StarLadder Day 3: Team Secret goes to the finals

StarLadder Day 3: Team Secret goes to the finals

Both IAP and Virtus.pro were eliminated in the first round. In the following round, Alliance was able to upset by taking down Team Tinker. A dominating Secret Team preformance forces Evil Geniuses to the lower bracket finals. 

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

Interview 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. 

GosuGamers update: Item pages and user Steam inventories...

GosuGamers update: Item pages and user Steam inventories introduced

We’re happy to present GosuGamers’ newest site features. Starting today, you can browse and track Dota 2 and CS:GO collectible items by checking their Steam market price and availability and also review and sort your own Steam inventories.

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

5 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.

Rumormill: EG to pick up three additional teams?

Rumormill: 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.

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Giveaway contest: Want to win a Reynad, Rdu or Ekop signed saltshaker? Here's how!

Enter the contest to win an exclusive, player-signed saltshaker!

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XMG Captain's Draft #2 announced with over $50,000 up for grabs

DotA 2XMG Captain's Draft #2 announced with over $50,000 up for grabs

After a very successful first season, XMG Captain's Draft returns once again on October 31st. The tournament features eight of the strongest teams of the West, battling over the initial $50,000 prizepool, boosted by the sales of the tournament's promotional items.9

StarLadder Day 3: Team Secret goes to the finals

DotA 2StarLadder Day 3: Team Secret goes to the finals

Both IAP and Virtus.pro were eliminated in the first round. In the following round, Alliance was able to upset by taking down Team Tinker. A dominating Secret Team preformance forces Evil Geniuses to the lower bracket finals. 24

G-League begins today without VG and NewBee

DotA 2G-League begins today without VG and NewBee

The G-League LAN finals will begin today, with 8 of the top teams in China playing it out for a $42,500 Prizepool. 14

Meet the Newbee Academy recruits

DotA 2Meet the Newbee Academy recruits

Newbee have announced today that they will be taking on a new team under the name Newbee.Y. This new team will bring in some fresh faces who are willing to to give it their all in the professional scene.12

StarLadder Day 2 : EG and Secret advance to WB finals

DotA 2StarLadder Day 2 : EG and Secret advance to WB finals

After the initial winner bracket matches, it will be Evil Geniuses and Secret facing off in the winner bracket final tomorrow. Despite putting up a fight, both Team Tinker and Natus Vincere were defeated and bumped down into the loser bracket.11

SynergyLeague SEA: Johnny+4 vs. insidiousidol kick off playoffs tomorrow

DotA 2SynergyLeague SEA: Johnny+4 vs. insidiousidol kick off playoffs tomorrow

The South-East Asian division of the SynergyLeague continues tomorrow as insidiousidol will take on Johnny+4. The double elimination playoffs will determine which two SEA teams will qualify for the SynergyLeague LAN finals in Russia. 1

StarLadder Day 2: Na'Vi breaks the tie, advances to Winner Bracket

DotA 2StarLadder Day 2: Na'Vi breaks the tie, advances to Winner Bracket

The group stage of StarLadder Finals is in the books now, and in the aftermath of the back-and-forth group B, it is Na`Vi joining Secret in the winner bracket alongside EG and Team Tinker from group B. The remaining teams will start off in the lower bracket.22

Synergy League Chinese division concludes, NewBee and VG advance

DotA 2Synergy League Chinese division concludes, NewBee and VG advance

The dust has finally settled for the Chinese division of Synergy League. NewBee and VG managed to defeat iG and DK in their respective best-of-three semi-finals, each grabbing one of the two tickets to the LAN finals of Barnaul, Russia.14

StarLadder Day 1: IAP takes down VP; Secret to upper bracket

DotA 2StarLadder Day 1: IAP takes down VP; Secret to upper bracket

The 10th season of StarLadder is about to see its conclusion as the LAN finals have kicked off. Underdogs IAP were able to upset after their initial loss to Na'Vi. The Philippines managed to take down VP. In group A, Evil Geniuses display a dominating performance, securing an early lead in the group. In group B, Team Secret has secured themselves a slot in the upper bracket.42

bOne7 unable to play StarLadder, Mag to stand-in

DotA 2bOne7 unable to play StarLadder, Mag to stand-in

StarLadder starts today, but unfortunately not without one more bump in the road. Cloud9's bOne7 is unable to play due to a medical emergency. The team's matches have been moved to tomorrow, giving them more time to find a stand-in.39

