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The Aotearoa Community League

Posted by Dudeguy on November 26, 2014
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  In a land of mystic winds and mountains that claw for the clouds a new battle threatens an island nation with glory. The Aotearoa Community League, a new New Zealand amateur Dota 2 tournament, pits eight kiwi teams against each other, for honour, for splendour and for a pretty good time. The eight teams involved include; Moving-EXP, The Lad Arcana, Mr Ferguson Fanclub, FHRITP, Ebola Gaming, FHRITP, Ebola Gaming, 2 Fast 2 Furion, Why-Wolf... Read more »

AEL – Australian Amateur Cup Announced!

Posted by Deemi on November 19, 2014
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The Australian Amateur Cup has been announced, an initiative targeting the amateur teams of the region to help them learn and grow, whilst also promoting Australian Dota 2. It has also been revealed that the tournament will require no entry fee, an exciting trend among Dota 2 events which will certainly foster growth of the game and expansion of the local scene. Format The tournament will begin on the 17th of January 2015 and will... Read more »

Patch Details Announced – The Foreseer’s Contract

Posted by Angelmaster on November 19, 2014
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Valve has just released the Day 2 update for the Foreseer’s Contract with some juicy details. If you can’t wait to have a look then go right ahead. The biggest features of this patch will be the introduction of a new hero Oracle, and a new arcana cosmetic for Phantom Assassin. The PA arcana is paradox themed and a backstory is given in the comic released in the Day 1 update,  in which Phantom Assassin... Read more »

Can’t Say Wips – The Summit 2 Recap

Posted by Deemi on November 11, 2014
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The Summit 2 is a Dota 2 tournament which is unique in the modern e-sports age. Building on the success of its predecessor, its LAN finals aim to foster a casual atmosphere which portray everyone’s favourite professional players in a more relaxed and relatable environment. It was inspired by TakeTV’s Homestory Cup for StarCraft 2, and will similarly be held in the Beyond the Summit house in Los Angeles from the 3rd to the 7th... Read more »

Ping Zero 46 LAN Announced!

Posted by Deemi on November 8, 2014
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Auckland’s premier LAN event Ping Zero returns for its 46th installment on the 21st of November, looking to be bigger and better than ever before. The Trust Arena will again accommodate for an expected turnout of 300 gamers for the 40 hour gaming marathon, running from 6:00pm on the 21st November until 12:00pm on the 23rd November. Ping Zero 46 is a strictly 18+ and BYOC event, with tickets $49 available for purchase through the Ping... Read more »

Legends of the West – Dota 2 Spring Skirmish

Posted by Deemi on November 7, 2014
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Legends of the West has returned with their second Dota 2 tournament, announced as part of a ‘Spring Skirmish’ weekend scheduled for Saturday the 15th and Sunday the 16th of November. The Dota 2 portion of the event will be running over the Saturday and will again be held at Joodalup Tafe. Drinks and snacks will be available at the venue, with further options for food shops also nearby. Details Time: Saturday November 15th, 8:30am... Read more »

MSI Beat It – Day Two Recap

Posted by Dudeguy on November 4, 2014
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  “Sunday 2nd of November, I can see the light, over the loading bar it rises, the blinking circle vanishes, here it comes. There, a vision to behold, the draft fills the screen, I have been transported, the stream god has smiled upon here, I will ascend, we will ascend.” Burning out of the gates on day two, Rave was to clash with Team Immunity, and Vitrus.Pro would battle CDEC; these games deciding who would... Read more »

MSI Beat It – Day One Recap

Posted by Dudeguy on November 2, 2014
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  “Saturday 1st of November, I’m writing to you from a lost location. I’ve been searching for them, we’ve all been searching for them. Sometimes there is a glimmer of hope as the blue letters crawl into the chat log, they all click it, I click it and every time we are greeted with the same thing “OFFLINE”.” Where are you ‘MSI Beat IT’ streams! I need you, you don’t have to be afraid. Once... Read more »

Item Drop System Update

Posted by Angelmaster on November 1, 2014
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Valve have just released a new update to the item drop system. The list of items available to drop was dwindling, so a change was suspected. Here’s what Valve had to say: “The current item drop system doesn’t function well as a reward mechanism. It drops many items on players who aren’t interested in them (the items are extremely common, or they’re for a hero the player doesn’t play), and in the process dilutes the value... Read more »

1042 Hours: Necrophos, A Pal in Plague

Posted by Dudeguy on November 1, 2014
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  The pope of pestilence, what a title, what a grotesque beast of the battle. A sharp dressed, well-mannered warrior complete with a walking stick fit for the devil’s fanciest ball. Necrophos, a man after my own rotting heart, at least that’s what I told myself. There was a point in my life that I was certain my very existence pumped an emotional plague into the air, my words wore the very robes our toxic... Read more »