The 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.
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.
Two of the most arguably powerful Chinese teams meet in the SMM Playoffs. With Burning behind a Lycanthrope and Zhou playing a Necrolyte, we have two of the most famously talented carry players fighting it out. To spice up the mix, we have Pandaren Brewmaster and Gondar on iG while DK picks... wait for it... an unprecedented Chaos Knight.
In our first article on statistics, we presented an analysis of ESWC Dota 2 tournament. This time, we're looking at the SMM playoffs. Despite all the technical problems, SMM allowed us to watch some really good matches. We'll see what's trending and what's not, this time with a complete hero pool.
The Chinese powerhouse DK throws down against WE. DK has been streaking through the championships recently, leaving a burning trail of victories in their wake. WE, however, is no pushover, and have taken on a set of high-tier teams, coming away with victories. With Obsidian Destroyer, Invoker and Dark Seer fighting it out against Weaver, Puck and Windrunner, this looks like it could be a high-intensity game!
The double-DotA event of WCG Asia made it's way to the playoffs. Teams from twelve different countries have made their way to Indonesian capital-city Jakarta and have got to participate in both a DotA as well as a Dota 2 tournament of equal structure.