It’s no secret (pun intended) that both EG and Secret have been doing rather poorly ever since the Spring roster changes which saw them trade and pick up different players. Well now it looks like both teams are quickly trying to patch holes in the sinking ship by changing up their rosters once again, with only a week to go until The International 6 open qualifiers.
EG dropped both Aui_2000 and Bulba – the two players who were picked up during the Spring roster changes. While Aui_2000 is now teamless, Bulba will be returning back to Secret.
To replace them, EG welcomed back long-time teammate Universe – who went to Secret following the Shanghai Major [...]
The third and final Dota 2 Major event of 2016 started off today in Manlia, Philippines. Featuring 16 of the world’s best teams, the Major will run for 9 days, beginning with a group phase, after which the top 2 teams of each group will move up to the Upper bracket of the main event phase, while the bottom 2 will go to the Lower bracket.
The 12 invited teams include Secret, Liquid, Evil Geniuses, MVP Phoenix, Wings Gaming, Vici Gaming Reborn, Fnatic, OG, Complexity, Alliance, Natus Vincere, and LGD Gaming. The remaining 4 teams – Digital Chaos, Newbee, Empire, and Mineski – won their respective regional qualifiers.
The 5th annual DreamLeague tournament organized by Sweden’s Dreamhack ended with a dominant performance by OG over the newly-resurgent Ukrainian legends Natus Vincere. OG dismantled the three-time International finalists in a one-sided 3-0 series, earning $ 50,000 and their second consecutive 1st place DreamLeague finish.
The tournament began with OG sending No Diggity to the lower bracket after a 2-1 victory, while Na’Vi did the same to Virtus.Pro with a 2-1 win. OG then defeated Na’Vi in the upper bracket finals 2-1, but Na’Vi once again beat Virtus.Pro 2-1 in the lower bracket finals, and made it back to the Grand Final.Grand Final Game One
OG picked an aggressive, [...]
EPICENTER: Moscow crowned its first Dota 2 champion yesterday after Team Liquid defeated China’s Newbee in a very close 3-2 series. Although both teams looked very strong leading up to the finals, Team Liquid made the better decisions and plays that allowed them to bounce back after being 1 game away from elimination when Newbee had a 2-1 lead. Let’s break down what happened match by match:Game One
Newbee took a quick lead in game one, with the odd Riki pick by Team Liquid not really paying off. But the whole game changed when Newbee took a horrible engagement in Liquid’s jungle at 22 minutes, losing all 5 of their heroes for a Rubick kill. With a free [...]
The CS:GO team of Arcade has parted with Pavel “hutji” Lashkov and Dmitriy “jR” Chervak, citing their poor performance at the CIS Minor as the reason. Arcade, who only played two maps at the minor before being shot down, have also announced that taking the place of these two will be former Flipsid3 Tactics and Worst Players player Vadim “DavCost” Vasilyev, joined by Anton “kibaken” Kolesnikov, who was last seen playing alongside DavCost for Worst Players in January. The two have played together very often before, both being on Worst Players and starting their careers together at local LANs in Moscow.
After the changes, the Arcade roster is now:
The prodigal son of League Of Legends returns. YellOwStaR makes his way back home to EU after not finding success in NA.
Back in December 2015, we announced Bora “YellOwStaR” Kim’s departure from Fnatic. He had decided that he wanted to experience a change of scenery, having spent most of his professional gaming career with FNC. Today, however, marks his return to Europe as he will once again be wearing the infamous black and orange colors.
YellOwStaR spent the entire 2016 North American League Championship Series Spring Split with Team SoloMid. Although TSM is a respected team in North America, their roster seemed to only look good on paper. Many thought that with the [...]
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!
Check masteries above.
Check tips & tricks below for useful [...]