Category Archives: Dota 2

Now QPR and AirAsia boss Tony Fernandes is getting involved in esports

Yesterday it was revealed that Arsenal's majority shareholder Stan Kroenke is forming an esports team - now another owner of an English football club is getting in on the action. QPR owner Tony Fernandes - who is also group CEO of AirAsia - has put out a video backing his new esports team. The AirAsia Allstars Esports Club will be…
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Britain’s Machine, ODPixel & Pyrion Flax join The International 2017 broadcast team

Three well-known British gaming personalities have been added to the Dota 2 International 7 broadcast line-up. Caster Alex "Machine" Richardson (left) will be hosting the International's group stage, plus caster Owen "ODPixel" Davies (centre) and content creator Ted "Pyrion Flax" Forsyth (right) have also joined the team. American Sean "Day9" Plott has been announced as the official host…
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epic.LAN 21: Which teams won and how were viewer numbers?

epic.LAN 21 finished last weekend and featured everything from beach parties to charity pie faces alongside the esports tournaments. Craig Robinson takes a look back at the action.   Face-Strike: Pie Offensive Starting with the most important part of the event, epic.LAN esports manager Tom "Gumpster" Gumbleton and RNR Esports MD Adam "Blanks" Heath got pied in…
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Demise.Pro move into Dota 2 with all-British team

UK esports organisation Demise.Pro has signed an all-British Dota 2 team. Demise.Pro say the roster is made up entirely of 'young untapped talent' who they hope to take to the 'top of the food chain'(!) The team will be taking part in a mix of European and UK tournaments. The org's MD, Enzly, said in…
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ASUS’ new $500,000 ROG Masters tournament has UK qualifiers

PC hardware manufacturer ASUS announced two big new global esports tournaments last week. Turns out both of them have UK-specific open qualifiers. The ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) Masters will include a $250,000 Dota 2 competition and a $250,000 CSGO tournament. ASUS say the tournament will feature over 20 top pro teams along with aspiring amateur…
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UKDota March open kicks off this weekend

The UKDota March 2017 Open tournament will begin on Saturday March 25th at 2pm. The best-of-five final will then take place on Sunday March 26th also at 2pm. Each bracket game up until the semi-final and lower-final will be best-of-one, after that the matches will be best-of-threes. There's a £200 prize pool, with first place…
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‘The players always come first to me’ – Perilous Gaming’s new general manager opens up in exclusive interview

Perilous Gaming are well known in UK esports, from their League of Legends team to their Dota 2 side winning at epicLAN 20 and branching into fighting games. In recent months they have also had their struggles, with their former LoL players still being owed money. David Hollingsworth interviews Perilous Gaming's general manager Brian "DotShotgun" Houston about turning…
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