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Dota 2 Auto Chess Update: Zeus & Mars Are Here

Dota 2 Auto Chess Update: Zeus & Mars Are Here

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Just a few days after a tweet from Drodostudios about Zeus and Mars, the new heroes are now live. The addition of Zeus and Mars also brings a new species to the table – God.  There are also several other big changes, so let’s take a look at what’s new. Zeus Species – God Class […]


Dota 2 News: Ferrari_430 Joins EHOME

Dota 2 News: Ferrari_430 Joins EHOME

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After several months of various roster shuffles, EHOME has finally announced their final five-man roster. This roster will help them on their way to the MDL Disneyland Paris Major. EHOME’s Current Roster Yang “END” Pu Luo “Ferrari_430” Feichi Zhang “xiao8” Ning Zhao “XinQ” Zixing Zhang “y” Yiping Farewell Ferrari_430! After discussion with the player and […]


AMD Sapphire DOTA PIT Minor Open Qualifiers Are Starting Soon

AMD Sapphire DOTA PIT Minor Open Qualifiers Are Starting Soon

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The last couple of weeks have been full of high-quality Dota 2 games; from StarLadder’s Minor to DreamLeagues Season 11 Major, the level of play has been incredible. Now, alongside the qualifications for the MDL Paris Major, the open qualifiers for DotaPit are also starting in just a few days from now. Open Qualifiers for […]


MDL Disneyland Paris Major Qualifiers Preview

MDL Disneyland Paris Major Qualifiers Preview

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The DreamLeague Season 11 Major has just finished over the weekend, and Vici Gaming managed to grab the trophy. Now it is time to focus on the next big tournament on the radar – the MDL Disneyland Paris Major. The qualifiers for arguably the most anticipated Major of this years’ Pro Circuit kick off tomorrow, […]


New Heroes Coming to Dota 2 Auto Chess

New Heroes Coming to Dota 2 Auto Chess

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Drodostudio, the devs of Auto Chess, revealed today that two additional heroes will make their way to the most popular arcade game in Dota 2. The names of the new heroes have been released or leaked yet, but, judging by the picture, it is possible that these two heroes are Zeus and Mars. There is […]


Dota 2: Top Picks and Bans at DreamLeague Season 11

Dota 2: Top Picks and Bans at DreamLeague Season 11

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DreamLeague Season 11 Major is over and Vici Gaming are the champions. As the dust settles, it’s time to take a look at some of the most popular heroes from the tournament. You should keep in mind that literally on the same day, a new patch was released – 7.21d. This means that some of […]


Dota 2: Patch 7.21d – Winners & Losers

Dota 2: Patch 7.21d – Winners & Losers

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Literally hours after the end of the third Major of this years’ DPC season, there is a new patch on the horizon. 7.21d. Similar to the other small patches, this one brings some buff and nerfs to heroes and items. Many people expected 7.22, but it seems like we will have to wait a little […]


Dota 2: Highlights From The Big Final Of DreamLeague Season 11 Major

Dota 2: Highlights From The Big Final Of DreamLeague Season 11 Major

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Welcome to our final highlights from the DreamLeague Season 11 Major! After ten days of the highest quality Dota 2, it is finally time to say goodbye to the third Major of this year’s DPC Season. Today was the final day of DreamLeague Season 11 Major, an event that was a joy to watch. Lower […]


Dota 2: DreamLeague Major Day 9 Highlights

Dota 2: DreamLeague Major Day 9 Highlights

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It was the second last day of the DreamLeague Major, and the competition was fierce. We saw three of our four series go to three games, and lots of back and forth brawls between our top teams of this DPC season. PSG.LGD vs Virtus Pro LGD start out strong Our first series of the day […]


Dota 2 Auto Chess Update – March 23, 2019

Dota 2 Auto Chess Update – March 23, 2019

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Just a few days after the last Auto Chess update which was on 15 March, the popular Dota 2 arcade game has some new updates. Not all changes are that important, but there are definitely some that stand out. Let’s take a look. Notable Changes Auto Combination The first one is connected with the addition […]


Dota 2: DreamLeague Major Day 8 Recap

Dota 2: DreamLeague Major Day 8 Recap

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Slowly but steadily DreamLeague Season 11 Major is coming to its end. Following today’s results, two more teams had to pack their suitcases and head home after two incredible series in the Upper Bracket of the Main Event. Let’s take a look at what happened. If you missed any of the games from the previous […]


Dota 2 News: Pieliedie and Febby Leave Mineski

Dota 2 News: Pieliedie and Febby Leave Mineski

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It’s that time of the year again where teams are going through various roster changes. Just a day after the changes in Newbee, Mineski also decided to part ways with two of their players – Johan “pieliedie” Åström and Yongmin ‘Febby’ Kim. Today we say goodbye to both Febby, & pieliedie. We are very grateful to […]


