Edooley presents: This week in China #1

Edooley presents: This week in China #1

GosuGamers' Edooley has collected a few interesting stories from China over the week and we present to you the highlights that didn't make the news. This week, we have Hao's thoughts on the IeSF tournament, the story of "One Hand God", the all girls Team Mulan and a trip to the bathhouse with Burning and co. In addition, Newbee has their very own branded cars.

Register for GosuCup SEA #5, compete for $100 and tons...

Register for GosuCup SEA #5, compete for $100 and tons of Dota 2 items

The fifth edition of GosuCup SEA is around the corner. This Saturday, November 29th, compete for $100, 60 Dota 2 keys and hundreds of rares by playing Hearthstone.

Interview with MasterRamen: The Truth Behind Jaren Gan

Interview with MasterRamen: The Truth Behind Jaren Gan

Following the intense spectacle that characterised the match-fixing scandal by Arrow Gaming recently, Firdaus 'MasterRamen' Hashim sat down to discuss some of the problems plaguing the SEA scene based on his time in DotaTalk and as former manager of Arrow Gaming. 

5 Storylines to follow for DreamLeague playoffs

5 Storylines to follow for DreamLeague playoffs

Phase 2 of the ongoing DreamLeague Season 2 is about to go underway and we single out 5 highlights to look forward to. From certain teams to the production, what can we expect from DreamLeague?

The Summit 2: Redemption Vote campaign hub

The Summit 2: Redemption Vote campaign hub

Roughly 30 hours remain until the fan vote for the redemption team for The Summit 2 will close and the teams are heating up their campaign activities, rallying up their fans and increasing their social media presence. If you lost track of all the photoshopped pictures, the crazy promises and funny videos, check out our Redemption Vote campaing hub.

hyhy AMA - 'I regret having to reject xiao8's team...

hyhy AMA - 'I regret having to reject xiao8's team invite to form Newbee before TI4'

Today, former Zenith player hyhy has done an AMA - AskMeAnything - on reddit. We compiled the highlights, as he talks about a possible return to the competitive Dota 2 scene and his venture into League of Legends.

DotA 2 News

Dota 2 Semi-Pro League in full force, feat. Newbee.Y and more

DotA 2Dota 2 Semi-Pro League in full force, feat. Newbee.Y and more

The Chinese scene is currently seeing quite a few promising amateur teams compete with each other as the Dota 2 Semi-Pro League is in full force. The top 10 teams are playing for two spots in the Dota 2 Asia Invitational, details of which have yet to be announced. 6

DreamLeague Phase 3: Tinker vs. VP to kick off playoffs

DotA 2DreamLeague Phase 3: Tinker vs. VP to kick off playoffs

After the demise of Alliance and MVP.Pheonix in DreamLeague phase two, the six remaining teams will battle it out in phase three at DreamHack from the 27th till 29th of this month.1

UPDATE: Meracle and First Departure unable to attend The Summit 2

DotA 2UPDATE: Meracle and First Departure unable to attend The Summit 2

Recently there has been new and rumors about the possibility of First Departure pulling out of The Summit 2 due to some of the players on First Departure being unable to take time off to travel to take part in the lan finals held in LA. We talk to their manager to find out more.32

New format announced for The Summit 2

DotA 2New format announced for The Summit 2

The five day Beyond the Summit hosted tournament will feature a new best-of-five single elimination format in the playoff stages. But first, all six teams will play the other teams once.28

Register for GosuCup SEA #5, compete for $100 and tons of Dota 2 items

DotA 2Register for GosuCup SEA #5, compete for $100 and tons of Dota 2 items

The fifth edition of GosuCup SEA is around the corner. This Saturday, November 29th, compete for $100, 60 Dota 2 keys and hundreds of rares by playing Hearthstone.2

Synergy League LAN finals postponed until 2015, will take place in new venue

DotA 2Synergy League LAN finals postponed until 2015, will take place in new venue

The offline finals of Synergy League, originally scheduled to begin on November 28th, have been postponed. The organization explained that it was impossible to hold the event in November, due to teams cancelling their participation and the rising cost of the venue that would house the finals. 4

Alex Garfield AMA - "Behind the scenes, the eSports industry  is cutthroat and extremely political"

DotA 2Alex Garfield AMA - "Behind the scenes, the eSports industry is cutthroat and extremely political"

GoodGame owner Alex Garfield has gone public and conducted an AMA on Reddit, talking about his agency, the reasoning for him to sponsor multiple teams and players and more. He also confirms that Team Tinker is one of his teams and that Team Secret was also a prospect but negotiations fell through. 11

DreamLeague Phase 2: MVP.Phoenix and Alliance out, C9 and EG secure first two spots

DotA 2DreamLeague Phase 2: MVP.Phoenix and Alliance out, C9 and EG secure first two spots

The 2nd phase of the DreamLeague Season 2 has concluded and both Alliance as well as MVP.Phoenix have been eliminated from the tournament. Cloud 9 and Evil Geniuses are the top 2 teams who will dodge the first leg of the upcoming third phase. 13

Merlini blog post about player attitude in games

DotA 2Merlini blog post about player attitude in games

As a celebration for 50 000 followers on twitter, Ben "Merlini" Wu shares his personal experience about the different kinds of mindsets he has encountered while playing Dota. In his blog post, he also shared some tips on how to have a positive mindset.15

DreamLeague Phase 2 -  EG, Tinker and 4ASC through

DotA 2DreamLeague Phase 2 - EG, Tinker and 4ASC through

The final day awaits and things are still unclear at the bottom of the group with Virtus Pro and Alliance needing final day results to remain in the competition.9

i-League American Qualifiers - Cloud9 books their ticket to China

DotA 2i-League American Qualifiers - Cloud9 books their ticket to China

Cloud9 won the i-League American qualifiers without dropping a single game, destroying their way through the brackets and finally Sneaky Nyx Assasins 2-0 in the finals, thus securing their ticket for the LAN finals in Shanghai.5

DreamLeague Phase 2 - Early exit danger for Alliance, VP and MVP

DotA 2DreamLeague Phase 2 - Early exit danger for Alliance, VP and MVP

With only two days left to secure one of the six main event playoff spots, MVP Phoenix will be hoping Alliance and VP slip up to remain in the tournament.8

Starladder XI Europe - Hellraisers lead, Power Rangers unbeaten

DotA 2Starladder XI Europe - Hellraisers lead, Power Rangers unbeaten

The first week has passed in the European qualifiers for Starladder XI and Hellraisers have taken an early lead ahead of Power Rangers and Secret Team as they compete for the four available places for the LAN playoffs.8

Moscow Five kicks Russian roster after Synergy League dispute

DotA 2Moscow Five kicks Russian roster after Synergy League dispute

The Russian organization Moscow Five will no longer sponsor their Russian squad, after the five players refused to participate in the offline finals of Synergy League. The roster will continue to participate in tournaments under a new name, while M5 will be represented by their international team.18

Rex Regum Qeon reforms its Dota 2 Roster

DotA 2Rex Regum Qeon reforms its Dota 2 Roster

Following the breakup of their team after failing to qualify for TI4, Qeon Interactive has decided to re-enter the South East Asian Dota 2 scene, picking up a brand new team from Indonesia. 50

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