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

$15,000 NVidia Game24 Invitational set to begin in a few hours

DotA 2$15,000 NVidia Game24 Invitational set to begin in a few hours

In coordination with NVidia's "24-hour celebration of PC gaming," an all best-of-five invitational is set to begin in a few hours, with four of the west's top teams battling it out for a $15,000 prize pool.14

Announcement - Interest rate on items stored at GosuGamers

DotA 2Announcement - Interest rate on items stored at GosuGamers

Starting October 1st, GosuGamers will collect daily interest for users storing over 100 rares or keys at our platform. 17

Virtus.Pro acquires NVMI - VP.Polar formed

DotA 2Virtus.Pro acquires NVMI - VP.Polar formed

NVMI - a team that has been making waves in the scene lately with their strong performances and good run of form have been picked up by Virtus.Pro to form the second Dota team on VP's roster named VP.Polar.24

WCA announces groups and match-ups for Dota 2 and HS

DotA 2WCA announces groups and match-ups for Dota 2 and HS

Starting on October 2nd, top teams and players from around the world will once more assemble in China to compete for over $600,000 in Dota 2 and Hearthstone combined. Today, the organizers announced the match-ups and grups for both titles.19

ESL NY - Casters, analysts and hosts revealed

DotA 2ESL NY - Casters, analysts and hosts revealed

A recent update on the ESL One New York's Facebook page has revealed details on which DotA 2 personalities were selected to host and cast the tournament's main event.40

Vici Gaming wipe Newbee to qualify for ESL One

DotA 2Vici Gaming wipe Newbee to qualify for ESL One

In the best of five final for the ESL One Chinese qualifiers VG took a 3-0 victory over reigning international champions Newbee to secure their place at the LAN final.27

Brasil Game Show to Host Dota 2 Tournament

DotA 2Brasil Game Show to Host Dota 2 Tournament

In what might be the first major tournament for the region, Brasil Game Show has decided to host a $25,000 Dota 2 tournament for Latin American teams this October.21

World Cyber Arena - Invitation Only LAN Finals Information

DotA 2World Cyber Arena - Invitation Only LAN Finals Information

Organizers for the World Cyber Arena have released information on a LAN Final in Yinchuan, China where four Chinese and four foreign teams will compete for ~$470,000 starting October 2nd to October 5th.56

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.29

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.8

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 2015.15

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.32

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.11

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. 38

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.37

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