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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, […]


Dota 2: Templar Assassin Tips & Tricks – The Archnemesis Of Midlaners

Dota 2: Templar Assassin Tips & Tricks – The Archnemesis Of Midlaners

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ESTNN’s resident Dota 2 expert, Veselin Ignatov breaks down the Templar Assassin and how to crush with her in the midlane. The Templar Assassin is one of those heroes that is capable of carrying the game completely on her own if she managed to start off well. This is so true, in fact, that players […]


Dota 2: MDL Disneyland Paris Major Meta Analysis

Dota 2: MDL Disneyland Paris Major Meta Analysis

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A few days have passed since the end of one of the most interesting DPC events yet. However, the qualifiers for the final Major of the year – EPICENTER are on their way. As we know, each tournament has its own unique meta that sometimes differs from the pub meta. It is time to look […]


Dota 2: MDL Disneyland Paris Major | Final Day Recap

Dota 2: MDL Disneyland Paris Major | Final Day Recap

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ESTNN wraps up the final day of the MDL Paris Major. After a week of amazing Dota, it is finally time to say goodbye to the MDL Disneyland Paris Major. This tournament was one of the most interesting DPC events during the season, as we saw tons of back-and-forth action as well as various surprises, […]


Dota 2: MDL Disneyland Paris Major | Day 6 Recap

Dota 2: MDL Disneyland Paris Major | Day 6 Recap

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The sixth day of, arguably, one of the most interesting Majors of this years’ DPC is over.  Two more teams had to pack their stuff and go home. Let’s take a look at what happened. Lower Bracket PSG.LGD vs. Virtus.Pro We finish our #MDLDisney run in the 7th-8th place. Thanks to @MarsMedia for the fairytale […]


Dota 2: MDL Paris Major | Day 5 Recap

Dota 2: MDL Paris Major | Day 5 Recap

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The first day of the main event in Paris is officially over. The lower bracket eliminations continue, and we saw four teams head home today. Complexity Gaming, Mineski, Pain Gaming, and Keen Gaming all said goodbye to the main stage. If you missed out on catching the games live, here are a few of the […]


Dota 2 News: TI 9 Battle Pass is already breaking records

Dota 2 News: TI 9 Battle Pass is already breaking records

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The TI 9 Battle Pass is already smashing records only a few hours after its release. Just a few hours after its release, the Battle Pass for this years’ TI has managed to accumulate a record-breaking prize pool. The current prize pool is sitting is now over $6,000,000. According to sources, this is the highest […]


Dota 2: TI 9 Battle Pass Overview

Dota 2: TI 9 Battle Pass Overview

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Finally, we are able to purchase this years’ Battle Pass! It includes a new game mode, living towers, consumables, a Coach’s challenge, and many other exclusive rewards. And of course, 25% of all Battle Pass sales will increase the prize pool of The International 2019. There are three options to choose from when you purchase […]


Dota 2: MDL Paris Major | Day 4 Recap

Dota 2: MDL Paris Major | Day 4 Recap

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Join us as ESTNN recaps Day 4 of the MDL Paris Major. The second day of the playoffs was as interesting as expected. Sadly, two more teams had to leave the tournament, in addition to the two that left yesterday. Tomorrow is a day off, so make sure to watch the games that you missed. […]


Dota 2: MDL Paris Major – Day 3 Highlights

Dota 2: MDL Paris Major – Day 3 Highlights

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It was an exciting first day of playoffs at the MDL Paris Major in Disneyland yesterday. We saw stomps and tilts as our teams continue to fight it out for a place in the finals. If you missed out on yesterday’s games, don’t sweat it. We’ve got the recap and highlights for you right here! […]


Dota 2: MDL Paris Major – Day 2 Highlights

Dota 2: MDL Paris Major – Day 2 Highlights

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After the dust settled from the first day of the Major, day two turned out to be just as exciting. There were many fantastic moments and clutch plays, let’s take a look at what happened. Group A Keen Gaming vs. Beastcoast The first series of the day was between EE’s squad and the Chinese Keen […]


