DOTA 2

The Korean Role Reversal

The group stage for League of Legends’ World Championship concluded this weekend, with all three Korean teams in attendance topping their groups. Alongside them are two teams from China, one from North America, one from Europe, and another from Russia. It seems a foregone conclusion that a Korean team will win worlds for the fourth time in

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EE is EE

You can say a lot of things about EternaLEnVy. He’s a great player, a great thrower, arguably a great captain, self-proclaimed anime otaku, honest, obsessed with winning, someone whose always on the verge of breaking when he plays pubs, a living meme (probably the living meme) of dota2. For all of that he is honest.

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The Impulse to simplify everything

Last night, G2 went out of Worlds with a humiliating loss in the group stages of 1-5. Whatever preparation they had, it didn’t work out either because it wasn’t good or because the nerves struck them or both. A bad loss for them, but when we look back on the year g2 was the best

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DreamLeague has a (Boston) Major problem

Poor DreamLeague. Three weeks after DreamHack announced their plans and dates for Season 6 of their Dota league and LAN finals, and 10 days after the participating teams were announced, the Boston Major threw everything into disarray. Due to clashing schedules of teams that expect to participate in the upcoming Valve event Evil Geniuses, OG and Team

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Single Elim vs Double Elim

The Dota2 Major was announced. The biggest piece of news was that it was to be a single elimination bracket, which is different from the previous iterations. For he record, this is fine as tournaments need to keep it fresh with different formats. Also it’s not The International which is supposed to crown the best

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The trauma of the Big One

What do The International, Worlds, and the Major have in common? They are all crucibles of pressure. Even in the case of Worlds, where the competition is easier than LCK, the pressure is amped up so players are more likely to crumble. And for players, these tournaments are the culmination of their careers, their lives,

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