Dota 2

All Pick’s bans influence on hero picks

All Pick’s bans influence on hero picks
After 6.87 was introduced to the Dota 2 community, we got a change in the ranked All Pick mode with it: banning. How does it work?
Dota 2 11 May 2016, 09:19 views 8746 comments 0 More
Dota 2

Quick cast vs Normal cast

Quick cast vs Normal cast
Starting from the Spring Update 2016 Valve improved the hotkeys system. This change was particular important on those heroes were it is preferable to use the quick cast feature to accelerate our actions with some spells, but how many people are correctly using this new opportunity?
Dota 2 13 May 2016, 20:28 views 7693 comments 0 More
Dota 2

Best hero duos

Best hero duos
Dual lanes have been pretty common these days. Pro teams put more emphasis on securing their mid laners farm by helping him out with a support. Sometimes, teams draft a gank-oriented duo support to roam around the map and secure them a good early game. We will look at the best hero duos we have in the game and at how well they are doing.
Dota 2 12 May 2016, 15:50 views 11875 comments 0 More
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Most played heroes in pubs - Part two

Most played heroes in pubs - Part two
We have already discussed the most played heroes in v6.87 pubs in our previous article, where we considered all regions except China, so today we will look at statistics on the Chinese server only. It will be interesting to see if the top heroes will remain the same, or if their popularity will change, and if so, by how much.
Dota 2 12 May 2016, 12:57 views 2131 comments 0 More
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

CS:GO Workshop overview # 9

CS:GO Workshop overview # 9
Steam Workshop was again refilled with many outstanding works by artists from all over the world. There are works for every taste: bright, dark, pastel palette - it's up to the community and Valve to decide which will be introduced to the game.
Counter-Strike: Global Offensive 10 May 2016, 15:23 views 1188 comments 0 More
Dota 2

Io - the Guardian Wisp

Io - the Guardian Wisp
After the new patch, one should expect a lot of hero and gameplay changes. Amidst all of these, there is 1 hero which hasn’t been buffed or nerfed since 6.84c. This hero, however, received different fix changes to its skill set but doesn’t count as buff/nerf. Today, we look at the one and only Guardian Wisp, Io.
Dota 2 10 May 2016, 13:44 views 2316 comments 0 More
Dota 2

Most played heroes in pubs - Part one

Most played heroes in pubs - Part one
Which are the most popular heroes in pub at the current time? To answer to this question we will take a look at the 6.87 statistics in Very High ranked games offered by Dotamax; the stats are divided in “China only” and “all the other servers”.
Dota 2 9 May 2016, 19:19 views 19653 comments 0 More
Dota 2

Minor update 6.87c

Minor update 6.87c
Dota 2 client has been updated again. The new 6.87с introduced the changes of some game aspects, which won't significantly affect the game process.
Dota 2 9 May 2016, 11:55 views 728 comments 0 More
Dota 2

Soon: SL i-League StarSeries Season 2

Soon: SL i-League StarSeries Season 2
StarLadder and i-League are glad to announce a new season of the legendary Dota 2 tournament SL i-League StarSeries. The competition will take place in the North American region this summer and have a $ 300,000 prize pool up for grabs.
Dota 2 8 May 2016, 13:32 views 1098 comments 0 More
Dota 2

Intro to Scanning

Intro to Scanning
With the last v6.87 patch Valve introduced a new ability in the game: Scan. It is located on the top left of the minimap and can be used to scan a 900 AoE area on the map for 8 seconds, indicating whether there are enemy heroes in that area during the scan.
Dota 2 7 May 2016, 13:32 views 19375 comments 0 More