Dota 2: MDL Paris Major – Day 1 Highlights

Dota 2: MDL Paris Major – Day 1 Highlights

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Day one of the MDL Paris Major at Disneyland is finished and our teams are now moving into the next phase of the competition. We saw some fantastic performances across the day’s series, with plenty of action-packed games and some truly beautiful Dota 2 being played by the pros. There were plenty of thrilling moments, […]


Dota 2: How-To Properly Snowball

Dota 2: How-To Properly Snowball

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You have probably heard the term snowballing while playing Dota 2. It means that once a hero gets enough momentum, they become much stronger in comparison to other heroes. Usually, heroes that tend to snowball often are also the best when it comes to gaining MMR, especially in the lower MMR brackets. That’s why it […]


Dota 2: The Worst Current Items

Dota 2: The Worst Current Items

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As we know, whenever the hero meta changes, the go-to items also change. Let’s take a look at some of the worst items to get in patch 7.21d right now. Octarine Core Octarine is a fascinating item in Dota 2. It got introduced to the game in patch 6.84, and in the beginning, there was […]



Dota 2: The Groups for MDL Disneyland Paris Major Have Been Announced

Dota 2: The Groups for MDL Disneyland Paris Major Have Been Announced

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Just a day after the EPIC Grand Final at the OGA Dota Pit Minor, information for the upcoming Major slowly starts to emerge. Today, we learned the groups as well as the schedule for the one-of-a-kind tournament. The MDL Disneyland Paris Major will take place from the 4th to the 12th of May in Paris, […]


Dota 2: OGA Dota Pit Minor Recap

Dota 2: OGA Dota Pit Minor Recap

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After a few days of intense Dota 2 action, the third Minor of 2019 has come to an end. There was tons of back-and-forth action, amazing moments, and clutch plays. Let’s take a look at what happened after the Group Stage. Upper Bracket Round 1 Never in doubt! 😎With some nice Naga song + Black […]


Dota 2: Breakdown of the Current Most Popular Heroes

Dota 2: Breakdown of the Current Most Popular Heroes

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The official DPC season in Dota 2 is slowly coming to an end. Several different metas have formed during this period, but the current meta is one of the most intriguing. Patch 7.21d has been out since March, which means there’s been a lot of time to mature. If you are one of those people […]


Dota 2: VP are Out, Gambit are In – ESL One Birmingham News

Dota 2: VP are Out, Gambit are In – ESL One Birmingham News

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One of the best teams in the world has decided to drop out of ESL One Birmingham 2019. The reason for that yet again is conflicts with the scheduling. This means that this years’ event will have a new champion. Unfortunately, our Dota 2 squad will miss ESL One Birmingham 2019. Read the full statement […]


Dota 2: The Official Dates for The International 2019 Have Been Confirmed

Dota 2: The Official Dates for The International 2019 Have Been Confirmed

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Vici Gaming posted a news article about the dates for The International 2019 a few days. However, today, those dates have been officially confirmed by Valve through their Twitter account. The Main Event will take place from August 20th to the 25th. On the other hand, the group stage will be held from August 16th […]


Dota 2: Collector’s Baby Roshan Statues Are Here

Dota 2: Collector’s Baby Roshan Statues Are Here

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The long-awaited Baby Roshan Statues are finally here. Starting today, the 2017 and 2018 Battle Pass owners who managed to get the needed level will be eligible for the statue. They’re Here! Valve has finally released the Baby Roshan statues! While those statues should have been shipped months ago, Valve, according to the official release, […]


Dota 2: Dota PIT Minor 2019 – Group Stage Highlights

Dota 2: Dota PIT Minor 2019 – Group Stage Highlights

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There are only a few Major events left before TI9. As we reach this stage of the competition, we often see the circuit’s rising stars, or surprising dark horses emerge. As teams from all regions racing to secure enough points to score an invitation to The International. The Dota PIT Minor 2019 has been an […]


Dota 2: Na`Vi Shakes up Roster, SoNNeikO Returns, Zayac stands in for Chuvash

Dota 2: Na`Vi Shakes up Roster, SoNNeikO Returns, Zayac stands in for Chuvash

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Na`Vi announced two roster changes today after ESL One Mumbai. SoNNeikO returns to the roster to replace Dendi, while ex-Pango player Zayac will stand in for Chuvash. Na’Vi has undergone many changes in the last couple of months. The most notable of which, of course, has to be the departure of their legendary mid player, […]


