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  • TI4 Compendium is Available in the Dota 2 Store

    The International 4 Compendium was released earlier today. The price is $9.99 which is same as last year's. $2.5 of the initial purchase of a Compendium will contribute to the overall prize pool which starts from $1,600,000. The prize pool is already starting to grow! At the time of this article, the prize pool increased to more than $2,200,000. Apart from making tournament predictions a... Read More »

  • DT Club's Success Represents the Growth of the Chinese Dota 2 Scene

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    If you looked at the bracket for 'The Summit' qualifiers and replaced the DT Club tag with that of Invictus Gaming, DK, or Vici Gaming no one would be surprised. Everyone expects top teams to have a good run in a tournament such as this. If any of those teams lost 1-2 to Newbee in the winner bracket final it would simply be a case of 'two top teams enter, one must leave in defeat'... Read More »

  • 6.79 - 6.80: Evolution of the Offlane

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    Last week I presented data on some of the top mid players in the world displaying the changes in their top 5 most played heroes between 6.79 and 6.80. As the post got a lot of positive responses, I decided to follow it up with a similar breakdown for the Offlane. I might still do a post for the Safelane but am not sure about the Support role - since each team has 2 support players, not even al... Read More »

  • 6.79 - 6.80: Evolution of the Mid Lane

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    Having previously written articles discussing data on support trends and carry trends early into 6.80, and having recently published a piece summarily discussing the changing popularity of heroes in 6.80, it occurred to me that I've not written anything completely focused on the mid lane in this patch. For this post, I chose to do something different to my usual analysis, though.... Read More »

  • 6.80 Heroes: by the Numbers

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    Some of you might recall a pair of articles I wrote mid-February about early trends in 6.80, regarding 'Support' and 'Carry' heroes respectively. At the time, while the data gave us insights into what the new patch might do for the existing hero pool, I spoke very tentatively, unwilling to talk in any certain terms just a few weeks into a new version. Thus, it struck me as app... Read More »

  • Free to Play: Documentary (Reflection)

    Valve’s ‘Free to Play’ documentary features the story of hardship, passion, and sacrifices of the three best players in the E-sports scene, particularly DOTA 2 (Benedict “hyhy” Lim, Danil “Dendi” Ishutin, and Clinton “Fear” Loomis), as they try to be the best team in the world by winning the million dollar prize pool at Valve's first annual DOTA 2 Tournament. Not many are aware of ... Read More »

  • Project Morpheus' First Bite on Oculus Rift is Demoing EVE: Valkyrie at GDC

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    CCP's space action shooter EVE: Valkyrie was Oculus Rift's exclusive launch title but it seemed like the game will also run on Sony's new VR headset Project Morpheus. After revealed the new head-mounted gear at GDC 2014, Sony tweeted that Project Morpheus' playable demos include EVE: Valkyrie. I can't wait to see how the experience is different between these two devices. ... Read More »

  • EE: "My Understanding of Drow Ranger was Based on Some Ideas From RTZ and AUI."

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    Hi EternaLEnVy! Thank you for agreeing to do this interview. Recently your team has had some mixed results. Although overall I'd say you're on pretty good form, it does seem like a new rivalry has begun to build itself up between C9 and EG. Thus, it was no doubt disappointing to lose against them in the grand finals of the Monster Energy Invitational. While I obviously wouldn't exp... Read More »

  • FFXIV Chinese Version May Have More Voice Acting than International Version

    Shanda Games, the publisher of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn's Chinese version, held a release conference on Feb 25, 2014, and announced that FFXIV: ARR will start it's first Beta test in China in mid April. This has become the hottest news in China's online game industry recently. Today we got a dope that Shanda Games will try giving Chinese voice acting to all the NPCs in ga... Read More »

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