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ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational Day 6 Highlights

ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational Day 6 Highlights

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Vici Gaming put on a dominating show for our final day of series at the ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational. We wrapped up our final day of excitement in Singapore today, as our last three teams faced off to see who would take home the lion’s share of the $500,000 USD prize pool. […]


ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational Day 5 Highlights

ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational Day 5 Highlights

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We break down all the Lower Bracket action happening at the ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational. After a couple of days of amazing action, we slowly reached the penultimate day of the ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational. There were tons of surprises along the way but in the end, the best […]


ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational Day 4 Highlights

ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational Day 4 Highlights

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All the action from the Lower Bracket at the ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational. It was another day of action today in Singapore as the first round of our Lower Bracket kicked off. There were quick stomps and drawn-out battles. If you missed out on any of it, we’re breaking it down for […]


Dota 2: Alpha x Hastax disbands

Dota 2: Alpha x Hastax disbands

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A blow for the SEA scene and carry vtFaded as Alpha x Hashtag announce they’re disbanding their Dota 2 roster. The SEA Dota 2 scene is in the middle of one of it’s best chapters lately. With plenty of new teams who are slowly improving, as well as teams that have proved themselves as some […]


Dota 2: Player of the Year 2019

Dota 2: Player of the Year 2019

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This year was a roller coaster of emotions for every Dota 2 fan out there. Our favorite game went through many changes – and even reached some of the lowest player counts since 2014. However, it seems like the Outlanders Update brought Dota 2 back to life after introducing a ton of new things. The […]


ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational – Day 3 Highlights

ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational – Day 3 Highlights

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The Playoffs began in Singapore today, with two action packed series in our Upper Bracket. The Group Stage of the ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational is finally over. We had two days of non-stop action between the best teams in the world. If you missed any of the action, be sure to check […]


Dota 2: Ogre Arcana, Winter Treasure, Frostrvious

Dota 2: Ogre Arcana, Winter Treasure, Frostrvious

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Ogre’s Arcana has finally dropped, along with a new treasure and a new reward line for the holiday season. After waiting for a couple of months, the TI 9 Arcana Winner finally gets the prize. Alongside the Ogre Arcana, Valve also gave us information about TI 10, as well as a couple of other rewards. […]


Dota Underlords: Jull-tide Greetings

Dota Underlords: Jull-tide Greetings

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Dota Underlors is back on the rise yet again after it received the Outlanders Update. Although some people didn’t like the new changes, the overall player count clearly states that the fans of the game are enjoying it more than before. However, it seems like the devs of this awesome game have another gift for […]


ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational Day 2 Highlights

ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational Day 2 Highlights

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Our very final Dota 2 event of the year kicked off its second day, continuing the Bo2’s in our Group Stage. It was another day of action in Singapore, as our Group Stage continued. If you didn’t catch yesterday’s exciting series, we covered some of the biggest moments for you. But there was plenty of […]


Dota 2: Roster Changes in Geek Fam

Dota 2: Roster Changes in Geek Fam

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SEA Team Geek Fam welcome Filipino mid player, Karl Jayme, in their latest roster shuffle. The SEA Dota 2 scene is looking better than ever. Apart from TNC and Fnatic, a new name emerged after TI 9 came to an end. Geek Fam rebuilt their roster from the ground up with the addition of three […]


Dota 2: ONE Esports Singapore Major – Last One Before TI 10

Dota 2: ONE Esports Singapore Major – Last One Before TI 10

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One Esports announce the Singapore Major, set to be the final DPC Major before TI 10. The ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational is currently in its peak, with twelve of the best teams in the world fighting for the lion’s share of the $500K USD prize pool. Despite that, we already have information […]


Dota 2: Maincast to Win Exclusive Broadcasting Deal with ESL

Dota 2: Maincast to Win Exclusive Broadcasting Deal with ESL

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A reliable source close to the deal has told ESTNN that the Kiyv-based broadcasting company Maincast has won tender for the Russian language broadcasts of ESL events. While it hasn’t been officially approved as of publishing, the estimated deal is set to be between $11 million to $15 million. It will be a three-year contract. […]


ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational Day 1 Highlights

ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational Day 1 Highlights

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Despite not being a DPC tournament, the ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational gathered the absolute best teams in the world in Singapore to play for that mind-blowing $500k USD prize pool. Having said that, Day 1 of this amazing event was a blast to watch. We saw some pretty amazing stuff, including the […]


Dota 2: Reach Season 1 is Now Live

Dota 2: Reach Season 1 is Now Live

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If you remember, we announced that ESL and DotaBuff will team up and create a new league called Reach. The idea behind this project is to help the tier two and three players. As you know, that’s one of the biggest issues in Dota 2’s professional scene right now. There are just not that many […]


Dota 2: Nine Teams are Ready for the WESG 2019 Finals

Dota 2: Nine Teams are Ready for the WESG 2019 Finals

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Nine of our teams have now secured their place in the  World Electronic Sports Games including PSG.LGD, TNC Predator and FlytoMoon. Even though there are no more DPC tournaments left for 2019, there are a couple of very interesting tournaments outside the DPC that are definitely worth watching. One of them is the ONE Esports […]


One Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational Groups Revealed

One Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational Groups Revealed

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Now that the qualifiers for the second DPC tournaments are over, the teams can now focus on one of the biggest non-DPC tournaments in the last couple of years. The One Esports World Pro Invitational will begin in just a couple of days from now. Despite not providing any points for TI 10, it will […]


Dota 2: Xiao8 Replaces Faith_bian at EHOME

Dota 2: Xiao8 Replaces Faith_bian at EHOME

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Xiao8, EHOME’s coach, will stand-in for Faith_bian this month due to an injury. EHOME was considered as one of the most promising teams in China this year. However, their results so far have not been on as good as people wanted them to be. After a series of mistakes, the Chinese team failed to qualify […]


