Team Liquid: It’s Time for a Change

Although Team Liquid was able to make deep runs at both majors last year, 2016 was fairly underwhelming for them. Despite some very high profile roster moves, Liquid was unable to win a single tournament throughout all of 2016....
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Five of the Best Things in Dota Last Week

We're all going to be talking about 7.00 and the Boston Major for weeks, so here's a quick look back at five of the best things in Dota from this past week: Fly and N0tail became the first players...
Drow Ranger was a popular pick during the group stages at the Boston Major.

The Boston Major: Best Plays from the Group Stages

The group stages of the Boston Major have already come to an end, and the seeding has set up some tough single-elimination matches for the tournament's main stage later this week. Along with Drow and Ogre Magi dominating during...

Esports, Sports Recognition, and Visas

So it’s called an “esport”? It’s been a busy couple of weeks in the Dota 2 community and you’ve no doubt heard about the visa issues that have prevented teams like Execration from attending the Boston Major. If you haven’t, you...
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The Arrival of Glove Skins: What’s Next?

Earlier this week, Valve announced the introduction of Glove Cases, a new case that contains a mixture of new weapon skins, and, more importantly, the first customized glove skins in the game. Seventeen of the twenty-four new gloves are community-made designs....
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Four Talking Points Ahead of the Boston Major

The Boston Major, held at the Wang Theater in Boston, Massachusetts, is only a few days away, and it's going to be one of the mostly tightly contested tournaments we've seen in a while. This is the first Valve... winning DreamHack

The ELEAGUE Major Belongs to Anyone

A Revolving Throne In the current landscape of CS:GO, every tournament is up for grabs. There are two or three teams at every event that have a legitimate shot to take the title. Fnatic dominated during the entirety of 2016, and the first...
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SirActionSlacks on the Golden Age of Dota

In the hours leading up to the Northern Arena BEAT Invitational Dota 2 Grand Finals, I sat down with Jake “SirActionSlacks” Kanner to discuss his thoughts on the Dota 2 community. With the chaos and tension surrounding the upcoming...

Splitting the Powerhouse: The NA and EU Division Split

The Boston Qualifiers concluded earlier this month and we have our sixteen teams that will compete in the Boston Major this December. This Major presented Valve and the Dota 2 community with a particularly heated issue. As we saw, many...

Four Players to Watch at the Boston Major

With the Boston Major rapidly approaching, it’s time to take a look at the players we expect to stand out from the crowd. Who’s going to light up the tournament? With so much talent on display, and so many...

NP win Boston Major Main Qualifiers: Cloud9 Fans Rejoice

North America/South America Qualifiers Despite coming under fire from European invaders, two good 'ol North American teams have prevailed. Team NP and Complexity will be representing North America in Boston. In case you've been out of the pro loop for the last...
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Boston Major Open Qualifiers: EU Invades NA Regionals

The Boston Major Open Qualifiers are underway, and it's turned into a bit of a circus. Now, there's usually a "power differential" between regions. North America currently has a few dominant or high-profile tier 1 teams (Digital Chaos, EG,...