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Dota 2: TI 9 – The End of the Group Stage, Main Event & More

Dota 2: TI 9 – The End of the Group Stage, Main Event & More

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When the dust settled from perhaps one of the most interesting Group Stages that we’ve seen at any TI so far, it’s time to take a look at which teams lived up to the expectations and which were simply blown away from the competition. Group A With the group stage behind us, it’s time to […]


Dota 2: TI9 Day 4 – Recap

Dota 2: TI9 Day 4 – Recap

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The group stages of The International 9 are in the bag. We saw our second team eliminated from the tournament, and the seeding for our upper and lower brackets is now set. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights from our final day. Group A Highlights The last of our Group A matches […]


Dota 2: TI9 Day Three Recap

Dota 2: TI9 Day Three Recap

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After an amazing day three full of epic action, new records (Syed Sumail “SumaiL” Hassan now has over 1000 kills at The International) and eliminations, it’s time to see some of the most interesting series of the day. Team Secret vs TNC – The Europeans Can Bleed #SecretDota successfully takes down @TNCPredator in game one […]


Dota 2: TI9 – Day 2 Recap

Dota 2: TI9 – Day 2 Recap

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Day two of The International 9 is a wrap and what a crazy day of Dota it was. If your predictions ended up in the garbage, don’t feel bad. This TI has been full of so many surprises so far, it’s impossible to know what is coming next. Let’s take a look at some of […]


Dota 2:TI 9 Day One Recap

Dota 2:TI 9 Day One Recap

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The first day of The International 9 is all wrapped up, and ESTNN’s Veselin Ignatov is here with a recap of the day. After a long wait, TI 9 finally kicked off in Shanghai! The biggest event in esports began today and it was full of exciting matches. Not only did fans get to see […]


Dota 2: TI 9’s Fantasy Challenge Picks and Tips

Dota 2: TI 9’s Fantasy Challenge Picks and Tips

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ESTNN’s Veselin Ignatov walks players through the TI 9 Fantasy Challenge. The Fantasy Challenge is one of the most interesting things to do every time TI rolls around. Apart from winning extra battle points, players can also see how they stack up against their friends! Having said that, in order to be competitive, players must […]


Dota 2: The Arcana Vote Ends Soon

Dota 2: The Arcana Vote Ends Soon

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Dota 2’s Arcana vote nears its end, and there are only two heroes left to vote for. After some epic duels, there are only two heroes remaining in Dota 2’s Arcana vote – Ogre Magi and Windranger. These are definitely two heroes that not that many people expected to be int he final two but […]


Dota 2: TI 9 Groups, Tiny’s Prestige Item and Custom Creeps Revealed

Dota 2: TI 9 Groups, Tiny’s Prestige Item and Custom Creeps Revealed

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With just a day until the biggest event in Dota 2’s history, we finally know the two groups in the tournament. As you can see, both groups seem to be reasonably balanced. However, Group A will definitely be a lot more interesting to watch. After all, Team Liquid and Team Secret are in it. Group […]


WePlay! to Host Reshuffle Madness 2019

WePlay! to Host Reshuffle Madness 2019

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Just days after WePlay! announced that they will be hosting an amazing event with a $300K USD prize pool, we are in for another threat. In addition to that, there will be a new tournament starting in around a month from now. It’s called WePlay Reshuffle Madness, and it will have an impressive $50K prize […]


ESL Gets Kunkka for Midas Mode 2.0

ESL Gets Kunkka for Midas Mode 2.0

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For those of you who have no idea about Midas Mode, it is basically a new type of game mode which got developed by MoonDuck. Having said that, this year’s event is definitely going to be even crazier. After all, there are already a couple of very powerful heroes present. From the front of the […]


Dota 2: Afoninje & BOO!K Leave Gambit

Dota 2: Afoninje & BOO!K Leave Gambit

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Gambit Esports was one of the biggest surprises in this DPC season. They had an amazing season and even managed to win a couple of big events. However, sadly for them, they started to lose at the very worst moment. What happened In fact, Gambit and Alliance both were contenders for the last spot of […]


Dota 2: TI 9 Battle Pass Heroes Prediction

Dota 2: TI 9 Battle Pass Heroes Prediction

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Today, ESTNN has the best picks for the hero specific section of the Battle Pass predictions. There are less than 3 days until TI 9 begins! This means that you still have some time left to decide which predictions to put in your compendium. Yesterday, we took a look at the most likely tournament predictions […]


Dota 2: Mushi to Coach Mineski at The International 9

Dota 2: Mushi to Coach Mineski at The International 9

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Mineski was the last team that managed to secure a spot for TI 9 in SEA. Even though they were one of the best teams in the region, something happened along the way that led to their downfall. Luckily, they added the Bulgarian prodigy Nikobaby just in time for the qualifiers. After an amazing five-series […]


Dota 2: TI 9 Battle Pass Tournament Predictions

Dota 2: TI 9 Battle Pass Tournament Predictions

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ESTNN’s Veselin Ignatov has our predictions for the Dota 2 Battle Pass predictions minigame. With less than four days until TI 9, fans should be buckling down for a great pinnacle event. Interestingly, anyone with a Battle Pass can make some pretty fun predictions for the tournament. It’s definitely not a new feature, but its […]


Dota 2: Dendi Leaves Na’Vi, Becomes a Free Agent

Dota 2: Dendi Leaves Na’Vi, Becomes a Free Agent

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Natus Vincere, also known as Na’Vi, announced today that Danil ‘Dendi’ Ishutin is leaving the team. Dendi did not play under Na’Vi’s banner in the last DPC season. The legendary mid-laner decided to try his luck elsewhere and he ended up joining a SEA team called Tigers. Even though they had good players, the results […]


