The League of Legends and Dota 2 deviation

In a recent episode of “Talk to Thorin,” LS talks about how Western League of Legends pros do not understand the roles of the their other teammates to a high degree.

October 17, 2017

Why The International always has a leg up over comparable tournaments

All esports I follow have great super large tournaments. For League of Legends, it’s worlds, for StarCraft 2 it’s GSL, for CS:GO it’s the Majors, for the FGC it’s EVO.

October 13, 2017
The ESIC banned Dota 2 players Ax.Mo and Sonic for two years for match-fixing

ESIC bans Dota 2 players Sonic and Ax.Mo for match-fixing in CIS qualifier to World Cyber Arena

The Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC) banned Dota 2 players Leonid “Sonic” Kuzmenkov and Dmitri “Ax.Mo” Morozov from the team Dx on Friday for two years following an investigation into possible match fixing.

October 13, 2017
Newbee will begin its long road back to success at StarLadder

The long road back for Newbee begins at StarLadder

The grand final of The International 7 was the height of the careers of the Newbee roster: Xu “Moogy” Han, Song “Sccc” Chun, Damien “kpii” Chok, Hu “Kaka” Liangzhi and Zeng “Faith” Hongda.

October 12, 2017

Finnish military change helps esports careers

It was announced in this article, which I can’t read because it’s in Finnish. But the general gist I’ve gotten is that esports athletes have been accepted as traditional athletes in Finland.

October 6, 2017
FaceIt launched the FPL Circuit for Dota 2

FaceIt announces FPL Circuit for Dota 2

FaceIt announced Thursday the FPL Circuit for Dota 2, a competitive environment in which players can build a path to become professionals.

October 5, 2017
OpTic Gaming signed a Dota 2 team with zai and ppd

OpTic Gaming enters Dota 2 by signing zai and ppd-led roster

OpTic Gaming entered Dota 2 on Tuesday with the acquisition of a roster highlighted by ex-Evil Geniuses players Ludwig “zai” Wåhlberg and Peter “ppd” Dager.

September 26, 2017

Level of Dota 2 at TI7 among the lowest all year

In a blog post, 7ckingmad says that at TI7 you had 15 teams choking and three teams playing good Dota.

September 26, 2017

Invites to qualifiers in Dota 2

Peter “ppd” Dager made a post earlier today about the problems with the invite system of qualifiers in Dota 2.

September 22, 2017

Harvesting the broken dreams of pros

At The International 7, Valve went out of its way to harvest the broken dreams of the pros.

September 20, 2017