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    Dota 2 – The Weekly CourierVisa issues, Loda takes a break, Siltbreaker

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    Summit 7 plagued by Visa issues

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    BeyondTheSummit were forced to replace two teams on short notice for their Summit 7 event. Two qualifier teams, namely CDEC and Clutch Gamers, have failed to acquire their visas and have thus been replaced. LGD-Gaming will take CDEC’s place, while Digital Chaos will play in Clutch Gamers’ stead.

    The original announcement can be found here (CDEC) and here (Clutch Gamers) .

    Loda to take competitive break

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    Today, Swedish veteran Jonathan ‘Loda’ Berg has announced that he will take a break from competitive Dota 2 until after The International 2017. Alliance split from Twitch earlier this year and that split has left Alliance as a player owned organization. In the next few months, Loda intends on focusing on the organization as an owner, rather as a player. Replacing him will be former Ninjas in Pyjamas player Era, who also used to play with Limmp, Handsken and Jonassonfan in NiP.

    The original announcement can be found here.

    Ninjas in Pyjamas drop roster

    Esports organization Ninjas in Pyjamas have decided to terminate their relationship with their roster and will withdraw from Dota 2 for now. The Swedish organization had acquired the former Escape Gaming roster in January, but the team around captain Era has failed to qualify for any LAN event since. For Ninjas in Pyjamas, this is the second failed venture in the Dota 2 scene and considering their struggles in CS:GO and their new investment in League of Legends, it seems unlikely that they will return to Dota anytime soon.

    LFY causes upset & place 1st at Epicenter’s Group A

    This week, Epicenter’s group stage took place over the course of 5 days. LFY went into the event as an underdog, but quickly drew attention to themselves when they beat Kiev Major champions 2-0 on the opening day. LFY remain undefeated at Epicenter and secured a top 4 finish by placing 1st in their group. Meanwhile, OG has been eliminated from the event, another early exit for the Major champions, following the short run at the Manila Masters. Group B finished rather unsurprisingly, as EG, recent Manila Masters champions, took first place, followed by and iG.

    All Epicenter matches can be found here.

    Siltbreaker: Act I is live

    On Thursday, Valve released the long awaited Siltbreaker Co-Op campaign. In groups of four, players can choose from a hero pool of 14 heroes, with which they will have to achieve a variety of objectives.
    See the announcement here

    Tournament Overview

  • Epicenter Season 2 will conclude this weekend. Evil Geniuses will face off against Team Secret, while LFY will take on Team Liquid. The tournament will also feature a showmatch between casters.
  • The Summit 7will begin next week on Wednesday, 14th June.
  • Galaxy Battles will also begin on 14th June. As Galaxy Battles will take place in Shenzen, China, games are unlikely to clash with The Summit.
  • Thanks for catching up with us. We hope you enjoy your weekend.

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