Dota 2: WePlay! Announces Tug of War: Mad Moon LAN Event

Dota 2: WePlay! Announces Tug of War: Mad Moon LAN Event

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WePlay! just ran a successful Dota Underlords tournament, but they’re back to Dota 2 with their Tug of War: Mad Moon LAN event. TI is just around the corner, but there is already news about new tournaments coming up in 2020. Check your calendars, because WePlay! has announced their Mad Moon LAN event to be […]


Esports as an Equalizer: A Chat with Permastunned Gaming

Esports as an Equalizer: A Chat with Permastunned Gaming

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Together, Martins ‘Shattovv’ Jeremy, Florian ‘Caddelane’ Schorner, Jacob ‘Yakobis’ Stanley, Marc ‘ZaW’ Werner, and Marek ‘Marard’ Ardamica make up Permastunned Gaming. A professional Dota 2 team with a pretty unique outlook on the game, and life in general. And if you’re wondering about their name, yes, it’s a pun. Each member of Permastunned’s roster has […]


Dota 2: Virtus.Pro Unveils Special TI-Only Branding

Dota 2: Virtus.Pro Unveils Special TI-Only Branding

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Virtus.Pro has introduced TI-specific branding for Valve’s upcoming The International 9. There is exactly one week left until the biggest event in Dota 2 begins – TI 9. With that in mind, it looks like a Dota 2 powerhouse is having a little fun with their logo in the lead up to the tournament. For […]


Dota 2: The TI 9 Talent Lineup has been Published

Dota 2: The TI 9 Talent Lineup has been Published

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Today, Valve released a new blog post in which they are hyping fans for the upcoming TI 9. Alongside that, one can now go to the in-game Compendium to check the complete list of Casters and Talents for this year’s event. Of course, all the big names from the English panels will be there. In […]


Dota 2: OG Releases Documentary, TI 9 Hits $32M USD

Dota 2: OG Releases Documentary, TI 9 Hits $32M USD

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ESTNN’s Veselin Ignatov is here with today’s Dota 2 news roundup. Even though it’s been almost an entire year since OG won TI 8, RedBull has finally released their eighty-minute documentary featuring the team. Everyone’s excited, to say the least – OG is one of the most loved teams in the world. Fans can watch […]


Dota 2: The Semifinals of the Arcana Vote Are Here

Dota 2: The Semifinals of the Arcana Vote Are Here

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This year’s Dota 2 Arcana Vote is going just the way most predicted it. Ever since Valve introduced the Battle Pass to Dota 2, the players have been able to vote each year for the next hero who will receive an Arcana. As usual, fans are giving some heroes a lot more love than others […]


Dota 2: TI 9 Immortal Treasure III Is Live

Dota 2: TI 9 Immortal Treasure III Is Live

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Finally, the long wait for Dota 2’s third Immortal Treasure is over. With less than ten days until The International 2019, Valve decided that it’s time for players to receive the third big prize from this years’ Battle Pass. Of course, everyone will get at least one Immortal Treasure III. However, if players want more […]


Dota 2: TI9 Regions Preview – CIS & NA

Dota 2: TI9 Regions Preview – CIS & NA

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NA and CIS are definitely the weaker regions at TI 9, but what are their strengths? TI9 starts in just a few days, and all teams are set to show their best. Having said that, regions in the DPC have as unbalanced as they are this season. Europe is clearly dominating with six EU teams […]


Dota 2: Yol accuses Clutch Gamers of Witholding Salary

Dota 2: Yol accuses Clutch Gamers of Witholding Salary

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Professional Dota 2 player Vladimir “yol” Basov has accused the Clutch Gamers organization of refusing to pay his salary. Clutch Gamers is a professional Dota 2 based in Malaysia. At first, the team had a roster consisted entirely of players from the Philippines. During its early days, the team found a fair amount of success […]



Dota Underlords: WePlay Tournament Day 3 – Results

Dota Underlords: WePlay Tournament Day 3 – Results

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Day Three of the WePlay! Dota Underlords open tournament was a doozy. Yesterday was the third day from one of the first big events in Dota Underlords – the WePlay! Dota Underlords open tournament. Having said that, we finally got the chance to watch the eight best players battling head to head.   WePlay! Dota […]


Dota 2: The (Most Likely) Top Picks for TI 9

Dota 2: The (Most Likely) Top Picks for TI 9

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ESTNN’s Veselin Ignatov takes viewers through what we think will be the pro’s top picks at TI 9. The International 2019 is getting closer with each day that passes by. Apart from being the most important tournament of the year, TI is also life-changing due to its incredibly high prize pool. In fact, this years’ […]


Dota 2: Team Spirit Releases Their Dota 2 Roster

Dota 2: Team Spirit Releases Their Dota 2 Roster

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The CIS Dota 2 scene has always been one of the most interesting to watch. One of the main reasons for this is the fact that each team is so unique. Having said that, the roster of Team Spirit used to be one of the most promising ones because it featured some of the biggest […]


Dota 2: Dreamhack to Host a Series of Weekly Dota 2 Tournaments

Dota 2: Dreamhack to Host a Series of Weekly Dota 2 Tournaments

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 Dreamhack is organizing a new series of Dota 2 events called DreamHack Weekly. DreamHack announced today that they will run a series of weekly Dota 2 tournaments via the organizer’s official website: “During August and September, we’ll be running weekly online Dota 2 tournaments… which will lead to a monthly qualification final. After both months, […]


Dota 2: OG and PSG Sign Sponsorship Deals with SteelSeries, Betway

Dota 2: OG and PSG Sign Sponsorship Deals with SteelSeries, Betway

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OG has signed a sponsorship deal with SteelSeries, and LSG has inked a partnership with Betway. With TI 9 just around the corner, the hype is getting bigger and bigger with each day. Having said that, a lot of the top organizations in Dota 2 are getting new sponsors lately. PSG Esports and Betway PSG […]


