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  • [Opinion] eSports Regulation on Its Way?

    eSports took a huge leap forward this year, with this year's International boasting an $11 million dollar prize pool. The only thing that’s missing from the current competitive Dota 2 scene is a unified set of rules that can push eSports towards being a more organized and formal industry. It’s a natural part of the development of eSports to have its own regulating body that can ope... Read More »

  • Five Levels of Metagaming

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    Metagame discussion has been popular in the Dota 2 community for some time now and yet, curiously, discussion of metagaming is somewhat rare. If 'the metagame' refers to 'the game outside of the game' then 'metagaming' might similarly refer to 'playing the game outside of the game'. So how does one play a metagame? At a glance, one might think this no... Read More »

  • LGD Gaming Documentary - Young Bull has no Fear

    ImbaTV have just released the third episode of their TI4 documentary series – this one following LGD Gaming. The year 2014 has been quite a hard year for the traditional powerhouse LGD. Since their captain Xiao8 left, they have been looking for a suitable mid solo player. With their state dropping and roster changes, they didn’t get a direct invitation to TI this year. However, LGD ref... Read More »

  • Is the Chinese Dota 2 Scene Financially Fair?

    The other days, LGD’s manager Pan "Ruru" Jie posted a Weibo complaining about Newbee having broken the rules in e-Sports, which stirred up intense discussion among team managers and CEOs. GameFY organized telephone Interviews with some of the relevant big names in China to discuss their opinion regarding such claims. This post is translated from GameFY's video. This is the o... Read More »

  • Slahser's Guide to the Safelane

    Overview: 1 -Introduction 2 -Picking a hero 3 -Farming in the safelane 4 -Starting items 5 -Blocking the creeps 6 -Creep equilibrium 7 -Pulling in the safelane 1. Introduction Hey guys, I’m slahser, a former competitive dota 1 player and in dota 2 my highest solo mmr is 6200. This is my guide to the safelane, something I have played a lot in my dota career, and almost exc... Read More »

  • Oh, you've got to Carry the Weight! Dazzle: From Support to Carry

    For every successful carry, there is always a support behind them. The supports are the ones who make sure that the carries can farm well by providing wards to avoid ganks. Supports also purchase couriers and provide, well, support in team fights. They purchase survivability items like Mekansm or Urn of Shadows, or even a Pipe of Insight. You could say that the supports are the building blocks o... Read More »

  • Talking To Wargaming Dev Team: China Plane Tree Coming Next Year

    2P caught up with Wargaming dev team in Chinajoy 2014 and talked about World of Tanks new patch and new mode, World of Warplanes updates, Chinese warplane and more... TL;DR: We summarize the Interview World of Warplanes: PVE mode will be added in Patch 1.5, and ground targets will be upgraded. China Plane Tree will be released next year, and more premium planes are on their way t... Read More »

  • Zephyr.Blitz - "I'm sick of people just flaming personalities they don't like"

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    Blitz with his 'husbando' Purge. Image source: ongamers.com   William ‘Blitz’ Lee is a Korean-American professional Dota 2 player for Zephyr. Previously Blitz has tried his hand at professional level Dota 2 with ROOT Gaming, Turtle Masters and For Our Utopia. Last year Blitz moved to Korea to participate in the growing tournament scene taking hold there. When his t... Read More »

  • Dota 2 Techies Guide: "Okay, let's blow something up!"

    Goblin Techies is historically one of the fan favorite heroes from Warcraft Dota. Though he is still currently an unreleased hero in the current patch of Dota 2, thanks to the recent Compendium hidden stretch goal at $6,400,000, the long-awaited Techies will be the next hero to be released in Dota 2 sometime after The International 4. In the Allstar match at TI4, EG.Arteezy selected Sniper, wh... Read More »