Dota 2 news week in review: January 30

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
 

TNC, Execration, Faceless and many more to compete at Mr.Cat Invitational Season 2

Season 2 of Mr.Cat invitational boasts twice the prize pool and some of the finest SEA teams competing for the championship title.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

NextGen will replace Fnatic at DAC 2017 qualifiers

Fnatic withdrew from the Dota 2 Asia Championships 2017 SEA qualifiers due to the same roster inconsistency that has been affecting them for the past few months.  

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Top weekly Workshop submissions - Philipp Horsch and the fascinating stories behind his sets

Into the spotlight for this week we have a very passionate artist who creates a whole universe around every set he makes. 

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

GosuGamers Weekly Business Review, Jan 21-27

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
 

It's here - the Winter Battle Pass 2017 goes live

In advance of the Kiev Major, the Winter Battle Pass 2017 goes live with new quests, items and achievements. 

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

A new challenge comes with the Winter Battle Pass 2017

Valve released the new Battle Pass with a new challenge – Battle Cup, and six slots added to the Kiev Major.

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

Valve announce the Dark Moon event

From now up until February 6th you'll be able to join forces and take part in the highly entertaining Dark Moon event.

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by Jarrad "Belandrial" Adams via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Special Event: Dark Moon

Band together in this free event to help defend Selemene’s temple against the advancing Dark Moon Horde and reap the rewards of the Goddess’ favor, including the chance to receive an implausibly indescribably-rare Immortal Dark Moon Baby Roshan courier of peerless origin.

Available to play through Monday, February 6, join the Dark Moon queue and work together with your team to defend against waves of loathsome shades creeping towards the temple. Survive the evolving assaults to earn special event points, then redeem your points for increasing Dark Moon Rewards. With a Daily Bonus and multiplier available to boost your score, the only limit to earning additional rewards is your devotion to the cause.

For millennia, the warriors of the Nightsilver Woods have stood vigilant against vile forces intent on the advent of a Dark Moon, earning both title and divine charge in sacred defense of the Goddess Selemene. But now, as the night of the new moon falls, Selemene’s chosen lie helpless behind her temple walls, victims of an arcane slumber that has left the temple grounds undefended.

With Selemene’s influence at its weakest, and twisted shades of the familiar creeping across her domain, the Moon Goddess beckons five new protectors to stand in the stead of her champions against the corruption of the Dark Moon Horde. Will you be one to answer the hallowed call?


by Dota Team via Dota 2
 

January 25th marks the return of Ninjas in Pyjamas to Dota 2

The Swedish organization that left the Dota 2 scene at the end of 2015, announced its comeback today by signing syndereN’s team January 25th.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

TnC qualify for SL i-League LAN finals

The South East Asian qualifiers for the third season of SL i-League StarSeries ended today with TnC claiming the one spot available in their region for the LAN finals.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Team NP announce bOne7 as their coach

Placing among the top teams around the world, Team NP announced today their very first coach.

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

EPG - Swiftending interview from Dota Pit 5: " We still need a lot of experience"

After their loss versus IG at Dota Pit, we had a chat with Swiftending, Elements Pro Gaming’s carry, who made his debut on the big scene this past weekend in Split, Croatia.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

EPG - LeBron Interview from Dota Pit 5: " I didn't expect Chinese to play so aggressive"

Dota Pit Season 5 was the first big LAN event for Elements Pro Gaming, a Russian organization featuring Balkan players from Serbia and Croatia.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

SL-i League Season 3 European and American qualifiers to kick off

With only two teams granted a direct invite for the third season of SL- i League, the regional qualifiers promise to provide top notch games starting today, January 24th.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

EG triumph over OG in the Dota Pit Season 5 Grand Finals

EG won their first tournament for the calendar 2017 and avenged OG for eliminating them from the Boston Major. The final will also be remembered as the longest one in Dota 2 history due to a number of technical difficulties causing a delay of several hours.

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by Vladimir "vlid0" Krastev via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Interview with Godran “gog1” Prosic of Elements Pro Gaming

"I hope we will learn from this and get betterand that's what we need right now"

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by Viktor "vviki" Ahilov via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Team Faceless move into the lower bracket finals at DotA Pit Season 5

With the final day of DotA Pit we would see a plethora of best-of-one lower bracket games before the winner’s bracket final, and the grand finals to end the day.