Dota 2: DreamLeague Major Day 7 Highlights

Dota 2: DreamLeague Major Day 7 Highlights

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Day seven of competition at the DreamLeague Major is all wrapped up. This tournament has produced some of the most surprising results we’ve seen at a DPC event this season. Today we saw Today also marked the last day of games during the studio phase of the tournament. We’ll see the rest of our tournament […]


Newbee & Mr. Game Boy Announce Roster Changes

Newbee & Mr. Game Boy Announce Roster Changes

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The Chinese organization Newbee has just announced roster changes to both of their teams – Newbee and Mr. Game Boy. This was expected, especially for Newbee, because they have been a mere shadow of their former glory in this years’ DPD season. The Chinese team was just unable to cope with the new meta. Currently, […]


Dota 2: DreamLeague Major Day 6 Highlights

Dota 2: DreamLeague Major Day 6 Highlights

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Similar to yesterday, there were only two games that were played today, and both of them were from the Lower Bracket. Let’s take a look at what happened in both series. Evil Geniuses vs. Ninjas in Pyjamas With the series win against @NIPGaming at the #DreamleagueMajor, Evil Geniuses Dota 2 is CONFIRMED for #TI9 in […]


Dota 2: DreamLeague Major Day 5 Highlights

Dota 2: DreamLeague Major Day 5 Highlights

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The end of the DreamLeague Major is drawing closer. There have been a few surprises in this tournament, we saw Liquid go home on day four, and Virtus Pro lose 2-0 to Fnatic. Today, we saw two more eliminations in round two of our lower bracket. Both series today saw our teams play some truly […]


Dota 2: EPICENTER Major – The Last One of the Season

Dota 2: EPICENTER Major – The Last One of the Season

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Even though DreamLeague Season 11 Major is not over yet, we already know the name of the fifth Major of the Dota Pro Circuit 2018-2019 season. The big event will take place in Moscow from June 22-30. As always, there will be a $1,000,000 prize pool as well as 4950 DPC points. In total there […]


Dota 2: DreamLeague Major Day 4 Highlights

Dota 2: DreamLeague Major Day 4 Highlights

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Two more teams were eliminated from the Major yesterday. In addition to that, Team Secret were finally brought down to their knees after an impressive performance by the StarLadder Minor champions Vici Gaming. Today, another two teams had to pack up and go home. One of them was definitely not expected. Let’s take a look […]


Dota 2: DreamLeague Major Day 3 Highlights

Dota 2: DreamLeague Major Day 3 Highlights

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Day three of the DreamLeague Major is now behind us. We saw two teams head home today, and our upper and lower brackets are beginning to take shape as we move towards the finals. Let’s take a look at how the action played out on the main stage in Stockholm. EHOME and Navi say goodbye […]


New Dota Plus Feature’s Announced

New Dota Plus Feature’s Announced

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Yesterday there was an update to Dota Plus that will make the experience of every DPC event better. The Dota Pro Circuit companion app will give you the chance to predict the winners of DPC matches, and earn Shards. It will also allow users to compete in the Fantasy Challenge and follow the DPC action […]


Dota 2: DreamLeague Major Day 2 Highlights

Dota 2: DreamLeague Major Day 2 Highlights

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Day two of the DreamLeague Season 11 Major has concluded. In similar fashion to day one, there was tons of back-and-forth action in most of the games. Let’s take a quick look at what happened. If you missed anything from yesterday, make sure to check out our Day 1 recap here. Group A We've done […]


Dota 2: DreamLeague Major Day 1 Highlights

Dota 2: DreamLeague Major Day 1 Highlights

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Day one of the DreamLeague Major is now over, and what a day it was. We saw some total stomps and some epic battles on our first day of the group stages. With plenty of action to keep up with in Stockholm, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite moments from today’s series to keep […]


Mobile Auto Chess On Its Way to Your Phones, ImbaTV Plans $1.5M League

Mobile Auto Chess On Its Way to Your Phones, ImbaTV Plans $1.5M League

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The Dota 2 Auto Chess phenomenon strikes again. Just a week after surpassing 6 million players, the record-breaking custom game in Dota 2 has some amazing news for all the fans out there. Soon, you will be able to play it on Android and iOS. This move will likely see Autochess become even more popular […]


Dota 2: DreamLeague Season 11 Major Overview

Dota 2: DreamLeague Season 11 Major Overview

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Just a few days after the end of StarLadder ImbaTV Minor and WESG 2018-2019, now it’s time to focus on the third Major of the 2018/2019 Pro Circuit: DreamLeague Season 11 in Stockholm, Sweden. Sixteen of the best teams in the world will be fighting for that sweet $1,000,000 prize pool as well as 15,000 […]


Dota 2 News: TI Champions OG Parts Ways With iLTW

Dota 2 News: TI Champions OG Parts Ways With iLTW

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Just a few days after another disappointing performance at the StarLadder ImbaTV Minor, the current TI champion OG decided to part ways with their young CIS carry player Igor “iLTW” Filatow. “I want to thank OG for the opportunity they gave me these past few months. It’s been a great experience and I learned so […]


