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Dota 2 - Games in Asia

Newbee, China’s Dota 2 champion, sets a Guinness World Record

August 1, 2014 | Jing Zhang | 10 Comments

We all knew it was true, but now it’s official: Chinese Dota 2 team Newbee has set a new Guinness World Record.Read More

World eSports Championship Games 2014 announces first games for its lineup

July 30, 2014 | Thomas Price | 11 Comments

The World eSports Championship Games holds its first event later this year, and has just revealed the first seven games in its lineup. These include several solid choices, but one glaring omission stands out.Read More

Korean Dota 2 teams are weak and only have high APM, says China

July 30, 2014 | Jing Zhang | 27 Comments

Want to know why Korean Dota 2 teams are bad? Because they only have high APM, says China.Read More

Dota 2 team CIS and Black parts ways, no replacement announced

July 30, 2014 | Jing Zhang | 6 Comments

After a disappointing run at TI4, Black and team CIS Game part ways.Read More

“Thank you to all the haters,” says Newbee’s Hao, “and sorry to disappoint you.”

July 29, 2014 | Thomas Price | 30 Comments

Chinese regional newspaper Xinmin Evening News interviewed newly-crowned The International 4 champion Newbee about its $5 million win last week as part of a larger piece about Dota 2 and China’s successes this year in the competition. Read More

Team Newbee’s Xiao8 announces temporary retirement from competitive Dota

July 29, 2014 | Xairylle | 19 Comments

If you’re looking at watching Newbee after winning The International 2014 (TI4), we’re sorry to inform you that it will not be possible. Read More

Rumor: Ferrari_430 to join Team DK…but who is he replacing?

July 28, 2014 | C. Custer | 24 Comments

According to the stream of Chinese Dota legend ZSMJ, Ferrari_430 is on his way to team DK, but who could he be replacing?Read More

Icefrog on Facebook a fake! There will be no Sun Wukong hero in Dota

July 28, 2014 | Thomas Price | 11 Comments

An impostor on Facebook has been posing as Dota design lead IceFrog, and spreading false information about a new character and the future of WC3 Dota.Read More

The top 8 moments from Dota 2’s The International 2014

July 28, 2014 | Jing Zhang | 2 Comments

TI4 may have ended, but some memories will last forever. Here, we take a look at some unforgettable moments that helped make TI4 truly special.Read More

How to become a pro eSports player and win $5 million like Newbee: an illustrated guide

July 25, 2014 | Jing Zhang | 3 Comments

Want to become a pro eSports player and win $5 million like Newbee? Follow this illustrated guide by China!Read More

YYF announces retirement on weibo, BurNIng still uncertain

July 25, 2014 | Xairylle | 2 Comments

After Team DK’s Zhang “LaNm” Zhicheng’s retirement, looks like the Chinese Dota 2 competitive scene will be losing another veteran. Read More

Could China’s next Dota 2 powerhouse come out of this Beijing internet cafe?

July 25, 2014 | C. Custer | 4 Comments

After taking home this year’s TI4 championship easily, it’s fair to say China’s known for Dota 2. But could the next big team be one you’ve never heard of?Read More

Valve will add new heroes to Dota 2 because “Dota 3 doesn’t really make sense”

July 24, 2014 | Xairylle | 15 Comments

It’s the logical thing to do after all the heroes have been ported from WC3 Dota to Dota 2.Read More

US to take 30 percent of Newbee’s The International 2014 prize money in taxes

July 24, 2014 | Jing Zhang | 27 Comments

Newbee’s $5 million prize money from The International 2014 (TI4) is quite a hefty sum. Unfortunately, it just got a lot smaller because of Uncle Sam.Read More

Why crowd-sourced prize pools shouldn’t be the future of eSports

July 23, 2014 | C. Custer | 16 Comments

TI4 set records with its $10m prize, and I think that’s great. But here’s why it shouldn’t happen again. Read More

What did Chinese Dota fans think of the TI4 finals?

July 23, 2014 | C. Custer | 14 Comments

The consensus outside China seems to be disappointment in a lackluster final series between Newbee and VG. But what did Chinese fans think?Read More

LaNm confirms retirement, denies teammates’ attitude problems

July 22, 2014 | Xairylle | 11 Comments

Sadly, this is the last time we’re going to see Team DK in this roster. Read More

Dota 2 vs. League of Legends war reignited amongst Chinese netizens after TI4

July 22, 2014 | Jing Zhang | 31 Comments

The LOL vs. Dota 2 war has been reignited in China after Newbee’s victory at The International 2014.Read More