Daeja’s View: Topias “Topson” Taavitsainen, a...

Daeja’s View: Topias “Topson” Taavitsainen, a young man “playing some serious Dotes”

The International 8 is the biggest Dota 2 tournament of the season, the World Championships of Dota 2, with a life-changing US$24,000,000 at stake. But when GosuGamers spoke with OG’s new mid-player, Topias “Topson” Taavitsainen, he made it clear that he’s not worried about making his LAN debut with the team on Dota 2’s most important stage.

Welcome to The International

Welcome to The International

It's that time of the year again. Take a look at the seasoned history of Dota 2 and The International and what you should expect at this year's iteration of the biggest tournament in the history of esports.

The International 2018: Gosugamers Staff Predictions

The International 2018: Gosugamers Staff Predictions

With the TI8 Group Stage nearly upon us - Gosugamers weighs in on teams to watch out for, while offering predictions as to who advances to the Upper and Lower brackets of the Main Event and who goes home empty handed. 

N0tail: One winner, one survivor in Europe. And thank...

N0tail: One winner, one survivor in Europe. And thank God we were the one.

Canada is rarely graced by Dota 2 events. There was Northern Arena Beat Invitational in Montreal in 2016…. This year, the country has been rather lucky by comparison. In addition to Vancouver playing host to the forthcoming The International 8 (TI8), Toronto recently featured a show match between some fan favorite players from Europe and North America.

Daeja's View: Red Bull AdrenaLAN and the Semi-Pro Tier

Daeja's View: Red Bull AdrenaLAN and the Semi-Pro Tier

If you’re an avid computer gamer, there are often few opportunities to play video games in the same physical space as others due to logistics. For aspiring Dota 2 professionals, competitive LAN opportunities are as important as they are infrequent.

The International 2018: Biggest Question Marks

The International 2018: Biggest Question Marks

Heading into The International 8, it is expected to be quite interesting as to how things will unfold for a few of the teams attending. Based on the past season, especially towards its end, big question marks hover over the heads of Newbee, Invictus Gaming, Evil Geniuses, VGJ.Thunder and VGJ.Storm - for good or bad. 

eSports News

GosuGamers eSports News - Team Secret struggles in Group B on Day 1 of The International 2018

Team Secret struggles in Group B on Day 1 of The International 2018

The favorites of Group B conceded games to an unexpected dark horse of the event, while VGJ.Storm surprised everyone by topping the group after the first day of matches at The International 8.

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GosuGamers eSports News - EG lead the Group A pack at end of International 2018 Day 1

EG lead the Group A pack at end of International 2018 Day 1

The International 2018 Day 1 has already come and gone leaving a trail of chaos in its wake. Evil Geniuses slid into the top position while VGJ.Thunder and OG fell short.  

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GosuGamers eSports News - M19 - First PUBG Champion Team Without A Chicken Dinner In GLL 2

M19 - First PUBG Champion Team Without A Chicken Dinner In GLL 2

Everyone was in disbelief when CIS’s M19 has proven that you can be a champion just by being consistent in your game at the Global Loot League Season 2.

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GosuGamers eSports News - The International 2018 groups are now official

The International 2018 groups are now official

With only two days left for the biggest Dota 2 event of the year, The International 2018 groups have been drawn and made official. 

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GosuGamers eSports News - Melbourne Dota 2 Pro Series to feature $50,000 AUD prize pool

Melbourne Dota 2 Pro Series to feature $50,000 AUD prize pool

In December, Convictus Esports Group will be hosting Melbourne Dota 2 Pro Series - Oceania’s largest Dota 2 tournament for a hefty $50,000 AUD (~$36,500 USD). 

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GosuGamers eSports News - TI8 prize pool distribution, pubstomps and newcomer stream

TI8 prize pool distribution, pubstomps and newcomer stream

Edging closer to TI8 - set to take place in a matter of days, Valve has released information regarding the TI8 prize pool distribution, pubstomps, and newcomer stream. 

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GosuGamers eSports News - Virtus.pro lock down the CIS stars through the end of 2019

Virtus.pro lock down the CIS stars through the end of 2019

Once again, Virtus.pro has locked in the roster and extended their Dota 2 players contracts ahead of The International. The current lineup is now expected to be part of the organization until the end of 2019.

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GosuGamers eSports News - All teams have secured their visas for The International 8

All teams have secured their visas for The International 8

For what seems to be the first time - or in at least recent years, all 18 participating teams in The International 2018 have been able to secure their visas. 

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GosuGamers eSports News - DPC Rewind and International Lowdown with SirActionSlacks

DPC Rewind and International Lowdown with SirActionSlacks

Jake "SirActionSlacks" Kanner will present audiences with an exclusive Dota Pro Circuit Rewind & The International Lowdown daily. 

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GosuGamers eSports News - PGL Esports Announces PUBG Fall Invitational 2018

PGL Esports Announces PUBG Fall Invitational 2018

PGL Esports teams with IMBA TV for the PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds Fall Invitational 2018.

PUBG 0 14 By keiwolf 1 week ago

GosuGamers eSports News - SophoS’ NA Sphere: TI8 NA Power Rankings

SophoS’ NA Sphere: TI8 NA Power Rankings

Evil Geniuses won TI5. Digital Chaos finished runner-up at TI6. Which team from the NA region will be top contender at TI8?

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GosuGamers eSports News - Bots decimate Humans in the OpenAI exhibition match

Bots decimate Humans in the OpenAI exhibition match

The OpenAI Five team made a fantastic display of their intimidating strength in the show-match today against some of the best players in the world, including a Major-winning professional player, to come out on top with a clean 2:0 victory.

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GosuGamers eSports News - CIS Dota 2 teams experimenting with rosters pre TI8

CIS Dota 2 teams experimenting with rosters pre TI8

The CIS region is already looking to gain their competitive edge as teams begin to test the waters with new lineups in the online events leading up to TI8. 

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GosuGamers eSports News - First Facts; Artifact release announced

First Facts; Artifact release announced

Valve has dropped the first official information regarding their new card-based game, Artifact, including price and end of November release date. 

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GosuGamers eSports News - TI8 talent list revealed; welcoming new faces to the big event

TI8 talent list revealed; welcoming new faces to the big event

The TI8 talent list has been revealed and the community can welcome new faces such as BSJ, Kyle, and March to the list of tried-and-true favorites of Redeye and Machine. 

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