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Dota 2: The Mid Lane Heroes In 7.30e Worth Picking

Dota 2: The Mid Lane Heroes In 7.30e Worth Picking

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We take a quick look at the top mid laners of the current patch, and tell you how to make the most out of them. Now that The International 10 is over, the new DPC is on the way. This means that we have tons of exciting roster changes and in-game updates. One of the […]


Dota 2: Matumbaman Says Farewell To Team Secret

Dota 2: Matumbaman Says Farewell To Team Secret

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Secret are down to three men. What lineup they have in store before the DPC is still a big secret. Team Secret parts ways with Lasse Aukusti “MATUMBAMAN” Urpalainen after two years with the squad. Thank you, Matumbaman 🖤 🔗 https://t.co/KxFp8lLzrJ#SecretDota pic.twitter.com/EVu8yS15ie — Team Secret (@teamsecret) November 15, 2021 Secret has acknowledged Matu’s ability and […]


Dota 2: Five Carry Heroes in 7.30e You Should Pick

Dota 2: Five Carry Heroes in 7.30e You Should Pick

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Let’s check out which are the best carries to pick in patch 7.30e. Even though some people believe that we will have a new patch in the future, it is time to check which are some of the best carries in 7.30e. We’ve already covered some of the best heroes that you can pick to […]


Team Elephant No Longer Has A Dota 2 team

Team Elephant No Longer Has A Dota 2 team

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Sadly, Elephant’s Dota 2 roster will no longer take part in upcoming tournaments. Despite having a lot of potential, Elephant decided to release its Dota 2 roster after failing to live up to the expectations. Following the recent announcement, the entire Dota 2 team is now inactive and all players are released from their contracts. […]


Dota 2: Sockshka Is No Longer A Part Of OG

Dota 2: Sockshka Is No Longer A Part Of OG

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After coaching OG for almost three years, Titouan “Sockshka” Merloz leaves the team. Titouan “Sockshka” Merloz played a huge role for OG and was one of the reasons why the team became so successful. Being the coach of a team that consists of some of the best in the world is not easy. Nevertheless, Sockshka […]


Dota 2: Some Of The Teams Taking Part In The 2022 DPC

Dota 2: Some Of The Teams Taking Part In The 2022 DPC

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Let’s check out some of the teams participating in the upcoming 2022 DPC and learn which organizations are hosting the Tours. Just a day after we’ve learned more information about the new DPC, it is time to check the teams. Team Spirit surprised everyone at TI 10, proving yet again that Dota 2 is one […]


Dota 2: What Heroes Should You Pick To Gain MMR In Patch 7.30e?

Dota 2: What Heroes Should You Pick To Gain MMR In Patch 7.30e?

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We’ve rounded up some of the best Dota 2 heroes you can pick in the current patch to help improve your MMR. Every Dota 2 patch is special, and this one does not make an exception. The game always feels different after every big tournament, especially TI. Following Team Spirit’s crazy victory, many Dota 2 […]


Dota 2: Five Heroes Who Probably Need A Buff

Dota 2: Five Heroes Who Probably Need A Buff

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We take a look at some of the heroes Valve forgot. After TI 10 came to an end, Dota 2 gained a lot of new players. We also got to see the addition of Marci, the newest hero in the game. She’s currently one of the hottest heroes in the game, which shouldn’t come as […]


Dota 2: All The Confirmed Offseason Roster Shuffles So Far

Dota 2: All The Confirmed Offseason Roster Shuffles So Far

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The International 10 came to its thrilling conclusion a week ago, with Team Spirit blazing their way from the bottom of the pack to take Dota’s most coveted prize – the Aegis of the Immortals. But now the excitement is done and dusted, it’s time for the annual roster shuffles. We’ve tracked all the confirmed […]


Dota 2: Marci Makes Her Way Into The Game

Dota 2: Marci Makes Her Way Into The Game

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Marci makes an early entry in Dota 2. Valve has finally released a new patch and you can check the full patch notes here. But perhaps more exciting, Marci has finally landed on our maps. One of the most hyped characters in the Dota:Dragon’s Blood anime is now available to play in game. Marci is […]


Dota 2: Dragon’s Blood – Everything We Know From Teaser Trailer

Dota 2: Dragon’s Blood – Everything We Know From Teaser Trailer

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Lots of dragons and fire. Netflix has released a “mood teaser” for the second season of Dota 2: Dragon’s Blood. The new season already has a lot of fans hyped for the anime’s comeback. We showcase what we found exciting in the new teaser trailer. The Hype In The Dragon’s Blood Season 2 Teaser The […]


Dota 2: s4 Leaves Alliance

Dota 2: s4 Leaves Alliance

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After a somewhat disappointing performance at TI 10, Alliance has decided to part ways with s4. Gustav “s4” Magnusson is one of the most legendary Swedish Dota 2 players in the world. He was a part of the TI 3 winning roster of Alliance, alongside other top-tier European players. Besides that, he was also a […]


Dota 2: The International 10 – Grand Finals

Dota 2: The International 10 – Grand Finals

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A spectacular finish to TI 10 as the tournament underdogs take the top prize. Team Spirit and PSG.LGD delivered a top tier show for us today in Bucharest, with no shortage of thrills as both teams gave it their absolute all in a full five-game series. We break it all down for you right here. […]


Dota 2: The International 10 — Lower Bracket Finals

Dota 2: The International 10 — Lower Bracket Finals

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We recap some of the most interesting and exciting moments of the LB final between Team Secret and Team Spirit. Team Secret and Team Spirit are like David and Goliath. The European powerhouse was among the strongest team in 2020, and every expected it to perform well at this TI. Luckily, Clemen “Puppey” Ivanov lived […]


