Dota 2
2 min.
2017-12-13

DOTA Summit 8 Preview

One more event, a Minor this time, is going to start on Dec. 13 in Dota 2. Part of The Summit series, Dota Summit 8 will take place in Los Angeles, California. The winner of the event will win a big chunk of the $300,000 prize pool and get some...

Dota 2
1 min.
2017-08-24

Cloud9 Is Probably Out of Dota 2 Once Again

While Cloud9 is present at the top of three of the biggest esports in the world—League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Overwatch—they have been stutter stepping in Dota 2. The history of C9 in Dota 2 is peppered with the org picking up a roster, disbanding it and trying...

Dota 2
2 min.
2017-08-11

What’s Been Happening at The International 7?

The biggest esports event in the world—at least in terms of prize pool—The International 7, has been going on in full swing over the last week. The Upper Bracket Finals matchup is known and the Lower Bracket teams will be figured out soon. Let’s get back to the beginning. The...

Dota 2
1 min.
2017-08-07

The International 7: Fnatic and HellRaisers Out Before Main Event

After 288 matches, The International 7‘s Group Stage is over. 18 teams have been split into two groups of nine, where ethey played each other twice with top 4 of each group going to the Upper Bracket in the Main event, 5-8th teams going to the Lower Bracket, and the...

Dota 2
1 min.
2017-08-02

The Next Year in Dota 2 is Going to Be Cray-Cray

Over the last year at drakemoon.com’s blog, it’s been a bit of a calm time where Dota 2 content was concerned. Well, things are going to get helluva more hectinc over the next year because there will be way more big events to cover. Previously, there were two $3 million...

Dota 2
1 min.
2017-08-01

The International 7 Groups and Schedule Revealed

The International 7, the biggest Dota 2 tournament of 2017, is set to begin tomorrow, on Aug. 02. All eighteen teams qualified or invited to the tournament have been divided into 2 groups of 9. Starting with Aug. 2, they will start playing through their Round Robin best of 2...

Dota 2
2 min.
2017-07-03

The International 7 Prize Pool is Over $20M, All 18 Teams Known

Even though the biggest Dota 2 event of the year starts on Aug. 07, the prize pool for the tournament has already exceeded $20 million. This shows once again that Valve’s methods for TI’s prize pool acquisition not only works, but works supremely well. The Internationals are like the World...

Dota 2
2 min.
2017-05-18

TNC Pro Team Changes Roster

In the post-Major roster shuffle, TNC Pro Team made a move, replacing Ryo “ryOyr” Hasegawa with Theeban “1437” Siva. The TNC Pro Team org is most well-known for their surprising success at The International 2016, where they defied expectations by placing 6th in the tournament, defeating teams like OG to...

Dota 2
3 min.
2017-05-09

The International 7 Prize Pool Growing in Record Speed

For years, The International tournaments have had some of the biggest prize pools in the history of eSports, mostly due to the crowdfunding nature of the way they are generated. It seems like this year’s TI 7 won’t be the exception. Prize pools for The International tournaments are crowdfunded with...

Dota 2
4 min.
2017-05-02

OG Add Another Major Championship to Their Resume

After several intense days of play, The Kiev Major is over and the champions have been crowned. Once again, it’s OG, for the third time in a row, which is a great recovery after the disappointment of The Shanghai Major 2016, where the team took 7-8th. While the story of...

Dota 2
6 min.
2017-05-02

The Kiev Major Round of 16 Roundup

The Main Even of the Kiev Major has not only begun, it’s well underway too. After two days of great matches, the Round of 16 stage is over and only eight teams are left in the running for the cup and the lion’s share of the Main Prize. Day One...

Dota 2
4 min.
2017-04-26

The Kiev Major Playoffs Matchups Are Set

One of the biggest Dota 2 events of the year, The Kiev Major, is set to enter the Playoffs stage after teams played through 4 rounds of Swiss. All 16 teams participating in the tournament have been seeded according to their results and will now proceed to play in a...

Dota 2
4 min.
2017-04-21

The International 7 Regional Qualifier Dates Revealed

In eSports, seasons often revolve around certain huge tournaments. League of Legends seasons are set up around the Spring Split, Summer Split, and the World Championship. In Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, everything is set up around the Valve-sponsored Major Tournaments, while in Dota 2, there are Valve Majors and The International....

Dota 2
4 min.
2017-04-21

SoNNeikO Is Back on Na'Vi

In early November of 2016, Natus Vincere took a drastic step in revamping their Dota 2 team, dropping three players, Dmitry “Ditya Ra” Minenkov, Ivan “Artstyle” Antonov, and Akbar “SoNNeikO” Butaev. The decision was based on the fact that there was huge internal tension in the team due to unresolved...

Dota 2
4 min.
2017-04-20

Basics on the Kiev Major

Just like in Counter-Strike: Global Ofensive, Dota 2 seasons revolve around the Valve-sponsored Majors, with one more prestigious event, The International, added into the mix. With a prize pool of $3,000,000 USD, the upcoming Kiev Major is set to be one of the most exciting Dota 2 tournaments of the...

Dota 2
4 min.
2017-04-20

Wings Gaming Roster Left the Org Prior to The Kiev Major

Just before The Kiev Major is set to start, there’s unrest in one of the favorites of the tournament. The champions of The International 6, Chinese Wings Gaming, seems to have left the org amidst allegations of financial mismanagement. As the winners of The International 6, Wings Gaming won $9.1...

Dota 2
5 min.
2017-03-29

The Date and Venue of The International 7 Revealed

As far as eSports events go in terms of size, there are several huge tournaments which stand above the rest in terms of weight and prize pool. In League of Legends, the ultimate even of the season is the World Championship, in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, the honor belongs to the...

Dota 2
4 min.
2017-03-15

The Kiev Major Qualifiers Are Over

Aside from The International, the Valve-sponsored Majors are the biggest Dota 2 tournaments found on earth. While winning a considerable slice of the $3,000,000 prize pool is a dream for most teams in the world, even getting to participate in the event is an honor. Following an exhausting Qualification process,...

Dota 2
4 min.
2017-03-07

Team Secret Changes Management

When conversation turns to the best Dota 2 teams, you cannot ignore Team Secret. While they have had some great performances in the past, winning numerous Premier events over the years, including The Summit 3, ESL One Frankfurt 2015, The Frankfurt Major 2015 and The Shanghai Major 2016. After that,...

Dota 2
4 min.
2017-02-17

The Kiev Major Rescheduled

Tournaments, especially big ones like the Valve-sponsored Majors, are planned half a year, usually even more in advance. Once the date and venue are set, it’s almost unheard of to change important things like the venue or date, as it’s already been booked well in advance. Sometimes, changes do happen....