As a good American I was filled with a jingoistic fervor after the triumph of the Evil Geniuses at The International, the world championship for Dota 2, this past weekend. I like video games. I like sports. But I’ve never watched esports, not a single match of Starcraft 2, Dota 2, League of Legends, Heroes of the Storm
The American pro Dota 2 team Evil Geniuses won the game’s biggest eSports event ever this past weekend, taking home $6.6 million as a reward. What’s really cool about their victory is how, specifically, they accomplished it. It all came down to one awesome and highly improbable play.
The U.S. team Evil Geniuses won on Dota 2’s biggest stage last night, earning a $6.6 million prize and becoming the first American squad to win the International tournament.
Games of Dota 2 are usually played with two teams of five. So what happens if you double that number? A lot of things, most of them involving killing and/or dying.
The annual tournament for Valve’s popular online multiplayer game Dota 2 is just getting started, and this year the crowd-sourced prize pool is bigger than ever before. 16 teams will compete for prizes totaling $18 million over the next five days, with the first place team winning $6.4 million.
Red Bull’s eSports division is producing a documentary web series on pro Dota 2 player Jimmy ‘DeMoN’ Ho’s journey to last year’s lucrative International tournament. Like many of Red Bull’s forays into eSports journalism, it’s surprisingly good! You can watch the first episode on their YouTube channel.
Monday's grand final match in the $10 million Dota 2 tournament, The International 4, was so lop-sided—so shocking—that forum conspiracy theorists briefly postulated that the contest must have been rigged. No way, of course. I can explain what happened: why one team was able to crush the other so convincingly and…
After a weekend of duking it out at Seattle's KeyArena, today The International hosted the grand championship final with Newbee going up against ViCi—and millions of dollars were on the line.
What does $5 million worth of Dota 2 look like? Find out today, as team Newbee faces off against team ViCi in the grand finals of The International.
This is the front page of ESPN.com right now. I mean, I know EPSN's lesser channels are broadcasting/streaming The International, but still. That's DOTA 2 front and centre on ESPN.com's front page. Crazy.
Which team will Newbee have to beat in tomorrow's grand finals? Watch and see, as the multi-million dollar DOTA 2 International tournament continues!
Now that we've gotten that upper bracket nonsense out of the way, it's time to get low with day two of The International, Valve's massive DOTA 2 tournament, where more than $10 million in prize money is at stake. No pressure.
What an escape: watch as Team DK's Mushi manages flee an impossible situation against a few players from Evil Geniuses. One of my favorite moments of The International today thus far.
The main event for The International starts today, with ViCi Gaming facing NewBee in the first upper bracket match, followed by Evil Geniuses versus Team DK. You can watch it all go down here.
The International Dota 2 Championship that kicks off later this week will be streamed on ESPN3, Valve just announced. A special pre-show event "previewing the final match" will air on ESPN2 Sunday night at 8:30 PM Pacific Time.
Compared to Team Fortress 2, Dota 2 doesn't have that many Source Filmmaker shorts. Too bad, because Dota Cinema's and Lozeng3r's SFM serves as proof that these things really have potential. They've made the clip to hype us all for the finals of The International and, well, it's safe to say that it works.
It's time for The International, Dota 2's yearly tournament with a ginormous prize pool. New to the game? No worries. You can still watch, thanks to a special stream dedicated to newbies.
There's been some controversy over the weekend surrounding Valve's big DOTA 2 tournament, The International, and how the company (and one team involved) has handled the roster of one of the competing teams.
The 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil is in full swing! As with the previous two World Cups, China doesn't have a team in the tournament. But in the upcoming 2014 Dota 2 International in Seattle, China makes up 1/8 of the 16 teams.