Dota 2: StarLadder ImbaTV Minor – Top Picks and Bans

Dota 2: StarLadder ImbaTV Minor – Top Picks and Bans

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The StarLadder ImbaTV Minor was the first DPC tournament in patch 7.21c. Ninety heroes have been either picked or banned during the event, which is a slight increase compared to some of the previous Minors. However, most of the core picks remained the same, despite all the small tweaks made to them. Without further ado, […]


Dota 2: Final Highlights of WESG 2018-2019

Dota 2: Final Highlights of WESG 2018-2019

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After four days of incredible Dota, it’s finally time to say goodbye. Today was the final day of WESG 2018-2019, which, despite not being a DPC event, provided an incredible $890,000 prize pool. Let’s take a look at what happened! Keen Gaming vs Team Ukraine GG @Keen_GamingCN Waiting for team White-off to start their match […]


DOTA 2: WESG 2018-2019 Quarterfinals Highlights

DOTA 2: WESG 2018-2019 Quarterfinals Highlights

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The WESG quarterfinals are all wrapped up. Of the 24 teams who started WESG, only four remain as we now move into our last day of competition in Chongqing. Let’s take a look at which teams made the cut. Keen vs Ehome   Our first quarterfinal match of the day was Keen Gaming vs EHOME. […]


DOTA 2: Starladder IMBATV Minor – Day 3 Highlights

DOTA 2: Starladder IMBATV Minor – Day 3 Highlights

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The third day of StarLadder ImbaTV Minor was full of very interesting games. Four teams had to pack their suitcases and head home. If you missed any of the games from the last two days, make sure to check out our highlights. The end of OG and Boom ID This is where our #SLIMinor journey […]


Dota 2: StarLadder ImbaTV Minor – Highlights Days 1 & 2

Dota 2: StarLadder ImbaTV Minor – Highlights Days 1 & 2

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The opening games of the StarLadder ImbaTV Minor (SLI Minor) are done and dusted, and two of our teams have already secured their place in the semi-finals. If you missed out on the action, we’ve got the highlights right here for you. Flying Penguins and Vici Gaming are through to the playoffs Flying Penguins were […]


Dota 2: WESG 2018-2019 – Day 2 Highlights

Dota 2: WESG 2018-2019 – Day 2 Highlights

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After the end of a hectic day one, the Day 2 of WESG 2018-2019 was underway. There were 36 games played in total, which is a very high number compared to some other big events. To makes matters worse, WESG is held at the same time as the StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor. Even though […]


Dota 2: WESG 2018-2019 – Day 1 Highlights

Dota 2: WESG 2018-2019 – Day 1 Highlights

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Day one of WESG has come to an end. The first day of our round robin group stages saw 24 teams battle it out over a total of 24 games. It was an action-packed day of Dota 2. With so many teams taking the stage, there’s plenty of games to go around; it’s almost too […]


MDL Disneyland Paris: The First Dota 2 Major to be Hosted in France

MDL Disneyland Paris: The First Dota 2 Major to be Hosted in France

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Disneyland in Paris and Mars Media are teaming up to bring the first ever Dota 2 Major in France. The tournament will take place in May, and it will be the fourth Major of this year’s Pro Circuit. Some of the best Dota 2 teams in the world will fight each other at Disney’s Newport […]


Dota 2 Esports: StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor Overview

Dota 2 Esports: StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor Overview

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The StarLadder ImbaTV Minor is only a day away! But it’s another double tournament week of Dota 2, with the WESG 2018-2019 event running simultaneously. If you’re looking for a quick and easy guide to help you keep on top of everything we can expect to see in Kiev, we’ve got you covered. StarLadder ImbaTV […]


Major DOTA 2 Update: New Hero Mars Released

Major DOTA 2 Update: New Hero Mars Released

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The long-awaited DOTA 2 hero is finally here: “Mars, god of war and first son of heaven, has now joined the battle of the Ancients.”  In addition to the new hero, Drow Ranger has also received a new update to her model. That change is kind of strange because her model has never been that bad. […]


Auto Chess Update for March 5th: Everything You Need to Know

Auto Chess Update for March 5th: Everything You Need to Know

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Just a couple of days after the most recent update, the Dota 2 Arcade game phenomenon is back with more changes in the Auto Chess Update for March 5th! Let’s check what’s new. DOTA 2 Auto Chess Update NEW ITEM One of the most popular items in Dota 2 is finally here. Battle Fury is mainly […]


Dota 2 Esports: WESG 2018-2019 Overview

Dota 2 Esports: WESG 2018-2019 Overview

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It seems like overlapping tournaments is considered to be a regular thing nowadays. Just a few days after we saw ESL One Katowice and MDL Macau, there are two more tournaments which will begin on the same date – March 7th. Both of them will try out the most recent update – 7.21c. WESG 2018 […]