Dota Underlords: Devs Tease Upgrades to Hero Visuals

Dota Underlords: Devs Tease Upgrades to Hero Visuals

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The Dota Underlords developers teased a visual upgrade to heroes today on their official Twitter account. Just a couple of days ago, the official Dota Underlords twitter account released some of the upcoming changes to ranked gameplay. How about another peek at the next update? Coming soon, a large number of heroes will have their […]


Dota Underlords: WePlay!’s Underlords Open Tournament Kicks off this Week on Twitch

Dota Underlords: WePlay!’s Underlords Open Tournament Kicks off this Week on Twitch

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WePlay!’s first-ever Dota Underlords Open Tournament kicks off this week, and here’s everything you need to know. From August 1-4, WePlay! will stream their first Dota Underlords open tournament, featuring the top sixteen players from the open qualifiers which took place earlier last week. Over 5,000 players participated in the open qualifiers for their chance […]


Dota 2: Dealing with Tilt and How Mastering it Can Win You More Games

Dota 2: Dealing with Tilt and How Mastering it Can Win You More Games

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ESTNN’s Veselin Ignatov walks players through dealing with frustration when playing Dota 2. Dota 2 is truly a wonderful game that gathers millions of players worldwide. However, the game always had one major issue – its community. Specifically, the sheer toxicity of this community is, sadly, one of Dota’s trademarks. In fact, in a recent […]


Dota 2: ONE Esports to Host a $500K USD Dota 2 Tournament

Dota 2: ONE Esports to Host a $500K USD Dota 2 Tournament

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ONE Esports announced a $500K USD Dota 2 tournament yesterday. The hype for the biggest event in esports, which also has the biggest prize pool of any game as of today ($31M USD) is getting bigger and bigger with each day. Having said that, there is constant news about some of the upcoming events in […]


Dota 2: The Summit 10 Recap

Dota 2: The Summit 10 Recap

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The last event before the biggest tournament in Dota 2 is finally over. There were a lot of exciting and fun games to watch but probably the most entertaining part of the event was the commentary. Let’s take a closer look at what happened during the groups and afterward. Group Stage The main stars of […]


Dota 2: Top Players That Won’t Be At TI9 Part 2

Dota 2: Top Players That Won’t Be At TI9 Part 2

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In Part 1, we looked at two of the biggest Dota superstars who won’t attend this years’ TI. If you missed it, feel free to read it here. Having said that, let’s take a look at other top players who won’t be making the trip to Shanghai. Danil “Dendi” Ishutin When fans think about professional […]


Dota 2: Newbee’s New Team Will Only Compete at TI 9

Dota 2: Newbee’s New Team Will Only Compete at TI 9

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Yesterday,  Newbee announced that they will add Yawar, CCnC, pieliedie, Snekying and MSS under their banner in order to take part in the upcoming epic tournament – The International 2019. This was definitely unexpected, which is why fans immediately started to ask a lot of questions. Having said that, in order to answer the most […]



Dota 2: The Summit 10 Starts Tomorrow

Dota 2: The Summit 10 Starts Tomorrow

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The tenth iteration of the fan-favorite Dota 2 Summit event starts tomorrow. Even though this years’ DPC is over, there is still one more tournament to watch before The International 2019. The Summit 10 is one of the most player and viewer-friendly Dota 2 events out there.   did we say see you next season? […]


Dota Underlords: Two Strong Setups to Increase Your Winning Percentage

Dota Underlords: Two Strong Setups to Increase Your Winning Percentage

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Dota Underlords is slowly becoming one of the most popular games on Steam. In fact, the entirely new genre, called “Auto-battlers,” is taking over the gaming scene with the speed of light. This means only one thing – very soon we will have a new legitimate category of esports. Even though there are a lot […]


Dota2: Boom ID to add SEA’s #1 MMR Player

Dota2: Boom ID to add SEA’s #1 MMR Player

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SEA Dota 2 team Boom ID will add Muhammad ’InYourDream’ Rizky to their roster. Boom ID is a very interesting team that exploded onto the SEA scene a couple of months ago. Shortly after, they failed to qualify for TI 9, which meant the team was first in line to make some roster changes in […]


Dota 2: n0tail Is Working on a Dota 2 Tutorial

Dota 2: n0tail Is Working on a Dota 2 Tutorial

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OG’s Johan “N0tail” Sundstein is currently developing a Dota 2 tutorial for players. When you think of a diverse professional player, one of the first names that comes to mind is Johan “N0tail” Sundstein. The Danish superstar is one of OG’s most important players. He’s also one of the reasons for OG’s success at TI […]


Dota 2: Newbee Are Your WCG Champs

Dota 2: Newbee Are Your WCG Champs

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Every top team encounters problems now and again. However, Newbee took it to an entirely new level during this DPC season. In fact, not only did they qualify for just a few events, but even when they did, the results were just not there. As the season progressed, Scc and Co. decided to focus on […]


Dota 2: Top Tier Players Who Won’t be at TI 9

Dota 2: Top Tier Players Who Won’t be at TI 9

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ESTNN takes fans through two of the best players that won’t be at TI 9. As we all know, The International is the most important tournament for every top player. With each day that passes by, the TI 9 hype is getting bigger and bigger. Having said that, there are a few of the top […]


Dota 2: TI 9’s Prize Pool Hits $30M USD

Dota 2: TI 9’s Prize Pool Hits $30M USD

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Dota 2’s largest tournament of the year, The International, has hit a total of $30M USD for its prize pool. The International has always been a very special tournament when it comes to Dota 2. Not only is it the most important and prestigious event of the year but it is also the one which […]


Dota 2: TI9 Region Preview | China

Dota 2: TI9 Region Preview | China

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The International is the biggest event in Dota 2 and it has the potential to change the life of the players. That’s why every single team attend the tournament always gives it all out. Having said that, it’s time to have a closer look at some of the strongest regions, which could “elect” the next […]


