YYF brings storied career to a close

More sad news has struck the professional Dota scene with the announcement that Jiang 'YYF' Cen has played his last professional games. Most of his career was spent with LGD and Invictus Gaming, the latter of which won The International 2.

The wondrous ESL One in retrospect

Dota 2 have certainly been thriving the last months, mainly because of TI4. Nonetheless, we shouldn't forget about ESL One in Frankfurt, that was a huge success and a big step forward concerning events in this constantly evolving eSport. ESL presents a video flashback that allows you to experience the most epic parts of this event again.

ESL announces Pudgewars League

The ESL announced a new, up and coming Dota 2 League for amateurs to participate in. In the new season, you will have the opportunity to win Dota 2 items, ESL premiumcodes and the precious 'Seasoncup Award'.

Reminder: jDL #3 sign-ups close in 2 days

The International is over and we're already getting back to the daily business: The new season of joinDOTA League is starting this week. Since some of you might have missed the sign-ups for this during the biggest event of the year, we moved the deadline back by two days. Teams from all over the world still have the chance to participate in season...

What Science Says about the TI Letdown

The ever vocal, but not always tactful, community has made a few things clear on reddit and forums: this was the 'Worst TI Ever.' But why was the most expensive, most watched International so badly received? Well, hop on board for the social science express, where we're going to look at TI with some theories used to explain the impact the same way...

End of a legend: LaNm retires

After being heavily rumoured throughout the event, Zhicheng 'LaNm' Zhang has made it official that The International 2014 was his last tournament as a player. Retiring after DK's fourth place finish, it brings a close to an illustrious career of an excellent support player.

The International 2014 concludes

The International 2014 is over! Once again the best teams in the world have gathered in Seattle, once again we have found a new champion. NewBee is bringing the aegis back to China after beating Vici Gaming in the first all Chinese grand final. Evil Geniuses places third, North America's best result in TI so far. Europe disappoints. Find all the...

NewB are The International 2014 Champions

The Chinese juggernauts NewBee are your International 2014 grand champions taking home over 5 million dollars of prize money as well as the most esteemed title of them all. Vici Gaming was unable to continue their superb run in the Grand Finals as they fell to their fellow countrymen 3 to 1, in four quick games.