Dota 2: Format and Groups of the WePlay! Bukovel Minor

Dota 2: Format and Groups of the WePlay! Bukovel Minor

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The groups and format have just been announced for WePlay!’s Bukovel Minor. After the dust has settled from the intense qualifiers, the pro teams are slowly preparing for Christmas. With no big tournaments on the radar for December, they can take start preparing for 2020. As you know, the first big tournament of the year […]


DreamHack Announces 2020 Tournament Schedule

DreamHack Announces 2020 Tournament Schedule

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Sweden-based tournament organizer DreamHack is wrapping up the year by celebrating its 25th anniversary and looking ahead to 2020 – announcing its full line-up of events for 2020. The Swedish production company which specializes in esports tournaments and gaming festivals celebrated its 25th anniversary by revealing the 11 stops, spread over three continents that will […]


Dota 2: You Can Attend the Bukovel Minor For Free

Dota 2: You Can Attend the Bukovel Minor For Free

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WePlay! have announced that fans can grab free invites to attend the Bukovel 2020 Minor. Last week was packed with some high-quality Dota 2 games. After a couple of days of intense action, we now know the names of all teams going to the next Major and Minor. ‼️ WePlay! @DOTA2 Bukovel Minor 2020 Invites […]


Dota 2: CDEC Gaming Adds Ahjit

Dota 2: CDEC Gaming Adds Ahjit

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CDEC Gaming announce the addition of Lai “Ahjit” Jay Son to their competitive roster. CDEC Gaming used to be one of the best Chinese teams, especially around TI 5. However, after the memorable second place there, they slowly started to transition into the tier two scene. That said, the team did some changes recently and […]


Dota 2: WePlay! Bukovel Minor – China, SEA, CIS and Europe Attendees

Dota 2: WePlay! Bukovel Minor – China, SEA, CIS and Europe Attendees

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Our attendees from the rest of our regions are now confirmed, we can expect to see RNGU, Geek Fam, Gambit and Nigma. This last week was full of Dota 2 action, as teams were battling out to claim the slots for DreamLeague Season 13, a.k.a the Leipzig Major. In the end, the usual suspects (with […]


Dota 2: Chaos EC, EG, Pain & Beastcoast are Going to Germany

Dota 2: Chaos EC, EG, Pain & Beastcoast are Going to Germany

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North America and South America finally have their representatives for the upcoming Leipzig Major. These regions are quite interesting to watch, with impressive performances over the last few months. North America We wrap up the DreamLeague NA Closed Qualifier with another 2-0! GGs to Fighting PandaS. Our spot in the DreamLeague Season 13 Major is […]


Dota 2: Na’Vi and Virtus.Pro Qualify for the Leipzing Major

Dota 2: Na’Vi and Virtus.Pro Qualify for the Leipzing Major

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Another region is set and ready for the DreamLeague Season 13 Major. After a couple of days of intense action, two CIS representatives triumphed over their competition. As a result, Virtus.Pro and Natus Vincere have secured their spots at the Leipzig Major. After TI 9 came to an end and VP changed their roster, CIS […]


Dota 2: The Chinese and SEA Teams Set for the Leipzing Major

Dota 2: The Chinese and SEA Teams Set for the Leipzing Major

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Slowly but steadily, the qualifiers for the second roll of DPC tournaments are coming to an end. With that in mind, China and Southeast Asia are the first regions to have teams qualify for the Leipzig Major. Let’s take a look at what happened in China and Southeast Asia. China We're going to the #DreamLeague […]


Dota 2: The Leipzing Major Qualifiers – Day 2 Recap

Dota 2: The Leipzing Major Qualifiers – Day 2 Recap

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After a pretty awesome Day One in the qualifiers for the second Major of the year, it’s time to see which team managed to earn their spot in the Playoffs. Let’s take a look at what happened in some of the regions competing for glory – and an invite. CIS Ez for @dotaSolo😏 #GOGOVP pic.twitter.com/ttJKx6ZdoH […]


Dota 2: First Season of Reach Starts Soon

Dota 2: First Season of Reach Starts Soon

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The first season of ESL and DotaBuff’s new competitive platform, Reach, is set to start December 13. ESL and DotaBuff joined forces a couple of months ago to create a platform that aims at improving the quality of life of tier 2 and 3 players in Dota 2. It basically gives them an opportunity to […]


Dota 2: The Leipzing Major Closed Qualifiers – Day 1 Recap

Dota 2: The Leipzing Major Closed Qualifiers – Day 1 Recap

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The closed qualifiers for DreamLeague Season 13, a.k.a the Leipzig Major, are now officially live. Day one was fantastic to watch as fans saw some interesting results. Even though it’s too early to tell what will happen in each group, we can already see some of the potential favorites. Let’s see some of the most […]


Dota 2: Boom ID Roster Changes

Dota 2: Boom ID Roster Changes

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SEA team BOOM ID announce changes to their roster ahead of the Leipzig Major Closed Qualifiers. The qualifiers for the next set of DPC tournaments are in their peak right now as every region is “electing” their representatives in the events. One of those regions is SEA and it’s one of the most competitive regions […]


Dota 2: Neutral Items Overview

Dota 2: Neutral Items Overview

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The Outlanders update has brought a lot of changes to Dota 2, we take an indepth look at the neutral items. The Outlanders update was released just a couple of days ago, after waiting for it for over three months. We all expected that there would be tons of changes but Valve & IceFrog definitely […]


Dota 2: Winstrike Announces New Roster

Dota 2: Winstrike Announces New Roster

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Winstrike has always been a very dangerous team to play against. But after the recent changes to their roster, the CIS powerhouse becomes an even bigger threat as Arsenij “ArsZeeqq” Usov finally built his new team. Winstrike Team’s new era comes✨What does it mean? – New logo– New style– New Dota 2 roster– New partner […]


