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. 

The International: The evolution of Pubstomps

The 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.

GosuGamers welcomes Counter-Strike to the family!

GosuGamers welcomes Counter-Strike to the family!

Our Counter-Strike section is officially live with all the things you love about GosuGamers – news coverage, matchticker, rankings and VOD and demo databases.

DK.iceiceice "This was the worst final for the people here"

DK.iceiceice "This was the worst final for the people here"

Iceiceice shared some words right after the grand final, where he mentions that it was perhaps not the spectacular one so far. Other than that he also jokes around back and forth and mentions the state of Team DK.

Newbee defeat VG to claim the TI4 title and over $5,000,000

Newbee defeat VG to claim the TI4 title and over $5,000,000

After going one game down to ViCi, NewBee pull out three wins in a row with the last game ending in just 15 minutes. With this victory they are the champions of The International 2014, taking the title, the Aegis and over $1 million each, which is the biggest prize in competitive gaming to date.

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

MVP.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.

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Post-TI4 transfer rumor mill - DeMoN leaves Team Liquid

DotA 2Post-TI4 transfer rumor mill - DeMoN leaves Team Liquid

This post will be updated with any confirmed and rumored roster changes of professional teams post-TI4.196

Fy to stay with Vici Gaming

DotA 2Fy to stay with Vici Gaming

Vici Gaming reassured fans via twitter that their support player Lin Sen Xu, better known as fy, is set to stay with the team and that any rumors regarding his departures are just that. 23

ImbaTV releases documentary of TI4 winners Newbee

DotA 2ImbaTV releases documentary of TI4 winners Newbee

Imba TV have released the first episode in documentary series on the best Chinese DotA 2 teams. Titled Phoenix Reborn, the latest team documentary to come out charts the ups and downs of Newbee's road to the Grand Finals of TI. Having fought their way through a rough groupstage and the tiebreaker matches to avoid elimination, Newbee mounted quite the comeback to actually go on and win the tournament.7

Third season of DotA2 Canada Cup announced, $4000 up for grabs

DotA 2Third season of DotA2 Canada Cup announced, $4000 up for grabs

The third version of DotA2 Canada Cup will take place from August 18th through September 8th. The tournament's groupstage will include 16 of the region's strongest teams, fighting over a total prize pool of over $4000.4

Na'Vi.us faces off against ex-Revenge in Bounty Hunter Series

DotA 2Na'Vi.us faces off against ex-Revenge in Bounty Hunter Series

After reassuring fans that their team would stay together, Natus Vincere's NA squad around captain Brax will face off in a best-of-five against Peruvian squad "Not Today", formerly known as Revenge. The America Showdown will be live on hitbox.tv at 19.00 CEST.4

DeMoN departs Team Liquid

DotA 2DeMoN departs Team Liquid

The American player Jimmy 'DeMoN' Ho is a free agent once again, as Team Liquid announced his departure today. His contract expires with the end of July, and the two sides have mutually decided not to continue their partnership.24

Babyknight enters Dota 2 with MYM

DotA 2Babyknight enters Dota 2 with MYM

Former DotA and StarCraft II pro Jon 'BabyKnight' Andersen enters Dota 2 and joins MeetYourMakers. It will be his first official team in competitive Dota 2. The Dane will return to his old Clan as he played for MYM back in his DotA days. Two slots in the team have yet to be finalized.29

GosuGamers welcomes Counter-Strike to the family!

DotA 2GosuGamers welcomes Counter-Strike to the family!

Our Counter-Strike section is officially live with all the things you love about GosuGamers – news coverage, matchticker, rankings and VOD and demo databases.35

Black^ leaves CIS, future uncertain

DotA 2Black^ leaves CIS, future uncertain

Among a slew of team shuffles post TI4, Dominik "Black^" Reitmeier, carry player for Chinese team CIS, has recently announced that he will be leaving the team. Although he is unsure of what his next move is, Black^ has stated that he is willing to continue playing in either China or Europe. 18

Xiao8 announces temporary retirement

DotA 2Xiao8 announces temporary retirement

The International 2014 winning captain, NewBee's Zhang 'xiao8' Ning, has announced his retirement from the competitive Dota scene temporarily.32

