The International 2017 – First TI without Dendi and Natus Vincere

Natus Vincere and their iconic mid-laner Dendi will not be at The International this year for the first time in 7 years.

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by Eugene "ehzx" Hong via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Team Secret qualify to The International 7

First phase of the European qualifies for The International 2017 ended with Team Secret claiming the top seed of the group and their tickets to the biggest event of the year

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

TnC are the first SEA team to make it to TI 7

TnC beat Fnatic in a game which was to decide who would take top spot in the SEA TI 7 qualifiers.

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by Siddharth "Gopya" Gopujkar via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

EPG drops Dota 2 squad after falling short this season

Elements Pro Gaming have officially dropped their entire Dota 2 squad after a rocky few weeks leading up to the TI7 qualifiers.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Redeye will not be hosting The International 7

Host of the last two Internationals, Paul 'ReDeYe' Chaloner announced today via twitter that he won’t be involved with The International 7.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Midas Club, NP and DC supremely confident after Day 1 TI7 NA/SA regional qualifiers

The first day of the North and South American regional qualifiers for The International 2017 has come to an end as teams begin to get into the thick of things in the group stage. Midas Club Elite, Team NP and Digital Chaos all staked their claim at the top.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

TI 7 European open qualifiers # 2 winners, Planet Dog deliver the big surprise in the regionals

Day one of the European regional qualifiers for The International 2017 closes with a big surprise as the newly formed Planet Dog are the leaders of the pack.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Funn1k’s M19 finish the first day of CIS regional qualifiers for TI 7 undefeated

Winners of the first CIS open qualifiers for The Interantional 2017, M19 take the regional qualifiers group stage by storm as they finish day one with five victories and no losses.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

TnC is undefeated after the first day of SEA qualifiers for The International 2017

Southeast Asia has no team directly invited to The International 2017 but three teams will qualify at the end of this week to the biggest event of the year.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Team Max is the last team headed for the TI7 regional qualifiers

As Team Max edged out Newbee.Young 2:1, the Chinese TI7 regional qualifier teams are now officially set. The group stage kicks off tomorrow at 04:00 CEST.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

TI7 open qualifiers closed out for five regions; China still underway

TI7 open qualifiers have officially come to a close for SEA, NA, SA, EU and CIS regions. Chinese qualifiers are still underway, set to finish today.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Planet Dog win the second EU open qualifiers for TI 7

The team name might not strike familiar but its roster should ring a bell for many. The four Prodota Gaming rejects plus the ex-carry of Elements Pro Gaming teamed up a day before open qualifiers and are now fighting for one of the two tickets to Seattle.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Congratulations to Abed on reaching 10K MMR

After a neck-to-neck battle between professional players from all over the world, Abed is crowned with the honour of being the first ever 10K MMR player ever.

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by Muhammad "TheHague" Ammar via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

The International 7 prize pool surpass the $19M milestone

We are 51 days after the TI 7 Battle Pass release and the prize pool is already only one and a half million Dollars behind the TI 6 one. In other words The International 2017 prize pool is the second largest one in Esports as of yet.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Loda’s stack win the first open qualifiers for The International 7

Stepping down from Alliance not even two weeks ago, Loda put together a team of friends to compete in The International 2017 European open qualifiers.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

M19 stake a claim on a TI7 CIS regional qualifier spot

M19 survived the fully packed TI7 CIS open qualifiers to lay a claim to one of the two remaining spots in the regional qualifiers.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Execration clinch the first spot in the SEA regional qualifiers

The first round of the TI7 SEA open qualifiers have come to an end. Execration has secured their spot in the regional qualifiers without dropping a single match. 

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

GosuGamers Weekly Business Review, 16/6 - 23/6

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
 

TI 7 Prize Pool spiked by Weekend Battle Level and Treasure Bundle sale

Available for purchase only this weekend, the Battle Level and Treasure Bundle is an exciting deal, featuring 70% savings on the combined value of its contents.

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by Muhammad "TheHague" Ammar via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Sweet Sixteen; home stretch of TI7 open qualifiers #1

The first day of the TI7 open qualifiers has come to an end. Sixteen teams from EU, CIS, NA, SA and SEA are still standing and ready to engage in the home stretch of the battle for a highly coveted regional qualifier spot.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Weekend Sale — Battle Level and Treasure Bundle

It’s time to boost your Battle Pass and grow your treasure stash with the Battle Level Bundle, available this weekend only. From now until the morning of Monday, June 26, Battle Pass customers can purchase this discounted bundle containing 80 Battle Levels, 4x Immortal Treasure I, and 4x Immortal Treasure II for only $19.99.

Limited to one purchase per customer, this bundle offers 70% savings on the combined value of the levels and treasures, and as with other Battle Pass purchases, 25% of all sales will contribute directly to The International 2017 prize pool.

With the tournament itself fast approaching and the chance to earn this year’s exclusive Battle Pass rewards—like the Reef’s Edge Terrain at level 150, Kunkka Prestige item at level 225, and Io Arcana at level 245—destined to sail beyond the horizon, the Battle Level Bundle is just the boost you need to help reel in more of the exclusive treasure haul before the end of the Battle Pass season.


by Dota Team via Dota 2
 

The International 7 regional qualifiers format announced

Dreams will be fulfilled, dreams will be shattered. 60 teams will battle next week in the regional qualifiers for a handful of spots to the biggest Dota 2 event of the year, The International 2017.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Stacked EU/CIS TI7 open qualifiers; Loda, Admiral Bulldog, Funn1k, to give their best shot

The EU and CIS TI7 open qualifiers are bursting with talent and notable stacks. From casters, to retired pros, to players in limbo from last minute roster shuffles, these stacks are expected to bring their A game and fun to the event.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

The split Aegis of Champions defense by Wings Gaming

For the first time since its inception, The International winners from the previous year will not be defending their title – but they will try from seperate teams.

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by Jarrad "Belandrial" Adams via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

One-way Elimination Mode - Team Secret vs Virtus Pro; Puppey vs Solo

The Summit 7 Grand Finals: Game-by-game draft analysis between Team Secret and Virtus Pro.

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by Eugene "ehzx" Hong via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

TI 7 format changes: No Wild Card spots available, teams will be eliminated in the group stage

Along with the six directly invited teams to The International 2017 announcement, Valve has also disclosed the event format and regional qualifiers invites with their respective available slots.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Virtus Pro defend their Summit title in style

Another Beyond the Summit trademark event ended last night in Los Ageless with Virtus Pro achieving not only the tournament title but also setting up a great challenge for themselves where they didn’t repeat a pick up to the fifth game of the grand finals.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

The International 2017 direct invites are announced

The six teams to receive direct invitations to The International 2017 are announced.

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by Jarrad "Belandrial" Adams via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

The International Invites

The Dota summer season is in full swing, and it’s time to unveil the six teams that have earned direct invitations to The International.

This year, all eighteen teams that make the journey to The International will compete in the Group Stage, where the tournament field will be divided into two Round Robin groups of nine teams. Upon completion of the Group Stage, the bottom team from each group will be eliminated, and the remaining sixteen will move on to the Double Elimination Main Event at KeyArena.

Make sure to tune in via Twitch or the Dota 2 client to catch the Open Qualifiers on June 22 – 25 and the Regional Qualifiers on June 26 – 29. With countless teams around the world hungering for an invite to Seattle, the battle for the Aegis of Champions is about to begin.


by Dota Team via Dota 2
 

The drafting encounter – Planet Odd vs Newbee; MiSeRy- vs Faith

Galaxy Battles Grand Finals: Game-by-game analysis between Planet Odd and Newbee.

