DOTA 2

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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Take 1: Do We Need Virtual Reality Esports

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

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