Dota 2 Patch: Gameplay Update 7.21c

Dota 2 Patch: Gameplay Update 7.21c

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Valve has just announced the most recent update for its flagshit MOBA, Dota 2 patch 7.21c. Similarly to 7.21b, the new update is focused mainly on balancing certain heroes. Let’s take a brief look at what’s new. 7.21c General stuff and Items The XP that you earn when a creep gets denied is now set […]


Dota 2 Auto Chess In-Depth Starter Guide

Dota 2 Auto Chess In-Depth Starter Guide

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No one expected a custom game in Dota 2 to become as popular as Auto Chess is today. The phenomenon mod has over 5 million subscribers, and they continue to grow by the minute. If you are into strategy games, Dota 2 Auto Chess is certainly worth trying. How To Play The goal of Auto […]


Dota 2: The Auto Chess Staff Cup Announced and New Heroes Added

Dota 2: The Auto Chess Staff Cup Announced and New Heroes Added

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Dota 2 Auto Chess is undoubtedly the most famous arcade game in Dota 2 so far. In fact,  the game gained 4 million subscribers in the Steam Workshop just last week. What is more impressive is that currently there are over 5 million subscribers, which is just insane. Like I mentioned before, Dota 2 Auto […]


Dota 2: The JJB Spring Cup Starts Today

Dota 2: The JJB Spring Cup Starts Today

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Just a few days after MDL Macau and ESL One Katowice there is yet another tournament on the horizon. However, this time it’s online. The JJB Sring Cup will be the first edition of a series of tournaments within the Asian scene. The primary goal here is to continue the “development” of the teams in […]


Dota 2: New Update and Some General Tips for Auto Chess

Dota 2: New Update and Some General Tips for Auto Chess

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Dota 2 Auto Chess is one of the biggest phenomenons in the last couple of months. Having over 200 000 concurrent players, this arcade game for Dota 2 managed to captivate the community. Here’s our update on the DOTA 2 Auto Chess patch and some general tips for winning games. In a Reddit post made […]


Dota 2: IEM Katowice Final Day and Grand Final Recap

Dota 2: IEM Katowice Final Day and Grand Final Recap

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After five days of the highest quality Dota, it’s time to say goodbye to ESL One Katowice. The tournament was home to twelve of the best teams in the world who gave it all for that sweet $300,000 prize pool. The only downside of this event is the fact that it was held at the […]


Dota 2: MDL Macau 2019 – Finals Highlights

Dota 2: MDL Macau 2019 – Finals Highlights

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It was a day of beautiful Dota at MDL Macau today. Our final day of competition saw our winning teams push themselves to the limits; with Evil Geniuses and Virtus.pro taking the lower bracket finals to the full best of three, and Liquid and Evil Geniuses treating us to a 4-game series. Loser’s Bracket Finals […]


Dota 2: MDL Macau 2019 – Day 4 Highlights

Dota 2: MDL Macau 2019 – Day 4 Highlights

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After three days of incredible DOTA, MDL Macau 2019 is slowly coming to its end. On Day 4, another three teams had a chance to book their ticket; in this case, the last three Chinese teams. Let’s take a look at what exactly happened. If you have missed any of the action from the previous […]


Dota 2: MDL Macau 2019 – Day 3 Highlights

Dota 2: MDL Macau 2019 – Day 3 Highlights

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The playoffs are well and truly under way at MDL Macau. The main stage saw plenty of exciting action in both the upper and lower brackets; including a tense three game battle between Evil Geniuses and Vici Gaming, and a surprise return for EHOME. Let’s look back at some of the day’s highlights. RNG drop […]


Dota 2: ESL One Katowice Group Stage Quick Recap

Dota 2: ESL One Katowice Group Stage Quick Recap

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Two days after the start of ESL One Katowice, the group stage has come to an end. As expected, the heavy favorites performed very well and managed to go through. Results Group A Team Secret and Gambit Esports will advance to the Upper Bracket of the event. The Chongqing Major Champions dropped only one game, […]


MDL Macau 2019 – Day 2 Highlights

MDL Macau 2019 – Day 2 Highlights

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The second MDL Macau event started yesterday,and it features some of the best teams in the world, so ESTNN is here with the MDL Macau 2019 – Day 2 highlight recap! The interesting part is that there is another big event which is being played at the same time – ESL One Katowice. This is […]


Dota 2: MDL Macau 2019 – Day 1 Highlights

Dota 2: MDL Macau 2019 – Day 1 Highlights

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MDL Macau kicked off today, with teams facing off in a Bo1 round-robin event to determine the brackets for the playoffs. It proved to be the start of an exciting competition, with a total of 14 games across the event today, that’s a lot of Dota 2 to keep up with. So, if you need […]


Dota 2: MDL Macau 2019 Overview

Dota 2: MDL Macau 2019 Overview

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Similar to ESL One Katowice, the MDL Macau is also not included in the DPC events for this year. This doesn’t mean that the tournament is not going to be pretty interesting to watch. Some of the best teams in the world will be in attendance The strange part is that the organizers of both […]


