The Dota Pro Circuit cancelled events impede community growth

When the Dota Pro Circuit (“DPC”) was initially created, it was met with optimism by the community. Many fans welcomed the idea that Valve was going to have a more active...

Valve invite proposals for the Dota 2 Fall 2018 majors

Game developer Valve has opened the application process for hosting a Dota 2 event post The International 8. Event organisers interested in hosting a major or minor on the Dota 2...

Acer become official monitor and broadcast laptop provider for ESL One Genting

ESL and Acer have announced a partnership ahead of ESL One Genting, the Dota 2 minor which will get underway towards the end of January.  The deal will see the Acer XF250Q...

Epicenter announces $1m Dota 2 Major in Moscow

From April 27th to May 6th, Moscow will host EPICENTER XL Dota 2, featuring Russia’s largest ever esports prize pool of $1m (£739,000), as well as being Russia’s first ever esports...

Galaxy Battles management release statement regarding upcoming tournament

Late last week Valve, the developer of Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, announced that Galaxy Battles II would no longer have its support nor an official major status.  In response, Esports...

Monster Energy is the new main sponsor of Natus Vincere

Natus Vincere announced late last week that Monster Energy will be its new headline sponsor. Monster Energy is a brand widely known in esports, having been involved with some of the industry’s...

Galaxy Battles has major status revoked by Valve just weeks before tournament

The Galaxy Battles Major hosted by Fallout Gaming has had its major status and Valve involvement revoked, with the game developer citing “unreasonable infringements on the privacy of the players” as...

Steam charts awash with esports titles in 2017

The growth of esports in 2017 was no secret, with some huge stories coming out of the industry over the course of the year. Steam recently shared with the world their best...

HyperX sponsors PGL Dota 2 Major Bucharest

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, has announced that it has become the official peripherals sponsor of PGL Dota 2 Major Bucharest.  This is just the latest in HyperX's esports sponsorships, and...
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X-Bet terminates sponsorship of ProDotaCup after ‘betting irregularities, collusion and match fixing’

Betting operator X-bet has announced the permanent termination of its sponsorship deal with the ProDotaCup due to 'betting irregularities, collusion and match fixing'.  Russ Stevens, X-bet spokesperson, noted that match fixing and...

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James ‘Master52’ Lambert – Mad Skills Motocross 2

Mad Skills Motocross 2 recently held its first World Championship with a £16,000 prize pot in Stockholm. In 2016 the game has paid out...