Ayesee: Please continue to speak your mind

Ayesee: Please continue to speak your mind

Aaron Chamber, also known as Ayesee, is one of the leading casters in Dota 2. He is the official broadcaster for Evil Geniuses and Dota 2 League. GosuGamers had a chance to talk to him about what it's like to be a caster, how he handles criticisms and his own predicitons for the upcoming The International 2014.

StarSeries Season IX LAN Playoffs InfoPack

StarSeries Season IX LAN Playoffs InfoPack

The international qualifiers of StarLadder.tv's StarSeries Season IX have concluded, and the 8 qualified teams will be meeting in Kiev for the LAN playoffs in 24 hours. All you need to know about this event, dubbed the preview to The International, included in this infopack!

Interview with KellyMilkies: Who is Alliance's Manager...

Interview with KellyMilkies: Who is Alliance's Manager and what does she do?

In this interview, we sat down with Kelly 'KellyMilkies' Ong, manager of Alliance's Dota 2, Fifa and Starcraft II divisions. She shares with us her thoughts on being a manager and the role of managing, as well as some thoughts on the Alliance Dota 2 squad, champions of The International 2013. 

Star Series Season IX - East and West in numbers

Star Series Season IX - East and West in numbers

All the regional divisions of Star Series Season IX have concluded, and the teams are all settled for the glorious trip to Kiev. While the players are preparing their luggage and provisions, Drouks will present some of the statistics we gathered from the match samples throughout the season, for each seperate region in Star Series IX

Tides of Change: Dissecting North America’s inconsistency

Tides of Change: Dissecting North America’s inconsistency

Change is at the very heart of Dota 2 and dictates the ebb and flow competition. Patches, hero adaptations, and creative strategy are constantly throwing the game into miniature states of flux, and North American teams have struggled because of their inability to adapt. We peer into Dota 2’s ever shifting competitive infrastructure and explore what the North American scene needs to grow – all with insights from EG’s manager Charlie “Monolith” Yang and DotaCinema’s caster Troels “syndereN” Nielsen.

Gaming Addiction a Mental Disorder?

Gaming Addiction a Mental Disorder?

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) adds Internet Gaming Addiction as one of the potential disorders that needs to be treated. And they are hoping for more clinical research to formally include it on the list. Should it be considered as such? Here are some arguments and counter-arguments regarding gaming addiction.

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StarSeries IX finals: DK and EG qualify for the Winners Bracket finals

DotA 2StarSeries IX finals: DK and EG qualify for the Winners Bracket finals

With two 2-0 matches, EG and DK advanced to the Winners Bracket final. The winner of the best-of-three clash will acquire a guaranteed spot in the Grand Final of Star Series IX, while the defeated will have to survive the Losers Bracket.33

Video interview with VG.Fenrir and VG.Super

DotA 2Video interview with VG.Fenrir and VG.Super

Sgamer caught up with Lu 'Fenrir' Chao and Jun Hao 'Super!' Xie, the two players of ViCi Gaming. They share their thoughts on several subjects, including the current meta game, the international Dota2 competitive scene and the state of Chinese teams.8

iG moves to the Upper Bracket through the Starladder group B tiebreakers

DotA 2iG moves to the Upper Bracket through the Starladder group B tiebreakers

Taking down both Na'Vi and RoX.KIS during the Group B tiebreakers, Invictus Gaming will be moving to the Upper Bracket of Star Series playoffs to face DK. As for the Lower Bracket, Na'Vi will battle MVP.Phoenix, while RoX will take on Team Empire.9

EG conquers StarLadder group B, rest of the group goes to tiebreaker

DotA 2EG conquers StarLadder group B, rest of the group goes to tiebreaker

The last match of the regular group stage is finished, however a threeway tie forces tiebreaker matches to be played. Evil Geniuses conquers group B and will face off versus Alliance tonight, the rest of group B will be settled during the afternoon.27

Star Series IX finals Day One : Evil Geniuses and DK dominate their groups

DotA 2Star Series IX finals Day One : Evil Geniuses and DK dominate their groups

The first day of Star Series IX LAN finals has reached its conclusion, with Team DK and EG topping their respective groups. The games continue tomorrow with the two remaining matches of each group, followed by the opening round of the playoffs.60

DreamLeague week six : Na'Vi and EG tied for fifth place

DotA 2DreamLeague week six : Na'Vi and EG tied for fifth place

With their defeat against Alliance in the opening game of the week, Natus Vincere are tied with Evil Geniuses for the fifth position of the leaderboard. The third place now belongs to Team Dog, due to their victories against Team Liquid and Sigma.5

Placed your Gosubets yet?

