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Dota 2 news week in review: January 25th - 31st

Dota 2 Andreea “divushka” Esanu

Team Liquid confirmed for ESL Manila

At the beginning of the past week it was announced that Team Liquid will join EHOME as the second invited team for the $250,000 premiere tournament held in Philippines, Manila. Six more team will qualify for the event as follows: two from South East Asia, one from the Philippines, one from the United States and one from Europe.

GeneRaL try out for Na’Vi

Having been in the professional Dota scene for roughly about a year, and numerous attempts at joining teams, Victor "GeneRaL-qw" Nigrini   will be trying to claim his position at Natus Vicncere. First seen in professional Dota with Duza Gaming, he has shown his success through the teams he had played with, finishing second with Team Empire in the Dota 2 Champions League Season 6.

Natus Vincere roster:

Ukraine Danil "Dendi" Ishutin
Russia Dmitry "Ditya-Ra" Minenkov
Russia Akbar "SoNNeikO" Butaev
Ukraine Ivan "Artstyle." Antonov
Ukraine Victor "GeneRaL-qw" Nigrini  

Winter Battle Pass release

One month ahead of Shanghai Major, Valve introduces us to the Winter Battle Pass, basically a bundle with a few new features and the Winter Compendium that comes with quest lines, a wagering system, top notch treasures and a winter season map.

EHOME claims their first LAN title at MarsTv Dota 2 Winter League

For most of the EHOME players this is their first Victory and a very strong signal given to the western teams that Chinese Dota is not stagnant as everyone would have thought.

After a very dominant performance in the lower bracket final versus OG, Evil Geniuses were looking like finally found their stride in Wuxi, China and it was hard to foresee what was about to happen in the MDL grand finals.

Andreea “divushka” Esanu

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Discussion

  • Hong "HKL.okay" Kah Lok ,
    Why does everyone leave out the chinese qualifier spot when mentioning the ESL One Manila?
  • Number 1 "clariska" of Number 99 ,
    Chinese Dota is not stagnant as everyone would have thought..You should learn not to make statements thats not true yet.What happened too all the other Chinese teams?EG Eliminated them and OG sent them to lower bracket.We will see after meta changes etc how well they adapt its still way to early to make any statements...
    • Carl "warcraft1000" Max ,
      You are so damn right, and it should be 'Chinese stronk team Ehome swiped The Rest.'
  • zed clyvon "clyvony" fabugais ,
    Manila, Philippines.
  • Tomasz "TUMULT" Brzycki ,
    Remember that time where there was a one Week without Navi roster change? :D

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