Just like any of Valveâ€™s other events, The Boston Major has no shortage of fun and insightful behind the scenes footage. We compiled a couple of these clips for the first few days that we
personally liked and thought you guys would appreciate watching as well.
Aside from talking about Virtus.pro as a team, the pressure of being the new face of CIS Dota, and VPâ€™s growing fanbase, VPâ€™s support Ilya â€œLilâ€ Ilyuk also gave a piece of advice to the other teams playing in The Boston Major. When asked by Jake â€œSirActionSlacksâ€ Kanner if he could give some advice to the other teams, he said â€œI only have one advice, just call GG in minute one, so donâ€™t waste our time.â€ Some spicy harmless trashtalking from the leading team of the tournament!
Ludwig â€œzaiâ€ Wahlberg has some choice words about his role in Evil Geniuses. When asked by SirActionSlacks how he ensures that his carries are doing well, zai has this to say: â€œI just have to not have fun, I just give up my right to have fun, pretty much.â€ Hey carries, be thankful of your supports for buying you all the wards and making sure you donâ€™t die!
A quick look in the life of Jesse â€œJerAxâ€ Vainikka showed how his family reacted to his professional eSports career. We also see him briefly take a cold bath in the freezing weather outdoors in Finland. The calm OG support also talks about how he thinks Dota chose him. â€œI feel Dota just took me and it didnâ€™t give a chance and Iâ€™m here now.â€ Just like him, many players didnâ€™t actually see their professional eSports career coming, until theyâ€™re there.
SirActionSlacks wanted to know the secrets behind OGâ€™s successes, so he visited OGâ€™s room and joined their Bootcamp along with JerAx, n0tail, Fly, s4 and ana. Having experienced OGâ€™s bootcamp himself, the 5k mmr pub stomper SirActionSlacks must have been ready to take on the Major, but then he didnâ€™t pass Flyâ€™s final test.
SirActionSlacks and Kevin â€œPurgeâ€ Godec quizzed Boston Majorâ€™s host Alex â€œMachineâ€ Richardson on his Dota2 knowledge. Machine did look like he did his homework when he answered question upon question from Purge and Slacks. The UK-based casted is more well-known for casting games of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Call of Duty, but his analysis and hosting is a welcome addition to the Boston Majorâ€™s panel.