Dota

8.28.18

This Year, 'Dota 2' Gave Us A Cinderella Story for the Ages

After a time of wild turmoil, personal conflict, and losing key members, 'Dota 2' team OG just clutched the ultimate prize. Here's their story.

1.31.17

The Fight for eSports Recognition, Respect, and Money at the University of Washington

eSports athletes at University of Washington want their sport to hang with the traditional athletics program.

12.20.16

Learning The Bizarre Digital Body Language of 'Botolo'

Competitive video games are often so complex that they can lose a bit of the human drama of performance. 'Botolo' represents another way.

11.4.16

Inside the Steam Marketplace's Indie Haberdashery

Custom-designed weapon and character skins rely on more than savvy 3D art skills.

10.4.16

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.

10.4.16

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.

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10.5.15

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.

9.18.15

Can eSports Take Off in Movie Theaters?

The problem with eSports in theaters could be the same problem with movies in theaters.

8.28.15

Happy Friday, Remember This Insane Music Video About DOTA LAN Parties

It’s as confusing as watching a professional match.

8.1.15

The 21 Video Games of VICE’s Lifetime That You Really Should Have Played

A great bunch of games, really. You probably like a lot of them, too.

4.23.15

Whoa, Valve Just Monetized Mods

User generated content is about to explode.