DotA 2Placed your Gosubets yet?

This month's gosubet competition is well halfway through its season with players trying to reach at the helm in an attempt to get their hands on Lockless Luckboxes.7

Fnatic defeats Empire to earn the gold in MLG TKO Europe

DotA 2Fnatic defeats Empire to earn the gold in MLG TKO Europe

Through a four-game grand Final, fnatic managed to overcome the obstacle of Team Empire to earn the gold medal of the European MLG T.K.O. tournament. They will receive the $14,000 first prize, while Empire will earn $8,500 for their effort.14

StarLadder groups are drawn

DotA 2StarLadder groups are drawn

The playoffs of StarLadder is less than one day away and the groups were drawn tonight. Find the groupings inside.81

Second installment of WD Pro Series starting tonight

DotA 2Second installment of WD Pro Series starting tonight

With the first installment just finishing two days ago, WD Pro Series will proceed right into its second one tonight. Opening the tournament are matches Orange versus RRQ, to be followed by Arrow against Zephyr, starting at 15:00 CET (21:00 SGT) tonight.28

Scythe, MVP.Phoenix completes invite list for ESL One Asian qualifier finals

DotA 2Scythe, MVP.Phoenix completes invite list for ESL One Asian qualifier finals

The last two teams being invited straight into the ESL One Asian qualifier finals are Singaporean team Scythe.SG and Korean team MVP.Phoenix. They, along with Arrow Gaming and Titan, are the four invited teams joining four other teams from the qualifiers in a contest for one ESL One Frankfurt slot.27

Empire, Fnatic going head-to-head for T.K.O. European division gold

DotA 2Empire, Fnatic going head-to-head for T.K.O. European division gold

The championship round of MLG T.K.O. European division will be held tonight, with the rightful finalist in Empire and Fnatic facing each other in the finals. The best-of-five shodown scheduled at 16:00 CET tonight with no team getting a one-game advantage.1

QQQ/357 of EHOME and DK fame Joins VG as Coach

DotA 2QQQ/357 of EHOME and DK fame Joins VG as Coach

Vici Gaming just tweeted that they have engaged the services of Yao 'QQQ' Yi, of EHOME and DK fame as their coach, probably in preparation for the upcoming The International 2014. 16

Dota2CL : Natus Vincere claims the throne after 3-1 victory

DotA 2Dota2CL : Natus Vincere claims the throne after 3-1 victory

With a 3-1 match score, Natus Vincere managed to take down Cloud9 in the Grand Finals of Dota2 Champions League. With their victory, the Ukrainians have earned the grand prize of $62,000, and Cloud9 will go home with the second prize, $31,000.57

PGG, Newb1k and zxc leave The Retry to join Ahead Gaming

DotA 2PGG, Newb1k and zxc leave The Retry to join Ahead Gaming

After several years in the roster of The Retry, Vladimir 'PGG' Anosov has decided to depart the Russian squad to join the Ahead Gaming team. Along with PGG, the Ukraine-based organization also recruited the former members of The Retry, zxc and Newb1k.45

D2L Western Challenge: The journey so far

DotA 2D2L Western Challenge: The journey so far

Two weeks into the competition, Dota 2 League Western Challenge has been a mesmerizing event filled with intense and exciting battles so far.1

Na`Vi versus Cloud 9 in D2CL finals tonight

DotA 2Na`Vi versus Cloud 9 in D2CL finals tonight

Natus Vincere and Cloud 9 will be competing in a best-of-five showdown tonight for at least $25,000 and the Dota 2 Champions League Title. Their match will start at at 19:00 CET.10

