Today I'll do something different. Normally you would see me posting a replay analysis. Now, I'm doing something I never did before: interviewing players. Not only I'll interview the players, but will also share some thoughts as someone who is following them for quite a while. In this first one, I interviewed mTw.Matrim and discussed a bit on how to deliberately get better at DotA.
The Numbers of BenQ The Clash #2
Holiday season is a season of tradition. And this time we're creating a new one. As with ESWC, SMM and The International, we're analyzing the statistics of BenQ 2. With a bigger pool of heroes, which heroes are the new powerhouses? Will Vengeful Spirit's losing streak continue? Is Antimage still IMBA? Take a look inside!
Welcome to the BenQ Dota 2 Clash #2 Final game. In a series of a best of 3 games, N9 and M5 seemed to be equally strong since both teams were tied by 1-1. We will be looking into one of the most impressive games of Dota 2, with both teams engaging into a series of fights, control push strategies and individual skills throughout the 77 minutes of the third and deciding game.
Revisiting The International
After some experiences with ESWC and SMM statistics, we've decided to track every Dota 2 tournament and keep a 'history' of its competitive scene. This way, people will be able to see which heroes are trending and access other information.
As a lot more than the eventual 64 participants of DreamHack Winter's open qualifier signed up to today (rumored to be 300-500), cuts had to be made, resulting in a random among all attendees. The four semi finalists of each bracket will meet the invited FnaticMSI, SK, TS and BX3 in the group stage tomorrow. You can follow the happenings by tuning in to one of the two livestreams and check out the tournament's progress at the official bracket.
The Corsair Vengeance Dota 2 Championship of DreamHack Winter will kick off tomorrow with a free for all qualification tournament, whose best four teams recieve a slot in the main tournament on friday. We spoke with players of the four teams, that have been prevented from the exhausting preliminaries, to give us an insight on how they look on the eve of the first tournament day.
The numbers of ESWC
ESWC gave us a chance to witness some of the top DotA teams performing in a Dota2 tournament for the first time since The International. On that occasion, the game was brand new, and most teams were still experimenting with strategies and the limited hero pool. This time, they had more time to prepare, and thanks to that, it was an amazingly entertaining tournament. Today, we're going to talk about numbers. This feature is for all of you statistics fans: thanks to all the information we were able to gather from ESWC, we can bring you a full statistical analysis of that weekend. So brace yourself and enjoy the following paragraphs full of juicy information!
Hello and welcome to the 2011 ESWC Semifinals, where Na'Vi, the winner of The International and monkeybusiness, coming from a 4-0 group stage face off in a duel for the ages. Get ready to see two very even teams unfurl in a true clash of kings. And once you're over, don't forget to check on our statistical analysis of the tournament: The numbers of ESWC
In an interview about a month ago with Develop, Valve co-founder Gabe Newell talks his idea of a better pricing scheme for the industry, which could have huge ramifications for multiplayer online gaming as we know it.