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  • Perks of Being at <3K MMR

    Of course it sucks when you’re stuck in the lower/est part of the Dota 2 circle. You’re probably trapped with either having a win once lose twice cycle or a losing streak matched with your rank, and the worst part is you probably deserve to be where you are. No matter how many times you try to defend yourself by saying: “I had bad internet connection during my TBD games.”... Read More »

  • Regular Roster Changes: a Necessity for Top Competitors

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    In the history of Dota 2, only five teams have attended two consecutive Internationals with the exact same 5 players and all five have placed dramatically lower the second time around. No teams were identical from TI1 to TI2, while TI2-TI3 saw iG and LGD remain intact, iG achieving only 5th/6th to follow up their 1st and LGD dropping from 3rd to 9th-12th2. Meanwhile, both of TI3's finalists, A... Read More »

  • SlashStrike's Guide to Solo Mid Earthshaker

    Raigor Stonehoof, the Earthshaker     Introduction Hi, I’m SlashStrike (not slahser, a common mistake), and I’m bringing you my guide to solo mid Earthshaker. Normally when writing a guide to a hero I would not pigeonhole them into a certain role, but in the case of ES, playing him mid rather than support changes the hero’s optimal playstyle and impact on the game... Read More »

  • KingJ: "I may Form a new Team at my own Expense Before the TI Next Year"

    “Road to Star” is the first Dota 2 reality TV show made by Gamefy.CN. Similar to the current world famous “The Voice”, four coaches choose their players to build up their teams in an open audition and then fight it out to be the next stars in Chinese Dota 2. Some well known Dota 2 players such as KingJ, SJQ and zExBingo participated in this event so far. In the end, Kin... Read More »

  • WEC Interview with iceiceice: "Cloud 9 is a Very Annoying Team."

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    At the end of WEC, 2P's Jamin "Noob" Wan caught up with VG.iceiceice and talked about his role in the team, his thoughts on the upcoming patch, VG's performance at WEC and more . . . Hey iceiceice! Thanks for the interview. What are your thoughts on these Western Teams? Western teams performed well at WEC, and moreover they are on good form too. So they won. Now all tea... Read More »

  • Who are the Winners and Losers of This Summer Transfer Window in China?

    The Association of Chinese eSports, more commonly known as ACE, have recently revealed the rosters of all their Chinese teams with the exception of Team DK — who now have to completely rebuild their squad after the departure of their star players.   Other than Newbee and TongFu, all the Chinese teams have changed at least two players. Which teams negotiated best this summer? Conversel... Read More »

  • Whiplash: "English casters are currently not viewed as an important asset"

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    Yesterday I had the pleasure of speaking to Justin 'Whiplash' Wilson, ex-SC2 player, Proleague Caster and KDL Caster about eSports in Korea and his future. Hello Whiplash. Thanks for agreeing to do this interview! Recently you've had some pretty bad luck, getting dismissed from your casting position at Spotv for KDL due to circumstances beyond your own control. A few weeks ago y... Read More »