The DotA phenomenon: More than a game, more than an eSport

The DotA phenomenon: More than a game, more than an eSport

In the rise of DotA 2 and the MOBA genre at large, the record breaking TI4 was a landmark in eSports, but it is really just the beginning. 

GIVEAWAY: Comment your way to 100 rares

GIVEAWAY: Comment your way to 100 rares

We at GosuGamers currently have more rares than our backpacks can carry. As a result, we will be giving a total of 500 rares away this week. Anyone who posts a comment in any Dota 2 news published from today until the end of Friday will have a shot at winning.

EG take down C9 in two consecutive matches to finish...

EG take down C9 in two consecutive matches to finish first in WEC LAN finals

The Grand Final of WEC is now over, with Evil Geniuses taking down Cloud9 with a total score of 4-1 to earn the first place in the tournament. With their victory, they earn the $97,600 first place prize, while C9 will have to return home with $32,500.

EternaLEnVy: 'Everytime I come to China, something...

EternaLEnVy: 'Everytime I come to China, something terrible happens'

Cloud9 have performed admirably at the WEC thus far, with a straight run of wins over LGD, Na`Vi, and now VG to secure themselves a spot in the Grand Finals, and a guaranteed 2nd place at least. We sat down with Jacky 'EternaLEnVy' Mao after their winner's bracket finals victory to find out his thoughts about the scene post-TI4. 

Interview: VG.Black^ - 'iceiceice vouched for me'

Interview: VG.Black^ - 'iceiceice vouched for me'

After a comfortable win against EG at WEC, Black^, the new recruit of Vici Gaming talks to us about his new team, chinese scene and his future plans.

EG.Arteezy: 'As always, we have a lot to work on'

EG.Arteezy: 'As always, we have a lot to work on'

Fresh from the loss against Vici, Arteezy talks about the games, the time in China so far, about the TI4 depression and how PPD is the dad of the team.

News

Team DK drops out of i-League and replaced by Newbee

DotA 2Team DK drops out of i-League and replaced by Newbee

For unknown reasons, Team DK has pulled out of the upcoming i-League LAN finals. A tiebreaker took place between LGD-Gaming, HGT and Newbee today with the TI4 champion emerging victorious.2

StarLadder X - VG dominates Newbee, secures spot in LAN finals

DotA 2StarLadder X - VG dominates Newbee, secures spot in LAN finals

Vici Gaming have once again proven that they are more than a match for Newbee, overpowering the TI4 Champions at the StarLadder Season X Chinese playoffs' upper bracket finals.5

D2CL - Three Week Recap

DotA 2D2CL - Three Week Recap

With three weeks of Dota 2 Champions League Season 4 matches out of the way, it's take to take a look at the standing and see where they will take these teams as things continue on with the European and American qualifiers.2

Cloud9 qualifies for ESL One, Team Secret or Na'Vi to follow

DotA 2Cloud9 qualifies for ESL One, Team Secret or Na'Vi to follow

The European division of the ESL One New York qualifiers is in full swing and has now seen the first team advance to the LAN finals. Cloud 9 has taken down Alliance 2-0 and will follow Evil Geniuses, Na'Vi.US and Vici Gaming in New York. Today, Natus Vincere and Team Secret will play out the 5th team to qualify for the event.8

StarLadder X - American playoffs to kick off tonight

DotA 2StarLadder X - American playoffs to kick off tonight

The American groupstage of StarLadder X is now over, and four squads have managed to secure a spot in the playoffs. EG, Na'Vi.US, Sneaky Nyx Assassins and Not Today are the challengers for the single ticket to Kiev and the offline finals of the tournament.4

VP Polar, Na'Vi, Team Empire and LGD to clash in EMC LAN finals

DotA 2VP Polar, Na'Vi, Team Empire and LGD to clash in EMC LAN finals

The Excellent Moscow Cup has finished its online groupstage and four teams are set to travel to Moscow on Sept 26th. Virtus.pro Polar, Natus Vincere, Team Empire and LGD Gaming will face off against each other at Forum Hall. 12

Bounty Hunter Series is back with 6th Edition

DotA 2Bounty Hunter Series is back with 6th Edition

Bounty Hunter Series returns with VP Polar challenging current King of the Hill Team Empire in the 6th edition of the tournament for a prize money of $1000.2

ESL One NYC: EG and Na'Vi.US crash through US qualifiers

DotA 2ESL One NYC: EG and Na'Vi.US crash through US qualifiers

The upper bracket of the ESL NYC's American qualifiers are now over, and teams Evil Geniuses and Na'Vi.US have secured their spots at the ESL's LAN Finals.8

Starladder X - China group stage completed, iG and LGD fall short

DotA 2Starladder X - China group stage completed, iG and LGD fall short

The group stages have been completed and four teams have made it through to compete in the China qualifier playoffs, looking ever more closer for a chance to compete in Kiev in the LAN finals.16

Invictus Gaming takes down Vici Gaming in Sina Cup #5

DotA 2Invictus Gaming takes down Vici Gaming in Sina Cup #5

Vici Gaming has been able to be a dominant factor in the Chinese scene as of late, but today Invictus Gaming took them down 3-2 in the Sina Cup #5 finals. The TI4 runner-up previously sent down the TI2 champions to the loser's bracket, but iG fought their way back to claim the title.18

Denial eSports replace Arben with Funzii

DotA 2Denial eSports replace Arben with Funzii

Denial announced today that they will be replacing their mid laner Arben 'Arbenlol' Forest-Sisalem with Thibault ' Funzii' Calonne. Arben will still be playing as a substitute for the team while he pursues other endeavors.15

Newbee unable to attend EMC #2 LAN due to passport issue

DotA 2Newbee unable to attend EMC #2 LAN due to passport issue

Newbee, after successfully qualifying for the Excellent Moscow Cup #2's LAN event in Moscow, have withdrawn from the competition, citing a lost passport as the cause.29

Cloud9 overpower Team Tinker to win NVIDIA Game24 Invitational

DotA 2Cloud9 overpower Team Tinker to win NVIDIA Game24 Invitational

The 24-hour marathon tournament NVIDIA Game24 Invitational is now over, and Cloud9 managed to claim the first place and $7000. After their 3-1 defeat in the finals, Team Tinker will have to settle for $4000, while both EG and Alliance will go home with $2000.24

Dota Pit League announces season 2 with at least $75,000 up for grabs

DotA 2Dota Pit League announces season 2 with at least $75,000 up for grabs

A few months after their first season, Dota Pit announces a much bigger season 2. 16 teams from the West will compete over the course of five weeks for at least $75,000. A ticket bundled with a Lich set will be up for purchase to increase the prize pool even further. 16

Brackets released for i-League LAN finals

DotA 2Brackets released for i-League LAN finals

The brackets of the i-League LAN finals have been announced, with five Chinese and three foreign teams battling it out for over $300,000. The tournament will feature Tongfu's OldBoys and DK's new squad in their first ever LAN event since the rosters' launch.22

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