While Manila was already the site of a premiere Dota 2 tournament only days ago, the city is now gearing up to host the Spring Major – one of the four big yearly tournaments sponsored by Valve. The Major will take place between June 7 and 12 in the same Mall of Asia Arena as the ESL tournament. Valve has put up a website for the Major and released the list of invited teams, which includes:
12 direct invitees – Team Secret, Team Liquid, Evil Geniuses, MVP Phoenix, Wings Gaming, Vici Gaming Reborn, Fnatic, OG, Complexity, Alliance, Natus Vincere, and LGD Gaming; and 4 more teams that will be decided from regional qualifiers in the Americas, China, Europe, and [...]
The patch notes for Dota 2’s long-awaited 6.87 patch have been released, and they are full of major changes to the game, with everything from base hero health to brand new items. As expected, the patch nerfed a lot of currently popular heroes such as Invoker and Outworld Destroyer, while buffing many others.
We can expect a completely new meta to develop as soon as the patch hits the live servers. We’ve summarized the most important changes below:Ranked All Pick reworked: Before the picking phase begins, there is a 15 second voting phase to ban heroes. Each player votes for a different hero. Afterwards, half of the heroes that were voted on will be randomly [...]
While the first two days of ESL’s Philippines tournament started off more or less as predicted, its culmination was anything but. The barely known tier 2 Chinese team Wings Gaming ended up absolutely crushing European veterans Liquid three to nothing, all while picking heroes that we rarely ever see in the 6.86 meta. You can watch the VOD here.
This could be a sign that Chinese Dota is not as dead as many have predicted following the country’s poor results at the Shanghai Major. Wings takes home $ 100k along with the ESL trophy.
Wings actually got 2-0’d by Liquid in the group stage, but thanks to winning two series against Complexity, they were able to advance and beat [...]
The first day of the ESL One Manila Dota 2 tournament in Philippines’ capital city saw 8 teams battle in the group stage in a best-of-three format. Group A consists of Team Liquid, China’s Wings Gaming, NA’s Complexity and Philippines’ own team Mineski.
Group B, on the other hand, includes Fnatic, Team Empire, EHOME and Secret. So far, only Liquid and Fnatic have secured their place in the semifinals, after going 2-0 in the group stage. The other 6 teams all have a chance to secure the remaining 2 semifinal spots tomorrow.Group A Results
Team Liquid started off [...]
Bravado Gaming bring back BlackpoisoN, replacing Deviant
In 2015 Bravado Gaming had to let go of the more prodigious CS:GO players in South Africa. Robbie “BlackpoisoN” Da Loca, who played Dreamhack with Bravado in 2014, chose to relocate to Sweden where he’d hope to continue his CS:GO career abroad, in a country where CS:GO is quite at home. BlackpoisoN impressed audiences at Dreamhack as the international community got a taste of the raw talent available in South Africa. Da Loca’s was supported by the community as this presented an opportunity for a gifted player to expand his game overseas.
Da Loca immediately joined a semi-pro team called Nerd Rage where he [...]
The StarLadder i-League Dota 2 Invitational finished its run today in Kiev, Ukraine as the home team Na’Vi faced off against China’s Vici Gaming Reborn in the Grand Finals. Despite missing their mid player, and being Vici Gaming’s secondary Dota 2 team, Reborn managed to defeat the Ukrainian fan-favorites in a decisive 3-1 series to grab their first LAN trophy and a $45k prize.
Na’Vi looked unstoppable on their way to the finals, defeating OG 2-1, and actually beating VG Reborn in the Semifinals of the Upper bracket, before running through China’s LGD Gaming with a 2-0. Reborn, on the other hand, fought their way back from the Lower bracket, defeating Virtus. Pro 2-1, OG 2-1, [...]
What agility carry can farm like crazy and carry in late game, but still have a strong early and mid-game presence? And also has one of the most iconic ultimates and passive skills in the game? Luna the Moon Rider.
Although Luna has not been a particularly popular carry for some time, especially during the reign of Invoker, OD, and Spectre during patch 6.86, things are quickly changing. With her agility per level buffed from 2.8 to 3.3 in 6.87, now is a great time to play this classic Agi carry once again.Skills
Calls a beam of lunar energy down upon an enemy, damaging and briefly stunning them.
Lucent Beam is one of the best nukes in the [...]
After patch 6.7 Taric is back in the player’s attention. The mellow voiced support is now more popular than ever with a complete rework coming soon and I’ve been playing him exclusively for the past few days. Take advantage of “the old Taric” while you can because he will be a brand new champion in a short while. Here are some thoughts on how to play Taric support!
There is a form of magic unknown to many Runeterrans and discredited by the few who are even aware of its existence. It is the magic of the earth, drawing power from the resonance of crystals and gems. Taric, the Gem Knight, is Runeterra’s sole practitioner of this form of magic, [...]
We typically associate carry heroes with winning. After all, it’s the carries that end up deciding who wins the game once they secure their levels and farm. But statistically speaking, the hero with the best chances of winning in ranked Dota 2 is not a carry at all. The hero we’re talking about is of course Omniknight, arguably the most iconic support in the game.
Omniknight has held the #1 win rate spot for years, usually hovering just above 60% win ratio. And there’s a very good reason – all 4 of his spells are incredibly powerful and difficult to deal with, especially during team fights.
The fact of the matter is, if you’re looking to raise your MMR then Omniknight [...]
Here we go guys, a complete guide to Tahm Kench complete with video:
”The whole world’s a river, and I’m its king.” Tahm Kench travels Runeterra’s waterways, feeding his insatiable appetite with the misery of the unsuspecting. The singularly charming gourmand savors every moment of his victims’ suffering. A deal with Two-Coats may carry you to wherever you wish, but your journey will most assuredly end in the depths of despair.
Support your teammates by licking, spitting and swallowing as much champions as possible!
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