Dota 2 Esports: ESL One Katowice Overview

Dota 2 Esports: ESL One Katowice Overview

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Despite not being a DPC event, ESL One Katowice is still a tournament that will bring some of the best teams in the world to one place. Following last year’s success, ESL has decided to host the same event this year as well. The prize pool is the same as a Minor – $300,000. The […]


Interview; Boom ID – A chat with Khezcute

Interview; Boom ID – A chat with Khezcute

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Boom ID have proven true to their catchphrase “hungry beast” already this year. They’ve secured a spot at the StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor, held in Ukraine next month. This weekend they placed second at the Asia Pacific Predator League Finals. We had a chance to chat with team captain, Alfi ‘Khezcute’ Nelphyana, between competitions, […]


Dota 2: Gameplay Update Patch 7.21b

Dota 2: Gameplay Update Patch 7.21b

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Just a few hours ago Valve pushed the first tweak to patch 7.21. The update is mainly focusing on nerfing certain things that are considered kind of broken. The first change is a slight increase to the exp gained when a creep gets denied. Now its 30% instead of 25, which should help you level […]


Dota 2 Esports: WePlay! Valentine Madness Recap

Dota 2 Esports: WePlay! Valentine Madness Recap

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The WePlay Valentine Madness is an invitational online tournament with a $100,000 prize pool. Like the other events organized by the organization, this one is also focusing on EU and CIS regions. The tournament has an exciting format. Twelve teams are placed in the Upper Bracket, whereas four other teams get a direct spot in […]


ESL One Katowice 2019 – Teams Announced

ESL One Katowice 2019 – Teams Announced

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After a successful 2018 run, ESL One Katowice returns next week. Twelve teams are set to battle it out for a slice of $300,000 starting off with the group stages, a series of Bo2 round robins, beginning Tuesday February 19th and followed by the playoffs from the 22nd to the 24th. Now that the participating […]


Dota 2: StarLadder ImbaTV Minor Qualifications – Top Picks and Bans

Dota 2: StarLadder ImbaTV Minor Qualifications – Top Picks and Bans

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The StarLadder ImbaTV is the second Minor of the 2018-2019 Pro Circuit. The qualifications for the event have just finished, and we finally know all eight teams that will play in the tournament. It’s been a little over two weeks since the new patch, so let’s take a quick look at the current Pro Meta. […]


Dota 2: A Quick Look at the StarLadder ImbaTV Minor

Dota 2: A Quick Look at the StarLadder ImbaTV Minor

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StarLadder and ImbaTV’s first minor of the 2018-2019 Pro Circuit will take place at the beginning of March in Kiev, Ukraine. As with every Minor, eight teams will have to fight each other for that juicy $300,000 prize pool as well as 500 DPC points needed for TI 9. The last couple of days have […]


Dota 2 News: New Kuku Controversy

Dota 2 News: New Kuku Controversy

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As we know, Kuku got banned by Valve in early December 2018. What’s more, a penalty of 20% DPC points was added to his team – TNC. The reason for all was the racist language aimed at Chinese players in a pub game. When the dust settled, and the ban was over, we all thought […]


Dota 2: The Best Calibration Heroes and Tips

Dota 2: The Best Calibration Heroes and Tips

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Patch 7.21 did not bring any significant changes to the game. The vast majority of them were small tweaks. Regardless of that, probably the most interesting part of the update was the new ranked season. Like every restart, people have to play ten solo and/or party games to calibrate their rank again. There are many […]


Dota 2: How The Pro Meta Affects Your Pub Games

Dota 2: How The Pro Meta Affects Your Pub Games

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Pub games have always been a place where people want to experiment. That’s why every big Dota 2 tournament always reflects on the pub meta. Sometimes that might be good but in others not so much. After the end of the Chongqing Major and DreamLeague Season 11 qualifiers, here are some things that you could […]


Dota 2: Four Winners and Four Losers From Patch 7.21

Dota 2: Four Winners and Four Losers From Patch 7.21

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Just over a week ago Valve released the newest patch in Dota 2. Despite the fact that it did not include any major changes, there were many buffs and nerfs. After the end of the Stockholm Major qualifiers, let’s take a look at the biggest winners and losers of the new patch. Winners In order […]


DreamLeague Season 11 NA Qualifiers Highlights

DreamLeague Season 11 NA Qualifiers Highlights

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The North American qualifiers were interesting, largely in part thanks to teams still playing around the new meta in patch 7.21. The end results, however, were unsurprising. The same three teams that qualified during last year’s season securing a place again for this year’s Stockholm Major. Evil Geniuses, J.Storm and Forward Gaming rose to the […]