Dota 2: The International 10 – Day 5 & Upper Bracket Finals

Dota 2: The International 10 – Day 5 & Upper Bracket Finals

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The highlights of concluding rounds and Upper Bracket Finals. The International 10 is on the brink of ending and we have got a convincing picture of the tournament. The Chinese big guns and European behemoths were head to head along with some intense action and heartbreak. In Day 5 we see how PSG.LGD remain strong […]


Dota 2: Valve Teases Marci As The Game’s Next New Hero

Dota 2: Valve Teases Marci As The Game’s Next New Hero

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Congrats, Marci fans, they heard your calls. It’s a dream come true for Marci fans as Valve has teased a brief clip, hinting at her arrival this fall. The speculation of a new hero was surrounding Selemene, one of the goddesses of the Moon, but it looks like Valve made up their minds on releasing […]


Dota 2: The International 10 – Main Event Day 4

Dota 2: The International 10 – Main Event Day 4

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The International is now in its major phase, where drama, action and emotions are running high. With the beginning of Main Stage a few days ago, Dota 2’s biggest event is slowly concluding. The fourth day has brought forward some surprising yet entertaining results. We had defending champions OG against Team Spirit, T1 against Vici […]


Dota 2: The International 10 – Main Event Day 3

Dota 2: The International 10 – Main Event Day 3

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Another fantastic day of Dota in Bucharest, we recap the highlights right here. TI 10 has truly delivered when it comes to memorable moments and yesterday was no exception. Our broadcast format switched up, and we opened with our series in the Lower Bracket. With elimination looming over their shoulders, we saw some truly inspired […]


Dota 2: The International 10 – Main Event Day 2

Dota 2: The International 10 – Main Event Day 2

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We take a look back at all the action from Day 2 at TI 10. Our second day at TI 10 yet again brought us some truly beautiful Dota 2. As the competition starts to heat up, it’s make or break time for our Lower Bracket teams. And things are no less brutal in the […]


Dota 2: The International 10 – Main Event Day 1

Dota 2: The International 10 – Main Event Day 1

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ESTNN recaps all the action from the first day on the main stage in Bucharest. TI 10 came back to our screens with a bang today, packing plenty of triumph, heartbreak and fake applause. We take a look at some of the most memorable moments from the first day of our Upper and Lower Bracket […]


Dota 2: The International 10 – Brackets Breakdown & Predictions

Dota 2: The International 10 – Brackets Breakdown & Predictions

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ESTNN breaks down who we can expect to see when TI 10 returns October 12. The first four days of The International 10 were nothing short of spicy. South America’s chances at taking the top prize fell sharply, with both Thunder Predator and SGE eliminated from the event. And while some series panned out as […]


Dota 2: The International 10 Group Stage Highlights – Day 4

Dota 2: The International 10 Group Stage Highlights – Day 4

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Our teams cement their places in the Upper and Lower Brackets on the final day of Groups in Bucharest. It’s been a fantastic four days of Dota 2 as The International 10. For some teams, their time in the spotlight has come to an end. But for the rest, the slog through the Playoffs of […]


Dota 2: The International 10 Group Stage Highlights – Day 3

Dota 2: The International 10 Group Stage Highlights – Day 3

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We take a look at some of the most interesting moments of day 3. The third day of The International 10 was as interesting as the first two. We are just one day away until the Group Stage comes to an end, so every victory counts. As expected, some of the heavy favorites to win […]


Dota 2: The International 10 Group Stage Highlights – Day 1 & 2

Dota 2: The International 10 Group Stage Highlights – Day 1 & 2

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The International has started with some unexpected results, but lots of entertainment. The most awaited tournament of Dota 2 is finally running its course. The Day 1 and 2 of the event has concluded and has given us enough to draw an interesting picture of the festival. Here are some takeaways from the two days […]


Dota 2: Valve Introduces Spectator Cheering & Twitch Integration for TI 10

Dota 2: Valve Introduces Spectator Cheering & Twitch Integration for TI 10

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New ways to replicate live audiences and make watching TI a more enjoyable and immersive experience. Valve recently dropped a bomb on the Dota 2 community, not allowing live spectators in view of the increasing pandemic in Bucharest. However, the company is trying to fill the void with some new ways of cheering your favorite […]


Dota 2: TI 10 Team Preview – Quincy Crew

Dota 2: TI 10 Team Preview – Quincy Crew

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QC had a breezy ride through this year’s DPC, will they keep their cool when they hit the main stage? Originally formed back in 2018, Quincy Crew’s roster was soon signed by Forward Gaming. However their time with the org was short lived, and by late 2019 they were playing under the banners of Chaos […]


Dota 2: Top Three Carry Heroes To Watch Out For At TI 10

Dota 2: Top Three Carry Heroes To Watch Out For At TI 10

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The carry meta is something to look forward to in The International. The safe lane carry role will see some interesting new heroes. As the tournament draws closer, the carry heroes prevalent in the higher tier games seem to differ greatly from the ones we are used to seeing. This is due to patches and […]


Dota 2: TI 10 Team Preview – Thunder Predator

Dota 2: TI 10 Team Preview – Thunder Predator

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Thunder Predator have proven their wild card potential, but the SA squad have a tough deck to beat. Things have been heating up in the SA scene for the past couple of years. One team that’s been making a name for themselves in the region is Peruvian squad, Thunder Predator. Originally formed in 2016 and […]


Dota 2: Valve Calls Off The International 10 Ticket Sales

Dota 2: Valve Calls Off The International 10 Ticket Sales

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We will miss the electric atmosphere and cheer of the crowd. Valve has decided to refund the ticket sales and restrict live audiences from attending The International 10 event. The decision was looming as the situation in Romania got worse. The rise in COVID cases has cancelled plenty of events. We’re at least still lucky […]


Dota 2: Valve Reveals Compendium Reward Lineup & Changes To Its Website

Dota 2: Valve Reveals Compendium Reward Lineup & Changes To Its Website

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Valve is taking a new approach to the TI 10 Compendium. As The Internationals 10 comes closer, Valve has announced the rewards it will give to users progressing through this year’s second Compendium. The battle for the Aegis begins in less than a week, and The International Compendium is your ticket to imminent tournament action […]