Mason apparently kicked from Evil Geniuses, carry slot now open

DotA 2Mason apparently kicked from Evil Geniuses, carry slot now open

Through a post on NaDota.com, Mason 'Mason' Venne announced his official departure from Evil Geniuses. He was apparently kicked form the squad by the rest of the members for various reasons, and he currently has no plans to join another team.33

The Summit 2 announced - will take place this fall

DotA 2The Summit 2 announced - will take place this fall

BeyondTheSummitTV just announced the second installment of their own DotA2 tournament, The Summit 2. The offline finals will take place from 3rd to 7th December 2014, adding an extra day to the LAN event compared to the previous The Summit.6

i-league Qualifier Registration - SEA and KR Qualifiers

DotA 2i-league Qualifier Registration - SEA and KR Qualifiers

i-League, the first international tournament post-TI4 and organised by ImbaTV, has informed us that they will be introducing qualifiers for the SEA and/or KR regions depending on the number of signups. 10

WPC amidst financial woes, unable to pay prize money

DotA 2WPC amidst financial woes, unable to pay prize money

WPC League, or World eSports Professional Classic, has recently come under fire by several members of the Dota 2 community for the delay in their prize payouts.  More recent evidence has revealed that not only is WPC unable to pay out the prize money, a whopping $245,000 for WPC 2014, but also may be on the verge of breaking up. 11

Cr1t and Unicornxoxo leave MeetYourMakers

DotA 2Cr1t and Unicornxoxo leave MeetYourMakers

Two players from MYM have announced they are leaving the team via Twitter, which leaves the team with only three players left. This means team mamagement will have to find replacements very quickly if they want to compete in the upcoming European tournaments. 9

ArtStyle and Dread to reunite under Relax?

DotA 2ArtStyle and Dread to reunite under Relax?

Former DTS and Na'Vi captain Ivan 'ArtStyle' Antonov is all set to make his comeback to the competitive Dota 2 scene after a long hiatus. Joining him is none other than Andrey 'Dread' Golubev, another veteran in the CIS region who will be making his return for a second time.62

Google-Twitch deal reportedly finalized?

DotA 2Google-Twitch deal reportedly finalized?

Google's deal to buy Twitch has reportedly been finalized as the internet giant gets ready to acquire the popular livestreaming platform under its wings for a whopping $1 billion.37

Curse looking to enter Dota 2

DotA 2Curse looking to enter Dota 2

Amidst the ongoing chaos that generally occurs after The International, we have one good news to look forward to as a renowned gaming organization, namely, Curse is actively looking to sponsor a Dota 2 team.14

MuShi will not retire from competitive DotA2 - may switch to casting or coaching

DotA 2MuShi will not retire from competitive DotA2 - may switch to casting or coaching

DK's elimination from The International 4 brought intense speculations about the team's uncertain future, especially after the announcement of LaNm's retirement. To his fans' relief, MuShi clearly stated that he does not plan to retire in the recent future, but he may become a coach or a caster.15

The International 2014 highlight movie

DotA 2The International 2014 highlight movie

GosuGamers' YouTube crew has come up with a short movie depicting scenes throughout The International Dota 2 Championships 2014. This fourteen minute video is surely a treat for our eyes, so do not miss out on any of it!8

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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. 1

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.10

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.26

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

Arrow Gaming: The new kids on the block

DotA 2Arrow Gaming: The new kids on the block

A new and young team has entered the elite circle of The International participants. And as they have been doing - they are looking to prove all the doubters wrong. They have big shoes to fill, being one of the only two Southeast Asian teams competing on the tournament. Will Arrow Gaming be a flop, or will they shine under pressure?109

Fnatic : Troubled, perplexed and dedicated

DotA 2Fnatic : Troubled, perplexed and dedicated

Fnatic has been the center of discussion recently after the roster issues they faced. Despite the trouble and internal turmoil, the team is one of the strongest of the European and Western DotA2 scene, and they will get the chance to prove it once again this July. Will they manage to show their true face and win their first major LAN title of the year?27