Dota 2: compLexity Announce Roster Changes

Dota 2: compLexity Announce Roster Changes

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CompLexity Gaming announced roster changes to its Dota 2 squad today, according to an official statement from the organization. Unfortunately for compLexity Gaming, it seems like the recent results their Dota 2 squad haven’t lived up to expectations. The North American organization finished last in their group at ESL One Mumbai just a few days […]


Open AI has a 99%+ Win-Rate Over Human Players

Open AI has a 99%+ Win-Rate Over Human Players

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OpenAi continued its impressive streak against human opponents this weekend and has now defeated over 95% of its human challengers. As we all know by now, the current TI champions got demolished by OpenAI around a week ago. Following this result, OpenAI was released to the public in order to experiment how will players be […]


Dota 2: ESL One Mumbai Recap

Dota 2: ESL One Mumbai Recap

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After a few days of some high-quality Dota 2, it is time to say goodbye to the first ESL event in India. There have been a lot of surprises in terms of results but the overall favorites were able to prevail as was expected. Let’s take a look at what happened after the group stage. […]


Dota 2: OpenAI is the Machine Overlord of Dota 2

Dota 2: OpenAI is the Machine Overlord of Dota 2

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OpenAI, the Dota 2 bot, is beating some of the best teams in Dota 2 at their own game.  OpenAI Pretty much every Dota fan out there knows about OpenAI and what it does. Most recently. the artificial intelligence was able to win against The International 2018 Champions – OG. Not only did it win […]


Dota 2: OGA Dota Pit Minor 2019 Overview

Dota 2: OGA Dota Pit Minor 2019 Overview

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The OGA Dota 2 Pit Minor will be the third Minor event of 2019. It is also the seventh tournament organized by One Game Agency. Eight of the best teams in the world will be fighting for a $300,000 USD prize pool as well as DPC points needed to qualify for TI 9. There aren’t […]


Dota 2: Mobile Auto Chess is here

Dota 2: Mobile Auto Chess is here

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Every Dota 2 player has heard of (or even played) Dota 2 Auto Chess by now. It is the most popular arcade game ever with over 7 million players worldwide. That’s why it was no surprise that the developers wanted to get the game to mobile. After all, everyone has a smartphone nowadays. The first […]


Dota 2: ESL One Mumbai – Group Stage Recap

Dota 2: ESL One Mumbai – Group Stage Recap

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The group stage at ESL One Mumbai is a wrap, and our teams have now been seeded into their brackets for the playoffs. We saw some clear winners emerging throughout our series over the past two days. It will be interesting to see how some of the teams perform in the next rounds of competition. […]


Dota 2: ESL One Mumbai 2019 – Overview

Dota 2: ESL One Mumbai 2019 – Overview

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ESL One Mumbai is the second ESL event for 2019. Despite the fact that the tournament is outside the DPC, it still features an amazing $300,000 prize pool. However, due to overlapping issues with other events, there have been some changes here. ESL One Mumbai starts this week (April 16), and we’ve got everything you […]


Dota 2: All Twelve Teams Are Set for ESL One Birmingham

Dota 2: All Twelve Teams Are Set for ESL One Birmingham

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ESL One Birmingham is an event that will take place in May. Twelve of the best teams in the world will gather at the Arena Birmingham in order to fight for that sweet $300,000 USD prize pool. Sadly, the ESL One events are not included in the list of DPC events for this year. Regardless […]


Dota 2: A Few Items That Will Help You Increase Your MMR

Dota 2: A Few Items That Will Help You Increase Your MMR

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Item builds is definitely one of the most important things in Dota 2. There is an item for everything and, in theory, every hero can fill in every role regardless if its usual playstyle. However, when it comes down to PUB games, there are some items which can definitely help you win more, which means […]


