Invictus Gaming claim a top four spot at the Kiev Major

The quarter-finals at the Kiev Major got under way with Team Liquid going up against Invictus Gaming – both teams looking to secure a semi-final spot.

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Cambridge and Oxford to dispute their esports supremacy this Sunday

The world’s newest competitive sports come to the world’s oldest rivalry: Cambridge and Oxford face off this Sunday in The Cambridge Union for Varisty esports glory.

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by Alexander "ZDS" Di Stefano via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
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David knocks out Goliath; SG upset Team Secret 2:1 at the Kiev Major main event

The real life David vs Goliath hyped match up more than lived up to the expectations. In a riveting three game series, SG e-sports upset Team Secret 2:1, knocking the giants out of the Kiev Major.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
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Kiev Major: EG ground Thunderbirds, 2-0

Thunderbirds just couldn't get off the ground, as EG sweeped them 2-0, eliminating them from the Kiev Major.

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by Isaac "RedCrayon" Celis via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
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The Kiev Major: OG take down Team Random in the clash of the champions

The triple Major champions, OG and the International 6 winners, Team Random (ex - Wings Gaming ) were pitted to face off in the second day of the Kiev Major main event.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
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GosuGamers Weekly Business Review, 21/4 - 28/4

Welcome to the Gosu Money Review, where we take a look at the biggest, most interesting or sometimes just strangest stories to permeate the world of eSports business each week.

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Vlog 1 - Going to Enchanted Kingdom


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Team Faceless overcome their SEA rivals, eliminating TNC from the Kiev Major

After a magnificent day 1 at the Kiev Major’s main event, day 2 will kick off with the clash of SEA giants as TNC go head-to-head with Team Faceless.

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Arc Warden’s ascend to the Captains Mode

Can Arc Warden Zet transition into a regular pick in professional games?

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Virtus.Pro send iG.V packing after 2:0 sweep

And then there were 12. In the last series of the night iG.Vitality were sent packing after dropping 2:0 to Virtus.Pro. The Chinese team was the fourth team to end their Kiev Major journey early.

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VG J eliminates Digital Chaos from the Kiev Major

The first day of the Kiev Major main event is also the last one for Digital Chaos, who have been eliminated in the round of 16. 

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Liquid take Newbee out of the Kiev Major

The second series of the Kiev Major’s main event Day 1 is over with Team Liquid taking it 2-1 over Newbee. After game one it seemed like all was lost, but Liquid staged an epic comeback.  

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Win over €300 in value with our G2A Kiev Major giveaway

Rad t-shirts and awesome Dota 2 skins can be yours by following the Kiev Major together with GosuGamers and G2A.

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Invictus Gaming eliminate Mousesports from the Kiev Major

After two days of gruelling group stages, the teams were set for the round of sixteen.

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Thunderbirds and Evil Geniuses to clash in the Kiev Major first round of the main event bracket

The Kiev Major group stage has come to an end, round four of the Swiss format being played close to midnight. At the end of what can be described as an amazing Dota 2 marathon, the main event seeding is done.

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Virtus Pro and Team Secret claim the top seeds for The Kiev Major main event

The Kiev Major’s Day 2 got under way with round 3 of the Swiss-style format. After some fantastic results and games from day 1, the foundation was set for day 2 to be amazing.

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by Jarrad "Belandrial" Adams via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
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Dota 2 news week in review: April 25

For those who might have missed the most important news from the past week in the competitive Dota2 scene, here is a short recap.

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Kiev Major Round 2 groups yield flawless results for iG and Team Secret

Kiev Major Round 2 groups closed out the first day of the event. Surprises, upsets, record breaking moments and heartbreaks laid the foundation for is expected to be a blockbuster of an event.

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The Kiev Major - iG dominates OG

The Kiev Major kicked off today with its group stages and we witnessed some spectacular Dota 2 action from all teams involved - none more so than the iG versus OG rematch.

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Kiev Major group stage round one: TNC and DC deliver the upsets

The Swiss format for the Kiev Major group stage already produced a few surprises with five out of the eight directly invited teams being in the losers half of round two.

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Vega perfect run gives the sharks the coveted SL iLeague LAN spot

Vega Squadron's perfect run gave the CIS team the highly coveted SL iLeague LAN spot where they will fight for a piece of the $100,000 prize pool in Shanghai, China at the end of May.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
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747 and Monkeys-Forever separated from compLexity Gaming

Both Eric "747" Dong and Jaron “Monkeys-Forever” Clinton have unexpectedly parted ways with the compLexity Gaming Dota 2 roster.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
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Fnatic flawless run sends them to Taiwan for Zotac Cup Masters

An astounding run through the Zotac Cup Masters SEA qualifier grants Fnatic a spot at the LAN event scheduled to take place in Taiwan starting May 30th.

