Photopreuner – Dota 2 pro players and streamers react to the $3 Million TI12 prize pool and Compendium focus

Jonathan “Loda” Berg, a celebrated Dota 2 champion with Alliance at The International 2013, recently voiced his concerns regarding the substantial decrease in The International’s (TI) prize pool for this year’s tournament compared to previous years. In a thought-provoking Twitter post, Loda highlighted the evolving landscape of TI and the Compendium, igniting a spirited discussion […]

Photopreuner – Malaysia Dota 2 team wins bronze medal

Team Malaysia clinched the bronze medal at the 19th Asian Games 2022 Dota 2 tournament. The Malaysian squad, considered among the favorites in the competition, showcased its prowess on the international stage. In the semi-finals, Team Malaysia faced off against its formidable rival, the Chinese team, and, despite its best efforts, was unable to secure […]

Photopreuner – Quinn Quinn Callahan’s Insights on His Transition to Gaimin Gladiators, TI12 Expectations, and the Dota 2 Scene

Quinn “Quinn” Callahan, the accomplished North American Dota 2 player who recently made the move to Western Europe to join Gaimin Gladiators, engaged in a candid interview with Rosesa Gaming during the DreamLeague Season 21. In the conversation, he shared insights into his relocation, his aspirations for The International 12 (TI12), his dream all-star lineup, […]

Photopreuner – Into The Breach(ITB) Announces That it is Leaving Dota 2

Into The Breach (ITB), a prominent UK-based esports entity has unveiled its decision to disband its Dota 2 roster. This announcement follows the discontinuation of the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) season, during which ITB secured a 5th-place finish in DPC WEU 2023 Tour 2: Division 2.  ITB’s Dota 2 roster at the time of disbandment […]

Photopreuner – Popular YouTuber and Sidemen Co-Founder Vikkstar Plays Dota 2

Vikram Singh Barn, affectionately known as Vikstar123 or simply Vik, has long been a prominent figure in the realm of YouTube gaming celebrities. Co-founding The Sidemen, one of the biggest YouTube groups out there, Vikram “Vik” Barn has etched his own distinctive mark within the gaming community. But what might come as a surprise to […]

Photopreuner – Valve Confirms TI12 Update Will Bring Back Dota 2 Compendium

What is the Dota 2 Compendium? The Compendium is a seasonal pass that players can purchase to support The International and earn exclusive rewards. It was first started in 2013 right in time for The International 2023. The Compendium was released a few months before The International and was available for purchase until the end […]

Photopreuner – Topson Explains Why He is Reluctant to Teach Dota 2 to His Daughter

Topias “Topson” Taavitsainen, a name synonymous with Dota 2 greatness, recently took some time off from his rigorous training schedule to sit down and discuss his new venture with Tundra Esports, the unique dynamics of his current team, his perspective on ideal teammates, his thoughts on the Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) system, and even the […]

Photopreuner – Puppey to Attend TI12 as 9Pandas’ Dota 2 Coach

In spite of the fact that Team Secret’s captain Clement “Puppey” Ivanov’s streak of attending all The Internationals (TIs) may have ended, the player might still appear at TI12 in a different capacity. According to, Puppey is rumored to be coaching 9Pandas at TI12. The speculation has spread since 9Pandas announced on 22nd Sept […]

Photopreuner – Dota 2 Team Secures US Visas for The International 2023

In a notable development for esports,, the Dota 2 powerhouse from Eastern Europe, announced that all its players have secured US visas for The International 2023. Team manager Alexander “StrangeR” Solomonov shared this news on Twitter on September 21, 2023. This achievement comes hot on the heels of’s resounding victory in the Eastern […]