Fnatic are the champions of SLTV StarSeries X

Fnatic are the champions of SLTV StarSeries X

SLTV StarSeries Season X is finally over, with Fnatic taking home the grand prize of $14,000. Coming from the lower bracket, Na'Vi still stood strong bringing the grand finals to a fourth map, but unfortunately came in 2nd with an extremely close 16-14 loss. Nonetheless, Na'Vi still won with a respectable $7,000 second place prize.

SLTV StarSeries Season X Lan Finals preview and predictions

SLTV StarSeries Season X Lan Finals preview and predictions

The SLTV StarSeries Season X Lan Finals are slowly approaching around the corner, where four of the best teams in the European region will compete for a $30,000 prize pool at Kiev, Ukraine. Below are some peviews and predictions to get you hyped up for the event.

Getting to Know NA: Cloud9

Getting to Know NA: Cloud9

Getting to Know NA is back with another team, this time featuring Cloud9.

Single Card Strategy: What the pros think about Tracking

Single Card Strategy: What the pros think about Tracking

With the rise of Hunter decks populating the ladder climb to the coveted Legendary rank, we ask the pros on their thoughts on a tournament staple card for Hunter decks of different flavors: Tracking.

GosuCup BlizzCon Qualifiers - Winners interviews and...

GosuCup BlizzCon Qualifiers - Winners interviews and decklist collections

We sit for a chat with the August champions of GosuCup and see what decks they used to get away with a pocketful of cash.

Post-TI4 transfer mill - Qojqva and Bulba leave Team Liquid

Post-TI4 transfer mill - Qojqva and Bulba leave Team Liquid

This post will be updated with any confirmed and rumored roster changes of professional teams post-TI4.

All News

Post-TI4 transfer mill - Qojqva and Bulba leave Team Liquid

DotA 2Post-TI4 transfer mill - Qojqva and Bulba leave Team Liquid

This post will be updated with any confirmed and rumored roster changes of professional teams post-TI4.268

EMC #2 - Team Tinker and Virtus Pro withdraw, Chinese Bracket commences

DotA 2EMC #2 - Team Tinker and Virtus Pro withdraw, Chinese Bracket commences

After the announcement of the Excellent Moscow Cup's upcoming second season, Virtus Pro and Team Tinker have both withdrawn from the event. They have been replaced by compLexity and Na'Vi.US respectively. The Chinese bracket starts with LGD taking on HGT.1

i-League LAN final teams confirmed

DotA 2i-League LAN final teams confirmed

Eight teams will compete in the finals of the i-League after the qualifiers determined teams from each region. The finals will take place on September 25 after being moved to not clash with the WEC.7

Kolento snatches first tournament gold at VGVN [decklists inside]

HearthstoneKolento snatches first tournament gold at VGVN [decklists inside]

After a dominant run through the opposition, Aleksandr "Kolento" Malsh is crowned VGVN #2 champion. The Ukrainian went 3-0 in the group stage and then scored a cumulative 8-2 in the playoffs and took the lion's share of the $2,500 prize pool.0

D2CL Season 4 commences with western el clásico

DotA 2D2CL Season 4 commences with western el clásico

The European division group stages of the fourth season of D2CL begin today with old rivals Na'Vi and Alliance going up against each other, followed by TeamTinker taking on Empire. For the first time D2CL will feature multiple regions, with American and Chinese regional qualifiers to follow.14

'Dota is my youth', a documentary about Team DK

DotA 2'Dota is my youth', a documentary about Team DK

ImbaTV released yet another film about the Chinese participants of TI4, continuing their series of documentaries with interesting behind-the-scenes footage. This time, they follow Team DK, showing scenes from their bootcamp and their days in Seattle.18

ESEA Season 17 to feature $78,000

Counter-StrikeESEA Season 17 to feature $78,000

ESEA has announced that they will feature a $78,000 prize pool between their North American and European divisions. The prize pool will be split between the various divisions of the league.0

Fnatic are the champions of SLTV StarSeries X

Counter-StrikeFnatic are the champions of SLTV StarSeries X

SLTV StarSeries Season X is finally over, with Fnatic taking home the grand prize of $14,000. Coming from the lower bracket, Na'Vi still stood strong bringing the grand finals to a fourth map, but unfortunately came in 2nd with an extremely close 16-14 loss. Nonetheless, Na'Vi still won with a respectable $7,000 second place prize.3

