The International is the culmination of everything in Dota 2.
As a disclaimer, I don’t follow sports at all so my opinion about this comes directly about incentivization of winning. There are very few team owners that own an esports team to just make money. I haven’t talked to any of them, all you need to do is look at their actions to tell you
When reflecting on the career of EternaLEnVy, I came to realize why he was one of the most intriguing players in Dota2 (besides his gameplay style and his inexplicable ability to create teams that can throw huge leads and come back from large deficits). He legitimately thinks to himself what is the most possible anime
For the last one and a half years now, I’ve considered SoNNeikO to be one of the best supports coming out of the Western region. The problem with him was that he was stuck on NaVi which was one of the weaker teams from the West. NaVi was essentially a gilded cage for SoNNeiko. Besides
When I heard that FYM Hot Sauce, a company based out of Portland, Oregon, had entered esports by sponsoring Team NP, I was confused. What do hot sauce and esports have in common? According to Dane Wilcox, the founder of FYM Hot Sauce, more Dota fans are interested in high quality hot sauce than one
I’ll admit that I don’t watch many Chinese tournaments. Because of the time zone difference sometimes it’s just not possible, but watching the Chinese qualifiers for the Boston Major was my long overdue return to one of the most established scenes in the game. If you were like me and just started watching Chinese teams
I was watching ESL PL when you could hear the battle screams fo SK in the background. It made me think of a world where games could be played with two teams in the same space without a booth yelling at each other. Unfortunately that can’t happen as sound is too important and the space
Juan "Hungrybox" Debiedma announced last week he was going to go full time as a Super Smash Bros Melee professional
The Boston Major approacheth. As always, Valve’s impending announcement of the invited teams is the subject of endless speculation. There have been three Dota 2 LAN events since the conclusion of The International, with only one of them featuring multiple regions in direct competition. Because Valve usually weights LAN results higher than online wins, this makes determining
The first episode of Valve’s new documentary series, True Sight, premiered on Thursday featuring a look into Evil Geniuses and Fnatic as its first subjects. Valve describes True Sight as “a new documentary series that takes you behind the scenes of the journeys of professional teams,” and I would say that this first episode accomplishes just that.