Dota 2: PSG.LGD Eliminated in the Open Qualifiers

Dota 2: PSG.LGD Eliminated in the Open Qualifiers

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A shock elimination for PSG.LGD at today’s open qualifiers for the next DPC Major in Leipzig. After the dust from the MDL Chengdu Major has settled, it’s time to focus on the qualifiers for the second row of DPC tournaments. Unlike the previous one, nearly all top teams will take part in it, except for […]


Dota 2: OG Announce OG Seed Team

Dota 2: OG Announce OG Seed Team

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Just when we thought that the surprises for the day are over, OG announced a new roster. In an earlier tweet, OG hinted that Johan “N0tail” Sundstein would be taking over the coaching role. Naturally, we expected him to become a coach of OG, the two-times TI winning roster. However, that’s not going to be […]


Dota 2: n0tail May Be OG’s New Coach

Dota 2: n0tail May Be OG’s New Coach

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The Outlanders Update is finally here and, by the looks of it, it will change Dota 2 forever. As hype over the new patch continues, OG has managed to take some of the spotlight with some news of their own. Changes in OG #DreamOG pic.twitter.com/5L2UduUyC9 — OG (@OGesports) November 27, 2019   The two time […]


Dota 2: Sylar is Back to EHOME

Dota 2: Sylar is Back to EHOME

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EHOME have confirmed that Liu “Sylar” Jiajung is returning to the Chinese team’s roster. EHOME played pretty well during the previous DPC season and won a couple of important events. Although they couldn’t make it to TI 9, many people believed that they will be among the biggest contenders in the 2019-2020 DPC. Sadly, it […]


Dota 2: MidOne and Ninjaboogie Join Forces for the Next DPC Qualifiers

Dota 2: MidOne and Ninjaboogie Join Forces for the Next DPC Qualifiers

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Legendary player Yeik Nai “MidOne” Zheng to join forces with Michael “ninjabooogie” Ross on newly formed SEA team, SEAMonkeys. Now the MDL Chengdu Major has come to an end, it’ss time to focus on the qualifiers for the next two DPC tournaments – WePlay! Bokovel Minor and The Leipzig Major. Yesterday, we announced that the […]


Dota 2: Team Liquid’s Former Dota 2 Squad Forms Nigma Esports

Dota 2: Team Liquid’s Former Dota 2 Squad Forms Nigma Esports

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The long wait is finally over for fans of Team Liquid’s former Dota 2 squad! Kuro “KuroKy” Salehi Takhasom, Amer “Miracle-” Al-Barkawi, Maroun “GH” Merhej, Ivan Borislavov “MinD_ContRoL” Ivanov and Aliwi “w33” Omar have finally announced the name of their new organization – Nigma Esports. Nigma Esports The end of one journey is the beginning […]


Dota 2: Chaos Esports Club Adds a Fifth Player

Dota 2: Chaos Esports Club Adds a Fifth Player

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The next qualifiers for the upcoming Minor and Major are about to begin. With that in mind, the teams are trying to finalize their rosters before the action begins. One of them is Chaos Esports Club (ex. Quincy Crew), one of the newest teams in North America. Summit 11 We've got a Dota Summit vlog […]


Dota 2: MDL Chengdu Major – The Final Day

Dota 2: MDL Chengdu Major – The Final Day

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The first Dota 2 Major of the season – MDL Chengdu in a wrap, we look at how the finals played out. After a week full of fantasy series, clutch moments and epic surprises, it’s finally time to say goodbye to the first Major of the 2019-2020 DPC season. Although the absolute best teams in […]


Dota 2: MDL Chengdu – Day 7 Recap

Dota 2: MDL Chengdu – Day 7 Recap

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All the action from Chengdu as our Major draws closer to the Grand Finals. MDL Chengdu has provided us with plenty of fantastic Dota 2 over the last seven days. If you’ve missed out on any of it check out our daily recaps for all the latest highlights. With the final day of competition looming […]


Dota 2: Na’Vi Add Illias and Complete their Roster

Dota 2: Na’Vi Add Illias and Complete their Roster

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Natus Vincere is one of the most well known CIS organizations in Dota 2. After a couple of years between the tier one and two scenes, they’ve made very important changes in their roster by bringing Pavel “9pasha” Khvastunov from VP to their roster. As a result, the team was able to win the WePlay! […]


Dota 2: MDL Chengdu Major – Day 6 Recap

Dota 2: MDL Chengdu Major – Day 6 Recap

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After another exciting day in Chengdu today we’re breaking down all the action from the lower bracket. The first Major of the 2019-2020 DPC is slowly coming to an end. Every single day of it had something fresh to offer and this one was no exception. Sadly, three more teams left the tournament after getting […]


Dota 2: Dendi is back

Dota 2: Dendi is back

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Danil “Dendi” Ishutin announces his return to the professional Dota 2 scene. Danil “Dendi” Ishutin is one of the most recognizable names in Dota 2. The legendary mid-laner has been a part of the professional Dota 2 scene for over 10 years now, ever since he played for team DTS back in DotA. Natus Vincere […]


Dota 2: EHOME Part Ways With vtFaded

Dota 2: EHOME Part Ways With vtFaded

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Although EHOME looked very dangerous before the new DPC season, their results at MDL Chengdu proved otherwise. The Chinese team didn’t do anything significant at Chengdu and were eliminated in the Lower Bracket after a very mediocre performance during the groups. EHOMe decide on a change As a result, it seemed like EHOME realized their […]