Longest game record broken yet again in Fragbite Masters 2014

DotA 2Longest game record broken yet again in Fragbite Masters 2014

The record of the longest game in competitive DotA2 has been broken once again in less than a week. The throne now belongs to the match between 4FC and Team Dog for FragBite Masters, lasting for a total of 125 minutes and 26 seconds.28

Titan edges Arrow, takes first  WD Dota 2 Pro Series title

DotA 2Titan edges Arrow, takes first WD Dota 2 Pro Series title

Titan ends up on top of the WD Dota 2 Pro Series after defeating Arrow Gaming 3-1. Its a rivalry in the making, with the two Malaysian teams facing each other in the finals of a tournament for the third time in the last two days.19

DeMoN officially joins Team Liquid

DotA 2DeMoN officially joins Team Liquid

With a lengthy statement on their official site, Team Liquid announced the acquisition of Jimmy 'DeMoN' Ho. DeMoN has been standing in for the team since his departure from Team Dog, replacing Liquid's former captain Brian 'FLUFFNSTUFF' Lee.25

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Ayesee: Please continue to speak your mind

DotA 2Ayesee: Please continue to speak your mind

Aaron Chamber, also known as Ayesee, is one of the leading casters in Dota 2. He is the official broadcaster for Evil Geniuses and Dota 2 League. GosuGamers had a chance to talk to him about what it's like to be a caster, how he handles criticisms and his own predicitons for the upcoming The International 2014.42

StarSeries Season IX LAN Playoffs InfoPack

DotA 2StarSeries Season IX LAN Playoffs InfoPack

The international qualifiers of StarLadder.tv's StarSeries Season IX have concluded, and the 8 qualified teams will be meeting in Kiev for the LAN playoffs in 24 hours. All you need to know about this event, dubbed the preview to The International, included in this infopack!56

Interview with KellyMilkies: Who is Alliance's Manager and what does she do?

DotA 2Interview with KellyMilkies: Who is Alliance's Manager and what does she do?

In this interview, we sat down with Kelly 'KellyMilkies' Ong, manager of Alliance's Dota 2, Fifa and Starcraft II divisions. She shares with us her thoughts on being a manager and the role of managing, as well as some thoughts on the Alliance Dota 2 squad, champions of The International 2013. 83

Star Series Season IX - East and West in numbers

DotA 2Star Series Season IX - East and West in numbers

All the regional divisions of Star Series Season IX have concluded, and the teams are all settled for the glorious trip to Kiev. While the players are preparing their luggage and provisions, Drouks will present some of the statistics we gathered from the match samples throughout the season, for each seperate region in Star Series IX24

Tides of Change: Dissecting North America’s inconsistency

DotA 2Tides of Change: Dissecting North America’s inconsistency

Change is at the very heart of Dota 2 and dictates the ebb and flow competition. Patches, hero adaptations, and creative strategy are constantly throwing the game into miniature states of flux, and North American teams have struggled because of their inability to adapt. We peer into Dota 2’s ever shifting competitive infrastructure and explore what the North American scene needs to grow – all with insights from EG’s manager Charlie “Monolith” Yang and DotaCinema’s caster Troels “syndereN” Nielsen.36

Gaming Addiction a Mental Disorder?

DotA 2Gaming Addiction a Mental Disorder?

The American Psychiatric Association (APA) adds Internet Gaming Addiction as one of the potential disorders that needs to be treated. And they are hoping for more clinical research to formally include it on the list. Should it be considered as such? Here are some arguments and counter-arguments regarding gaming addiction.51

New heroes on the rise: a look back at the hero trends in March

DotA 2New heroes on the rise: a look back at the hero trends in March

March brought a lot of changes into the table. A number of heroes entered our lists, and some naturally also dropped off. Read on to see which heroes have been played the most, banned the hardest and performed the best.27

The International 4 predictions: Invites and Qualifiers

DotA 2The International 4 predictions: Invites and Qualifiers

With the qualifiers just a mere month away, and The International 4 itself happening in just a little over three months, now is a prime time to speculate which teams will be likely be going into the main event. Check out as Ren, one of our editors, cast out his predictions on the qualifiers and the invites.168

