Interview with BigDaddy: "We learned a lot this LAN"

Interview with BigDaddy: "We learned a lot this LAN"

We sat down with Cloud9's BigDaddy after their third place finish at Starladder XII, he talks about playing against top level teams like Vici Gaming, East vs West matchup, his ideas for the new patch and Valve's new tournament system.

iG.BurNing : "VG were better prepared than us"

iG.BurNing : "VG were better prepared than us"

We sat down with BurNing for a short video interview after the Grand Final of StarLadder XII. Through his answers, BurNing talks about iG's defeat against ViCi Gaming, their run in the tournament and the challenges they will face in the future.

ViCi Gaming declared champion of StarLader XII after 3-1...

ViCi Gaming declared champion of StarLader XII after 3-1 victory

ViCi Gaming is the new StarLadder champion after an impressive 3-1 victory against iG in the grand finals of the tournament. Through their victory, they have earned the first place prize of $67,500, while iG will have to settle for $30,000. 

Valve changes the system, introduces three major...

Valve changes the system, introduces three major tournaments around the year

Answering the calls for a change in the competitive scene, Valve will be hosting three more major tournaments throughout the year together with The International. These events will take place at different locations around the world, and the teams that wish to participate must have the required roster stability.

This is why we're excited about Starladder XII

This is why we're excited about Starladder XII

The Starladder XII LAN Finals are upon us, it’ll feature a prize pool north of $200,000 and eight of the best teams in the world namely Vici Gaming, Invictus Gaming, Team Secret, Cloud9, Alliance, London Conspiracy, Team Tinker and Team Malaysia. The LAN finals start on April 24th and these are the reasons why we're excited about it.

MVP.QO: 'I believe we can make it to TI5'

MVP.QO: 'I believe we can make it to TI5'

QO is the mid-laner for MVP.Phoenix, we talk about how he got into DotA, the mindset in big tournaments, recent additions to Team MVP and TI Invites. 

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Five memorable performances from StarLadder XII

DotA 2Five memorable performances from StarLadder XII

There were some big performances and some even bigger upsets throughout the weekend at Dreamhack Bucharest, but let's focus on the players. We have compiled a Team of the Tournament; a five man list of some of the more memorable individual performances and the heroes they dominated on. Let's take a look. 10

Four top EU teams play it cool for $30,000 in the ASUS Play It Cool tournament

DotA 2Four top EU teams play it cool for $30,000 in the ASUS Play It Cool tournament

The ASUS PlayItCool tournament will take place on May 3rd in Cologne, Germany. Four invited European teams will fight in a LAN setting for their own share of the $30,000 prizepool. The invited teams are Alliance, Virtus.pro, Ninjas-in-Pyjamas and Lemondogs. 5

Vega Squadron adds Mag and Solo

DotA 2Vega Squadron adds Mag and Solo

Vega Squadron have announced the addition of Mag and Solo to their roster, although both the players have been playing for the team in the past but this comes as an official website.6

Interview with BigDaddy: "We learned a lot this LAN"

DotA 2Interview with BigDaddy: "We learned a lot this LAN"

We sat down with Cloud9's BigDaddy after their third place finish at Starladder XII, he talks about playing against top level teams like Vici Gaming, East vs West matchup, his ideas for the new patch and Valve's new tournament system.7

Interview with GoDz and Zyori from BTS

DotA 2Interview with GoDz and Zyori from BTS

GosuGamers sat down with Zyori and GoDz, they talk about the venue, production quality, Cyborgmatt's comments and the upcoming patch.3

iG.BurNing : "VG were better prepared than us"

DotA 2iG.BurNing : "VG were better prepared than us"

We sat down with BurNing for a short video interview after the Grand Final of StarLadder XII. Through his answers, BurNing talks about iG's defeat against ViCi Gaming, their run in the tournament and the challenges they will face in the future.22

ViCi Gaming declared champion of StarLader XII after 3-1 victory

DotA 2ViCi Gaming declared champion of StarLader XII after 3-1 victory

ViCi Gaming is the new StarLadder champion after an impressive 3-1 victory against iG in the grand finals of the tournament. Through their victory, they have earned the first place prize of $67,500, while iG will have to settle for $30,000. 9

StarLadder XII Final Day - Third place finish for Cloud 9

DotA 2StarLadder XII Final Day - Third place finish for Cloud 9

Bone7 and Cloud 9 has made it through to the top three to keep the Romanian crowds happy but they come up against their most important challenge yet, an elimination match against a strong Invictus Gaming. Only two matches remain and live coverage begins at 10:30 CEST.25

StarLadder XII Day 2 - VG goes to finals, Team Tinker eliminated

DotA 2StarLadder XII Day 2 - VG goes to finals, Team Tinker eliminated

Only four teams remain in the race of StarLadder XII, after the elimination of both Team MY and Alliance from the competition. Invictus Gaming and ViCi Gaming will cross their swords for the first Grand Final spot, while Team Tinker and Cloud9 will fight for their own survival in their Lower Bracket match. 13

StarLadder XII Day 2 - Cloud9 and Team Tinker stay in the race

DotA 2StarLadder XII Day 2 - Cloud9 and Team Tinker stay in the race

StarLadder XII is turning into a terrible tournament for European teams with two already eliminated and the remaining two Cloud 9 and Alliance are forced to compete against each other for the privilege of reaching the next round. On the second stage Team MY are looking to bounce straight back with a win over American qualifiers Team Tinker.5

StarLadder XII Day 2 - ViCi Gaming and Invictus Gaming dominate

DotA 2StarLadder XII Day 2 - ViCi Gaming and Invictus Gaming dominate

With Secret eliminated it's now time to focus on the upper bracket semi-finals. Cloud 9 are the only Western team still undefeated but face a massive challenge against the new roster of ViCi Gaming while Invictus Gaming and Team MY battle it out to discover who will continue their good form.7

StarLadder XII Day 2 - Secret eliminated at the first stage

DotA 2StarLadder XII Day 2 - Secret eliminated at the first stage

Bucharest will start seriously heating up with some must-win matches for the teams starting with an early morning elimination match between Team Secret and Alliance. A loss means they exit the tournament at the first stage, so both teams will come out fighting to remain in the competition.24

Valve changes the system, introduces three major tournaments around the year

DotA 2Valve changes the system, introduces three major tournaments around the year

Answering the calls for a change in the competitive scene, Valve will be hosting three more major tournaments throughout the year together with The International. These events will take place at different locations around the world, and the teams that wish to participate must have the required roster stability.19

StarLadder XII: Saturday 25th (Day 2) Survival Guide

DotA 2StarLadder XII: Saturday 25th (Day 2) Survival Guide

The Starladder LAN finals are well under way, LC has already bee eliminated. The second day begins with an elimination matchup and here is your survival guide!3

StarLadder XII Day I - Invictus Gaming sweep Alliance

DotA 2StarLadder XII Day I - Invictus Gaming sweep Alliance

In a late scheduling change Invictus Gaming have agreed to play Alliance tonight despite a visa issue disaster which forced the Chinese team to spend last night in Frankfurt Airport. The upper bracket semi-final match between Cloud 9 and ViCi Gaming has been moved back to tomorrow. 7