Dota 2: Top Three Offlane Heroes To Watch Out For At TI 10

Dota 2: Top Three Offlane Heroes To Watch Out For At TI 10

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Some of the strongest meta offlaners who we think might feature at The International 10. Valve has changed the meta well with the 7.30 update. The other smaller yet extremely important updates which followed the vast patch also balanced and tuned the meta. As Dota 2’s biggest tournament closes in, we have seen many professional […]


Dota 2: TI 10 Team Preview – Alliance

Dota 2: TI 10 Team Preview – Alliance

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Alliance have always been a mainstay in the scene, is 2021 the year one of the DPC’s oldest orgs takes TI for a second time? Alliance has come a long way since Jonathan “Loda” Berg put together the first incarnation of the team. That squad went on to win TI 3 back in 2013. That […]


Dota 2: Three Mid Lane Heroes To Look Out For At TI 10

Dota 2: Three Mid Lane Heroes To Look Out For At TI 10

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Here are just a few of the hottest mid laners we’ll have the chance to see at TI 10. After several delays and other problems, we are just one week away from the biggest Dota 2 event of the year. Starting on 7 October, The International 10 will feature the best 18 teams in the […]


Dota 2: TI 10 Team Preview – Elephant

Dota 2: TI 10 Team Preview – Elephant

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Elephant took the crown at China’s Qualifiers, but have they got what it takes to earn the Aegis? Elephant first came on the scene in late 2020. After some initial hiccups and red tape saw Chinese esports company 4AM drop out of the endeavor, it left to Xu “fy” Linsen & Lu “Somnus丶M” Yao, aka […]


Dota 2: TI 10 Teams Preview – Fnatic

Dota 2: TI 10 Teams Preview – Fnatic

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Fnatic is well capable of building on what they can achieve, but can they do it in The International? Fnatic are the second Southeast Asian team to take part in The International 10. Founded in 2004, it is one of the oldest teams to be a part of the Dota 2 professional scene. Being one […]


Dota 2: Three Support Heroes Set To Shine During TI 10

Dota 2: Three Support Heroes Set To Shine During TI 10

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We look at three of the support heroes we’re expecting to see on stage in Romania. After the horror that every Dota 2 fan had to go through in 2020, it is time to focus on the upcoming The International 10. The tournament was scheduled to take place in Sweden this August. However, due to […]


Dota 2: TI 10 Teams Preview – Team Spirit

Dota 2: TI 10 Teams Preview – Team Spirit

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We take a closer look at Team Spirit and their chances at the biggest prize pool in esports. Team Spirit is one of the Dota 2 teams from CIS that has proven itself over time. Even though it does not have the name and background of Virtus.Pro, TS showed everyone that they shouldn’t be underestimated. […]


Dota 2: Team Nigma & Galaxy Racer Merges To Form Nigma Galaxy

Dota 2: Team Nigma & Galaxy Racer Merges To Form Nigma Galaxy

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Another move to develop esports in the United Arab Emirates. Galaxy Racer and Team Nigma have announced their merger with the latter spearheading the esports division to yield fresh opportunities in the Middle East region. 𝗔 𝗡𝗲𝘄 𝗘𝗿𝗮 𝗕𝗲𝗴𝗶𝗻𝘀🌟 We're excited to announce Nigma Galaxy, the new competitive division of Galaxy Racer, a merger between […]


Dota 2: TI 10 Teams Preview – beastcoast

Dota 2: TI 10 Teams Preview – beastcoast

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One of South America’s strongest Dota 2 teams will try to make a name for itself at TI 10. South America is definitely not the strongest Dota 2 region in the world. In fact, there were hardly any teams from the continent that could go toe to toe with the best in the world a […]


Dota 2: TI 10 Teams Preview – Undying

Dota 2: TI 10 Teams Preview – Undying

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A new team with great promise and talent. Team Undying is relatively new in the competitive scene. Formed before the DPC this year, it is only recently that the organization changed its name from “Undying” to “Team Undying”. They are an interesting bunch to keep tabs on in The International 10. After finishing third in […]


Dota 2: TI 10 Teams Preview – Team Aster

Dota 2: TI 10 Teams Preview – Team Aster

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We take a look at Team Aster, another Chinese team about to give it their all to win Dota 2’s most prestigious event . As many of you know by now, Team Aster is one of the Chinese teams that managed to earn a spot for the upcoming TI 10. The team created by Xu […]


CS:GO: NAVI Release Flamie As Free Agent

CS:GO: NAVI Release Flamie As Free Agent

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A six-year journey with Natus`Vincere ends. Egor “⁠flamie⁠” Vasilyev will leave NAVI as a free agent. The top rifler made his entry into the team back in 2015, making a name for himself. Let's take a look back at some of the most memorable moments in @flamieCS's career in this Tribute Movie. 🎥: https://t.co/KqFiipnjA5#CSGO #navination […]


Dota 2: TI 10 Teams Preview – Vici Gaming

Dota 2: TI 10 Teams Preview – Vici Gaming

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Vici Gaming are always one of the favorites when there is a TI, we take a look at how they’ll hold up against the competition this year. Vici Gaming is a Chinese powerhouse where some of the best players in the region had the chance to shine over the years. As a result, Vici has […]


Dota 2: TI 10 Teams Preview – OG

Dota 2: TI 10 Teams Preview – OG

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It wasn’t all sunflowers for OG on their journey to The International 10. Now that they have reached the competition, do they have what it takes to win it? OG are one of the most successful teams in Dota 2. They are the only organization to win The International twice in a row. However, not […]