Dota 2: 5 Keys to Becoming a Better Player

Dota 2: 5 Keys to Becoming a Better Player

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Most of us have wondered how to become better in Dota 2. Some people read guides, watch streams or get “coached” with the sole purpose of bettering themselves. While this could be useful in most cases, there is no better thing to do than just spam as many games as possible. This might seem like […]


Dota 2: DreamLeague Season 11 CIS Qualifiers Recap

Dota 2: DreamLeague Season 11 CIS Qualifiers Recap

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Just a day after the qualifications in SEA and China finished, we now also know the CIS representatives in the upcoming Stockholm Major. Unlike the other regions, there will be only two teams from this one. Groups Both groups were exciting to watch as there was tons of back-and-forth action. Of course, CIS is famous […]


Dota 2: DreamLeague Season 11 China Qualifiers Recap

Dota 2: DreamLeague Season 11 China Qualifiers Recap

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During the past couple of days, there has been tons of action throughout all regions due to the ongoing DreamLeague S11 Qualifiers. Let’s take a close look at what happened in China, one of the most interesting regions in Dota. The Group Stage The format of the groups in all regions was the same. Two […]


Dota 2: DreamLeague Season 11 SEA Qualifiers Recap

Dota 2: DreamLeague Season 11 SEA Qualifiers Recap

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It’s been an exciting two days of dota 2 for the SEA region, with 8 teams competing for 2 regional spots in the Stockholm Major.  With the finals almost upon us now, it’s time to look back at all the ups and downs from the qualifiers so far. Group Stages – Opening Matches There were […]


Dota 2: New Bloom Rewards

Dota 2: New Bloom Rewards

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Just a few days after patch 7.21 landed and we got an MMR restart, there is yet another surprise from Valve – the New Bloom rewards were just announced. Following the recent success of Dota 2 in terms of player base, it seems like Valve are trying to give something back to the community. Now […]


Dota 2 Esports: DreamLeague Season 11 Qualifiers Preview

Dota 2 Esports: DreamLeague Season 11 Qualifiers Preview

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Just a few days after the end of the Chongqing Major, the qualifiers for the next big DPC event are on the way. DreamLeague Season 11 will be the third Major of the 2018/2019 Pro Circuit Season. Sixteen of the best teams in the world will be competing for that lucrative $1,000,000 prize pool, as […]


Dota 2: Kuku Returns to TNC Predator for DreamLeague 11 Regional Qualifiers

Dota 2: Kuku Returns to TNC Predator for DreamLeague 11 Regional Qualifiers

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TNC.Predator fans can rest easy now, as Carlo “Kuku” Palad, the teams offlaner is set to make his return to the roster. Just in time for the regional qualifiers of DreamLeague Season 11. Kuku was banned from playing in the Chongqing Major by Valve late last year due to what was perceived as racist commentary […]


Dota 2: ESL One Mumbai – Closed Qualifier Invites Announced

Dota 2: ESL One Mumbai – Closed Qualifier Invites Announced

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One of the biggest esports events that will take place this year in India will be the ESL One Mumbai. The tournament will have a lucrative $300,000 prize pool as well as one of the best teams playing. ESL One Mumbai will be India’s biggest Dota 2 event so far, even surpassing DreamHack Mumbai, which […]


Dota 2 News: Maybe to Take Time Off; But Black^ is Back

Dota 2 News: Maybe to Take Time Off; But Black^ is Back

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With the Chongqing Major now behind them, players and teams are adjusting and making changes in preparation for the new patch and the road to TI9. A shock departure and a surprise return were the announcements that shook up the dota 2 world yesterday. PSG.LGD’s Maybe to take a break from competing In a disappointing […]


Dota 2: Patch 7.21 and a New Ranked Season

Dota 2: Patch 7.21 and a New Ranked Season

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After an enormous change brought by patch 7.20, it’s finally time to say goodbye. Just a few days after the end of the first Major of 2019, Valve is giving us a new treat. This time not only do we have a new patch, but also a new ranked season. Let’s have a look at […]


Dota 2 Esports: 5 Highlights from the Chongqing Major

Dota 2 Esports: 5 Highlights from the Chongqing Major

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The Chongqing Major was a showcase of some of the best Dota 2 being played in the completive scene right now, and exactly what we’d expect from players at an event of this caliber. From the action-packed finals between Team Secret and Virtus Pro to the first ever All Random Death Match played at a […]


Dota 2: The Chongqing Major – Top Picks and Bans

Dota 2: The Chongqing Major – Top Picks and Bans

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The first Major of the year has just finished, and it was the last event on patch 7.20. We witnessed the best teams in the world going ham on each other. Apart from the ordinary meta picks that we were used to, there was a lot of strange stuff: Slark mid, Doom carry, and Luna […]


Dota 2: The Chongqing Major – Grand Finals Recap

Dota 2: The Chongqing Major – Grand Finals Recap

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After over one week of the highest quality Dota 2 games, it’s time to say goodbye. The Chongqing Major was by far one of the most exciting events in the last couple of months. We were able to witness the best teams in the world going absolutely ham on each other. There were many crazy […]