Ars-Art: DOTA is my life, my favorite hobby and work

DotA 2Ars-Art: DOTA is my life, my favorite hobby and work

Sergey 'Ars-Art' Revin has been a household name in the history of competitive DotA. A veteran from the Russian scene, his vast and successful experience includes numerous wins in famous teams such as The Retry, Moscow Five and Natus Vincere. After his departure from the Ukrainian team and with NS stepping up to claim the captain's mantle at Virtus.Pro, the man also known as Smile slotted seamlessly into the VP squad.32

The significance of 'el clásico'

DotA 2The significance of 'el clásico'

Natus Vincere versus Alliance is one of the most anticipated match-ups of modern Dota 2, it is often labelled as "clash of the titans" or “el clásico”. But what affects why a match gets to labelled as such and what importance does the specific match hold for the community? Does it even deserve the title?52

Lance: "I do think there is potential for us (Arrow Gaming)"

DotA 2Lance: "I do think there is potential for us (Arrow Gaming)"

Fua Hsien 'Lance' Wan, Arrow Gaming's main carry, is one of Southeast Asia's rising stars. Check out his thoughts about his gaming career, his team and its changes, and the Southeast Asian region.45

Slark : Another swing for the nerf bat?

DotA 2Slark : Another swing for the nerf bat?

Slark has been a subject of discussion for several versions since its release in DotA2, with the hero being very strong in public games and mediocre in competitive environment. His ultimate was recently reworked, but many believe that it worsened the situation. So what is the answer here? Is Slark too much to handle? 39

Prelude to WPC-ACE: An Interview with Zhicheng 'LaNm' Zhang

DotA 2Prelude to WPC-ACE: An Interview with Zhicheng 'LaNm' Zhang

With the latest edition of the WPC-ACE Championship due to begin in less than two days, GosuGamers managed to sneak an interview with Zhicheng 'LaNm' Zhang, support player of defending champions Team DK, amidst his busy training schedule. 45

Top 4 must-watch e-Sports documentaries

DotA 2Top 4 must-watch e-Sports documentaries

Following the release of Valve's highly anticipated film Free-To-Play, the community has seen a surge of interest in films related to Esports and so here is a list of the Top 4 e-Sports documentaries already released, that every player should watch.16

Mineski.Jay: A team must be stable and united

DotA 2Mineski.Jay: A team must be stable and united

With Team Gigabyte-Mineski's volatile situation in the competitive scene, Mineski's team captain, Ray Jay 'Jay' Qui shares his thoughts about the state of their team's roster changes and about the experiences with their on-going training in Malaysia.190

Ten videos that will keep you hyped up until TI4

DotA 2Ten videos that will keep you hyped up until TI4

Youtube is a treasure vault full of amazing DotA movies, with many talented creators putting their heart and determination to create optical masterpieces for our amusement. These are ten of my favorite DotA and DotA2 movies that should keep you excited for what's coming in 2014.34

From DotA to The International 1: The Long Road

DotA 2From DotA to The International 1: The Long Road

With the unconfirmed news about The International 4 looming ahead in July, it is time to review its past. Having our humble beginnings in the Dota 2 scene nearly four years ago, it is amazing how far the game has developed, as well as the community since then. This article will be split into two parts: The development of Dota 2 and The International 2011, with the former being the main focus.10

Draft Analysis - Monster Invitational Final Game 5

DotA 2Draft Analysis - Monster Invitational Final Game 5

The current meta is one of the most flexible we have ever witnessed in DotA2, with every hero being strong with proper execution and a suitable line-up. During the grand finals of Monster Energy Invitational, we were able to witness the true beauty of this fact, with Evil Geniuses using a very innovative strategy to take down Cloud9. 9

Top tweets of the week: March 3 - March 14

DotA 2Top tweets of the week: March 3 - March 14

GosuGamers presents "Top Tweets of the Week", featuring some of the best tweets from professional Dota 2 players and personalities over the week.16

DotA 2Rat Dota on the retreat? February brings v6.80 and a twist to the meta game

February is the first full month since the 6.80 patch kicked in. Curious about the heroes that trended? Worry not as we bring to you various stats which includes picks, bans and win rates from competitive games last month.21