4 Clover & Lepricon have decided to part ways with their captain Artur 'Goblak' Kostenko due to apparent communication and commitment issues and have decided to fill the space with the recently available Ivan 'Vanskor' Skorokhod after being benched by his former team Natus Vincere. The new roster will now look forward to the ESportal LAN finals in the summer where they hope to prove themselves against stiff competition.
Today the ESL ASUS Play It Cool Dota 2 Invitational brough us our first showing of offline Dota in 6.84, with four top European teams fighting not only for experience in the new playing conditions but also $30,000 in prize money. It was also the first showing for The Alliance with Henrik 'AdmiralBulldog' Ahnberg on board. Hop inside to find out how the tournament unfolded.
A golden ticket competition - in the theme of Willy Wonka's chocolate factory, is currently underway which will reward three content creators with tickets to The International 5 in August. One entry for the competition was 'Escape from Roshan Pit', an immaculately designed board game by a Brazilian couple hoping to win one of the tickets. We caught up with Rômulo and Carolina to chat about the game.
With all the buzz around the incredible changes to Dota 2 in the imminent 6.84 patch, we've all found new interest, love and frustration for the game. Msi Dragon Battle #5 is just around the corner, with sign-ups ending tomorrow! If you think you've found an incredible recipe for success in 6.84, get your team signed up and join the likes of Basically Unknown and BBC in the main event.
GIGABYTE Betting King's May competition has already begun, the first in a new era of Dota 2, one in which players and fans alike are both amused and confused by a patch that has brought with it so many changes to the game. Which means it as good a time as any to get your thinking caps on to work out which team and which players can adapt, and who will fail to get with the times.
Alliance captain Jonathan 'Loda' Berg made a statement this evening to tie-into the official announcement that AdmiralBulldog has returned to the team that he won TI3 with. Loda finally shed some light on the removal of Niclas 'Niqua' Westergård , a key player in Alliance's recent resurgence. 'It’s very hard to remove your friend from a lineup he dedicated so much of his time to, but in the end I know it is the right...
After Niqua confirmed on Twitter that he was out of Alliance on Thursday, the official announcement of the return of AdmiralBulldog was a mere formality. However, the announcement has finally come, and Loda quoted AdmiralBulldog's return 'is a step back to balance' following communication teams within the team. Alliance will be in action tomorrow in Cologne with the latest roster.
The $3,000,000 stretch goal has been achieved and as promised, Valve has made available the Immortal Treasure I, which is given to Compendium holders based on their Compendium level. It includes 8 immortal items, out of which 1 is a rare immortal and 1 is an extremely rare gold version of one of the immortal items in this treasure. We take a peek into the treasure and see what they look like on the heroes as well as their...