Dota 2’s Wacky Midas Mode 2.0 Comes to Denver

Dota 2’s Wacky Midas Mode 2.0 Comes to Denver

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Dota 2’s outside-the-box tournament, Midas Mode, will return this year. This year’s Dota 2 tournament schedule was very different compared to last year’s. Apart from the changes made to the DPC season, there were various non-DPC even which were very interesting to watch and also included some amazing prize pools. Having said that, the first […]


Dota 2: English Casters Revealed for WePlay!’s Dota Underlords Open

Dota 2: English Casters Revealed for WePlay!’s Dota Underlords Open

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WePlay! unveiled the English-speaking casters for their upcoming open tournament for Dota Underlords. Tournament organizer WePlay! has announced their English casters for the upcoming open to the public Dota Underlords tournament. Robert “RobAJG” Gonzales will host the English stream.   For the casters, WePlay! has compiled four English-speaking commentators for their tournament: Shannon “SUNSfan” Scotten Sean […]


Dota 2: The World Cyber Games Is Back

Dota 2: The World Cyber Games Is Back

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The World Cyber Games (WGC) will return to Dota 2 at the end of July. Once upon a time, WCG was the most important tournament in Dota 2. It was essentially the World Cup of Dota 2 esports. However, as the game industry started to rapidly develop, WCG became less and less levant, to the […]


Dota 2: TI 9 – Players & Countries

Dota 2: TI 9 – Players & Countries

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ESTNN’s Veselin Ignatov takes fans through the players from each country attending TI 9. Yesterday, we covered all of the teams attending TI 9, so now it is time to take a look at the players. The easiest way to do this is by separating them by country, starting with the region that has the […]


Dota 2:  Overview Of All Teams At TI 9

Dota 2: Overview Of All Teams At TI 9

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ESTNN’s Veselin Ignatov takes fans through all the teams attending TI 9. All of the Closed Qualifiers for the upcoming TI 9 are finally finished. Now that that is done and over with, we finally know the names of all the teams that will attend this year’s International. What’s more, the current TI prize pool […]


Dota 2: How to Register for the $15K WePlay! Dota Underlords Open Tournament

Dota 2: How to Register for the $15K WePlay! Dota Underlords Open Tournament

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WePlay! has announced that open registration for their first Dota Underlords tournament has begun. Open Registration for WePlay!’s first Dota Underlords tournament is officially underway as of this morning. According to an official press release from the organization, open registration for the $15,000 USD tournament is now live and will run from today, July, 15th to […]


Dota 2: TI 9 Europe Closed Qualifier Results

Dota 2: TI 9 Europe Closed Qualifier Results

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Similar to China, today fans also found who the last European team would be to join the big names in TI 9.  EU Closed Qualifiers Group Stage TI 9 The groups were very interesting to watch because they were full of surprises.  Teams that many considered to be favorites couldn’t even make it to the […]


Dota 2: TI 9 China Closed Qualifier Results

Dota 2: TI 9 China Closed Qualifier Results

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ESTNN’s Veselin Ignatov walks fans through the results of the TI 9 Chinese Closed Qualifiers. After several days of amazing Dota, fans finally know the name of the last Chinese team that will attend the biggest tournament in Dota 2 – The International 2019, this time in Shanghai, China. The Group Stage in the Chinese […]


Dota 2: The International 2019 Collector’s  Cache Vol II

Dota 2: The International 2019 Collector’s Cache Vol II

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Similar to the previous year, the TI 9 Collector’s Cache is back yet again. This time, it features multiple items from this year’s Call to Arms, in addition to other workshop items. As always, it is available to buy for $2.49. What’s more, if you open thirteen of them, you`ll also gain thirty-two Battle Levels. […]


Dota 2: TI 9 China Closed Qualifier – Group Stage

Dota 2: TI 9 China Closed Qualifier – Group Stage

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ESTNN’s Veselin Ignatov walks fans through the Group Stage of China’s Closed Qualifiers for TI 9. After two days of intensive action, the group stage in the Chinese Closed qualifiers for TI 9 is over. This was definitely one of the hardest group stages out of all regions because every single team which took part […]


Dota Underlords Battle Pass Leak

Dota Underlords Battle Pass Leak

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The topic of Dota Underlord’s Battle Pass has been on ever since the first rumors started. Having said that, the first real information about it came from Valve a couple of days ago. According to them, “The week after you`ll see the release of progression and what we call the Proto-Battle Pass. This beta Battle […]


Dota 2: Virtus.Pro Will try to Defend their ESL One Hamburg Title

Dota 2: Virtus.Pro Will try to Defend their ESL One Hamburg Title

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Despite the fact that everyone is preparing for TI 9, ESL One has just announced the first team on their list for ESL One Hamburg, which will take place at the Barclaycard Arena in October this year. Of course, it is Virtus.pro, which was expected, considering the fact that they are the current champions there. […]


Dota 2: CIS Closed Qualifiers Results

Dota 2: CIS Closed Qualifiers Results

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Apart from SEA, the other region which “elected” it’s representative is the CIS. During the Group Stage, Vega Squadron was the main attraction as they completely ripped through their enemies, finishing as winners without dropping a single game. Their luck was with them in the first game of the Playoffs against Na’Vi as well. However, […]


Dota 2: SEA Closed Qualifiers Results

Dota 2: SEA Closed Qualifiers Results

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ESTNN’s Veselin Ignatov walks fans through the results of the SEA TI 9 Closed Qualifiers. After several days of amazing drama, the SEA open and closed qualifiers are finally over. As expected, it all came down to Mineski and Team Jinesbrus to determine which team will head to Shanghai for TI 9. In the end, […]


Dota 2: The Summit 10 Announces First 2 Teams and Casters

Dota 2: The Summit 10 Announces First 2 Teams and Casters

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Beyond the Summit has announced the first two participating teams and on-air talent for Summit 10. After several months of uncertainty, Beyond the Summit has confirmed that Summit 10 is will take place at the end of July. For the past couple of years, The Summit has been an immense part of every Dota 2 […]


