She might have started as an avid fan of Warcraft III and WoW, but since she got into the Dota 2 scene Jorien "Sheever" van der Heijden has become one of the most well-known broadcast personalities in esports. Starting her career at The International 2 for GosuGamers, Sheever quickly earned a fan following as caster, desk host and streaming personality. From her home in the Netherlands to Valve's headquarters in Seattle, Washington, this is the story of Jorien van der Heijden. For more video interviews and highlights, be sure to subscribe to theScore esports on YouTube. Copyright © 2016 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rightsRead More →

Vega Squadron’s Andrey “Mag~” Chipenko discussed Alexei “Solo” Berezin and Vladimir “No[o]ne Minenko’s departure from the team and the creation of Virtus.pro’s new squad in a short video on Vega Squadron’s YouTube channel. “Solo told us he was called to join VP,” Mag~ said. “As far as I know there were several options of rosters. G’s stack, Silent’s team and Solo’s one. First Silent tried to make a team with Solo, then he got sick and had to leave, so No[o]ne was invited. 9pasha was taken in the last moment, initially there was supposed to be XBOCT, no one knows why it ended up thisRead More →

EHOME.Keen have completed the team list for the main Chinese qualifier for The Boston Major after they won the second round of open qualifiers Wednesday. Our EHOME.X and EHOME.Keen squads have both made it into the main China regional qualifiers for The Boston Major! Let’s do this! ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป pic.twitter.com/sa9x9vwV8D โ€” EHOME (@EHOMECN) October 26, 2016 EHOME.Keen took a clean run through the open qualifier, going through their best-of-ones with ease as they swept CAVALRY 2-0 in the semifinals, then did the same to Newbee Young in the finals. Former Invictus Gaming carry player qd played a near-flawless Lifestealer in both games against Newbee Young, asRead More →

Congratulations to @TeamVirtuspro for qualifying to Dota Pit Season 5 LAN finals while not losing a single map in CIS qualifier bracket. pic.twitter.com/YQmE7KN3xH — DotaPit.com (@DotaPit) October 25, 2016 Virtus.pro crushed Team Empire in a swift and decisive 3-0 victory in the CIS qualifier finals on Tuesday, and is headed to the Dota Pit Season 5 LAN Finals. Team Empire were likely running on fumes by the time they started their online series against Virtus.pro. They played in The Boston Major European open qualifier #2 earlier in the day, fighting all the way to the Round of 32 before being knocked out by ALTERNATE aTTaX.Read More →

Prodota Gaming's decision to register for the Americas open qualifiers instead of playing in their home region has touched off a mass exodus of European teams, many of whom have already been eliminated from the EU open qualifiers. Among the EU teams that have signed up for the second Americas open qualifier in the past few days are Team Empire, Kaipi and Power Rangers. If you wanna go to Boston you gotta do it in old NA fashion way โ€” Team Empire (@team_empire) October 25, 2016 Unlike Prodota, who played through the first AM open qualifier and won a spot at the AM regional qualifier,Read More →

Fnatic are the first direct invite to the ROG Masters LAN final event taking place Nov. 12-13 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Ready or not, here come @FNATIC !@Mushi_Chai & co. are the first team to be invited to the #ROGMASTERS #DOTA2 Grand Finals in Kuala Lumpur! pic.twitter.com/Mk9dlpJiyh โ€” ROG MASTERS (@ROGMasters) October 25, 2016 Fnatic have had a relatively slow start to the season. They were directly invited to MPGL in September, but after losing to Execration in the semifinals they won just one best-of-one against WG.Unity before being eliminated from the tournament by MVP Phoenix. They also participated in The Summit 6 SEA qualifiers,Read More →

Fnatic have re-signed their former analyst Murielle โ€œKipsโ€ Huisman, the organization announced on Tuesday. It’s our pleasure to welcome back @Kipspul to our #Dota2 team as our in-game analyst! READ ยป https://t.co/r6aPimi9ag pic.twitter.com/Cwjb3L29Oy โ€” FNATIC (@FNATIC) October 25, 2016 Kips' contract with Fnatic ended after their TI6 run and she has received multiple offers from other teams, she told theScore esports. However, she has decided to stick with Fnatic, signing a contract with them until Jan. 31 and will be with the team during the qualifier for The Boston Major on Oct. 27-30, and onward to the Major itself on Dec. 3-10, should they qualify.Read More →

Fantastic Five and Prodota Gaming have won the first open qualifiers for the Americas and Europe respectively and have qualified for the regional qualifiers for The Boston Major. ProDota Gaming are the #BostonMajor Americas (O.O) Open Qualifier Winners. pic.twitter.com/Rg3AgG9p6S โ€” Wykrhm Reddy (@wykrhm) October 25, 2016 Fantastic Five pushed through the Europe #1 open qualifier as they defeated Team Empire 2-1 in the semifinals, where yol notably played support Warlock every game, then defeated FlipSid3 Tactics 2-1 in the finals. Meanwhile in Americas #1 open qualifier, Prodota cut a swath as they won all their best-of-one matches, they then swept Soggy Mitts 2-0 in theRead More →

WarriorsGaming.Unity won the Southeast Asia #1 open qualifier on Monday and will advance to the Main SEA Qualifier for The Boston Major. WGU defeated Fire Dragoon E-sports 2-0 in the finals to qualify. Both games took less than 22 minutes to complete, with Lai "Ahjit" Jay Son securing an impressive deathless 9/1/2 KDA as Drow Ranger in Game 2. The team has previously competed in the Main SEA Qualifiers for The Manila Major and The International 2016, but failed to advance beyond the Top 4. RELATED: Evil Geniuses, Wings Gaming, 6 others invited to Valve’s Boston Major WGU joins Team Faceless, Fnatic, Mineski, Rex Regum,Read More →

EHOME.X won the China #1 open qualifier on Monday and will compete in the Main Chinese Qualifier for The Boston Major. EHOME.X defeated Vici Gaming Potential 2-0 in the finals in order to qualify. He "JUST" Zhipeng in particular was impressive in the series, securing a 9.0 and 11.0 KDA in Games 1 and 2 on Death Prophet and Invoker respectively. Prior to their finals matchup, the team defeated FTD Club C and Newbee Young. RELATED: Evil Geniuses, Wings Gaming, 6 others invited to Valve's Boston Major This is EHOME.X’s first major win since forming their new roster in September. The team previously competed atRead More →