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by Eugene "ehzx" Hong via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

A convincing 3:0 sweep grant Newbee the Galaxy Battles Championship title

Newbee claim the Galaxy Battles Championship title and most likely secure their TI7 invite with a compelling 3:0 victory over Planet Odd.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Immortal Treasure II released feat. Chaos Knight, Bloodseeker and more

Yesterday, Valve released the second Immortal Treasure for the International 2017 Battle Pass.

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by Isaac "RedCrayon" Celis via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

WCA 2017 SEA qualifiers are coming!

World Cyber Arena returns with its 2017 edition. On the heels of the TI7 qualifiers, the SEA regional event will kick off with the open qualifiers with a chance for local teams to compete against regional stars and for a piece of the prize pool.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Newbee and Planet Odd to hash it out again in the Galaxy Battles Grand FInals

The Grand Finalists of Galaxy Battles have been decided! Newbee and Planet Odd will battle it out once again - this time in the best-of-five series to take home the trophy, title and $69,000 reward.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Team Secret beat LGD Gaming 2-0 and ensure a top two finish at Summit 7

Team Secret put up quite a performance in the winner's bracket final of Summit 7 as they beat LGD Gaming 2-0

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by Siddharth "Gopya" Gopujkar via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Immortal Treasure II

Immortal Treasure II is now available, featuring all-new items for Pudge, Bloodseeker, Lina, Treant Protector, Elder Titan, and Chaos Knight. Each Immortal Treasure II you open also offers increasing odds to receive a rare Keeper of the Light mount or an ultra rare Necrophos scythe.

In addition to these items, this treasure has a very rare chance to drop another chest containing a Golden version of one of the Chaos Knight, Pudge, or Lina items. As with other treasures, the Golden chest will not contain duplicate items until each Golden variant has already been acquired, and the first potential Golden drop will always be for Chaos Knight, followed by Pudge and then Lina.

All Battle Pass owners can find an Immortal Treasure II 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.


by Dota Team via Dota 2
 

GosuGamers Weekly Business Review, 9/6 - 16/6

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
 

TnC thrive in a strong lower bracket run

TnC have thrived in the lower brackets of Galaxy Battles to lay claim to the lower bracket finals and a top three finish. 

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

The International 2017 prize pool is now over 15M USD

Valve is on the right path of breaking records once again as The International 2017 prize pool has reached the 15 million Dollars milestone while the Immortal Treasure chest II is still to be released.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

LGD and Secret are in the Summit finals, four teams will fight for their lives today

While Galaxy Battles is unfolding in China with Newbee, Mouz, TnC and Planet Odd looking to snatch a last minute invite to TI 7, Dota Summit 7 is happening at the same time across the oceans with a bunch of teams also hoping to catch Valve’s attention with a trophy secured.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Are OG out-drafting themselves?

Looking at OG's drafts at the Manila Masters and Epicenter Season 2, it seems the Kiev Major champions are still stuck in a previous patch.

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by Siddharth "Gopya" Gopujkar via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Newbee and Planet Odd frontrunners in Galaxy Battles

A long first day at Galaxy Battles has come to an end with the two frontrunners being as expected - Newbee and Planet Odd. 

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Mousesports, TnC prepare for the brutal lower brackets in Galaxy Battles

The results of the Galaxy Battles group stage have been signed, sealed and delivered. Coming to a completion in only one day, the seeds for the upper and lower brackets had been set.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

FACEIT presents The International 2017 Open and Champion Qualifiers

As The International 2017 edges ever closer, the journey towards it kicks off with Open and Champion Qualifiers.

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by Jarrad "Belandrial" Adams via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Prodota Gaming releases four players days ahead of the TI 7 regional qualifiers

Although Prodota Gaming just secured in April four new players to join the long-time captain Ylli 'Garter' Ramadani, it seems that they gel into a cohesive unit and now  they have to take their chances via open qualifiers for TI 7.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Galaxy Battles and Dota Summit 7, the events that will decide the International 7 direct invites

With The International 2017 invites expected to come in just a couple of days, Dota Summit 7 and Galaxy Battles are decisive tournaments for a handful of teams.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Show must go on! Galaxy Battles back on track with updated schedule

After a slight delay courtesy of Typhoon Merbok, Galaxy Battles LAN is back on track to commence tomorrow, June 15th with the Group Stage starting at 04:30 CEST.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Galaxy Battles group stage delayed one day due to typhoon Merbok

Galaxy Battles was scheduled to commence tomorrow, June 14 however, the weather conditions in the central and eastern areas of China forced over 120 flights to be canceled and several train services to be suspended as well.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Easy group for Planet Odd at Galaxy Battles

Galaxy Battles is set to begin in less than 12 hours with the seeding group stage for the main event double elimination bracket.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Dota Summit 7: bracket and schedule

The Beyond the Summit house is ready to open the doors for the seventh edition of the Dota Summit. Tomorrow, May 14 is the first day of the event and the opening series is a full CIS battle.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Battle of the Mind Games – Team Liquid vs Evil Geniuses; KuroKy- vs Cr1t-

EPICENTER Moscow 2017 Grand Finals: Game-by-game draft analysis between Team Liquid and Evil Geniuses.

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by Eugene "ehzx" Hong via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Dota 2 news week in review: June 12

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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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Bristleback and Night Stalker hit by nerfs with the 7.06d patch

Moments after the EPICENTER: Moscow 2017 grand finals came to an end, Valve released a new gameplay update nerfing some of the most powerful heroes of the tournament.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Team Liquid become two times Champions of EPICENTER Moscow

Team Liquid defended their Epicenter title as they made short work of Evil Geniuses.

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by Siddharth "Gopya" Gopujkar via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

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Team Liquid crush LFY 2:0; cruise into the EPICENTER 2017 Grand Finals

The second day of the EPICENTER Moscow 2017 playoffs came to a dramatic close as Liquid crushed LGD.Forever Young's dreams with a 2:0 sweep for the final spot in the coveted Grand Finals. 

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Evil Geniuses sweeps Team Secret to secure a spot in the Grand Finals of EPICENTER Moscow 2017

In a classic matchup, Team Secret met the North American giants in the semi-finals of EPICENTER: Moscow 2017 and were subdued by two almost identical drafts.

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by Muhammad "TheHague" Ammar via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Talented casters of Moonduck head to China for Galaxy Battles

The MoonduckTV talent heading to China for the Galaxy Battles is full of classic favorites and some newer faces gracing a LAN event.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Team Liquid survive the Virtus Pro wrath and live another day to defend their EPICENTER title

Day one at the EPICENTER Moscow 2017 playoffs concluded with bad news for the CIS and the home crowd fans of Virtus Pro who got beaten at their own aggressive game.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

GosuGamers Weekly Business Review, 2/6 - 9/6

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
 

Team Secret steamroll Invictus Gaming out of EPICENTER Moscow 2017 in a clean sweep

In a clean 2-0 series, Team Secret eliminate Invictus Gaming from EPICENTER Moscow 2017 - with YapzOr continuing his domination.

