Fnatic Invited to The International 3
Posted 2013-04-29 ANdre_
Dota fans have now accustomed to the torture. As The International approaches, Valve releases series of mysterious statements and puzzling hints only to whet the already voracious appetite of anxious gamers around the world. This year the digital distribution company didn't recede from trend as they have just released the first batch of information concerning their prestigious 1,6 million dollar tournament.
If you aren't sliding out of your chair already, here comes the greatest part: Fnatic's one and only European squad figures among the official invitees of the event. The team's recent performance and constant hard-work have granted them the golden ticket to the ultimate dream of every Dota player. Free trip, free food, free accommodation; but all of that pales in comparison to the unique opportunity that is to compete against the world's greatest names for the chance of winning a million dollars. And that, only by doing what you love most.
Our members have shared their feelings on Valve's recent announcement. You can read their statements right below:
Johan "N0tail" Sundstein
I'm extremely honoured and happy with this invite to The International 3, I've never doubted our potential to set a goal as a team and achieving that goal. It has been an incredible experience so far going into an unfamiliar scene with some old and new faces, and managing to achieve great highs but still struggle and strive during great lows. This would never have been possible without the support from my fans, Fnatic as an organisation and all of our sponsors. We hope and plan to improve as much as possible the months leading up to The International 3 and we will try to do our very best to show what we are made of.
Kai 'H4nn1' Hanbueckers
I'm very excited and I'm looking forward to prove ourselves at the International 3. It has been everyone's commitment since we left HoN to get to the International and we are very happy about getting invited as one of the first teams. We are going to bootcamp and hopefully we will be a 110% prepared for August and we are going to update all of our fans on the way to the International.
Tal "Fly" Aizik
We are very honored to recieve an invite to TI3. It shows that our dedication and hard work throughout the year which we've switched from HoN to DotA has been noticed by Valve, and we appreciate the opportunity. For any DotA team TI3 is the goal to reach - and now that we know we are going, it will only motivate us more to becoming better and to training more. I want to thank all our fans for staying with us, a lot of which have been following our team for years now, your support means a lot to us, and of course a thanks to Valve for this invitation. We will prove to you guys that we are worthy of this invite!
Adrian "Era" Kreyizu
It seems like the switch from Heroes of Newerth to DotA 2 was worth it after all. Competing at The International is not gonna be like any other tournament I've ever participated in, not just for the money, but a chance to prove that you made the right choice. Hopefully we will get to prepare well for TI3 and be ready for any obstacle that comes in front of us in the form of any Chinese team, since we are pretty much used to playing against NA and EU teams, but we can't say the same for the Asian teams.
Kalle "Trixi" Saarinen
It feels really great to get invited. All the pressure is finally off our shoulders and we can fully commit ourselves to playing Dota 2. We're still going to have around a month to go before Fly comes back full time though. After that we have a lot of catching up to do before DreamHack, The International 3 and other major tournaments that are held in the future. Thanks to everybody cheering for us and wish us luck!
Danijel "StreeT" Remus
We are thrilled to receive an invite for the event on a scale as huge as The International 3. Our Dota 2 boys are really putting a lot of effort into achieving goals which we all set really high. This is also a recognition for our management of the organization and our squads as it means a lot to us and shows that we are doing a good job and to go back to the starting people when they switched from to Dota 2, we believed in them, gave them space and time, never doubted them as we know how much they can do and how much worth they are. Many thanks to our sponsors MSI, SteelSeries, Eizo and Twitch for their awesome support of our organization, they contribute so much. Thanks to Valve for inviting us to The International, fans that believe in us,we will do our best to justify the invite.