Dota 2

How Do Roster Changes Impact the Dota 2 Competitive Scene?

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After the International ended in August, we knew the worse part of the Dota 2 industry was coming — the inevitable roster changes. Every year, without fail, organizations critically examine their team's performance at the International with the intent...

What Went down at Dota 2 T18 and What to Expect from T19

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Every year The International competition is more intense, more competitive. Players have been noticing this. This year was no different. We saw PSG.LGD make a surprise run for the Aegis. They dominated the group stage to reach the upper...
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A Quick Guide to Pudge

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A Pudge Life Pudge is such a fun Hero. The glee at landing a successful Meat Hook will delight you and your allies every time. But, if you're not familiar with his kit, you might get hung out to rot....
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Warding and Counter-Warding 101

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Winning, the Basics As a new player to Dota 2, there is a lot to learn and a lot to see. After choosing which Hero to play, the game begins. Not only should you be paying attention to the main...

The Easiest Dota 2 Heroes for Beginners

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Dota 2 is a relatively easy game to pick up and play. The tutorial has been recently revamped and provides a modicum of basic gameplay teaching. Anyone can install Dota 2 and play the game, but playing well is...
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The International 8 Takes over Vancouver

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Dota 2 has officially announced that the eighth annual “The International” (TI) tournament will be held in Vancouver. This marks the first time that this prestigious tournament will be held on Canadian soil. In fact, it’s only the second...
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Dota 2: Hardest Heroes to Play Against in 7.08

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There are always going to heroes that are difficult to play against. Who are those heroes? It will often depend on your particular play style: you might be a skilled melee player, but have a hard time going up...
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Balancing Fame & Professionalism: Accountability in Esports

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We're living in an age of esports where each title is fighting for their place in the spotlight. Valve's popular title Dota 2 has been changing their tournament format to allow for more second and third tiered production companies...
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Streaming Rights and Choices for ESL Tournaments

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ESL vs. Dota 2 Viewers In case you've been out of the loop, the Electronic Sports League (ESL) and Dota 2 viewers just had an epic face-off. What a way for the Dota 2 community to kick off 2018. In the...
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VR Provides an Immersive Dota 2 Experience

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With the world of esports continually growing and expanding, Valve has stepped up their game and introduced new ways for players and fans to experience Dota 2. In July 2017, they released the Dota 2 VR Hub. This new...
Annie "AnneDroid" LeClair. (Photo courtesy of Moonduck Studios.)

Interview with AnneeDroid: For the Love of Dota

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Annie “AnneeDroid” LeClair's rise from an amateur caster who set up a makeshift studio to cast games in her college dorm to a commentator at The International 2016 is an inspiring tale of dedication, perseverance, and talent. Annie took the...