Team Spirit finalize roster with iLTW and Biver

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Team Spirit have finalized their new roster for the upcoming season by bringing on board Igor “iLTW” Filatov and Malta “Biver” Winter.  After over one month of searching and decision making, Team Spirit have officially replaced Stanislav “633” Glushan and Ivan “VANSKOR” Skorokhod who had been benched in July. At that time, the CIS team had a jump start on the reshuffle period, indicating they would like to…

Alliance roster dissolved; to rebuild around Loda

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Alliance has completely dissolved their latest Dota 2 roster, releasing Adrian “Era” Kryeziu and Axel “Pablo” Källman. Jonathan “Loda” Berg will rebuild and lead a squad to wave the Alliance banner in the near future.  The announcement comes merely weeks after Alliance removed three members – Simon ‘Handsken‘ Haag, mid player Linus ‘Limmp‘ Blomdin and offlaner Jonas ‘jonassomfan‘ Lindholm.  “ Going into the next season we have decided to…

PGL Open Bucharest – Minor open qualifier registration and event details

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PGL Open Bucharest will be one of the Valve Minors scheduled to take place in October featuring LGD Gaming, Evil Geniuses and $300,000 up for grabs. The second Minor event of the year will be held in Bucharest, Romania starting October 19th and span the course of four days. Only two teams have been invited; LGD Gaming and Evil Geniuses –…

Evil Geniuses parts ways with Zai and PPD

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After one of the biggest upsets in the history of the International, Ludwig ‘zai‘ Wåhlberg and Peter ‘ppd‘ Dager have departed from Evil Geniuses. Following a disappointing performance at TI 7, where Evil Geniuses were knocked down to the Lower Bracket by Newbee, and sent packing by Team Empire, Evil Geniuses has also utilized the post-TI shuffle to announce two changes, both…

SG e-sports releases entire roster

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Brazil’s finest, SG e-sports, has released their entire roster before the start of the new Minor/Major season.  SG e-sports is a Brazilian Dota 2 organization that first made their presence known when they picked up the team Kingao+4 in November 2016. Their first call for attention from the international community was when they took 5 – 8th place in the World Electronic…

w33 to support in new stack feat. Timado, Cancel, Khezu, and Saksa

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image courtesy of Wykrhm Reddy Earlier today, Aliwi ‘w33′ Omar announced his new, yet to be named stack of players, along with his transfer from carry to support. W33’s announcement came with little fanfare, simply from a single tweet by the former Planet Odd middle player announcing the new stack for the upcoming season. Along with Wykrhm Reddy‘s tweet, it seems…

Zechs Files: Druidstone 2 – Hearhstone isn't fun any more

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Warning: rant ahead. Warning: rant ahead. In last week’s column, I wrote about the state of a Hearthstone in the aftermath of Knights of the Frozen Throne. I wrote at length about the dominance of druid in the current standard format – how it happened, and what might be done about it. I realise now that I was mistaken. I…

Helsinki REDS expand into Dota 2

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Helsinki REDS has extended their reach into the Dota 2 scene, picking up a new all Finnish lineup.  Staying true to their nationality, Helsinki REDs new lineup is comprised of the team formerly known as BLBLBLBL – a team quietly making their place in the regional circuit with a strong presence in the minor events and qualifiers.  The organization first came…

Leviathan resurfaces with familiar names including BananaSlamJamma

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Team Leviathan has resurfaced in the North American scene with the new minor and major season looming on the horizon.  Reformed once again with two of the founding members Jason “Newsham” Newsham and Andrew “Jenkins” Jenkins, Leviathan will also welcome to their ranks well known and beloved carry player Brian “BananaSlamJamma” Canavan, Scott “Slayer” Palmer and lesser known name Samuel “Noblewingz” Anderson to assume the mid lane position.  Leviathan…

Farmskins WCA 2017 European Qualifier announcement

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Farmskins announce the ~$43,000 WCA 2017 European Qualifier. UCC and Farmskins present the ~$43,000 European Qualifier for WCA 2017, one of the most highly anticipated events of the year. The LAN finals of the event will be held in October 2017 in Yinchuan, China offering ¥1,280,000 (nearly $200,000) in prize pool money. Until then the organisers have announced open and closed qualifier for teams to…

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