OG Are The Champions Of The International 2018

After 10 days of the biggest Dota 2 event of the year, we have a new winner. On the last day of the competition, we watched two series. OG was waiting for the winner of the EG and PSG.LGD. After a great series win, the Chinese team made it to the big grand final. Let's have a look at how the action unfolded. Game one LGD had a good start in the first match of the big final. However, the 7,000 gold lead at one point was not enough to finish the game. Ana on Spectre managed to collect the…

by Dotagang
August 27, 2018
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Valve Reveals Grimstroke As The Latest Addition In Dota 2

Ladies and gentlemen, last night Valve released a trailer during The International with the introduction of two new heroes in the game, Mars, and Grimstroke. The first 30 seconds reveals the storyline of Mars, a hero who will arrive in an update this winter. In the trailer, there is a battlefield with several spears planted in the ground. At a distance, a warrior stands who is likely to be Mars hits the ground with his spear and wakes up several other warriors, like a rising an army. He also has a shield on his left hand. Credits: Valve The rest…

by Dotagang
August 25, 2018
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TI8 Is Now The Biggest Prize Pool In The Esports Industry

Winning a million dollars for playing a video game may not sound so surprising now, but almost 10 years ago it was unthinkable. The first turning point, in the prize pool of eSports, was the at The International 2011, the first video game tournament that had a prize pool of one million dollars. Now, that figure is nothing compared to the 11 million that a team will win this weekend after lifting the Aegis in TI8. Since 15th August, the city ​​of Vancouver is hosting one of the most important eSports events in the world, with Dota 2 as the…

by Dotagang
August 25, 2018
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Dota 2 Ti8 – Team Humans Outclassed OpenAI Bots

In games like Chess and Go, Artificial Intelligence has beaten humans with ease. However, at the moment it looks Artificial Intelligence is not ready to take on eSports. Last night in Vancouver, at the biggest tournament of Dota 2, The International, Pain Gaming, a professional Dota 2 team convincingly beat OpenAI at the Rogers Arena. The humans carried the day, but the AI players didn’t lose with ease. These AI bots have yet to play two more games against humans this week. So they have two chances to redeem themselves before the end of The International. Dota2 a big step…

by Dotagang
August 24, 2018
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Valve Continues To Limit The Sponsorships Of Bookmakers

It seems that betting business markets will not be able to have as much presence in electronic sports as in traditional ones. Online betting franchises are one of the sectors that spend the most money on sports sponsorships, especially in football and basketball. However, it seems that eSports do not like them that much. Or at least Valve, the developer of Counter Strike: Global Offensive and DOTA 2, two of the most watched electronic sports title. ESEA already did the same with CSGO in 2015. They forbitted sponsorships of any betting franchise. Now, Valve has decided to do the same in…

by Dotagang
August 22, 2018
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The International 2018 – Knowing The Groups Classification!

The battle begins! The competing teams at the biggest competition od Dota 2, have been grouped up to fight for the ultimate prize in a few hours. Apart from the lion's share of $ 24 million prize pool, the sides will be fighting for the Aegis of Immortality at The International 2018. However, at the end of the group stage on Sunday, we will see two teams making an early exit from the competition. The analysts, players, and the commentators have made their way to Vancouver. Some of the stars of the teams have given interviews, regarding their mindset before…

by Dotagang
August 15, 2018
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TNC Predator – The New Wings Gaming At TI8?

Team known for its aggressive playing style, TNC Predator arrives at The International 2018 with the difficult mission to win the title. History TNC Predator is the Esports team of TheNet.com coffee network. The company organized smaller events and tournaments in its coffee shops for some time, but decided to take a step forward by investing in the competitive electronic sports. The impressive side TNC Pro Team was created in 2013, which in three months, after internal problems, ended its participation in Dota 2. Credits: TNC Pro Team The comeback The competitive side of TNC in 2015 returned with the announcement…

by Dotagang
August 13, 2018
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Evaluating Team Liquid – Can They Win Another TI Title This Year?

The previous year, Team Liquid arrived at The International 2017 as one of the favorites owing to their exceptional season. This year, they are the second team to accumulate enough points to be able to receive a direct invitation. However, the irregular results and the titles missed in the 2017-2018 season places them in a much more delicate position at TI. Unpredictable performance The 2016-2017 season was a complicated year for Team Liquid, which was quite successful after the change of lineup: GH, the second support arrived at the end of 2016 to replace Bulba. Team Liquid's lineup then started…

by Dotagang
August 6, 2018
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The International 2018 Compendium Prediction Guide

We have around two weeks until the greatest Dota 2 event, The International 2018 kicks off. So, with no other competitions to follow, let's have a look at some predictions. The focus of today’s topics is look at some of the options from the “Teams” tab of The International 2018 Compendium, so let's get started. Every member of the Dota 2 community knows that it is quite hard to make predictions at TI. Upsets are bound to happen every year but we can predict some of the outcomes by applying comprehensive Dota knowledge. Quite synonymous to real life betting, you…

by Dotagang
August 3, 2018
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The International 2018 – Top Three Contenders

The biggest tournament of professional Dota 2, The International 2018 will take take place on 15th August. Vancouver, Canada will be hosting the competition where 18 top teams in the world will compete for supremacy. At the moment of this writing, the prize pool is around $22 million mark. With that being said, let’s take a look at the top contenders that will be aiming to take the lion’s share of this multimillion dollar prize pool. Virtus.Pro Virtus.Pro has been playing together for two years. In that time period, the side has become a force to be reckoned with. They…

by Dotagang
August 3, 2018
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