Team Redemption permanently banned from Valve tournaments

Team Redemption permanently banned from Valve tournaments

Team Redemption has been banned from any future Valve events (such as the International), according to a notification received by the team earlier today. The harsh punishment is Valve's answer to the matchfixing scandal caused by the team during their Arrow Gaming days. 

Akke : We'll qualify to TI5 and show Sweden still has...

Akke : We'll qualify to TI5 and show Sweden still has the best teams

Recently, a Swedish Journalist Kim "Drayich" Larsson, conducted an interview with Alliance's support player Akke. He talks about the new atmosphere in the team, transitioning with Mad and TI5.

StarLadder XII - iG and VG set sail for Bucharest

StarLadder XII - iG and VG set sail for Bucharest

The two Chinese representatives of StarLadder XII have been decided, with iG and ViCi Gaming emerging victorious from the double-elimination bracket of the second qualifier phase. With the conclusion of the Chinese qualifiers, the spotlight will now fall on the remaining matches of Europe and SEA. 

iG sweeps Empire 2-0 to win Major All Stars

iG sweeps Empire 2-0 to win Major All Stars

Invictus Gaming are the winners of Major All Stars after a solid 2-0 victory against Empire in the Grand Finals. The Swedish Ninjas-in-Pyjamas managed to finish third, followed by the CIS squad Natus Vincere. 

Major All Stars and why the teams really really want to...

Major All Stars and why the teams really really want to win it

The biggest tournament to date in the SEA scene approaches, will the SEA teams hold their ground and put up a good fight on home soil or will the foreign teams blow them away? We take a look at the teams in particular, their past history and how winning Major All Stars could change it all.

Do you remember the plays? Four more episodes of Goldie...

Do you remember the plays? Four more episodes of Goldie Oldies

Some days we have five tournament games. Other days we have 30. As the game keeps growing so grows the amount of highlight-worthy plays delivered each week. But only a handful of them remain as the epic, iconic plays in the annals of the game. The kind of plays that sent shivers down your arms to the back of your head. In our exclusive series ‘Goldie Oldies' we relieve the plays that we will never get tired of watching. The ones we tell our friends about.

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Empire to play without yoky at MLG Columbus

DotA 2Empire to play without yoky at MLG Columbus

After failing twice to get a visa to the US, Empire has announced that yoky. will not be participating with them in MLG Columbus meaning that they will be playing with a stand in.7

D2CL#5 : VG secures LAN spot after 3-0 victory against iG

DotA 2D2CL#5 : VG secures LAN spot after 3-0 victory against iG

The playoffs of the Chinese regional qualifiers of D2CL#5 are over, and ViCi Gaming is the team that gets to represent China in the tournament's LAN finals. VG secured their ticket after their 3-0 victory against Invictus Gaming, putting their Upper Bracket advantage to good use.8

Fluffnstuff joins Root Gaming

DotA 2Fluffnstuff joins Root Gaming

Accordning to an announcement on Root Gaming's website, Fluff has joined them and will complete their roster, his old team Fire is now on the brink of disbandment.16

MY takes down 5eva to win the Corsair Gaming Arena cup

DotA 2MY takes down 5eva to win the Corsair Gaming Arena cup

Team MY are the champions of Corsair Gaming Arena after a 2-1 victory against 5eva in the grand finals. Through their victory, they have earned the first place prize of $1,500, while 5eva will have to settle for $500. 7

Starladder XII : SEA Phase 2 Qualifiers Begins tomorrow

DotA 2Starladder XII : SEA Phase 2 Qualifiers Begins tomorrow

First phase of Starladder XII SEA Qualifiers are now over, the next and final phase is a double elimination bracket featuring four teams; Team MY, Mineski, Signature and MVP.Phoenix, out of which only one team will get a chance to go to Bucharest for the LAN finals.4

D2CL Chinese qualifiers: Group stages end, four teams advance to brackets

DotA 2D2CL Chinese qualifiers: Group stages end, four teams advance to brackets

The number of teams left in the D2CL Chinese qualifiers are down to four from the original eight. These four teams will proceed to battle in a double elimination bracket for their slot at the D2CL LAN finals.2

