Cty denied US visa, 71 asks for help

Cty denied US visa, 71 asks for help

CTY, the mid player for the storied Chinese team EHOME, has been denied a U.S. visa just 14 days before he must travel to Seattle for TI5.  EHOME’s manager, 71, has asked for help to get his player to the tournament.

VP wins Esportal final after an epic comeback vs Empire

VP wins Esportal final after an epic comeback vs Empire

In a stunning turnaround, VP rebounded from a 2-0 deficit in today’s Esportal grand finals to take the series in a decisive game 5. With LD and Zyori from Beyond the Summit on the cast, this slugfest of a matchup was one of the most entertaining grand finals in recent memory

Top 5 carries going to the International

Top 5 carries going to the International

The International 5 is soon approaching, let's take a look at the best carry players who'll be attending the biggest eSports event in history.

Top 5 Custom Game Modes of the Dota 2 Reborn Beta

Top 5 Custom Game Modes of the Dota 2 Reborn Beta

With thousands of custom games now readily available in the Dota 2 Reborn Beta, we outline our top 5 picks of the bunch as they stand.

ODPixel Interview: “To cast The International is...

ODPixel Interview: “To cast The International is literally the dream!”

Owen 'ODPixel' Davis is a fairly new figure among the professional DotA 2 casters but his popularity has grown rapidly due to his charisma and the hype he brings to the games he is casting.

The $15 million dollar dream is real, final stretch goal...

The $15 million dollar dream is real, final stretch goal unlocked

We did it! The International 5 prize money has eclipsed the 15 million dollar mark and thus, unlocking the final stretch goal set by Valve. The tournament is by far the biggest eSports event in terms of prize pool.

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V1lat fires shot at DotaPit, Esportal and online tournaments

Dota 2V1lat fires shot at DotaPit, Esportal and online tournaments

In a blog post earlier today, popular Russian caster Vitalii 'V1lat' Volochai declared that “online tournaments SUCK,” and fired shots at Esportal and Dotapit in particular.  He criticized both tournaments for offering a poor viewer experience compared to LAN finals, citing lack of atmosphere, emotion, crowd participation, and interviews as key issues.30

Dotapit S3: C9 beat VP, advance to finals

Dota 2Dotapit S3: C9 beat VP, advance to finals

Cloud9 beat Virtus Pro three games to one to secure themselves a meeting against Evil Genuises in the grand finals of Dotapit S3.10

EP finishes 2nd in ESCC after playing 14 games in a day

Dota 2EP finishes 2nd in ESCC after playing 14 games in a day

Despite playing 14 games throughout the day, The International 5 China qualifier third placer Energy Pacemaker was unable to overcome Tongfu in the grand final who clinched the top spot in ESCC.6

Cty denied US visa, 71 asks for help

Dota 2Cty denied US visa, 71 asks for help

CTY, the mid player for the storied Chinese team EHOME, has been denied a U.S. visa just 14 days before he must travel to Seattle for TI5.  EHOME’s manager, 71, has asked for help to get his player to the tournament.82

Final 20 hours before Arcana Showdown semi-final closes

Dota 2Final 20 hours before Arcana Showdown semi-final closes

Don't forget to make your selections within your Compendium about which hero should receive an arcana. Compendium owners have until 21:00 CET Monday to make your selections between Queen of Pain, Juggernaut, Tiny, and Zeus in the Arcana Showdown. 13

VP wins Esportal final after an epic comeback vs Empire

Dota 2VP wins Esportal final after an epic comeback vs Empire

In a stunning turnaround, VP rebounded from a 2-0 deficit in today’s Esportal grand finals to take the series in a decisive game 5. With LD and Zyori from Beyond the Summit on the cast, this slugfest of a matchup was one of the most entertaining grand finals in recent memory10

LGD Gaming winner of WCA China

Dota 2LGD Gaming winner of WCA China

The last Chinese tournament of this season, WCA Chinese Pro Qualifiers has come to an end today featuring CDEC and LGD in the grand finals and Invictus Gaming versus Hyper Glory Team playing for the third place position.8

Valve to assist SoNNeikO in visa application

Dota 2Valve to assist SoNNeikO in visa application

In a tweet by Moritz 'MooseWD'  Zimmermann, the Head of Video Production & Live Broadcasting at Natus Vincere, Valve appears to be assisting Akbar 'SoNNeikO' Butaev with the process of acquiring his visa.27

Virtus.Pro and Empire to secure Esportal Grand Finals

Dota 2Virtus.Pro and Empire to secure Esportal Grand Finals

First series from the Esportal League’s semifinals had as protagonists Virtus.Pro and Vega Squadron, in the Upper Bracket Final, while Empire was waiting their opponents in the Lower Bracket. 3

