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.
The University of British Columbia houses one of the largest and most successful collegiate esports clubs in the world.
In the early years of Dota 2, mousesports was seen as one of the top second tier European teams.
Open qualifiers have always been an opportunity for smaller teams to showcase their potential alongside the direct invitations that Valve extends for each of its Dota 2 tournaments.
Kaipi is a name with a lot of history for Dota 2 fans.
Playing and watching are different things.
It has been one month since Valve rocked the Peruvian Dota 2 community by banning four of Elite Wolves’ players from all future Valve events.
Natus Vincere made a miraculous run at StarLadder i-League Invitational a week ago, making it to the grand finals of the event only to falter at the end against Vici Gaming Reborn. Virtus.Pro, which had looked disappointing in the weeks following its formation, showed brief moments of brilliance but only managed to claim 5th-6th place.
The Dota 2 world is still reeling from the most recent roster shuffle in ways that could not have been predicted two months ago.