Dota 2: The Chongqing Major – Main Event Day 5 Recap

Dota 2: The Chongqing Major – Main Event Day 5 Recap

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Today, three more teams have left the tournament, which means that there are only three remaining to fight for the first Major of 2019. The big question is which team will claim the $1,000,000 prize pool? EHOME vs. Evil Geniuses The opening game of the day was between the NA powerhouse and the Bucharest Minor […]


Dota 2: The Chongqing Major – Main Event Day 4 Recap

Dota 2: The Chongqing Major – Main Event Day 4 Recap

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After taking a day off from the action, the players are back on track. Today, two more teams had to leave the tournament, which means that there are six of them left in total. Lower Bracket Vici Gaming vs. Evil Geniuses The first thriller of the day was between two teams which have had a […]


Dota 2: The Chongqing Major – Main Event Day 3 Recap

Dota 2: The Chongqing Major – Main Event Day 3 Recap

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During Day 3 of the Main event, the Lower bracket featured a plethora of epic battles. Every team was fighting for their survival, but only four managed to move forward, keeping their eyes on the prize. Vici Gaming vs. Chaos Esports Club The opening game of the day was between one of the Chinese favorites […]


Dota 2: The Chongqing Major – Main Event Day 2 Recap

Dota 2: The Chongqing Major – Main Event Day 2 Recap

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Chongqing Major – Main Event Day 1 Recap The second day of the main event was packed with games. The Lower bracket best-if-one massacre started for eight teams, followed the Upper bracket clashes. Lower Bracket Alliance vs. Chaos Esports Club More than disappointed. Chaos showed up strong and did not give us a moment to […]


Dota 2: The Chongqing Major – Main Event Day 1 Recap

Dota 2: The Chongqing Major – Main Event Day 1 Recap

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During the weekend we saw around twenty high-quality Dota 2 games in the Group stage of the Major. In the end, most of the favorites managed to finish in the upper part of the Group, which was expected. Without further ado, let’s take a look at what happened today. Team Liquid vs Team Secret Some […]


Dota 2: Chongqing Major Day Two Recap

Dota 2: Chongqing Major Day Two Recap

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After a fantastic day one, where we saw a lot of drama, the Chongqing Major continued with the games from the other two groups – C and D. Group C The first game for Team Liquid was against one of the underdogs in the event – The Pango (ex. NoPangolier). Despite not having Miracle- in […]


Dota 2: Chongqing Major Day One Recap

Dota 2: Chongqing Major Day One Recap

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Virtus.pro, EHOME, PSG.LGD & Team Secret advance to the Upper Bracket. Day One of the first Major for 2019 saw Group A and B compete in several exciting matchups to advance into the Upper Bracket. Group A and B began and concluded on Day One, while Group C and D will showcase some of the […]


Dota 2 Auto Chess Tournament to be Hosted by BSJ

Dota 2 Auto Chess Tournament to be Hosted by BSJ

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The phenomenon called Dota 2 Auto Chess is a custom game in Dota 2 that hooked thousands of people. With over 1.3 million subscribers it has become a game of its own, literally. If you find this familiar, you are right. Dota 2 itself was a custom map in Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne (named […]


Dota 2 News: EG to Receive the Last Invite for MDL Macau

Dota 2 News: EG to Receive the Last Invite for MDL Macau

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The best North American team will be the last to join the party at the MDL Macau this year. Despite not being a DPC event this time, MDL Macau will feature some of the best teams in the world as well as an impressive $300,000 prize pool. When we look at the current lineup for […]


Dota 2: Overview of the Chongqing Major

Dota 2: Overview of the Chongqing Major

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Just a few days after the end of the Bucharest Minor yet another DPC event is on its way, and oh boy it sure looks interesting. The Chongqing Major will be the second Major of the 2018-2019 Pro Circuit, and it will take place in China, where sixteen of the best teams in the world […]


Dota 2: The Top Picks and Bans During the Bucharest Minor

Dota 2: The Top Picks and Bans During the Bucharest Minor

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Every Dota 2 event has its own unique meta, which tends to evolve a lot, especially during the later stages of the tournament. The Bucharest Minor was no exception. In total, there were 82 heroes picked, which is a somewhat smaller number compared to previous events. That is mainly due to the current pub meta […]


Dota 2: The Bucharest Minor Grand Final Recap

Dota 2: The Bucharest Minor Grand Final Recap

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Being the second Minor of the 2018-2019 Pro Circuit, the tournament featured eight of the best teams in the world. We saw some incredible games, astonishing comebacks, and even better plays. Having said that, it is time to do a quick recap of the two finalists that faced each other in gruesome best of five […]


