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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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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GosuGamers eSports News - Team Winstrike have made it to TI8

Team Winstrike have made it to TI8

Team Winstrike, previously known as FlyToMoon, have successfully nabbed the only spot through the CIS Regional Qualifiers to the main event of the International 2018.

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GosuGamers eSports News - Invictus Gaming claim a spot at TI8

Invictus Gaming claim a spot at TI8

Invictus Gaming swept through LFY 2:0 in the lower bracket TI8 Chinese qualifiers to clinch their spot at the most important Dota event of the year. 

Dota 2 0 192 By Pandoradota2 20 hours ago

GosuGamers eSports News - Team Serenity is the first to qualify for TI8

Team Serenity is the first to qualify for TI8

Team Serenity have taken the first Chinese TI8 qualifier spot after besting Invictus Gaming 2:1. 

Dota 2 0 674 By Pandoradota2 1 day ago

GosuGamers eSports News - Canadians: Registration is open for Red Bull AdrenaLAN

Canadians: Registration is open for Red Bull AdrenaLAN

Red Bull AndrenaLAN registration is now open for their big Dota 2 and Fortnite event to be held in Toronto, Canada in July. 

Dota 2 0 66 By Pandoradota2 1 day ago

GosuGamers eSports News - BTS presents the first ever BOT International

BTS presents the first ever BOT International

BTS has once again taken memes and tournaments to the next level. This year, the fun-loving studio that delivers fans in-house and casual tournaments, as well as off-the-beaten-track content and productions, will be hosting the first ever BOT International. 

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GosuGamers eSports News - Quick Preview of The International 8's Regional Qualifiers

Quick Preview of The International 8's Regional Qualifiers

Take a quick peek at the Regional Qualifier teams for The International 8!

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GosuGamers eSports News - [updated] iG.Vitality center of controversy in TI8 open qualifiers

[updated] iG.Vitality center of controversy in TI8 open qualifiers

iG.Vitality found themselves at the forefront of questionable ruling and disqualification after using a banned spell that had been since fixed during the TI8 open qualifiers. 

Dota 2 2 1,295 By Pandoradota2 6 days ago

GosuGamers eSports News - NA TI8 qualifiers in disarray after new patch update

NA TI8 qualifiers in disarray after new patch update

The new patch update including Underhollow Beckons threw the NA TI8 open qualifiers into disarray, forcing FACEIT to void all matches and restart the event one day later. 

Dota 2 2 779 By Pandoradota2 1 week ago

GosuGamers eSports News - TI8 open qualifiers: Notable teams, format, schedule, streams

TI8 open qualifiers: Notable teams, format, schedule, streams

The TI8 Open Qualifier teams are gearing up for the race towards the Main Regional Qualifiers. Over 6,100 teams from across the regions can register for the first round of the TI8 Open Qualifiers. 

Dota 2 6 1,032 By Pandoradota2 1 week ago

GosuGamers eSports News - NA gets three slots for TI8; Valve releases regional qualifier information

NA gets three slots for TI8; Valve releases regional qualifier information

Right on the heels of Team Liquid's dramatic China Supermajor championship victory, Valve announced the regional qualifier teams and allocation of spots for The International 8. 

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GosuGamers eSports News - Team Liquid are the champions of China Supermajor

Team Liquid are the champions of China Supermajor

Team Liquid outlasted Virtus.pro 3:2 to take the very last and their first Dota 2 Major championship title and trophy for the regular 2017-2018 season. 

Dota 2 9 1,093 By Pandoradota2 1 week ago

GosuGamers eSports News - Team Liquid head to the Grand Finals of the China Supermajor

Team Liquid head to the Grand Finals of the China Supermajor

Team Liquid becomes the first grand finalist of the China Supermajor after knocking down PSG.LGD Gaming in an overwhelming 2:0 sweep. 

Dota 2 8 326 By Pandoradota2 1 week ago

GosuGamers eSports News - VG, Optic and Secret are among the eliminated teams at China Supermajor

VG, Optic and Secret are among the eliminated teams at China Supermajor

ViCi Gaming and Secret reached the end of the road while OpTic Gaming lost their chance for a direct invite to the 8th International after being so close to achieving it - losing the very final needed win for them against team VP to be Top 4.

Dota 2 1 172 By Silencedota2 1 week ago

GosuGamers eSports News - OpTic and ViCi Gaming prevail in the lower brackets of China Supermajor

OpTic and ViCi Gaming prevail in the lower brackets of China Supermajor

OpTic Gaming's TI8 invite dreams are still alive as they and ViCi Gaming survived another day in the lower brackets at China Supermajor. 

Dota 2 2 545 By Pandoradota2 2 weeks ago

GosuGamers eSports News - China Supermajor: Liquid and PSG.LGD move onto upper bracket finals

China Supermajor: Liquid and PSG.LGD move onto upper bracket finals

The upper bracket semifinals was a story of twos and zeroes as Team Liquid and PSG.LGD sent both Virtus.pro and Team Secret to the lower bracket in convincing fashion.

Dota 2 0 509 By RedCrayon 2 weeks ago

GosuGamers eSports News - China Supermajor; OpTic and TNC still standing

China Supermajor; OpTic and TNC still standing

The third day of the China Supermajor playoffs was a brutal one. Four teams - Evil Geniuses, VGJ.Storm, Mineski, and VGJ.Thunder were sent packing their bags, ending their season with disappointing 9-12th place finishes. 