Dota 2 News: Winstrike says goodbye to DM, MiLAN, and dnz

Dota 2 News: Winstrike says goodbye to DM, MiLAN, and dnz

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Winstrike Team announced today that DM, MiLAN, and dnz are leaving the team. Winstrike Team is a very interesting team. Even though they had a pretty stable lineup, for some reason they just could not “unleash” their full potential. That’s why it is no surprise that just a month after joining, DM, MiLAN and dnz are […]


5 teams withdraw from ESL One Mumbai while EE’s squad steps in

5 teams withdraw from ESL One Mumbai while EE’s squad steps in

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Starting in just six days, ESL One Mumbai will be the first large Dota 2 LAN event in India. This makes it a very important tournament for the local scene because the fans will have the opportunity to meet and interact with their favourite players. However, due to yet again another overlap with a DPC […]


Dota 2 News: Mushi and Q Leave Team Aster

Dota 2 News: Mushi and Q Leave Team Aster

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Team Aster announced today that both Chai “Mushi” Yee Fung and Fu “Q” Bin have left the team. Team Aster is a very interesting team because it originally had some very well known players in its roster. Unfortunately for the team, however, they were unable to live up to their full potential. That’s why it is no […]



Dota 2 News: The Top Heroes In 7.21d

Dota 2 News: The Top Heroes In 7.21d

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Patch 7.21d has been live for a few weeks now. It included a lot of changes to some of the most popular heroes from the previous patch. Like all the previous updates, some heroes that were not as strong before the patch actually became very popular and easy to win with. Let’s see some of […]


OGA Dota Pit Minor 2019 Teams – Who made it?

OGA Dota Pit Minor 2019 Teams – Who made it?

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The OGA Dota Pit Minor 2019 will be a $300,000 prize pool Minor that will take place around two weeks from now. The main event will be hosted at the Spaladium Arena, in Split, Croatia, in April 2019. The winner will get the last slot for the MDL Disneyland Paris Major, which starts just a […]


Dota 2 News: All Directly Invited Teams For ESL One Birmingham 2019

Dota 2 News: All Directly Invited Teams For ESL One Birmingham 2019

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The ESL One events are always one of the most interesting to watch not only because of the sheer calibre of the teams but also because the atmosphere is amazing. No wonder many people consider the ESL events to be the most fan-friendly. Unlike the last DPC Season, the ESL events during this season are […]


Team Liquid & qihl Dota Auto Chess Masters 3: EU, NA, and SEA Circuit

Team Liquid & qihl Dota Auto Chess Masters 3: EU, NA, and SEA Circuit

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The phenomenon known as Dota 2 Auto Chess continues to grow in all ways possible. While the mobile version of the game is slowly but steadily on its way, a new tournament is on the horizon – Auto Chess Masters 3: EU, NA and SEA Circuits. This is the third event of this kind. Tournament Rules […]


Dota 2 Tips: Mars, The God of War, One Month After Release

Dota 2 Tips: Mars, The God of War, One Month After Release

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It has been around one month since Valve introduced Mars, the Roman God of War, into Dota 2. Naturally, during the first few days after his release, he was among the most picked heroes during all of our games.  According to DotaBuff, Mars is still the most picked hero in the Ancient and Divine-Immortal brackets […]


Adrenaline Rush® to host Finals of Dota 2 Adrenaline Cyber League in Moscow

Adrenaline Rush® to host Finals of Dota 2 Adrenaline Cyber League in Moscow

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Adrenaline Cyber League, a tournament sponsored by Adrenaline Rush, will host the Finals of the Dota 2 Adrenaline Cyber League this year in Moscow, Russia. Additionally, four teams will participate in the Finals in total and, according to the organizers, three of them are “world famous,” and one of these world-famous teams is confirmed to be Virtus.Pro. […]


The Closed Qualifiers for Dota PIT Minor Have Started

The Closed Qualifiers for Dota PIT Minor Have Started

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The OGA Dota Pit Minor 2019 will be the third Minor of 2019. Eight of the best teams in the world will fight for that $300,000 prize pool as well as DPC points which are needed to qualify for TI 9. The main event will take place at the Spaladium Arena in Split, Croatia from […]