Dota 2: Royal Never Give Up Roster Changes

Dota 2: Royal Never Give Up Roster Changes

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Royal Never Give Up announce new roster shuffle ahead of the next regional DPC qualifiers. Royal Never Give Up was one of the most interesting Chinese teams last season. They played very well in nearly every single tournament they’ve been in. Unfortunately, the new season didn’t start all that well for then. After a couple […]


Dota 2: Mushi & Yamateh to play together

Dota 2: Mushi & Yamateh to play together

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New SEA team “Brothers United” includes regional legends Mushi, YamateH and Ohaiyo in their newly-formed roster The MDL Chengdu Major is slowly but steadily reaching its final part. After a couple of days of back-stage action, the first Major of the 2019-2020 DPC will finally enter the Main Event stage. Every single series so far […]


Dota 2: MDL Chengdu – Day 5 Recap

Dota 2: MDL Chengdu – Day 5 Recap

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The playoffs continue into their third day at MDL Chengdu with two more teams eliminated. Another action packed day at MDL Chengdu has come to a close, as we saw another two of our teams head home and two more fall into the lower bracket. Lower Bracket Things are getting tight in our lower bracket, […]


Dota 2: ESL to host a Major in LA

Dota 2: ESL to host a Major in LA

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ESL announce the location for their 2020 Dota 2 Major – Los Angeles. The MDL Chengdu Major is the first Major of the new DPC and it is slowly coming to an end. Even though it’s not over yet, we already have information about one of the upcoming Majors in 2020 – ESL One Los […]


Dota 2: MDL Chengdu Major – Day 4 Recap

Dota 2: MDL Chengdu Major – Day 4 Recap

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The fourth day of the MDL Chengdu Major is over! Similar to the previous days, we saw some pretty amazing Dota 2 games at the highest possible levels. Sadly, we had to wave goodbye to two teams that we definitely didn’t expect to leave so soon. Let’s take a look and see what happened in […]


Dota 2: MDL Chengdu –  Day 3 Recap

Dota 2: MDL Chengdu – Day 3 Recap

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The playoffs are now underway, and things are heating up at MDL Chengdu. We saw some amazing games yesterday in the final day of our group stage. Now the playoffs are upon us and the series they’ve delivered so far have been just as exciting. Let’s take a look at how the day played out. […]


Dota 2: Reach now accepts Divine Players

Dota 2: Reach now accepts Divine Players

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DotaBuff & ESL’s new Dota 2 league have announced they’ll now be accepting divine ranked players. In case you didn’t know, DotaBuff & ESL launched a new Dota 2 league called Reach. Reach will mainly focused on tier two and tier three players, offering them a place to “shine.” Apart from exposure, the best players […]


Dota 2: MDL Chengdu – Day 2 Recap

Dota 2: MDL Chengdu – Day 2 Recap

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We break down all the action from MDL Chengdu Day 2 Day one of the MDL Chengdu Major was absolutely nuts! There were so many amazing games to watch that it was hard to keep track of what’s happening in each one of them. Luckily, we at ESTNN managed to cover most of them, so […]


Dota 2: Beastcoast in Hospital Due to H1N1

Dota 2: Beastcoast in Hospital Due to H1N1

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beastcoast’s Dota 2 team is in the hospital due to contracting the H1N1 virus. beastcoast are currently the only South American representative at the MDL Chengdu Major. They’ve lost their first game in Groups. Now, they have to fight for their survival against Gambit Esports. However, something way worse happened during the day. Something that […]


Dota 2: MDL Chengdu – Day 1 Highlights

Dota 2: MDL Chengdu – Day 1 Highlights

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All the action from Day 1 of the group stages at MDL Chengdu. Day one of our first Major of the DPC season is a wrap. There was plenty of excitement from Chengdu as our teams faced off at the start of our group stages. Let’s check out some of the highlights. TNC.Predator vs Team […]


Dota 2: LGD.Int is back

Dota 2: LGD.Int is back

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It looks like LGD.Int is back as LGD Gaming announce they’re forming an SEA team. The Chinese Dota 2 organizations have always tried to find new talents. Although Valve explicitly added a rule saying that “in cases where one organization or person has ownership in multiple teams, only one of those teams will be eligible […]


Dota 2: Febby is now a part of T1’s Dota team

Dota 2: Febby is now a part of T1’s Dota team

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T1 Telecom are rounding out their Pro Dota 2 roster with former Mineski player, Kim “Febby “Yong-min. T1 Telecom owns one of the most legendary League of Legends teams. During TI 9 they made the surprise announcement that they wanted to try their luck in professional Dota 2. The first player announced as part of […]


Dota 2: Ad Finem are down to 4 players

Dota 2: Ad Finem are down to 4 players

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Omar “Madara” Dabachach announces he’ll no longer be playing with Ad Finem. Ad Finem was one of the biggest hits a couple of years ago when they came out of nowhere and nearly won the Boston Major. The Greek Squad quickly earned the love from the Dota 2 fans due to their aggressive play style. […]


Dota 2: Pieliedie and Skadi Join T1

Dota 2: Pieliedie and Skadi Join T1

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A while back, the legendary League of Legends team SK Telecom T1 decided its high time to try their luck in the Dota 2 scene too. As a result, the organization announced its new roster days before TI 9 came to an end. Initially, there was only one player – Lee “Forev” Sang-don. Many people […]


The Groups for the Dota 2 MDL Chengdu Major are Set

The Groups for the Dota 2 MDL Chengdu Major are Set

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The first Major of the new Dota 2 Pro Circuit starts in just two days from now. Sixteen of the best teams in the world will go head to head to decide which one of them will get the most significant piece from the pie which in this case is $1M USD. The teams will […]


Dota 2 MDL Chengdu Meta Analysis

Dota 2 MDL Chengdu Meta Analysis

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The first Dota Pro Circuit tournament after TI 9 came to an end and – for the first time in years – Invictus Gaming was able to take the trophy home. The Chinese powerhouse ripped through the competition at the Summit 11 Minor, but now they have to prepare for MDL Chengdu, the first Major […]


