Top 5 Workshop Items of the Week #6

In the midst of the Starladder IX finals, today's top 5 offer as tributes to be the c-c-c-combo breakers of our sparkly news. This week up, the first bear in DotA 2 that we'd love to pinch the cheeks off of, the much-awaited Meepo set, a spectacular Lone Druid set, a Clockwerk with moustaches Ron Swanson would be jealous of and a great OD!

DK are StarLadder IX champions

Team DK become the first Asian team to win StarLadder, in an offline performance that has set the bar incredibly high, showcasing their superior synergy and flexibility in terms of drafts. Team Empire were their opponents in the grand finals, but despite a modest performance, they were collateral damage in DK's path to the title.

StarLadder IX: DK vs. Empire LIVE Blog!

It's grand finals time in Kiev, with DK taking on Team Empire in the grand final after the latter's amazing run through the lower bracket in a day where they have already taken out EG and iG. Will the Russians claim the victory or are DK too strong?

StarLadder IX: EG VS Empire LIVE blog

Team Empire started the final stage of Starseries in the lower brackets, playing through nerve-wracking do-or-die games for days. They had to eliminate Alliance, iG, and rox.KIS simply to make it to the consolation final. EG already tasted victory moving to the Winner's Bracket final, but now they need to earn their way backfor one more chance at...

StarLadder IX: All interviews and media

With the StarLadder IX Lan finals the talking point of the weekend, we've gathered together all the media and interviews from various sources into one place, so you can get your StarLadder fix while we wait until the tournament's finale tomorrow.

StarLadder IX: DK versus EG LIVE blog

The bout between Team DK and Team EG was set to be a cracker, with both teams undefeated so far in the StarLadder IX LAN Finals. Catch up with what you missed and share your thoughts between games in our live blog. *update* The match has now finished.

Sign-up reminder: ESL One, GIGABYTE, jDL

At this moment joinDOTA has the sign-ups for three completely different, yet all open competitions running. ESL One, after the European qualifier reaching its main stage, is now giving North and South Americans an opportunity to qualify. GIGABYTE Challenge is a monthly amateur/semi-pro tournament focussed on Europe. joinDOTA League opens its gates...

StarLadder IX: Alliance vs EG #mindblown

Alliance faced Team EG for the first time ever in 2014 in the first round of the playoffs in StarSeries IX. The winner would face Team DK in the upper-bracket finals. The second match between these two was both exhilirating and stressful but definitely worth watching, with the supports finally taking the limelight. Game Two is a must-watch.