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 - BigDaddy and Fly depart Fnatic

Post-TI4 transfer mill - BigDaddy and Fly depart Fnatic

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

The Dota 2 ACE Alliance: Corruption and Corporatism

The 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. 

The Secrets of Arena Deck Building

The 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!

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Post-TI4 transfer mill - BigDaddy and Fly depart Fnatic

DotA 2Post-TI4 transfer mill - BigDaddy and Fly depart Fnatic

This post will be updated with any confirmed and rumored roster changes of professional teams post-TI4.263

Ex-Managrind Realz hired as Hearthstone game designer at Blizzard

HearthstoneEx-Managrind Realz hired as Hearthstone game designer at Blizzard

Ryan "Realz" Masterson - most known for his DreamHack Summer top 4 finish - will be leaving the professional Hearthstone scene and switching careers. Masterson will be joining the Hearthstone dev team as an associate designer.1

i-League reschedules LAN finals to Sept 25th

DotA 2i-League reschedules LAN finals to Sept 25th

ImbaTV, organizer of the i-League, has announced that they rescheduled their LAN finals to avoid a clash with the upcoming WEC. The tournament will now take place on 25th September. Currently, Vici Gaming has been invited, while Virtus.pro, Power Rangers and Rave qualified through regional qualifiers. 4

BigDaddy and Fly leave Fnatic

DotA 2BigDaddy and Fly leave Fnatic

Fnatic officially confirms that BigDaddy and Fly had left the team. Fnatic is left with only two players left in the roster. BigDaddy and Fly is now part of a new team called Team Secret along with Puppey, Kuroky and S4. The future lineup for H4nn1 and Trixi remains unknown while being shrouded in rumors.10

CompLexity picks up stayGreen - short Moonmeander interview

DotA 2CompLexity picks up stayGreen - short Moonmeander interview

After two years compLexity Gaming returns to the Dota 2 scene. The North-American multigaming organization picks up former HoN now turned Dota 2 team stayGreen. Together with former DreamDestroyer player MoonMeander, the team will be looking to establish themselves in the professional Dota 2 circuit.16

Staff Cup is back - GGnet goes for glory

DotA 2Staff Cup is back - GGnet goes for glory

You know the post-TI depression is truly over when the best of the best clash again in a fierce competition. 16 teams will fight for glory once more in a heated competition where there will only be one winner. The Staff Cup has returned!11

StarLadder X: America and Europe kick-off

DotA 2StarLadder X: America and Europe kick-off

Last night, the American division of StarLadder's tenth season kicked off, followed by the European one today. TI3 champions Alliance, the "Secret Team" and many more new rosters will represent themselves on one of Europe's biggest stages for Dota 2. The kick-off match will be between Alliance and Cloud9.4

Changes on the French scene - Titan's new line-up and shox's new team

Counter-StrikeChanges on the French scene - Titan's new line-up and shox's new team

According to Vakarm.net the shuffle at French scene has began. Following Titan's recent underperforming at major events, the organization decided to release ScreaM and SmithZz from their roster, which was followed by NBK's departure. Shox will be forming new team.1

Perfect World and MarsTV announce collaboration

DotA 2Perfect World and MarsTV announce collaboration

Perfect World and MarsTV have announced a collaboration today at a large press conference. The collaboration includes the creation of a new international competition, new media content, and a brand new broadcasting platform. 3

The first big checks for competitive Heroes of the Storm are here as NACL announces a $10,000 season

Heroes of the StormThe first big checks for competitive Heroes of the Storm are here as NACL announces a $10,000 season

NACL has given Heroes of the Storm fans something major to expect. Starting this winter, competitive HotS teams will fight for $10,000 - the first good paying tournament for Blizzard's new MOBA.2

Chinese reshuffle concludes, VG, HGT and LGD new rosters announced

DotA 2Chinese reshuffle concludes, VG, HGT and LGD new rosters announced

The final day of the Chinese reshuffle is over, and all the major clubs have announced their rosters for the new season. LGD, ViCi Gaming and HGT were the last teams to announce their rosters, while DK and CIS did not sign any new players.27

iG roster finalized with June and CHisbug

DotA 2iG roster finalized with June and CHisbug

The Chinese reshuffle continues with the announcement of the renovated Invictus Gaming squad. Both YYF and Faith have been removed from the roster and replaced by former CIS-Game player Lin 'June' Shi Yang and the returning veteran Li 'CHisbug' Chen.23

Team Empire picks up Solo

DotA 2Team Empire picks up Solo

Two days after parting ways with former support player Vanskor, Team Empire has acquired a new player already. The Russian organization adds former RoX.KIS player Aleksei 'Solo' Berezin to their line-up. He will take on the role of the support.26

Caseking of the Hill to feature NiP, Virtus.pro and HellRaisers this week

Counter-StrikeCaseking of the Hill to feature NiP, Virtus.pro and HellRaisers this week

Caseking of the Hill returns this week with its sixth edition, featuring last week's winners Ninjas in Pyjamas and their challengers, Virtus.pro and HellRaisers.0

Rabbit replaces xiao8 in Newbee

DotA 2Rabbit replaces xiao8 in Newbee

The former LGD core member Wang 'Rabbit' Zhang has joined NewBee, replacing the retired captain Zhang 'xiao8' Ning. With this expensive transfer being complete, the NewBee roster is now complete once again, unless any new changes are announced.30

fm-eSports are the champions of Insomnia52

Counter-Strikefm-eSports are the champions of Insomnia52

fm-eSports have won Insomnia52, held from August 22 to August 25 at the Rocoh Arena in Coventry, England. The tournament featured sixteen of the best teams in the UK fighting for a £7500 (~12000 USD) total prize pool.0

Amazon acquires Twitch for $970 million

GeneralAmazon acquires Twitch for $970 million

The deal is confirmed - the premier streaming platform Twitch.tv has been acquired by Amazon, despite previous rumors pointing towards a deal with Google. The entirity of Twitch's shares will be bought off for approximately $970 million by the end of the year.10

Sunshine Open ends with a Magic: The Gathering legend in the finals [decklists inside]

HearthstoneSunshine Open ends with a Magic: The Gathering legend in the finals [decklists inside]

Held over the last two days, the Chanman-hosted Sunshine Open crowned Josh "Impact" Graham as champion, who prevailed over none other than MtG hall of famer Brian Kibler.0

Na'Vi officially welcomes Vanskor and fng

DotA 2Na'Vi officially welcomes Vanskor and fng

Today, to almost no surprise, Natus Vincere announced their new line-up. The Ukrainian trio of Dendi, Xboct and Funn1k will be joined by Vanskor and fng. While Vanskor officially left Team Empire yesterday, fng only announced his departure from Power Rangers now. 34

Game Show League to be held at DreamHack Moscow  with $50,000 prize pool

DotA 2Game Show League to be held at DreamHack Moscow with $50,000 prize pool

The Game Show DotA2 League will take place from September 11th through 13th, with four qualified squads fighting over $50,000 at DreamHack Moscow. Eight invited CIS teams will have the chance to join the four predetermined squads in the offline round-robin groupstage which leads to the DH playoffs.5

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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. 29

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

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.10