LGD and CDEC to clash for $48,000 in WCA China finals

Dota 2LGD and CDEC to clash for $48,000 in WCA China finals

After a gruelling two days affair in Shanghai, China, the two grand finalist of the World Cyber Arena has been decided and it will be none other than LGD and CDEC.3

Team Archon ventures into Dota 2; picks up NAR

Dota 2Team Archon ventures into Dota 2; picks up NAR

Team Archon, an eSports company focused solely on Hearthstone, surprised everyone with their announcement stating that they will be venturing into Dota 2 by picking up TI5 NA qualifier runner-up North American Rejects.8

An easy day for LGD at the WCA LAN finals

Dota 2An easy day for LGD at the WCA LAN finals

LGD started day one of the WCA LAN finals on fire, easily taking a best-of-three series off Invictus Gaming, beating them 2-0 with two semi-unorthodox drafts.3

ESCC hosts tournament for tier two Chinese teams

Dota 2ESCC hosts tournament for tier two Chinese teams

While all eyes are on Dota Pit and upcoming The International 5, a tournament for the tier two teams in China has been initiated allegedly by the Anshan (a prefecture in China) government.4

VG and VP in the clear for TI5 participation

Dota 2VG and VP in the clear for TI5 participation

The suspense is over for both Vici Gaming and Virtus.Pro as both teams has managed to successfully applied and received their US visas.5

MarsTV announces dates for next Dota 2 League

Dota 2MarsTV announces dates for next Dota 2 League

After running a successful event last month, MarsTV announced on their Facebook that they will be hosting their next installment of the MarsTV Dota 2 League on January 27-31 next year.5

US embassy rejects SoNNeikO's visa application twice

Dota 2US embassy rejects SoNNeikO's visa application twice

According to a tweet by Ukrainian caster Vitali 'v1lat' Volochai, Natus Vincere latest addition Akbar 'SoNNeikO' Butaev has been refused two B1/B2 visa applications with approximately 20 days to go until their flight to Seattle.61

The $15 million dollar dream is real, final stretch goal unlocked

Dota 2The $15 million dollar dream is real, final stretch goal unlocked

We did it! The International 5 prize money has eclipsed the 15 million dollar mark and thus, unlocking the final stretch goal set by Valve. The tournament is by far the biggest eSports event in terms of prize pool.30

RIP treasure keys 2012-2015

Dota 2RIP treasure keys 2012-2015

As announced last year, starting on the 1st of July 2015, all treasure keys in the game has expired, ending their three year legacy as the Dota2's unofficial currency.4

Empire.Yoky finally secures US visa

Dota 2Empire.Yoky finally secures US visa

According to a post on Twitter made by Empire, Maxim 'Yoky-' Kim has secured himself a US visa and will be joining the team at their bootcamp. 7

Esportal Playoffs to start on July 2nd

Dota 2Esportal Playoffs to start on July 2nd

Three CIS representatives, Empire, Vega Squadron and Virtus.Pro plus the Finnish squad 4 Anchors + Sea Captain are the teams that advance into the Esportal League Playoffs.2

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Top 5 carries going to the International

Dota 2Top 5 carries going to the International

The International 5 is soon approaching, let's take a look at the best carry players who'll be attending the biggest eSports event in history.71

Top 5 Custom Game Modes of the Dota 2 Reborn Beta

Dota 2Top 5 Custom Game Modes of the Dota 2 Reborn Beta

With thousands of custom games now readily available in the Dota 2 Reborn Beta, we outline our top 5 picks of the bunch as they stand.10

ODPixel Interview: “To cast The International is literally the dream!”

Dota 2ODPixel Interview: “To cast The International is literally the dream!”

Owen 'ODPixel' Davis is a fairly new figure among the professional DotA 2 casters but his popularity has grown rapidly due to his charisma and the hype he brings to the games he is casting.9

Interview with Cast: " I don't see any reason for Rave to stick together."

Dota 2Interview with Cast: " I don't see any reason for Rave to stick together."

Mark 'Cast' Pilar, current MSI-EvoGT member and ex-Rave member, talks to Gosugamers about the final moments of the Rave squad that made waves after thier 5th place finish at the DAC and the formation of his current team, MSI-EvoGT.17

Interview with ReDeYe: "If you aren't hyped for TI5, then you must be dead!"

Dota 2Interview with ReDeYe: "If you aren't hyped for TI5, then you must be dead!"

