Chongqing Major 2019 League Information

The main event for the Chongquing Major 2019, the second Major for the 2018/19 season for StarLadder and the first overall major recliner for ImbaTV, will be played from 19th to 27th of January. Three teams from the regional qualifiers in Europe, China, and North America, and two teams from CIS, Southeast Asia, and South America will compete for a piece of the prize pool of USD$1,000,000.
Prize Pool
The prize pool will be distributed such:

1st: USD$350,000;
2nd: USD$170,000;
3rd: USD$100,…

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 …

Getting Better At Dota 2 In 2019

It’s that time of the year when we have the firmest resolve to do something than ever. Rather than aiming for a healthier diet or a regular exercise, why don’t you take advantage of the times and the surge of determination to be better at something you really love?  Brushing up on Dota 2 is not as complicated and not as fun; it’s a party! Here are some ideas:
Advance Your Skills
On the surface, playing better may just look like spending a lot of time every day on Dota 2. But, it is also more than that. It is also about knowing what in-game skill you want to improve on. It may be about warding or …

2018 Hearthstone Global Games Overview

The Hearthstone Global Games 2018 features 48 teams from different countries in the Asia-Pacific, Europe, and the Americas. They compete in the Swiss Rounds on July 16-September 6 and Dual Tournament on September 18-27 until eight teams emerge to advance to the Finals at BlizzCon.
Prize Pool
A prize pool of USD$409,600 will be spread to the teams as follows:

the first placer with USD$50,000,
second with USD$40,000,
3-4th with USD$30,000,
5-6th with USD$20,0000, 7-8th with
USD$12,000,
9-11th with USD$10,000,
12-15th with USD$8,000,

BLAST Pro Series: Lisbon 2018 Overview

The BLAST Pro Lisbon 2018 is one of the BLAST Pro Series events, two of which are in Copenhagen and Istanbul. Six teams are playing for a piece of the USD$230,000 prize pool. The event takes place in Lisbon, Altice Arena.
Prize Pool
The prize pool is spread among the teams as such:

the first placer with USD4125,000,
second placer with USD$50,000, and
third with USD$25,000.
fourth will earn USD415,000,
fifth: USD$10,000,
sixth: USD$5,000.

Structure
The following teams are participating:

Astralis,
Ninjas …