GosuGamers Awards 2014: Dota 2 nominations

GosuGamers 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.

GosuGamers update: Trade Steam items

GosuGamers update: Trade Steam items

It is now possible to set up trade requests here at GosuGamers! You make up an offer out of the items available in your inventory, and state what you want in return for those. Other users can then respond to it. It is all really simple.

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

Do 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.

Vici Gaming takes The Summit 2 in 3:1 finals

Vici Gaming takes The Summit 2 in 3:1 finals

The finals of The Summit 2 has concluded and Vici Gaming emerges victorious in a convincing 3:1 win over Cloud 9.

The Summit 2 Day 2: C9 and Secret to semi-finals

The Summit 2 Day 2: C9 and Secret to semi-finals

The Summit 2 Day 2 is underway and sees the conclusion to the groupstage. Secret, Cloud 9 and Vici Gaming can possibly tie for first place, whereas EG is fighting to not be at the bottom of the group

The Summit 2: Day 1 Report: Secret dominates while EG crash

The Summit 2: Day 1 Report: Secret dominates while EG crash

As day one of The Summit 2 LANs ends, we analyze the team's performances and take a look at the table standings. Peep inside for the match recaps, VODs and more.

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Starladder XI America: eHug dominate, Not Today crash out

DotA 2Starladder XI America: eHug dominate, Not Today crash out

The American group stage has come to a close and eHug, Sneaky Nyx Assassins, Leviathan and ROOT Gaming enter the regional final. Summit 2 attendees Not Today were only able to pick up a single point and finished bottom of the group stage.3

Rave dethrone MVP Phoenix in the Korea Dota League Season 4

DotA 2Rave dethrone MVP Phoenix in the Korea Dota League Season 4

MVP Phoenix and Rave met for a second best-of-five final in under 24 hours but after massive disruption Rave were able to take revenge for their Starladder XI loss and claim the championship.5

Fng and Mag join VP.Polar, roster to rebrand soon

DotA 2Fng and Mag join VP.Polar, roster to rebrand soon

After a long period of unofficial partnership, both Fng and Mag have been officially signed by Virtus.pro and they will play for VP.Polar in 2015. The organization also announced that they are about to change the name and logo of their VP.Polar roster when the new year arrives.10

Everything you need to know about Day 2 of the Steam Holiday Sale

DotA 2Everything you need to know about Day 2 of the Steam Holiday Sale

Day 2 of the Steam Holiday sale has arrived, presenting 9 more daily deals and 6 more flash deals. Here, you will find everything you need to know to get the best deals possible.4

UPDATE : TI5 Qualifiers will be held in May, clash with DreamHack resolved

DotA 2UPDATE : TI5 Qualifiers will be held in May, clash with DreamHack resolved

UPDATED - Valve announced that they have decided to hold the qualifiers of The International 5 during the last week of May 2015, to resolve the scheduling issues caused by the large amount of LAN events held in June 2015. The qualifiers no longer clash with DreamHack Summer.23

Hellraisers pull out of i-League Season 2

DotA 2Hellraisers pull out of i-League Season 2

Hellraisers have decided not to attend the Chinese tournament citing teams not recieving payment from the first season and a lack of clear travel information as reasons for their departure. Swedish team LAJONS have been announced as their replacement.33

HellRaisers are the joinDOTA Masters XIV Champions

DotA 2HellRaisers are the joinDOTA Masters XIV Champions

HellRaisers take home the $7000 first prize after besting 4ASC with ease with a score of 3-0. This is HellRaiser's third title in the past two month, after a string of strong performances by this upcoming Russian team.5

DC Captains Draft Invitational playoffs begin today

DotA 2DC Captains Draft Invitational playoffs begin today

After a three week silence Virtus Pro and Team Tinker win begin their best-of-five playoff match to secure a place in the final, while Secret Team and Natus Vincere await their match tomorrow.6

StarLadder XI round-up: Team Secret in the lead, HellRaisers trails closely behind

DotA 2StarLadder XI round-up: Team Secret in the lead, HellRaisers trails closely behind

Secret Team are in the lead for StarLadder XI qualifiers, an expected results. What is unexpected is the team following closely behind them, HellRaisers, who are two wins away from being first.4

Everything you need to know about Day 1 of the Steam Holiday Sale

DotA 2Everything you need to know about Day 1 of the Steam Holiday Sale

Day 1 of the 2014 Steam Holday Sale kicks off today featuring a variety of games on sale. Here, you will find everything you need to know to get the best deals possible.26

MVP.Phoenix to represent SEA in Kiev

DotA 2MVP.Phoenix to represent SEA in Kiev

The South-East Asian division of StarLadder Season XI has concluded and MVP.Phoenix emerges victorious, securing the third spot for the upcoming LAN finals in January. 14

