These are our picks for the best games of TI7, the biggest Dota 2 tournament of the year.

The Best Games of TI7: 5 Must-Watch Matches

My day job sometimes sends me out to places with no cell phone reception. It's usually not a big deal, until I have to spend a week camping during the biggest Dota tournament of the year. When I got...
How did Team Liquid win TI7? Lane dominance, masterful drafting, and the ability to learn from their mistakes all played a significant factor in propelling the team to victory in KeyArena.

Dota 2: How Team Liquid Won TI7

"Team Liquid are no longer doing it, Team Liquid have done it!" Despite falling down to the lower bracket and battling hard against some outstanding Chinese sides, Team Liquid are your The International 2017 Champions and the undisputed best team in the...
KeyArena is one of the most storied esports venues, hosting Dota 2's The International for the past four years.

The Best Venues for Esports Events: Size Isn’t Everything

Until I walked through the doors of my first esports tournament, I thought watching my favorite players on Twitch was the best way to watch a game. Being able to tune in from the comfort of my living room, or...
Dota TI7 Group Stage analysis.

TI7 Group Stage Analysis: Four Key Takeaways

Once again, the TI7 Group Stage has generated an entirely new meta, and there have been plenty of new developments for Dota lovers to mull over this weekend before the Main Event begins. We've seen teams under-performing, defying expectations, and...
The International 6 at Key Arena.

Dota 2: What Is the International?

Valve is perhaps best known for creating Steam, the ubiquitous PC gaming platform. While it has developed many successful games, none have as vibrant of an esports presence as Dota 2. The history of Dota 2 is too long to discuss here...
These are our TI7 meta predictions.

The International 2017: TI7 Meta Predictions

Which heroes will define the The International Dota 2 Championships 2017? Will it be the push heroes of TI4, with Nature's Prophet and Shadow Shaman reigning supreme? Or the rat Dota of TI3 with the Tiny-Wisp combo making a...

Sneak Peek at the 2017 Brawlhalla World Championship

Blue Mammoth Games have released information about the second annual Brawlhalla World Championships. The event will be held at the Cobb Galleria in Atlanta, Georgia, and is scheduled to take place between Friday, November 3rd and Sunday, November 5th. Players...
Expect to see lots of Clockwerk at TI7.

The Heroes of the TI7 Qualifiers

With the conclusion of the International 2017 Qualifiers, and the group stages only a month away, it's time to turn our attention towards the TI7 metagame. IceFrog has already made a few tweaks before it kicks off, with the...
Valve's Dota 2 Majors are some of the most highly anticipated LAN events of the year, but these tournaments are making life--and business--increasingly difficult for third-party tournament organizers.

Valve Majors Are Killing Third Party Dota Tournaments

The unfortunate repercussions of Valve's Dota 2 Major system on the livelihood of third-party tournaments isn't a new topic. In fact, we wrote an article about it last year. But lots of things have changed since we commented on it in...

Opinion: “Weird” CS:GO Events Keep the Scene Healthy

It's been a while since we've seen something like the HTC 2v2 Invitational, although Beyond the Summit's foray into Counter-Strike shares a bit of the spotlight as far as unique CS:GO events are concerned. The 2v2 format used at HTC...
The ratio of men to women in broadcasting esports is a serious divide.

Diversity in Dota 2: Why Aren’t There More Female Casters?

The people responsible for running Dota 2 tournaments don't ever really get a day off. When they're done putting out fires, dealing with techincal delays, wrangling unruly casting talent, and herding flocks of pro gamers from green rooms to sound-proof booths,...
The best Dota 2 games in history didn't just happen back in the 'good ole days.'

The Best Dota 2 Games Since TI3

It’s been a long time since the greatest finals of any Major Dota tournament, where Alliance paved their way to victory at TI3 with s4's infamous "Million Dollar Dream Coil."* Any newer Dota players should certainly go back and...