DOTA 2

AI

OpenAI Is Beating Humans at ‘Dota 2’ Because It’s Basically Cheating

AI defeating human players at 'Dota 2' is impressive, but it was only possible thanks to significant guardrails and an inhuman advantage.
Matthew Gault
8.17.18
esports

'Dota 2' Player Who Used Programmable Mouse Disqualified His Team From $15 Million Tournament

The International 2018 organizers disqualified a South American team from a $15 million tournament when one of its players used a mouse with programmable buttons.
Matthew Gault
6.25.18
ecommerce

Valve Disables Item Trading for Dutch 'Counter-Strike' Players, Making Their Expensive Gun Skins Worthless

The change to comply with Dutch regulations came with no warning, leaving players stuck with valuable inventories.
Ian Birnbaum
6.20.18
Gaming

4 Gamers Explain Why They Make Other Players' Lives a Living Hell

It's a problem as old as video games: Gamers insult, harass and threaten other players—despite the risk of being booted from the game. Four flamers confess why they can't shake the habit.
Dominik Schott
11.16.17
anubis

African Esports Are Ready to Explode, but Video Game Publishers Are Holding Them Back

The esports industry has never been bigger, but Africa is being left behind.
Jacob Kleinman
8.30.17
steamed

Watch a Crowd Deflate as It Realizes Valve’s New Game Is Not ‘Half-Life 3’

Valve finally announces a new game...
Matthew Gault
8.9.17
Gaming

How Valve Tricked Players into Being Less Toxic

Cognitive dissonance combats biases and builds empathy.
Matthew Gault
11.6.16
Gaming

In Attempt to Make eSports Grow Up, Valve Fires Commentator and Calls Him an Ass

Barrage of off-color jokes finally gets eSports commentator fired.
Leif Johnson
2.27.16
Gaming

'League of Legends' Couldn't Exist Without 'Dune II'

Westwood Studios is gone, but its work is more important than ever.
Emanuel Maiberg
12.5.15
Culture

Fantasy Sports Giant DraftKings Gets Into the Wild World of Fantasy eSports

DraftKings is serious competition to dedicated fantasy eSports companies.
Emanuel Maiberg
9.23.15
Gaming

Can eSports Take Off in Movie Theaters?

The problem with eSports in theaters could be the same problem with movies in theaters.
Jordan Pearson
9.18.15
esports

eSports Has a DDoS Problem

A DDoS attack might have disrupted The International, but it's just the tip of the iceberg.
Emanuel Maiberg
8.7.15