Esports Edition’s CS:GO Power Rankings: February 2017

Welcome to the first installment of Esports Edition's CS:GO Power Rankings. It's a wonderful time to be a Counter-Strike fan, and the top of the pro scene has never been more competitive. With a resurgent Virtus.Pro entering 2017 firing on...

ELEAGUE Major Day 1 and 2 Recap: Dark Horses

The ELEAGUE Major is currently underway. The group stage hasn’t wrapped up yet, but we've already had some surprises. North was seen as a possible contender coming into the tournament and HellRaisers were expected to clear the group stage....

Teams to Watch at the ELEAGUE Major

The ELEAGUE Major has just begun. The era of parity in 2016 has carried over into the New Year and it is still nearly impossible to predict a winner. There was nearly a month of inactivity from the end...

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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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...

The ELEAGUE Major Belongs to Anyone

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 half of...
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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...