Dota Underlords: How-To Get & Use Gold

Dota Underlords: How-To Get & Use Gold

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As you are probably aware, the new auto battles genre is slowly taking over the world. It all began from a small Custom game in Dota 2, but now, both Valve and Riot Games have their standalone version of Auto Chess. Let’s not forget Drodo studios, the main creators of this new genre, who also […]


Dota 2: CIS Closed Qualifiers – Gambit are out

Dota 2: CIS Closed Qualifiers – Gambit are out

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The Group Stage round-robin has just finished and we now know the names of the four teams which will be going to the playoffs. Having said that, the biggest favorite did not make it. In fact, they just felt shortly after losing the last game in the group stage against Vega. The top four teams […]


ESforce Holding Partners with Rocketbank for TI9 Quals, offers free Battle Pass Upgrades

ESforce Holding Partners with Rocketbank for TI9 Quals, offers free Battle Pass Upgrades

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ESforce and Rockbank partner to bring free Battle Pass Upgrades when players apply for a Rocketbank card and spend 645 Rubles (approx. $10USD) and refer their friends. Russian tournament organizer ESforce has partnered with Rocketbank today according to an official press release from the organization. The partnership includes sponsorship of the upcoming Dota 2 TI […]


Dota 2: TI 9 EU Closed Qualifiers Overview

Dota 2: TI 9 EU Closed Qualifiers Overview

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ESTNN’s Veselin Ignatov walks fans through the teams participating in the TI9 EU Closed Qualifiers. After the end of the EPICENTER Major, all eyes were set on the biggest prize in Dota 2 – The International 2019. Having said that, the first two Open Qualifiers in all regions are now over, which means that it […]


Dota Underlords: Ranked Play Explained

Dota Underlords: Ranked Play Explained

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ESTNN’s Veselin Ignatov walks players through the newly introduced Dota: Underlords Ranking System. Dota: Underlords has added a ranking system to Valve’s brand new autobattler, and we’ve got everything you need to know to climb the ladder. Dota: Underlords’ Ranking System Explained In most games, players earn more MMR points when they finish a game […]


Dota 2: SEA TI9 Open Qualifier #2

Dota 2: SEA TI9 Open Qualifier #2

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The second qualifier for TI 9 in Southeast Asia has finished. We now know the names of all of the teams that will attend the closed qualifiers.   496 Gaming The first team which made it through the open qualifier massacre was 496 Gaming. They had a difficult time, especially in the semifinals against PG.Barracx.They […]


Dota 2: China TI 9 Open Qualifiers #2

Dota 2: China TI 9 Open Qualifiers #2

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The second open qualifiers for TI9 in Dota 2 are now over. Having said that, all the teams that managed to go through need to prepare themselves for the upcoming Closed Qualifiers that start in just a few days. Team Serenity The first team that managed to prevail was Team Serenity. They fell short in […]


Dota 2: Immortal Treasure II and The Wrath of Mo’Rokai are Live

Dota 2: Immortal Treasure II and The Wrath of Mo’Rokai are Live

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Valve has released Immortal Treasure 2 and the Wrath of Mo’Rokai. Today, Valve has decided to release the second Immortal Treasure, as well as the new event, Wrath of Mo’Rokai for every player that owns the Dota 2 Battle Pass. In addition to that, every Battle Pass owner has been granted 10 bonus levels since […]


WePlay! Announces Their First Dota: Underlords Tournament

WePlay! Announces Their First Dota: Underlords Tournament

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Tournament Organizer WePlay! revealed their first tournament for Dota: Underlords, Valve’s take on the autobattler genre. WePlay! announced their first online Dota: Underlords tournament. The tournament will feature two separate open qualifiers for participants in both the North American and European time zone slots. The qualifiers are set to begin on July 27th and July […]


FlyToMoon are going to the Closed Qualifiers

FlyToMoon are going to the Closed Qualifiers

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Today has been a packed day due to the start of the Open qualifiers for the biggest event in Dota 2 – The International. Having said that, the CIS region has always been one of the most interesting to watch. That’s mainly because of the many “davai-322” kind of plays that happen in nearly every […]


SEA TI 9 Open Qualifier #1 is Finished

SEA TI 9 Open Qualifier #1 is Finished

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The first Open Qualifier for the SEA region is finally over after an entire day of epic action. Following the results, three teams are now one step closer to their dream – TI 9. The second round of the open qualifiers in this region starts tomorrow. Team Jinebrus The first team that made it to […]


Dota 2: China Open Qualifiers – IG and CDEC Make it Through

Dota 2: China Open Qualifiers – IG and CDEC Make it Through

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The regional Open qualifiers for TI 9 have started and the fight for the biggest tournament of the year has begun. Having said that, two Chinese teams already secured their spots for the Closed qualifiers. Despite that, there is still one more Open Qualifier to go, so we don’t know all the names yet. Invictus […]


Dota Underlords to Get a Battle Pass Next Week

Dota Underlords to Get a Battle Pass Next Week

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Dota Underlords, as well as the other similar titles such as Teamfight Tactics and Auto Chess, are slowly but surely taking over the world. Having said that, according to Valve, Dota Underlords is getting a Batte Plass as early as next week. In addition to that, the developers are planning to launch the game’s progression […]


Dota 2: Standalone Auto Chess Coming to PC on the Epic Games Store

Dota 2: Standalone Auto Chess Coming to PC on the Epic Games Store

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A Standalone version of Auto Chess is coming to PC, and it’s going to be on the Epic Games Store. The new genre of auto battlers is taking over the world at the speed of light. Apart from the original creators, Drodo Studios, of the game, Valve and Riot Games also made their own versions […]


Dota 2: EPICENTER Major – Meta Analysis

Dota 2: EPICENTER Major – Meta Analysis

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ESTNN’s Veselin Ignatov walks players and fans through the Meta Analysis for last week’s EPICENTER Major. The EPICENTER Major was the last big tournament for this DPC season. Now we know all twelve teams with a direct invite. Additionally, the open qualifiers for the rest start in just a few days from now. In addition […]


