GosuGamers Weekly Business Review, 14/7 - 21/7

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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by Tim "Fatal1tim" Masters via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
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Smooth(er) sailing for teams obtaining visas for TI7; SEA and China on board

Players heading out to The International 7 seem to have had a much smoother process for obtaining their visas this year. All of the Chinese and SEA teams are now approved and heading to Seattle.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
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DreamLeague Season 7: All Eyes on Liquid and Secret

Team Liquid and Team Secret are the only two teams out of the four at Dream League who will also be playing for the Aegis in Seattle in less than two weeks.

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by Siddharth "Gopya" Gopujkar via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
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Team Spirit to seek out 2 next season; bench Bzz and VANSKOR

Team Spirit have already made the first move in the upcoming TI roster shuffle benching Stanislav "633" Glushan and Ivan "VANSKOR" Skorokhod.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
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TI 7 profile: TNC, the SEA dream infused with NA Dota magic

TNC’s last competitive year is a tumult of great victories and bitter losses, a continuous battle for the SEA region supremacy and a big story of devotion.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
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LFY visa woes put to rest; Monet and Inflame approved!

LFY's visa issues have been laid to rest as Du "Monet" Peng and He "Inflame" Yongzheng will be in attendance at The International 7 to compete with their team. 

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
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TI7 Secret Shop closed temporarily

Only a few days after the 2017 Secret Shop was opened, Valve has decided to temporarily close the store citing high shipping costs as primary reason.

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by Isaac "RedCrayon" Celis via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
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Secret Shop Update

We want to apologize for the roll out of the Secret Shop, we know fans are disappointed. It is our responsibility to make sure we offer a good experience to our players, and we did a poor job of that. The shipping costs are too expensive all around and make it hard for fans to get the merchandise they want at an affordable price.

We’ve decided to shut down the Secret Shop for now while we figure out how to better handle global distribution. Providing merchandise for Dota has never been a profit focused endeavor for us. Our goal has been to give easy access to the greatest number of Dota fans possible so they can show their affiliation with the game we all love. The way it is currently set up makes it really hard for fans to do that, and until we can fix it, we shouldn’t have such an offer on the table. Anyone who already placed an order will continue to receive it, or may ask for a refund.


by Dota Team via Dota 2
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DreamLeague Season 7 Playoffs kick off this Friday

As The International 2017 quickly approaches, we find some weekend Dota 2 action to tide us over until then with the DreamLeague Season 7 playoffs.

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by Jarrad "Belandrial" Adams via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
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ELEAGUE and Turner venture into the Dota 2 world

The prominent CS:GO tournament organizer ELEAGUE will make their Dota 2 debut with a four-episode series titled "Road to The International Dota 2 Championships".

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
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The increasing importance of supports in today's meta

In the ever changing meta of Dota 2, supports have been and will always be an integral part of the game. The importance of supports has increased tremendously over time and is currently peaking in today's meta.

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by Eugene "ehzx" Hong via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
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The International 2017 Secret Shop

The International 2017 Secret Shop is now open for business, offering this year’s new lineup of Dota 2 merchandise to fans around the world before the tournament even begins.

Featuring a host of both original and community-created designs, the Valve Store powered by WeLoveFine is now taking orders to ship this year’s products almost anywhere in the world. Plus, to help expand the reach of the shop’s offerings, our partners at Perfect World will be accepting orders next week at ChinaJoy and the Perfect World Secret Shop.

For fans making the journey to Seattle next month, the on-site Secret Shop will offer a select range of items for attendees at KeyArena, including several gifts with purchase exclusive to fans at the event. More information for on-site purchasing will be available to ticket holders soon, so keep an eye on the inbox associated with your ticket purchase.


by Dota Team via Dota 2
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TI 7 profile: Newbee a team that can write history

This year only three organizations and only six players can write history by winning their second International. Newbee is one of these three organizations and their captain, Zeng 'Faith' Hongda is one of those six players.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
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Mineski and Execration will head to China for WCA 2017

The SEA regional qualifiers for WCA 2017 have come to a head with both Mineski and Execration each taking a spot in the LAN finals scheduled to take place in December.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
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Effect drops two in pre TI7 shuffle

Effect has dropped two of their players in the pre TI7 shuffle as the first step for the upcoming new Dota 2 year.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
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The best level 25 talents in Dota 2

While all talents improve heroes in certain ways, specific level 25 talents that give the hero a major power spike.