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by Jarrad "Belandrial" Adams via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Dota Pit’s organizer, Ivan Marusic talks about the difficulties on the first day of the LAN event

The first day of Dota Pit League Season 5 LAN finals went from bad to worse. Many hours delays, games that were shorter than the pauses, sound problems and so on.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Team Faceless sent the Dota Pit Season 5 favorites home

The second elimination game of the event just come to an end. Team Faceless crushed Digital Chaos and sent them home while they continued their way through the lower bracket.

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

Team Secret advance to the semi-finals at DotA Pit Season 5

After EG made their way into the semi-finals, Team Secret and Digital Chaos would go head-to-head to determine which of them would face off against EG.

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In-Game Interface Update

Today’s update focuses on improvements to the in-game interface with various modifications to the Shop layout and Hero Control Console. For a full list of changes, read our patch notes here.

Shop Interface
The in-game Shop interface has been reworked to restore the item grid to the right-side orientation with hero guides extending to the left, and popular items are now highlighted directly in the item grid. Popular items are dynamically created and updated based on the top items purchased by players with an MMR of 5,000 and higher. Additionally, all players have a row of global customizable pinned items under the grid that can be set to match personal item preferences for quicker access.

Hero Control Console
We’ve made adjustments to the Hero Control Console layout to accommodate several changes, including making hero attributes always visible and showing both the base and bonus values for damage, armor, and attributes by default. We’ve also increased the size of HP/Mana bars, increased the area for multi-unit selection, and introduced multi-unit icons that scale dynamically based on the initial number of units selected.

Hotkey Support
We’ve restored the option to activate the Learn Ability mode with a hotkey. In addition, hotkey support is now available for opening the Hero Talent Tree to select the left or right Talent branch.


by Dota Team via Dota 2
 

Elements Pro Gaming, first team to leave Dota Pit League Season 5

IG crushes EPG with an aggressive play style and outstanding performance, advancing into the next stage of the Dota Pit League.

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by Radu "mrb_gosugamers" Muresan via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

GosuGamers Weekly Business Review, Jan 14-20

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
 

WESG Interview with Resolut1on: “The Olympic format is giving an advantage to certain teams”

You, the Dota 2 fans and us, the GosuGamers crew, voted him carry of the year. Roman 'Resolut1on' Fominok was part of Team Ukraine at WESG and we couldn’t pass the opportunity to talk to him.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Day[9]’s DotA 2 journey begins today

Late last year we announced that Day[9] would be teaming up with Purge to create a video series delving into some of the basics of DotA 2, and now that time has come.

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by Jarrad "Belandrial" Adams via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Winners Interview with Raven at WESG: “I thought I don’t deserve to be a teammate of Mushi”

TNC Pro Team won the first edition of the WESG. GosuGamers had the chance to talk to Marc Polo 'Raven' Luis Fausto, team’s carry player, moments after he and his teammates lifted the heavy trophy.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

ComeWithMe Interview at WESG: “I want to improve myself before looking to join a team”

On the last day of WESG Global Grand Finals we had the chance to chat a bit with Team Romania’s support Alexandru 'ComeWithMe' Craciunescu.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Kpii Interview at WESG : “When considering a gender mixed team it all comes down to skill level”

In the first day of the WESG playoffs GosuGamers found Damien 'kpii' Chok from Newbee at the venue. Of, course he wasn’t competing so we invited him to chat about his unexpected presence there. We touched some other subjects as well, the highlight being the gender mixed team, Newbee Boss.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Perfect World announce the Regional Qualifiers for Dota 2 Asia Championship - dates and format

Dota 2 Asia Championship today announced the dates and the teams for the regional qualifiers.

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

Gabe Newell confirms an AMA on Reddit

We all know and love the man and now we will, hopefully, get a chance to ask him anything.

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by Jarrad "Belandrial" Adams via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

The DotA Pit League Season 5 bracket is announced

After the regional qualifications for DotA Pit League Season 5 ended, the bracket for the group stages have finally been announced.