GosuGamers update: Item pages and user Steam inventories introduced

DotA 2GosuGamers update: Item pages and user Steam inventories introduced

We’re happy to present GosuGamers’ newest site features. Starting today, you can browse and track Dota 2 and CS:GO collectible items by checking their Steam market price and availability and also review and sort your own Steam inventories.19

Fresh talent rising up in Synergy League Europe

DotA 2Fresh talent rising up in Synergy League Europe

The European groups of the Synergy League had some underdogs stepping up in the absence of the major teams, such as AlbumSheet, AfterShock, Kompas and LAJONS. The elimination stage starts tomorrow.2

ASUS ROG DreamLeague #2 : iG and LGD advance from Asian group

DotA 2ASUS ROG DreamLeague #2 : iG and LGD advance from Asian group

The matches of the ASUS ROG DreamLeague #2's Asian group are now over, with iG and LGD earning a spot in the next stage. The regional groupstage continues on Monday, September 27th, with the American group.11

Vici and Invictus taking pole position as the Synergy pre-playoffs start

DotA 2Vici and Invictus taking pole position as the Synergy pre-playoffs start

The Chinese round robin of the Synergy League ended earlier today with Vici Gaming having gathered the most points followed by Invictus Gaming. All six teams will move on to the bracket stage starting and will finish tomorrow.8

Tobi, 7ckngMad and Sheever announced for DreamHack Masters Bucharest

DotA 2Tobi, 7ckngMad and Sheever announced for DreamHack Masters Bucharest

The English casters for the upcoming DreamHack Masters in Bucharest have now been announced. The lineup for the english broadcast will consist of Toby 'TobiWan' Dawson, Sébastien '7kngMad' Debs and Jorien 'Sheever' van der Heijden.22

Team Empire: Mag leaves, Yoky joins

DotA 2Team Empire: Mag leaves, Yoky joins

A few weeks ago it was reported that Mag was dropped from the Empire roster. Despite the organization denying it, the team continued to play many of their official games without the Ukrainian. Today, the Russian organization announces Yoky as the official replacement.25

UPDATED - ASUS ROG DreamLeague #2 : Asian group matches begin

DotA 2UPDATED - ASUS ROG DreamLeague #2 : Asian group matches begin

After the conclusion of the EU-East division of ASUS ROG DreamLeague #2, it is time for four Asian squads to battle for a spot in the upcoming offline groupstage at Dreamhack Studios. Due to server connectivity issues, Team Malaysia has been replaced by Rave.19

The Summit II Round-Up: HGT, VG, iG collide for qualification

DotA 2The Summit II Round-Up: HGT, VG, iG collide for qualification

We are more than halfway through for The Summit II European and Chinese league matches, and while it is still early to make concrete conclusions, the picture is a lot less blurred as far as moving to the next round goes. The final matches of the Chinese group finish today as one qualifiying slot remains vacant. Here is an update of the current standings across the regions.11

Team Tinker qualifies for Dreamhack Masters Bucharest

DotA 2Team Tinker qualifies for Dreamhack Masters Bucharest

The Dota 2 Champions League has finished its online playoffs and the four teams for the LAN event are set. Team Tinker takes down Power Rangers 2-0 in the last match of the tournament, securing their ticket to Bucharest.7

DDZ admits involvement in matchfixing, says evidence faked by Arrow's manager

DotA 2DDZ admits involvement in matchfixing, says evidence faked by Arrow's manager

Following his reddit post detailing how he wasn't involved in the matchfixing scandal, ddz has posted an apology on his Facebook page, admitting his part in the matchfixing, stating that they were "pressured to follow whatever [their] manager said."77

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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. 35

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.37

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

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