This week marked the start of the qualifiers for the largest Dota 2 tournament of the year: The International 2015. Teams from across the globe are duking it out to try and secure a spot in the final event and the opportunity to take home a piece of the prize pool which sits at a cool 9.2 million dollars. Tensions are high, as The International is commonly considered the event that most professional Dota 2 teams look to all year.
During the American region qualifiers match between ROOT gaming and team eHug, a prankster made use of a blank username and sneaked into the lobby, joined the English casting slot and proceeded to play J-Pop and anime themed music. The English casters either ignored their unexpected noisy co-caster or spoke over the music. But how did the prankster manage to pull it off? Joining a tournament lobby requires a player, caster, or admin to know the tournament lobby password, one that’s unique to each lobby. It’s anyone’s guess as to how the culprit managed to get a hold of the lobby password. Check out the video below to see what eSports fan got to enjoy.
For those of you curious, the song playing is Orange, which is the 2nd ending theme to the anime, Toradora.
The jokester also posted a number snarky comments in boxes usually reserved for color commentary on statistics. Check out a few examples below:
Needless to say, tournament admins will be more careful from this point forward. What do you think, a hilarious joke or an immature annoyance? Let us know in the comments below!