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?

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?

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?

Daeja's View: Can there be too much Dota 2?

Daeja's View: Can there be too much Dota 2?

I’ve always thought more Dota 2 is better. More professional games means more entertainment for me and my fellow viewers. But is it possible for there to be too much of a good thing?

Tried-and-True: The Meta Must-Picks

Tried-and-True: The Meta Must-Picks

A rapidly evolving professional meta has been introduced to this year's Dota Pro Circuit as a direct result of Valve's recently renovated approach to patch/update releases. 

Daeja's View: r/DotA2 - Giving a Voice to the Community

Daeja's View: r/DotA2 - Giving a Voice to the Community

The Dota 2 subreddit is a powerful community hub maintained by an underappreciated group of volunteers. Today, I’m looking closer at what (and who) makes r/DotA2 tick.

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GosuGamers eSports News - Middle Eastern Dota league in full swing with ASL Dota 2 Season 1

Middle Eastern Dota league in full swing with ASL Dota 2 Season 1

ASL Dota 2 Season 1 is already underway as the Middle Eastern Dota 2 community continues to grow and find ways to promote local and regional talent and teams. 

Dota 2 0 112 By Pandoradota2 1 day ago

GosuGamers eSports News - Paris Saint-Germain FC partner up with LGD Gaming

Paris Saint-Germain FC partner up with LGD Gaming

Paris Saint-Germain announced their strategic partnership with LGD Gaming today at a joint press conference. 

Dota 2 2 671 By Pandoradota2 3 days ago

GosuGamers eSports News - Double Dimension becomes full CIS team again

Double Dimension becomes full CIS team again

Double Dimension completes their roster with the addition of VANSKOR, chshrct and Cooman, making it a full CIS composition once again. 

Dota 2 0 245 By Pandoradota2 4 days ago

GosuGamers eSports News - Digital Chaos parts ways with Dota 2 roster after one month

Digital Chaos parts ways with Dota 2 roster after one month

After returning to the Dota 2 scene only one month ago, picking up the Animal Planet lineup, Digital Chaos has already parted ways with their roster.

Dota 2 1 491 By Pandoradota2 4 days ago

GosuGamers eSports News - Nix replaced with Naive- on Team Empire

Nix replaced with Naive- on Team Empire

After just two months with the squad, Nix has left Team Empire to be replaced by 17-year old Kazakhstani prodigy Naive-.

Dota 2 0 147 By GearBrylls 5 days ago

GosuGamers eSports News - EG, Na'Vi, OG; Questionable invites announced for China Super Major

EG, Na'Vi, OG; Questionable invites announced for China Super Major

China Super Major has announced the ten direct invites to the biggest and last Dota Pro Circuit event of the season. Among the expected names such as Virtus.pro and Team Liquid, EG, Na'Vi and OG have been named - causing controversy and outrage. 

Dota 2 18 1,683 By Pandoradota2 5 days ago

GosuGamers eSports News - Chance to play against Alliance, Kingdra; Taurora Dota 2 Invitational open quals coming

Chance to play against Alliance, Kingdra; Taurora Dota 2 Invitational open quals coming

The Taurora Dota 2 Invitational #1 featuring Alliance, Kingdra, and ten other notable lineups is gearing up with the first open qualifiers set for April 18th.

Dota 2 0 194 By Pandoradota2 6 days ago

GosuGamers eSports News - OpTic Gaming Emerge Victorious in the StarLadder ImbaTV Invitational S5 Grand Finals

OpTic Gaming Emerge Victorious in the StarLadder ImbaTV Invitational S5 Grand Finals

After an explosive Semi-Finals series, OpTic Gaming seized the StarLadder Grand Finals in a decisive victory against VGJ.Thunder. 

Dota 2 0 623 By SynapticGaming 1 week ago

GosuGamers eSports News - w33 joins paiN Gaming in Brazil

w33 joins paiN Gaming in Brazil

Omar "w33haa" Aliwi replaces Danilo "Arms" Silva as mid player in paiN Gaming as the Romanian veteran heads to Brazil as an official member. 

Dota 2 1 535 By Pandoradota2 1 week ago

GosuGamers eSports News - VGJ.Thunder and Fnatic  head to StarLadder ImbaTV Invitational S5 playoffs

VGJ.Thunder and Fnatic head to StarLadder ImbaTV Invitational S5 playoffs

VGJ.Thunder and Fnatic survived the elimination series today to advance to the StarLadder ImbaTV Invitational S5 playoffs. 