ImbaTV bans C9 from 3rd season, responds to critic

DotA 2ImbaTV bans C9 from 3rd season, responds to critic

ImbaTV has reacted to C9's withdrawal from their tournament and has officially banned them from a third season. In addition, the organizers have released an official response to Aui_2000's statement yesterday.59

RedBull rumored to be investor behind 71's EHOME project

DotA 2RedBull rumored to be investor behind 71's EHOME project

Recent rumors have it that RedBull is one of the investors for the team that 71 is building. In cooperation with the former Team DK coach, RedBull is allegedly looking to purchase the EHOME brand, but the high price might put them off.12

DotA 2 Asia Championships information possibly leaked

DotA 2DotA 2 Asia Championships information possibly leaked

An unconfirmed leak reveals Secret Team and Rave may have been invited to join the Perfect World and Mars TV hosted tournament scheduled to begin in January 2015, while three qualifiers featuring 28 teams around the world are due to begin the same month.58

MVP.Phoenix, Rave and First Departure to battle for spot in Kiev

DotA 2MVP.Phoenix, Rave and First Departure to battle for spot in Kiev

The StarLadder Season XI South-East Asian division is headed into its final day and three teams are left standing, fighting for one spot in the LAN finals. MVP.Phoenix awaits the winner between Rave and First Departure.6

Cloud9 pull out of i-League Season 2

DotA 2Cloud9 pull out of i-League Season 2

Cloud9 has pulled out of i-League Season 2, as the communication between the organizers and the team were not sufficient enough. ImbaTV has apparently not communicated their actual prizepool properly, which is one of the reasons Cloud 9 won't attend the LAN finals.64

Mushi and Ohaiyo to stand-in for LV-Gaming at D2L - new Ehome roster?

DotA 2Mushi and Ohaiyo to stand-in for LV-Gaming at D2L - new Ehome roster?

On his stream, LV-Gaming player Zyf has hinted at the new roster former DK coach 71 putting together. Mushi and Ohaiyo will stand-in for LV-Gaming at the upcoming D2L LAN finals and the five players attending are supposedly the new team that ideally runs under the EHOME flag.20

Ex-Arrow Gaming Players reform as We Are Sorry

DotA 2Ex-Arrow Gaming Players reform as We Are Sorry

The team of 5 players who had previously been embroiled in a matchfixing scandal under the banner Arrow Gaming have reformed under a new team name, We Are Sorry. They will be playing in the Vietnam Champion League Season 2 under this name.73

Empire qualifies for D2L LAN

DotA 2Empire qualifies for D2L LAN

With three back to back wins, last of which being a 3-0 wipe against VP Polar, Team Empire has secured a ticket for the D2L LAN finals at Las Vegas.2

Team Secret and Simbaaa part ways - MiSeRy to play for now

DotA 2Team Secret and Simbaaa part ways - MiSeRy to play for now

In an unexpected turn of events, Team Secret has announced the departure of their designated offlaner Tal 'Simbaaa' Aizik. A lack of synergy led to this decision and former Alliance stand-in Rasmus 'MiSeRy' Filipsen will play with the team for now. 45

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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.60

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.41

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

Interview with VG.Fy: I am happy but not proud to be called Fy-God

DotA 2Interview with VG.Fy: I am happy but not proud to be called Fy-God

Linsen 'Fy' Xu is the captain of Vici Gaming, the Chinese powerhouse that most recently won ESL One and i-League in quick succession after the post-TI season. Following his return to China after ESL One, he took some time out of his schedule to give us an interview, with which he talks about playing with the new team and moving on after rOtk's retirement. 43

5 highlights to look out for at SLTV Season X LAN finals

DotA 25 highlights to look out for at SLTV Season X LAN finals

The anniversary edition of the StarLadder LAN finals is coming up and we take a look at five special things you might want to look out for when watching the event. Things inside, as well as outside the game to happen.52

Rumormill: EG to pick up three additional teams?

DotA 2Rumormill: EG to pick up three additional teams?

The rumormill is turning once more with multiple teams being left without an organization. Team Secret, Team Tinker and Team Malaysia are all hot prospects on the market but rumor has it that two, if not all three of these are close to being affiliated with the GoodGame Agency, the agency behind the Evil Geniuses brand.38

Player Watch - Key players to attend ESL One

DotA 2Player Watch - Key players to attend ESL One

The ESL One New York tournament is right around the corner and we take a look at what players to look out for: Who can turn the tides, who likely to carry his team to victory?27

DotA 2WCA Preview - Vici Gaming to continue their streak

With close to half a million in prize money, WCA will be the biggest LAN event outside of The International in the Dota 2 scene yet. Top teams from around the world will be attending the four day event. Who will take home over $300,000? We introduce the contenders.26

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.8

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.30

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

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