Erik Johnson says Valve's "strongest form of communication is software"

Earlier today PC Gamer published their TI interview with Valve's Erik Johnson. He talks about Valveā€™s approach to the many challenges the company faces when it comes to Dota 2 and keeping the community happy. He also talks Pitlord's possible future. Hop in to see Valves' plans on those matters.

The prodigal son returns as s4 joins Alliance with Mynuts

Following the departure of Per Anders 'Pajkatt' Olsson L. last week and rumors that Sebastien '7ckngMad' Debs would also leave the team, Joakim 'Akke' Akterhall has announced the new roster of The Alliance for the upcoming season. The roster brings together 2 former players of the team; one being Gustav 's4' Magnusson, one of the founding members of Alliance, and the other player being Johan 'Mynuts' Andersson, who...

Purge's new "Blocking and Dewarding Neutrals" guide is a must-see

Kevin 'Purge' Godec may be one of the most familiar voices for newcomers to the game given his extensive collection of hero guides posted on YouTuBe and his legendary 'Welcome to Dota, you suck' encyclopedic article. His latest creation is a must-see for aspiring support players looking to learn how to block camps throughout the map and learn some of the more indepth mechanics of the game.

We unveil the invited teams for ESL One NY's SEA main qualifiers

With the open qualifiers done and dusted, it is time for the SEA Main Qualifiers, and ESL is once again employing a tiered invite system. Eight invited teams have been divided into two tier 2s, and will join the four open qualifier winners. It will be time to test newfound synergy, and fine-tune or carry that same momentum into the first Major qualifiers. Hop in to see which teams are invited!

Black^ is back: former Mouz carry is a team-switching Fnatic

With TI5 over and majors just around the corner, roster changes seem inevitable for most teams, and Fnatic are not exempt to that rule. A 1-0 defeat to Virtus Pro in the lower bracket saw them eliminated from the tournament early. Since then, we have seen the departure of Lee 'Ky.xY' Kong Yang, Lee 'JoHnNy' Johnny and surprisingly Fadil Bin 'Kecik Imba' Mohd Raziff . Today, the organisation released an announcement, with...

TI4 winner Xiao8 to join Yao on the LGD substitute bench for Majors

After this year's historic International tournament, LGD Gaming have now finalised their 7-man roster for the upcoming majors. The final changes see two of EHOME's roster, Fan 'rOtk' Bai and Leong 'DDC' Fatmeng , join the team while both Yao and TI4 winner Zhang 'xiao8' Ning have decided to step down from the active roster and will sub for the team when necessary.

Na'vi captain Artstyle agrees his departure is "the right decision"

Despite early indications that the team would stay together after TI5, Natus Vincere has announced the departure of their support player and team captain, Ivan 'Artstyle' Antonov, that joined the squad earlier this year to lead them to TI5 glory. This change leaves the squad with a position to fill with less than 2 weeks until the roster lock for the first major.

North American open qualifier for ESL One New York this weekend

Only 5 weeks left until ESL One New York and many top teams have completed their reshuffles while a few new team lineups have started to spring up. Do you think you have what it takes to tango with the very best teams in the world? After the success of the likes of CDEC, complexity and MVP.Phoenix during TI5 it seems that no team can be counted out from making its mark in the scene. Sign-ups for NA are now open.