Dota 2: Beyond the Summit’s BOT TI Is Back

Dota 2: Beyond the Summit’s BOT TI Is Back

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Beyond the Summit is back with BOT TI ahead of The International 9. As the dust settled from EPICENTER, all teams are currently focusing on the upcoming TI 9. In fact, the qualifiers for that amazing tournament start today. However, there is still one more event event happening next week – BOT TI 2019. It […]


Dota 2: TI 9 Direct Invite Teams Overview

Dota 2: TI 9 Direct Invite Teams Overview

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ESTNN’s Veselin Ignatov walks fans and viewers through all of the directly invited teams of the upcoming TI9. Before EPICENTER Moscow, the last DPC Major of the season, fans knew almost all of the teams that had snagged a direct invite to TI 9. Now, following the end of that epic tournament, we know all […]


Dota 2: TI9 Breaks Record, Is Now the Largest Esports Prize Pool Ever

Dota 2: TI9 Breaks Record, Is Now the Largest Esports Prize Pool Ever

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The International 9 now has the highest prize pool ever for a TI tournament. The International 9 has now officially broken the record for the highest prize pool of all time, having raised over $25M USD. Now that the EPICENTER Major has ended, all eyes are on TI9. We already know all of the direct […]


Dota 2: Dendi returns to Professional Dota in Pango

Dota 2: Dendi returns to Professional Dota in Pango

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Dendi announced his return today to professional Dota. EPICENTER was the last Major of this DPC season and it was a true joy to watch. As soon as it ended, Valve announced Patch 7.22d, which made things even better. And then, just when fans thought that it can’t get any better, the news of Dendi […]


Dota 2: EPICENTER Major – Final Day Recap

Dota 2: EPICENTER Major – Final Day Recap

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ESTNN’s Veselin Ignatov walks fans through the final day of the Moscow EPICENTER Major. After a week of amazing Dota 2, it is finally time to say goodbye to one of the most amazing Majors in this DPC season. There were a lot of surprises along the way but in the end, Vici Gaming was […]


Dota 2: EPICENTER Major – Day 7 Recap

Dota 2: EPICENTER Major – Day 7 Recap

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  It was our second last day of the EPICENTER Major today. The remaining teams in the lower bracket battled it out for a chance to play in tomorrow’s finals. We saw some unexpected surprises on the main stage. PSG.LGD vs TNC Predator Our first games of the day were PSG.LGD versus TNC Predator. LGD […]


Dota 2: EPICENTER Major Day 6 Recap

Dota 2: EPICENTER Major Day 6 Recap

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ESTNN’s Veselin Ignatov walks fans through the Day 6 of the Dota 2 EPICENTER Major. Slowly and steadily, the last Major for this DPC season is coming to an end. We will remember this event with some of the most surprising results at a big event recently. Having said that, today was the most important […]


Dota 2: Infamous Disbands

Dota 2: Infamous Disbands

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Infamous disbanded today as announced in a tweet from a member of the squad. EPICENTER is definitely not a tournament that Infamous will remember. They came into the event with some hope to earn the precious DPC points. However, this did not happen mainly because they were in one of the strongest groups. What’s more, […]


Dota 2: TI9 Open Qualifier Registration Is Now Open

Dota 2: TI9 Open Qualifier Registration Is Now Open

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Today, teams can register for the TI9 Open Qualifiers for Dota 2. TI9 Registration is now open Starting today, you can now register to take part in the Open Qualifiers for TI9, which will take place from July 3-6. There is only one more direct invite slot left for the biggest event in Dota 2- […]


Dota 2: Immortal Treasure II & The Mo’Rokaiu Event Coming Soon

Dota 2: Immortal Treasure II & The Mo’Rokaiu Event Coming Soon

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It appears as though Battle Pass owners are getting spoiled once again. After Valve announced the addition of their Battle Pass Level Bundle, players can now also claim the Dark Willow Announcer Pack. Having said that, this item is available only for the Battle Pass owners with 75 or more levels. Immortal Treasure II and […]


Dota 2: Battle Pass Level Boost and Treasure Bundle on Sale Now

Dota 2: Battle Pass Level Boost and Treasure Bundle on Sale Now

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With just a few days left from the last Major of this DPC season, all eyes are slowly starting to focus on the upcoming TI, the most notable Dota 2 tournament. The current prize pool for TI 9 is around $19,600,00, which is just insane. Having said that, it still needs more to surpass last […]


Dota 2: EPICENTER Major – Day 5 Recap

Dota 2: EPICENTER Major – Day 5 Recap

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It was a full day of lower bracket matches today at the EPICENTER Major, with four of our teams eliminated. Let’s see who ended up heading home at the end of day five. PSG.LGD vs Forward Gaming Game one showed that PSG.LGD can still outmanoeuvre when they’re outdrafted. It was a difficult game for Maybe’s […]


Dota 2: Mineski Adds Nikobaby

Dota 2: Mineski Adds Nikobaby

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Looks like Mineski has found their replacement for the recently released Ahjit. Mineski Reloaded Mineski announced the addition of Nikobaby this morning as a replacement for their long-time carry, Ahjit. This DPC season has been very hard for Mineski. In fact, their most notable performance is a second place at ESL One Mumbai, which was […]


Dota 2: EPICENTER Major – Day 4 Recap

Dota 2: EPICENTER Major – Day 4 Recap

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ESTNN walks you through Day 4 of the EPICENTER Major Moscow. Another day passed by at the last Dota 2 Major of this DPC season. Yesterday, Team Liquid showed everyone that their roster change to w33 was for the better as the European powerhouse blazed through LGD and Virtus.Pro in the Upper Bracket. Be sure […]