Dota 2: MDL Disneyland Paris Major – 15 Teams Are Set

Dota 2: MDL Disneyland Paris Major – 15 Teams Are Set

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The qualifiers for one of the most exciting events of the year are finally over. There is only one slot left for this tournament, and it will go to the champion of OGA Dota Pit Minor 2019, which will take place in roughly three weeks. Let’s take a look at the teams that qualified for […]


Dota 2 Player Profile: Maybe – The Legendary Chinese Mid

Dota 2 Player Profile: Maybe – The Legendary Chinese Mid

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One of the most iconic Chinese players of all time has to be Lu ’Maybe’ Yao. He has been one of the top players in the world since the early days of DotA. Yesterday it was announced that Maybe would be returning to Dota 2 with PSG.LGD. Let’s take a look at Maybe’s career to […]


Dota 2 News: Maybe is Back With PSG.LGD

Dota 2 News: Maybe is Back With PSG.LGD

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LGD has just revealed through an Instagram post that Lu “Somnus丶M” Yao, also known as Maybe, is finally back on their active roster. His return means that LGD will part ways with XM, who filled-in during his absence. According to sources, Maybe decided to take some time off from the game in order to “adjust” […]


Dota 2 News: Ferrari_430 Joins EHOME

Dota 2 News: Ferrari_430 Joins EHOME

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


AMD Sapphire DOTA PIT Minor Open Qualifiers Are Starting Soon

AMD Sapphire DOTA PIT Minor Open Qualifiers Are Starting Soon

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


MDL Disneyland Paris Major Qualifiers Preview

MDL Disneyland Paris Major Qualifiers Preview

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


New Heroes Coming to Dota 2 Auto Chess

New Heroes Coming to Dota 2 Auto Chess

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


Dota 2: Top Picks and Bans at DreamLeague Season 11

Dota 2: Top Picks and Bans at DreamLeague Season 11

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


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

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

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


Dota 2: DreamLeague Major Day 9 Highlights

Dota 2: DreamLeague Major Day 9 Highlights

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


Dota 2: DreamLeague Major Day 8 Recap

Dota 2: DreamLeague Major Day 8 Recap

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


Dota 2 News: Pieliedie and Febby Leave Mineski

Dota 2 News: Pieliedie and Febby Leave Mineski

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


Dota 2: DreamLeague Major Day 7 Highlights

Dota 2: DreamLeague Major Day 7 Highlights

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


Newbee & Mr. Game Boy Announce Roster Changes

Newbee & Mr. Game Boy Announce Roster Changes

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


Dota 2: DreamLeague Major Day 6 Highlights

Dota 2: DreamLeague Major Day 6 Highlights

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


Dota 2: DreamLeague Major Day 5 Highlights

Dota 2: DreamLeague Major Day 5 Highlights

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


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

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

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


Dota 2: DreamLeague Major Day 4 Highlights

Dota 2: DreamLeague Major Day 4 Highlights

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


Dota 2: DreamLeague Major Day 3 Highlights

Dota 2: DreamLeague Major Day 3 Highlights

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


New Dota Plus Feature’s Announced

New Dota Plus Feature’s Announced

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


Dota 2: DreamLeague Major Day 2 Highlights

Dota 2: DreamLeague Major Day 2 Highlights

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


Dota 2: DreamLeague Major Day 1 Highlights

Dota 2: DreamLeague Major Day 1 Highlights

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


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

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

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


Dota 2: DreamLeague Season 11 Major Overview

Dota 2: DreamLeague Season 11 Major Overview

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


Dota 2 News: TI Champions OG Parts Ways With iLTW

Dota 2 News: TI Champions OG Parts Ways With iLTW

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


Dota 2: StarLadder ImbaTV Minor – Top Picks and Bans

Dota 2: StarLadder ImbaTV Minor – Top Picks and Bans

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


Dota 2: Final Highlights of WESG 2018-2019

Dota 2: Final Highlights of WESG 2018-2019

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


DOTA 2: WESG 2018-2019 Quarterfinals Highlights

DOTA 2: WESG 2018-2019 Quarterfinals Highlights

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


DOTA 2: Starladder IMBATV Minor – Day 3 Highlights

DOTA 2: Starladder IMBATV Minor – Day 3 Highlights

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


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

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

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


Dota 2: WESG 2018-2019 – Day 2 Highlights

Dota 2: WESG 2018-2019 – Day 2 Highlights

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


Dota 2: WESG 2018-2019 – Day 1 Highlights

Dota 2: WESG 2018-2019 – Day 1 Highlights

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


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

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

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


Dota 2 Esports: StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor Overview

