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Dota 2: The Chongqing Major – Grand Finals Recap

Dota 2: The Chongqing Major – Grand Finals Recap

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


Dota 2: Chongqing Major Day Two Recap

Dota 2: Chongqing Major Day Two Recap

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


Dota 2: Chongqing Major Day One Recap

Dota 2: Chongqing Major Day One Recap

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


Dota 2 Auto Chess Tournament to be Hosted by BSJ

Dota 2 Auto Chess Tournament to be Hosted by BSJ

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


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

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

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


Dota 2: Overview of the Chongqing Major

Dota 2: Overview of the Chongqing Major

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


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

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

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


Dota 2: The Bucharest Minor Grand Final Recap

Dota 2: The Bucharest Minor Grand Final Recap

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


Boosting for Profit is Now a Crime in South Korea, How Will Riot Games Respond?

Boosting for Profit is Now a Crime in South Korea, How Will Riot Games Respond?

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


World Electronic Sports Games Qualifiers In Progress

World Electronic Sports Games Qualifiers In Progress

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


CCNC To Stand In For EG At ESL One Hamburg

CCNC To Stand In For EG At ESL One Hamburg

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


Kuala Lumpur Major: Weirdest Game Of The Qualifiers

Kuala Lumpur Major: Weirdest Game Of The Qualifiers

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


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

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

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


OpenAI Dota 2 Bots Almost Ready For 5v5 Matches

OpenAI Dota 2 Bots Almost Ready For 5v5 Matches

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


Recap: How OG Won Dota 2 The International 8

Recap: How OG Won Dota 2 The International 8

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


The International 2018 Is The Largest Esports Prize Pool Ever

The International 2018 Is The Largest Esports Prize Pool Ever

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


DOTA 2 Bots Destroy Professional Players

DOTA 2 Bots Destroy Professional Players

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


Esports Top Female & Male Money Makers

Esports Top Female & Male Money Makers

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