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by Jarrad "Belandrial" Adams via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

TnC are your WESG Champions

After a stumble in game two, TnC showed their mettle against the new Cloud 9 in a grueling game three and claimed WESG 2016 as their own.

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by Isaac "RedCrayon" Celis via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

TnC advance into the Grand Finals at WESG 2017

The second finalist for the World Electronic Sports Games was decided as TnC secures a top two finish and a shot at the World Champion title.

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

TNC keep the SEA dream alive at WESG

Day Three at the World Entertainment Sports Games continued with the top eight teams fighting for a spot in the semi-finals.

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by Jarrad "Belandrial" Adams via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

WESG2016 Day 3: Peru secures two top eight finishes

After the initial matches of day three, eight teams remain in the quarter finals, with two Peruvian teams, Infamous and Team DileCom, guaranteed a top eight finish.

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by Isaac "RedCrayon" Celis via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

GosuGamers Weekly Business Review

Welcome to the inaugural 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
 

MVP Revolution or how a lifetime friendship turned into a Dota 2 team

There’s a group of five players who went unnoticed for two years straight, but that changed at the beginning of 2017. Here, at WESG, we got to meet and hear the story of the Kyrgyz team NoLifer5. Reborn, who are now representing the blue and white of MVP.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

World Electronic Sports Games 2017 Day Two Recap

Day 2 of the World Electronic Sports Games would see many teams being eliminated with the closing up of the group stages.

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by Jarrad "Belandrial" Adams via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

The SEA region looks primed to receive more ESL One events

With ESL One Genting recently behind us and a hugely positive response to the event, it seems as though we might be getting many more ESL events in Malaysia and the SEA region.

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by Jarrad "Belandrial" Adams via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Top 10 sets for the new Year of the Rooster chest

A new chest is about to be added. This one will contain spectacular sets with the „Year of the Rooster” theme.

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

World Electronic Sports Games 2017 Day One Recap

Today saw the first day of the group stages at the World Electronic Sports Games get under way. With twenty four teams and four groups, the first day would see a lot of games and many teams showing their strength.

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by Jarrad "Belandrial" Adams via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

WESG - Day 0, our crew arrived in Changzou, China

The Global Grand Finals of WESG are less than twelve hours away. Our GosuGamers crew arrived Wednesday evening in Changzhou, China and these are our first impressions.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Newbee Boss is here

Newbee have announced a new team, Newbee Boss, a mixed-gender team with the likes of Xiao8 and Ferrari.430.

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by Jarrad "Belandrial" Adams via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Infinite Sky League pits 16 SEA teams up against each other in its inaugural season

2017 is set to bring us even more amazing DotA 2 action as we see a brand new event coming in February, with Infinite Sky League.

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by Jarrad "Belandrial" Adams via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Perfect World announce dates and invites for Dota 2 Asia Championship

China based Perfect World today announced the return of the Dota 2 Asian Championships along with the four invited teams to the event.

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by Adam "GearBrylls" Hitchcock via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

The 2017 Spring Shuffle log

Here you have all the important updates regarding the roster changes, all packed in one place.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

DotaPit Season 5 Treasure Chest launched

Two weeks ahead of the DotaPit Season 5 LAN finals, the tournament Treasure Chest is released featuring item sets for Necrophos, Chaos Knight, Treant Protector, Nyx, Puck and Axe.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Fnatic down to three members

Fnatic fails to register a full five man roster for the upcoming Spring Major as inYourdreaM leaves the team due to “urgent family matters”.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Abed joins newly formed Team Onyx

In more news out of the ‘Spring Shuffle’ the 16 year old Filipino mid laner Abed has joined as the last member of Team Onyx.

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

Team Empire adds fn and Chappie to their roster

Recently departed from Vega Squadron, Rostislav 'fn' Lozovoi will now play for Team Empire, where he will make a role swap.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Vega Squadron welcomes Ditya Ra to their team

Vega Squadron finished their roster for the Spring Major by signing Dmitry 'Ditya Ra' Minenkov.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Digital Chaos are your ESL One Genting champions

After an enthralling five game series, DC claimed the first Dota 2 tournament of 2017, as well as the first significant international competition since their formation as a team.

