Post-TI4 transfer mill - Qojqva and Bulba leave Team Liquid

Post-TI4 transfer mill - Qojqva and Bulba leave Team Liquid

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

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. 

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

Scandal replaces Afoninje in NVMI

DotA 2Scandal replaces Afoninje in NVMI

Nam Vezet - Mi Igraem (NVMI), fresh after a 2-0 defeat at the hands of their CIS counterparts Hellraisers have picked up the ever-present Russian solo mid / carry player - Scandal.12

WEC LAN Finals - Bracket, Scheduling and more

DotA 2WEC LAN Finals - Bracket, Scheduling and more

World Esports Championship have released information regarding the tournament format, rules, schedule and bracket for the upcoming LAN Finals this Friday. With eight strong challengers battling over the $168,000 prize pool, this tournament will kick off the post-TI4 LAN season.11

EMC #2 - Team Tinker and Virtus Pro withdraw, Chinese Bracket commences

DotA 2EMC #2 - Team Tinker and Virtus Pro withdraw, Chinese Bracket commences

After the announcement of the Excellent Moscow Cup's upcoming second season, Virtus Pro and Team Tinker have both withdrawn from the event. They have been replaced by compLexity and Na'Vi.US respectively. The Chinese bracket starts with LGD taking on HGT.3

i-League LAN final teams confirmed

DotA 2i-League LAN final teams confirmed

Eight teams will compete in the finals of the i-League after the qualifiers determined teams from each region. The finals will take place on September 25 after being moved to not clash with the WEC.7

D2CL Season 4 commences with western el clásico

DotA 2D2CL Season 4 commences with western el clásico

The European division group stages of the fourth season of D2CL begin today with old rivals Na'Vi and Alliance going up against each other, followed by TeamTinker taking on Empire. For the first time D2CL will feature multiple regions, with American and Chinese regional qualifiers to follow.17

'Dota is my youth', a documentary about Team DK

DotA 2'Dota is my youth', a documentary about Team DK

ImbaTV released yet another film about the Chinese participants of TI4, continuing their series of documentaries with interesting behind-the-scenes footage. This time, they follow Team DK, showing scenes from their bootcamp and their days in Seattle.20

StarLadder X - First Week Western Roundup

DotA 2StarLadder X - First Week Western Roundup

The first week of StarLadder's 10th season is over for the West, and the action has left little to be desired. In Europe, Na'Vi ends the week almost undefeated and Virtus Pro takes everyone by suprise. The Americas, having only 4 games played, see EG and Na'Vi.US showing solid performance.7

LGD, LGD.CDEC and HGT qualify for WEC

DotA 2LGD, LGD.CDEC and HGT qualify for WEC

With the Round-of-8 qualifiers completed, LGD, LGD.CDEC and HGT have qualified for WEC while powerhouses like Invictus Gaming and Vici Gaming fell short.8

Secret Team replaced by Na'Vi in WEC LAN finals due to visa issues

DotA 2Secret Team replaced by Na'Vi in WEC LAN finals due to visa issues

The newly formed Secret Team will be unable to attend the upcoming WEC offline finals in September, due to their Chinese visa requests getting denied. Instead, Natus Vincere will be joining Cloud9 and Evil Geniuses in Hangzhou, China for the event.19

Techies to be released next week

DotA 2Techies to be released next week

Tonight, Valve has updated its Dota 2 Blog and announced the release of Techies. Alongside the new hero, Valve intends on adding several new features, such as trophies for completed challenges, the new All Random Deathmatch game mode and a few compendium goals such as Mega Kill banners. 26

Jay-Bimbo to be IAP.XctN's new mid

DotA 2Jay-Bimbo to be IAP.XctN's new mid

Inter Active Philippines Execration, fresh from a 4-0 sweep at the Starladder Season X Southeast Asian Round Robin, has recently picked up former Mineski captain, Ryan Jay 'Bimbo' Qui.16

Team Liquid parts ways with Qoqjqva and Bulba

DotA 2Team Liquid parts ways with Qoqjqva and Bulba

Two months after TI4, Team Liquid announces the departure of both Bulba and Qojqva. The two of them have found a new home in Team Tinker, whereas Team Liquid leave their future in the Dota 2 scene uncertain, leaving also TC's future out in the open.15

HellRaisers signs Team Relax

DotA 2HellRaisers signs Team Relax

The Russian organization HellRaisers has acquired the new Relax squad, which is lead by the returning captain Ivan 'ArtStyle' Antonov. The team will return to action today for their StarSeries battle against Virtus.Pro at 19:30 CEST.9

Ars-Art retires, replaced by PGG

DotA 2Ars-Art retires, replaced by PGG

Only a few weeks ago, Ars-Art was announced as part of the new Moscow Five line-up. Now the Russian organization announces that AA, also known as Smile, will step back from the competitive scene. The team has found a replacement in an old friend of M5: PGG.25

i-League reschedules LAN finals to Sept 25th

DotA 2i-League reschedules LAN finals to Sept 25th

ImbaTV, organizer of the i-League, has announced that they rescheduled their LAN finals to avoid a clash with the upcoming WEC. The tournament will now take place on 25th September. Currently, Vici Gaming has been invited, while Virtus.pro, Power Rangers and Rave qualified through regional qualifiers. 6

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