ESL One Manila Previews New Secret, EHOME Rosters Ahead of the Manila Major

This weekend was a big weekend for Dota, with some of the highest quality play on display since the Shanghai Major ended on March 6th. For those who might not know, along with the introduction of the Majors tournaments this year, Valve also introduced a new roster lock system that was meant to bring more … Read more

Shanghai: Major Drama

What should have been an exciting tournament can otherwise only really be called cumbersome.  The matches themselves were exciting, and most of the teams played quite aggressively, but nearly everything revolving around the tournament made it difficult to watch.  First off, the tournament was hosted in Shanghai, so finding a good time to watch was … Read more

The Shanghai Major, Group Stage Recap – Group D

  Group D – Evil Geniuses, compLexity Gaming, Virtus.Pro, Team Liquid Sunday, February 28   GSL Match #1 – Evil Geniuses vs. compLexity Evil Geniuses. What can really be said? The de facto reigning champs after their $6 million victory over CDEC at TI5, EG is almost always the team with a target on its … Read more

The Shanghai Major, Group Stage Recap – Group C

Group C – OG, Team Archon, LGD Gaming, Newbee Saturday, February 27 GSL Match #1 – OG vs. Team Archon OG [formerly known as (monkey) Business], despite being a newer team to the competitive Dota 2 scene, is one of the most formidable teams in the tournament and the Group C favorite, having previously won … Read more

The Shanghai Major, Group Stage Recap – Group B

Group B – Alliance, Team Spirit, Vici Gaming, Fnatic Friday, February 26 GSL Match #1 – Alliance vs. Team Spirit Alliance entered the Shanghai Major as another strong pick for the potentially winning the tournament (depending who you ask). The team had won TI3 in 2013 in one of the most spectacular Dota matches in … Read more

The Shanghai Major, Group Stage Recap – Group A

The Shanghai Major, the second of this year’s four Valve-sponsored events with multi-million dollar prize pools, is off to one hell of a start. Invited and qualified teams from all over the world began competing for a total prize pool of $3,000,000.00 last Thursday in Group Stage matches to determine their seeds for the main … Read more

DOTA 2 Shanghai Major – Team Overview

We’re less than two weeks away from the Shanghai Major tournament, with the eight qualifying teams ready to join the directly invited teams in the group stage event later this week. The group stage event will determine main event bracket seeds, with the top two winners from each group starting in the upper bracket, and the losers starting in … Read more