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 - FACEIT Is Now Accepting Closed Beta Applicants For PUBG

FACEIT Is Now Accepting Closed Beta Applicants For PUBG

As announced on August 15, FACEIT is now accepting applications for Closed Beta both for top solo players and top team players of PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds.

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GosuGamers eSports News - The International 2018 surpasses last year's prize pool to become the largest esports tournament

The International 2018 surpasses last year's prize pool to become the largest esports tournament

The prize pool of this year's International has crossed last year's boundary of $24,787,916 to set the world record for being the world's largest electronic sports championship.

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GosuGamers eSports News - VGJ.Storm to be penalized at the Main Event of The International 2018

VGJ.Storm to be penalized at the Main Event of The International 2018

Due to a misunderstanding regarding the rules surrounding coaches, the top seed of Group B VGJ.Storm will be penalized in their first round of The International 2018 Main Event against OG.

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GosuGamers eSports News - PaiN Gaming eliminated from The International 2018

PaiN Gaming eliminated from The International 2018

The Brazillian squad ended their run at The International after a disappointing run on the concluding day of the group stages, while the rest of the teams were seeded into the upper and lower brackets as they head to the Main Event.

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GosuGamers eSports News - Group A concludes along with IG’s TI8 dreams

Group A concludes along with IG’s TI8 dreams

Invictus Gaming is among the first two to be eliminated following a bonus tie breaker series against Winstrike Team to wrap up the group stage.

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GosuGamers eSports News - VGJ.Storm secure top brackets in Group B at the end of The International 2018 Day 3

VGJ.Storm secure top brackets in Group B at the end of The International 2018 Day 3

Without so much as missing a beat since opening day, VGJ.Storm continued to barrel through Group B to clinch a spot in the upper brackets of the The International 2018 playoffs. 

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GosuGamers eSports News - Liquid and EG tied for first in Group A at TI8 Day 3

Liquid and EG tied for first in Group A at TI8 Day 3

Day three of the International 2018 saw EG and Liquid tie for pole position. While the two are guaranteed spots in the upper bracket, the other two remain hotly contested between four teams in the middle of the pack.

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GosuGamers eSports News - VGJ.Storm continues to reign supreme in Group B at The International 2018

VGJ.Storm continues to reign supreme in Group B at The International 2018

Day 2 of The International group stages got even more heated as several teams came back to redeem themselves after their Day 1 matches. Group B now stands in a deadlock between more than half of the teams, resulting from the high level of competition that has been showcased.

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GosuGamers eSports News - Another spectacular day for Evil Geniuses; remain at the top of Group A at TI8 Day 2

Another spectacular day for Evil Geniuses; remain at the top of Group A at TI8 Day 2

Evil Geniuses continue to be the talk of the town with their solid performances and results. At the end of The International 8 Day 2 group stage, the North Americans went undefeated to keep their top spot in Group A. 

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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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