Dota 2: Chaos Esports Club To Look For A New Player

Dota 2: Chaos Esports Club To Look For A New Player

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The North American Dota 2 scene seems to have a new threat – Chaos Esports Club. Avery “SVG” Silverman decided to form this team in the post-TI 9 shuffles and for the first time ever, the Hassan Brothers (SumaiL & YawaR) played under the same banner. Unfortunately, this only lasted so long as Sumail “SumaiL” […]


Dota 2: Everything we know about the ONE Esports World Pro Invitational

Dota 2: Everything we know about the ONE Esports World Pro Invitational

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All the teams are locked in and now ONE Esports have begun announcing broadcast talent for the Dota 2 World Pro Invitational in Singapore. The ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational is set to be one of the biggest tournaments this year. Despite not being an official DPC event, some of the best teams […]


Dota 2: Three things to take from the Summit 11 Minor

Dota 2: Three things to take from the Summit 11 Minor

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Breaking down the top three things we can learn from the first DPC Minor of the season. After four days of action, the first DPC tournament of the 2019-2020 DPC came to an end. Some teams played very well but in the end, Invictus Gaming is the champion. The Chinese powerhouse ripped through their enemies […]


Dota Summit 11 – Day 4; Grand Final Highlights

Dota Summit 11 – Day 4; Grand Final Highlights

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All the highlights from the final day of competition at the Dota Summit 11 Minor. After days of intense action, the first DPC tournament after TI 9 came to an end is finally over. We saw some pretty exciting results, insane comebacks and flashy plays. Some of the teams exceeded our expectations, whereas others – […]


Dota Summit 11 – Day 3 Highlights

Dota Summit 11 – Day 3 Highlights

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Our top highlights from another action-packed day at Dota Summit 11 Our third day of competition in Los Angeles is done and dusted. We saw plenty of top-tier Dota 2, let’s check out some of the highlights. Chaos Esports Club vs jfshfh178 – Game 2 Chaos were on fire in round one of our Upper […]


Dota 2: Tavo leaves Furia Esports

Dota 2: Tavo leaves Furia Esports

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Another roster shuffle for Furia Esports sees Tavo replaced with NS-ART. The South American Dota 2 scene has been on the rise recently mainly due to beastcoast. However, there are other very prominent teams as well and Furia Esports is one of them. Unfortunately, the organization has decided to part ways with one of their […]


Dota 2: Dota Summit 11 – Day 2 Highlights

Dota 2: Dota Summit 11 – Day 2 Highlights

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All the highlights from day two of competition in Los Angeles. Today was the final day of the Group Stage and we got to see some pretty cool games. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights from Day 2 of the Dota Summit 11 Minor. Group A jfshfh178 vs iG The first series […]


Dota 2: How Team Spirit Prepare for the Chengdu Major

Dota 2: How Team Spirit Prepare for the Chengdu Major

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Team Spirit published their schedule to show how they’ll prepare on the eve of the upcoming Dota 2 Major. Jetlag is a big problem in esports – some teams come to the venue a few days earlier to make an adaptation easier, but often it’s impossible due to a busy schedule or financial reasons.   […]



Dota 2: Dota Summit 11 – Day 1 Highlights

Dota 2: Dota Summit 11 – Day 1 Highlights

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All the highlights from Day One in Los Angeles. Our first Minor of the 2019-2020 DPC season is finally upon us. Dota Summit 11 officially kicked off today with a full day of Bo3’s. Two of our eight teams have been eliminated as the battle for that final spot at the Major heats up. Let’s […]


Dota 2: The Treasure of the Timeless Rite is Available Now

Dota 2: The Treasure of the Timeless Rite is Available Now

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Valve has released the Treasure of the Timeless Rite for a limited time. Today is the day the Treasure for the first Minor of the new DPC – Dota Summit 11 drops. However, it seems like Valve has other things stored for us as well because they’ve released the Treasure of the Timeless rite which […]


Dota 2: Summit 11 Minor – Groups Overview

Dota 2: Summit 11 Minor – Groups Overview

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The Dota Summit 11 is starting soon and all the teams participating are sure to bring some high-level games. After we saw a couple of exciting none-DPC tournaments, it’s time to focus on The Dota Summit 11 Minor which is going to be the first DPC tournament after TI 9 came to an end. Eight […]


Dota 2: Chaos Esports Club Acquires the Quincy Crew

Dota 2: Chaos Esports Club Acquires the Quincy Crew

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Chaos Esports Club is looking to revive its presence in Dota 2 with the pickup of the Quincy Crew. Quincy Crew is one of the most exciting new teams in this DPC. The NA squad began its existence in the post-TI 9 roster shuffle and it has one of the most well known NA players. […]


Dota 2: CemaTheSlayer Replaces ALOHADANCE on HellRaisers

Dota 2: CemaTheSlayer Replaces ALOHADANCE on HellRaisers

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After difficulties with ALOHADANCE, the HellRaisers decided to replace him with CemaTheSlayer. HellRaisers is back in the Dota 2 scene after being away from two years. In order to make their mark on the CIS scene, the organization decided to form a team around Ilya “ALOHADANCE” Korobkin, one of the most “colorful” CIS players of […]


Dota 2: Team Liquid Will Attend the ONE Esports World Pro Invitational

Dota 2: Team Liquid Will Attend the ONE Esports World Pro Invitational

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Team Liquid will be throwing their hat in the ring for the ONE Esports World Pro Invitational. They’re just a couple of weeks before one of the most significant events in SEA begins. The ONE Esports World Pro Invitational will bring together some of the best teams in the world in Singapore. Apart from fame […]