StarLadder X - First Week Western Roundup

DotA 2StarLadder X - First Week Western Roundup

The first week of StarLadder's 10th season is over for the West, and the action has left little to be desired. In Europe, Na'Vi ends the week almost undefeated and Virtus Pro takes everyone by suprise. The Americas, having only 4 games played, see EG and Na'Vi.US showing solid performance.7

Hyped to face Kolento for the VGVN gold

HearthstoneHyped to face Kolento for the VGVN gold

George "Hyped" Maganzini is the second VGVN #2 grand finalist after a crushing 4-0 over Trump. Grand final against Kolento incoming.0

LGD, LGD.CDEC and HGT qualify for WEC

DotA 2LGD, LGD.CDEC and HGT qualify for WEC

With the Round-of-8 qualifiers completed, LGD, LGD.CDEC and HGT have qualified for WEC while powerhouses like Invictus Gaming and Vici Gaming fell short.8

Interested in Asian Hearthstone? Follow the Chinese NEL league on GosuGamers

HearthstoneInterested in Asian Hearthstone? Follow the Chinese NEL league on GosuGamers

The Netease E-Sports League has gathered the cream of the crop of Chinese Hearthstone as ten of the leading teams of the country are off to the races for $30,000. Now, there's a convenient way to follow all that action.0

Reigning VGVN champion Amaz out as Thijs, Hyped rule day two [decklists inside]

HearthstoneReigning VGVN champion Amaz out as Thijs, Hyped rule day two [decklists inside]

The second day of competition at the VGVN Naxxramas Release tournament saw the downfall of Liquid's Jason "Amaz" Chan and the reigning champion will not be defending his crown today.0

GosuCup champion Faramir joins DKMR

HearthstoneGosuCup champion Faramir joins DKMR

Jan "Faramir" Engelmann expands the roster of the US-based Don't Kick My Robot. Engelmann is the second European to enter the ranks of the DKMR, after the team picked Powder in July.0

Secret Team replaced by Na'Vi in WEC LAN finals due to visa issues

DotA 2Secret Team replaced by Na'Vi in WEC LAN finals due to visa issues

The newly formed Secret Team will be unable to attend the upcoming WEC offline finals in September, due to their Chinese visa requests getting denied. Instead, Natus Vincere will be joining Cloud9 and Evil Geniuses in Hangzhou, China for the event.19

Kolento rules day one of VGVN, Trump follows him into playoffs [decklists inside]

HearthstoneKolento rules day one of VGVN, Trump follows him into playoffs [decklists inside]

The Cloud 9 star and constructed innovator Aleksandr "Kolento" Malsh finished undefeated in Group B of VGVN #2. The Ukrainian will be joined by TSM's Jeffrey "Trump" Shih, who's steadily climbing the rankings, enjoying a successful tournament August.0

Live blog: StarSeries X LAN finals Day 1

Counter-StrikeLive blog: StarSeries X LAN finals Day 1

Day one of the StarSeries Season X Finals has arrived, featuring four of the best teams in Europe fighting for a total prize pool of $30,000. Here you will find live updates for each of the matches, map by map.0

Techies to be released next week

DotA 2Techies to be released next week

Tonight, Valve has updated its Dota 2 Blog and announced the release of Techies. Alongside the new hero, Valve intends on adding several new features, such as trophies for completed challenges, the new All Random Deathmatch game mode and a few compendium goals such as Mega Kill banners. 25

Jay-Bimbo to be IAP.XctN's new mid

DotA 2Jay-Bimbo to be IAP.XctN's new mid

Inter Active Philippines Execration, fresh from a 4-0 sweep at the Starladder Season X Southeast Asian Round Robin, has recently picked up former Mineski captain, Ryan Jay 'Bimbo' Qui.16

Team Liquid parts ways with Qoqjqva and Bulba

DotA 2Team Liquid parts ways with Qoqjqva and Bulba

Two months after TI4, Team Liquid announces the departure of both Bulba and Qojqva. The two of them have found a new home in Team Tinker, whereas Team Liquid leave their future in the Dota 2 scene uncertain, leaving also TC's future out in the open.15

All Features

SLTV StarSeries Season X Lan Finals preview and predictions

Counter-StrikeSLTV StarSeries Season X Lan Finals preview and predictions

The SLTV StarSeries Season X Lan Finals are slowly approaching around the corner, where four of the best teams in the European region will compete for a $30,000 prize pool at Kiev, Ukraine. Below are some peviews and predictions to get you hyped up for the event.2

