The Dota 2 ACE Alliance: Corruption and Corporatism

The Dota 2 ACE Alliance: Corruption and Corporatism

The ACE Alliance is slowly grinding to a halt in China. In this editorial, Mervyn 'ISB' Tan exposes some of its critical failures in its governing of eSports in China. 

GGnet Dota 2 is looking for crew

GGnet Dota 2 is looking for crew

Have you ever wanted to be part of the eSports community? We at GosuGamers can give you an entry to the beautiful world that is eSports. You want to try your hand in writing or want to help out result matches? Then take a look at what we have to offer.

GosuGamers now supports Douyu TV streams

GosuGamers now supports Douyu TV streams

Today, GosuGamers takes another step towards a truly global eSports experience. Through the cooperation with our friends at Douyu TV, our readers will now be able to watch their favorite Chinese teams and personalities right from our pages.

Understanding the WePlay format, one of the most...

Understanding the WePlay format, one of the most complicated in Dota 2

WePlay is back with a Dota 2 tournament after a longer hiatus and it is arguably one of the most complicated tournaments formats so far in Dota 2. GosuGamers will walk you through the GSL-group based tournament in this following guide.

Interview with Lorin 'Alystair' Halpert - Barcraft...

Interview with Lorin 'Alystair' Halpert - Barcraft Co-Founder & TI4 Signature Guy

Lorin ‘Alystair’ Halpert is one of the many faceless community members in eSports, and he has a long history of being involved in bringing eSports closer to the general public, primarily in the form of Barcraft, of which he is a co-founder. More recently, he has been involved in the Dota 2 scene, bringing all the physical autographs of players and production crew into the game. 

The Volunteer Business, Part Three

The Volunteer Business, Part Three

The Volunteer Business returns with another look into the news scene. This time we talk to Patrik 'Raistlin' Hellstrand, longtime eSports journalist and former Head Administrator of GosuGamers. 

News

Post-TI4 transfer mill - Chinese shuffle completed

DotA 2Post-TI4 transfer mill - Chinese shuffle completed

This post will be updated with any confirmed and rumored roster changes of professional teams post-TI4.261

Perfect World and MarsTV announce collaboration

DotA 2Perfect World and MarsTV announce collaboration

Perfect World and MarsTV have announced a collaboration today at a large press conference. The collaboration includes the creation of a new international competition, new media content, and a brand new broadcasting platform. 3

Chinese reshuffle concludes, VG, HGT and LGD new rosters announced

DotA 2Chinese reshuffle concludes, VG, HGT and LGD new rosters announced

The final day of the Chinese reshuffle is over, and all the major clubs have announced their rosters for the new season. LGD, ViCi Gaming and HGT were the last teams to announce their rosters, while DK and CIS did not sign any new players.24

iG roster finalized with June and CHisbug

DotA 2iG roster finalized with June and CHisbug

The Chinese reshuffle continues with the announcement of the renovated Invictus Gaming squad. Both YYF and Faith have been removed from the roster and replaced by former CIS-Game player Lin 'June' Shi Yang and the returning veteran Li 'CHisbug' Chen.22

Team Empire picks up Solo

DotA 2Team Empire picks up Solo

Two days after parting ways with former support player Vanskor, Team Empire has acquired a new player already. The Russian organization adds former RoX.KIS player Aleksei 'Solo' Berezin to their line-up. He will take on the role of the support.20

Rabbit replaces xiao8 in Newbee

DotA 2Rabbit replaces xiao8 in Newbee

The former LGD core member Wang 'Rabbit' Zhang has joined NewBee, replacing the retired captain Zhang 'xiao8' Ning. With this expensive transfer being complete, the NewBee roster is now complete once again, unless any new changes are announced.29

Amazon acquires Twitch for $970 million

DotA 2Amazon acquires Twitch for $970 million

The deal is confirmed - the premier streaming platform Twitch.tv has been acquired by Amazon, despite previous rumors pointing towards a deal with Google. The entirity of Twitch's shares will be bought off for approximately $970 million by the end of the year.9

Na'Vi officially welcomes Vanskor and fng

DotA 2Na'Vi officially welcomes Vanskor and fng

Today, to almost no surprise, Natus Vincere announced their new line-up. The Ukrainian trio of Dendi, Xboct and Funn1k will be joined by Vanskor and fng. While Vanskor officially left Team Empire yesterday, fng only announced his departure from Power Rangers now. 33

Game Show League to be held at DreamHack Moscow  with $50,000 prize pool

DotA 2Game Show League to be held at DreamHack Moscow with $50,000 prize pool

The Game Show DotA2 League will take place from September 11th through 13th, with four qualified squads fighting over $50,000 at DreamHack Moscow. Eight invited CIS teams will have the chance to join the four predetermined squads in the offline round-robin groupstage which leads to the DH playoffs.5

EG and C9 withdraw from Battle Arena

DotA 2EG and C9 withdraw from Battle Arena

League administrators of the Battle Arena have announced that Evil Geniuses and Cloud 9 have officially withdrawn from playing their semi-final match.6

Na'Vi.US defend their throne in BountyHunter American Showdown #2

DotA 2Na'Vi.US defend their throne in BountyHunter American Showdown #2

After a comfortable 3-0 Grand Final against Union Gaming, Na'Vi.US claimed yet another gold medal in BountyHunter American Showdown #2. Through their success, they have earned $1000 and the right to participate in the finals of the next rendition of the cup.5

Empire defeats Virtus.Pro to qualify for MSI Beat It LAN tournament

DotA 2Empire defeats Virtus.Pro to qualify for MSI Beat It LAN tournament

Empire defeated Virtus.Pro today in the best-of-five MSI Beat It qualifier finals with a score of 3-2. With their victory, Team Empire has solidified their position at the LAN finals in Taipei, Taiwan. 4

Vanskor leaves Team Empire

DotA 2Vanskor leaves Team Empire

The roster shuffle continues and a big rumor seems to be fulfilling itself. Team Empire loses its support player Vanskor and while his new team has yet to be announced, it seems to just be a formality until Natus Vincere makes it official. 22

Dota 2 Champions League announces new season

DotA 2Dota 2 Champions League announces new season

This one to add American and Chinese regions as well as offline playoffs at Dreamhack Masters in Bucharest, Romania October 31 to November 2. Seven of the eight European teams are revealed already.5

Fear returns to Evil Geniuses

DotA 2Fear returns to Evil Geniuses

After several months of absence from in-game action, Clinton 'Fear' Loomis will be rejoining Evil Geniuses. The hard-carry position was open after the depature of Mason 'mason' Venne, but it will not be surprising if the current members decide to switch their roles.24