EMC Preview: Multiple changes result in an all EU final

EMC Preview: Multiple changes result in an all EU final

With the all the groupstage qualifiers wrapped up, four teams are set to face off on September 26 in Forum Hall, Moscow. Here is a breakdown of the teams and what to expect from them in this LAN Final.

i-League LAN Preview: The Crowdsourced Tournament

i-League LAN Preview: The Crowdsourced Tournament

The i-League LAN playoffs begins later this week on 25 September, and will see some of the top teams in China battling it out with 3 teams from abroad. This LAN will feature some of the lesser known faces in China, as well as two surprising entrants from the NA/EU qualifiers.

The DotA phenomenon: More than a game, more than an eSport

The DotA phenomenon: More than a game, more than an eSport

In the rise of DotA 2 and the MOBA genre at large, the record breaking TI4 was a landmark in eSports, but it is really just the beginning. 

EG take down C9 in two consecutive matches to finish...

EG take down C9 in two consecutive matches to finish first in WEC LAN finals

The Grand Final of WEC is now over, with Evil Geniuses taking down Cloud9 with a total score of 4-1 to earn the first place in the tournament. With their victory, they earn the $97,600 first place prize, while C9 will have to return home with $32,500.

EternaLEnVy: 'Everytime I come to China, something...

EternaLEnVy: 'Everytime I come to China, something terrible happens'

Cloud9 have performed admirably at the WEC thus far, with a straight run of wins over LGD, Na`Vi, and now VG to secure themselves a spot in the Grand Finals, and a guaranteed 2nd place at least. We sat down with Jacky 'EternaLEnVy' Mao after their winner's bracket finals victory to find out his thoughts about the scene post-TI4. 

Interview: VG.Black^ - 'iceiceice vouched for me'

Interview: VG.Black^ - 'iceiceice vouched for me'

After a comfortable win against EG at WEC, Black^, the new recruit of Vici Gaming talks to us about his new team, chinese scene and his future plans.

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Team Malaysia featuring the Orange of TI3 announced

DotA 2Team Malaysia featuring the Orange of TI3 announced

The members of the second runners-up of The International 2013, Neolution.Orange, have reformed under a new banner after more than a year apart. Mushi, part of the all-star DK lineup last year, will rejoin his old teammates Net, Xtinct, Ohaiyo, and Kyxy in Team Malaysia. 21

D2CL - Week 4 recap

DotA 2D2CL - Week 4 recap

Four weeks of D2CL matches done and dusted and the EU division could still change drastically as we look towards the last few games needed to be played. The American division has been completed and we move to the qualifiers as the teams look to book a spot at Dramhack Masters. 2

MYM parts ways with Dota 2 roster

DotA 2MYM parts ways with Dota 2 roster

MeetYourMakers today announced the departure of their Dota 2 roster. The organization stated that in a failed attempt to complete the roster, they decided it would be best to part ways with the players overall. Ace and Ryze have already been seen playing with Fnatic. 28

Starladder X EU final week - Anyone's game

DotA 2Starladder X EU final week - Anyone's game

The last week of the Starladder X EU's group stage is upon us, and while the top four seems set in stone - it can all change in a New York minute. TT still lead,while SecretTeam, Na'Vi, Alliance and C9 are tied in second at this point, but with the minor differences in points, no-one is safe.17

DotaPit League ticket winners announced, tournament kicks off today

DotA 2DotaPit League ticket winners announced, tournament kicks off today

Our DotaPit League ticket giveaway is over and we have our 7 lucky winners. The giveaway ends right on time as the tournament will kick-off today Sneaky Nyx Assassins will take on VP.Polar to start the event at 19.00 CEST.7

StarLadder X - IAP.XctN will represent SEA in Kiev after tiebreaker victory

DotA 2StarLadder X - IAP.XctN will represent SEA in Kiev after tiebreaker victory

The SEA regional groupstage of StarLadder X ended with a three-way tie for the first place between Titan, IAP.XctN and Johnny's Revenge. The situation had to be resolved through tiebreaker matches, with Execration taking down both Malaysian squads to secure a trip to Kiev's offline finals.154

Winners announced for the 1,500 rares giveaway

DotA 2Winners announced for the 1,500 rares giveaway

The winners of the Social Medium Rare Giveaway are now announced! 1,500 rares to be handed out over Facebook, Twitter and Steam. Find the winners list below.8

Empire drops Mag, SoNNeikO in?

DotA 2Empire drops Mag, SoNNeikO in?

As rumored before, Team Empire has dropped their offlaner Andrei 'Mag' Chipenko. While the reasoning seems to be internal issues, the replacement is likely to be Cleave Gaming's SoNNeikO. An official statement on the matter has yet to be given.21

ESL One - SNA coming to New York

DotA 2ESL One - SNA coming to New York

After an impressive bout of matches, Sneaky Nyx Assassins manage to come out on top of CompLexity Gaming. This finishes off the Qualifiers, and the only thing left now is the main event in New York!20

SexyBamboe departs from Korea and Zephyr

DotA 2SexyBamboe departs from Korea and Zephyr

After nine months of living in Korea, Dutch player SexyBamboe has decided to depart from Team Zephyr and will return to Europe. While he plans on staying in the scene and looking for a new team, nothing concrete has been stated yet.20

i-League: Vici Gaming sweep TongFu.OB 3-0 for glory

DotA 2i-League: Vici Gaming sweep TongFu.OB 3-0 for glory

Today, ImbaTV's i-League saw its conclusion after three days of good Dota. In the finals between Vici Gaming and TongFu.OB, Vici Gaming impressed with a stellar performance and reassured the dominance they displayed lately. 16

