Thursday, July 24, 2014

Dota 2 takes the Top 8 Spots in Gaming Earnings

Dota 2 - most profitable game played professionally in 2014

With the conclusion of The International 2014 Dota 2 Championships, 8 out of the Top 10 players with the highest tournament winnings have won it by playing Dota 2.

 Credits: esportsearnings.com

Top 10 (As of July 2014 - After TI4)
1. Zhihao "Hao" Chen (China) - $1,100,851.71 - Dota 2   
2. Wang "Banana" Jiao (China) - $1,098,719.16 - Dota 2   
3. Zhaohui "SanSheng" Wang (China) - $1,096,908.67 - Dota 2   
4. Ning "xiao8" Zhang (China) - $1,088,797.20 - Dota 2   
5. Pan "Mu" Zhang (China) - $1,085,445.45 - Dota 2   
6. Danil "Dendi" Ishutin (Ukraine) - $569,495.84 - Dota 2   
7. Oleksandr  "XBOCT" Dashkevych (Ukraine) - $567,191.75 - Dota 2   
8. Clement "Puppey" Ivanov (Estonia) - $564,360.15 - Dota 2   
9. Jae Dong "Jaedong" Lee (South Korea) - $526,961.72  - StarCraft: Brood War
10. Min Chul "MC" Jang (South Korea) - $470,426.25 - StarCraft II

Congratulations to DOTA 2 - the biggest professional video game in history!

Newbee - The International 2014 Dota 2 Champions!

Congratulations to the TI4 Dota 2 Champions! 
 
Seattle, Washington - Newbee (China) has won over 5 million USD by defeating Vici Gaming (China) 3-1 in a best of 5 Grand Finals. The event attracted millions of viewers from all over the world and was broadcasted on ESPN 3.

TI4 Dota 2 Champions - Newbee of China!

The International 2014 Prize Distribution:

Dota 2 Champions - Newbee of China - $5,028,308
2nd Place - Vici Gaming of China - $1,475,699
3rd Place - Evil Geniuses of the United States - $1,038,455
4th Place - DK of China - $819,833
5th / 6th Place - Cloud 9 of the United States - $655,866
5th / 6th Place - LGD Gaming of China - $655,866
7th / 8th Place - Invictus Gaming of China - $519,227
7th / 8th Place - Natus Vincere of Ukraine - $519,227
9th / 10th Place - Titan of Malaysia - $49,190
9th / 10th Place - Team Liquid of the United States - $49,190
11th / 12th Place - Mousesports of the European Union - $38,259
11th / 12th Place - Alliance of Sweden - $38,259 
13th / 14th Place - Empire of Russia - $21,862
13th / 14th Place - Fnatic of the European Union - $21,862

TI4 Total Prize Pool: $10,930,473

TI4 Champion Line-up = NEWBEE:
1. Hao - Chen Zhihao
2. Sansheng - Wang Zhaohui
3. Mu - Zhang Pan
4. xiao8 - Zhang Ning
5. Banana - Wang Jiao

Congratulations to NEWBEE!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Dota 2 Harpy Stormcrafter controlled by Na'Vi Puppey

Puppey's Chen using Harpy for First Blood

Puppey has been proclaimed as the master of Harpy gaming by Toby Dawson (Dota 2 caster).

At ESL One Frankfurt 2014, Clement Ivanov (Puppey) showed us why he is considered as one of the best Chen players in the world.

 
Puppey of Natus Vincere is known for his Chen


Caster: Toby Dawson - Tobiwan
Highlight Clip: CaptainEul
Tournament: ESL One Frankfurt 2014

Warcraft DotA and LAN games removed from Garena

What happened to Garena DotA?

One of the largest DotA platforms outside of China has decided to remove Warcraft 3, DotA, and other LAN games in order to focus on their other games (Heroes of Newerth and League of Legends).



DotA enthusiasts are encouraged to switch to the Steam platform and play DOTA 2.

Garena Alternatives:
1. Steam - Switch to DOTA 2 (#1 Free To Play Game)
2. Ranked Gaming Client (RGC)
3. ICCUP