Dota 2 is a game that breaks all records. Not only is the Valve MOBA one of the most famous esport titles in the world, it is also by far the most lucrative one. “The International” alone offers several millions of dollars to the best teams. Accordingly, the competitive Dota scene is a strongly contested domain where only the fittest can survive. Its reputation of being elitist derives from its sheer difficulty to get on the top.
One of the most promising rising stars in Dota 2 were certainly Ad Finem. The Greek team existed only for about two years but they had nevertheless a noticeable impact on the scene. Their greatest success before their very recent dissolution was finishing second at the Boston Major 2016 where they earned $500,000.
This run was especially impressive, as no one saw this happen. As the tourney’s underdog, Ad Finem nearly dropped out of the group stage. But they managed to fight back and go all the way through to make it to the grand finals. They proved that hard work and team spirit can get you everywhere you want.
Today, we welcome Alex Mavroudis, CEO of Ad Finem, who will talk about his Dota 2 team. As the podcast was recorded before the players left the organization, the focus will be on their achievements as a team.
The recent changes do not diminish the value of their results. Alex gives us detailed insights into the organization of the Dota squad and how Ad Finem came into being. Although many people would doubt that a Greek team could be so successful in esports, they proved otherwise. But what was their key to success, and what made them different from other teams? And will they expand to other esports titles as well?
This podcast is a flashback to the golden times of Greek esports. Make yourself comfortable and enjoy this piece of esports history!