Dota 2: TI 10 Teams Preview – Invictus Gaming

Dota 2: TI 10 Teams Preview – Invictus Gaming

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ESTNN breaks down what fans need to know about Invictus Gaming ahead of TI 10. Invictus Gaming are set to be one of China’s representatives at the upcoming The International 10. Old-school Dota 2 fans are well aware that Invictus has always been one of the biggest names in the game; especially a few years […]


Dota 2: TI 10 Teams Preview – PSG.LGD

Dota 2: TI 10 Teams Preview – PSG.LGD

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LGD are undoubtedly one of the top teams in the world. With TI 10 getting closer every day we take a look at how they fare heading in to the tournament. The Chinese Dota 2 scene has always been home to some of the most talented Dota 2 players in the world. Although the professional […]


Dota 2: TI 10 Teams Preview – SG esports

Dota 2: TI 10 Teams Preview – SG esports

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SG have made a historical achievement in the SA scene, making it to the biggest stage in Dota 2. SG esports might not have created the headlines in Dota 2, but they sure have what it takes to outweigh others in the South American region and challenge the best teams out there. Founded in 2016, […]


Dota 2: A Deeper Look At The New Na’Vi

Dota 2: A Deeper Look At The New Na’Vi

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Na`Vi are one of the most popular Dota 2 teams in the world; they’ve just announced their new roster for the upcoming DPC Season but what can we expect? Natus`Vincere are one of the oldest professional organizations in Dota 2 teams, over the years they’ve garnered many fans. Yet, despite the numerous roster changes, many […]


Dota 2: TI 10 Teams Preview – T1

Dota 2: TI 10 Teams Preview – T1

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T1 is one of the few SEA teams that has what it takes to compete against the best in Europe, China, and NA. As some of you may know, T1 is among the biggest names in League of Legends. Has always been one of the strongest contenders in the game, so it wasn’t surprising that […]


Dota 2: Na’Vi‘s New Lineup Includes ArtStyle And GeneRaL

Dota 2: Na’Vi‘s New Lineup Includes ArtStyle And GeneRaL

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Natus Vincere have built a solid team with familiar faces. Na’Vi have announced their new roster, which will compete in the upcoming season of Dota 2. It wasn’t long when the organization announced reconstruction of their roster as three of their players, including Akbar “SoNNeikO” Butaev, left the squad. More on that here. The Ukraine-based […]


Dota 2: TI 10 Teams Preview – Virtus.Pro

Dota 2: TI 10 Teams Preview – Virtus.Pro

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Virtus.Pro has always been one of the best teams in CIS. That’s why many people consider VP to be among the favorites for TI 10. There aren’t that many Dota 2 teams in Esports that are as popular as Virtus.Pro. Despite not winning the biggest event in the game yet (The International), VP is one […]


Dota 2:  Dunoo Loses Battle With COVID-19

Dota 2: Dunoo Loses Battle With COVID-19

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The SEA community lost one of their most iconic casters due to COVID-19. COVID-19 continues to be one of the biggest problems in the world in 2021 after causing chaos in 2020. Despite vaccines and every other safety measure, many people die on a daily basis, and sadly, one of them was Aldrin “Dunoo” Pangan. […]


Dota 2: TI 10 Teams Preview – Team Secret

Dota 2: TI 10 Teams Preview – Team Secret

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We take a look at how Secret will stack up this TI. Dota 2 is one of the most dynamic esports, which is why it probably doesn’t come as a surprise that teams come and go. Although there have been many dominant forces over the years, one team successfully survived the test of time. Team […]


Dota 2: TI 10 Teams Preview – Evil Geniuses

Dota 2: TI 10 Teams Preview – Evil Geniuses

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Let’s take a look at some of the things you should know about Evil Geniuses. Due to COVID-19, The International 10 was postponed by Valve in 2020. The event was scheduled to take place in August last year, but the global pandemic caught everyone by surprise — including one of the biggest gaming companies. Despite […]


Dota 2: ESL One Fall 2021 Playoff Preview

Dota 2: ESL One Fall 2021 Playoff Preview

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The Playoff stage is all set for these teams. The conclusion of Group Stage has paved the way for eight teams who will fight to advance further and win the ESL One Fall tournament. 12 teams competed in the Groups. However, Creepwave and Thunder Predator from Group A, as well as Team Liquid and SG […]


Dota 2 MMR Tips: How To Deal With Players Who Ruin Your Game?

Dota 2 MMR Tips: How To Deal With Players Who Ruin Your Game?

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Gaining MMR is a lengthy process and sometimes you’ll have to play with ‘game ruiners’. We look at a few tips for dealing with them. People do different things to gain MMR in Dota 2. They might focus on playing specific heroes over and over again. Although this so-called ‘hero spam’ usually has a positive […]


Dota 2: How To Gain MMR With Luna?

Dota 2: How To Gain MMR With Luna?

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Luna is among the strongest carries in the game, as long as you know how to utilize her full potential. Gaining MMR is a problem that many people have to overcome sooner or later. Unless you are one of the few players that managed to reach the highest MMR brackets easily, you probably had or […]


Dota 2: Meepo Counter – How To Deal With The Pesky Hero?

Dota 2: Meepo Counter – How To Deal With The Pesky Hero?

