Dota 2 2018 Highlights

2018 was a blast. The year saw Dota tournaments in Moscow, Stockholm, Las Vegas, Shanghai, Singapore, and Jakarta, among other locations. Let’s take a look back at the highlights of last year and once again revel in its bests. Those who have not followed closely are hoped to be able to enjoy it vicariously. Here’s what we think are the highlights of 2018:
A Fairy Tale At T18
Perhaps, one of the most talked-about incidents in 2018 was the fairytale-like victory of an underdog team during The International 2018. This also made T18 as the tournament of the year for us besides it being the focal …

Critics Call Astralis Victory ‘Boring’ And ‘Typical’

After a winning streak in 2018, many have slammed the success of professional CS: GO esports team Astralis and called it “boring” and “typical”.
Astralis was pretty much unbeatable when it won the FACEIT Major London 2018, the BLAST Pro Series: Lisbon 2018 and the Intel Grand Slam. They have stayed on the top spot of the HLTV rankings for 64 weeks since April 23 last year and currently rank first in the world.
Despite their success, they have been criticized for employing a boring play. Some have compared Astralis to Floyd Mayweather of Counter-Strike: the “best but boring to watch.” Others …

BLAST Pro Series: Copenhagen 2018 Overview

The BLAST Pro Copenhagen 2018 is one of three BLAST Pro Series events, two of which are in Lisbon and Istanbul. Six teams are playing for a piece of the USD$230,000 prize pool at the Copenhagen, Royal Arena.
Prize Pool
The prize pool is spread as follows:

the first placer with USD125,000,
second with USD$50,000,
third with USD$25,000,
fourth with USD$15,000,
fifth with USD$10,000,
sixth with USD$5,000.

Structure

Astralis,
Cloud 9,
Ninjas in Pyjamas,
MiBR,
FaZe Clan,
Natus …

The Year Of The Raven Arrives With A Rough Start

It’s time to wave goodbye to the Year of the Mammoth and welcome the Year of the Raven. Another year has started for Hearthstone but the new rotations were quite a damper. As in 2017, three full expansions are expected but Hearthstone players were only delivered a small teaser, so far, at least.
Hearthstone ran into some issues following the Year of the Raven announcement that has implications on the ranked play. They’re off to a rough start but it another reveal is expected to come after the issues have been sorted out.
Despite these issues, there are enough surprises that have kept the game fresh….