The Defense is Reborn: I said Good Day Sir!

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.

New CoL roster official--exclusive Fly interview on TI5 & his time with CompLexity

“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...

TI5 Champion Evil Geniuses the final invite to ESL One New York

The fourth and final team to receive a direct invite to ESL One New York 2015 is the champion of The International 2015, Evil Geniuses. The North American team will be competing in the first major LAN event of the season with a new roster, seeing the return of Artour 'Arteezy' Babaev, as replacement for Kurtis 'Aui_2000' Ling. Will EG be able to end their second place streak at ESL One this year?

"This is The International" - Relive the magic that was Ti5 in highlights reel

With all the team reshuffles and player drama it's easy for us to forget the magic that was The International 5. But for 20 minutes you will have the chance to relive the biggest talking points of the competition in a beautifully pieced together highlights and footage reel by community member Hibbert. Witness Capitalist and ODPixel literally lose their minds over the all-star match. It's definitely one to watch.

Korean record-breakers MVP.Phoenix the first invite to MLG World Finals

The MLG World Finals in New Orleans will not only be a collosal event on the Dota 2 calendar, but also MLG's 100th event, and as such has been blessed with a $250,000 base prize pool. Considering the prestige and scale of the event, six teams will receive a direct invite, with two slots left for the victors of the qualifiers. Based off an incredible performance at TI5 and previous seasons, MVP.Phoenix are the first direct...

Amateurs to battle it out with the pros on LAN in FPL Season 3

After the huge success of the first two seasons of the FACEIT Pro League, FACEIT have decided to take it up a notch by hosting a LAN this December/January for FPL Season 3. It will be hosted in parallel with the CS:GO FPL LAN, giving the community of both the games a unique chance to interact and mix with each other. The teams on LAN will be also be mixed, with captains selected who will then draft their team from the...

Jimmy Kimmel gets flamed after derogatory comments about esports

The American TV host uploaded a video earlier this week explaining YouTube Gaming, commenting that he thought watching other people play video games was like 'going to a restaurant and watching other people eat your food'. The video also made fun of the concept of watching competitive gaming, but Jimmy Kimmel was in for a surprise in the comments section as the video became the most disliked video on his channel. However, it...

TI5 silver medalist CDEC directly invited to ESL One New York 2015

CDEC Gaming is the third of the four team to be invited to ESL One New York 2015, which is the first major LAN event for this upcoming season this October. The squad has decided to stay with the same roster after their stellar dark horse performance at The International 2015. Can CDEC prove they are not just a one-hit wonder? Will they still fair so well versus Team Secret v3.0?