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Let’s take a look at some of the things that you can do to deal with Meepo. Even though Dota 2 has hundreds of heroes you can choose from, some of them stand out more than others. One of them is Meepo, a carry/mid laner that can single-handedly carry his team to victory. This is […]


Dota 2: ESL One Fall Bootcamp Edition- All Teams And Format

Dota 2: ESL One Fall Bootcamp Edition- All Teams And Format

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This will sure be a great boot camp for the teams. The ESL One Fall Bootcamp Edition will feature twelve teams competing for a $400,000 prize pool. The tournament is set to take place from August 21-24, 2021. Postponement of The International 10 could leave a big void in competitions but the Fall Bootcamp will […]


Dota 2: 5 Of The Hardest To Play Heroes In The Current Patch

Dota 2: 5 Of The Hardest To Play Heroes In The Current Patch

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A few tricky heroes which challenge most players. Dota 2 is a difficult game to master, but there are heroes which help players break into the game easily. However, there are also heroes which are extremely difficult to play and require an experience with lots of practice. Here is an updated list which is made […]


Dota 2: Na’Vi To Reconstruct As Three Players Leave The Team

Dota 2: Na’Vi To Reconstruct As Three Players Leave The Team

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Na’Vi is looking to freshen things up. It was not long before Natus Vincere looked to announce major changes in the squad. The team had been inactive since July 23, which was shortly after the departure of Akbar “SoNNeikO” Butaev. Looking for team — Vladimir Nikogosian (@rodjerdota) August 3, 2021 Vladimir “RodjER” Nikogosian, Roman “RAMZES666” […]


5 Of The Most Annoying Heroes In Dota 2

5 Of The Most Annoying Heroes In Dota 2

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A handful of heroes who make you smash your keyboard. We’ve seen many tiers for best heroes in the meta. However, there is an everlasting category which defines the most obnoxious heroes in Dota 2. These heroes are the ones who test your patience and make you rage, sometimes even more than your teammates. Most […]


Dota 2: xNova Is No Longer Part Of EHOME

Dota 2: xNova Is No Longer Part Of EHOME

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After spending some time with one of the best Chinese Dota 2 teams in the world, Jian Wei “xNova” Yap decided it’s time to look for a new challenge. 2020 was not the easiest year for many Dota 2 teams and EHOME is no exception. The Chinese powerhouse had to deal with a lot of […]


Dota 2: Omega Esports Released Their Full Roster

Dota 2: Omega Esports Released Their Full Roster

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After disappointing results, Omega Esports will try to rebuild its Dota 2 team. Omega Esports was one of the most promising teams in SEA, at least on paper. The organization acquired the Adroid Esports’ squad back in December of 2020 due to the COVID-19 financial issues. As soon as the acquisition was completed, Omega Esports […]


Dota 2: How TP Scrolls Can Help Win Games

Dota 2: How TP Scrolls Can Help Win Games

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The Importance of TP Scrolls. Dota 2 is a complex game where there are many things to remember. It is a time-consuming process to learn the game and even experienced players get their hands loose on the basics. One such concept is using the Town Portal Scrolls in the game. Originally, TPs never had a […]


Dota 2: All Teams Heading To TI 10 From The Qualifiers

Dota 2: All Teams Heading To TI 10 From The Qualifiers

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Our quick summary of each team taking part in The International 10 through the regional qualifiers. All the teams who didn’t make the top 12 on the Dota Pro Circuit ranking went and fought their way up. With the regional qualifiers coming to an end, we have a clear picture of which teams won their […]


Dota 2: A Chat With EG’s iceiceice

Dota 2: A Chat With EG’s iceiceice

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EG’s iceiceice talks about his team, regions in Dota 2 & shares his perspectives on the game. Evil Geniuses have been an interesting team to watch in the recent competitions. ESTNN had the pleasure of speaking with Daryl Koh “iceiceice” Pei Xiang, offlaner for EG. EG’s run in both Singapore and Kiev Major were testaments […]


Dota 2: The International 10 Dates & Location Announced

Dota 2: The International 10 Dates & Location Announced

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The International 10 gets delayed, but finds a new home. Valve has announced that The International 10 will be held this October in Bucharest, Romania. We are thrilled to announce The International 10 – Dota 2 Championships will be held this October in Bucharest, Romania — https://t.co/SiavI2o1Al pic.twitter.com/dzaQgyejdZ — DOTA 2 (@DOTA2) July 7, 2021 […]


Dota 2: Arkosh Gaming & Aui_2000 Keep Departure Tongue-In-Cheek

Dota 2: Arkosh Gaming & Aui_2000 Keep Departure Tongue-In-Cheek

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It’s all fun and games for Arkosh. After a loss against Black N Yellow in the Lower Bracket of TI10 NA Regional Qualifiers, Arkosh announced that it is parting ways with Kurtis “Aui_2000” Ling. Although most professional Dota 2 teams keep a decorum in their conduct, Arkosh have their own signature style. One very much […]


Dota 2: 5 Heroes Who Need A Major Nerf Before The International 10

Dota 2: 5 Heroes Who Need A Major Nerf Before The International 10

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Some heroes are still far from balanced. Valve has not dropped a significant patch in a long time. The meta needs some work before the biggest tournament starts. The last patch balancing the game was 7.29d, which was dropped over a week before the start of the AniMajor tournament. We have already witnessed some of […]


Dota 2: Best Heroes For Nemestice Game Mode

Dota 2: Best Heroes For Nemestice Game Mode

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The new game mode favors a few heroes more than others. Valve recently launched the Nemestice event which had a new game mode along with a Battle Pass. They have based the new mode on the classic dota matches where players need to destroy the enemy towers to win. However, there is a slight twist […]


Dota 2: Battle Pass Out But Is It Worth Your Money?

Dota 2: Battle Pass Out But Is It Worth Your Money?

