From DotA to The International 1: The Long Road

From DotA to The International 1: The Long Road

With the unconfirmed news about The International 4 looming ahead in July, it is time to review its past. Having our humble beginnings in the Dota 2 scene nearly four years ago, it is amazing how far the game has developed, as well as the community since then. This article will be split into two parts: The development of Dota 2 and The International 2011, with the former being the main focus.

GosuCup #3 overview: Winners' decklist, stats and...

GosuCup #3 overview: Winners' decklist, stats and champion interview

GosuCup Hearthstone returned this Sunday to crown a new champion: the Hunter king Troeput, who used a curious "heavy" Hunter deck to trample the opposition.

Draft Analysis - Monster Invitational Final Game 5

Draft Analysis - Monster Invitational Final Game 5

The current meta is one of the most flexible we have ever witnessed in DotA2, with every hero being strong with proper execution and a suitable line-up. During the grand finals of Monster Energy Invitational, we were able to witness the true beauty of this fact, with Evil Geniuses using a very innovative strategy to take down Cloud9. 

BeyondTheSummit to host $50,000 LAN tournament

BeyondTheSummit to host $50,000 LAN tournament

BeyondTheSummit reveals information on their first ever offline tournament for Dota 2, taking place June 5 to 8, with teams like Na`Vi and DK. David 'GoDz' Parker shares a few words about the project with GosuGamers.

KT Rolster B crush through IEM World Championships...

KT Rolster B crush through IEM World Championships undefeated

After a 3-0 finish in the BO5 grand finals against Fnatic, KT Bullets take home $60,000 and have their name imprinted on the trophy for IEM World Champions.

sOs banks the $100,000 of IEM Katowice

sOs banks the $100,000 of IEM Katowice

Jin Air's Kim Yoo "sOs" Jin adds a second World Championship title to his account, this time from the IEM circuit. The WCS '13 winner defeated fellow Protoss herO[join] 4-1 and is now the fifth highest winning player in SC2 money-wise.

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Free to Play to be released today, Collector's Pack now available.

DotA 2Free to Play to be released today, Collector's Pack now available.

With only hours until the online release of Free to Play, the Collector's Pack is now available on Steam store for those who wanna put their hands in their pockets to support Valve's effort. The Collector's Pack includes several goodies, including three signature sets.7

Star Series Season IX Europe Division - Weekly Recap

DotA 2Star Series Season IX Europe Division - Weekly Recap

Another week has passed for the European Division of this season's Star Series, with Empire still undefeated and leading the race. Alliance, Na'Vi and Sigma complete the top-four that leads to the playoffs, but there is still a lot of time for the others to catch up.7

TechLabs Cup Ru Season One announced, $20,000 up for grabs

DotA 2TechLabs Cup Ru Season One announced, $20,000 up for grabs

Techlabs Cup is back to welcome CIS competitors once again. Four squads will have to go through a double elimination bracket, battling for the total prize pool of $20,000.8

Canadian Twisted claims NESL Preseason #11

HearthstoneCanadian Twisted claims NESL Preseason #11

The eleventh edition of the National ESL Preseason cups in Hearthstone have come to an end with the finals of Twisted and Clarity Gaming's very own Kitkatz. In the end the Canadian defeats the American and punches his ticket for the King of the Hill prelims on Tuesday.0

Hero spotlights: Illidan, Kerrigan, Arthas, Tychus, Tyrande, Gazlowe and Nova

Heroes of the StormHero spotlights: Illidan, Kerrigan, Arthas, Tychus, Tyrande, Gazlowe and Nova

HeroesCinema's and Khaldor's YouTube channels provide some cool video footage on some of Heroes of the Storm's heroes. Gameplay, skills and talents highlighted.2

Starseries China: DK sends NewBee into lower bracket, wins 2-0

DotA 2Starseries China: DK sends NewBee into lower bracket, wins 2-0

DK scored two straight wins against NewBee to advance into the upper bracket finals. They will be face the streaking Invictus Gaming tomorrow13

Starseries China: iG takes victory over LGD

DotA 2Starseries China: iG takes victory over LGD

Invictus Gaming takes down LGD Gaming 2-0 in the first best of three series in Starseries China and extends their winning streak to nine games10

Fluffnstuff issues apology, will stay on team

DotA 2Fluffnstuff issues apology, will stay on team

Liquid's Fluffnstuff has issued an apology regarding his open blog last week. The organization has also colletively decided to keep him on the team despite that outburst, and he will now re-assume the drafter position.25

TwitchTV to host Free to Play online viewing party

DotA 2TwitchTV to host Free to Play online viewing party

With only a few hours remaining until the launch of Valve's Free to Play documentary, TwitchTV announced an online viewing party for the community, including a Q&A with the film's protagonists.17

Brazil has acquired their own online league

LoLBrazil has acquired their own online league

After the Turkish teams, Brazilian teams is another "new region" win their own league which will be organized by Brazil Gaming League, the major tournament platform  of Brazil.0

Dota2CL : Alliance eliminate Virtus.Pro to secure spot in playoff Round Two

DotA 2Dota2CL : Alliance eliminate Virtus.Pro to secure spot in playoff Round Two

With a dominant 3-1 victory, the Swedish Alliance continue their winning streak against Virtus.Pro to qualify for the next round of the Dota2CL playoffs. This is the conclusion of Virtus.Pro's run in the tournament.11

The first VODs of OGN Invitational are here

HearthstoneThe first VODs of OGN Invitational are here

The OGN Invitational is under way. Broadcast weekly, the tournament will feature eight players of Hearthstone and StarCraft fame in a long battle for the lions share of the $21,000.2

LoL 4.4 Patch Notes revealed

LoLLoL 4.4 Patch Notes revealed

The illustrious perma-ban of Kassadin as well as many other champions get toned down while more jungle picks may see the light of day in Patch 4.4.5

Team Coast Acquires European Challenger Squad

LoLTeam Coast Acquires European Challenger Squad

Currently participating in the EU Challenger Series, the squad known as Awsomniac will now play under the name Coast Gold0



 
Eight of StarCraft's biggest names engage in arcade battles to the death tonight

StarCraft 2Eight of StarCraft's biggest names engage in arcade battles to the death tonight

ESGN TV will launch a new StarCraft 2 series starting today, 21:30 CET. Unlike the previous KOTH edition, this one will have the eight invites play arcade maps against each other.0