Last year's All-Star match was one of my favorite parts of The International. I'm sure this year it will be just as entertaining. Most of the guys picked for the All-Star match are also playing in the Solo Championship which takes place tonight. So, who are these eSports celebrities?
Hey, it is finally here, the grand final that will determine which Dota 2 team is the best in the world! It was a crazy weekend of MOBA goodness, with some of the best games I have ever seen. Who will be taking home the $5 million dollar grand prize?
You know how we keep debating if eSports is a "real" sport and when will it get noticed/appreciated by a mainstream audience? Well, much like the 4th of July hotdog eating competition and World Series of Poker, eSports has finally gotten the attention it deserves, from ESPN.
Enjoyed what you have seen at The International so far? How would you like to be part of a Dota 2 tournament that has the same sort of idea? The MSI Beat IT 2014 event will bring together top teams from around the world for one epic showdown, and if you’re good enough, you too can be a part of it.
It seems that now is the time for change and growth for MGO’s in South Africa. In-Finity Gaming recently announced their acquisitions leading up to the DGC. Energy eSports are looking to the future too, as they have welcomed some new blood into their organisation.
Yes I know, you’ve reached your quota of tolerance towards Dota 2 news long ago, but we are nearly at the end, and by end, I mean the beginning of the main event of The International! The playoffs are done and the teams have been placed according to their performances. Eight teams have been sent packing, leaving the other eight with better odds at grabbing a larger percentage of that $10 million dollar cash pool.
Valve isn't just about Steam, you know. They are also the brains behind Dota 2 and Counter-Strike. Those brains are being rewarded with the success of The International, and they might want to give similar treatment to other games in Valve's stable.
The International 4 didn’t take a break this weekend, shoving teams into back to back encounters that decided who would reach the Main Event. Saturday was a wide open affair, with Phase Two still being a complete mess of results that could’ve allowed literally anyone through. There were upsets, really odd matches and some stunning comebacks, but at the end of the day six teams had to go home.
Phase 2 of The International is now well underway, with many more games being played throughout the night (our time). Yesterday's games really mixed up the group standings, showing that the Chinese are looking to be dominant this year.
The International 4 is now gathering steam, with more than a handful of teams battling out for a spot in the finals last night. Many of the favourites struggled against smaller teams, while wildcard winners Team Liquid were one of the teams to beat on the night. But who has their head on the chopping block for today’s matches?
The International officially kicked off yesterday, with four wild card teams competing for the final spot in the main competition. The solo championship took place at the same time, pitting some of the best skilled players against each other in some good old-fashioned 1 v 1. Which team secured the 16th spot, and who dominated mid lane to nab the solo championship?
Its nearing that time of the year in the South African gaming calendar, the time when the best of the best duke it in the Do Gaming Championship. What makes a team eligible, or how can a team qualify?
The International is just about here, Dota 2 followers rejoice! Kicking off the festivities is the play-in series, featuring 4 teams who just missed a spot in the top 15. They still have a chance for glory and a slice of that huge $10 million prize pool though, as the winner of the play-in gets to take the 16th spot at TI4. Find all you need to know about these teams and their upcoming games after the jump.
Warcraft III: that game where people spent more time playing mods than the actual game itself. Many fell in love with the DotA mod, so much so that even more spawned from it. The most popular was arguably Pudge Wars, where each player got to take the role of monster hooker with the goal of outhooking the enemy team . It was insanely fun, and something many have been requesting for Dota 2.
The International 4 is almost upon us - starting from tomorrow the pre-events get rolling, building up to this weekend's main events. There are a bunch of reasons to be excited for the tournament, especially since you can watch even if you have no idea how the game is played.