Boosting for Profit is Now a Crime in South Korea

Boosting for Profit is Now a Crime in South Korea

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What Is Boosting? Firstly, what is ‘Boosting’? Boosting is when a gamer logs into another gamer’s account to play a ranked game to increase their ranking. Boosting has become a serious issue throughout major esports such as Overwatch, LoL, Dota 2 and CS:GO. The South Korean ‘Act on the Punishment of Alternative Game Act’ The […]


World Electronic Sports Games Qualifiers In Progress

World Electronic Sports Games Qualifiers In Progress

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Every year the World Electronic Sports Games (WESG) tournament hosts teams from all around the globe to participate in an Olympics format tournament. Countries participate with their own players instead of the usual teams of players with different nationalities. Started originally by Alisports, the sports wing of the Alibaba Group, the third installment of this […]


CCNC To Stand In For EG At ESL One Hamburg

CCNC To Stand In For EG At ESL One Hamburg

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The tail-end of 2018 seems to be the time of stand-ins, first, we had Dendi play for Team Secret with past team-mate Puppey. Now Quinn “CCnC” Callahan will be playing mid-lane for EG due to delays in the visa of their current mid player Sumail “SumaiL” Hassan. Quinn had recently played The International 2018 with […]


Dendi To Play For Secret Against Na’Vi In Less Than 24 Hours

Dendi To Play For Secret Against Na’Vi In Less Than 24 Hours

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In perhaps the biggest coincidence or planned play this side of the century, long time Na’Vi player Danil “Dendi” Ishutin will be going against the team with which he has had 8 long years of history with. Dendi, started Dota competitively after he joined net-cafés due to lack of a PC at home. He joined […]


DOTA 2 Announces New Hero: ‘Mars’ Coming This Winter

DOTA 2 Announces New Hero: ‘Mars’ Coming This Winter

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The official trailer unveiled at Ti8 by valve showed off two new heroes. One of those heroes was Grimstroke, who has seen his implementation into the game and already undergone the cycle of buffs and nerfs with changing patches. Alongside Grimstroke, Valve also teased Mars. But unlike the latter hero, Mars’ abilities are completely up […]


Kuala Lumpur Major: Weirdest Game Of The Qualifiers

Kuala Lumpur Major: Weirdest Game Of The Qualifiers

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The second game of the grand finals between Fnatic and TNC. Predator was expected to be a game to look out for. It was all that, and much more but not for the reasons one would be thinking. The game commenced with all players on TNC smoking and heading for mid to catch Fnatic off-guard. […]


Is DOTA 2’s New Hero Grimstroke “Broken” Competitively?

Is DOTA 2’s New Hero Grimstroke “Broken” Competitively?

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Valve’s flagship DOTA 2 has the newest addition to its roster in the form of Grimstroke, an aggressive, intelligence-based ranged hero. As with every new hero, there’s always the balancing issue that renders the hero “too broken” for competitive play. This seems to be the case for Grimstroke as well. As of now, the hero […]


OpenAI Dota 2 Bots Almost Ready For 5v5 Matches

OpenAI Dota 2 Bots Almost Ready For 5v5 Matches

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Elon Musk’s OpenAI Dota 2 bot will play a full match with all heroes later this year or in 2019. We were first acquainted with OpenAI’s Dota 2 bot at last years The International 7. At the time the bot was only able to play 1v1, where it defeated Dota 2 esports pro Dendi in less than […]


Recap: How OG Won Dota 2 The International 8

Recap: How OG Won Dota 2 The International 8

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OG Dota recently took home The International 8’s $11.2 million first place prize. The $25.4 million prize pool was the biggest in esports history. Second place PSG.LGD took home $4 million USD. OG’s International 8 Grand Finals win can definitely be classified as an upset, especially since PSG.LGD was the odds on favorite. According to The […]


The International 2018 Is The Largest Esports Prize Pool Ever

The International 2018 Is The Largest Esports Prize Pool Ever

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DOTA 2 is known as the esport with the highest prize pools. This year, according to the official website, the prize pool has surpassed $24,800,000, making The International the highest prize pool esports tournament to date. According to https://www.esportsearnings.com/players/highest-overall the top 40 esports earners are DOTA 2 players. The second highest esports game tourney is the LoL […]


DOTA 2 Bots Destroy Professional Players

DOTA 2 Bots Destroy Professional Players

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A group of computer controlled bots just went up against a group of the best human DOTA 2 players. The PC absolutely destroyed the humans… We were first acquainted with OpenAI’s DOTA 2 bot at last years DOTA 2 tournament, International, the $20,000,000+ prize pool season finale. Sponsored by Elon Musk, the OpenAI group is […]


Esports Top Female & Male Money Makers

Esports Top Female & Male Money Makers

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Dear Parents, You should be paying DOTA 2 tutors instead of Fortnite tutors! – ESTNN According to https://www.esportsearnings.com/players/highest-overall the top 40 eSports money makers are playing DOTA 2. This comes as no surprise as the biggest prize pools (by far) come from DOTA 2 tourneys. The DOTA 2 International prize pool is over $20,000,000 USD! The next […]