ESL One EU qualifiers: One best of three away from being qualified

DotA 2ESL One EU qualifiers: One best of three away from being qualified

The fourth round of the double elimination bracket for the ESL One qualifier is around the corner. After it finishes, two out of the three EU teams going to the lan finals will be decided.9

Red Bull Battlegrounds Schedule Announced

DotA 2Red Bull Battlegrounds Schedule Announced

Red Bull announced their first Dota 2 tournament series last week, it features some of the top teams in the world competing for a piece of the $75,000 base prize pool. They've now announced the schedule for the group stages. 17

The Summit 3 EU : Phase 2 begins, Alliance and NiP advance

DotA 2The Summit 3 EU : Phase 2 begins, Alliance and NiP advance

The second phase of the Summit 3 European qualifier has begun with two of the first round results already decided. Alliance and NiP advance to the next round, forcing Na'Vi and Cloud 9 into the lower bracket while the remaining first round matches are due later today.10

Team Redemption permanently banned from Valve tournaments

DotA 2Team Redemption permanently banned from Valve tournaments

Team Redemption has been banned from any future Valve events (such as the International), according to a notification received by the team earlier today. The harsh punishment is Valve's answer to the matchfixing scandal caused by the team during their Arrow Gaming days. 81

Akke : We'll qualify to TI5 and show Sweden still has the best teams

DotA 2Akke : We'll qualify to TI5 and show Sweden still has the best teams

Recently, a Swedish Journalist Kim "Drayich" Larsson, conducted an interview with Alliance's support player Akke. He talks about the new atmosphere in the team, transitioning with Mad and TI5.25

EHOME.my dropped by EHOME, team to stay together

DotA 2EHOME.my dropped by EHOME, team to stay together

In a surprising turn of events, EHOME.my has been dropped by the EHOME organization less than a month after its formation. From now on, the team will be know as MY.34

StarLadder XII - iG and VG set sail for Bucharest

DotA 2StarLadder XII - iG and VG set sail for Bucharest

The two Chinese representatives of StarLadder XII have been decided, with iG and ViCi Gaming emerging victorious from the double-elimination bracket of the second qualifier phase. With the conclusion of the Chinese qualifiers, the spotlight will now fall on the remaining matches of Europe and SEA. 24

StarLadder XII Europe - Phase two groups drawn

DotA 2StarLadder XII Europe - Phase two groups drawn

The first phase of the European qualifiers of StarLadder XII ended earlier today with Alliance and ASUS.Polar eliminating NiP and Power Rangers from the tournament. The two groups of the second phase have now been drawn, with eight European competitors fighting for one of the four spots in the finals of DreamHack Bucharest.9

ESL One Frankfurt SEA qualifiers starts today

DotA 2ESL One Frankfurt SEA qualifiers starts today

The SEA Qualifiers of ESL One Frankfurst 2015 will start today, 26th March, 11:00 CET. The winning teams of the first stage will proceed to face the favorites of SEA in the second stage of the tournament.9

MLG and ESPN include Pro League Season 2 at X Games Austin

DotA 2MLG and ESPN include Pro League Season 2 at X Games Austin

MLG and ESPN X Games are teaming up to include the jD MLG Pro League to the lineup of competitions at this year's summer X Games June 4-7 in Austin, Texas1

Goblak dropped from Na'Vi

DotA 2Goblak dropped from Na'Vi

Natus Vincere's recent roster changes seem set to continue with the announcement that current captain Goblak has been dropped from the team and former-Power Rangers support player SoNNeikO will be temporarily standing in.52

The six MLG Columbus teams confirmed, Hellraisers withdraw

DotA 2The six MLG Columbus teams confirmed, Hellraisers withdraw

Following some visa issues, Hellraisers have forefeited their chance to participate in MLG Columbus. With this, the six teams attending the tournament have been decided.14