Dota 2: MATUMBAMAN joins Team Secret

Dota 2: MATUMBAMAN joins Team Secret

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Team Secret is revamping its Dota 2 roster for the upcoming DPC season. Just when we thought that the roster shuffles are over, Team Secret comes out of nowhere with a crazy announcement. MidOne out, Matu in The first significant change is the departure of Yeik “MidOne” Nai Zheng from the team. The triple Major […]


Dota 2: EHOME wins the Hainan Master Cup

Dota 2: EHOME wins the Hainan Master Cup

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Team EHOME dominated the Dota 2 Hainan Master Cup over the weekend. There are many tier two Dota 2 tournaments that are being held all the time. Some of them often lure top teams as well, which is precisely what happened with the Hainan Master Cup, a Chinese tournament that was held in Haikou over […]


Dota 2: ALOHADANCE Responds to Drama with HellRaisers

Dota 2: ALOHADANCE Responds to Drama with HellRaisers

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After coming under fire about the drama with HellRaisers, ALOHADANCE took to social media to defend himself. HellRaisers was one of the newly formed CIS teams during the post-TI9 shuffle. The organization used to have a Dota 2 team before, but it was set-off after a series of disastrous results. Nearly two years later, the […]


Dota 2: HellRaisers Puts Allohadance on Transfer List

Dota 2: HellRaisers Puts Allohadance on Transfer List

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After multiple cases of negative and inappropriate behavior, HellRaisers’ Alohadance has hit the transfer-list . HellRaisers is one of the new and promising CIS teams in Dota 2 right now. They’ve recently decided to return to the professional scene after being away for nearly two years. Around two months ago, the organization announced the formation […]


Dota 2: TNC Predator wins WESG SEA

Dota 2: TNC Predator wins WESG SEA

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TNC Predator fought through 496 Gaming to claim victory at the WESG 2019 SEA tournament. The World Electronic Sports Games 2019 Southeast Asia Finals was a tournament where some of the best teams from the region had to go face to face in order to determine which one is worth winning the trophy. There were […]


Dota 2: Valve adds a Fast Queue

Dota 2: Valve adds a Fast Queue

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Dota 2 players will breathe a sigh of relief with new updates being aimed at shortening queue times. Dota 2’s matchmaking has been under the radar for some time now. Valve released a couple of updates aiming to improve the quality of life in the matchmaking space and so far they seem pretty good. However, […]


What Happened to Events in Dota 2?

What Happened to Events in Dota 2?

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The lack of special events in Dota 2 have the community missing the good ol’ days. It is that time of the year again! Halloween just came to an end and sadly, we didn’t receive anything special in Dota 2. If you are an old-school Dota 2 player, you probably remember the days when we […]


The Auto Chess Invitational 2019 Results

The Auto Chess Invitational 2019 Results

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The Auto Chess Invitational featured South Korean player Jinsoo taking home $450,000. Ever since Dota Underlords and Teamfight Tactics came to existence, many people forgot that Auto Chess was the one that started it all. Once a custom map in Dota 2, now the game made by Drodo Studios is available on several platforms, including […]


Dota 2: Gambit and Aster Invited to ONE Esports World Pro Invitational

Dota 2: Gambit and Aster Invited to ONE Esports World Pro Invitational

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Gambit Esports and Team Aster are joining in on the action at the ONE Esports Dota 2 World Pro Invitational. Since TI9 came to an end, there have been a number of intense Dota 2 tournaments. Despite the fact that they were not included in the DPC, they were still incredibly interesting to watch because […]


Dota 2: jfshfh178 Will Attend the Dota Summit 11

Dota 2: jfshfh178 Will Attend the Dota Summit 11

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Team Jfshfh178 is taking Virtus.Pro’s spot at the Dota Summit 11. The first Minor of this DPC is set to begin in just a few short days. Unfortunately, one of the star teams there, Virtus.Pro, won’t be able to attend the tournament. They’ve reported that this is due to the fact that they want to […]


Dota 2: Virtus.Pro signs Save-

Dota 2: Virtus.Pro signs Save-

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Virtus.Pro has recently acquired Vitaliy “Save-” Melnik for their Dota 2 roster. Virtus.Pro is definitely the most legendary CIS Dota 2 team. Many people might argue that this title goes to Natus Vincere, but truth be told, the Ukrainians were nowhere to be found in the last couple of years. However, not everything was unicorns […]


Dota 2: Chaos Esports releases MiSERY

Dota 2: Chaos Esports releases MiSERY

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Chaos Esports Club has released Rasmus “MiSERY” Urpalainen in preparation for the upcoming DPC Season. Chaos Esports is a very interesting organization when it comes down to Dota 2. Until a couple of months ago, they had a team based in South America that did fairly well but never actually excelled when it comes to […]


Dota 2: Reach Beta – What You Need To Know

Dota 2: Reach Beta – What You Need To Know

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A couple of days ago, we announced that DotaBuff and ESL will be joining forces in order to create a new league that will mainly focus on helping the tier two players make a living of Dota 2 and potentially, getting noticed by some of the tier one organizations. That said, let’s take a more […]


Dota 2: ESL One Hamburg 2019 Meta Analysis

Dota 2: ESL One Hamburg 2019 Meta Analysis

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After days of epic action, ESL One Hamburg 2019 has finally come to an end. Fans saw a lot of surprises, clutch moments and interesting tactics from all teams involved. Some of them exceeded our expectations, whereas others not so much. In the end, TNC Predator was the one that lifted the trophy. What’s more, […]


Dota 2: Kuro’s New Organization will be Revealed Soon

Dota 2: Kuro’s New Organization will be Revealed Soon

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ESL One Hamburg 2019 was a joy to watch for every Dota 2 fan out there. Even though it’s not a DPC tournament, we still got to see some of the best teams right now fighting to the death for that $300K USD prize pool. In the end, TNC, the SEA hegemony right now, was […]