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by Jarrad "Belandrial" Adams via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Living Legend Loda steps down from competitive play, replaced by Era

Jonathan “Loda” Berg, sometimes referred to "L-God" or "Living Legend" has put his competitive player career to rest after an extraordinary, exhaustive run - at least until after TI7.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Hot_Bid, Draskyl and PyrionFlax return with the Hot Hub TI Machine

Beyond the Summit will host The International 7 qualifiers hub which promises to be a time travel rollercoaster through Dota history and personal stories of all the talent involved.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Exclusive Battle Pass Campaign — Siltbreaker: Act I

A day of reckoning has arrived. A long-dormant evil stirs in Dark Reef prison, and four chosen defenders must band together to undertake a secret mission to stop the fiendish Siltbreaker and his enthralled host of followers. To face this dire threat, all Battle Pass owners are invited to journey across vast landscapes filled with hordes of monsters and other lethal terrors in the first-ever cooperative Dota 2 Multiplayer Campaign.

Each playthrough of this campaign offers the chance to earn in-game Artifacts that can be used each time you play the campaign during the Battle Pass season. Comprised of all-new items to the Dota universe, Artifacts are mythic objects of power that can be equipped in your inventory as you progress through the challenges of the campaign.

As Act I opens, Siltbreaker awakens in the depths of Dark Reef, and the mysterious Conclave of the Brine calls upon you to halt this dark power’s ascent, starting with Siltbreaker’s twisted creation—Rhyzik the Corruptor.

As you battle through multiple play zones in search of Rhyzik, you’ll earn completion stars based on your performance level. The first time you complete a zone with one or two stars will net you Battle Points rewards, and delivering a three-star zone performance will grant a treasure from Siltbreaker himself.

Each Siltbreaker Treasure includes a chance to receive an indescribably-rare Immortal Desert Sands Baby Roshan courier, and Battle Pass owners with Battle Level 165 or higher will receive double the treasures for each three-star zone they complete with the reward bonus active. You’ll also have the opportunity to unlock achievements that grant even more Battle Points.

Can you defeat Rhyzik to earn your just rewards and set up an Act II showdown with Siltbreaker? Party up with three friends or queue-met allies to find out. Stick together and stay alert. You might just stand a fighting chance.


by Dota Team via Dota 2
 

LGD Forever Young advance into the EPICENTER semifinals

The EPICENTER group stage is over. Four teams were sent home before even stepping on the grand stage, leaving six participants to duel in the playoffs single elimination bracket.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

OG and Na’Vi are eliminated in the EPICENTER group stage

Despite a worrisome start of the day for Team Secret who had to postpone their series against OG due to Yapzor’s health issues,  the evening brought them a big victory over the four times Major Champions and a secured spot into the playoffs.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

EPICENTER: EG take the top seed of group B, Clutch Gamers and Planet Odd eliminated

The last group stage day of EPICENTER started with an unfortunate event in group A which disrupted the schedule a little. While the final results of Group A will be determined tomorrow, group B concluded and two teams are already eliminated from the event.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Elements Pro Gaming announces their new roster

Elements Pro Gaming have announced their new members and will take this roster to the Blood in the Streets qualifier tomorrow.

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by Jarrad "Belandrial" Adams via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

EPICENTER 2017 Day 3 in the bag; LFY and Virtus Pro continue to reign supreme

EPICENTER 2017 has reached the end of the third day of group stage. LFY and Virtus Pro continue to top the charts while Clutch Gamers and Na'Vi haven't been able to get their feet off the ground.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Digital Chaos to replace Clutch Gamers at Dota Summit 7

Digital Chaos are the last addition to the Dota Summit 7 team line-up, as the SEA qualifiers winners are unable to secure US visa for their players.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

One year later AGES 2016 unpaid; Tournament payment woes litter the Dota 2 landscape

One year after the event itself, AGES 2016 (ASEAN Games for Esports) – a regional tournament with Malaysian government backing, is yet to pay out.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Epicenter group stage: LFY and Virtus Pro uncontested leaders at the end of day two

Recently shuffled, LGD Forever Young are set to deliver the biggest surprise at Epicenter after they defeated both OG and Liquid in the group stage.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Dota 2 news week in review: June 5

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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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

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ViCi Gaming to replace LGD at Galaxy Battles LAN

With a tidy 2:0 sweep, ViCi Gaming defeated Team MAX and secured a place at Galaxy Battles LAN in place of LGD Gaming who will now be traveling to Summit 7 instead.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

[REPORT] NiP drops their Dota 2 squad after disappointing six months

NiP has announced they have parted ways with their Dota 2 squad after making their re-entry into the scene January 2017.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Vote now for The International 7 Treasure Chest II

Vote for the sets you want to see in The International 7 Treasure II chest.

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by Daniela "Danielle." Antofe via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Mousesports snatch up the Galaxy Battles last LAN slot

Mousesports have staked their claim to the last Galaxy Battles LAN slot after defeating Vega Squadron in a best-of-one tie breaker series.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

EPICENTER 2017 survival guide; All you need to know

EPICENTER 2017 will commence tomorrow with the group stage phase and the competition will only become more intense moving forward as ten world class teams battle it out for the lion's share of the $500,000 prize pool and championship title.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Newbee are your Zotac Cup Champions

A marathon series ended with Chinese powerhouse Newbee coming out victorious, with a 3-1 victory over Team NP, and the Zotac Cup win.

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by Isaac "RedCrayon" Celis via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Kunkka Prestige Item and Quest Path

Today marks the release of the exclusive ‘Prize of the Saltworn Mariner’ Kunkka Prestige item and Quest Path, available to all Battle Pass owners with a Battle Level of 225 or higher. Players who complete the Quest Path will also receive an alternate style unlock for the Prestige item.

Featuring new animations and sounds for Kunkka’s ultimate ability, this item can only be obtained by increasing your Battle Pass to level 225 before the conclusion of The International, and—like the Io Arcana available at level 245—will not be available to market or trade in the future. Battle Pass owners who have already sailed past level 225 need but claim their prize from the rewards line to reel the item into Admiral Kunkka’s collection.


by Dota Team via Dota 2
 

CDEC Gaming are the next victims of VISA issues – Dota Summit 7

CDEC Gaming will be replaced by LGD Gaming at the Dota Summit 7 due to VISA issues.

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by Eugene "ehzx" Hong via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

FirstBlood launches BITS event featuring Crescendo and NiP

FirstBlood is launching their first tournament event - Blood in the Streets (BITS) starting June 12 featuring seven invited teams including NiP and Crescendo, one people's choice team and $5,000 on the line.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

GosuGamers Weekly Business Review, 26/5 - 2/6

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
 

NP and Newbee to face off in the Zotac Cup grand finals

The first Zotac Cup Dota 2 tournament is coming to its conclusion with the grand finals set to take place tomorrow, June 3rd.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Infamous' flawless performance pays off with a spot at Galaxy Battles LAN

Infamous will be heading to China to compete in the Galaxy Battles LAN after a flawless run in the Americas qualifiers.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

$250,000 ROG Masters announcement

ASUS ROG announced ROG Masters 2017, a $250.000 tournament series featuring the whole globe.

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by Ali "Maxxie" Or via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Clutch Gamers Summit 7 dreams denied by Visa issues

Clutch Gamers will not be able to attend Summit 7 thanks once again to the visa issues that plague the scene.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Planet Odd are going to DreamHack Atlanta

Just signed yesterday by Planet Odd, Thunderbirds have qualified for DreamLeague Season 7 LAN finals from DreamHack Atlanta.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Danish Bears, Digital Chaos eliminated from ZOTAC Cup Masters

Danish Bears and Digital Chaos were eiminated from the Zotac Cup in the first round of playoffs. Fnatic and iG.Vitality will advance to face Newbee and Team NP waiting in the semi finals.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Valve announces the Short Film Contest along with some temporary changes to Ranked Matchmaking

After the recent release of the 7.06c patch, Valve has now announced the Short-Film Contest for this year's International as well as some experimental changes to Ranked Matchmaking.