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The International 7's Treasures - The Latest Sets Submitted

With only three weeks left until the deadline for submitting sets for The International 7`s treasures, workshoppers came up with some new crazy concepts.

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Kiev Major Group Stage seeding and schedule; Team Secret to kick things off

Kiev Major Group Stage seeding has been released. All 16 teams will compete in the first round starting on Monday, April 24th at 08:00 CEST.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
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The winners of the 7.05 patch: Who could we see at Kiev?

Who will be the new heroes that make their way to the drafts at the Kiev Major?

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by Siddharth "Gopya" Gopujkar via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
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Clutch Gamers continued uprising; claim PDCup SEA 7 title

Clutch Gamers continue their uprising in the SEA. The all-Filipino team overpowered Geek Fam 3-0 in the grand finals of PDCup SEA 7 to claim their second title in the series.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
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You can now win a gold medal playing eSports! Well, not quite all of you.

The 2022 Asian Games held in Hangzhou, China, will include eSports. Teams from the 45 member countries of the Olympic Council of Asia will be able to compete in the world’s second largest multisport event.

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by Alexander "ZDS" Di Stefano via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
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GosuGamers Weekly Business Review, 14/4 - 21/4

Welcome to the Gosu Money Review, where we take a look at the biggest, most interesting or sometimes just strangest stories to permeate the world of eSports business each week.

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Say goodbye to your smurf accounts: Valve introduces prime matchmaking

In two weeks-time players will not be able to play ranked matches unless they have their accounts linked to a phone number.

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Matchmaking Update

Today’s update focuses on improving the matchmaking experience with the restoration of Solo Queue, the addition of Phone Linking, and multiple other adjustments.

Quality matchmaking is a core component of an enjoyable Dota session, and today’s changes work to address several issues that can affect the player experience when queuing for a game.

LINKED PHONE NUMBER

The first major change is that players must register a unique phone number to their account in order to queue for Ranked matches.

Players using multiple accounts create a negative matchmaking experience at all skill brackets, so our goal is to add just enough friction to this process that the number of players doing this will be noticeably reduced. Having more players using their primary accounts will have a positive effect on both Ranked and Unranked Matchmaking.

There will be a two-week grace period from today during which players have time to register a number, but starting on May 4th, accounts without a registered number will no longer be eligible for Ranked play. If a phone number is removed from an account after registration, a new number can be added, but there will be a three-month waiting period before the removed number can be registered on a new account. This is to prevent using the same number on multiple accounts. Online services that provide phone numbers are not allowed.

SOLO QUEUE

With the return of the Solo Queue, solo players who enter Ranked Matchmaking can now choose to be matched only with other solo players. Any player who selects this option will be placed into matches where all ten players are queuing solo.

PARTY CHANGES

Starting today, if a player’s Solo MMR is higher than their Party MMR, queuing in a party will result in the matchmaker assigning a higher MMR to that player. Effectively, these players will search for a match as if their MMR were halfway between the Solo and Party MMR values.

While the current Party MMR number generally reflects the likelihood that you’ll win a given match correctly, we’ve found that when a Solo MMR is dramatically higher than a Party MMR, the match becomes extremely volatile, resulting in an unpleasant and uncompetitive experience for both teams.

Simply having an even chance to win over the long run does not necessarily correlate to having competitive matches, but this change will make it so the matchmaker is able to take into account both the party teamwork skill component and the individual capability of the players on both teams. With both teams having this same mechanic applied to them, the chance for each team to win over a large sample will still be the same as before, but with reduced volatility on a per-match basis.

MATCHMAKING BEHAVIOR

This update also includes several changes intended to remove undesirable behavior from the matchmaking pool.

First, being marked for low-priority matches now results in a duration-based ban from the Ranked queue, in addition to the current game-count-based low priority requirement. The ban will start at a low threshold of a few hours, and increase up to four days for players who are very frequently in low priority.

Next, it should go without saying that while the wide variety of playstyles that Dota players bring to a given match will always be welcome, intentionally ruining games for other players is never condoned. To help address concerns in this area, we’ve also added better detection for clear cases of intentional feeding, and will be applying stricter punishments to those who violate this rule.

Finally, we’ve also added detection for users that are botting, and with this update have issued a permanent ban to a large number of recently-detected bot accounts. This should help resolve several areas in which these bot accounts have a negative effect on the experience of the Dota community.

