Update September 27, 2017: The latest episode of True Sight, Valve’s Dota 2 documentary, is now available.
Want to know what it’s like to win (and lose) a multi-million dollar esports final? Valve are here to help. Dota 2’s True Sight: The International 2017 Finals documentary is now available for all to watch on YouTube, and embedded above.
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We haven’t had a chance to watch it yet (lunch time, hoooo) but if it’s anywhere near as good as the trailer, it will be worth your time. True Sight is brutal and honest, and Valve aren’t afraid to show how players feel. They also have the highest production values in the world.
We’re post-season on Dota 2 right now as the world waits for patch 7.07 and the Dueling Fates update. There’s still no release date. Esports-wise, we’ve been tracking all the Dota 2 roster changes as teams flip around.
Original story September 19, 2017:Ever wondered what it’s like to be an esports pro? You’ll probably be interested in True Sight. Made by Valve, it’s a documentary series that explores the journeys of professional Dota 2 teams. Its latest episode will follow teams Newbee and Liquid through the grand finals of this year’s International – the biggest event on the Dota 2 pro calendar – and its trailer captures the agony and the ecstasy with a virtuoso’s elegance.
The trailer begins with the winners in the arena, soaking up the euphoria and the chanting of the crowd. The camera then gently pans into a private room, where the shellshocked runners-up take a moment to themselves. It’s a neat contrast between the public and private moments in esports, subtly yet succinctly communicating the conceit of the show.
If you’d like to see more of that sort of thing, there’s no need to wait for the TI2017 special. Four episodes have already been released – check out True Sight on Steam.