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.

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ESL One NYC : An update on Eastern and Western qualifiers

DotA 2ESL One NYC : An update on Eastern and Western qualifiers

The offline finals of ESL One New York are getting closer, and only a few challengers remain in the race for the precious tickets to Madison Square Garden. One Chinese, four European and three American teams will have the chance to compete for the $100,000+ prize pool.4

Canada Cup Season 3 - Not Today, Thundercats, and SNA emerge undefeated

DotA 2Canada Cup Season 3 - Not Today, Thundercats, and SNA emerge undefeated

After almost a week of matches, the group stages of the third season of the Canada Cup are now over, and teams Thundercats, Sneaky Nyx Assassins, and Not Today have emerged undefeated from their respective groups.4

GDC 2015 welcomes eSports

DotA 2GDC 2015 welcomes eSports

Next year's edition of the Game Developer's Conference will feature two new "summits", among which eSports and Community Management. The conference itself is set for the first days of March 2015.13

StarLadder X - Team Tinker, Na'Vi and Secret Team tied for first place

DotA 2StarLadder X - Team Tinker, Na'Vi and Secret Team tied for first place

Almost one month in to StarLadder X, and Natus Vincere, Secret Team and Team Tinker are all topping the European leaderboard with a 7-1 score. However, the high amount of remaining games still makes it difficult to make predictions about the final four.24

Excellent Moscow Cup #2 - Fnatic and NVMI on top of European leaderboard

DotA 2Excellent Moscow Cup #2 - Fnatic and NVMI on top of European leaderboard

Almost 20 days have passed since the beginning of the European division of Excellent Moscow Cup #2, and almost half the matches of the season have already been played. The first place currently belongs to Fnatic, followed by NVMI and Empire.9

China will not participate in the Dota2 Champions League

DotA 2China will not participate in the Dota2 Champions League

In a sad turn of events, the Chinese teams will not be allowed to compete in the D2CL due to conflicting events. 36

NVMI defeats Na'Vi 2-0 in Game Show finals

DotA 2NVMI defeats Na'Vi 2-0 in Game Show finals

In the finals of the Game Show tournament at DreamHack Moscow, the recently formed team around Goblak and DKphobos has taken down Ukrainian powerhouse Natus Vincere. NVMI has shown that they are here to stay.33

StarLadder announces season 11 and 2015 schedule

DotA 2StarLadder announces season 11 and 2015 schedule

The anniversary season of StarLadder is still ongoing and the organizers have already announced five new seasons. With season 11 starting this year, 2015 will see another four seasons of StarLadder StarSeries.23

Team DK new lineup announced with BurNing as the coach

DotA 2Team DK new lineup announced with BurNing as the coach

The new DK lineup has been announced, and it is rather different from the organization's former all-star squads. It includes the three experienced players Cty, DreamyU and Hanci along with two new talents Qian and Kun. BurNing will serve as the new team's coach.73

GIVEAWAY closed - winners announced

DotA 2GIVEAWAY closed - winners announced

The Medium Rare Giveaway is over and five users who posted comments in one of 14 articles are now 100 rares richer. Are you one of the winners? Find out here!52

Game Show playoffs begin, M5 and HR eliminated

DotA 2Game Show playoffs begin, M5 and HR eliminated

The group stage of the first Game Show League is over, with Empire, VP, NVMI and Na'Vi setting up the finals at DreamHack. Meanwhile, HR and M5 were eliminated on a day which was again marked with multiple issues.44

LV.Gaming announced, including former CIS, LGD and Orenda members

DotA 2LV.Gaming announced, including former CIS, LGD and Orenda members

Through their official Facebook page, the VG organization announced a new Chinese squad that includes ddc, Inflame, demons, Lin and zyf/YJ. The new team was created in collaboration with LGD and they have already played their first three matches.233

ECL Fall 2014 Kicks Off

DotA 2ECL Fall 2014 Kicks Off

The eSports Championship League returns for the second time in 2014 with a new season, with teams such as IG, Newbee, and LGD competing for what is rumored to be a ¥100,000 ($16,300) prize pool.220

Team Coast drops Frigoleet and steffstyle

DotA 2Team Coast drops Frigoleet and steffstyle

After a string of poor performances, Team Coast has decided to part ways with two of their members: Frigoleet and steffstyle. Their replacements are yet to be announced.366

Virtus.pro in pole position after a day of tumult

DotA 2Virtus.pro in pole position after a day of tumult

The first day of the $50,000 Game Show is now in the books and will unfortunately be remembered as a day of pauses, remakes and delays. As far as results go, Virtus.pro and NVMI had the best starts.439

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