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Virtus.pro and SK Gaming’s parent organization ESforce partners with KFC to start the KFC BATTLE Esports Championship. Competitors in the KFC Battle will be tested in their prowess of Dota 2 and if successful they can secure themselves a spot in the upcoming 2018 Russian Esports Cup. Source: The Esports Observer  Image: Sean Do
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After a poor performance in The International 8 Fnatic released Jacky “EternaLEnVy” Mao, Saahil “UNiVeRsE” Arora, Johan “pieliedie” Åström, and coach Kurtis “Aui_2000” Ling. With the cuts though Fnatic also re-signed Abed Yusop and Djardel “DJ” Mampusti.   Source: Dot Esports  
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Last week saw the International 8 reach its thrilling conclusion. In addition to a record setting prize pool at over twenty five million dollars, the viewer ship was also off the charts. The viewer ship peaked at nearly fifteen million people, and yes, as always most of them came from china. Overall viewer ship, was...
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Sixteen teams competed in the International 8 last week, vying for their share of the twenty five million dollar prize pool. In the end, it was OG who managed to beat PSG.LGD in the finals. The first place finish earns the team a staggering eleven million dollars. Don’t feel bad for PSG though, they’ll still...
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For the seventh year in a row, the event has broken the record and this year the International 8 will boast a prize pool of just under twenty five million dollars. Of course, there’s still a little more time if Valve wanted to introduce a perk to break that 25 million marker. Source: Dot Esports...
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Valve is outlining some revisions for the pro circuit next year. One of the biggest changes they’re imposing is who the teams can do business with. They’ve asked that teams no longer do sponsorships with gambling websites or services, following the approach that both Riot and Blizzard have taken. Source: Dot Esports Image: Valve
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As the International draws ever closer, we’re keeping an eye on the ongoing story of OpenAI. In preparation for its exhibition match against pro players, the program competed against players from the 99th percentile in DOTA 2. It annihilated them, taking two games in less than an hour of game time. Source: Dot Esports Image:...
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The International 8 held theNorth America’s open qualifiers, but not without incident. A game breaking bug was discovered in the recent patch that impacted the event. The bug caused players failure to connect to games, be marked as AFK (away from keyboard) when they were not, and match result being reported incorrectly. As a result,...
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DOTA 2 revamped their Battle Pass system, which offered in game incentives to get players to fund events like The International. It will no longer be a one time purchase for a temporary event. It will now be a subscription service for $4 a month that provides new aesthetic content regularly. Source: Game Spot Image:...
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