The Ninjas in Pyjamas captain Simon 'Handsken' Haag who has led his team to two bronze medals in the space of over a month opened up on Coffee with Toffees about the the addition of Limmp, how he would 'kill himself' if none of his team-mates were vocal and of course the looming TI invites. 'If we get a TI invite it's all going to be worth it,' said Handsken. Read what else he had to say inside.
The second season of the joinDOTA MLG Pro League is ready for launch with the Asia and America regions leading the way. The teams are in, the brackets have been drawn, and we're setting both off tomorrow, April 21st, starting with Chai 'Mushi' Yee Fung and MY taking on Arcanys. We've also unveiled the second direct invite for Season 2.
The American, European and SEA qualifiers for i-League #3 are all done and dusted. It was a peculiar qualifier for the tournament with $300,000 base prize pool due to the fact that many teams decided not to compete after all the drama from the Season 2. However, despite that all the region will be strongly represented, take a quick look inside to to catch up on who will be going to China.
Aspiring SEA teams take note, sign-ups for the second Corsair Gaming Arena are now open! $2,000 is on the line and given the interest and quality of competitors last time, you would be daft to at least not have a try at the open qualifiers. Chai 'Mushi' Yee Fung's TM vanquished Galvin 'Meracle-' Kang Jian Wen's 5eva last time around to take the first ever Corsair Gaming Arena title, but it is gloves off for round 2.
It may be Monday but Navi's brutally honest interview with Alexander 'XBOCT' Dashkevich from the weekend may at least bring a smile to your face. The team is taking part in a 3-week bootcamp in preparation for upcoming events and XBOCT spoke out about the team's changing captains and admitted to some friction with former captain Artem 'fng' Barshack. Navi's carry player also went into the return of Artstyle, and made clear...
Statistics website Dotabuff has recently added a new feature which ranks pub hero usage statistics according to which lane they played. In the past the hero usage and success statistics was harder to evaluate, especially for heroes that can play multiple roles or positions. Dotabuff also mentioned the possibility in the future to sort by region and skill bracket. (Image: RoseberriesART)
Despite a last minute haul by Navi to get more voters in, it is Invictus Gaming who have come away with the coveted spot at the Summit 3 LAN finals, after winning the public Redemption vote. iG only promised one thing, that all five players would dress up in maid costumes and with the Western community perhaps splitting their votes between Alliance and Navi, the Chinese team will now have to deliver on their promise.
Relative newcomers ScaryFaceZZZ continue to surprise many people with a second tournament victory following a recent first place finish at insideDOTA challenge, the Ukranian squad continue to impress and are looking to be a formidable threat in the CIS scene even after the departure of Ivan 'Artstyle' Antonov to Natus Vincere.