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by Muhammad "TheHague" Ammar via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Dota 2 Short Film Contest

Submissions for the 2017 Dota 2 Short Film Contest are now open, and this year we’ve extended the allowed length of each short film from 60 seconds to 90 seconds. Filmmakers have until the morning of July 25, 2017 to submit their short film creations to the Dota 2 Steam Workshop to be eligible for consideration.

As always, we invite all fans to visit the Workshop to participate in the voting and discussion process to help us select the best entries to be showcased as part of The International 2017 broadcast. Upon review of the Workshop ratings and discussions, Valve will nominate the top entries to be featured in The International 2017 Battle Pass for a final voting process by the community to determine the winners.

Each finalist that places in the top ten will be guaranteed to win $500, and the top three selections will be awarded prizes of $25,000, $10,000, and $5,000 in recognition of their efforts.

More information and guidelines on the submission process can be found on the Dota 2 Short Film Contest site. Be sure to check in on the Workshop page regularly to help review the submissions you would like to see showcased at The International 2017.


by Dota Team via Dota 2
 

Epicenter 2017 to be hosted by Alexander 'Machine' Richardson

Epicenter: Moscow 2017 has announced their English Broadcast team, led by host Alexander 'Machine' Richardson.

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by Eugene "ehzx" Hong via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Planet Odd sign Thunderbirds

The International 6 runner up boys just got signed by a new company venturing into the eSports world.  

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Elements Pro Gaming are down to three players

After a long trail of subpar results and without any LAN participation ahead of them, Elements Pro Gaming bid farewell to their carry and mid-lane players.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

The Zotac Cup playoffs are set and ready to go

The Zotac Cup group stage finished earlier today in Taipei and unfortunately for two of the competitors, this is where their adventure ends.For six other teams the tournament just begins.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Team Empire victory over Vega grants them a place at Summit 7

Team Empire edged out Vega Squadron 3:2 for the final spot at The Summit 7 scheudled from June 14 to 18.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Cyber Anji and Infamous prepare for Galaxy Battles regional qualifiers today

Cyber Anji and Infamous have found themselves a place in the Galaxy Battles regional qualifiers after two days of open qualifier competition. 

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

DreamLeague NA division starts today, Digital Chaos replaced with Team Freedom

It’s the first time ever when DreamLeague is organizing a full LeaguePlay division for the American teams, therefore giving the region a slot into the LAN finals.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Siltbreaker campaign delayed for next week

The first Dota 2 multiplayer campaign was promised to be released at the end of May. However, Valve admits that they haven’t finished working on the product.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

PPD and Charlie among the Dota Summit 7 panelists

Beyond the Summit announced the full list of commentators and analysts for their seventh edition of Dota Summit.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

A look into the great minds of Captain Cr1t- and Kaka - Manila Masters Grand Finals

A game-by-game draft analysis of the Manila Masters Grand Finals between Evil Geniuses and Newbee.

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by Eugene "ehzx" Hong via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Most picked hero at the Kiev Major, Crystal Maiden slowed down with the 7.06c patch

A day after the Manila Masters and a day before Zotac Cup, Valve drops a new gameplay update.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Dota 2 news week in review: May 29

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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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Ramping up for Zotac Cup Masters; iG.Vitality replace iG, DC last invite, schedule, format released

ZOTAC Cup Masters is about to get in full swing tomorrow, May 30th. The event taking place in Taipei, Taiwan boasts a $100,000 prize pool and eight teams battling it out for a clutch LAN title ahead of TI7 invites.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Evil Geniuses are your Manila Masters Champions

The Manila Masters grand finals witnessed everything we love in Dota 2: intense team fights, huge comebacks, one sided games, and even Radiance vs Radiance rat tactics.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

EG edge out Team NP 2-1 for a top two finish at the Manila Masters

In a hotly contested series, EG showed their mettle and edged out the Canadians 2-1, sending them home with a third place finish.

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by Isaac "RedCrayon" Celis via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

NP secure a top three finish at the Manila Masters

It’s been a marvelous day in Manila for NP, who started off with a crushing performance versus Invictus Gaming and eliminated afterwards the crowd favorites, Faceless to claim a spot in the lower bracket finals against Evil Geniuses.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

M19 venture into Dota 2 with Funn1k roster

M19, a Russian esports organization, has made the venture into Dota 2 picking up a roster featuring Gleb "Funn1k" Lipatnikov.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Masters Manila: Faceless pull out a huge upset as they send OG home

On the back of an insane team performance in all the three games, Faceless have knocked the four-time major winners out of the Manila Masters. and advance forward in the Lower Bracket.

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by Muhammad "TheHague" Ammar via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

LGD and Happy Feet are going to Galaxy Battles

The Chinese and Southeast Asian qualifiers for Galaxy Battles concluded after a long series of tiebreakers.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Pirates, crabs, sharks and many other sea creatures featured in the TI7 Collector's Cache

This year’s Collector's Cache contains 23 aquatic themed hero sets that will fit perfectly on the Reef’s Edge terrain.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Team NP claim victory over Invictus Gaming at the Manila Masters

In a rather one-sided best of three series, Team NP took a 2-0 victory over Invictus Gaming to eliminate the Chinese team from the Manila Masters.

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by Jarrad "Belandrial" Adams via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

The International 2017 Collector’s Cache

Available exclusively to Battle Pass owners for $1.99, The International 2017 Collector’s Cache has arrived, brimming with 20 aquatic-themed item sets—and three rare sets—designed to hook a full spread of heroes into the spirit of this year’s event.

Unboxing ten of these treasures automatically grants a token redeemable for any of the non-rare sets contained within, and opening 20 will instantly net you 20 Battle Levels. As usual, the chances for a rare drop increase with each treasure you open, and each purchase contributes directly to The International prize pool.

This treasure is only available for sale until The International concludes. As with last year’s International Collector’s Cache, the items in this treasure are exclusive and cannot be purchased elsewhere. Each set can, however, be gifted once or recycled for 2,000 Battle Points, and the Ultra Rare is marketable.


by Dota Team via Dota 2
 

GosuGamers Weekly Business Review, 19/5 - 26/5

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
 

Newbee style over EG 2-0 to secure a spot in the Grand Finals of the Manila Masters

The winner-bracket finals of the Manila Masters saw Newbee outclassing Evil Geniuses and sweeping them over without dropping a single game.

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by Muhammad "TheHague" Ammar via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Team Faceless eliminates Clutch Gamers from the Manila Masters

With a quick and decisive 2-0 victory, Team Faceless managed to eliminate Clutch Gamers from the Manila Masters, securing their spot in the next round.

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by Jarrad "Belandrial" Adams via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Galaxy Battles EU and NA qualifier details released; SG eSports and Mousesports to compete

NESO Galaxy Battles has released the information for EU and NA qualifiers including teams, schedule and format. Mousesports, SG eSports, Prodota Gaming and others scheduled to compete.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

EPICENTER 2017 groups revealed; Group A stacked with EU talent

The EPICENTER 2017 groups have been revealed with just over a week to go before the event kicks off with the group stage on June 4th.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

NP find the secret and eliminate Puppey's team from the Manila Masters

After a hotly contested three game series, Team NP overcame rivals Team Secret and eliminated them from the Manila Masters.