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They say money can’t buy happiness. Valve have introduced what was one of the most awaited updates in Dota 2. The Spectre Arcana. However, that is not all the company has brought forward with the update. Introducing Nemestice + Battle Pass – Dive into a new game mode and Battle Pass loaded with a host […]


Valve Announces The International 10 Won’t Take Place In Stockholm

Valve Announces The International 10 Won’t Take Place In Stockholm

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Stockholm, Sweden off the charts. Valve searches for a new venue. Valve has informed that despite their efforts, it has become impossible to conduct The International 10 in Stockholm, Sweden. As a result, the company is looking for alternatives. “Over the course of the past year, Stockholm Live and Visit Stockholm continued to reassure us […]


Dota 2: T1’s Victory Over Virtus.Pro In The ESL One Tournament

Dota 2: T1’s Victory Over Virtus.Pro In The ESL One Tournament

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T1 are becoming an unstoppable force. ESL One wrapped up with T1 winning 3-2 in  a dramatic Grand Finale against Virtus.pro. That's a wrap! #ESLOne Summer 2021 has come to a close, with @T1 as the victors! 🏆 We'd like to thank @intel, @DeutschePostDHL, @1xBet_Esports and @MonsterEnergy for making this tournament happen! ❤️ And of […]


Dota 2: Best Carry Heroes For Beginners

Dota 2: Best Carry Heroes For Beginners

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A few simple heroes to help learn the game better. Dota 2 is a complicated game to learn. There are many roles to play and to make things more twisted, the game offers a plethora of heroes to choose from. Dota 2 can overwhelm newer players who want to have fun playing the game. However, […]


Dota 2: Enryu Fills Final Spot In Neon Esports Roster

Dota 2: Enryu Fills Final Spot In Neon Esports Roster

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OB.Neon are all set for TI10 Southeast Asia Qualifier. Neon Esports announced their fifth player – Michael Roi “Enryu” in their all-Filipino roster for the Southeast Asia Qualifier of TI 10. Everyone let's all welcome the guy completing our roster, Enryu! More info here: https://t.co/8QKRpBdDIO#NeonAscend #LogitechG #Dota2 pic.twitter.com/kik0ARpmmJ — Neon Esports (@neonesportsdota) June 14, 2021 […]


Dota 2: SumaiL To Help OG In Their Quest For TI Gold

Dota 2: SumaiL To Help OG In Their Quest For TI Gold

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SumaiL returns to OG. A day after long-time OG team member Anathan “Ana” Pham announced his departure from the Dota 2 scene, Syed Sumail “SumaiL” Hassan finalizes his move back to the OG roster. In pure OG fashion, our road to qualify to TI this year is not the smoothest.  A king’s help will be […]



Dota 2: Thunder Predator Appoint Fear As Coach

Dota 2: Thunder Predator Appoint Fear As Coach

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The South American team will get coached by the legend himself. Clinton “Fear” Loomis will coach Thunder Predator for the upcoming International 10 tournament. https://twitter.com/ThunderAwakengg/status/1403787593360285697 With the qualification of TP in The International 10, the team will need an experienced leader to guide them. The former TI winner Fear will help them in their journey. […]


Dota 2: WePlay AniMajor Grand Final Highlights

Dota 2: WePlay AniMajor Grand Final Highlights

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We’ve found the legend in Kyiv – PSG.LGD are our AniMajor champions! It all came down to two. After 11 action-packed days, PSG.LGD and Evil Geniuses were our last teams standing at the AniMajor. The stage was set for a battle between two of the world’s top Dota 2 teams, and only one would come […]


Dota 2: WePlay AniMajor Lower Bracket Highlights

Dota 2: WePlay AniMajor Lower Bracket Highlights

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We take you through some of the most interesting series in the Lower Bracket. The Lower Bracket is always exciting to watch because the teams there can’t afford to make a mistake. The WePlay AniMajor is the second top-tier event of the year, which makes it really important. After all, The International 10 is just […]


Dota 2: WePlay AniMajor – Upper Bracket Highlights

Dota 2: WePlay AniMajor – Upper Bracket Highlights

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PSG.LGD take the Upper Bracket crown. We’re just hours away from the Grand Finals of the WePlay AniMajor, and PSG.LGD have taken the slot. They’ll face off against either T1 or Evil Geniuses to become the legend in Kyiv. But before they do, let’s take a look at some of the biggest moments of our […]


WePlay Collectibles And The Future Of Esport Memorabilia

WePlay Collectibles And The Future Of Esport Memorabilia

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As everyone jumps on the NFT hype train, ESTNN takes a look at their influence in esports; and chats with WePlay Esports Managing Partner, Yura Lazebnikov, about where their new collection fits in. NFTs, or Non-Fungible-Tokens, are everywhere right now. And depending on your social media circles, you either love them, hate them, or still […]


Dota 2: T1 Qualify For The International 10

Dota 2: T1 Qualify For The International 10

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SEA Dota Pride. T1 have booked a spot in The International 10 which will be held in Stockholm, Sweden in August. .@T1 to TI! 🥳 After that huge 2-0 win against @TeamAsterCN they have landed themselves enough DPC points to get to the TI! ✈️ 📺https://t.co/6o2PYyuRYO#WePlayAniMajor #AniMajor pic.twitter.com/547TpM0Axi — WePlay Esports #WeStandWithUkraine (@WePlay_Esports) June 9, […]


Dota 2: EG Draw Their Way To The Lower Bracket of The AniMajor

Dota 2: EG Draw Their Way To The Lower Bracket of The AniMajor

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Let’s have a closer look at EG’s run through the Group Stage at the AniMajor. Evil Geniuses have had their fair share of action in the AniMajor. The team drew five of their seven games series in the Group Stages of the competition and qualified to the Lower Bracket of the major. Performance EG started […]


Dota 2: WePlay AniMajor Group Stage Highlights

Dota 2: WePlay AniMajor Group Stage Highlights

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All the drama in the Group Stages at the AniMajor. With the Wild Card games played, the AniMajor began its journey to construct standings for the Group Stages. A total of 12 teams battled each other to book their spots in the Playoffs. Let’s have a look at the important points to note from the […]


Dota 2: Making The Legend – A Closer Look At WePlay’s AniMajor

Dota 2: Making The Legend – A Closer Look At WePlay’s AniMajor

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ESTNN chats to WePlay Esport’s Chief Visionary Officer and General Producer, Maksym Bilonogov about how this anime-inspired Major was born. With the release of Dragon’s Blood, an anime-themed Dota 2 Major was probably always going to be on the cards. And there was really no one better to take up the challenge. WePlay Esports have […]


