsE, and Korok, will be going up against the two Americans in Evil Geniuses, Fear and DeMoN. The players in the team share a long history with each other; their years of friendship and rivalry, along with the occasional controversy, make this match all the more important.
The two teams will be playing a best of one match to secure their spot in the DotA 2 Dignitas Invitational Finals, for a chance to win 500Ä. This match is one of the few times a North American team has had to go up against other North American players, but viewers should expect no mercy from either of these teams as they have been competing with and against one another for a long time.
BuLba and DeMoN have been competing against one another for over 4 years; their first clash can be traced back to DXD, where DeMoN first defeated BuLba (then known as Phearme) in a best of three Finals of a 1v1 tournament. They have also played against (and trolled) each other in various in-house leagues and have become great friends as well as longtime rivals. Their rivalry will finally play out in the semi-finals match tomorrow.
PAINTITGOLD and Fear, from GoSu and EG respectively, also share a long history of DotA together. The two have known each other for a long time and were part of the Plug Pullers v2 clan in DotA 1, a team that was reformed when Fear came back from his retirement after his time in compLexity. The two have been great friends in the past, but have not kept in touch for a while.
Most of the Itís Gosu squad have been teammates with either Fear or DeMoN at one point. EG and GoSu share a mutual respect for one another and recognize each other as a leading force in the Professional DotA 2 scene and the North American DotA scene. The match tomorrow is sure to one of the most exciting and anticipated matches of the Dignitas Invitational.
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