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by Isaac "RedCrayon" Celis via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Geek Fam and their new addition SexyBamboe take the SEA veterans by surprise

The Southeast Asian and Chinese qualifiers for Galaxy Battles commenced today and the front runners are already taking a considerable lead.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

EG secures top 3 at the Manila Masters after Day 1

After a 2-0 victory over Team Faceless earlier today followed by a 2-1 victory over Invictus Gaming, Evil Geniuses is now guaranteed top 3 in the Manila Masters.

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by eugene "ehzx" hong via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Newbee make quick work of OG at the Manila Masters in a 2-0 sweep

Newbee played the perfect series against OG to ensure a quick 2-0 victory in their upper bracket clash at the Manila Masters.

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by Jarrad "Belandrial" Adams via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Masters Manila: A strong start for OG and Newbee

Day one of the Masters Manila kicked off with two explosive series. Recently shuffled Team Secret faced off a super aggressive Newbee while OG’s strengths were tested by the new NP roster.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Interview with Clutch Gamers' Boombacs: "Jerax and Zai are my idols"

From joining the newly formed Clutch Gamers in December 2016 to qualfying for four major LAN events by May 2017, Boombacs has come a long way in a very short time.

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by Siddharth "Gopya" Gopujkar via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Pablo joins Alliance as they lock their roster

Alliance filled and locked their pre-TI7 roster with the addition of Pablo to their ranks.

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by Jarrad "Belandrial" Adams via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Wings Gaming vs ACE, players against managers

The drama currently unfolding in the DotA 2 community involving the five ex-Wings Gaming players is a subject that needs careful analysis, as the implications are potentially serious.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Thunderbirds receive the last direct invite to Galaxy Battles

The fourth and last direct invite of NESO for the $150,000 Galaxy Battles LAN event went to the NA representative, Thunderbirds.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

is GG are not going to the ZOTAC Cup in Taiwan

Owing to visa issues of Yawar 'YawaR' Hassan, prevents is GG, recently signed by Team Freddom, from going to Taiwan to play in the ZOTAC Cup.

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by Muhammad "TheHague" Ammar via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

NP receive one year ban from DreamLeague

NP decided to withdraw for the second time in a row from a DreamLeague season, decision that comes with one year ban for the entire organization.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Client Performance Update

No matter which aspect of Dota captures your interest, all players benefit from improvements in the performance of the game client. With that in mind, today’s update delivers multiple changes focused on providing smooth and consistent gameplay regardless of the hardware setup you’re running.

Over the past few weeks, we’ve released many small incremental updates aimed at improving client performance. In today’s update, we’re releasing many more fixes that will also improve overall performance and FPS stability. Specifically, low-end machines will see a higher peak frame rate, while high-end machines will experience improved frame-rate consistency, resulting in fewer performance dips.


by Dota Team via Dota 2
 

DeMoN joins Complexity Gaming

After two players departed from compLexity Gaming a month ago, they’ve finally confirmed their full new roster.

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by Jarrad "Belandrial" Adams via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

EGM to reunite with Akke at syndereN's new team

Featuring the likes of syndereN, Akke, Excalibur and BabyKnight, EGM has found his new home in Team Crescendo.

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by Muhammad "TheHague" Ammar via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Galaxy Battles honors TnC with a direct invite

Galaxy Battles has given the nod to TnC's stellar performance recently, granting them with the third invite to the LAN event scheduled to take place June 14 to 18 in Shenzhen China.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

EHOME picks up y`, Faith_bian, resigns Garder for TI7 season

EHOME has officially picked up ex Wings players, Zhang "Faith_bian" Ruida and Zhang "y`" Yiping amidst ACE controversy and also welcomes back Liu "Garder" Xinzhou.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Mineski add another CIS component in the TI 7 roster shuffle

Mineski bring in 'ryOyr' and '.Ark' to finalize the new roster

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by Siddharth "Gopya" Gopujkar via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

iG Vitality announced for Galaxy Battles

Following the Newbee announcement from earlier today, Galaxy Battles welcome iG Vitality as their second invited team to the to the $150,000 event.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Newbee granted NESO Galaxy Battles first direct invite

Newbee has been granted the first of four direct invites for the NESO Galaxy Battles event scheduled to take place in China June 14 to 18 at the Shenzhen Bay Sports Stadium in Shenzhen China.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Dota 2 news week in review: May 22

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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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Na'Vi win the fan vote for Epicenter 2017 by a landslide

The votes are in and Na’Vi are the fan’s choice for a direct invite to Moscow.

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by Viktor "vviki" Ahilov via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Team Liquid take home the SL i-League Invitational S2 trophy

Team Liquid secured their second StarLadder title in just a few months. Back in February they won the SL StarSeries and now they managed to pocket the SL i-League Invitational Championship title too.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

OG, NP, Team Secret and Newbee first to bat at Manila Masters

With only five days to go, the Manila Masters brackets have finally been released - revealing the first match ups set to take place starting May 26th.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

EGM departs from the Alliance shores

After failing to qualify for the Kiev Major and a having a less than average performance at the StarLadder i-League Invitational 2, Alliance have let go of EGM.

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by Jarrad "Belandrial" Adams via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Team Secret qualify for the LAN Finals of DreamLeague Season 7

After a stellar performance against Virtus Pro last night, Team Secret were able to emerge as the kings of the EU division and secure a ticket to Atlanta.

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by Muhammad "TheHague" Ammar via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

TnC sweep the floor with Newbee; surge forward to the Grand Finals of SLTV iLeague

In front of the hometown crowd, Newbee fell flat at StarLadder i-League Invitational 2 as TnC surged over the Chinese hopefuls with a 2:0 sweep.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Team Liquid secure a spot in the StarLadder i-League Invitational 2 grand finals

The first game of today would see two tournament favourites, Team Liquid and Invictus Gaming do battle for a spot in the StarLadder i-League Invitational 2’s Grand Final.

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by Jarrad "Belandrial" Adams via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Newbee exact their revenge; eliminate Vega from SL i-League invitational Season 2

SL i-League invitational Season 2 groups stage has come to a close as Newbee exacted their revenge and eliminated Vega Squadron 2:0.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

IG secure a top four finish at StarLadder i-League Invitational S2

One of the two Chinese teams from Group A made it to the playoffs and it’s Invictus Gaming who survived two elimination series today.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

The International 2017 Prize Pool has reached the $10 million mark

After a mere fifteen days the prize pool for The International 2017 has reached ten million dollars.

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by Jarrad "Belandrial" Adams via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Newbee strike back to eliminate Team Faceless from theSL i-League Invitational S2

The Group B elimination match-up between Newbee and Team Faceless turned into a grueling series which saw Newbee come out on top.

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by Jarrad "Belandrial" Adams via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

The face of Cyber Anji, XBOCT, has parted ways with the team

Alexander "XBOCT" Dashkevich - the face of the new Dota 2 squad Cyber Anji formed by the Russian football club FC Anji has parted ways with the organization.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Invictus Gaming eliminate VG J from SL i-League Invitational S2

Four teams will be sent home by the end of today’s matches and the first to say goodbye to their Chinese fans are VG J.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Team Secret qualify for EPICENTER Moscow 2017

With EPICENTER Moscow 2017 fast approaching, the European Qualifier final between Team Secret and Natus Vincere was contested yesterday.

