Secret.Zai: 'We wanted to play against Leshrac' reason for defeat against LGD

Despite producing mostly strong performances during the TI5 group stage, Team Secret have dropped two games so far to many people's surprise. In dota2's 'TI5 Community Report', Zai was interviewed by Hot_Bid with regards to their two defeats, as well as how he feels the Chinese teams differ from Western sides.

Day 3: CDEC's 'EPIC run' takes them to the Top of Group B!

At the end of the third day of the groupstages, we have a new leader in group B: CDEC Gaming. The commotion around the biggest underdog story in the tournament has reached new heights as CDEC has continued to perform against the best teams in the world. Where did this all come from?

What's the best and worst case for each team on Day 4?

With only five matches remaining in one group and six matches remaining in the other, you may expect teams to be fairly limited to their mobility at this stage in the groupstage. The truth is actually much more frustrating: most teams can still grab a top seed… but only due to factors outside of their control. Which teams have the best odds on the group stage dice? We break down what your favorite team needs to get their...

TI5 Groupstages Day 3: Group A in a nutshell!

As we near the end of the Groupstages at The International 2015, Group A is taking shape - and not entirely how we would have imagined. compLexity Gaming still outperformed expectations although Cloud 9 G2A have snatched their top 3 spot with a day that saw them thrash the TI2 champions Invictus Gaming. Meanwhile at the bottom, it's looking rough as three of the teams in the group remain winless.

Maybe's Lesh 'slaughtered' Secret in clash of Group A Leaders

The first match of the day was between LGD Gaming and Team Secret. By the looks of things it was the match that could be decisive when it comes to who will be on top of group A. However, after a 1-1 draw the lead has still not been taken but the way that LGD slaughtered Secret in the 2nd game, s4 and crew don't look invincible at all.

coL's swindlemelonzz: "Techies should have been auto-banned"

Two days into the International group stage, compLexity Gaming have sent shockwaves through the standings. Leading into day three of the tournament, compLexity are sitting third on the ladder with seven points, haven showed a strong display on day two against top-tier opponents. Following their strong performance, Hot_Bid has interviewed captain Kyle 'swindlemelonzz' Freedman on how he lost his passion for gaming and how no...

TI5 Groupstages Day 2: Group B - the tighter of the two

Halfway through the group stage, despite our earlier poll and the voices of the analysts saying that Group A was the harder group, it is in fact group B that is proving to be a tighter contest. Evil Geniuses in their classic style, following a mediocre day 1 performance, are back on track on day 2, topping the group. Just behind the Americans, things are extremely tight, as the next 6 teams are separated by only 3 points!

TI5 Groupstages Day 2: Group A in a nutshell!

Another day is in the books for the Groupstage action at The International 2015. On the side of Group A, although we saw fewer Divine Rapier purchases than Day 1, we still got to witness some incredible plays. Kuroky's magical Rubick RP steal and a Godlike Techies headline the highlights for Day 2. Jump in and get caught up if you've missed out!