Dota 2: ESL One Hamburg 2019 – Day 6 Recap

Dota 2: ESL One Hamburg 2019 – Day 6 Recap

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It was an intense final day of competition in Hamburg, with both series going to their full length of games. Gambit Esports vs Alliance Game One Our first game of the series saw a fairly even laning phase. The kills were two a piece at nine minutes in. Then, as our game pushed past the […]


Dota 2: ESL One Hamburg – Day 5 Recap

Dota 2: ESL One Hamburg – Day 5 Recap

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After we saw some crazy games in the last couple of days, ESL One Hamburg 2019 is slowly coming to an end. Today, we saw two more teams packing their stuff and going home. Let’s take a look at which teams will be fighting for that $300K USD prize pool tomorrow. Alliance vs Virtus.Pro Wow.. […]


Dota 2: ESL One Hamburg 2019 – Day 4 Recap

Dota 2: ESL One Hamburg 2019 – Day 4 Recap

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The action is heating up at ESL One Hamburg. Our Lower Bracket series saw our teams fight some long and punishing battles. Let’s see how the day played out. Wind and Rain vs Beastcoast Our opening series in the lower bracket saw Beastcoast face off against Wind and Rain in a grueling Bo3. Game One […]


Dota 2: Reach- A New Solo Online League by DotaBuff & ESL

Dota 2: Reach- A New Solo Online League by DotaBuff & ESL

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DotaBuff & ESL have just announced their partnership and formed a new online league called Reach. It seems like it mainly focuses on Tier Two and Three players and will provide them with a platform to show off their skills, and hopefully, get noticed by a big team. We are excited to announce a new […]


Dota 2: ESL One Hamburg 2019 – Day 3 Recap

Dota 2: ESL One Hamburg 2019 – Day 3 Recap

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Today was the final day of the ESL One Hamburg 2019 Group Stage. We saw tons of interesting matches, surprises and many unexpected results during the last two days. If you missed out on any of the action, be sure to check our recaps. Having said that, let’s take a look at what happened on […]


Dota 2: Team Spirit acquires Positive Guys

Dota 2: Team Spirit acquires Positive Guys

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The CIS Dota 2 scene is in a very interesting state right now. After years of dominance, Virtus.Pro finally seems to “bleed” after their most recent roster changes. Even though many people won’t agree with this, their results at ESL One Hamburg 2019 speak for themselves. The same applies to Natus Vincere, who can’t seem […]


Dota 2: ESL One Hamburg 2019 – Day 2 Recap

Dota 2: ESL One Hamburg 2019 – Day 2 Recap

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Day two at ESL One Hamburg delivered plenty of top tier action for us. We saw bloodbaths and comebacks aplenty across both our groups as our twelve teams duked it out for a chance to take home a chunk of that $300K USD prize pool. The second stage of Bo2’s gave us so much quality […]


Dota 2: New Chest Treasure of the Twilight Procession Released

Dota 2: New Chest Treasure of the Twilight Procession Released

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You might have missed it amidst all the excitement of ESL One Hamburg, because no one was expecting it. But Valve has dropped the latest Dota 2 chest. The Treasure of the Twilight Procession dropped earlier today, and it features a bunch of spooky new cosmetics. Including new sets for Tidehunter, Faceless Void, Shadow Demon, […]


Dota 2: SoNNeikO leaves Na’Vi

Dota 2: SoNNeikO leaves Na’Vi

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Natus Vincere has always been considered as one of the most loved teams in the world. However, their performance in the last couple of years has been mediocre. This led to various roster changes, including the departure of Danil “Dendi” Ishutin, one of the most legendary Dota 2 players in the world. Despite these changes, […]


The “Underlords” in Dota Underlords Are Finally Revealed

The “Underlords” in Dota Underlords Are Finally Revealed

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Dota Underlords is based on Auto Chess, the record-breaking custom game for Dota 2. That said, there are many new cool things about it that set it apart from the other autobattlers out there. One of them is the “underlords” part of Dota Underlords. Until now, fans actually had no idea what are those “underlords” […]



Dota 2: ESL One Hamburg 2019 – Day 1 Recap

Dota 2: ESL One Hamburg 2019 – Day 1 Recap

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Just a few days after DreamLeague Season 12 came to an end, it’s now time to focus on the next tournament before the first DPC Minor begins – ESL One Hamburg. Twelve of the best teams in the world are going head to head for that $300K USD prize pool. Let’s take a look at […]


Dota Underlords to Introduce Two New Game Modes

Dota Underlords to Introduce Two New Game Modes

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Dota Underlords is soon going to receive its biggest update yet. There will be tons of changes such as new heroes, new Alliances and even a new mechanic called Jail, which will prevent certain heroes from being used for the day. In addition to that, the devs released yet another tease with the upcoming updates. […]


Dota 2: ESL One Hamburg 2019 Finalizes Groups

Dota 2: ESL One Hamburg 2019 Finalizes Groups

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This past week, DreamLeague Season 12 went off without a hitch. Even though many people thought it would fail to turn heads, it ended up as an absolutely amazing one watch, especially as Alliance won 3-2 against Demon Slayers in the Grand Final after an amazing comeback. After the dust settled, ESL finally announced their […]


Dota 2: DreamLeague Season 12 Final Recap

Dota 2: DreamLeague Season 12 Final Recap

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After two days of intense action, fans finally know who took home the trophy at DreamLeague Season 12. Despite the fact that this tournament was not included in the DPC, it still featured a great prize pool of $250K USD, as well as some of the best Dota 2 play we’ve seen since the TI. […]


