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March 26, 2019

OpenAI Five Finals

We’ll be holding our final live event for OpenAI Five at 11:30am PT on April 13.

OpenAI Five competitive event in a large, dim venue with bright spotlights and a large audience

We’ll showcase aspects of OpenAI Five which we think illustrate how humans and AI will interact in the future. We believe that AI’s impact on the world will be driven by its competence, scalability, and ability to enhance what humans can do—and this event will use OpenAI Five to concretely demonstrate each of these. We hope Finals will help people better internalize AI progress and how it will affect the world.

We started working with Dota 2 because we expected it to be a good testbed for developing general-purpose AI technologies. It has additionally turned out to be a great avenue for helping people experience modern AI—which we expect to become a high-stakes part of people’s lives in the future, starting with systems like self-driving cars.

Team of five posing together

As part of the event, we’re honored to compete against the reigning Dota 2 world champions, OG(opens in a new window), who will test OpenAI Five at the limits of human ability. We’ll also be joined by Blitz(opens in a new window)Capitalist(opens in a new window)ODPixel(opens in a new window)Purge(opens in a new window), and Sheever(opens in a new window). Games will be played with rules similar to those used for the OpenAI Five matches at The International 2018.

Watch the event

OpenAI Five Finals will be hosted in the Bay Area on April 13. The event will run from 11:30am to about 4pm (exact length depends on game duration). Doors will open at 11am.

Person on stage with headphones on, playing a game on a brightly lit screen that illuminates their face while a live audience sits behind them

Last year’s Benchmark—a taste of what Finals will be like.

Person with headphones on, focused on playing Dota on a screen in front of them

If you’d like to attend in person, please request an invite(opens in a new window) by Friday 3/29 at 9:00pm PT; invites will be sent by the end of Monday 4/1. Our venue has limited seating, so we’ll be selecting invitees based on their answers to the request form.

If you can’t attend in person, please tune in on Twitch(opens in a new window)!