This weekend in esports: "Dota 2" Major and "League of Legends" All-Star Event

It can be tough to keep track of everything going on in the world of professional competitive gaming. Fear not: Each week, Mashable rounds up the best and biggest tournaments in esports to let you know when they're going down, and where to catch all the a.....»»

Source:  MashableCategory: TopDec 9th, 2016Related News

The 5 Most Annoying Heroes in Dota 2

We really could have just written about how awful Slark is, but we decided to include other heroes as well. Because Dota’s meta is always shifting, the most powerful and overplayed heroes can change on any given patch. Not that long ago, Sniper wa.....»»

Source:  IgnCategory: GameDec 8th, 2016Related News

Evil Geniuses knock Wings Gaming out of "Dota 2" Boston Major

The first Dota 2 Major of the season started with an upset.  In the first round, 2016 Dota 2 International winners Wings Gaming were knocked out by Evil Geniuses. The Dota 2 Boston Major main event kicked off Wednesday with the first half of the roun.....»»

Source:  MashableCategory: TopDec 7th, 2016Related News

The 5 Most Popular Heroes in Dota 2

From cannibal butchers to pompous mages, these are the most played heroes in all of Dota 2. Flavor of the month heroes come and go in Dota 2, but no matter the patch, you can almost always find the same handful of heroes at the top of the most picke.....»»

Source:  IgnCategory: GameDec 7th, 2016Related News

The "Dota 2" Boston Major: How to watch and what you need to know

The first Major of the 2016-2017 Dota 2 season is about to kick off in Boston, and all 16 teams are locked in for the $3 million tournament. The Boston Major's four-day main event runs from Wednesday to Saturday, Dec. 7 to 10, featuring eight invited team.....»»

Source:  MashableCategory: TopDec 6th, 2016Related News

Drop a grand on diamonds, get a free Xbox One S?

Holiday season promotions are here, and this one is a bit of an oddity. Mine your own diamonds, I guess. I was watching Dota 2 videos on YouTube last night when I was shown perhaps one of the most peculiar promotions I've ever seen. Jeweler .....»»

Source:  ArstechnicaCategory: TopNov 23rd, 2016Related News

Renown "Dota 2" team fires 3 members over internal drama

Three players were released Monday from top-earning esports team Natus Vincere, a split caused by internal conflicts among the five-man squad after they failed to qualify for the upcoming $3 million Boston Major tournament. And then there were two.  .....»»

Source:  MashableCategory: TopNov 7th, 2016Related News

Steam bans misleading “bullshots” from its product pages

Concept art and pre-rendered shots no longer allowed on online storefront. Valve used its own Dota 2 concept art as an example of what is no longer allowed on Steam store pages. (credit: Imgur / Valve) Well before Penny Arcade coined the term back .....»»

Source:  ArstechnicaCategory: TopNov 2nd, 2016Related News

"Dota 2" team receives Guinness World Record for $9 million win

LOS ANGELES — Team Wings received a Guinness World Record on Friday after scoring the biggest winnings for a single esports event: $9,139,002 for the Dota 2 International 2016 championship.   Winning the Seattle summer tournament secured them a.....»»

Source:  MashableCategory: TopOct 28th, 2016Related News

"Dota 2" champs Navi rift rumors: Is one of esports" best teams imploding?

One of the most successful teams in all of esports may be on the brink of a roster shakeup after rumors that a poor performance at a recent tournament caused a rift in their ranks. Natus Vincere — more commonly known as team NaVi — failed to m.....»»

Source:  MashableCategory: TopOct 13th, 2016Related News

Half-Life VR Hinted at by Mystery Code

Is this leaked code intentionally pointing people towards HLVR, or is it a mistake? Some leaked code could be pointing towards a possible upcoming virtual reality Half-Life game. According to the Valve News Network, an update to Dota 2 last week con.....»»

Source:  IgnCategory: GameOct 10th, 2016Related News

The next "Dota 2" Major is shipping up to Boston

The Dota 2 scene has been quiet since Wings Gaming took home the championship at The International 6 in August, but Monday's announcement is bringing the noise for the next big tournament. SEE ALSO: Wings Gaming: The young, talented, overnight millionaire.....»»

Source:  MashableCategory: TopOct 5th, 2016Related News

eStream: Previewing ESL One NY

eStream gets you ready for ESL One New York and takes a look at Dota 2's game-changing VR. Read more...More about Mashable Video, Eleague, Estream, Esports, and Counter Strike eStream gets you ready for ESL One New York and takes a look at Dota 2's game-.....»»

Source:  MashableCategory: TopSep 27th, 2016Related News

"Dota 2" takes to the high seas with a tournament on a cruise ship

Some of China's best Dota 2 teams will be competing in a LAN tournament in October, but not in your typical arena setting. This tournament will take place on a cruise ship. SEE ALSO: NBA star Jeremy Lin creates new esports team The Nanyang Cruise Cup feat.....»»

Source:  MashableCategory: TopSep 26th, 2016Related News

NBA star Jeremy Lin creates new esports team

NBA point guard Jeremy Lin has planted his flag in the world of Dota 2, creating team 'VGJ'. Read more...More about Mashable Video, Gaming, Pc, Dota 2, and Esports NBA point guard Jeremy Lin has planted his flag in the world of Dota 2, creating tea.....»»

Source:  MashableCategory: TopSep 21st, 2016Related News

Asus" custom-cooled gaming laptop targets eSports gamers feeling the heat

Asus has announced that its new ROG Strix GL702VM gaming laptop, which aims to strike a tempting balance between power and portability, is now on sale.The GL702VM is fully VR-ready and is the official gaming notebook of the International 2016 Dota 2 champ.....»»

Source:  TechradarCategory: TopSep 21st, 2016Related News

"League of Legends" now has more than 100 million monthly players

When thinking of massively popular online multiplayer games, titles like Dota 2, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and World of Warcraft immediately come to mind. But it’s another game – the often overlooked League of Legends – that&rsquo.....»»

Source:  TechspotCategory: TopSep 14th, 2016Related News

Testing The Open-Source "RADV" Radeon Vulkan Driver vs. AMDGPU-PRO

"With word coming out last week that the RADV open-source Vulkan driver can now render Dota 2 correctly, I've been running some tests the past few days of this RADV Vulkan driver compared to AMD's official (but currently closed-source) Vulkan driver.....»»

Source:  PcstatsCategory: TopSep 7th, 2016Related News

A Modder Ported One Of The First Warcraft 3 Dota Map To Dota 2

A Dota 2 modder Arsjac has ported eul 3.76d, one of the earliest Warcraft 3 Dota maps, to Dota 2. The modder not only ported the map but also ported the original mechanics and heroes. According to the modder all the mechanics that were available in the or.....»»

Source:  SegmentnextCategory: GameSep 7th, 2016Related News

Which popular Mac MOBA game is best for newcomers?

Multiplayer online battle arena (or MOBA) games are an absolutely massive phenomenon. League of Legends, the best-known MOBA, boasts 67 million monthly players, and holds live competitions with millions of viewers. Valve’s Dota 2, another genre heavywei.....»»

Source:  MacworldCategory: McitoshSep 2nd, 2016Related News