The International - Complete Results

The International, Dota 2's championship eSports event, concluded over the weekend, following five days of intense bracket challenges. In the penultimate finale, North American team Evil Geniuses took home the top spot, defeating Chinese team LGD Gaming in three out of the four games they played.

Red Bull Battle Grounds: Dota 2 NA Qualifier

Kicking off at 2pm PT (5pm ET) today is the final region qualifier round for the Red Bull Dota 2 Tournament Series! Today's competitor's include Team Tinker, Not Today, Root Gaming and Summer's Rift (which includes Red Bull athlete Jimmy ‘DeMoN’ Ho among its ranks).

Winning teams from the other qualifying rounds thus far have been:

  • Team Malaysia (SE Asia)
  • Invictus Gaming (China)
  • HellRaiser (Russia)
  • Team Secret (EU)

Red Bull Battle Grounds: Dota 2 April Qualifiers

At 1am PDT (9am BST) on Monday, April 6th, the first regional online qualifier for the Red Bull Dota 2 Tournament Series will take place. In this qualifier, four teams from the SE Asia region will battle it out, with the winning team advancing to the playoffs in Santa Monica, CA.

The remaining four online regional qualifiers will take place as follows:

Friday Update Arcade: Episode 20

Lindsay "geektr0n" Ferguson hosts ZAM's latest installment of Friday Update Arcade! Topics discussed include The Order: 1886's lack of gameplay, DOTA 2 hitting new highs, Total War: Attila's launch, Mass Effect 4 multiplayer and the Square Enix Humble Bundle.

Dota 2 Patch 6.82 - A Game Changer


EDIT: The update is now live!

The times are a-changin’. Dota 2 is in for a huge overhaul in the near future. The recently announced “Rekindling Soul” (6.82) update is due to hit servers soon, and with it come some of the most significant changes to Dota 2 in a very long time.

Valve Soft-Launches Source 2 Engine

Oh Valve, you cheeky lot – of course you would do it like this.

Amid the release of Dota 2 workshop tools, a few keen-eyed players discovered that Dota 2 can be run on a new engine, Source 2. The discussion on reddit seems to be the hub of new information.

Why The International Matters


The world’s largest eSports tournament ever, The International, just concluded on July 21st. It was a spectacle on many levels; whether it be a sold out arena, the massive prize pool, or the level of competition, the tournament was truly massive and an achievement in many different ways. With the dust finally settled a single question has arisen: why does this tournament matter? The unpacking of this question is simple, but it also speaks volumes about the gaming community as a whole.

The International 4 Main Event - Grand Finals


The International came to a close on Monday, July 21st with a match between Vici Gaming and Team NewBee. The match lasted through four of a possible five games. The first game went Vici's way, while the remaining three were all dominating performances by the newly crowned champions, NewBee.

The International Main Event - Day Three Recap


The third day of The International has concluded with some absolutely spectacular displays of skill. Today was the dreaded “elimination day” where all of the teams, save the two in the Grand Finals, were to be eliminated. Without further ado let's get into our recap of the third day of competition at The International.

The International Main Event - Day Two Recap


The second day of The International concluded on Saturday, the 18th. Saturday's play included the first two elimination matches of the Loser's Bracket, the start of the next two series in the Loser's Bracket in which only one game was played for each, and the All-Star Game.