Dota 2 0 168 By Pandoradota2 1 week ago

GosuGamers eSports News - Mineski withdraw from GESC: Thailand qualifiers in protest

Mineski withdraw from GESC: Thailand qualifiers in protest

In protest against what they consider 'biased' organizers, Mineski has chosen to withdraw from the GESC: Thailand qualifiers. 

Dota 2 3 1,135 By Pandoradota2 1 week ago

GosuGamers eSports News - Vega Squadron top Group B at StarLadder ImbaTV Invitational Season 5

Vega Squadron top Group B at StarLadder ImbaTV Invitational Season 5

Defeating the top contenders of Group B, and arguably the favourites to win the tournament, Vega Squadron gave us a fantastic show that begs us to ask the question: Are they finally out of the dumpster?

Dota 2 2 210 By Anomalina 1 week ago

GosuGamers eSports News - Analysing balance patch 7.13: The end of deathball strategy?

Analysing balance patch 7.13: The end of deathball strategy?

This week's update may have delayed Techies' addition to Captain's Mode or Earth Spirit's customary nerf for a future time, but has reworked several mechanics in the game that will likely change the meta for good.

Dota 2 2 744 By Anomalina 1 week ago

GosuGamers eSports News - VGJ.Storm replace Timado with Resolut1on

VGJ.Storm replace Timado with Resolut1on

VGJ.Storm have joined the list of teams relegated to the TI8 open qualifiers as they swap Timado out for Resolut1on mid season. 

Dota 2 1 379 By Pandoradota2 1 week ago

GosuGamers eSports News - Evil Geniuses receive Championship Invite for GESC Thailand

Evil Geniuses receive Championship Invite for GESC Thailand

Evil Geniuses have confirmed their attendance as the Championship Invite to GESC Thailand and will have the opportunity to defend their title as GESC champions.

Dota 2 4 352 By SophoS 1 week ago

GosuGamers eSports News - OpTic Gaming take first seed in Group A of StarLadder ImbaTV Invitational S5

OpTic Gaming take first seed in Group A of StarLadder ImbaTV Invitational S5

OpTic Gaming had a very positive day to kick off StarLadder ImbaTV Invitational S5 as they seized the top seed of Group A and secured a spot in the playoffs. 

Dota 2 2 156 By Pandoradota2 1 week ago

GosuGamers eSports News - FlyToMoon debuts on LAN at StarLadder ImbaTV Invitational Season 5

FlyToMoon debuts on LAN at StarLadder ImbaTV Invitational Season 5

Heading into the last six tournaments of the year, FlyToMoon will make their first Dota 2 Pro Circuit LAN appearance at StarLadder ImbaTV Invitational Season 5.

Dota 2 0 343 By Daeja 1 week ago

GosuGamers eSports News - Red Bull Gaming Sphere London events; chance to win ESL One Birmingham tickets

Red Bull Gaming Sphere London events; chance to win ESL One Birmingham tickets

Red Bull has launched their new studio and is bringing some exciting events on location during the month, along with a chance for players and fans to win tickets to ESL One Birmingham. 

Dota 2 2 89 By Pandoradota2 1 week ago

GosuGamers eSports News - Mineski rounds out the ESL One Birmingham direct invites

Mineski rounds out the ESL One Birmingham direct invites

Mineski have received the final direct invite to compete at the ESL One Birmingham Major. 

Dota 2 3 772 By Pandoradota2 1 week ago

GosuGamers eSports News - Fnatic places pld on bench 'temporarily' as Adam steps in for StarLadder Invitational 5

Fnatic places pld on bench 'temporarily' as Adam steps in for StarLadder Invitational 5

Fnatic has made the choice to 'temporarily' remove pieliedie from the active lineup, replacing him with team coach Adam for StarLadder Invitational 5. 

Dota 2 4 722 By Pandoradota2 1 week ago

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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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Daeja's View: Can there be too much Dota 2?

Daeja's View: Can there be too much Dota 2?

I’ve always thought more Dota 2 is better. More professional games means more entertainment for me and my fellow viewers. But is it possible for there to be too much of a good thing?


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Tried-and-True: The Meta Must-Picks

Tried-and-True: The Meta Must-Picks

A rapidly evolving professional meta has been introduced to this year's Dota Pro Circuit as a direct result of Valve's recently renovated approach to patch/update releases. 


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Daeja's View: r/DotA2 - Giving a Voice to the Community

Daeja's View: r/DotA2 - Giving a Voice to the Community

The Dota 2 subreddit is a powerful community hub maintained by an underappreciated group of volunteers. Today, I’m looking closer at what (and who) makes r/DotA2 tick.