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by Jarrad "Belandrial" Adams via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

True Sight: The Kiev Major Grand Finals

An all-new episode of True Sight is now available, and all fans are invited to venture backstage with Team OG and Virtus.pro as they battle through the best-of-five Grand Finals at The Kiev Major.

With a level of all-access coverage that follows the contenders all the way from the ready rooms directly into the tournament booths, you’ll gain new insights into the battle of wits that occurs as two of the top teams in the world face the gamesmanship of the draft, endure the ebb and flow of the fight for the Ancients, and regroup with coaches and teammates in the aftermath of both victory and defeat.

While you may already know who reigns supreme, as you witness the journey undertaken to seize the Mystic Staff, you’ll see that not all has yet been revealed.


by Dota Team via Dota 2
 

GosuGamers Weekly Business Review, 12/5 - 19/5

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
 

Team Liquid's miraculous SL i-League invitational Season 2 perforamnce

With a 'miraculous' group stage performance Team Liquid have taken the top seed of Group B in SL i-League invitational Season 2 after a stellar and flawless performance to kick things off.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Galaxy Battles is the newest $150,000 tournament of NESO: Open qualifiers to commence next week

Organized by the National Electronic Sports Organization (NESO), Galaxy Battles will take place in China from June 14 to 18 with four directly invited teams and four qualified ones fighting for a slice of the $150,000 base prize pool.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

NP to grace the stage of Zotac Cup Masters in Taipei

Team NP have received their second direct invite for the new season - heading to Taipei, Taiwan to battle it out in the Zotac Cup Masters first premier LAN event. 

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Benevolent Champion: Valve releases Io's arcana

After last year's close Arcana Showdown, second placed Io gets his own arcana after being defeated by Juggernaut.

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by Siddharth "Gopya" Gopujkar via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Exclusive Io Arcana

Some fans may have noticed that Io was not included in this year’s Arcana vote—indeed, we removed the wispy Fundamental from the selection process for pressing ceremonial concerns. But Io’s influence reaches into the very fabric of the Dota universe itself, and many astute fans found they could still hear the comforting sounds of Io’s benevolence seeping through the stream of rewards by clicking on the blank space at Battle Level 245. With today’s update, however, Io has at last relocated directly into the line of level rewards to unveil an all-new Arcana.

After seeing Io float away with a second-place finish in last year’s hotly-contested final round, we decided this year that the wisp deserved to skip the vote and select its own favored form. And what a heart-warming form it is! Now available to all Battle Pass owners who surpass level 245, the Benevolent Companion Arcana imbues Io with the form and function of the best friend anyone could ask for.

Featuring new animations, custom ability effects, custom sounds, and a special death effect, this exclusive Arcana can be obtained by reaching level 245 in The International 2017 Battle Pass, and—much like the Kunkka Prestige item at level 225—will not be available to market or trade. Don’t miss out—make sure to level up your Battle Pass before the end of The International to claim yours. Then take heart, all ye who unlock this reward, for Io knows that no matter where the tide of battle leads you, the bonds of friendship will always carry the day.


by Dota Team via Dota 2
 

Get hyped Dota fans, True Sight's Episode 4 releases tomorrow

Available exclusively to the Battle Pass owners, the Valve documentary will give an inside view of the intense grand finals of the Kiev Major between OG and Virtus Pro.

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by Muhammad "TheHague" Ammar via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

TnC take the first seed of Group A at SL i-League Invitational S2

The very recently shuffled TnC had a marvelous first day at SL i-League invitational Season 2 and finished top seed in Group A with solid performances against Invictus Gaming and Alliance.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Virtus.Pro continue their roll taking championship title in Mr. Cat Invitational Europe

Virtus.Pro have continued to come out ahead as they edge out Team Empire 2:1 and take the championship title for Mr. Cat Invitaitonal Europe

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Starladder i-League S2 Invitational Day One: TnC stomps iG 2-0

In the first LAN match of the newly released 7.06 patch, TnC dominated iG with the new patch, and their new captain, putting the Chinese squad into the lower bracket in just over an hour.

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by Isaac "RedCrayon" Celis via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Interview with xNova: " Winning against Wings Gaming has been the most unforgettable moment"

Since joining WarriorsGaming.Unity in the fall shuffle of 2016, xNova has captained the team to international recognition.

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by Siddharth "Gopya" Gopujkar via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

[Report] ACE bans former Wings players from competing in China

A new drama is bubbling in China and it involves ACE, the former Wings players and some of the most powerful Chinese organizations.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Ah Jit joins Fnatic as their new carry; Meracle to be benched

After failing to achieve suitable results, Fnatic have announced the addition of Lai 'Ahjit' Jay Son to their Dota 2 roster while Meracle will remain in the team as a sub.

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by Muhammad "TheHague" Ammar via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

MDL 2017 to start from July 5; OG, EG, Newbee and iG directly invited

Taking place after the qualifiers for TI7, Mars Dota 2 League 2017 will feature the best teams from around the globe, battling in China for supreme honour.

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by Muhammad "TheHague" Ammar via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

1437 becomes TnC’s captain and drafter

TnC pulled out from Epicenter qualifiers only a few days ago, citing internal issues. Today the Filipino organization is ready to reveal their new roster.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Dota 2 news week in review: May 16

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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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Starladder i-League S2 Invitational Talent: Nahaz Returns

Earlier today, Starladder announced their talent lineup for the upcoming Season Two Invitational. Long missed stats man, Alan 'Nahaz' Bester, also makes his return.

Click here to read the full article.


by Isaac "RedCrayon" Celis via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

All the respawn talents are removed with the 7.06 patch and the changes don’t stop here…

Impatiently awaited by many, the 7.06 gameplay update brings huge changes to the game mechanics, including the removal of all the 42 respawn talents.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Mindnumbing 40k gold comeback and MDL LAN for Clutch Gamers

Nothing short of extraordinary, Clutch Gamers secured their fourth LAN trip in less than a month with a spectacle of a series including a Mmndnumbing 40k gold comeback.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Gameplay Patch – 7.06

Today’s patch introduces the 7.06 Gameplay Update, which focuses mainly on adjustments to general gameplay mechanics. Featuring changes to denies, lanes, shrines, and more, there are a host of details to check out before your next match. Head to the 7.06 Gameplay Update page for a full list of changes.


by Dota Team via Dota 2
 

Warriors Gaming Unity are going to Taipei for Zotac Cup

Two teams in full roster reconstruction process faced off in the second leg of Zotac Cup Southeast Asian qualifiers. Warriors Gaming Unity and Mineski disputed their spot for the LAN finals this morning, and the Malaysian squad emerged victorious.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

NP lock down Summit 7 LAN spot after grueling five game series

Only two weeks after forming one of the most anticipated new rosters and rising formidable opponents, NP has snatched another LAN spot after edging out Digital Chaos in a hard fought 5 game grand finals of Summit 7 NA qualifiers. 

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Na’Vi steamroll everyone and qualify for the Summit 7

Yesterday saw the culmination of the Dota Summit 7 European Qualifiers and it was Natus Vincere who took all the spoils.

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by Jarrad "Belandrial" Adams via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Clutch Gamers are going to EPICENTER Moscow

After a convincing performance against Team Faceless in a tough series, Clutch Gamers were able to win their third qualifier Grand Finals this month.