Dota 2: EPICENTER Major – Day 3 Recap

Dota 2: EPICENTER Major – Day 3 Recap

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The third day of the EPICENTER Major was a day of action-packed games. We saw some games in our upper bracket series take unexpected turns, and our lower bracket series gave us some brutal stomps. Here’s how things played out today on the main stage. Upper Bracket Team Secret vs Virtus.Pro (UB Round 1) Secret […]


Dota 2: EPICENTER Major – Day 2 Recap

Dota 2: EPICENTER Major – Day 2 Recap

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ESTNN’s Veselin Ignatov walks fans through the second day of the Dota 2 EPICENTER Major in Moscow. The EPICENTER Major Had A Crazy Day 2 EPICENTER, the last Major for this DPC season, kicked off yesterday. We saw some very interesting results which the vast majority of the viewers certainly did not expect. Having said […]


Dota 2: EPICENTER Major – Day 1 Recap

Dota 2: EPICENTER Major – Day 1 Recap

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EPICENTER, our final Major of this DPC season kicked off yesterday. Eight of our teams faced off in a series of Bo3’s to determine the seeding for Groups A & B. Let’s take a look at how the day played out. Opening Matches Group A: Team Secret vs. PaiN Gaming PaiN Gaming delivered a solid […]


Dota 2: Chaos E.C. Officially Welcome MATUMBAMAN

Dota 2: Chaos E.C. Officially Welcome MATUMBAMAN

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Chaos E.C. have made the announcement official. Lasse Aukusti ‘MATUMBAMAN’ Urpalainen will be joining the team’s active roster. Team Liquid’s decision to drop Matumbaman from their line-up came as shock to many Liquid fans. Earlier this week they announced Aliwi ‘w33’ Omar as Matumbaman’s replacement, w33 was previously playing with Chaos. Liquid debuted their new […]


Dota 2: Matumbaman Could Be Joining Chaos Esports Club

Dota 2: Matumbaman Could Be Joining Chaos Esports Club

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It’s been a few days since the somewhat unexpected decision of Team Liquid to put Matumbaman on the bench. Instead of him, the TI 7 winners decided to bring in w33 as their mid laner ahead of Epicenter. The Romanian prodigy is a skillful player, but only time will tell if he will fit in. […]


Dota 2: The Most Dangerous Heroes at the EPICENTER Major

Dota 2: The Most Dangerous Heroes at the EPICENTER Major

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ESTNN’s Veselin Ignatov walks us through the most dangerous heroes for teams to pick at the EPICENTER Major. Most Dangerous Picks The Epicenter Major is going to be the last Major for this DPC season. This means that it is also the last chance for some teams to hold on to that direct invite for […]


Dota Underlords is Now in Open Beta

Dota Underlords is Now in Open Beta

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You probably know by now that Dota 2 Auto Chess is one of the most successful games nowadays. That’s why some of the top game developers decided to make a similar title in order to grab the ever growing fan base. Valve’s own project is called Dota Underlords. The game was first available only to […]


Dota 2: Mineski releases Ahjit ahead of TI9

Dota 2: Mineski releases Ahjit ahead of TI9

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ESTNN’s Veselin Ignatov breaks down Mineski’s carry problem. Apart from w33 joining Team Liquid, one of the most notable SEA teams is also tinkering with their roster. Today, Mineski parted ways with Ahjit after his six-month run with the organization. If fans are looking for a reason for the release, they should look no further […]


Dota 2: Team Liquid Adds w33 Ahead of EPICENTER

Dota 2: Team Liquid Adds w33 Ahead of EPICENTER

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Team Liquid has added w33 to round out their roster ahead of EPICENTER. Team Liquid Add w33 As was rumored, w33 is Team Liquid’s new fifth after the team moved MATUMBAMAN to the inactive roster just a couple of days ago. This change comes just in time for the upcoming EPICENTER Major. The last Major […]


Dota 2: EPICENTER Major Preview and Group Breakdown

Dota 2: EPICENTER Major Preview and Group Breakdown

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ESTNN’s Veselin Ignatov takes viewers through what they can expect that the last Dota 2 Major before TI 9, EPICENTER Moscow. After an entire season full to the brim with tons of action, it is finally time to watch the last Major of the 2018/2019 Dota Pro Circuit. Starting on June 22, sixteen of the […]



Dota 2:  StarLadder ImbaTV Kiev Minor Meta Analysis

Dota 2: StarLadder ImbaTV Kiev Minor Meta Analysis

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ESTNN breaks down the meta at the StarLadder ImbaTV Kiev Minor. The StarLadder ImbaTV Kiev Minor was the last Minor for this amazing DPC season. Ninjas in Pyjamas are the big winners yet again after an amazing Grand Final against the other European team in the tournament – Alliance. If you missed any of the […]


Dota 2: StarLadder ImbaTV Kiev Minor – Day 5 Recap

Dota 2: StarLadder ImbaTV Kiev Minor – Day 5 Recap

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The last Minor of this years DPC season is now a wrap. We said goodbye to Team Sirius and Alliance, Ninjas in Pyjamas shut them both down to take out first place at the StarLadder ImbaTV Kiev Minor. Ninjas in Pyjamas vs. Team Sirius Our lower bracket final saw China’s Team Sirius battle it out […]


Dota 2: StarLadder ImbaTV Kiev Minor – Day 4 Recap

Dota 2: StarLadder ImbaTV Kiev Minor – Day 4 Recap

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After a thrilling group stage which finished yesterday, it’s time to focus on the Playoffs. Unlike the group stage, the playoffs are only two days. This means that tomorrow we will know the name of the winner and the runners up. Those teams will get the slot for the last Major of this DPC season […]


Dota 2: StarLadder ImbaTV Kiev Minor – Day 3 Recap

Dota 2: StarLadder ImbaTV Kiev Minor – Day 3 Recap

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Today was the final day of the group stages at the StarLadder ImbaTV Kiev Minor. We saw four of our eight teams eliminated, with Winstrike Team and CompLexity our first two teams eliminated, followed by Mineski and a surprise departure from EHOME. Mineski vs. Ninjas in Pyjamas Our first series of the day saw Mineski […]