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Visas and Dota - a bittersweet relationship

Visas and Dota - a bittersweet relationship

Visas have always been hard to obtain for esports athletes, and when it comes to Dota 2, the problem is no better. With this year's International having shifted to Canada, let's examine the relationship between Visas and the Dota Pro Circuit.


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Daeja's View: One of Us

Daeja's View: One of Us

In Dota 2, we have a lot of access to our professionals—players and talent alike. It’s an important, uniting feature of our esports scene that the members of the industry are also community members.


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Could Dota Plus Provide a Remedy for Pervasive Toxicity?

Could Dota Plus Provide a Remedy for Pervasive Toxicity?

Despite Valve's attempts to curb the notorious stigma of misconduct associated with the Dota 2 community - via updates to behavior scoring and matchmaking systems, the rampant level of toxicity remains. Could the recent addition of Dota Plus serve as a more proactive solution to an ongoing problem?


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Daeja's View: Mid-Season Snapshot of the Dota 2 Pro Circuit Regions

Daeja's View: Mid-Season Snapshot of the Dota 2 Pro Circuit Regions

Dota 2's Pro Circuit set a new standard for regional qualifiers, ensuring all six regions are represented at each event. Does this mean all regions are now equal?


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Daeja's View: Ranking Viewers

Daeja's View: Ranking Viewers

Have you ever wondered how dedicated a Dota 2 fan you are compared to those plebs in Twitch chat?


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The Bucharest Major: Potential for a North American Comeback Story

The Bucharest Major: Potential for a North American Comeback Story

Will any of the three North American teams, Evil Geniuses, compLexity gaming, and OpTic Gaming, place in the top four at The Bucharest Major after a disappointing turnout at ESL One Katowice?


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Two CIS Rosters Will Debut at ESL One Katowice

Two CIS Rosters Will Debut at ESL One Katowice

ESL One Katowice will be the proving ground for the new Natus Vincere and Virtus.pro rosters.


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Zechs Files: A Love Letter to Warcraft III

Zechs Files: A Love Letter to Warcraft III

Warcraft III was a great game in its own right, but its impact on the larger esports landscape is often overlooked. This week, I'm hoping to set the record straight.


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CanceL^^ interview: " I’m living the moment and I appreciate and enjoy what I have now"

CanceL^^ interview: " I’m living the moment and I appreciate and enjoy what I have now"

WESG European and CIS regional qualifiers LAN finals took place last week in Barcelona, Spain and twelve teams qualified for the $1,500,000 Global Grand Finals from next spring. Among them, Team Romania featuring the former compLexity Gaming and MidorFeed midlaner Mihai "canceL^^" Antonio.


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WESG Team Serbia - LeBronDota interview: “Serbia has many talented players"

WESG Team Serbia - LeBronDota interview: “Serbia has many talented players"

Team Serbia qualified for the $1,500,000 WSG Global Grand Finals. Nikola 'LeBronDota' Popović, the position four support of Team Serbia was happy to join us for a chat about the difficulties that Serbian players have to overcome, about what qualifying for a tournament like this means for his country and about his overall impression on the event. 


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7.07 Professional Meta – Team fight, team fight, and some more team fight!

7.07 Professional Meta – Team fight, team fight, and some more team fight!

It has been nearly a month since Valve released the ‘Dueling Fates’ update which saw two new heroes, Pangolier and Dark Willow, released into the world of Dota 2. But that was just the tip of the iceberg as there were a host of other changes that promised to change the game and remove it from the rut it had gotten into through the long 7.06 meta!


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WESG SingSing and SexyBamboe interview: “We just took the highest three MMR dudes from our country”

WESG SingSing and SexyBamboe interview: “We just took the highest three MMR dudes from our country”

Team Netherlands from WESG 2017-2018  is a super interesting mix of two old friends, WehSing 'SingSing' Yuen and Alaan 'SexyBamboe' Faraj who simply took the highest three MMR players from their country for this event.


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Virtus.pro - Solo Interview: “I want to make the best out of the time I have left before retiring”

Virtus.pro - Solo Interview: “I want to make the best out of the time I have left before retiring”

Virtus.pro have just won a Major, and Alexei "Solo" Berezin was declared the tournament MVP, taking home a shiny Mercedez. So, we couldn’t miss the chance to talk to him about his motivation to play qualifiers for an event like WESG, a tournament that’s outside the Pro Circuit and that requires players to gather in full national teams to be able to compete. 


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Immortals: The Korean Overlords in new t-shirts are ready to rock the Pro Circuit

Immortals: The Korean Overlords in new t-shirts are ready to rock the Pro Circuit

Aegis of the Immortal. Is this the season where Valve’s most coveted trophy will go to whom everybody expects ? Hard question to answer considering how far we are from TI8.


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