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What do you get when you take an American, a Ukrainian, a Romanian, a Dane, and a player from Macedonia, a country with a population less than the city of Los Angeles, and put them all together on an American-owned team training in North America?An American team?A European team?No, you get a team that will be at least two million dollars richer after this weekend is done. Digital Chaos, a team of rejects and misfits, has fought its way to the final day of The International 2016. Itll face regional rivals Evil Geniuses in the lower bracket finals to see which team will play Wings Gaming for the Aegis. After a year of turmoil and strife, Digital Chaos stands among the three best teams in the world, and only one perfect day of games away from taking home the grandest prize in all of Dota, and the nine million dollars that comes with it.When founder Shannon Sunsfan Scotten announced the team through a YouTube introduction almost a year ago to this day, I laughed. I wont lie, I thought the debut of Digital Chaos was one of the worst entrances in the history of esports. The video that accompanied the teams reveal was more about Sunsfan than the team itself, and it felt like itd not be too long until the team ultimately failed to gain traction in North America before folding in a hilariously anticlimactic fashion.For the first eight months, that looked to be the road Sunsfan and Digital Chaos were heading down. The team seemingly only qualified for tournaments when other North American teams canceled their participation, and Digital Chaos biggest tournament result in the first eight months was a 7th-8th place finish at The Summit 4 where it lost both of its matches at the main event to Evil Geniuses, then EHOME. The teams winnings were minimal, and with Complexitys second-place consistency in NA, Digital Chaos were the third best team in a region that regularly only sent two teams, if that many at all, to major tournaments.It wasnt until the first misfit of the current squad, Roman Resolut1on Fominok, joined the team in February where Digital Chaos started to show some life for the first time as an organization. The team in Resoluti1ons first month playing won twice the amount of prize money Digital Chaos had accrued the eight months prior. With the Ukrainian carry on the roster, the team finally had a player that could be a legitimate game changer on the map with valued experience behind his play.What happened next you can consider fate, destiny or just plain dumb luck on Digital Chaos part. Team Secret, the Shanghai Major champions, decided it didnt want to keep the starting five that just won one of the biggest tournaments of the year, and it went out to sign Evil Geniuses Saahil Universe Arora and Artour Arteezy Babaev. In the process of bringing the two star players over before the rosters locked, Team Secret dropped two of its starters in Aliwi w33 Omar, a seemingly upward trending rookie, and grizzled veteran Rasmus Misery Filipsen.This started a domino effect where Digital Chaos Theeban 1437 Siva rejoined Team Secret to be its head coach, and then Evil Geniuses swooped in to sign Kanishka Bulba Sosale and Kurtis Aui_2000 Ling from DC as well. The team, picked dry of almost all of its talent except for recently signed Resolut1on, decided to go for an entire rebuild.w33 and Misery, the rejects of Team Secret, rushed against the clock to find a new team after being dropped from the team they just helped win a Majors title. In the end, the two teammates signed together with Digital Chaos, a move that seemed great for Digital Chaos but a bit desperate for the players. From Secret, a team that had been winning titles since it was formed, to Digital Chaos, a team whose defining moment was a YouTube video of its founder over anything on the field of play.Joining the three other starters on the new Digital Chaos was Martin Saksa Sazdov, a European player whod bounced around amateur teams and tier two squads before finally being picked up by DC, and David Moo Hull, a promising American rookie from the Team Archon squad that qualified for the Shanghai Major.An American organization playing in the North American region with its star players primarily made up of Europeans it looks like on the surface. But, if you really look at Digital Chaos, the team is so much more than just simple country and continent divides. These are five players that at one time or another were overlooked, misplaced, or in the case of w33 and Misery, outright thrown away. Even the team itself and its founder, Sunsfan, were outcasts when it came to the professional Dota 2 scene; a flashy, colorful organization with nothing to back it up with.Digital Chaos surprised in the group stages when it flew out of the gates with a tie against one of the tournament favorites in MVP Phoenix. DC, in the first game, was all but out of it, yet never surrendered, eventually turning the tables to take the all-important opening map of the tournament. Although it would end in a 1-1 draw instead of a 2-0 sweep, it was the confidence DC needed to fight through the rest of the group.Before you knew it, the three day group stage was over and there Digital Chaos stood, second-place in the group only after failing to 2-0 EHOME