Can't Say Wips drop xMusiCa

DotA 2Can't Say Wips drop xMusiCa

According to an announcement on Facebook, CSW has dropped their player xMusiCa, after having a poor performance at the Major All Stars LAN. 10

StarLadder XII : Team Tinker secures first spot in Bucharest finals

DotA 2StarLadder XII : Team Tinker secures first spot in Bucharest finals

The American qualifiers of StarLadder XII are now over, with Team Tinker taking down Wheel Wreck While Whistling in three games in the grand finals. Through their victory, they are the first team to earn a ticket to April's offline finals at DreamHack Bucharest.8

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Major All Stars and why the teams really really want to win it

DotA 2Major All Stars and why the teams really really want to win it

The biggest tournament to date in the SEA scene approaches, will the SEA teams hold their ground and put up a good fight on home soil or will the foreign teams blow them away? We take a look at the teams in particular, their past history and how winning Major All Stars could change it all.18

Do you remember the plays? Four more episodes of Goldie Oldies

DotA 2Do you remember the plays? Four more episodes of Goldie Oldies

Some days we have five tournament games. Other days we have 30. As the game keeps growing so grows the amount of highlight-worthy plays delivered each week. But only a handful of them remain as the epic, iconic plays in the annals of the game. The kind of plays that sent shivers down your arms to the back of your head. In our exclusive series ‘Goldie Oldies' we relieve the plays that we will never get tired of watching. The ones we tell our friends about.19

Interview with EHOME.MY: Ohaiyo and Mushi had communication issues in China

DotA 2Interview with EHOME.MY: Ohaiyo and Mushi had communication issues in China

EHOME's new Malaysian squad just kicked off three days ago, and they are already hard at practice together. GosuGamers reached out to them during a break between scrims to hear more from the new team. 33

Dota 2 Hero Pick Statistics from 6.74 to 6.83

DotA 2Dota 2 Hero Pick Statistics from 6.74 to 6.83

In March, it will be 3 years since the 6.74 patch in Dota 2 arrived. It will be 10 patches all through an ever-evolving game. In this time, the overall variability of hero picks has been significantly increased, but the top 5 picks remain massively overpicked throughout all patches - with a small exception.20

Post-DAC Chinese Shuffle 2015 Predictions

DotA 2Post-DAC Chinese Shuffle 2015 Predictions

With the ongoing Lunar New Year and all its festivities, GGnet's ISB takes a closer look at the Chinese scene that suffered a beating at the hands of Western teams during DAC. Which teams will make roster changes in the oncoming shuffle and who are the players facing a likely exit? 33

The Phantom Lancers are back

DotA 2The Phantom Lancers are back

Phantom Lancer is returning to Captain's Mode this week after his 6.82 rework half a year ago. Is he going to bring back split push Dota? Some facts and figures about the past, the present and the future of the true master of illusions.13

DkPhobos: "fng was the only one who could save us"

DotA 2DkPhobos: "fng was the only one who could save us"

We had a chat with the ASUS.Polar veteran to discuss his comeback the competitive scene. Skim had a chance to interview DkPhobos about the creation of NVMI, the arrival of fng to the team, the impact of the vast amount of tournaments at the moment and his desire to play in a team alongside Dendi.  10

DAC Playoffs: 5 players to look out for

DotA 2DAC Playoffs: 5 players to look out for

The playoffs are knocking on the door and before we are ready to let them in just yet, we have picked out five storylines you should follow as they unfold starting tomorrow.17

All our interviews and photos from the DAC group stage

DotA 2All our interviews and photos from the DAC group stage

In this media pack you can find interviews with Xiao8, MiSeRy, Dread, Maybe, BurNing, Black, bOne7, SumaiL, s4, Zai, 1437, Dendi and PPD. That along with heaps of photos from the event.7

5 Things We Learned From The DAC Groupstage

DotA 25 Things We Learned From The DAC Groupstage

We take a look at the past days and see what the groupstage had in store for us!47

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 4.5.22

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