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The International Preview: Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is probably the fastest developing region in Dota. Several years ago most victories by the teams from the region were considered an upset and any placement higher than top12—a success. Coming into TI9, SEA finally looks like a…

The International Preview: China

Three teams from China have received a direct invite to the home tournament and are preparing for the biggest esports event of the year. After somewhat disappointing results last year, with a single team in top8, the teams from the…

The International Preview: NA and CIS

With the International 2019 rapidly approaching, it is time to have a quick look over the participating teams. Today we are going to concentrate on the sole representatives of the North American and CIS regions. Original content

What Can We Learn from the EPICENTER?

The EPICENTER Major was immediately followed up by a small balance patch that will change the meta slightly, however none of the changes were too drastic. We will closely monitor new developments during the qualifiers for the International, but for…

Is Slark Worth Giving a Chance?

Every time Slark was viable in the professional scene, he was absolutely rampant in pubs. This generally happens to pub-stomping, snowball-oriented heroes and it is probably a nightmare to balance them, but for the first time in a while the…

Is it Time to Revisit Axe and Visage?

Meta is always cyclical. New patch introduces something above the general power curve, teams and players start looking for answers and soon, these answers start demanding adjustments from players looking to win. Original content

Let’s Talk About Armor (Again)

Dota mechanics is always an interesting topic to discuss. Fundamental understanding of the game doesn’t directly translate to skill in game, but it helps players make more informed decisions and sometimes find a way out of a seemingly impossible situation.…

What We Can Learn from ESL Birmingham

ESL Birmingham gave us a quick glimpse of things to come in the upcoming DPC tournament. With fair format, prolonged group stage and lower stakes, we have seen a lot of new and interesting strategies and hero picks. Today we…