for the top spot in Group B. At a record of 11-3, DC surpassed all expectations, and walked into the main event as a legitimate threat to go far in the tournament.Then, like Sunsfans chariot had finally turned back into a pumpkin, DC lost in twenty-five minutes to Wings Game in the third game of their upper bracket series to send them down to the bottom once again. It was a nice ride for Digital Chaos. It didnt finish last in the tournament, and the players, having started to gel, looked like the experience from TI would help them as they went forward. Losing in the lower bracket would be no disgrace, and the $300k prize money would eclipse anything the team had ever won before.Digital Chaos wouldnt die, though. It beat LGD Gaming in straight sets. It followed that performance up with a tight 2-1 series win over fellow surprise team TNC Gaming after dropping the first game. In its fourth match of the lower bracket against EHOME, this felt like the anticipated resting place for DC, needing to beat a team that just had one of the best games of all time against Evil Geniuses in the upper bracket. But DC persevered, and the misfits in their bright purple and orange jerseys moved on in a convincing 2-0 match victory.The lower bracket semifinals were more of the same. Fnatic came off a blistering victory over Southeast Asian rivals MVP Phoenix, and yet it couldnt do anything to Digital Chaos. DC took another series 2-0 and set up a lower bracket finals against Evil Geniuses, one of the teams that started this whole chain reaction of roster moves to begin with.Today, DC will play Evil Geniuses in a match that would have never happened in a world where Team Secret decided to keep w33 and Misery or Arteezy along with Universe declined joining Secret. Those decisions at the very end of the roster deadlock following the Shanghai Major shaped the entire International and how its unraveled.Team Secret and its super team never came to fruition, with Universe eventually leaving the team to rejoin Evil Geniuses. Misery and w33, the ones that were discarded for prettier parts, now stand at the peak of the mountain, able to see the glory beyond it.Chant USA! Chant EU! Chant either or both or whatever you like. Digital Chaos, at its core, is a story of a group, a team, and an organization as a whole that never fit. Youll cheer, theyll play, and at the end, if the unlikeliest of unlikely can hoist the Aegis, DC wont be the champions from America or Europe.Digital Chaos will be the champions of the people. Cheap Air Max 97 Gold . -- Al Jefferson found a groove just in time for the Charlotte Bobcats. Air Max 97 Rose Gold Womens . 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We got to do something not a lot of people get to do.The Royals had dropped four of six since the All-Star break before Friday night, when Duffy (6-1) gave up only Rougned Odors homer in the fourth inning. The left-hander struck out four, walked two and gave his bullpen a breather on a steamy evening that began with a heat index of 108 degrees.Luke Hochevar wiggled out of Duffys jam to end the seventh, Kelvin Herrera pitched a perfect eighth and Wade Davis worked around a two-out single in the ninth for his 21st save.The victory kept the Royals (48-47) from dropping below .500 for the first time since May 17.Duffys got a big fastball with a quality changeup and breaking ball. He was really tough on us, Rangers manager Jeff Banister said. A quality start, a quality starter, hes been doing that all year.Darvish (2-2) nearly matched Duffy in his third start off the disabled list. He allowed single runs in each of the first three innings, struck out 11 and made only one big mistake -- Cheslor Cuthberts home run.I feel really good about where Yu is at and what he showed us tonight, Banister said.Still, it wasnt good enough to keep the AL West-leading Rangers from losing for the eighth time in nine games. The slide has been marked by poor pitching, inconsistent hitting and a series of devastating injuries -- sluggers Prince Fielder and Shin-Soo Choo went on the DL earlier this week.Without them, the Rangers certainly struggled to create scoring chances Friday night.ddddddddddddDuffy carved through the lineup without allowing a hit the first time through, the only baserunner a walk to Elvis Andrus. He went on to load the bases on a single and hit batter in the third inning, but Duffy calmly struck out Ian Desmond on three pitches to leave them stranded.His only other trouble came when he put runners on the corners with two outs in the seventh, forcing Hochevar in from the bullpen. He got pinch-hitter Mitch Moreland on a liner to preserve a 3-1 lead.They built it in typical Royals fashion: They scored a run in the first on a single, stolen base, error and groundout then scored again in the second on a walk, stolen base and consecutive singles.It wasnt until Cuthbert went deep leading off the third that they made Darvish look fallible.Darvish is a really good pitcher, Royals manager Ned Yost said. To scratch out two runs early is perfect situational baseball, to give us that lead early.ROSTER MOVESThe Rangers reinstated LHP Jake Diekman (cut left index finger) from the DL and designated LHP Cesar Ramos for assignment. 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