Revisiting The International

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.
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Follow the BYOC Dota 2 qualifier



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.
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Dota 2 Invited teams spotlight

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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.
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The numbers of ESWC

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!



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ESWC 2011 Semifinals: monkeybusiness vs Na'vi

ESWC 2011 Semifinals: monkeybusiness vs Na'vi

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
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Gabe Newell's possible experiment

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.
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B-Player Guide

A sheet to help new players find the proper tools to help them advance quickly.
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When Blizzard started talking

We met Blizzard in Stockholm and spoke about the new community team, the eSports department, ladder and gaming updates, the Rise of DotA, the Korean SC scene and how Blizzard are finally beginning to talk.
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