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by Siddharth "Gopya" Gopujkar via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
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TI 7 profile: Team NP a blast from the past

Formed in the post TI 6 aftermath, shuffled and reshuffled a couple of times in its nearly one year of existence, Team NP looks hotter than ever now, with less than a month to go until the start of The International 7.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
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LFY tackling visa issues two weeks before TI7

One of LGD's squads - LFY are tackling visa issues concerning two of their players - Du "Monet" Peng and He "Inflame" Yongzheng. Denied once, the organization has already made arrangements for a second round of interviews.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
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Viper gets his first ever cosmetic with The International 7 Immortal Treasure III release

With three weeks to go until The International 7 and a prize pool that once again broke records in esports, Valve released today the Immortal Treasure III, which is available only to the 2017 International Battle Pass owners.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
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Immortal Treasure III

Immortal Treasure III is now available, featuring Viper’s venomous debut onto the item scene, along with all-new items for Weaver, Legion Commander, Spectre, Winter Wyvern, and Sand King. Each Immortal Treasure III you open also offers increasing odds to receive a rare drop of 50 Battle Levels, a very rare Golden version of the Weaver item, or an ultra rare sword for Sven.

All Battle Pass owners can find an Immortal Treasure III ready to unbox in the Armory, and you can earn more of these treasures by increasing your Battle Level. Head over to the Battle Pass page for a preview of the new items and custom effects contained in today’s treasure.

With The International just around the corner, we’d also like to take a moment to thank the Dota 2 community for the incredible support that has helped this year’s prize pool eclipse past records to become the largest tournament purse in esports history. We look forward to welcoming the players and fans to Seattle for the annual celebration of Dota and the community that helps it thrive.


by Dota Team via Dota 2
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AliSports reveal plans for WESG 2017

AliSports has announced the next iteration of WESG (World Electronic Sports Games). The event will once again feature national teams of various disciplines including Dota 2 and CS:GO with $1.5 million dollar prize pools each.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
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Virtus.Pro fans rejoice; Contracts extended through 2018

Virtus.Pro has decided to extend the Dota 2 player contracts through the end 2018. While unsurprising, it does come prior to results at TI7 and illustrates a committment to stability and future promise.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
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The International 2017 prize pool shatters TI6 record

The International 2017 prize pool has now officially broken the TI6 record - currently standing at $20,772,353 with 32 days still left for fans to contribute even more to the final total.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
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The return of Chinese Meta – LGD Gaming vs LGD.Forever Young; Yao vs ddc

Mars Dota 2 League 2017: Game-by-game draft analysis between LGD Gaming and LGD.Forever Young.

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by Eugene "ehzx" Hong via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
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Alliance crowned Champions of The Final Match

The first ever Peruvian LAN ended with the Swedish team Alliance taking home the trophy, dropping only one game through the entire event.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
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MidOne becomes the second player to hit 10K MMR

After Digital Chaos's Abed, it's Team Secret's MidOne turn to be inducted into the hall of 10K MMR players.

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by Siddharth "Gopya" Gopujkar via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
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LGD Gaming are your Mars Dota 2 League 2017 Champions

The Mars Dota 2 League 2017 grand finals pitted the two LGD squads against each other with the older sister, LGD Gaming, claiming the title at the end of a hard fought series

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
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Six players who could write history as two time The International Champions

As The International 7 draws closer 90 professional players will be making the trek to Seattle Washington with one sight in mind – the Aegis of Champions.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
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Alliance unscathed in Peru's Final Match LAN

The Swedish special guests have emerged into the Grand Finals of the Final Match LAN in Peru undefeated in both group and playoff brackets.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
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LGD Gaming claim their spot in the MDL grand finals, edging out Newbee 2-1

The lower bracket finals at the Mars Dota 2 League ended with LGD Gaming claiming their spot in the grand finals to face off against LGD.Forever Young once more.