Dota 2: AniMajor — TNC Predator Shines On Day 2

Dota 2: AniMajor — TNC Predator Shines On Day 2

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TNC’s performance through the AniMajor’s group stage has increased their chances to qualify for the Upper Bracket. TNC made a huge comeback on the second day of the Group Stage — winning 2 series. On Day 1, they tied 1 series and lost 1 series. The biggest surprise was seeing TNC win against Nigma by […]


Dota 2: Why Is Pushing Lanes So Important In The Game

Dota 2: Why Is Pushing Lanes So Important In The Game

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Push Lanes, win games! No structure can stand tall without having a solid foundation. If we look at professional Dota 2 players, there is one thing in common with them. They have all worked immensely hard on perfecting their fundamentals. As we observe the matchmaking ladder of Dota 2, we see the top MMR players […]


Dota 2: Team Secret Knocked Out Of WePlay AniMajor

Dota 2: Team Secret Knocked Out Of WePlay AniMajor

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Team Secret failed to qualify in the top two spots of the Wild Card Stage, causing disappointment for fans. The Wild Card stage is a wrap at the WePlay AniMajor, and perhaps one of the most unexpected results to come out of it is Team Secret’s elimination. Secret played 5 series across the past two […]


Dota 2: AniMajor Wild Card Stage — Secret Vs Nigma Draft Analysis

Dota 2: AniMajor Wild Card Stage — Secret Vs Nigma Draft Analysis

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How the draft impacted the series with a score of 1:1. Team Secret’s captain Clement “Puppey” Ivanov and Team Nigma’s captain Kuro “KuroKy” Salehi Takhasomi have been rivals and teammates since the very first TI. Plus, they’re the only two players in the world to participate in every international so far. There’s no one in […]


Dota 2: WePlay AniMajor Wild Card Highlights

Dota 2: WePlay AniMajor Wild Card Highlights

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Vici and Nigma are one step closer to becoming the legend in Kyiv! If you’ve been following the Wild Card stage at the WePlay AniMajor, you’ll know there’s been plenty of surprises from our six teams. We take you through some of the biggest moments in Kyiv so far. Day 1: Vici vs Secret – […]


Dota 2: WePlay AniMajor — Predictions

Dota 2: WePlay AniMajor — Predictions

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It’s looking like Team Secret, Team Aster, Virtus.pro & PSG.LGD are our strongest contenders. WePlay AniMajor 2021 is not only the last major before TI10, it’s also the last chance teams have to earn DPC Points to help them qualify directly to TI10. The pressure to perform can’t be any higher than this. The top […]



Dota 2: Heroes To Watch Out For In The AniMajor

Dota 2: Heroes To Watch Out For In The AniMajor

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A prediction of popular heroes in the upcoming Dota 2 AniMajor. The second season of Dota Pro Circuit has concluded, carving the way for a second Dota 2 Major competition. The players picked different heroes during the DPC, but the most picked heroes were a big part of the current meta. We also saw an […]


Dota 2: Na’Vi Shakes Up Roster In Preparation For TI10

Dota 2: Na’Vi Shakes Up Roster In Preparation For TI10

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SoNNeiko and No[o]ne leaves AS Monaco Gambit to join Navi. Navi COO, Aleksey “xaoc” Kucherov, announced the team’s latest moves on Navi’s Twitter. He reported that after ending up sixth in the Upper Division of the DPC Season 2 and failing to qualify for the WePlay AniMajor, the team had discussions and the split was […]


Dota 2: DPC Season 2 Breakdown — Stats and Analysis

Dota 2: DPC Season 2 Breakdown — Stats and Analysis

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ESTNN breaks down the details of the drafts through the Upper Division of Season 2’s DPC. With DPC Season 2 all wrapped up ESTNN takes a look at the most successful heroes played in the Upper Division and spotlights the ones we think will hold a tremendous amount of potential for the upcoming WePlay AniMajor. […]


Dota 2: WePlay AniMajor Preview

Dota 2: WePlay AniMajor Preview

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ESTNN takes a closer look at the upcoming Dota 2 Major in Kyiv, Ukraine. Recently WePlay announced they were the hosts of the next Dota 2 Major competition. An event with a prize pool of $500,000 and 2700 Dota Pro Circuit points up for grabs. WePlay Esports is proud to announce that we will be […]


Dota 2: Mushi And Team SMG Part Ways

Dota 2: Mushi And Team SMG Part Ways

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No word yet where the road leads for the Malaysian Dota 2 legend. The Singaporean organization had adopted Mushi’s Team IO to form its Dota 2 squad and played online matches throughout 2021. Team SMG did not publish an explanation for Mushi’s release. However, they thanked the Malaysian for his contributions, wishing him the best […]


Dota 2: DPC China Upper & Lower Division — Tiebreakers Results

Dota 2: DPC China Upper & Lower Division — Tiebreakers Results

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A look at the tiebreakers in SEA and China. With the end of DPC, team standings show which teams have done well both in the Upper and Lower Divisions. The Upper Division of China regions in DPC Season 2. In fact, it was the Lower Division teams who competed till the very last to decide […]



Dota 2: DPC Weekly Recap – Eastern Europe, May 17-May 23 2021

Dota 2: DPC Weekly Recap – Eastern Europe, May 17-May 23 2021

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All the highlights from the final week of the DPC in Eastern Europe, including our Lower Division tiebreaker. CIS has always been a region to watch for thrilling Dota, many consider it one of the strongest regions in the DPC. After watching the region through Season 2, it’s clear to see why. We break down […]



Dota 2: DPC Western Europe Upper Division — Tiebreakers Results

Dota 2: DPC Western Europe Upper Division — Tiebreakers Results

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All the highlights from our Upper Division tiebreaker in EU’s DPC. Our Western European region’s Upper Division ended locked in a three-way tiebreaker, with OG, Brame and Tundra Esports all duking it out to see which team would avoid relegation to the DPC’s lower division. We take you through the action, game by game. OG […]


