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Dota 2's DreamLeague Major saw Team Secret claiming victory at a premier tournament for the first time in over twenty months.

Dota 2: The Tides Turn at the DreamLeague Major

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Last weekend in Sweden, three Dota 2 teams had breakthroughs at the expense of former champions. By winning the DreamLeague Major, Team Secret claimed their first premier tournament victory in over twenty months. Team Secret's triumph in the grand finals,...
CS:GO

Watch the Throne: Tournament Winners Take Turns

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Earlier this year, an important statistic came to light about the state of top tier CS:GO. Starting with ECS Season 1, there had been seven straight premier tournaments, each with a different winner. While Ninjas in Pyjamas broke that streak...
CS:GO

The ELEAGUE Major Belongs to Anyone

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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...
CS:GO

EliGE into the Elite: ESL One New York

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Before Team Liquid’s acquisition of Oleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev at the start of the year, both Nicholas "nitr0" Cannella and Jonathan "EliGE" Jablonowski were up-and-coming NA talents looking as they would develop into star players for the roster. During his...
CS:GO

It’s s1mple: Na’Vi Break Through

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The solution to Na'Vi's stagnation was s1mple after all. With new firepower in the form of a fan-favorite super talent, Na'Vi finally win a tournament after a six month drought. Stagnation Na'Vi's seemingly permanent second-place position could not have been scripted...
Epic Plays in Dota

The Top 5 Greatest Plays in Dota – Pro Edition

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OK, we had some MDL action to tide us over between Majors, but it's still not enough. Feeling depressed over no tournament to watch? Relive some of these epic moments and the greatest plays in Dota. Also if you've just...
Na'Vi

Team Na’Vi Leaves Hearthstone

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Introduction Team Na’Vi, short for Natus Vincere, is a successful esports team. They are highly competitive in Counter Strike, DotA 2, Heroes of the Storm, and several other games. Their Hearthstone team has been incredibly strong, even winning several tournaments...
A portrait of the fragger as a young man.

The One and Only: S1mple to Na’Vi

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It's the end of an era. Aleksandr "s1mple" Kostyliev has left Team Liquid's CS:GO team in pursuit of greener pastures, joining the Natus Vincere roster as a replacement for longtime member and team captain Danylo "Zeus" Teslenko. The departure of s1mple from Team Liquid is...
That's a nice desk you've got there, ELEAGUE.

ELEAGUE’s Inaugural Season Draws to a Close

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The inaugural season of Turner's ambitious esports project, ELEAGUE, will conclude this weekend. Out of the initial pool of 24 teams, only four remain: Fnatic, Natus Vincere, Mousesports, and Virtus.Pro. $390,000 USD in prize money will be awarded...
NaVi Win The International

Dendi and NaVi Attend All Six Internationals

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Danil "Dendi" Ishuten has represented the NaVi organization for six years. That's a longer career than any job I've had, that's for sure.  Dendi is now the only player to attend every TI as a member of the...

Manila Major Direct Invites – Cold Logic or Warm Feelings?

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Pretty much every time direct invites are announced, a major storm of controversy rolls into the Dota2-sphere. In Valve's blog post regarding invites, the language regarding the way invites are determined is pretty vague: "A lot of things change...

An Introduction to Dota 2 Esports – Tournaments and Teams

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So let's say hypothetically that you've gotten the lane thing down, you understand the basic map objectives and gold/item mechanics, and you have a few heroes that you spam in pubs. Now you want to see gameplay on a...