GIVEAWAY: 7 DotaPit League Season 2 tickets

DotA 2GIVEAWAY: 7 DotaPit League Season 2 tickets

The DotaPit League starts on Tuesday, September 30th and in celebration of that, DotaPit has teamed up with GosuGamers to host a giveaway! We are giving away 7 DotaTV tickets that you can win by either commenting, following us on twitter or liking our post on Facebook!200

i-League Day 3 - VG and Tongfu.OB emerge victorious

DotA 2i-League Day 3 - VG and Tongfu.OB emerge victorious

Round two of the i-League's main event has concluded. The TongFu.Oldboys eliminated Rave from the tournament, and will face off against Vici Gaming who took down iG. The finals will commence tomorrow at 10:00 CEST.4

StarLadder X - Three teams tied for SEA first place, tiebreakers required

DotA 2StarLadder X - Three teams tied for SEA first place, tiebreakers required

The SEA groupstage of StarLadder X has reached a critical point, as three teams are tied for the first place that leads to LAN playoffs. Since the tie cannot be resolved by the head-to-head results between the teams, a tiebreaker will be held to designate the squad that earns the ticket to Kiev.57

ESL One - Natus Vincere and Alliance head to New York

DotA 2ESL One - Natus Vincere and Alliance head to New York

ESL One New York is close by and two more teams have qualified for the big LAN event. Natus Vincere and Alliance have qualified for the event and will join the prestigious line-up of teams. The last spot will be played out between compLexity Gaming and Sneaky Nyx Assassins. 15

StarLadder X - EG return to Kiev after 3-2 victory against SNA

DotA 2StarLadder X - EG return to Kiev after 3-2 victory against SNA

The playoffs of the StarSeries X American division have just concluded, with the best-of-five Grand Final between Evil Geniuses and SNA. The long match ended with EG grabbing the victory using their WB advantage, securing their trip to Kiev and the tournament's LAN finals.9

The $50,000 Synergy League starts today

DotA 2The $50,000 Synergy League starts today

16 teams from the West and 16 teams from the East take part as the first group stage matches are initiated today. The group phase lasts until October 16 after which regional playoffs take over.4

WePlay Season 3 continues tonight with second American qualifier round

DotA 2WePlay Season 3 continues tonight with second American qualifier round

The last week of September and first week of October will feature the second round of WePlay Season 3 qualifiers. The matches begin tonight with the first two American best-of-ones with compLexity, No Earth Spirit, Not Today and Union Gaming.9

i-League Day 2: iG and VG pull ahead in first 6.82 LAN

DotA 2i-League Day 2: iG and VG pull ahead in first 6.82 LAN

The second day of i-League was caught off guard by the introduction of the new balance patch 6.82. The teams were forced to play on the new patch and it resulted in many back and forth games. Invictus Gaming and Vici Gaming emerged victorious and will face off against each other tomorrow.8

i-League Day 1: Western teams drop out, Rave impresses

DotA 2i-League Day 1: Western teams drop out, Rave impresses

The first day of the i-League LAN finals is over and both Virtus.pro and Power Rangers have been eliminated. The two European teams were unable to impress against Tongfu.OB and Rave. The second day will kick-off with iG vs. Newbee, followed by VG vs. LGD.CDEC.25

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DotA 2EMC Preview: Multiple changes result in an all EU final

With the all the groupstage qualifiers wrapped up, four teams are set to face off on September 26 in Forum Hall, Moscow. Here is a breakdown of the teams and what to expect from them in this LAN Final.7

i-League LAN Preview: The Crowdsourced Tournament

DotA 2i-League LAN Preview: The Crowdsourced Tournament

The i-League LAN playoffs begins later this week on 25 September, and will see some of the top teams in China battling it out with 3 teams from abroad. This LAN will feature some of the lesser known faces in China, as well as two surprising entrants from the NA/EU qualifiers.29

The DotA phenomenon: More than a game, more than an eSport

DotA 2The DotA phenomenon: More than a game, more than an eSport

In the rise of DotA 2 and the MOBA genre at large, the record breaking TI4 was a landmark in eSports, but it is really just the beginning. 810

EternaLEnVy: 'Everytime I come to China, something terrible happens'

DotA 2EternaLEnVy: 'Everytime I come to China, something terrible happens'

Cloud9 have performed admirably at the WEC thus far, with a straight run of wins over LGD, Na`Vi, and now VG to secure themselves a spot in the Grand Finals, and a guaranteed 2nd place at least. We sat down with Jacky 'EternaLEnVy' Mao after their winner's bracket finals victory to find out his thoughts about the scene post-TI4. 120

Interview: VG.Black^ - 'iceiceice vouched for me'

DotA 2Interview: VG.Black^ - 'iceiceice vouched for me'

After a comfortable win against EG at WEC, Black^, the new recruit of Vici Gaming talks to us about his new team, chinese scene and his future plans.76

EG.Arteezy: 'As always, we have a lot to work on'

DotA 2EG.Arteezy: 'As always, we have a lot to work on'

Fresh from the loss against Vici, Arteezy talks about the games, the time in China so far, about the TI4 depression and how PPD is the dad of the team.75

WEC Preview: The First LAN Since The International 2014

DotA 2WEC Preview: The First LAN Since The International 2014

It has only been slightly more than a month since The International 2014 ended, and we already have our first major LAN final to be played. With all the roster changes almost confirmed by now, this tournament will feature some of the top 8 teams across the globe vying to see who is the best in the immediate post-transfer period. 26

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. 36

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. 4

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. 12

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.15

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.13

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.28

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.33

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.21

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!15

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