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. 

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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.2

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.7

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.19

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

BigDaddy and Fly leave Fnatic

DotA 2BigDaddy and Fly leave Fnatic

Fnatic officially confirms that BigDaddy and Fly had left the team. Fnatic is left with only two players left in the roster. BigDaddy and Fly is now part of a new team called Team Secret along with Puppey, Kuroky and S4. The future lineup for H4nn1 and Trixi remains unknown while being shrouded in rumors.18

CompLexity picks up stayGreen - short Moonmeander interview

DotA 2CompLexity picks up stayGreen - short Moonmeander interview

After two years compLexity Gaming returns to the Dota 2 scene. The North-American multigaming organization picks up former HoN now turned Dota 2 team stayGreen. Together with former DreamDestroyer player MoonMeander, the team will be looking to establish themselves in the professional Dota 2 circuit.18

Staff Cup is back - GGnet goes for glory

DotA 2Staff Cup is back - GGnet goes for glory

You know the post-TI depression is truly over when the best of the best clash again in a fierce competition. 16 teams will fight for glory once more in a heated competition where there will only be one winner. The Staff Cup has returned!13

StarLadder X: America and Europe kick-off

DotA 2StarLadder X: America and Europe kick-off

Last night, the American division of StarLadder's tenth season kicked off, followed by the European one today. TI3 champions Alliance, the "Secret Team" and many more new rosters will represent themselves on one of Europe's biggest stages for Dota 2. The kick-off match will be between Alliance and Cloud9.4

Perfect World and MarsTV announce collaboration

DotA 2Perfect World and MarsTV announce collaboration

Perfect World and MarsTV have announced a collaboration today at a large press conference. The collaboration includes the creation of a new international competition, new media content, and a brand new broadcasting platform. 3

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The Dota 2 ACE Alliance: Corruption and Corporatism

DotA 2The 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. 32

DotA 2Interview 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. 2

The Volunteer Business, Part Three

DotA 2The 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. 10

The International: The evolution of Pubstomps

DotA 2The International: The evolution of Pubstomps

For those that could not attend The International 4 in Seattle, some of us settled for next best - locally held Pubstomps in the area. Our editor, Frederick 'winterequinox007' Benjamin examines a few pubstomps in different locations around the world: Singapore, Canada, and Australia.11

MVP.March: 'We were rooting for Team Liquid since they beat us'

DotA 2MVP.March: 'We were rooting for Team Liquid since they beat us'

GosuGamers caught up with MVP.Phoenix's captain, Taewon 'March' Park, in a candid interview where he talks about his journey at The International 2014, how he thought the team would fare, and about the team's future. Read on as March touches on topics related to DK, Alliance and TI4 overall.10

The International 2014: All you need to know about the main event

DotA 2The International 2014: All you need to know about the main event

The playoff phase for The International Dota 2 Championships 2014 has ended with eight teams making the final cut into the main event at Key Arena, Seattle. Today, we take a look at the remaining teams who will fight for the biggest chunk of prize money an eSports event of such magnitude has ever seen.27

Pick and ban analysis of the 8 remaining TI4 teams

DotA 2Pick and ban analysis of the 8 remaining TI4 teams

With the brackets decided for the TI4 main event, the eight teams that came out on top in the group stage and bubble brackets will face up to contest the biggest DotA prize pool yet. Let’s take a look at the hero picks and bans that got them this far and what we can expect in Key Arena.32

A compilation of the best moments of the best groupstage of the best event

DotA 2A compilation of the best moments of the best groupstage of the best event

After five days of intense action, the TI4 playoffs have just concluded. Eight teams are currently planning where to spend their minimum $500,000, while the rest will have to figure out what went wrong with their strategies. The three playoff stages were full of interesting moments, providing enough entertainment for the whole family. This is a list of some of our favorite snapshots from the TI4 playoffs.17

TI4 journey so far: Story of the groupstages

DotA 2TI4 journey so far: Story of the groupstages

The group stages of this year’s TI have now been wrapped up and the brackets for the main event decided. With a few days before attention turns to Key Arena there is a little time to reflect on what was an action packed first few days of games.20

Day 6 Event Blog: Chinese showdown

DotA 2Day 6 Event Blog: Chinese showdown

Join Mervyn 'ItchyScratchyBalls' Tan as he blogs about his experience at the main event hall at the TI4 Group Stage, including short text interviews with the players in between matches!14

Day 5 Event Blog: Liquid melting

DotA 2Day 5 Event Blog: Liquid melting

Join Mervyn 'ItchyScratchyBalls' Tan as he blogs about his experience at the main event hall at the TI4 Group Stage, including short text interviews with the players in between matches!13

How did Alliance fare so badly at TI4? What went wrong?

DotA 2How did Alliance fare so badly at TI4? What went wrong?

Whether you love, hate or love to hate the Alliance, they undeniably are (or perhaps ‘used to be’ now) one of the best teams in the world. They had a rough start to TI4, but pulled back on day two. Now they have crashed out of the tournament, so what went wrong for this innovative European team?92

Day 4 Event Blog: Short Interview with 71

DotA 2Day 4 Event Blog: Short Interview with 71

Join Mervyn 'ItchyScratchyBalls' Tan as he blogs about his experience at the main event hall at the TI4 Group Stage, including short text interviews with the players in between matches!20

Day 3 Event Blog: Arrow Gaming eliminated, western teams in a tough spot

DotA 2Day 3 Event Blog: Arrow Gaming eliminated, western teams in a tough spot

Join Mervyn 'ItchyScratchyBalls' Tan as he blogs about his experience at the main event hall at the TI4 Group Stage, including short text interviews with the players in between matches!8

Day 2 Event Blog: Arrow wins two games!

DotA 2Day 2 Event Blog: Arrow wins two games!

Join Mervyn 'ItchyScratchyBalls' Tan as he blogs about his experience at the main event hall at the TI4 Group Stage, including short text interviews with the players in between matches!20

Day 1 Event Blog: Liquid the biggest surprise

DotA 2Day 1 Event Blog: Liquid the biggest surprise

Join Mervyn 'ItchyScratchyBalls' Tan as he blogs about his experience at the main event hall at the TI4 Group Stage, including short text interviews with the players in between matches!4

TI4 Day 2: Group stage expectations and group stage schedule

DotA 2TI4 Day 2: Group stage expectations and group stage schedule

The International 4 is on its way, and we are now entering the second day. But what exactly are we expecting from this phase of the tournament? Read on to see more, including the games and casting schedule of the group stage's first day.9

'Ones to Watch' at TI4: Key Players who could make the difference

DotA 2'Ones to Watch' at TI4: Key Players who could make the difference

With the biggest Dota 2 prize pool yet, TI4 promises to be an incredible tournament. Here are a few players to look out for who have the potential to make the biggest impact for their teams early on. 26

DotA 2TI4 Day 1: Wildcard and Solo Championship

The proverbial calm before the storm will end tonight, as the two-week The International 4 will commence tonight. Starting it off is its first phase, a four-team wildcard tournament wherein the winner will earn the final slot on the competition. The Solo Championship will also be held on day 1.11

Empire - A quest for dominance

DotA 2Empire - A quest for dominance

The International Dota 2 Championships 2014 is all set to begin on July 18th at Key Arena, Seattle. Nineteen teams will travel to Seattle out of which only sixteen will contest for the ever growing prize purse of a whopping $10,500,000. GosuGamers will be releasing team previews until the main event for The International 2014 begins, to offer an overview of the teams' performance since The International 2013.8