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Hat Trick: How Valve Is Making eSports Magic
on August 11, 2015 at 06:00 PM
This year, Valve’s The International 2015 Dota 2 tournament commanded an unprecedented prize pool of $18 million, the largest purse in eSports history. Split five ways amongst the winning team, Evil Geniuses, the first-place payout of $6.6 million is around $1.3 million per competitor, not counting...
A Beginner’s Guide To Watching Dota 2 Matches
on August 08, 2015 at 04:14 PM
Dota 2's The International is happening now, and it's all gearing up to the finals. With more than $18 million up for grabs (the biggest for any eSports event) for the participants, this is an event worth watching. If you're unfamiliar, however, with Dota 2's mechanics or the best way...
Let's Play The Nickname Game: E-sports Athlete Or Mobster?
on July 02, 2015 at 12:26 PM
Earlier today, we covered the guilty plea by noted video game violence detractor Leland Yee. Yee didn’t operate alone, collaborating with a criminal named Raymond “Shrimp Boy” Chow . We realized that organized crime isn’t the only place you’ll find colorful names. It’s...
Finding The Right MOBA For You
on December 05, 2014 at 03:00 PM
The MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) genre can be an intimidating prospect to get into – there’s often a heavy burden of knowledge, tutorials don’t really teach gameplay aspects that you’ll need to play correctly, and random teammates and the community can be quite harsh...
Rearmed - Ten Unique Weapons That Change Our Favorite Games
on November 06, 2014 at 03:43 PM
In most games, weapons are the player’s main way of interacting with the world. Enemies come at you and you dispatch them with whatever armament you’ve got. I imagine it must be extremely difficult to design a continually engaging gameplay system around a single weapon (I struggle even now...
Opinion - The Best Bosses In Gaming Are Other Players
on October 15, 2014 at 03:07 PM
Dota 2’s middle lane is an interesting place, not only within the context of its own game, but in gaming as a whole. Traditionally the mid lane is the most important lane in each game, where a core hero from each team meets in one-on-one combat. These two heroes generally earn more gold and experience...
Test Chamber – Dota 2 Patch 6.82
on September 25, 2014 at 07:39 PM
Dota 2's 6.82 update features substantial, sweeping changes to the game. With hero reworks and changes, map changes, rune spawn changes and a new rune, and a new item, this patch is going to have a profound impact on gameplay and strategy. Join Daniel Tack and GI intern Sam Stewart as they muddle...
Fantastic And Free-To-Play Games
on September 15, 2014 at 12:17 PM
There are a ton of free-to-play games out there to pick from on PC, but you’re still paying one of the biggest prices to play – Your time. The price model has evolved significantly from the pay-for-power systems that were typically associated with the genre, and in many titles you’ll...
Opinion - Dota 2’s International 4 Was Amazing, But A Failure For Spectators
on July 23, 2014 at 05:38 PM
The finals of this year’s $10.9 million International 4 tournament, a best of five bout between Newbee and ViCi Gaming, was a display of unparalleled skill, practice, and preparation from both teams. The issue is, when it comes to the unwavering win-fast or don’t win at all strategy that...
Chronicles - Dota 2, 2,000 Hours Later
on July 11, 2014 at 02:45 PM
With this year's International tournament breaking $10 million, Dota 2 and the ARTS genre continue to climb in popularity on the PC. While the title can present players with a high learning curve, the frenetic team vs. team gameplay can be immensely rewarding. With multiple game modes to dive into...
Movie Review: Free to Play
on March 31, 2014 at 11:00 AM
As the competitive gaming scene continues to grow in prestige and popularity, Valve's Free to Play documentary seeks to give a wider audience a look into the phenomenon of eSports (as Indie Game: The Movie did for the indie game movement) by offering a look into the human stories behind the competition...
Great Games That Don't Cost A Dime
on February 06, 2014 at 04:36 PM
Free-to-play games often get a bad reputation. Many of these games intentionally prohibit player progress to make a quick buck, while others allow players to buy their way to success in what have become known as “pay to win” games. However, just because there are examples of free-to-play...
The Pillars of eSports
on June 29, 2012 at 02:00 PM
Last week, we discussed what the term eSports meant and made a case for why people might enjoy it. This week, we talk about the core games and franchises that make up the eSports scene. Just as traditional sports include different games like football, baseball, and hockey, eSports are comprised of many...
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