Shortly after the announcement of Korean record-breakers MVP Phoenix being invited to the MLG World Finals we can reveal another two teams that will be heading to New Orleans. They are none other than CDEC Gaming and LGD Gaming, the 2nd and 3rd place finishers of TI5. This will mark the first time that Chinese teams attend the joinDOTA MLG Pro League.
The 37-year old Hollywood actor Ashton Kutcher, known for his role in films such as the Butterfly Effect as well as the biopic Jobs - and for those of us a little bit older, the TV series Punk'd - has invested in Unikrn, a brand-new eSports betting company. Unikrn launched earlier on Tuesday, and will allows users to win prizes without the need to buy credit across six different titles which includes Dota 2.
It is now official that Zhilei 'BurNing' Xu is the replacement for Hao. Reunited with former DK teammates Iceiceice and Super!, and backed by the incredible support duo of fy and Fenrir this is a team that looks ready to take on the world. According to RotK there was a possibility BurNing could have gone to EHOME but this move could be the spark to reignite Vici Gaming, who did not perform as well as expected at TI5.
The second round of the ESL One New York taking place later today and also tomorrow will finally give us the Dota 2 action we have been craving for since the end of The International 5. Hold on to your rares because SingSing and Sebastien '7ckngMad' Debs's Monkey Freedom Fighters take on Vega Squadron later this afternoon. Also we will see how the new Alliance can shape up against Ninjas in Pyjamas this evening.
Kuroky and FATA's creation 5Jungs were one of the teams invited to the ESL One New York Main Qualifiers, and the team got off to a great start with an emphatic victory in their first competitive match together. Their opposition was Golden Boys, and it was quite a painful match for the Greek team. 5Jungs now move on to stiffer opposition, as they will face Team Empire in the next round.
With only days before the close of the transfer window, there are a few teams that have yet to confirm their finalised roster. Na'vi was one such team. After captain Artstyle left the team, much speculation circulated on who would take his place. But those rumours today will come to an end as Na'vi revealed their final player as well as their new captain. Read on to find out more.
It's been two years since we put our flagship competition The Defense on ice, which was the largest online Dota 2 tournament of its time when it was launched back in 2011. We are EXTREMELY excited to announce that we are finally able to bring back the Defense in a way that can live up to the brand that we created all those years ago. Take a trip down memory lane and witness the rebirth of the Defense in the coming weeks.
“We have a bit of different mentalities on the team,” Tal ‘Fly’ Aizik admitted of CompLexity at TI5, “Hopefully we’ll be able to go in with one mentality next time.” Now there won’t be a next time, as Fly and MoonMeander have joined Monkey Business. Why the break for one of the biggest surprise successes in recent memory (behind CDEC, of course), how did Fly view his time with compLexity, and what is in the...