It’s finally fall, and as if there weren’t already enough games coming out to play, there’s plenty of big things going on in competitive gaming to watch. This weekend, Europe will crown a Hearthstone champion to send to BlizzCon later this season, and a slew of Chinese Dota 2 teams will compete to see who gets to farm…
The StarSeries Season 2 finals are happening later today!
The 2016 edition of the The International, DOTA 2's biggest tournament of the year, was held in Seattle over the weekend. It made a lot of people very, very rich (or, as this list of esport’s top earners shows, richer).
Get a room, guys.
The $20 million Dota 2 International tournament starts today in Seattle. For viewing info and a schedule, head over to the International website.
This is the kind of thing I’d like to see more of.
Team Secret’s new DOTA 2 super-roster is off to an iffy start at ESL One Manila. Some lack of coordination has put them on the verge of elimination early following losses in their group.
Remember two weeks ago, when Team Secret showed they didn’t need a lineup of marquee superstars like Artour “Arteezy” Babaev to be the best team in DOTA 2? Well, apparently they’re over that now.
Slowly but surely, Valve is wading back into the murky waters of letting people charge for mods. Unfortunately, it seems that in some ways, history is repeating itself.
Time to pack it in, Western Dota 2 teams: Korea just won a premier title by sweeping the reigning International champions, Evil Geniuses, in a lopsided final to conclude the Dota Pit League playoffs.
Valve’s $3 million DOTA 2 Shanghai Major was, to put it lightly, a mess. True to form, it didn’t exactly end on a high note.
With a decisive 3-1 victory over Team Liquid on Sunday morning, Team Secret finally brought the troubled DOTA 2 Shanghai Major to a mostly-satisfying close. In a tournament where nothing had gone as expected, it was only fitting that two teams that entered as complete dark-horses vied for the $1.1 million grand prize…
Late last week, Gabe Newell very publicly fired a controversial commentator from the $3 million DOTA 2 Shanghai Major, calling him an “ass.” He also fired the production team. That, however, was apparently not enough to right a sinking ship.
James “2GD” Harding, an esports personality who was fired from his role as host of the Dota 2 Shanghai Major and renounced by Gabe Newell, has posted his explanation of the events that led to his removal from the event.
For many players, friendly (or unfriendly) trash talk is as much a part of competitive games as, well, gaming. Truly clever quipping, however, ain’t easy, so one Steam user decided to crowdsource an automated trash talk generator. This being the Internet, things of course went horribly wrong—at least, at first.
If there’s one Dota hero that could wear Saitama’s super hero suit, it’s Tusk, the icy warrior with a giant fist and a “Walrus PUNCH” ultimate.
Valve’s revealed the massive changes and tweaks coming to DOTA 2’s upcoming Balance of Power update, which brings Zet the Arc Warden, one of the last holdouts from original DOTA. The whole list of patch notes is huge, and despite the winter release, it comes with a “desert terrain” for custom games.