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Will OpenAI Five win the majority of its DotA 2 matches at The International?


Ever since DeepMind took the Go throne and AI systems began tackling Atari games via self-training and reinforcement learning, more attention has been given to implementing long-term strategic thinking and sub-goal setting. These happen to be the abilities tapped for real-time multiplayer strategy game DotA 2.

On August 5th, OpenAI's DotA 2 bots handily defeated a team of 99.95th percentile human players, and now, fresh off their victory, they're headed to the big show: The International, with its $20 million dollar purse.

Details on OpenAI's appearance at The International are scant, however, so this question will have to remain fairly general.

That is, Will OpenAI's system win more games than it loses at The International?

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