As The International 5 hype is upon us and with all the personalities and casters being revealed we are happy to bring closer to you the eSport veteran Paul "ReDeYe" Chaloner the host of the biggest DotA 2 event of the year.11

Top 5 mid laners going to the International 5

Dota 2Top 5 mid laners going to the International 5

The International 5 is soon approaching, let's take a look at some of the best mid lane players who will be participating at the biggest DotA 2 event.89

Thoughts on the new Dota 2 Reborn Beta so far

Dota 2Thoughts on the new Dota 2 Reborn Beta so far

It has been a week since the release of the Dota 2 Reborn Beta and we had ample time to play and experiment with it. Here are our thoughts on the good and the bad of Dota 2 Reborn Beta so far5

The importance of ESL One Frankfurt

Dota 2The importance of ESL One Frankfurt

On Sunday night Team Secret took home the trophy but for the second year running a major factor of the tournament came down to the atmosphere created by over 15,000 fans that travelled to the event. Yet again they made the event special, but could ESL have done more to harness the sheer impact of the crowd?0

How much money clubs spend on pro teams upkeep?

Dota 2How much money clubs spend on pro teams upkeep?

One of industry's veterans exemplifies how much running a Dota 2 team costs nowadays.14

Heroes of ESL One Frankfurt 2015

Dota 2Heroes of ESL One Frankfurt 2015

Now that ESL One's Frankfurt event has come to a close, let's take a quantificational look at its established drafting patterns. Here's a breakdown of the tournament in terms of the following statistics: the heroes that were most picked and banned most often; those who were most contested throughout; the most commonly picked heroes who also had the highest winrate; and lastly those who had the highest winrate flat out, regardless of the number of times they were drafted.12

Breaking down Secret vs EG draft of ESL one final

Dota 2Breaking down Secret vs EG draft of ESL one final

A rare game with excellent draft from both sides and one of the best performance of execution making it a game worth watching again. A deep insight on drafting and in-game decisions that decided the fate of the game.13

ESL One Frankfurt 2015, The competitors

Dota 2ESL One Frankfurt 2015, The competitors

With 20 hours of calm left before the storm, it is time to preview the teams that are to battle it out tomorrow at the Commerzbank Arena.11

ReiNNNN's experience at ESL One seeding bracket tournament

Dota 2ReiNNNN's experience at ESL One seeding bracket tournament

ESL One Frankfurt seeding bracket tournament is a closed door event held at ESL studio in Cologne. In this blog, ReiNNNN explains what it was like to be at the event and some funny stuff he encountered there.10

Interview with Mushi: 'Our target for ESL One is top 4'

Dota 2Interview with Mushi: 'Our target for ESL One is top 4'

With only 12 hours to go until ESL One Frankfurt seeding bracket, we caught up with Mushi from team Fnatic to talk about his travel to Germany and his team's chances in the tournament.32

Breaking down VP vs Navi draft of DreamLeague 3 final

Dota 2Breaking down VP vs Navi draft of DreamLeague 3 final

The series between Virtus.Pro and Natus Vincere in DreamLeague 3 finals boiled down to a game 5 with the Russians coming up on top. Here's an indepth look at the draft of the deciding game.2

The good and the bad of Dota 2 Majors

Dota 2The good and the bad of Dota 2 Majors

Valve recently announced the new Major system for DotA2, which basically means that there will be four major tournaments in the year, one of those will be the International while the other three would be other events. In the beginning it was announced that these three events will be hosted by third party organizations such as ESL, DAC or someone like Beyond the Summit and Starladder.19

TI5 qualifiers heroes in retrospect

Dota 2TI5 qualifiers heroes in retrospect

Now that the Qualifiers for this year's International have come to a close, it's time to take a statistical look at the development of the tournament's overarching, self-contained 'metagame'. Here's a breakdown of each regional division in terms of four categories: the heroes who were picked the most, banned the most, those who were hotly contested, and those with the best win rates.16

May report: The month for Team Secret

Dota 2May report: The month for Team Secret

A heavy packed month of May is over. It is time to review all the concluded tournaments and which teams did the best. We will also take a look at our GosuRanking to see which teams are on top at the moment.35

Breaking down Secret's draft of MDL final

Dota 2Breaking down Secret's draft of MDL final

Team Secret again proved their drafting excellency and defeated Team Empire by 3-1 at Mars-TV Dota2 League.36

Interview with JerAx: "We celebrated a bit more calmly than normal"

Dota 2Interview with JerAx: "We celebrated a bit more calmly than normal"

MVP.Hot6ix, SEA qualifier winning team's jerAx joins me for an interview about his personal life, his thoughts about The International 2015 SEA qualifiers and about the main event that will take place in August.11