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. 

Daeja's View: Empathy, Bots, and Dota 2

Daeja's View: Empathy, Bots, and Dota 2

Will Dota 2’s Team Alpha Bots beat Team Beta Bots? It’s a question we could be pondering sooner rather than later. Recently, there’s been a rise in bot-related news, but let’s not forget the importance of the human element.

The International 2018: The Challengers

The International 2018: The Challengers

Mineski, Vici Gaming, Optic Gaming and Fnatic are headed to The International as challengers of the Aegis. For these teams, they all meant business and only have one goal in mind – to win The International and no other.

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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 - 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. 

Dota 2 1 708 By Pandoradota2 1 week ago

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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GosuGamers eSports News - ESL One Hamburg 2018 format details

ESL One Hamburg 2018 format details

Addressing areas of concern from the players and community, ESL One Hamburg 2018 will have an expanded format featuring round robin groups and double elimination playoff brackets.

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GosuGamers eSports News - EG are the champions of Summit 9

EG are the champions of Summit 9

Evil Geniuses have clinched the last LAN title of the Pro Circuit 2017-2018 season before The International 8 after sweeping through Fnatic 3:0 in the grand finals of the Summit 9. 

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GosuGamers eSports News - DkPhobos and Team Spirit split paths before the new season

DkPhobos and Team Spirit split paths before the new season

After 18 months playing under the CIS banner of Team Spirit, Alexander "DkPhobos" Kucherya has taken his leave from the organization. 

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GosuGamers eSports News - LDI, paiN and OpTic out of BTS Summit 9 - only three remain

LDI, paiN and OpTic out of BTS Summit 9 - only three remain

After a day of playoffs, LDI, paiN Gaming and OpTic Gaming were eliminated from BTS Summit 9. 

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GosuGamers eSports News - BTS Summit 9 group stage in a nutshell

BTS Summit 9 group stage in a nutshell

The group stage of BTS Summit 9 has come to a close and the trajectory for the last LAN title before TI8 has been set for the six competing teams. 

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GosuGamers eSports News - Are you ready for Summit 9?

Are you ready for Summit 9?

The warm weather and a break in the action is here and that means BTS summer camp will now kick off with activities, matches and play for six of the western region's favorite teams. 

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GosuGamers eSports News - Chance to compete against Alliance and Empire before TI8

Chance to compete against Alliance and Empire before TI8

Teams in the EU and CIS region have the opportunity to compete against some of the regional favorites in the upcoming Rivalry Rumble.

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GosuGamers eSports News - TI8 player cards and Fantasy League

TI8 player cards and Fantasy League

Battle-Pass owners can play the Fantasy League by using Player cards, adding hype to watching The International 8 and making predictions.

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GosuGamers eSports News - Last week in the world of Dota 2

Last week in the world of Dota 2

An update on some of the relevant news to hit the Dota 2 scene in the past week.

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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. 


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

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.


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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.


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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. 


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Daeja's View: Empathy, Bots, and Dota 2

Daeja's View: Empathy, Bots, and Dota 2

Will Dota 2’s Team Alpha Bots beat Team Beta Bots? It’s a question we could be pondering sooner rather than later. Recently, there’s been a rise in bot-related news, but let’s not forget the importance of the human element.


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The International 2018: The Challengers

The International 2018: The Challengers

Mineski, Vici Gaming, Optic Gaming and Fnatic are headed to The International as challengers of the Aegis. For these teams, they all meant business and only have one goal in mind – to win The International and no other.


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The International 2018: Top Contenders

The International 2018: Top Contenders

Virtus.pro, Team Liquid, Team Secret and PSG.LGD have stood head and shoulders above the rest throughout the season and are poised to be the top contenders to take home the Aegis at The International 8.


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Shortlist of 'TI All Timers'

Shortlist of 'TI All Timers'

Through the eight iterations of The Internationals, only four players have had the honor of being part of a legacy that spans across every year starting in 2011. 


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Anomalina's Adept Appraisal: A fortnight with patch 7.18

Anomalina's Adept Appraisal: A fortnight with patch 7.18

Today, we take a look at the impact of patch 7.18 on the last two weeks of competitive and pub Dota.


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Daeja's View: When Passion and Creativity Collide

Daeja's View: When Passion and Creativity Collide

From artwork to food, podcasts to cosplay, let’s take a closer look at what it’s like to create Dota 2 content.


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The International 2018: The Underdogs

The International 2018: The Underdogs

The International never disappoints to reveal the emergence of an unexpected contender. Once momentum is built, they become an unstoppable force and alter history. These are your International 2018 underdogs.


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Daeja's View: Happy Birthday, Dota 2

Daeja's View: Happy Birthday, Dota 2

Celebrating the birthday of Dota 2 is surprisingly complicated, but only because it's hard to settle on which date is the right one. When it comes to planning the birthday party, Gosugamers has you covered.


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Daeja’s View: Out with the DPC, in with Amateur Dota 2

Daeja’s View: Out with the DPC, in with Amateur Dota 2

The Dota 2 Pro Circuit may be over, but for some people, a new season of competitive Dota 2 has already started. While professional Dota 2 gears up for The International 8, let’s discuss the importance of amateur Dota 2!


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Daeja's View: Dota 2's Majors Under Review

Daeja's View: Dota 2's Majors Under Review

The 2017-8 Dota 2 Pro Circuit season is behind us now. It’s the ideal time to reflect on the season’s Majors and consider what might make next year’s Majors even more special.


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Anomalina's Aeonian Annoyance: Communication in Dota

Anomalina's Aeonian Annoyance: Communication in Dota

In a game that requires constant coordination, teamwork, and synergy to achieve the ultimate goal of destroying the enemy's Ancient, communication is a crucial factor. Let us look at some of the methods with which we can optimize our communication skills using tools provided in the game.


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Pain and Gain: Analyzing the new Re-calibration System

Pain and Gain: Analyzing the new Re-calibration System

The new re-calibration system introduced this season has stirred frustrations within the Dota community, regarding the severity of Matchmaking Rating fluctuations experienced across the board. What problems has the updated system caused and how can they be avoided in the future?


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Anomalina's Ardent Assessment: The TI8 qualifiers patch

Anomalina's Ardent Assessment: The TI8 qualifiers patch

The developers at Valve generously handed out buffs to a huge number of heroes, while still addressing some meta heroes with nerfs, in preparation for the Open and Regional Qualifiers of The International 2018.


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Daeja's View: The Inaugural DPC Minors

Daeja's View: The Inaugural DPC Minors

The first season of the Dota 2 Pro Circuit gave us twenty-two tournaments. It was a whirlwind of international travel, top-notch competition, and a lot of math to track what teams needed to accomplish to earn their direct invitation to The International 8. This week, let's put the spotlight on the first Dota 2 Pro Circuit Minors.


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Anomalina's Amicable Advice: The Position 4 Role

Anomalina's Amicable Advice: The Position 4 Role

With the arrival of the new ranked season, pub players around the world will be clawing even harder at the core roles. However, there may be an alternative way to win calibration matches, with one of the most impactful yet uncontested roles in the game.


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Daeja's View: Qualifier Hubs

Daeja's View: Qualifier Hubs

Qualifier coverage in the first season of the Dota 2 Pro Circuit has been mixed, but the International Open and Regional Qualifers are just around the corner. Will they wow us?


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