Author: Stoyan Trayanov

ESL One Hamburg – Day 2 recap

Another day has passed and the ESL One Hamburg 2018 top 3 teams are already known to us. Day two proved to be exciting and filled with great games so let’s see what happened during it. The first clash of the day was between the Chinese powerhouse Team Aster and misery‘s paiN Gaming. Against all odds and expectations, I thought that paiN have a pretty good shot at taking down their opponents and after great 3 games they emerged victorious sending Aster home. They played like a well-put machine, making fewer mistakes than the Chinese and secured themselves a...

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ESL One Hamburg – Day 1 recap

For the second year in a row Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg welcomes us for ESL One. Not a DPC Major this time but still a premium event nonetheless. As covered in the first article I posted, a lot of things are different this year, but lets take a quick look on how everything went during the first day of ESL One Hamburg 2018. With only 8 teams remaining, Friday was the day when 3 additional teams would pack their bags and head home. Spoiler alert – this year these teams were compLexity, Forward Gaming and Evil Geniuses. I won’t...

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ESL One Hamburg 2018 – The fresh start

With ESL One Hamburg being just a few days away it’s time to look at what the tournament will offer and why it’s so important for the upcoming months. With Valve completely revamping the DPC season for this year, the first premium tournament of the season was left out of the DPC schedule. Initially many people (including me) thought that this is bad, that things will look dull and teams won’t be interested in participating in non-DPC tournaments, but here is why we were wrong: Apart from the lower prize pool and the lack of TI qualifying points nothing...

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PGL announced the Kuala Lumpur Major – first Major of the new season

The first Major of 2018/2019’s DPC cycle is going to take place in Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. This is going to be the first ever Major tournament in Kuala Lumpur, exciting news for every of the countless Dota 2 fans in Malaysia. The event itself will be hosted by PGL and this is the information we have so far from the website of the tournament – http://www.thekualalumpurmajor.com/ 16 teams 1 000 000$ prize pool 10th – 15th of September – Open Qualifiers 16th -21st of September – Closed Qualifiers 9th and 10th of November – Group Stage 11th...

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Na’Vi announcing new roster – Dendi out, SoNNeikO in

After their failure to qualify for this year’s International, Na’Vi decided to change the status of their roster to “inactive”, while trying to figure out how to proceed and amend the damage done to the organization with the lack of any significant results for the past few years. Many of their fans questioned the future of Na’Vi’s Dota 2 division, in general, speculating that they might even decide to drop this game for the time being, while others decided to jump onto the Dendi hate train and express their opinion how he is the downfall of the team. In...

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