The DAC Group Stage: A chance to prove a point

The DAC Group Stage: A chance to prove a point

The group stages of Perfect World's Dota2 Asia Champonships are nearly upon us, we take a look at what the attending teams will want to prove in this tournament which many dub TI 4.5.

The DAC Wildcard Qualifier preview

The DAC Wildcard Qualifier preview

The Dota 2 Asian Championship is set to be the biggest tournament outside of The International in 2015 with a gigantic prizepool of over 2 million dollars. 14 of the 16 protagonists are already settled to fight in Shangai’s Indoor Stadium while the top2 of the Wildcard Qualifier will join them in the prestigious event. Will Na'Vi crawl their way back to the top of the European scene? Is this the ZSMJ's comeback to the grand stage? Or is this the breakout tournament of PR? 

GosuGamers Rich List 2014

GosuGamers Rich List 2014

With over $15,000,000 in money earned from the top 20 teams last year, we take a look at some of the top earners and go through a recap of their year and the many roster changes they faced. With the massive prize pool of The International 4 dominating the list, will your favourite team appear in the top 20?

CSW.Godot: There are no captains that stand out in SEA

CSW.Godot: There are no captains that stand out in SEA

GosuGamers had the chance to sit with Darcy 'Godot' Jose, captain of Australian-Singaporean squad Can't Say Wips, and pick his brain on the state of the game, his team, and the state of the Australian and South East Asian Dota scenes. 

Beyond Dota: Movie Making

Beyond Dota: Movie Making

We take a look behind the scenes of moviemaking in Dota 2 - what do movie makers in Dota think, how did they get started and is there an actual scene to support a whole career?

GosuGamers update: New "Streams" Page

GosuGamers update: New "Streams" Page

GosuGamers receives another UI update as we've revamped the streams page so you can view more channels and filter them better. Feedback is appreciated as always!

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LIVE: DAC Day 4 - HR destroys LGD, Secret extends the lead

DotA 2LIVE: DAC Day 4 - HR destroys LGD, Secret extends the lead

Day 4 is halfway through and NewBee and MVP.Phoenix are one game away from elimination. At the same time, Natus Vincere appears to be stronger than ever and establishes themselves in the top 5.11

DAC Day 4 - Vici Gaming slays C9, Secret remains dominant

DotA 2DAC Day 4 - Vici Gaming slays C9, Secret remains dominant

The fourth day has dawned and it is the day of decisions: NewBee and MVP have only a glimmer of hope and cannot afford to lose. On the other end of the spectrum, Secret remains untouched with VG, EG and BG sitting right behind them.22

Meracle forges 5eva with former FD and ii players

DotA 2Meracle forges 5eva with former FD and ii players

Shortly after the dissolution of SEA scene mainstay First Departure, Meracle and fellow ex-FD member poloson have teamed up again, alongside two members from Insidious Idol, to form 5eva. 20

DAC Day 3 - Another loss for EHOME, another win for Secret

DotA 2DAC Day 3 - Another loss for EHOME, another win for Secret

Secret Team has an impressive 10-0 winning streak, while their rivals Evil Geniuses are having trouble with two losses in the second day of DAC. Despite a victory against iG, EHOME also seem unable to stand their ground after two victories agianst LGD and Secret.28

Chinese Interview with EHOME.71

DotA 2Chinese Interview with EHOME.71

178.com managed to grab a lengthy video interview with Wenyi '71'Tang, coach of the recently reinvented EHOME squad, which we have translated for our readers here. In the interview, 71 talks about the current state of the Chinese scene, the revival of the EHOME brand, and more.9

TC leaves FireDota

DotA 2TC leaves FireDota

Tyler 'TC' Cook has revealed on his stream that he will be leaving Team Fire and taking a break from the competitive scene for a few weeks before he starts considering new teams.9

DAC Day 3 - Na'Vi stops EG's undefeated run

DotA 2DAC Day 3 - Na'Vi stops EG's undefeated run

The rankings begin to solidify as day 3 of the Dota 2 Asia Championships begins. EG and Secret still stand undefeated atop the pile, while Cloud 9, Newbee, MVP.Phoenix, and HGT duke it out for a spot at the playoffs. 15

First Departure officially disbands

DotA 2First Departure officially disbands

The Singaporean squad First Departure has officially disbanded, after a long run in the SEA scene since 2012. While the future of the team's members is currently unknown, Meracle tweeted that he will continue his career in another Singaporean team.6

DAC Day 2 - EG and Secret undefeated, Newbee in danger of an early exit

DotA 2DAC Day 2 - EG and Secret undefeated, Newbee in danger of an early exit

Day 2 of the DAC is well underway and we are beginning to find out what teams are establishing their dominance and which ones are struggling to compete against the opposition. EG and Secret sit at the top of the group with Vici and Rave just below them, but TI4 champions Newbee could be in for an early exit.37

DAC Day 2 - Na'Vi and VG dominant, EG victorious once again

DotA 2DAC Day 2 - Na'Vi and VG dominant, EG victorious once again

Day 2 of the DAC is upon us and will see what teams can establish themselves at the top. So far, EG and Secret are leading the group, followed by Rave and EHOME.11