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by Jarrad "Belandrial" Adams via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
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Newbee secures top three finish at MDL 2017, no western teams left in the competition

Finished well after midnight in China, the Mars Dota 2 League 2017 lower bracket semifinals, Newbee versus OG, delivered two spectacular games that should be of interest for all the teams attending TI 7.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
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Signify: The new SEA team on the block

Team Signify backed by COBX Gaming is the second Indian team after Entity Gaming to recruit players from abroad

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by Siddharth "Gopya" Gopujkar via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
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LFY secure their spot in the MDL 2017 grand finals

The battle of the sister squads, LGD Gaming and LGD.Forever Young, for a spot in the grand finals at Mars Dota 2 League, saw a magnificent series and a win for LFY.

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by Jarrad "Belandrial" Adams via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
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Evil Geniuses and Invictus Gaming knocked out of Mars Dota 2 League 2017

Four TI7 bound teams started the day out on the verge of being knocked out of contention at Mars Dota 2 League 2017. When the dust settled, Evil Geniuses and Invictus Gaming had been beaten down and knocked out.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
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GosuGamers Weekly Business Review, 30/6 - 7/7

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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by Tim "Fatal1tim" Masters via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
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Invictus Gaming eliminate ViCi Gaming at Mars Dota 2 League 2017

The last series of the day for Mars Dota 2 League 2017 bid farewell to ViCi Gaming as iG staved off defeat to see another day with a tidy 2:0 sweep.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
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Evil Geniuses breeze through Clutch Gamers

In a completely expected result, Evil Geniuses swept through Clutch Gamers to claim a spot against OG in the next round at the Mars Dota 2 League 2017.

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by Jarrad "Belandrial" Adams via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
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The two LGD sister teams are in the MDL 2017 winners finals

The first round of Upper bracket matches at Mars Dota 2 League 2017 concluded with LGD Gaming and LGD Forever Young sweeping through their adversaries.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
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TI 7 group stage dates, player cards and All-Star match votes all in one announcement from Valve

The International 2017 action will kick off on the 2nd of August with four days of group stage matches counting for the main event double elimination bracket seeding.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
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All-Star Voting and Player Card Packs

All 18 teams are set, and The International is mere weeks away. For those that have earned a chance to compete in Seattle, all thoughts turn to the Aegis of Champions and the opponents that stand in the way of victory. And for a select few, another challenge awaits: The International 2017 All-Star Match.

This year, Battle Pass owners can choose the world’s top players to fill out two All-Star rosters that will clash in a 5v5 Captains Mode match at The International, where the winning All-Star team will walk away with $100,000 in prize money and the prestige that comes with defeating the best of the best. Head to the All-Stars section of the Battle Pass Compendium to create your two strongest All-Star teams. You can select one player per position for each lineup. With 90 players to draft from and just ten roster spots to fill, who will your dream matchups be?

Today’s update also brings Player Card Packs for this year’s Seattle-bound pros. Head to the Battle Pass Compendium to unwrap your card packs and start planning your initial Fantasy Rosters. Slot your favorite pros into Core, Offlane, or Support roles, and earn fantasy points based on their performances in the Group Stage and Main Event of The International.

Complete an entire set of Player Cards for any pro team to be able to set them as your Favorite Team, granting you special TP effects, a profile card, team emoticon, and effigy banner. Collect a full set of either Silver or Gold cards for a team to unlock upgraded versions of each reward.


by Dota Team via Dota 2
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(Almost) All American Dream; DreamHack Atlanta Talent revealed

The DreamHack Atlanta Talent team has been revealed with a mostly All-American lineup led by Dakota “Kotlguy” Cox.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
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MDL 2017: OG win the group stage, EG start from the lower bracket

The two days Round Robin group stage of Mars Dota 2 League 2017 has come to a close with OG claiming the top seed. They will be joined in the main event upper bracket by LGD, LFY and Newbee who finished top four in the group.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
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The Final Match 2017 brings Alliance and Team Spirit to Peru to face Infamous

The Final Match 2017 is slated to kick off tomorrow, July 7th in Lima Peru - featuring none other than Alliance, Team Spirit and MVP.Hot6ix as the overseas guests.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
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MDL group stage Day 1; LGD topple group, Clutch Gamers scraping bottom

MDL kicked off today with the first of two group stage days. LGD toppled the group with an undefeated record while Clutch Gamers fell hard to the bottom unable to clinch a win.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
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TnC Pro Team recruiting for female squad

TnC Pro Team looks to be recruiting to form their first female Dota 2 squad.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
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