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by Muhammad "TheHague" Ammar via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

CDEC Gaming qualify for the Summit 7

After nearly two years of missing big LAN events, CDEC Gaming defeated LGD Gaming this morning  to ensure themselves the tickets for the seventh edition of the Summit.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Thunderbirds punch their ticket for EPICENTER Moscow 2017

With a tidy 2:0 sweep through the revamped Team NP squad, Thunderbirds have claimed a spot for the Epicenter Moscow 2017 LAN to battle it out for a slice of the $500,000 prize pool next month.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Cloud9 disbands their entire Dota 2 roster

After about five months of struggle and inconsistency, the Danish Cloud9 has decided to disband for the greater good.

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by Muhammad "TheHague" Ammar via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Additional chance given to EU teams for Summit 7; open qualifiers begin today

Teams will have one more shot at qualifying for Summit 7 with an additional EU qualifier added to the mix.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Top 10 submitted sets for The International 7 treasures

Now, that the deadline for submitting sets for The International 7 treasures came to an end, it’s your time to decide which set deserves to be added in-game.

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by Daniela "Danielle." Antofe via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

ESL partners with Emirates Airline to provide esports entertainment on all flights

ESL continues to grow and expand in leaps and bounds - partnering up with Emirates Airline to provide esports viewing entertainment on all flights starting in June 2018.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Starladder iLeague Invitational 2 - A peek at the first head to head matches

As we rush toward the mid point of May and encroach upon the qualifiers and invites for The International 7, the action is getting real.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

GosuGamers Weekly Business Review, 5/5 - 12/5

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
 

Hao makes his return to competing with ViCi Gaming

Chen “Hao” Zhihao has brought his hiatus to an end after almost 9 months - joining up with ViCi Gaming.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

TNC pull out of the Southeast Asian qualifiers for EPICENTER

Internal issues seem to be overshadowing TNC Pro Team's tournament schedules, as they pull out of the Southeast Asian qualifiers for EPICENTER.

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by Muhammad "TheHague" Ammar via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Entity on the rise: Clutch Gamers’ former carry Ab1ng joins Indian outfit Entity Esports

When was the last time an India Dota 2 team made a splash in the scene? 

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by Siddharth "Gopya" Gopujkar via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Siltbreaker; Valve's first co-op storyline goes live this month

Siltbreaker - Valve's first foray into the co-op storyline, goes live at the end of this month.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Announcing the winners of €1,000 GosuGamers readership survey

See which of the GosuGamers who helped us improve got a piece of the survey prize.

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by Radoslav "Nydra" Kolev via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Vega withdraw from Mr. Cat; Empire surge forward

A jam-packed match schedule led to Vega Squadron withdrawing from Mr. Cat Invitational's qualifiers, giving Empire an auto-win and a place in the Lower-Bracket finals.

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by Muhammad "TheHague" Ammar via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Starladder i-League Invitational S2: group stage and playoffs schedule

The second edition of SL i-League Invitational is just a week away and it will be the first LAN event after the Kiev Major.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Mineski welcomes aboard a CIS veteran

One of the CIS veterans, former member of Empire and Vega Squadron, Andrey 'Mag~' Chipenko moves to Philippines to join Mineski.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Trial Ah Fu qualifies with LFY for EPICENTER 2017

Released from the WG Unity roster only a week ago, Tue Soon 'Ah Fu' Chuan is on trial status at LGD Forever Young and already produces great results for the Chinese team.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Forev replaces DeMoN at Digital Chaos

Jimmy 'DeMoN' Ho, one of the founding members of Team Onyx, now signed by Digital Chaos, founds himself teamless once again.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Dota 2 news week in review: May 8

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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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Alliance drop out of DreamLeague; EPG step in

Alliance has withdrawn from DreamLeague season 7 due to conflict in schedule with their invite from SL iLeague Invitational. Elements Pro Gaming will step in as their replacement in the league.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Team Singularity take their place at ZOTAC Cup Masters LAN

Team Singularity punched their ticket for Taiwan in the second of the European qualifiers for ZOTAC Cup Masters - a $100,000 event to be held in Computex Taipei, Taiwan starting May 30th.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Team Secret bestowed Summit 7 invite

Team Secret has been bestowed a direct invite for the Summit 7 taking place next month. The European squad rounds out the shortlist, leaving teams to battle it out for any open spots.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Last chance to vote for The International 7 treasure sets

Your last chance to vote the sets that may be featured in The International 2017 treasures is now.

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by Daniela "Danielle." Antofe via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Final Four SL iLeague invites awarded to Mousesports, Liquid, Faceless, TnC

SL iLeague Invitational 2 is just around the corner and the final four invited teams have been revealed. Mousesports, Team Liquid, Team Faceless and TnC Pro will be heading to Shanghai China May 18.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Clutch Gamers snatched another LAN to be hometown heroes at Manila Masters

Clutch Gamers snatched another LAN, over powering TnC Pro 3:1 in the Grand finals of the Manila Masters Philippines qualifier.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Invictus Gaming are the penultimate team to receive a direct invite to EPICENTER: Moscow 2017

With the Chinese regional qualifiers in motion, EPICENTER announced Invictus Gaming as their fifth directly invited team to the LAN event.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

The International 2017 prize pool breaks the $5,000,000 milestone

Just a single day after the Battle Pass release, The International 2017 prize pool has breached the $5,000,000 barrier.

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by Jarrad "Belandrial" Adams via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Alliance, Fnatic , Secret, NP among those in EPICENTER 2017 regional qualifiers

Epicenter 2017 qualifiers kick off tomorrow with some big names from all four regions - NA, SEA, EU and China. The regional qualifiers will span a total of eight days granting one team from each region a spot in the groups stage and a shot at the $500,000 prize pool.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Team Liquid receive a direct invite to EPICENTER: Moscow 2017

Regardless of their recent results, Team Liquid are the EPICENTER 2016 champions and will have the chance to defend their title at the beginning of June when the second edition of the event will take place.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

GosuGamers Weekly Business Review, 28/4 - 5/5

Welcome to the Gosu Money Review, where we take a look this week at a different topic. How should you play, and who should be allowed to play?

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by Tim "Fatal1tim" Masters via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Road to TI7; A fierce journey for teams

The Road to TI7 is a complex and intense path, paved with blood, sweat and tears. Some embark on the path earlier than others, some are forced to take longer or more treacherous routes. For many who travel, it always starts with a dream and ends in fierce competition.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Vega, Team Spirit, EPG, Prodota Gaming fighting in Summt 7 pre-qualifier

Four EU teams - Vega, Team Spirit, EPG, Prodota Gaming are fighting it out in the Summit 7 pre-qualifiers starting today.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

The International 7 Battle Pass has arrived

The International 7 is three months away but the new Battle Pass will surely keep you busy through the long wait for the biggest event of the year.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Team Random quells rumors of disbanding

After problems with their organization, an unsatisfactory performance at the Kiev Major and rumors of disbanding, Team Random decides to take a break.

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by Viktor "vviki" Ahilov via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

The International 2017 Battle Pass

The International Battle Pass has arrived. With cargo holds brimming full of new and classic features, an all-new multiplayer campaign, and a host of exclusive rewards, this Battle Pass will leave you swimming in treasure as we sail through The International season towards the biggest tournament of the year. Plus, with 25% of all Battle Pass sales going directly to The International 2017 prize pool, just where the final tally ends up depends on you.