DAC Day 2 - EG undefeated, LGD stops ViCi Gaming

DotA 2DAC Day 2 - EG undefeated, LGD stops ViCi Gaming

Day 2 of the DAC is upon us and will see what teams can establish themselves at the top. Can Evil Geniuses and Team Secret keep up their dominating streaks, will NewBee start a gloriou comeback and can Rave stay in the top ranks?17

Vega and NiP complete Dota Pit League Season 3

DotA 2Vega and NiP complete Dota Pit League Season 3

The DotaPit Season 3 qualifiers have just ended with NiP taking down M5.int 2:0. Dota Pit already boasts a prize pool of more than 150,000 USD and is scheduled to begin the 12th of February, only three days after the conclusion of the Dota 2 Asia Championship.4

Mihawk and Iwo leave Not Today

DotA 2Mihawk and Iwo leave Not Today

The Peruvian squad Not Today will undergo massive roster changes, as two of their players have decided to leave the team for their own personal reasons. Both Mihawk and Iwo will seek a new home to continue their careers, leaving NoT with three players.10

DAC Day 1 - Secret and EG top of the chart

DotA 2DAC Day 1 - Secret and EG top of the chart

The third and final part of Day 1 is ongoing, with a total of nine more games before the first day of Dota 2 Asia Championships are over.62

DAC Day 1 - NewBee, HGT and Na`Vi struggling

DotA 2DAC Day 1 - NewBee, HGT and Na`Vi struggling

Day 1 of the Asia Championship, part 2. The first three rounds of games are done and every team has tried their luck once currently. LGD and Rave are the only teams that played two games so far in the first three rounds. 26

Workshop creators take over $57 million since 2011

DotA 2Workshop creators take over $57 million since 2011

The Steam Workshop has proven its susccess in the past three years, with over US$57 million generated for content creators. Valve have decided to expand this crowdsourcing network to include non-Valve titles to encourage greater user contribution. 9

DAC Day 1 - MVP.Phoenix takes down Newbee, LGD scores first Chinese victory

DotA 2DAC Day 1 - MVP.Phoenix takes down Newbee, LGD scores first Chinese victory

The long awaited groupstage of the Dota 2 Asia Championships is here and the best of the best are set to compete for the $2,000,000+ prizepool. Giants such as Invictus Gaming, Newbee, Vici Gaming, Evil Geniuses and more are ready to battle. 35

Virtus.pro wins the HitBox BH Europe showdown against Team Tinker

DotA 2Virtus.pro wins the HitBox BH Europe showdown against Team Tinker

Another cup of the HitBoxTV Bounty Hunter series has just concluded, with Virtus.pro taking down Team Tinker in four games to win the $1,500. The next battle of the series will take place between two American squads, Fire and compLexity, on January 30th.1

eSports are now a 2nd level Olympic sport

DotA 2eSports are now a 2nd level Olympic sport

eSports have been accredited as an official 2nd level Olympic sport by the Korean Olympic Committee.9

Blitz joins joinDOTA

DotA 2Blitz joins joinDOTA

William 'Blitz' Lee, former Zephyr mid, will be part of the joinDOTA crew from now on as they picked him up after his stint in South Korea with Zephyr ended. With the addition of Wiilliam 'Blitz' Lee the joinDOTA crew now consist of five people.12

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The DAC Group Stage: A chance to prove a point

DotA 2The DAC Group Stage: A chance to prove a point

The group stages of Perfect World's Dota2 Asia Champonships are nearly upon us, we take a look at what the attending teams will want to prove in this tournament which many dub TI 4.5.21

The DAC Wildcard Qualifier preview

DotA 2The DAC Wildcard Qualifier preview

The Dota 2 Asian Championship is set to be the biggest tournament outside of The International in 2015 with a gigantic prizepool of over 2 million dollars. 14 of the 16 protagonists are already settled to fight in Shangai’s Indoor Stadium while the top2 of the Wildcard Qualifier will join them in the prestigious event. Will Na'Vi crawl their way back to the top of the European scene? Is this the ZSMJ's comeback to the grand stage? Or is this the breakout tournament of PR? 19

GosuGamers Rich List 2014

DotA 2GosuGamers Rich List 2014

With over $15,000,000 in money earned from the top 20 teams last year, we take a look at some of the top earners and go through a recap of their year and the many roster changes they faced. With the massive prize pool of The International 4 dominating the list, will your favourite team appear in the top 20?28

CSW.Godot: There are no captains that stand out in SEA

DotA 2CSW.Godot: There are no captains that stand out in SEA

GosuGamers had the chance to sit with Darcy 'Godot' Jose, captain of Australian-Singaporean squad Can't Say Wips, and pick his brain on the state of the game, his team, and the state of the Australian and South East Asian Dota scenes. 12

Beyond Dota: Movie Making

DotA 2Beyond Dota: Movie Making

We take a look behind the scenes of moviemaking in Dota 2 - what do movie makers in Dota think, how did they get started and is there an actual scene to support a whole career?19

