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 [...]