Dota 2 0 428 By Pandoradota2 2 weeks ago

GosuGamers eSports News - Gear up, pubstompers! The New Ranked Season is here

Gear up, pubstompers! The New Ranked Season is here

With immediate effect following today's update, the Ranked Medals of all players will be reset and each player will have to go through ten ranked calibration games to regain a new Ranked Medal.

Dota 2 7 674 By TheHague 2 weeks ago

GosuGamers eSports News - Compete against EG, Na'Vi and others; TI8 open qualifier registration open

Compete against EG, Na'Vi and others; TI8 open qualifier registration open

As The International 2018 edges closers, the open qualifiers are now officially open for team registration. 

Dota 2 0 519 By Pandoradota2 2 weeks ago

GosuGamers eSports News - China Supermajor; Na'vi and Final Tribe exit stage left

China Supermajor; Na'vi and Final Tribe exit stage left

Na'Vi and The Final Tribe have been eliminated from the China Supermajor, ending their run with a 13-16th place finish. 

Dota 2 6 198 By Pandoradota2 2 weeks ago

GosuGamers eSports News - Big changes for Pro Circuit 2018-2019 season

Big changes for Pro Circuit 2018-2019 season

As the Pro Circuit 2017-2018 season is winding down with the final event taking place right now, Valve has already released big changes that will come for the new season following TI8. 

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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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The Return of the Hard Lane

The Return of the Hard Lane

With the ever-increasing difficulty of the offlane from one patch to the next, proper hero selection and adaptive strategy is imperative for survival. Let's examine some of the most recent adjustments to the offlane and how we can adapt to the many challenges they present.


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Before the breakup; Interview with Cr1t- at ESL One Birmingham

Before the breakup; Interview with Cr1t- at ESL One Birmingham

We got the chance to attend ESL One Birmingham and interview a couple of players whilst there. 


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Daeja's View: End of Season Spotlight on the Americas

Daeja's View: End of Season Spotlight on the Americas

As we head into the final tournament of the season, rosters are already being tweaked and swapped, sending more and more teams to the open qualifiers for The International 8 as penance. North America and South America are currently out of the top eight in the Dota 2 Pro Circuit, which could mean very limited representation for these regions at the most important event of the year.


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Anomalina's Amateur Analysis: First impressions of patch 7.16

Anomalina's Amateur Analysis: First impressions of patch 7.16

The patch following the ESL One Birmingham Major is massive and focuses on some of the most contested and successful picks of the past two DPC Majors.


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Daeja's View: Watching Dota 2 Online

Daeja's View: Watching Dota 2 Online

Whether you catch the official broadcast or wait for highlight videos later, we're all watching the same games, so does it matter?


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Mid or Feed: A Ranked Roles mode Examination

Mid or Feed: A Ranked Roles mode Examination

Will Ranked Roles mode enhance the Dota 2 ranked matchmaking experience, or will its questionable execution see it vanish with the end of the TI8 season?


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Daeja’s View: Dota 2 Roster Lock 2018

Daeja’s View: Dota 2 Roster Lock 2018

Roster Locks are common across esports and sports leagues, with trade deadlines often the buzziest news day of the year. Let’s look at how Roster Locks have worked out in the first season of the Dota 2 Pro Circuit.


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Daeja's View: First Impressions of the International 8 Battle Pass

Daeja's View: First Impressions of the International 8 Battle Pass

The International 8 Battle Pass has arrived, serving up new modes, cosmetics, other assorted odds and ends, and the International Compendium. Read on for Daeja’s first impressions!


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Daeja’s View: Dota Plus is not for everyone

Daeja’s View: Dota Plus is not for everyone

Valve released Dota Plus on March 12th, 2018. It’s a subscription-based service intended to enhance the Dota 2 experience. Initially, reactions were strong and mixed. Now that there's been time to reflect and see how the service can be useful (or not) over the longer term, let's take a second look at it.


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Daeja's View: Road map of the end of the 2017-8 Dota 2 season

Daeja's View: Road map of the end of the 2017-8 Dota 2 season

With five tournaments left in the Dota 2 Pro Circuit’s debut season, now is the time to renew your fan-ship with Dota 2. Stock up on snacks and then get comfortable, because the next six and a half weeks are going to be very entertaining.


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Daeja's View: Give me more biweekly patches, please

Daeja's View: Give me more biweekly patches, please

We’ve spent almost a dozen weeks with Dota 2’s new patch system and received a half dozen updates. The patches have been an assortment of changes, affecting everything from heroes to fundamental concepts to the map itself. As a fan, I'm enjoying the experiment, but are these really just a massive patch broken into pieces?


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Will Patch 7.13 Resurrect the Long Game Meta?

Will Patch 7.13 Resurrect the Long Game Meta?

Patch 7.13 introduced several dramatic changes targeting the emphasis placed on early game aggression in the current competitive meta. Will these new alterations revive the traditional long game meta of the past?


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Daeja's View: It's the Dota 2 Pro Circuit, but for casters

Daeja's View: It's the Dota 2 Pro Circuit, but for casters

With the Dota 2 Pro Circuit heading into its final two months, is the real question: which casters will be invited to cast The International 8?


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