Captain of Cloud9 1437 jumps ship and moves to NA rivals Digital Chaos

Few would have expected it but Theeban '1437 / I love you forever' Siva has officially left Cloud9 behind to move to NA rivals Digital Chaos. 1437 was the founder of the new Cloud9 roster just three months ago, and did not give a solid reason for the decision aside from saying 'sometimes things need to change'. This leaves Cloud9 with two spots on their roster during the 2-week transfer window before the new roster lock.

Save your spot at Dota-Lan Winter in January, Germany's biggest LAN party

The Winter Dota-Lan in Germany is set to be a great start for the new year. The summer event ended up being completely sold out, and with just under a month to go, time is ticking for those that wish to enter the Nordhessenhalle in Volkmarsen. The Lan is open to everyone, so if you're near Germany why not have a fun sleigh ride with some mates into some awesome DotA-action.

"Wow we won" - Resolut1on's reponse to Empire's incredible 2-0 over Vega

In an unpredictable turn of events the winners of ESL One New York Vega Squadron are out of the DreamLeague Season 4 LAN Finals, having racked up their second defeat at Dreamhack Winter 2015. This means that Team Empire, a team in poor form in the recent months but recently boosted by the addition of former-Navi player Gleb 'Funn1k' Lipatnikov will now face the Frankfurt Major winner OG.

Christmas Charity Magic! Organisers unite to collect for Food For The Hungry

A magical time of year is about to get even more magical. A special seasonal event called Christmas Charity Magic has been announced, and it is special indeed. The unique factor of this event is that all proceeds go to charity and that anyone can participate. How Anti-Mage will respond to this most magical of seasons is unclear.

Pajkatt's Shadow Blade Tiny obliterates Vega with over 9,600 damage

As predicted in our preview yesterday, Vega did drag their series with 4 Clovers & Lepricon to the third game, and 4 Clovers & Lepricon did pull off the surprise win we knew they were capable of. It was Alaan 'Bamboe' Faraj who drew the score level with a victory in game two, but Pajkatt's unusual Tiny build tore Vega to shreds with 1600 damage crits and almost 10K damage during the final fight of the game.

DreamLeague Season 4 set to be a cracker with PPD on the talent desk

It's Dreamhack time again and the DreamLeague Season 4 will be upon us from tomorrow. Can OG maintain the form they showed at the Fall Majors? Will Alliance bounce back from their awkward defeat to Mineski in the Major? Are Empire able to end their downward spiral with the help of stand-in Gleb 'Funn1k' Lipatnikov? Peter 'ppd' Dager on the analyst and commentary desk is just one of the things to look forward to.

Liquid and Alliance to challenge OG in The Defense 5 Finals

In September we relaunched The Defense, and after three months, two stages and even appearances on Danish TV ft. Maelk and SyndereN, Season 5 will end with a LAN Final to be held in Berlin in a fortnight's time. Fall Major winners OG are among the participants for the $77,000 competition which will be held in joinDOTA's home, the Freaks 4U Gaming offices. Who is on the guest list? Find out inside.

DotaPit Season 4 open qualifiers for EU and NA littered with prizes

The qualifiers for the Dota Pit Season 4 are near at hand, and they are putting out a full spread of hardware prizes for the highest placing teams of the open qualifiers, which might make the qualifiers worthy of your attention. Simply finish in the top 8 of the open qualifiers in Europe or America to win prizes for your team. Sign-ups end in the next few days so be quick and remember you can sign-up as a solo player.