Dota 2

Boston Major Day 2 Recap: Ad Finem takes down Newbee as China crumbles

The second day of the Boston Major event will bid farewell to four teams, while the other four advance to the next round to keep their dreams alive. After losing both of their representatives yesterday, China will unleash the rest of their teams as EHOME, Newbee and the LGD brothers take the stage. Up and coming Team NP will also

Boston Major Groupstage Recap

With a single elimination bracket playoff stage, the group stage of the Boston Major was more important than it’s ever been. Each group, a mini double elimination tournament to determine seeding, had 4 teams; 2 of which were invited, and 2 of which qualified. We saw some major upsets during the group stage, and some intense matches, here’s the recap.

Virtus.Pro convincingly swept OG to win The Summit 6

Ever since its formation, The Summit has always been a fan favorite tournament as some of the world’s best teams gather in a relaxed and casual environment to compete for a sizable prize pool, all the while enjoying each other’s company and interacting with fans through various entertainment segments. This year, BTS studios continues to live up to expectations as

Wings Gaming takes down NP to claim first International LAN win post-TI6

Northern Arena BEAT Invitational, one of the most anticipated pre-Boston Major tournaments, was quickly reaching its conclusion. After 2 days of competition, only two teams remained. On the one side, Wings Gaming continued to exert their dominance after TI6 as the Chinese squad only dropped 1 game out of 3 series, and they seemed almost unstoppable. On the other hand,

The Summit 6 Preview

The newest iteration of the Summit comes with a lot of expectations behind it. All 8 teams that are preparing to scale up it’s double elimination bracket were invited to The Boston Major and all eyes are on them to see who’s going to emerge as the favorites to take down the seemingly unstoppable Wings Gaming. Here’s some storylines to

Boston Major Regional Qualifiers recap: A new era

After 4 days of thrilling DOTA 2 action at the highest level across the globe, the list of 16 teams attending Boston Major this December has been completed. This qualifier has witnessed the fall of many old-school veterans, as they crumbled during crucial moments against more driven and simply better teams. Out of the 8 that qualified, 2 teams were

Boston Major Regional Qualifiers: Do or die

The Open Qualifiers have concluded, and out of approximately 5000 teams trying their luck, only 8 made it through to the Regions and will join the elites to compete for a spot in Boston this December. The competition is extremely stacked across the world, and each one of these teams will have to bring out the best in them in

Boston Major Direct Invite Predictions: A Tough Choice

It’s that time of the year again. With the venue announced and all tickets sold out, it’s only a matter of time before Valve has to release the most important list of all: Direct Invites. There has always been a lot of controversy around which teams are deemed “worthy” of such priorities, as formal rulings and criteria for these invites

How to Understand Professional Dota on a Macro Level

How to Understand Professional Dota on a Macro Level Dota is a difficult game to both play and watch. This is no surprise to anyone who’s familiar with the game; there’s are layers upon layers upon layers of strategy, enough to rival any other game. Unless you’re a professional, it’s almost impossible to comprehend what’s happening on the map at

What can we expect from Valve’s first Major in America?

Valve recently announced the location for the upcoming Major, only a few days after the conclusion of MDL - the first premier tournament post TI6. However, they were able to catch a majority of the community off-guard by picking the city of Boston - effectively hosting 2 consecutive events in the same region/country. While this is indeed the first time