Teams

Why was Universe kicked from EG?

Universe Kicked from EG: Scapegoating or Stroke of Genius?

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Saahil "Universe" Arora used to play offlane for North America's top Dota 2 team, Evil Geniuses (EG). Universe currently has the third highest career earnings of all esports players. He's played Dota 2 professionally since the game's inception in 2011....
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...
The Global Elite - CS:GO's New Big Three

The Global Elite: Counter-Strike’s New Big Three

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Towards the end of last year and the earlier part of 2017, Virtus.pro, Astralis, and SK Gaming were the best three teams in the world. Each team was vying for the top spot and were in an elite tier of their...
SG e-sports pulled off an upset victory against Team Secret at the Kiev Major that reminded the world to never underestimate smaller teams.

The Underdog Story: SG e-sports at the Kiev Major

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The Kiev Major, like every Major that preceded it, taught us another valuable lesson about underdogs in esports. At the Boston Major, Ad Finem fought their way to the Grand Finals in a feat of passion and skill that reminded...
The Dota 2 roster of Chinese organization Wings Gaming severed ties with the team, appearing at the Kiev Major as Team Random. As of 05/01/2017, the ex-Wings Gaming roster has announced that they will be disbanding.

Dota 2: What Happened to Wings Gaming?

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As of 5/1, the Wings Gaming lineup has disbanded. Four out of the five players will retire. Rumors suggest that only iceice will remain active. Wings Gaming might have been TI6 Champions, but bLink and company have found themselves in an unexpected...
Tainted Minds was found guilty of contractual breaches, and Riot Games have fined the organization $7000 AUD and banned them from competition for six months.

Riot’s Tainted Minds Verdict: Breach of Contract

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Riot Games have concluded their ongoing investigation of Australian gaming organization Tainted Minds, and released a public statement with their findings and issuing a final verdict on the case. According to Riot, players on the team's roster informed Riot that their employer...
Roster Changes in Esports

Roster Volatility: Why ‘Staying the Course’ Is a Bad Idea

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FaZe Clan’s recent victory at StarLadder i-League StarSeries Season 3 was the organization's first CS:GO tournament victory, and, for many of the players on the team, their biggest tournmanet win to date. FaZe has gone through several different iterations...
CS:GO

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...
CS:GO

Corrective Lenses: The Slow Decline of OpTic Gaming

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Towards the end of 2016, OpTic Gaming was at the top of the North American CS:GO scene. They were competing at the highest level, winning international titles and making several deep tournament runs. Based on event results alone, OpTic were considered...