Lina has been an unexpectedly popular pick at DAC 2017, largely thanks to her buffs in 7.03 and the way the 7.04 meta is developing.

7.04 Meta Report: The Heroes of DAC 2017

The Dota 2 Asia Championships 2017 has highlighted some huge shifts in the metagame, and plenty of top teams are reevaluating their prioritization of certain heroes. We've seen Monkey King rise to prominence as a roaming support, Lina reemerge as a competitive midlaner,...
Puck is one of several heroes that players will likely see more of in Patch 7.04.

Patch 7.04: How Much Has the Meta Changed?

Over the past couple weeks, Valve has released two gameplay updates for Dota 2--the dust from Patch 7.03 barely had time to settle before Patch 7.04 went live. Clearly IceFrog wanted to freshen up the the metagame before the Dota 2 Asian...
Shadow Demon's place in the meta is still unclear following a series of nerfs to illusions and his abilities. Will he return to dominance in Patch 7.03?

Dota 2: Is the Shadow Demon Meta Dead?

Is there anything more frustrating in Dota than sitting in your base trying to repel and endless army of illusions from whittling down your towers? For the past year, give or take, Shadow Demon strats have been a cornerstone of...
Blizzard is experimenting with Zenyatta, if the latest batch of updates are any indication.

Blizzard Focuses on Balance Tweaks with Overwatch PTR Update

After Blizzard shipped a massive slew of changes to the PTR earlier this week, they've already made tweaks. Principal Designer Geoff Goodman posted information about the latest PTR update on the Battlenet forums: We just pushed out a new build with some...
Dota 2 - How To Win Mid Lane

Dota 2 Mid Guide: Win Your Lane, Win the Game

"GG EZ MID" is the oldest excuse for losing you'll ever hear, but there's no doubt that dominating the mid lane is the fastest way to put your team in a game winning position. The mid laner is traditionally...

Maokai Nerfs: Riot Chops Down Top Lane’s Tallest Tree

The Courage of the Colossus changes in Patch 7.2 couldn't keep a good tree down. Maokai’s modest win rate of 52.4% suggests he’s strong, but not overpowered. There are other Tops with higher win rates, such as Rumble or Shen. These...
Enigma Patch 7.02

Dota 2: Best Heroes of Patch 7.02

Whenever a new patch comes out, the vast majority of Dota players want to know the same thing: which heroes do I need to learn now and who should I be banning? Even small tweaks to the meta can...
Patch 7.3 - Blood Moon Talon

Patch 7.3: New King of the Jungle

  Patch 7.3, the most recent balance update to League of Legends has one major theme from top to bottom: nerfing the 'OPs'. Notably, Camille, Ivern, Jayce, Kha'Zix, Malzahar, and Rengar all took significant hits to their kit. We'll recap the most important changes...
Dota Patch 7.02 Lone Druid Sniper

Dota Patch 7.02: Nerf Predictions

Dota 7.01 has been out for a while now, and we’re probably all a bit tired of seeing mid Ember and Helms of the Dominator. It won’t be long before Valve release the next patch to see players through...
Want to beat Slark? Here's how ya do it.

Dota 2: How to Stop Slark

Is there any hero more feared in average skill pub games than Slark? For a long time, this hero has attracted early picks and bans, and you're probably familiar with that helpless feeling of creeping away from the safety of...

League of Legends Patch 7.1: Clear-Cutting the Jungle

After a near month of waiting and probably a bunch of hungover employee meetings, Riot has finally resumed its patch cycle with the release of Patch 7.1, the first of 2017. In short: 'ADC in 2017' is still an...
Which Dota 2 heroes have the best talent trees in 7.00?

Dota 2: The Best Talent Trees in 7.00

Now that we've all had a chance to experience Dota's massive 7.00 patch, with all its shrines and map changes, it's time to take a closer look at the newly introduced Talent Trees. Hero Talent Trees have proved to be a huge...