What we learned from Dota TI5, and what’s next in eSports

You’ve all heard the news by now: North American team Evil Geniuses won the Dota 2 International tournament on Saturday. Their victory earned them a whopping $6.6 million prize. The event garnered a lot of attention across sports and gaming outlets alike.

The International 2015 was a big deal for a lot of reasons – a record-breaking $18.4 million prize pool, lots of upsets in the brackets, and action-packed matches all tournament long. But in the larger scope of things, the Dota 2 TI5 reiterates something we’ve all known for a while: eSports is gaining some serious traction – not only in the gaming community, but in the world of sports as well.  Continue reading What we learned from Dota TI5, and what’s next in eSports

Favorite Team Secret Knocked Out of the International

It was supposed to be their year.

Team Secret was billed as a Super Group of Dota 2 players. That’s not an exaggeration ­­ their official Facebook page lists them as “The world’s leading Dota 2 players together on one team.” They’re the kinds of Dota 2 players even casual fans have heard of ­­ from Puppey to Arteezy to S4, and now they’re out of the International 5.  Continue reading Favorite Team Secret Knocked Out of the International