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Who cares about tournaments when all the biggest teams aren't in attendance?

Do Dota 2 Fans Care about Unfamiliar Players and New Teams?

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Teams are fickle in esports. The once-great bromances between players fade, and our favorite combos break up and move on to greener pastures. We're forced to put away our team jerseys and pick up the banner of our favorite...
The post-TI7 roster shuffles have happened, and as the dust settles, one question remains: which teams are looking in good shape this season?

Dota 2: Post-TI7 Roster Shuffle Analysis

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Ah, the post-TI roster shuffle. Your favorite teams inevitably disband or swap players and you're left looking at your EG shirt wondering why you bought it. Maybe that's a bit of an exaggeration--Universe is still on the team, Fear's...
Suma1l has made a name for himself as one of the most terrifying carry players in Dota 2. Will he deliver another superstar performance at TI7?

TI7 Preview: Carry Players to Keep an Eye On

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The International 2017 (TI7) begins in under two weeks. Here are some carry players to keep an eye on during the Group Stage: mason - Digital Chaos If you've heard of mason, you might remember him as that guy that was on EG...
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Luis “peacemaker” Tadeu: The Willful Wanderer

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It was recently announced that Luis "peacemaker" Tadeu will be leaving OpTic Gaming, despite having only joined the team in February of 2017. This is the fourth team peacemaker has been a part of since becoming a coach at...
Valve will be holding their first official Dota 2 tournament in the CIS region. The Kiev Major begins on April 20th.

Dota 2: Who Will Win the Kiev Major?

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With the Kiev Major just over a month away, it's time for us to look at the top contenders going into Valve's first official Dota 2 tournament in a CIS country. The direct invites have already been revealed, and while...
Is using Adderall in esports competitions similar to doping in traditional sports? Where do we draw the line?

Performance Enhancing Drugs: Adderall Abuse in Esports

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Use of performance enhancing drugs is banned in traditional sports. Testing positive for steroids as a professional athlete leads to disqualification and serious--potentially irreparable--damage to your public image. But when it comes to esports, stimulant abuse is the elephant in the...

The Goldenglue Swap: Team Liquid’s Last Ditch Effort

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This week, Team Liquid announced that they have finally found a replacement for their mid laner Greyson "Goldenglue" Gilmer, and it just so happens to be their ADC. That's right, Liquid is moving their world champion marksman, Piglet, to the...
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Dream X Strategy: China’s New Dota 2 Dramedy

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  Dota is a way of life in China. There's a reason why the country of China has just as many TI championships as all of the West combined. Given the game's popularity, it's not surprising that a Chinese production...
Team Liquid's MATUMBAMAN. (Image via The Score Esports.)

Player Spotlight: Lasse “MATUMBAMAN” Urpalainen

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"If you want to win, employ a Finn." Top Gear tells me that this is a colloquialism applied to rally car driving, but it can certainly be applied to the current season of Dota 2. Two of the best Dota 2...
CS:GO

Stunted Growth: Stewie2k, NA’s Golden Child

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In January of 2016, Cloud9 announced Jake "Stewie2k" Yip as the fifth member of their new roster. Fans were quick with with their backlash, and many thought the acquisition was incredibly underwhelming. It's easy to understand why Cloud9 was criticized...
Maikelele With FaZe

FaZe Rejects: Meet Maikelele’s New CS:GO Squad

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On his social media accounts, Mikail "Maikelele" Bill has announced the formation of his new team. The players currently confirmed to be on the roster are: • Mikail "Maikelele" Bill • Joakim "jkaem" Myrbostad • Ricardo "fox" Pacheco It looks like the team is...
Drow Ranger was a popular pick during the group stages at the Boston Major.

The Boston Major: Best Plays from the Group Stages

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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...