Interview with KellyMilkies: Who is Alliance's Manager...

Interview with KellyMilkies: Who is Alliance's Manager and what does she do?

In this interview, we sat down with Kelly 'KellyMilkies' Ong, manager of Alliance's Dota 2, Fifa and Starcraft II divisions. She shares with us her thoughts on being a manager and the role of managing, as well as some thoughts on the Alliance Dota 2 squad, champions of The International 2013. 

Star Series Season IX - East and West in numbers

Star Series Season IX - East and West in numbers

All the regional divisions of Star Series Season IX have concluded, and the teams are all settled for the glorious trip to Kiev. While the players are preparing their luggage and provisions, Drouks will present some of the statistics we gathered from the match samples throughout the season, for each seperate region in Star Series IX

Tides of Change: Dissecting North America’s inconsistency

Tides of Change: Dissecting North America’s inconsistency

Change is at the very heart of Dota 2 and dictates the ebb and flow competition. Patches, hero adaptations, and creative strategy are constantly throwing the game into miniature states of flux, and North American teams have struggled because of their inability to adapt. We peer into Dota 2’s ever shifting competitive infrastructure and explore what the North American scene needs to grow – all with insights from EG’s manager Charlie “Monolith” Yang and DotaCinema’s caster Troels “syndereN” Nielsen.

Gaming Addiction a Mental Disorder?

Gaming Addiction a Mental Disorder?

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) adds Internet Gaming Addiction as one of the potential disorders that needs to be treated. And they are hoping for more clinical research to formally include it on the list. Should it be considered as such? Here are some arguments and counter-arguments regarding gaming addiction.

New heroes on the rise: a look back at the hero trends...

New heroes on the rise: a look back at the hero trends in March

March brought a lot of changes into the table. A number of heroes entered our lists, and some naturally also dropped off. Read on to see which heroes have been played the most, banned the hardest and performed the best.

The International 4 predictions: Invites and Qualifiers

The International 4 predictions: Invites and Qualifiers

With the qualifiers just a mere month away, and The International 4 itself happening in just a little over three months, now is a prime time to speculate which teams will be likely be going into the main event. Check out as Ren, one of our editors, cast out his predictions on the qualifiers and the invites.

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Dota2CL : Natus Vincere claims the throne after 3-1 victory

DotA 2Dota2CL : Natus Vincere claims the throne after 3-1 victory

With a 3-1 match score, Natus Vincere managed to take down Cloud9 in the Grand Finals of Dota2 Champions League. With their victory, the Ukrainians have earned the grand prize of $62,000, and Cloud9 will go home with the second prize, $31,000.35

PGG, Newb1k and zxc leave The Retry to join Ahead Gaming

DotA 2PGG, Newb1k and zxc leave The Retry to join Ahead Gaming

After several years in the roster of The Retry, Vladimir 'PGG' Anosov has decided to depart the Russian squad to join the Ahead Gaming team. Along with PGG, the Ukraine-based organization also recruited the former members of The Retry, zxc and Newb1k.32

D2L Western Challenge: The journey so far

DotA 2D2L Western Challenge: The journey so far

Two weeks into the competition, Dota 2 League Western Challenge has been a mesmerizing event filled with intense and exciting battles so far.1

Na`Vi versus Cloud 9 in D2CL finals tonight

DotA 2Na`Vi versus Cloud 9 in D2CL finals tonight

Natus Vincere and Cloud 9 will be competing in a best-of-five showdown tonight for at least $25,000 and the Dota 2 Champions League Title. Their match will start at at 19:00 CET.10

Longest game record broken yet again in Fragbite Masters 2014

DotA 2Longest game record broken yet again in Fragbite Masters 2014

The record of the longest game in competitive DotA2 has been broken once again in less than a week. The throne now belongs to the match between 4FC and Team Dog for FragBite Masters, lasting for a total of 125 minutes and 26 seconds.27

Titan edges Arrow, takes first  WD Dota 2 Pro Series title

DotA 2Titan edges Arrow, takes first WD Dota 2 Pro Series title

Titan ends up on top of the WD Dota 2 Pro Series after defeating Arrow Gaming 3-1. Its a rivalry in the making, with the two Malaysian teams facing each other in the finals of a tournament for the third time in the last two days.15

DeMoN officially joins Team Liquid

DotA 2DeMoN officially joins Team Liquid

With a lengthy statement on their official site, Team Liquid announced the acquisition of Jimmy 'DeMoN' Ho. DeMoN has been standing in for the team since his departure from Team Dog, replacing Liquid's former captain Brian 'FLUFFNSTUFF' Lee.24

WPC-ACE West: Alliance second qualified team to LAN Playoffs

DotA 2WPC-ACE West: Alliance second qualified team to LAN Playoffs

The three best of one tiebreakers have just concluded, with Alliance winning the tied tiebreakers based on fastest time. Alliance will be joining Cloud9 and booking their flights to Shanghai. 22

RoX to kick-off ESL One European qualifiers' group stage with two games today

DotA 2RoX to kick-off ESL One European qualifiers' group stage with two games today

Russian team RoX.KiS and two other teams will start their bid for an ESL One Frankfurt qualification today as the European qualifiers start its group stage. The top three teams in this qualifier will join Natus Vincere, Alliance and three others in the $150,000 LAN finals of the competition which will be held in Frankfurt, Germany on 28-29 June.3

Titan, Arrow Gaming invited straight into ESL One Asian qualifier finals

DotA 2Titan, Arrow Gaming invited straight into ESL One Asian qualifier finals

Malaysian teams Titan and Arrow Gaming are two out of the four Southeast Asian teams which will be seeded straight into the ESL One Asian qualifier finals. The other two teams are still undisclosed at the moment.17

Video: XMG Captain's draft invitational highlights

DotA 2Video: XMG Captain's draft invitational highlights

The recent XMG Captain's draft invitational made way for exciting hero compositions and consequently thrilling combinations. Check out our ten-minute highlight clip wherein we have compiled the very best plays throughout the tournament.2

The Inagural: Prequalifiers and Play-in matches over, group stage starting today

DotA 2The Inagural: Prequalifiers and Play-in matches over, group stage starting today

The prequalifiers and play-in stage of The Inaugural are now finished, and we now have the full cast of the teams who will battle it out in the group stage. MVP.Phoenix will open up the first day of this phase as they take part in two matches, with the first one scheduled in 12:00 CET (18:00 SGT) today.13

First half of MPGL SEA Regionals finished, new champions emerge

DotA 2First half of MPGL SEA Regionals finished, new champions emerge

The GMPGL SEA regionals for Malaysia, Indonesia and rest-of-SEA is over, with new teams taking the title this month. There are still two more regional tournaments, one for Thailand and the other for Myanmar, to be held next week.4

EternalEnvy to stand in for Evil Geniuses at Starladder Finals

DotA 2EternalEnvy to stand in for Evil Geniuses at Starladder Finals

Jacky 'EternalEnvy' Mao will stand in for Evil Geniuses at the Starladder Finals in Kiev. Clinton 'Fear' Loomis, who has been sidelined due to an elbow injury, will be taking more time off to recover. 53

Dota2CL : Empire victorious against Alliance in consolation final

DotA 2Dota2CL : Empire victorious against Alliance in consolation final

Coming back from a 1-0 deficit, Empire managed to claim three consecutive victories to take down Alliance in the best-of-five consolation final. Earning the third place of Dota2 Champions League, they earn ~$19,000, and Alliance will settle for ~$12,500.13