VG.iceiceice: "I'm surprised, I didn’t know how bad the other teams were"

Vici Gaming's Daryl 'iceiceice' Koh shared his thoughts in a short interview by Fragbite at the Starladder XII LAN on the competition at the event, and admitted he was 'disappointed' by how the other teams were playing. The Singaporean also commented that Hao was a better fit as a carry player than former VG-carry Dominik 'Black^' Reitmeier and suited the team's playstyle better than his predecessor.

Sign-up window closing in 24 hours for SEA's Corsair Gaming Arena #2

Aspiring SEA teams take note, sign-ups for the second Corsair Gaming Arena are soon closing! $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. Reigning champs Team Malaysia are set to return, joining both divisions of MVP along with a handful of other direct invites. You have just one day left to get your team signed up...

SL XII Day 2: Cloud9 last Western team standing versus China's iG and VG

The penultimate day of StarLadder XII drew to a close after an extremely early exit for Secret and strong results by Cloud9 now leave us with only one Western team left standing against the formidable iG and VG in tomorrow's final showdown. Both BurNing and IceIceIce have been on form in their respective teams meaning Jacky 'EternaLEnVy' Mao's squad will have their work cut out for them tomorrow. Find out what went down today...

7ckngMad believes TI5 qualifiers "have to be on LAN" to be fair

The Alliance's Sebastien '7ckngMad' Debs weighed in on the TI5 invites and qualier formats ahead of the big reveal in the coming week or two in an interview with SLTV during Starladder XII earlier today. The only non-Swedish player in Alliance's now permanent roster, 7ckngMad believes a LAN qualifier is the only way to go for the upcoming TI5 qualifiers and also proposes the idea of abolishing regional qualifiers in favour...

Vega recruit experience by adding Solo and Mag to the squadron

After leaping into the professional scene of Dota 2 and causing one upset after another, Vega Squadron.G2A fell back into the shadows last month. The departure of Maxim 'TpoH' Vernikov shook the team and their struggle with securing a stable roster has clearly affected their game. With the addition of CIS hotshots Andrey 'Mag' Chipenko and Aleksey 'Solo' Berezin the course of events is looking to take a bout turn for...

Starladder XII Day Two - Massive headshots, Secret's out!

Starladder XII Day Two is here! The heat is on as The Alliance snipe Team Secret's place in the next round with a clean 2-0, forcing them out of the tournament. The talk of the town was the rampage by Pajkatt on a certain Dwarven marksman, and Secret's early exit has altered the expected narrative of the competition and definitely sparked the interest of viewers. Read on to catch the recap if you missed the action!

Empire and NiP to join VG and Burden in the S5 D2CL LAN Finals: recap and preview!

Team Empire and Ninjas in Pyjamas join the stacked field of contenders. Empire survived an incredible comeback to take the first EU qualifier spot, and Adrian 'Era' Kryeziu's heroics against the flailing Balkan Bears Corleone pushed NiP through to the LAN Final. The Russians seem ready to re-claim the D2CL title after a disappointing 3rd place finish last season. But a jade Vici dynasty rises from the East, alongside a...

Starladder XII Day One in a nutshell - iG and MY mean business

Day one of StarLadder XII is done and dusted and as the second day beckons, we run through the major talking points from the opening day. For many of these teams, a good performance here, could secure not only a large sum of money and bragging rights but also a precious TI invite. An early exit might mean having to go through qualifiers.