REGIONAL CHANGES

Ranked Matchmaking will no longer be available in South Africa, India, and Dubai. We will update these servers as the unranked populations in these regions grow to the critical mass needed to be able to support splitting the user base into Ranked and Unranked queues.

While there are some players that used these servers for Ranked, the low populations made them prime targets for various Ranked Matchmaking abuses. For the time being, players in these regions will need to join Ranked Matchmaking queues in one of the other nearby supported servers.


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iNsania replaces syndereN in Ninjas in Pyjamas lineup

Ninjas in Pyjamas welcome aboard ex HoN player, Aydin "iNsania" Sarkohi. iNsania will be assuming the support position 5 role in Troels “SyndereN” Nielsen’s stead.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
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Counter-Strike community comes together to help streamer

Disabled streamer Adam ‘Loop’ Bahriz probably didn't imagine this week turning out quite as well as it has.

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Invictus Gaming qualify for Zotac Cup

Just before heading to the Kiev Major, Invictus Gaming claimed one more LAN presence by winning early this morning the Zotac Cup Chinese qualifiers.

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SoNNeikO officially departs from Vega Squadron and rejoins Na'Vi

After a rather short stint, SoNNeiKo has decided to part ways with Vega Squadron and has rejoined his former team, Natus Vincere.

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The Kiev Major and Beyond

THE KIEV MAJOR

Final preparations for The Kiev Major are in full swing, and the Swiss-style Group Stage kicks off on Monday, April 24 at 9:00 a.m. EET. Make sure to fill out your Tournament Predictions and set your Fantasy Lineup, and then tune in via the Dota 2 client or Twitch to watch the action unfold.

After Group Stage wraps up, the single-elimination Main Event will kick off on Thursday, April 27 at 10:00 a.m EET from the National Palace of Arts in Kiev, with sixteen of the world’s best Dota teams battling to capture the last Dota 2 Major Championship before The International in August.

THE INTERNATIONAL

Once a champion is crowned in Kiev to cap off the Winter season, the focus of the Dota community will turn towards The International and debates over who can walk away from this year’s tournament as the undisputed best Dota team in the world.

As such, it’s nearly time to unveil The International Battle Pass—once all immortals are sufficiently polished—and prepare for the annual celebration of top-tier Dota that draws fans, pros, and neophytes alike to KeyArena in Seattle.

This year, to distinguish the players who support The International and contribute directly to the tournament prize pool, all TI Battle Pass items will remain exclusive through next year’s International. Items that you earn can each be gifted once, and players who unlock Ultra Rare items will still be able to trade them as in the past.

For teams who would join the ranks of the year’s top tournament, The International Regional Qualifiers will be held on June 26th – 29th to determine the final contenders who will meet in Seattle August 7 – 12 for a chance at ultimate victory.

TODAY’S UPDATE

Today’s update includes the addition of a Stats section to every hero’s About tab. Now you can easily see details on each hero’s Attributes and level gains; their base attack, defense, and mobility stats; and base health/mana pools and regeneration.

We’ve also updated the report-granting mechanism to scale directly with the number of games played, fixed the Player Conduct Summary not showing recent commends, and changed report functionality so enemy players can now only be reported for communication abuse.

There are also some performance improvements to help during teamfights on various low-end hardware configurations, and a fix has been added to stop calculating player XPM once they reach level 25.


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VG J receive the second direct invite to The Summit 7

VG J will join Virtus Pro and Clutch Gamers at the Beyond the Summit house from LA, California to fight for a share of $100,000 prize pool.

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The five Wings Gaming players left the organization

After a long trail of disagreements, the whole team decided to part ways with the organization but will continue to play together under the Team Random name tag.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
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Registrations for Beat Invitational Season 8 open qualifiers are now open

Beat Invitational announced their eighth season of the online tournament dedicated to the North and South American Scene.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
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ESL India Premiership announcment

ESL announce the ESL India Premiership, featuring a 64 Lacs Indian Rupee  ($100,000 USD) prize pool.

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by Peggy "yotobari288" Forde via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
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OG granted the first invite to EPICENTER: Moscow 2017

OG have been granted the prestigous first invite to EPICENTER: Moscow 2017. The boys in green will be one of ten teams to grace the stage with their presence, competing for the $500,000 prize pool June 9th-11th. 

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SL iLeague Invitational EU qualifiers

SL iLeague Invitational EU qualifiers are getting ready to kick off tonight. Twelve participants will be competing for the one spot at the LAN-final of the SL iLeague Invitational S2 where they will seek a slice of the $100,000 of the prize pool. 

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
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Dota 2 news week in review: April 17

For those who might have missed the most important news from the past week in the competitive Dota2 scene, here is a short recap.

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