DOTA 2

Gaming

It’s Not You, ‘Dota’, It’s Me: Why I’ve Finally Quit My MOBA Habit

We had our good times, Troll Warlords and all, but you were turning me into a toxic monster.
Jake Tucker
9.30.16
VICE vs Video games

A Norwegian Public School Has Added eSports to Its Curriculum

Why play football when you can slaughter orcs in the name of education?
Mike Diver
1.13.16
VICE vs Video games

This Is What eSports Will Be Like In 2016

From new titles on the scene to breakout star players in waiting, this is the future of competitive gaming.
Mike Diver
12.15.15
VICE vs Video games

A Year Since Its Emergence, How’s YouPorn’s eSports Team Doing?

Team YP has been competing for a year now, across a range of games. We catch up with its VP of marketing, Brad Burns.
Mike Diver
11.4.15
VICE vs Video games

It Was Once the Biggest eSport In the World, So What’s Happened to ‘StarCraft’?

Blizzard's RTS title has slipped from the headlines as MOBAs have become dominant in the eSports scene.
Matt Porter
10.4.15
VICE vs Video games

Are We About to Live Through a ‘Lost Age’ of Video Gaming?

With many games distributed digitally, not stored on a shareable physical medium, and publishers patching and deleting code as they go, favourites are being lost forever.
Jake Tucker
9.7.15
VICE vs Video games

The ‘Dota 2’ International Has Become Too Big for eSports' Long-Term Health

Seventeen million dollars is one hell of a prize pool – but that cash should be ringing alarm bells across the whole eSports scene.
Mike Stubbsy
7.23.15
VICE vs Video games

It’s Odds-On That eSports Betting Is Here to Stay

Who wants to bet on real-world sports when you can risk your rent on the fortunes of elves and orcs?
Matt Porter
7.7.15
VICE vs Video games

Six Ways in Which ‘Heroes of the Storm’ Is Incredible

Blizzard's brand-new MOBA is now out in the wild, and it's shaping up to be one of the best games in its field.
Mike Stubbsy
6.9.15
VICE vs Video games

Burn Bright, Burn Brief: On the Fleeting Fame of eSports Stars

Going professional is a dream for many gamers – but the risk of burn out is a very real one, with few players making it to their mid-20s.
Matt Porter
5.15.15
VICE vs Video games

eSports Should Be on ESPN, but Maybe Not 'Heroes of the Storm'

The problem isn't that that ESPN 2 aired a video game tournament, it's that they aired the wrong video game tournament.
Drew Millard
4.28.15
Matt Lees' Column

Video Game Genre Names are Bullshit, So Let’s Change Them

Games have changed, but we're still talking about "action-adventures". It's time to consider more accurate alternatives.
Matt Lees
2.12.15
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