One more surprise was prepared for The International 2017 spectators – Valve organized a show match between Danil «Dendi» Ishutin and OpenAI company bot playing on the mid lane. Bot left no chances to Ukrainian player, but Dendi was not disappointed and told in the interview that to beat a bot several attempts are needed.
It should be mentioned that before Dendi tried to play against smart bot, also Per Anders Olsson «Pajkatt» Lille, Artour «Arteezy» Babaev and Syed Sumail «SumaiL» Hassan played against the bot. Pajkatt and SumaiL managed to beat AI but they needed several attempts. They won only 1 match out of 21.
Danil "Dendi" Ishutin played against an improved bot that has been modified taking into consideration games against other esportsmen.