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
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
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
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,
Professional players have said for years that in Dota 2 all that matters is The International. Majors are a nice addition to a year of competitive play, but the $2.2 million OG’s roster made from winning two Majors — the first ever team to win multiple Valve events — was nothing compared to the $9,139,002 Wings Gaming
Recently, a man I have a lot of respect for in esports broadcasting announced he wasn’t going to be picked up by Riot Games for its League of Legends World Championship this year.
Although compLexity captain Kyle “Swindlezz” Freedman wasn’t entirely right, 2016 was indeed the rise of the SEA region in Dota 2
The future of the Daily Dot’s esports section appears to be up in the air.
I’ve been watching a lot of different streaming platforms in the US and Korea, and of course the established pros and names have a strong following enough to make a living off of it. To those starting streamers, having a gimmick or a great sense of humor usually is enough to get the foot in
ESL announced earlier today that it will broadcast ESL One New York in virtual reality through a collaboration with Sliver.tv. “We’re very excited to be able to launch our very first VR live stream from ESL One New York with the help of SLIVER.tv, This new method of broadcasting is going to give viewers a taste of what it’s like