the international

DOTA 2

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.
Eric Van Allen
8.28.18
esports

'Dota 2' Player Who Used Programmable Mouse Disqualified His Team From $15 Million Tournament

The International 2018 organizers disqualified a South American team from a $15 million tournament when one of its players used a mouse with programmable buttons.
Matthew Gault
6.25.18
DOTA 2

Why This International Is a Uniquely Unpredictable 'Dota 2' Tournament

It's not just about balance patches and strategic analysis, but the different communities themselves.
Josh Melnick
8.12.17
DOTA 2

Valve Reveals 'Dota' Card Game to Disappointed Fans at The International

Nobody asked for this, apparently
Rob Zacny
8.9.17
DOTA 2

Community Outcry Scuttles The International's Custom 'Dota 2' Map Skin

A special underwater map for an aquatic-themed International looked a little too different for some 'Dota 2' fans.
Will Partin
8.4.17
esports

Visa Problems Cost The International a Caster and a Player

A former champion and a current starter were both denied entry to the biggest 'Dota 2' event of the year.
Will Partin
8.2.17
DOTA 2

Valve Shutters ‘Dota 2’ Secret Shop Amid Flood of Complaints

Maybe a little too secret.
Will Partin
7.20.17
Adderall

Will E-Sports PED Testing Protect Players, Or Deflect Blame?

E-sports are adopting WADA-style performance-enhancing drug tests. Will they help or hurt professional gamers?
Jack Moore
8.20.15
esports

eSports Has a DDoS Problem

A DDoS attack might have disrupted The International, but it's just the tip of the iceberg.
Emanuel Maiberg
8.7.15
News

The 'Dota 2' Championships Was Temporarily Taken Down by a Cyberattack

Not even Valve is invulnerable to a DDoS attack.
Emanuel Maiberg
8.4.15
Gaming

An eSports Team Will Win $6.5 Million for Playing 'Dota 2' This Week

The 2015 International Dota 2 Championships start today.
Emanuel Maiberg
8.3.15