Valve’s Dota Underlords is Now Available to Play

Valve’s Dota Underlords is Now Available to Play

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Dota Underlords is Valve’s version of Auto Chess, the most popular arcade game ever in Dota 2. It’s a standalone title that starts today and is available to play right now. However, to do so, you need own The International 2019 Battle Pass. That’s because the game itself is currently in a closed beta. Welcome […]


Dota 2: StarLadder ImbaTV Kiev Minor – Day 2 Recap

Dota 2: StarLadder ImbaTV Kiev Minor – Day 2 Recap

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The last Minor of this DPC season started yesterday in the capital city of Ukraine. Since there will be no other Minor events until TI, this one is essential for those teams who have not yet secured their direct TI invite. After all, the top two teams here will be getting a direct invite for […]


Dota 2: StarLadder ImbaTV Kiev Minor –  Day 1 Recap

Dota 2: StarLadder ImbaTV Kiev Minor – Day 1 Recap

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The last Minor of this years DPC season kicked off today, hosted in Kiev’s Cybersport Arena. For many teams, this event will be their last chance to qualify for TI. So, as expected the competition was fierce. Our teams have been split into two groups for the seeding phase of the tournament, with our first […]


Dota 2: Liquid Say Goodbye to Matumbaman

Dota 2: Liquid Say Goodbye to Matumbaman

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Team Liquid has announced that they will be benching long time mid player, Lasse ‘Matumbaman’ Urpalainen. Just 10 days before the next Major DPC event. Liquid said the decision was a mutual one and made with the best interest of both Matumbaman’s future and the team in mind. The 24-year old from Finland has been […]


Dota 2: New Auto Chess PC Version for Epic Games Store

Dota 2: New Auto Chess PC Version for Epic Games Store

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The world is in love with Auto Chess and all of it’s different forms. The phenomena started as a custom game for Dota 2. Slowly but steadily, it became the most popular arcade game in history with over 9 million active players. This lead to the introduction of a mobile version of the game, which […]


Dota 2: The International 2019 Collector’s Cache is Released

Dota 2: The International 2019 Collector’s Cache is Released

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It is finally here! The long-awaited Collector’s Cache just got released, and it seems to be a fascinating chest. According to Valve, there were about 200 item sets submitted by the workshop. However, Gaben and Co. only chose 83 of them. Every Battle pass owner had the chance to vote for those sets, but in […]



Dota 2 News: StarLadder ImbaTV Minor Season 2 Team Overview

Dota 2 News: StarLadder ImbaTV Minor Season 2 Team Overview

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ESTNN Dota 2 Writer Veselin Ignatov walks us through the last DPC Minor before TI 9. The ESL One Birmingham seemed like yet another walk in the park for Team Secret. Despite the fact that the event finished just a few days ago, a new tournament is already on the horizon. However, this time it […]


Dota 2 News: The SEA Scene Has a New Contender – Reality Rift

Dota 2 News: The SEA Scene Has a New Contender – Reality Rift

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The SEA Dota 2 scene might have a new contender in the building – Russian-owned Reality Rift. In the past, the SEA professional Dota 2 scene has always been somewhat underrated. Even today, the western teams heavily dominate in every tournament. Despite that, SEA also has had its hidden gems that are always capable of […]


Dota 2: ESL One Birmingham Meta Analysis

Dota 2: ESL One Birmingham Meta Analysis

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ESTNN’s Veselin Ignatov breaks down the meta at ESL One Birmingham. The last ESL One event before the upcoming TI 9 is over. We saw tons of back-and-forth action as well as amazing plays. Team Secret did the impossible and won their 4th ESL One title during this DPC season. One of the main reasons […]


Dota 2: ESL One Birmingham – The Grand Final Recap

Dota 2: ESL One Birmingham – The Grand Final Recap

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One of the most exciting non-DPC tournament is now complete. We saw tons of back-and-forth action for the past couple of days, which was a joy to watch. What’s more, this was the first tournament on patch 7.22. Let’s take a look at what happened during the playoffs. Upper Bracket Vici Gaming, LGD, Evil Geniuses, […]


Dota 2 News: DeMoN Returns to Competitive Dota 2 with J.Storm

Dota 2 News: DeMoN Returns to Competitive Dota 2 with J.Storm

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Jimmy “DeMoN” Ho has returned to competitive Dota 2 after a year’s absence to push J.Storm into TI 9. Jimmy “DeMoN” Ho, one of the most famous NA players of all time, decided to step back from competitive play around one year ago. Despite that, after TI 8, DeMoN filled in for the coaching role […]


Dota 2: ESL One Birmingham Group Stage – Highlights

Dota 2: ESL One Birmingham Group Stage – Highlights

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The group stage of ESL One Birmingham is a wrap and the playoffs for the tournament have already begun. There were certainly some upsets and surprises, as our teams worked their way through a series of Bo2’s to determine the seeding for the main event. Vici Gaming and Evil Geniuses both secured top spot in […]


Valve to Make Their Own Auto Chess

Valve to Make Their Own Auto Chess

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Valve has announced that it will make a standalone version of the hit Dota 2 mod, Auto Chess. Dota 2 Auto Chess is the most successful arcade game in history so far with over 3,000,000 active players. It’s so popular that many organizations started to host different tournaments with various prizes. On top of that, […]


Dota 2: Mars Makes His First Appearance at ESL One Birmingham

Dota 2: Mars Makes His First Appearance at ESL One Birmingham

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Mars, one of Dota 2’s newest heroes, has finally made his appearance in professional play this week at ESL One Birmingham. Dota 2’s most recent large patch, Patch 7.22, introduced various gameplay changes in addition to a plethora of other gameplay tweeks. Apart from that, Valve added Mars and Io yet again in Captain’s Mode, […]