Dota 2: DreamHack Announces the Leipzig Major

Dota 2: DreamHack Announces the Leipzig Major

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DreamLeague Season 12 is ending today and we are yet to see who will be the winner. Despite the fact that it’s not included in the DPC, this tournament still has a pretty awesome prize pool of $250K USD. Even though the DL S12 is not officially over, the organizers of the event rushed to […]


Dota 2: What Happened on Day 2 of DreamLeague S12

Dota 2: What Happened on Day 2 of DreamLeague S12

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After a packed Day One at DreamLeague Season 12, it’s time to check in on what happened during the first day of the playoffs. Unfortuantely, three teams found themselves packing their bags and heading home after failing to make it one step closer to the grand prize. DreamLeague Season 12 Lower Bracket Team Liquid Thank […]


Dota 2: DreamLeague Season 12 Group Stage Overview

Dota 2: DreamLeague Season 12 Group Stage Overview

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The first big tournament after The International 2019 came to an end is finally live. Today was the first day of DreamLeague Season 12, and we got to see all series in both groups. Six of the best teams in the world were divided into two groups. Both of them were fairly equal but also […]


Dota 2: VP Withdraws From The Summit 11

Dota 2: VP Withdraws From The Summit 11

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Virtus.Pro is one of the teams that went through drastic changes in the last couple of weeks. Their “immortal” roster was shattered after the poor performance at TI 9. Despite the fact that they found good substitutes for Roman “RAMZES666” Kushnarev and Pavel “9pasha” Khvastunov, the team was still unable to qualify for the MDL […]


Dota 2: iG withdraw from ESL One Hamburg 2019; Sumail is back

Dota 2: iG withdraw from ESL One Hamburg 2019; Sumail is back

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It seems like the visa issues are back for Dota 2 players in full force yet again. Just two days ago, Geek Fam announced that they won’t attend the tournament due to the same problem. Today, it turns out that the Chinese powerhouse iG will do the same. Invictus Gaming VISA issues mean that @invgaming […]


Dota 2: Everything You Need to Know About DreamLeague Season 12

Dota 2: Everything You Need to Know About DreamLeague Season 12

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The first big tournament after TI 9 starts in just one day from now. Despite the fact that it’s not included in this years’ DPC, it will still gather some of the best teams in the world. Apart from fame and glory, the teams will play for that sweet $250k USD prize pool. The Tournament […]


The China Dota 2 Development League Starts Today

The China Dota 2 Development League Starts Today

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Slowly but steadily, teams around the world are preparing for upcoming events. Apart from the Major and Minor, there are many other tournaments that will be interesting, even though they are not included in this years’ DPC. Getting ready for the kickoff today of Season 2 of China #Dota2 Developmental [email protected] vs. Typhoon!🔴 https://t.co/jmYOkYNgbZ #ImbaTV […]


Dota 2: Winstrike Is Now Without a Roster

Dota 2: Winstrike Is Now Without a Roster

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Winstrike is a very interesting team in professional Dota. Even though they had a pretty good roster, the team was unable to qualify for pretty much any notable tournament. This led to a series of roster changes that turned out to be unsuccessful. Because of this, the CIS team completely crumbled in the qualifiers for […]


Dota 2: Alliance Replaces Geek Fam at ESL One Hamburg

Dota 2: Alliance Replaces Geek Fam at ESL One Hamburg

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Due to visa problems, Geek Fam, one of the most prominent SEA teams, will be unable to participate in ESL One Hamburg 2019. This means that the organizers had to find a replacement just weeks before the event started. Luckily, they managed to do it in just a few hours after the announcement. We honestly […]


Dota 2: Old But Gold Loses Velheor and Vanskor

Dota 2: Old But Gold Loses Velheor and Vanskor

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Old But Gold was one of the most promising CIS squads just a couple of months ago. In fact, they had a very capable roster that could rival even the strongest teams in the region. However, after a series of unsuccessful results, the team is now down to just three members after Fedor “velheor” Rusikhin […]


Dota 2: Geek Fam Withdraws from ESL One Hamburg

Dota 2: Geek Fam Withdraws from ESL One Hamburg

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Despite the fact that ESL One Hamburg 2019 is not included in the DPC, it is still going to be one of the most interesting tournaments after TI 9 came to an end. However, it seems like it won’t remain without a controversy. Due to visa issues, one of the teams won’t be able to […]


Dota 2: SabeRLight- To Play for Quincy Crew

Dota 2: SabeRLight- To Play for Quincy Crew

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With just a couple of days left until the first DPC event begins, Quincy Crew’s strongest player decided to leave the team. Sumail “SumaiL” Hassan’s departure happened due to “fit issues”. Saying that this was expected is not an overstatement because the team had too many core players in once place. Slowly but steadily, the […]


Dota 2: Blitz to coach Team Liquid

Dota 2: Blitz to coach Team Liquid

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At the beginning of this DPC season, Team Liquid decided to form an entirely new roster. In fact, they decided to acquire the ex-Alliance Dota 2 team, which was “set-off” in favor of Adrian “Fata” Trinks’s newly formed stack. I'd like to continue to cast here and there, this isn't a full retirement, but I […]


Dota 2: Mushi Steps Away from Keen Gaming

Dota 2: Mushi Steps Away from Keen Gaming

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Keen Gaming used to be one of the best teams in China at one point last season. However, they have completely crumbled in the last couple of tournaments. The same happened at TI 9, which led to a massive roarer change. One of the new players that were introduced to the team was Chai “Mushi” […]


Dota 2: Kaci Aitchison joins Valve Full-time

Dota 2: Kaci Aitchison joins Valve Full-time

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Dota 2 is one of the largest esports in the world. Apart from the amazing teams that are taking part in the tournaments, the talent crew also plays a vital part in making the scene so enjoyable. Without them, the various tournaments would not be the same. They are the ones who truly bring it […]