Getting to Know NA: Cloud9

Counter-StrikeGetting to Know NA: Cloud9

Getting to Know NA is back with another team, this time featuring Cloud9.4

Single Card Strategy: What the pros think about Tracking

HearthstoneSingle Card Strategy: What the pros think about Tracking

With the rise of Hunter decks populating the ladder climb to the coveted Legendary rank, we ask the pros on their thoughts on a tournament staple card for Hunter decks of different flavors: Tracking.0

GosuCup BlizzCon Qualifiers - Winners interviews and decklist collections

HearthstoneGosuCup BlizzCon Qualifiers - Winners interviews and decklist collections

We sit for a chat with the August champions of GosuCup and see what decks they used to get away with a pocketful of cash.0

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. 32

The Secrets of Arena Deck Building

HearthstoneThe Secrets of Arena Deck Building

It's time to live the dream and 12-0 and arena run. Or, just get past 7 wins. In the first of many articles to come, we look at the secrets of how to build a winning arena deck. Set aside those constructed decks and learn the basics of Hearthstones most heartpounding format!5

Getting to Know NA: Lunatik Esports

Counter-StrikeGetting to Know NA: Lunatik Esports

Getting to Know NA is a new series focusing on North American CSGO teams. To start us off we have Lunatik Esports!2

Rdu: "I still haven't got my reputation back"

HearthstoneRdu: "I still haven't got my reputation back"

Today, we sit for a chat with Rdu and go all the way back to the start of his career. We cover subjects like winning his first championship and the controversy that surrounded it, keeping consistency in Hearthstone, changing mindsets to win tournaments and his rivalry with Jason "Amaz" Chan.6

What are pros playing post-Naxx: 9 players, 9 classes, 9 decklists

HearthstoneWhat are pros playing post-Naxx: 9 players, 9 classes, 9 decklists

What are Hearthstone's most popular streamers and players using to climb to legendary? Today, we look at a collection of nine different decks which hopefully can inspire ladder grinders and help them on their way up.2

Professional Magic and Hearthstone: An interview with one of Magic's greatest

HearthstoneProfessional Magic and Hearthstone: An interview with one of Magic's greatest

As Hearthstone draws elite gamers from other titles, we sit down and talk to a professional player from one of gaming's oldest and most successful trading card games about Hearthstone, the future of competitive tournaments and bridging the gap between genres. Enter: Magic Hall of Famer, Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa.4

ESL One Cologne preview and predictions

Counter-StrikeESL One Cologne preview and predictions

ESL One is approaching tomorrow, where the best Counter Strike GO teams in the world will be competing for $250,000 in prize money. Read on to view predictions and previews for ESL One Cologne. 4

GosuRankings report: Hearthstone player rankings, July 2014

HearthstoneGosuRankings report: Hearthstone player rankings, July 2014

Who were the best players and teams in Hearthstone after July 2014? The third episode of our GosuRankings report answers this question.3

GeneralInterview 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. 2

Class statistics from tournament play: July 2014

HearthstoneClass statistics from tournament play: July 2014

GosuGamers' statistics corners return for a Hearthstone edition where we crunch numbers and look at who were the best and most popular classes in tournament environment.0

Beating Naxxramas on a budget: A guide to heroic Plague Quarter

HearthstoneBeating Naxxramas on a budget: A guide to heroic Plague Quarter

Our series of Naxxramas guides continues with several ideas about how to beat Noth, Heigan and Loatheb in the heroic plague quarter without going crazy on the dust spending.3

The Volunteer Business, Part Three

GeneralThe 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. 10

Beating the meta on a budget: The post-Naxx aggro Shaman

HearthstoneBeating the meta on a budget: The post-Naxx aggro Shaman

Shaman lovers with poorer collections will love this, especially if being the beatdown in Hearthstone is their thing.5

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.11

Naxxramas meta change and the WEC European qualifiers

HearthstoneNaxxramas meta change and the WEC European qualifiers

Who will prevail in the first day of WEC European qualifiers? What decks are the invites likely to play? We look into our crystal ball which is a fancy way to say "time for some speculations". 1

Beating the Arachnids on a budget: A guide to Heroic Arachnid Quarter

HearthstoneBeating the Arachnids on a budget: A guide to Heroic Arachnid Quarter

Can't beat the Arachnid quarter on heroic? Don't have all the legendaries to build a kick-ass deck? Fret not, there's a way to clear the entire wing without investing too much and this guide will show you how.13