Dota 2: DPC SEA Upper & Lower Division — Tiebreakers Results

Dota 2: DPC SEA Upper & Lower Division — Tiebreakers Results

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Highlights of the Dota Pro Circuit tiebreakers. The DPC Season 2 has concluded with an exciting end to it. The Southeast Asia region played out its tiebreakers with teams T1 and TNC Predator competing for the first-second spot. Execration and Fnatic battled for the third-fourth position and fifth-sixth positions were decided with matches between Omega, […]


Dota 2: DPC Weekly Recap – Western Europe, May 17-May 19 2021

Dota 2: DPC Weekly Recap – Western Europe, May 17-May 19 2021

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There was plenty of action in Week 6 of EU’s DPC, including an Upper Division tiebreaker. Our final week of the EU’s DPC saw some results we expected, and a few surprises too. We break down the highlights from both divisions. Lower Division Viking.gg remain the undefeated kings of the Lower Division. Keeping their top […]



Dota 2: DPC Weekly Recap — China May 17-May 21 2021

Dota 2: DPC Weekly Recap — China May 17-May 21 2021

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The last week of highlights from DPC China. The sixth week marks the end of DPC. The standings show which teams have done well and which teams are behind. Team Aster are on top of the table with PSG.LGD and Vici Gaming sharing the second spot. A tiebreaker between the two will decide which team […]


Dota 2: DPC Weekly Recap — SEA May 17-May 20 2021

Dota 2: DPC Weekly Recap — SEA May 17-May 20 2021

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A look at the final week of games in the SEA DPC The conclusion of DPC has painted a clear picture of teams and their performances throughout the second season. The standings table before the tiebreakers show T1 and TNC Predator draw for the top spot, loser to take the second. Execration and Fnatic shared […]


Dota 2: DPC Weekly Recap – North America, May 3-May 9 2021

Dota 2: DPC Weekly Recap – North America, May 3-May 9 2021

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All the highlights from Week 5 in the North American DPC. There’s only one final week of play left in the DPC, and for the North American region, the standings are looking very firm. Lower Division The D2 Hustlers continue to lead the Lower Division this week, despite having the week off from play. It […]


Dota 2: DPC Weekly Recap – Eastern Europe May 13-16 2021

Dota 2: DPC Weekly Recap – Eastern Europe May 13-16 2021

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We take a look at the most interesting series during Week 5 in Eastern Europe. After several weeks of epic action, we already know the name of one of the teams that will play in the Upper Division, and that’s HellRaisers. Having said that, there were much more interesting series that took place throughout the […]


WePlay To Host AniMajor – The Next Dota 2 Major

WePlay To Host AniMajor – The Next Dota 2 Major

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An anime-themed Dota 2 Major? WePlay has announced that it will host AniMajor, the second Dota 2 Major in Kyiv, Ukraine. The tournament will run from June 2-13 and will feature a prize pool of  $500,000 USD. WePlay Esports is proud to announce that we will be hosting the next Dota 2 Major, the AniMajor! […]


Dota 2: DPC Weekly Recap — China May 10-May 16 2021

Dota 2: DPC Weekly Recap — China May 10-May 16 2021

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A closer look at the DPC matches for Week 5 in China. It is nearly the end of the Dota Pro Circuit with the completion of games in the fifth week. The standing of the Upper Division in China shows Team Aster leading with PSG.LGD outperforming others in the second spot and Vici Gaming occupying […]


Dota 2: DPC Weekly Recap — Western Europe May 10-15 2021

Dota 2: DPC Weekly Recap — Western Europe May 10-15 2021

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We are just one week away from the end of the DPC in Western Europe, we break down everything you need to know. Although people thought that this was going to be the least interesting region in Dota 2, they were wrong. Western Europe is full of back-and-forth action because most teams are evenly matched. […]


Dota 2: DPC Weekly Recap — SEA May 10-May 15 2021

Dota 2: DPC Weekly Recap — SEA May 10-May 15 2021

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A run-through of the games as they happened throughout the fifth week in the SEA DPC. The second last week of Dota Pro Circuit has finished, leaving us with some brilliant matches and a decisive standings table. The Upper Division table has Fnatic leading with T1 following them in the second spot and TNC Predator […]



Submissions For The Dota 2 Short Film Contest Are Now Open

Submissions For The Dota 2 Short Film Contest Are Now Open

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It is that time of the year again when we see the best filmmakers compete on the international stage of Dota 2. The Short Film Contest has made a return after a long interval because of the ongoing pandemic. Valve is now accepting submissions for this year’s event. The Dota 2 Short Film Contest is […]


Dota 2: ESL And DreamHack Revert In-Game Coach Ruling

Dota 2: ESL And DreamHack Revert In-Game Coach Ruling

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A misunderstanding which now stands reverted had the Dota 2 scene in a state of turmoil. The Dota 2 community has been in an unrest since the scene came to know about Alliance’s use of an in-game coach during their games in the ongoing Dota Pro Circuit season. A Vlog released by Alliance unintentionally revealed […]


Dota 2: Valve Introduces Supporters Club

Dota 2: Valve Introduces Supporters Club

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Fans can now support their teams in more ways than just putting money into Battle Pass in Dota 2. Valve has introduced Supporters Club, which is a unique way for Dota 2 players to support their favorite professional team. According to the blog post, the teams themselves will provide the content in the Supporters Club. […]


Dota 2: Valve Confirms The International 10 Dates

Dota 2: Valve Confirms The International 10 Dates

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It is time the teams gear up to fight for the Aegis. Valve has confirmed that The International 10 will take place after a year-long postponement because of the global pandemic. The event will take place this August in Stockholm, Sweden as mentioned in a recent blog post. Originally scheduled to take place in Stockholm, […]