Author: Magister Ludi

Dota 2 Patch 7.08 – Key Changes

After a month and a half without any changes, we finally have a new patch: 7.08. And with it, Valve decided to nerf a lot of heroes and items, while buffing others. Here are some of the most important item and hero changes in patch 7.08: Key item changes Blink Dagger: Cooldown was increased by…

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Big CS:GO Roster Changes After the ELEAGUE Major

Since the end of the ELEAGUE Major, the CS:GO professional scene has gone through a series of roster changes which will likely have a significant impact on it. As these changes can influence the strength and pecking order of the teams (and implicitly esports betting activities), it’s important that you know about them. So here…

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StarCraft 2 Predictions and Tournament Preview for Intel Extreme Masters Season XII PyeongChang

Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) Season XII PyeongChang is a premier StarCraft 2 tournament scheduled to take place in PyeongChang between February 5 and February 7.  The event is organized by Electronic Sports League (ESL) and has a prize pool of 156,000 dollars. Tournament structure and prize distribution Intel Extreme Masters XII PyeongChang features 18 players…

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Big Roster Changes in CIS, China and North America

As a consequence of poor results in some cases, and questionable business motivations in others, multiple Dota 2 teams from three of the world’s top regions have made important changes to their rosters or even dropped them completely. Natus Vincere and Virtus.pro swapped players At the beginning of February, Na’Vi and Virtus.pro agreed to make…

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StarLadder i-League Invitational Season 4 – Predictions and Betting Tips

StarLadder i-League Invitational Season 4 is the 11th Dota Pro Circuit LAN event of the 2017-2018 competitive season. It falls under the “Minors” category within the circuit, having a prize pool of 300.000 dollars and awarding 300 qualification points. Organized by StarLadder and ImbaTV, the tournament is scheduled to take place in Shanghai, China between…

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The ELEAGUE Major: Boston 2018 – Predictions and Team Analysis

The ELEAGUE Major: Boston 2018 is the 3rd stage of the ELEAGUE Major, which is one of the most important Counter-Strike: Global Offensive events of this competitive season. The Playoffs stage, also known as The New Champions Stage, has a prize pool of 930.000 dollars and is scheduled to take place in Boston between January…

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eSports Game Review: StarCraft 2

What is StarCraft 2 StarCraft 2 is considered to be the best real-time strategy game ever made. It’s also a successful electronic sport (eSport) with a lot of history behind it. A sequel to the first StarCraft title (released in 1998) and its expansion set Brood War, StarCraft 2 is split into 3 installments: Wings…

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eSports Game Review: Overwatch

What is Overwatch Overwatch is an online multiplayer first-person shooter created and published by Blizzard Entertainment. The game was announced at BlizzCon 2014 and was released on May 24, 2016 for Microsoft Windows, Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Since then, it has become incredibly popular and has been played by more than 35 million people.…

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eSports Game Review: Heroes of the Storm 2.0

What is Heroes of the Storm 2.0 Heroes of the Storm 2.0 (HotS) is a free to play multiplayer online battle arena game (MOBA) developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment, the same company that created Overwatch, Hearthstone, and the StarCraft, Warcraft, World of Warcraft and Diablo series. It is an improved version of its predecessor…

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eSports Game Review: Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

What is Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) is an extremely popular electronic sport (eSport) belonging to the first-person shooter (FPS) genre. Developed by Hidden Path Entertainment in association with Valve Corporation, the game was released on August 21 2012. Since then, it has sold more than 40 million copies and has become a…

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eSports Game Review: League of Legends

What is League of Legends League of Legends is without a doubt the most popular esport (or electronic sport) in the world. It is a MOBA game (multiplayer online battle arena) developed and published by Riot Games. Announced in October 2008 and released just one year later, League of Legends has reached an enormous worldwide…

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