Valve reveal The International 7 invites as prize money nears $16 million

Valve has announced the invites and qualifier format ahead of August's The International 7. Six teams have been directly invited, with 12 other teams to join them through regional qualifiers.  The teams that...

Fall shuffle done and dusted: Dota 2 rosters locked

The period following The International is always an intriguing one. Before Valve's transition to a Major system, roster shuffles were archaic and all too frequent in their occurrence. Teams would pick-up...

Loot.bet partners with Digital Chaos

Dota 2 team Digital Chaos has announced a partnership agreement with esports betting operator Loot.bet. Loot.bet provides a betting service for a number of esports titles, Dota 2 included. Users are...

Peter Ivanov – Ultraplay – Ask yourself why you’re offering esports odds

Peter Ivanov is the Head of Esports Trading at Ultraplay. Based in Bulgaria and founded in 2010 Ultraplay offers betting solutions focused on esports, sports betting, casino, Bitcoin solutions and live...

Paul Sheridan – Reflex Gaming – Born out of frustration

Paul Sheridan is a young entrepreneur from Dublin, who alongside Tomas McKinless, founded Reflex Gaming in 2015. The pair have secured significant seed funding in their first round, and are currently...

ESI Esports Gambling Report: Volume 8

The Dota 2 Asia Championships 2017 group stages are done and dusted. Twelve of the finest Dota teams have competed in the last week to determine the first matches of the...

Valve releases Dota 2 patch 7.00

Game developer Valve has released patch 7.00 for huge esports title Dota 2 which many are effectively labelling a sequel for the game.   https://twitter.com/wykrhm/status/808469932732092416 It's the first patch in the somewhat brief history...

FC Anzhi ditch esports team amidst claims of non-payment

Russian football club FC Anzhi Makhachkala was just one of many established mainstream sports teams to have opened an esports division over the past year. Now, that division has been closed...

Mars Dota 2 League to kick off the new Dota 2 season

The dust has settled on the tumultuous post-International period in Dota 2. Valve's annual flagship event in Seattle marks the end of a season in the Dota 2 world as teams chop and change...

Russian club Anji FC jump into esports

The streak of European football clubs jumping into esports seems to be showing no signs of slowing down with Russian outfit FC Anji announcing the creation of their own DOTA 2 division complete...

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Alban Dechelotte – Coke Esports – Setting the bar

Coca-Cola is one of esports’ biggest non-endemic supporters. Whilst it has avoided going down the major team or tournament sponsorship route, it has undoubtedly...