Recently, Sina had the chance to sit down with Yao, LGD's new captain where he involved himself in a friendly yet serious interview regarding LGD's new recruit, his thoughts on xiao8, the difference between the two, and also shedding light on the up and coming teams in the Chinese scene.
Evil Geniuses managed to win both their matches today, winning the Losers Bracket Final against Liquid and Grand Final against Cloud9 to secure themselves the first place of Monster Invitational.
Cloud9 and their buddy DeMoN have managed to pull a 2-0 victory against EG, securing a cozy spot in the Grand Final of Monster Invitational. EG will have to face Team Liquid tomorrow in the Losers Bracket final.
The Excellent Moscow Cup will take place between 28th March and 18th May, and will feature 12 of the most powerful CIS squads fighting for the $20,000 prize pool.
Na'Vi just posted a video interview on their YouTube channel, featuring Vitalii 'v1lat' Volochai, probably the most recognised DotA2 caster in CIS and the host of SLTV tournaments. He talks about Starladder and its global expansion, as well as the DotA2 scene in general.
Season three of the Sina cup has just come to an end, with teams Vici Gaming and DK duking it out in a best-of-5 Grand Finals. With Team DK emerging from the winner's bracket, they come up to a crushing lead, defeating underdogs Vici Gaming 3-2 in spectacular fashion.
All but one of the eight playoff slots are finalized as the ACG best-of-the-best SEA invitational finishes its second playday. The standings from last week remains unchanged, and only four game remains on the group stage.
The first day of Monster Energy Invitational is over, with EG and Cloud9 taking down eHug and Team Liquid to secure themselves a spot in the Winners Bracket final.
13 matches are scheduled on the second playday on the AsianCybergames best-of-the-best SEA invitational. The first set of games will start on 04:00 CET (11:00 SGT).
Vici Gaming takes down Dream Time 2-0 and ends their dream run in the best-of-three loser's bracket finals of the Sina Cup. Vici Gaming will now proceed to the grand final in which they will take on DK to determine the winner of this year's tournament.
The second wave of ESL One Frankfurt tickets are going on sale at 6pm CET. (Read for ticketing details!)
Cloud9 announced on their twitter account that Jacky 'EternalEnvy' Mao had a connection flight canceled, and may be unable to reach Austin to participate in Monster Energy Invitational. This may be the second LAN event that the roster attempts with a stand-in.
DK beat Vici Gaming in a thrilling and action packed best of three winner's bracket final of the Sina Cup. DK have earned a place in the Grand Finals while Vici Gaming will meet DT, the young upstarts of this tournament tomorrow in the loser's bracket finals.
Johnny 'Johnny' Lee, last seen playing under Chinese team Rattlesnake, will be joining Arrow Gaming. Arrow's ex-captain, Chin 'bad_slowgame' Hong Mun, will be demoted to the team's substitute player as he is hounded by work commitment.
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The International is the most important tournament in the Dota 2 calendar which most teams dream of entering. The rumoured changes to the date of this year's tournament has created tension from within certain stakeholders in the community. From players and teams to tournament organisers and spectators alike, questions have been raised as to whether Valve should or should not change the date for the upcoming International to better suit all parties. We take a look at some of these concerns and determine what Valve should do to solve these potential issues.
Monster Energy Invitational will be one of the very few LAN tournaments to be held in the North American continent. It will be held from March 07 to March 09, 2014, right before teams start preparing for the major tournaments such as ESL, Dream League and StarLadder StarSeries - to name a few. Which of the four teams is most likely to win? This article offers a brief look on each of the teams - Evil Geniuses, Cloud 9, Team Liquid and eHug.
Artour 'Arteezy' Babaev, the youngest Dota 2 prodigy gracing the North American continent, has been in the lime-light ever since his win at MLG Columbus with Cloud 9 (former Speed Gaming). His splendid performace at MLG earned him an invitation to form a team with Clinton 'Fear' Loomis at Evil Geniuses, with whom he went on to win their first title in ESP Shock Therapy Cup.
Yao 'Maybe' Lu is one of China's brightest young stars, holding the top rank on his country's biggest DotA platform, 11. From a well known pub-star, he has moved to a new part on his career to join a team named Greedy alongside another DotA veteran in YaphetS. Lately, however, his gaming career turns into a new chapter after he was added into LGD.cn as a replacement for Zhang 'xiao8' Ning.
GosuGamers had the chance to sit down with the rising Dota 2 video and movie-maker, NoobFromUA. Specialising in the highlight plays of professional players, he has since amassed an awe inspiring 151,000 suscribers and 40 million views on YouTube. In a short interview with Winterequinox007, he gives us an insight on his professional life.
The two powerhouses from Europe and North America battled each other during the groupstage of the second season of Dota2 Champions League, and best-of-three series proved to be quite interesting both in terms of strategies and execution. Drouks will attempt to shed some light on the first game of the series.
As the New Bloom festival comes to a close, we say farewell to another special themed event. From the Visage bug and the subsequent nerfs and stealth patches to easily acquired jade tokens and an overflow of Redhoof couriers on the market, many questions have been asked as to whether The Year Beast event was fair for all players participating. We take a look back at some of the issues in The Year Beast and discuss whether Valve has done enough to address these issues whilst not spoiling the fun for the rest of the masses.
A name that echoes throughout Dota 2 for his Meepo plays, a charismatic personna who steals the limelight due to his intimidating massage techniques and a player who always manages to make flashy plays; be it with Io or Chen, Johan 'N0tail' Sundstein is one of the star players of Fnatic's Dota 2 squad.
GosuGamers' Radoslav "Nydra" Kolev talks to Oliver Fedtke and Manuel Kotschote, two guys with the ambitious project of creating Europe's largest professional eSports conference in order to attract the attention of mainstream businesses.
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