Dota 2 Esports: StarLadder ImbaTV Dota 2 Minor Overview

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


Dota 2 Esports: WESG 2018-2019 Overview

Dota 2 Esports: WESG 2018-2019 Overview

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


Dota 2 Auto Chess In-Depth Starter Guide

Dota 2 Auto Chess In-Depth Starter Guide

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


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

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

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


Dota 2: The JJB Spring Cup Starts Today

Dota 2: The JJB Spring Cup Starts Today

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


Dota 2: IEM Katowice Final Day and Grand Final Recap

Dota 2: IEM Katowice Final Day and Grand Final Recap

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


Dota 2: MDL Macau 2019 – Finals Highlights

Dota 2: MDL Macau 2019 – Finals Highlights

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


Dota 2: MDL Macau 2019 – Day 4 Highlights

Dota 2: MDL Macau 2019 – Day 4 Highlights

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


Dota 2: MDL Macau 2019 – Day 3 Highlights

Dota 2: MDL Macau 2019 – Day 3 Highlights

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


Dota 2: ESL One Katowice Group Stage Quick Recap

Dota 2: ESL One Katowice Group Stage Quick Recap

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


MDL Macau 2019 – Day 2 Highlights

MDL Macau 2019 – Day 2 Highlights

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


Dota 2: MDL Macau 2019 – Day 1 Highlights

Dota 2: MDL Macau 2019 – Day 1 Highlights

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


Dota 2: MDL Macau 2019 Overview

Dota 2: MDL Macau 2019 Overview

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


Dota 2 Esports: ESL One Katowice Overview

Dota 2 Esports: ESL One Katowice Overview

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


Interview; Boom ID – A chat with Khezcute

Interview; Boom ID – A chat with Khezcute

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


Dota 2 Esports: WePlay! Valentine Madness Recap

Dota 2 Esports: WePlay! Valentine Madness Recap

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


ESL One Katowice 2019 – Teams Announced

ESL One Katowice 2019 – Teams Announced

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


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

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

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


Dota 2: A Quick Look at the StarLadder ImbaTV Minor

Dota 2: A Quick Look at the StarLadder ImbaTV Minor

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


Dota 2 News: New Kuku Controversy

Dota 2 News: New Kuku Controversy

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


Dota 2: The Best Calibration Heroes and Tips

Dota 2: The Best Calibration Heroes and Tips

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


Dota 2: How The Pro Meta Affects Your Pub Games

Dota 2: How The Pro Meta Affects Your Pub Games

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


DreamLeague Season 11 NA Qualifiers Highlights

DreamLeague Season 11 NA Qualifiers Highlights

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


Dota 2: 5 Keys to Becoming a Better Player

Dota 2: 5 Keys to Becoming a Better Player

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


Dota 2: DreamLeague Season 11 CIS Qualifiers Recap

Dota 2: DreamLeague Season 11 CIS Qualifiers Recap

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


Dota 2: DreamLeague Season 11 China Qualifiers Recap

Dota 2: DreamLeague Season 11 China Qualifiers Recap

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


Dota 2: DreamLeague Season 11 SEA Qualifiers Recap

Dota 2: DreamLeague Season 11 SEA Qualifiers Recap

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


Dota 2: New Bloom Rewards

Dota 2: New Bloom Rewards

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


Dota 2 Esports: DreamLeague Season 11 Qualifiers Preview

Dota 2 Esports: DreamLeague Season 11 Qualifiers Preview

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



Dota 2: ESL One Mumbai – Closed Qualifier Invites Announced

Dota 2: ESL One Mumbai – Closed Qualifier Invites Announced

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


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

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

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