The themes of StarLadder Season XI

DotA 2The themes of StarLadder Season XI

On January 15th the Cyberarena in Kiev, Ukraine opens its doors for the eleventh season of StarLadder. The tournament features eight well known teams from around the world competing for a prize pool that currently stands at $124,050. But what are some of the main storylines from the teams going into the finals?8

'I felt left out' - NiP.Era talks about his year and Lajons

DotA 2'I felt left out' - NiP.Era talks about his year and Lajons

We managed to grab one of NiP's first Dota 2 players, Adrian 'Era' Kryeziu, for an interview to talk about his rough year with Fnatic and his new teams Lajons that eventually got picked up by Ninjas in Pyjamas. 31

2014: A Year in Review

DotA 22014: A Year in Review

Dear GosuReaders, in light of the eventful year of 2014, GosuGamers has chosen to relive the year and its legacy on the Dota 2 scene. Here are ten of the things that retrospectively have a large impact on the scene going forward into 2015. 15

Kellymilkies: Ultimately, Alliance needed change to revitalise us

DotA 2Kellymilkies: Ultimately, Alliance needed change to revitalise us

The new Alliance team was announced earlier this week, comprising Loda (C),  Pajkatt, EGM, Mynuts, and Akke, once more forming a fully Swedish roster. In this interview, we speak with Kelly 'Kellymilkies' Ong, Manager of Alliance, to find out more about the updated roster changes and the reasons for the changes.39

Skim reacts: Roles in Dota 2 and Team Secret

DotA 2Skim reacts: Roles in Dota 2 and Team Secret

An opinion piece on roles in Dota 2 at the example of Team Secret.32

The official survival guide to DAC

DotA 2The official survival guide to DAC

The qualifiers for Perfect World's and MarsTV's Dota 2 Asian Championships are just days away from kicking off and we have collected everything you need to know about the tournament in regards to schedules, dates and formats in this news.35

Fluff: 'The entire pool is open for position 4 supports'

DotA 2Fluff: 'The entire pool is open for position 4 supports'

Shortly after the rebirth of Team Fire, GosuGamers was able to talk to support player Brian 'Fluffnstuff' Lee to talk about his past year, his experience with Team Liquid but even more so about Team Fire, their TI5 aspirations and the new roster. Fluffnstuff also shares his opinion on the new patch and old innovations of his.7

GosuGamers Awards 2014: Dota 2 nominations

DotA 2GosuGamers Awards 2014: Dota 2 nominations

The yearly GosuGamers Awards have returned! We take a look at the year 2014 and honor the best of the best in each category; the players, that made us scream our lungs out and made us lose our rares; the casters that make the events so enjoyable; the events and their organizers who make sure to produce a high quality product.83

Do you remember the big plays throughout Dota 2's history?

DotA 2Do you remember the big plays throughout Dota 2's history?

Goldie Oldies is a video series featuring those superb game breaking clashes and plays throughout Dota 2's life span that are not easily forgotten. Four episodes are released so far, find them all here! Also provided is written commentary regarding each scene and the context of the game in question.43

DotA 25 reasons why The Summit 2 is going to be SO smart

The Summit 2 is right around the corner and will see top teams from around the world compete over the course of four days. Despite the fierce competition and high quality of the attending teams, The Summit has a much bigger appeal outside the actual tournament. GosuGamers has collected 5 reasons as to why The Summit 2 is going to be SO smart yet again. 21

DotA 2Edooley presents: This week in China #1

GosuGamers' Edooley has collected a few interesting stories from China over the week and we present to you the highlights that didn't make the news. This week, we have Hao's thoughts on the IeSF tournament, the story of "One Hand God", the all girls Team Mulan and a trip to the bathhouse with Burning and co. In addition, Newbee has their very own branded cars.22

DotA 2Interview with MasterRamen: The Truth Behind Jaren Gan

Following the intense spectacle that characterised the match-fixing scandal by Arrow Gaming recently, Firdaus 'MasterRamen' Hashim sat down to discuss some of the problems plaguing the SEA scene based on his time in DotaTalk and as former manager of Arrow Gaming. 83

5 Storylines to follow for DreamLeague playoffs

DotA 25 Storylines to follow for DreamLeague playoffs

Phase 2 of the ongoing DreamLeague Season 2 is about to go underway and we single out 5 highlights to look forward to. From certain teams to the production, what can we expect from DreamLeague?15

The Summit 2: Redemption Vote campaign hub

DotA 2The Summit 2: Redemption Vote campaign hub

Roughly 30 hours remain until the fan vote for the redemption team for The Summit 2 will close and the teams are heating up their campaign activities, rallying up their fans and increasing their social media presence. If you lost track of all the photoshopped pictures, the crazy promises and funny videos, check out our Redemption Vote campaing hub.30

D2CL Finals preview - Western combat in DreamHack Bucharest

DotA 2D2CL Finals preview - Western combat in DreamHack Bucharest

The LAN playoffs of DotA2 Champions League Season 4 are right around the corner, and the four challengers have gathered in Bucharest for the event. Na'Vi, Sneaky Nyx Assassins, Empire and Team Tinker will have the chance to claim the biggest share of the $75,000 in the three-day double elimination bracket.7