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by Vladimir "vlid0" Krastev via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Newbee defeat Wings Gaming to reach the ESL One Genting grand finals

The second semi-finals of the day in the Arena of Stars from Genting, Malaysia featured an amazing best-of-three series between the two Chinese forces, Wings Gaming and Newbee, who fought for the last spot into the ESL One Genting grand finals.  

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Digital Chaos secures a top two at ESL One Genting

Digital Chaos delivered a clean 2-0 to Virtus Pro who holds a respectable 3rd/4th place finish, sealing their ticket to a top two finish at ESL One Genting.

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by Isaac "RedCrayon" Celis via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Wings Gaming move into the semi-finals at ESL One Genting

The final series of Day 2 at ESL One Genting would see Wings Gaming going head to head against Execration. After DC beat them in round 2, Wings would be looking to pick themselves up and get into the final day of the event. XctN were fresh off of beating Unity and looking to continue on their high.

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by Jarrad "Belandrial" Adams via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Virtus Pro advance to the Semi-Finals in ESL ONE Genting

After dominating a two game series VP sends NP back home and qualify for the semi-finals.

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by Viktor "vviki" Ahilov via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

ESL One Genting: WG.Unity falls to Execration

Execration secure the semi-finals spot at ESL One Genting.

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by Muhammad "TheHague" Ammar via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Fnatic no problem for Team NP

Team NP sent Fnatic home with a 2-0 over the Malaysian squad, after a strong game one and big comeback in game two.

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by Isaac "RedCrayon" Celis via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Digital Chaos take revenge against Wings to win group B at ESL One Genting

First day of ESL One Genting ended with a TI6 grand finals rematch, Wings Gaming versus Digital Chaos, for the Group B supremacy.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Escape Gaming to miss the Spring Shuffle lockdown

Escape Gaming announced a temporally disband of their current Dota 2 roster, making clear that they will miss the Spring Shuffle lock down.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Cloud 9 signs the former Imperial roster

After over a year of absence from the Dota 2 scene, Cloud 9 makes a return by signing the five ex-Imperial Danish players .

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Newbee dominate group A at ESL One Genting

Newbee seem that they already figured out the New Journey patch as they closed the first day of ESL Genting with amazing performances against both NP and Virtus Pro.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Elements Pro Gaming and iG brought in as replacements in Dota Pit League 5

The two teams will take the places of the Chinese teams Wings Gaming and Newbee, who would not be able to attain the visa due to conflicting schedules with another Dota 2 event. 

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by Vladimir "vlid0" Krastev via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

ESL One Genting: Fnatic roster announced

Earlier today, Fnatic released their roster for the upcoming ESL One Genting, with faces old and new joining Mushi and Ohaiyo.

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by Isaac "RedCrayon" Celis via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Talent list for WESG Dota 2 finals announced

Five top notch Dota 2 personalities have been invited to make our first WESG finals experience an unforgettable one.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

Kyrgyzstan enters the international Dota2 stage

Kyrgyz squad NoLifer5.Reborn was picked up by the Korean organization MVP and will be acting as a secondary squad for the organization.

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by Ben "PineappleCake" Tan via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

It's official - GH joins Team Liquid

After a spectacular performance in Dreamleague as a stand in, Maroun 'GH' Merhej officially completes the 9k Trio in Team Liquid.

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by Muhammad "TheHague" Ammar via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

PPD returns to competitive Dota 2

PPD forms WanteD to compete in the upcoming spring season.

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by Andreea "divushka" Esanu via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

DeMoN, mason, BuLba and Dubu form Team Onyx

The squad features DeMoN reunited with TI4-Star Mason and former Evil Genius BuLba along with MVP Phoenix's beastly support player DuBu, with the last member of the team currently unknown.

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by Muhammad "TheHague" Ammar via GosuGamers Dota 2 News
 

EHOME rebuilds their team

EHOME underwent a complete overhaul of their main roster, replacing four of the five players originally on it.

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by Ben "PineappleCake" Tan via GosuGamers Dota 2 News