As the biggest and best Dota 2 event of the year draws ever closer, newcomers and hardcore fans alike will be tuning in to watch the action unfold live.
The International 6 will be unlike any other in Dota 2 history.
Dota 2 is a unique game and scene
There was always something special about the first iterations of Jacky “EternaLEnVy“ Mao’s teams, from Kaipi to RattleSnake to Speed to Cloud9. They were never the best, and out of 11 title challenges they only won one in any iteration, the one being MLG Columbus 2013.
The International 6 talent invites have finally been revealed, and with them comes the inevitable arguments about who should or should not have received them.
In many ways, the creation of Team Secret marks the origins of modern Dota 2. Not in terms of gameplay or meta, but in terms of the change in team management.
With all the controversy surrounding gambling in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, it’s interesting to take a look at how gambling takes place in the Dota 2 professional scene.
Most esports fans, for one reason or another, tend to love debating which region is the strongest and which is the weakest. Now that we’re halfway through the year, with the teams attending the International 2016 decided, it’s a good opportunity to analyze each region’s improvement or downfall since the year began. Which regions are rising and which are declining?
Valve took a big step June 19 when the developers of Dota 2 announced that there would be six teams invited directly to the sixth International in the game’s history.
It seems like every year someone predicts Dota 2 is in huge trouble and something needs to change, or else. Dota 2 is not a dead game by any means, and the level of competition internationally is the highest we’ve ever seen.