August 22, 2019

The final days of Dota 2’s TI9

Three more days are all that’s left of arguably the biggest esports tournament of the year, The International 2019. This weekend decides which of eighteen teams wins a top title and takes from the biggest prize pool in esports history.  TI9 currently boasts a prize pool of over $33.7 million. The best part is that […]

August 7, 2019

New Dota 2 matchmaking update changes the way players play together

Dota 2 issued out a new matchmaking update. This update includes various experimental changes that will last the remainder of the season.   The first change they have implemented is removing the concept of separate Solo and Party MMRs. According to the devs, the two major components of this update are “the effect on teamplay and […]

July 29, 2019

The down low on TI9’s Dota Pro Circuit competitors

Dota 2’s most important tournament of the year, International 2019 AKA TI9, is quickly approaching. Group Stages will start on the 15th and end on the 18th of August. August 20 to August 25 will capture the Main Event. Competing will be a total of 18 teams: 12 who earned enough points throughout this past […]

July 25, 2019

Does Newbee’s acquisition of Forward Gaming break DPC rules?

Newbee announced on Twitter yesterday that they would be acquiring the stranded Dota 2 players, coach and manager left from the Forward Gaming disbandment. This news came less than a month before Dota 2’s biggest event of the year The International 2019 (TI9). Announcement🎙 Acquisition of former Forward Gaming Lineup Welcome to Newbee: 🇵🇰 Yawar […]

Here’s the scoop on Dota 2: Summit 10

There’s been a lot of excitement for Dota 2’s biggest event of the year, The International 2019 (also known as TI9). All this excitement for TI9 is overshadowing the last big tourney before it. Summit 10 is a biannual Dota 2 tournament starting July 25 providing teams one more chance at glory and a $100 […]

July 24, 2019

Dota 2’s The International once again becomes biggest prize pool in esports

For the past decade, the biggest prize pool in esports was never a conversation. Valve’s Dota 2 has held the record for The International (TI) and it was never even close. TI began in 2011 with a prize pool of $1.6 million, at the time that was nearly unheard of. That same amount went up […]

July 23, 2019

The International 2019 surpasses Fortnite for biggest prize pool in esports history

The International 2019, the biggest event in Dota 2 esports, has now officially become the tournament with the largest prize pool in esports history, with a month left before crowdfunding ends. The prize pool of the event is sitting at $30,192,119. This figure is 29.29% more than the total raised for The International 2018 at […]

July 22, 2019

Forward Gaming closes company, cannot afford to continue

It’s been a good season thus far for Dota 2 team, Forward Gaming, but this may be where the team draws the short straw. David Dashtoyan, the CEO of Forward Gaming, announced yesterday that the company will cease all operations and release all current players, staff, and employees. I regret to announce that Forward Gaming […]

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