One of the best parts of The International Battle Pass are the chat wheel sounds. Players can use them to rile up enemies and pump up allies, and each year brings a new set of options for players. The TI10 Battle Pass is no exception, bringing with it a new batch of voice options.
The trouble is that there are options for a number of different languages, and while there is the occasional Lakada Matatag, most of them get ignored by players that don’t speak the same language that the casters do in the voice clips. With that in mind, it’s worth taking a look at the newest voice lines and letting everyone know what they mean, as well as discussing where they actually come from.
This voice line came from a The International 2019 qualifier showdown between Team Sirius and Royal Never Give Up and was something of an offhand comment made during a lull in action in which Liu “Sylar” Jiajun was chopping down creeps in the jungle. The line itself translates to “I am a farming machine with no emotion,” something which should be useful for committed carry players who want to brush off calls to help defend towers from teammates when they’re just 1,000 gold away from finishing BKB.
This line, which basically means “That is such a freebie. Ha!” came from DreamLeague Season 13’s marathon best-of-one between Virtus.pro and Team Liquid, with the casters calling out a moment where Aydin “iNSaNiA” Sarkohi avoided death by teleporting away in the split second between Tiny initiating his Avalanche and the spell actually being cast in the game. It was basically a way of talking about how lucky iNSaNiA was to survive.
This line approximates to “You can do this. Go, go.” Like the first new Chinese language line, it was also delivered during a lull in action, but came more recently at the MDL Chengdu Major in a game between Fighting PandaS and Team Unknown as David “MoonMeander” Tan farmed the jungle with Earthshaker.
Surprisingly, Valve pulled this voice line from the previos Dota 2 season. This was the official Russian caster’s call for the memorable Amer “Miracle-” Al-Barkawi play where he one-shotted Roshan as Arc Warden during the 2019 Epicenter Major. This actually is just something along the lines of “huh, huh, what,” expressing surprise over the play that just occurred.
This one is significantly more energetic than the first two Chinese voice lines. It was said during a climactic team fight in game two of the lower bracket series between Evil Geniuses and Team Secret at The International 2019. It translates directly as “the sky is crushing and the earth is crumbling. Nice!”
The “sky is crushing and earth is crumbling” part refers to a huge Cataclysm hit by Yeik “MidOne” Nai Zheng’s Invoker that swung the fight in favor of Secret. Secret went on to win the series 2-1.
This call was made during a race to a Haste run between Fnatic’s Anucha “Jabz” Jirawong and Virtus.pro’s Vladimir “RodjER” Nikogosyan in the DreamLeague Season 11 major. Rodjer stunned Jabz out of invisibility to steal the rune and set up a kill. One of the casters is saying “no, no” while the other caster lets out a guttural “Yes!”
This is arguably the most versatile line of the year, stating “Yo, come at me!” It came from the TI9 showdown between Mineski and Natus Vincere. The fact that it’s an all-chat voice line makes it an effective taunt for any tank or initiator.
This voice clip wasn’t actually related to a play in the game. It came as a reaction to Natus Vincere inundating the notoriously hot-headed Roman “RAMZES666” Kushnarev of Virtus.pro with tips in an attempt to tilt him during their faceoff at The International 2019, with the casters responding “oh, oh, such a cutie,” referring to the cheekiness of the move. It may have paid off too, as Na’Vi won the series 2-0.
This literally translates to something along the line of “jumping through” or “blinking away.” Fittingly, it comes from a play in which TNC Predator’s Armel Paul “Armel” Tabios narrowly avoided death as Templar Assassin by using Meld and blinking into the trees. This took place during the upper bracket finals of the MDL Chengdu Major.
This is a confused call, essentially asking what just happened. It’s what the casters said immediately after the Miracle- Roshan one-shot play from the level 203 voice line. They continued expressing excitement over the play by saying something that approximates to “What is that? That’s so sick!”
Nothing to really translate here, as this is just a series of questioning “ah” sounds, followed by a disappointed sigh. It’s still a great voice line to express disappointment, though. It came from The International 2019 in a series between PSG.LGD and Virtus.pro, with the casters wondering aloud whether PSG.LGD was about to commit a gaffe in the form leaving Cheese behind after killing Roshan. The disappointed sigh came when PSG.LGD turned around and picked it up, robbing fans of a potentially game-changing fail.
This is a great taunt, with the caster basically saying “Why don’t you come over here? That’s it, that’s it.” The call came during a game between OG and Evil Geniuses, Gustav “s4” Magnusson on Ogre Magi began chasing after Anathan “ana” Pham. The visual of the larger, lumbering hero chasing after ana’s Faceless Void during the laning stage inspired the unique voice line.