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At The International in 2018, Pain Gaming and a team of Chinese legends took OpenAI. Both human teams defeated OpenAI, but the Artificial Intelligence took it much more seriously than you would have thought. On 13th April in San Francisco, the OpenAI bots took the TI8 champions OG in the best of 3 competition and defeated them 2-0. The bots keep getting better as they learn from every defeat and it seems like they've learned a lot from their defeats at TI8.
Game 1 – 38 minutes
Game 1 was a respectable affair where net worth lead swung back and forth between the two teams. OpenAI made some quick buybacks which seemed initially questionable, but they tended to work out their favor almost every time. Finally, OpenAI took all three sets of barracks and then the game in 38 minutes.
Game 2 – 21 minutes
Game 2 was quite unlike game 1 with OpenAI annihilating the world champions in 21 minutes. They had a quad core lineup of sorts with Sven being a position 4 hero who had a considerable farm on him. This time, Sven played position 3, showing that the bots can adapt to playing a particular hero in a different position. OG just could not get their foots out of the door and the game was over before they knew it!
The OpenAI team really took their creation to the next level. It will be interesting to see what is next. Maybe the team will try to include more heroes in the program. There will surely be show matches at TI9 in Shanghai. This time, it may be OpenAI's time to shine at the biggest Dota 2 event of the year!