Qualifiers are over, it's primetime now in CGA!

As the weekend begins, so does the main event for the Corsair Gaming Arena, a Dota 2 event for our fans in the SEA region. The qualifiers where played out today, with no less than eight teams joining the ranks of Invasion eSports, G-Guard, MVP HOT6 and more to fight for no less than $2,000.

Team Redemption banned from participating at TI5

Earlier today, Team Redemption just received disheartening news from Valve confirming that the team has been banned from any future events hosted by the publisher. This cuts the dream of representing their country at the biggest Dota 2 tournament short for the Malaysians, and on top of that will most likely influence other invitations as well.

REMINDER: Sign-up now for Corsair Gaming Arena (SEA server)

For those joinDOTA users based in SEA feeling left out, your prayers have been answered. joinDOTA alongside Corsair will be hosting a monthly competition entitled the Corsair Gaming Arena, which will feature invited teams as well as an open-qualifier for all aspiring teams and players. The prize pool is $2,000, and big names such as MY have put their name down to participate.

CGUnited finally speak out about their $500K tournament and issue apology

CGUnited, an American LLC who found themselves in the thick of it after plans for a $500K tournament in Washington were put under heavy scrutiny, have finally been convinced to make a statement on their competition, which includes a change of date. CGUnited provided joinDOTA with a release they hope will 'provide information about our company and event as there appears to have been some confusion within the community.'

EHOME drops their MY squad following communications breakdown

EHOME has announced that they will be parting ways with their recently formed Malaysian roster: EHOME Malaysia, following reports of communication issues after the squad relocated to Southeast Asia earlier this month. In their statement earlier today; EHOME stipulated that they will refocus their efforts on their Chinese division, with the possibility of future international endeavours remaining open.

TT, IG & VG first to qualify for SL XII LAN, Europe heading into phase 2!

Starladder Season 12 is well under way. The North American and China qualifiers have already finished, while Europe and SEA are heading into phase 2. Among a ton of great matches this season of StarLadder have featured the longest game in competitive history lasting over three hours! While some of the top teams have underperformed, one old giant seems unstoppable once again.

Basically Unknown take GIGABYTE Challenge title following Arise return

After being knocked out in the semi-finals of Hitbox EU Championship and the quarter finals EIZO Cup last week, Basically Unknown managed to go all the way in the GIGABYTE Challenge, coming out on top of the 16-team single elimination play-offs. Although some may remember Ionut 'ArisE' Turtoi being removed from the team a week ago, it was short-lived, and Arise has been playing for the team in all their recent matches.

V1lat predicts "The extinction of Dota 2" could happen as early as next year

During a recent interview with V1lat at Major All Stars, the question of 'Where are tournament Dota and tournaments heading to' came up, leading to him addressing key issues for the professional Dota 2 scene, believing that some tournaments have become superficial and decorative. V1lat looked forlorn when he said that any Tom Dick or Harry can organise a event now and also made light of his distaste of the Dota Pit and...