Befitting the crown jewel of the Dota 2 championship circuit, The International Battle Pass boasts a haul of new Immortal Treasures to open, an infusion of new features, heaps of Level Rewards to earn, and even a Dark Reef terrain to explore. Indeed, for those who push their Battle Levels to the greatest heights, the gallery of rewards stretches nearly as far as the eye can see.

Check out The International 2017 Battle Pass website for more information, including details on Immortal Treasures, Queue Trivia, MMR Double Down, Chat Wheel Sounds, The International 2017 Compendium, and much more.


by Dota Team via Dota 2
 

NP reveals their new roster: FATA and Pieliedie reunite with old teammates

Minutes after Team Secret announced the departure of Pieliedie from their roster, Team NP unveiled the new line-up for The International 7.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

YapzOr joins Team Secret

YapzOr replaces pieliedie in Team Secret after the Kiev Major.

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by Viktor "vviki" Ahilov via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Virtus.Pro receive the third invite to EPICENTER: Moscow 2017

The third team to be invited to EPICENTER: Moscow 2017 has been announced; and it’s Virtus.Pro.

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by Jarrad "Belandrial" Adams via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

DreamLeague 7 kicks off with Vega double header

DreamLeague Season 7 kicks off tonight with a CIS double header - Vega vs Na'Vi at 18:30 CEST followed by their match against the Empire at 21:00 CEST.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

The Kiev Major: Analysis by the Numbers

The Kiev Major turned out to be a fascinating event with teams opting for varied tactics and heroes.

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by Siddharth "Gopya" Gopujkar via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Our survey, with €1,000 of prizes to be won, is closing soon

Your chance to take the survey and win great cash prizes is ending soon

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by Tim "Fatal1tim" Masters via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

The Shuffle season is declared open

Valve has announced the post Kiev Major Shuffle dates and rules. All the teams have time until the 24th of May to work on their roster.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Midas Mode on hold until after TI7

Midas Mode - the new unconventional tournament by MoonduckTV has been put on hold until after TI7 due to scheduling conflicts.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

The Kiev Major Champions

Congratulations to OG for claiming the Mystic Staff trophy to win their fourth Dota 2 Major Championship crown.

OG’s path through the Main Event bracket was forged with hard-fought victories over three stalwart teams. Managing to fend off a rally by Team Random and beat back early aggression by Team Faceless for a pair of 2-1 victories, OG then outlasted a resilient EG squad in two lengthy matches for a 2-0 series win and a berth in the Grand Finals.

Facing crowd favorite Virtus Pro in the best-of-five decider, OG jumped to an early one-game lead before dropping two straight matches to find themselves on the brink of elimination. Responding with a victory in game four, they set up only the second game-five deciding match in Major Championship circuit history.

Despite stellar play by Virtus Pro to grab an early advantage in the final match, OG held on to recover en route to another trip to the winner’s circle. As the only team with multiple Major Championship victories, the only prize OG has yet to claim is The International itself.

With The Kiev Major now complete, we would like to thank all of the participating teams and fans in Kiev, and all of the fans around the world who tuned in to watch the action unfold. We look forward to welcoming teams and fans alike to The International on August 7 – 12 in Seattle.

In preparation for the next event, team rosters have been unlocked, and players are now able to manage their team affiliations. Teams have the opportunity to drop players until May 16, 12:00 a.m. PDT, and add players to their roster from that moment until May 24 12:00 a.m. PDT. From that point, rosters will remain locked until the conclusion of The International.


by Dota Team via Dota 2
 

Rejoice the Kiev Major main event with GosuGamers highlights

The fifth Valve Major ringed down the curtain last Sunday with a terrific grand final between OG and Virtus Pro. New records have been set, hopes and dreams have been broken and a beautiful underdog story unfolded during the four days event at the National Palace of Arts from Kiev Ukraine.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

EG is the second team invited to EPICENTER: Moscow 2017

EG have been selected to be the second team invited to EPICENTR: Moscow 2017 battling it out for a half a million dollars prize pool

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by Karim "Phenomthegreat1" Baradei via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Announcing the winners of our G2A Kiev Major giveaway campaign

The lucky winners will split more than €300 in value.

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by Radoslav "Nydra" Kolev via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Let the Shuffle begin: Ah Jit and Ah Fu part ways with WG Unity

After the Kiev Major qualifiers results, the Malaysian team has announced the first roster change.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

MR.Cat Invitational expands to Europe; Secret and Virtus Pro receive direct invites

After two successful editions in Southeast Asia, MR.Cat Invitational boosts the prize pool to $50,000 and kicks off their first European online tournament.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Manila Masters talent revealed: Sheever and Eri are the panel and stage hosts

The first edition of The Masters will kick off at the end of May, and while the Philippines qualifiers are still undergoing, the LAN event broadcast crew has been announced.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Oxford v Cambridge eSports Varsity Match!

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 Varsity eSports glory.

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by Alexander "ZDS" Di Stefano via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

OG claim their fourth Major title in Kiev and achieve legend status

OG keep breaking records. They were the only team in the Dota 2 history to have won three Valve events, now the bar has been raised to four Major Championship titles. A record that is hard to imagine will be matched by another team anytime soon.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

OG stomps EG to reach a record fourth Major Grand Final

The usual suspects did not disappoint and deservedly head into the grand final where they are expected to meet a greater challenge in the face of home crowd favourtes Virtus.Pro.

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by Vladimir "vlid0" Krastev via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Hometown Heroes Virtus.Pro become the first Kiev Major Grand Finalists

The road in the Kiev Major has reached Championship Sunday where the two grand finalist teams will be determined. In a tidy and surprising 2:0 sweep, Virtus.Pro claimed the first slot in the Grand Finals after knocking Invictus Gaming out cold.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

A match to remember: EG edge out SG

In an unrivaled spectacle, EG barely overcame SG  to head into the semi-finals after hard fought 2-1. The Brazillians leave the tournament with heads up high after delivering a show worthy of being compared to some of the best games in Dota 2 history. 



 

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by Vladimir "vlid0" Krastev via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Virtus Pro secure Kiev Major semifinals after a breathtaking series against VG J

Two very similar teams in terms of play style, one featuring some of the most iconic figures of the Chinese Dota, VG J, and the best CIS squad of the moment, Virtus Pro, fought against each other today to stay alive in the merciless single elimination format of the Kiev Major.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

No stopping the OG train; Team Faceless knocked out

With no signs of slowing down, the OG train is blasting foward full speed ahead as they knock Team Faceless out 2:1 in the quarter finals of the Kiev Major.

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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

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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by Jarrad "Belandrial" Adams via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

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
 

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
 

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
 

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
 

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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by Tim "Fatal1tim" Masters via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

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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by Jarrad "Belandrial" Adams via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Arc Warden’s ascend to the Captains Mode

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

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by Siddharth "Gopya" Gopujkar via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

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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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

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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by Daniela "Danielle." Antofe via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

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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by Viktor "vviki" Ahilov via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

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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by Radoslav "Nydra" Kolev via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

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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by Jarrad "Belandrial" Adams via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

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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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

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
 

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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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

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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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

10 Facts about me


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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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by Jarrad "Belandrial" Adams via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

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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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

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
 

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
 

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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by Cristy "Pandoradota2" Ramadani via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

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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by Daniela "Danielle." Antofe via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

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
 

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
 

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
 

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
 

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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by Tim "Fatal1tim" Masters via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

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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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

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.


by Dota Team via Dota 2