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Steam

There's more people on Steam than there are in Belarus


Steam's coming for you next, UAE
May 11
Yesterday, May 10, Steam hit a new record for highest concurrent players. 9.5 Million People were logged in at midday PST. That’s more than the population of Belarus, and it’s rapidly catching up to that of the Un... read
Dota 2 Compendium 2015 photo
Dota 2 Compendium 2015

New Dota 2 Compendium revealed, up to $15M in stretch goals


Hot off a game-changing patch
May 01
The newest Dota 2 Interactive Compendium has been revealed for this year's upcoming International tournament. Just as in past years, 25% of each Compendium purchase goes towards the prize pool and stretch goals. This yea... read
Dota 2 mod photo
Dota 2 mod

Experimental mod envisions Dota 2 as a third-person shooter


Built in a cave with a box of scraps
Apr 20
Not that I've been counting, but I'm sure I've spent more time with Awesomenauts and SMITE than I have with traditional multiplayer online battle arenas like League of Legends and Dota 2 . Hey, I like what I like! I als... read
Three-hour Dota match photo
Three-hour Dota match

Record breaking competitive Dota 2 match lasts over 3 hours


The last Hobbit movie was shorter (and less entertaining)
Mar 22
Dota matches have a reputation for becoming grindy slogs, but I'm pretty sure they aren't supposed to resemble the intractable grind of WWI trench warfare. On Friday a qualifying match between competitive teams Cloud9 and SFZ... read
Dota 2 tournament photo
Dota 2 tournament

The Dota 2 Asian Championships now has the second highest prize pool in eSports history


Main event is underway now
Feb 06
The Dota 2 Asian Championships' (DAC) main event is underway now, and currently boasts a prize pool of just under $3,000,000. This brings it to the second highest prize pool ever, behind the 2014 Dota 2 Internationa... read
Dota 2 mod photo
Dota 2 mod

I hope this Gabe Newell shopkeeper makes it into Dota 2


As seen on Steam Workshop
Jan 05
Combining the huggable head of Valve and the perpetual time sink that is Dota 2 in a single Steam Workshop submission -- it seems so obvious now, bringing these two internet loves together. Shopkeeper Gabe Newell deserves a ... read
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Dota 2 6.83

Dota 2 gets a 'Shifting Snows' winter update and a balance patch


Hancock: Posting about -> Dota 2
Dec 18
Frostivus is not coming this year, but that doesn't mean Dota 2 goes stale! While there may not be a big gameplay event, we've got some big gameplay changes taking place. Lifestealer takes a lot of the focus in this upda... read
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Taylor Swift rulez

Best song of 2014 gets a Dota 2 parody


Yeah, I said it
Dec 13
While you're sitting there, not admitting that you love Taylor Swift's "Shake it Off," why not get down to this. Sick. Beat? Seriously though, this is an amazing parody of a catchy song for all Dota 2 fans. read
Sporting YP photo
Sporting YP

YouPorn is sponsoring an eSports team


More like spornsporning an eSporn team
Dec 04
YouPorn, which a cursory Google search tells me is a streaming adult video webpage, has announced its sponsorship of a Spanish eSports team (Hearthstone, League of Legends). Play2Win will now be known as Team YP, which s... read
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THEY CHANGED THE DOTA 2 MAP


Nothing is sacred
Sep 23
A new Dota 2 update hit today, and THEY CHANGED EVERYTHING. Two runes. New rune. THE MAP IS DIFFERENT. Reworked Heroes. Chen can take over Ancients. Something happened to Riki, I'm not sure what exactly? THE MAP IS DIFFERENT. Did I mention that they changed the map and added a rune?  read
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Techies omg

Techies officially coming to Dota 2 next week


'Time to find a new hobby'
Aug 30
Techies, the explosive and suicidal Dota 2 Hero, is finally coming to the game next week, as detailed in the latest Dota 2 blog update. I've never played Techies in DOTA, but here's what I've gathered so far: Techie... read
Dota 2 MMR video! photo
Introducing Dota 2 benchwarMMR!
Believe it or not, in all my time spent in Dota 2, I've never played a single solo matchmaking game. I've played plenty of team games, but the anxiety that comes with playing alone with strangers gets to me while playing Dot... read feature

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Valve

Valve releases Dota 2 mod tools and possibly Source 2 (or parts of it)


Speculation points to a 'soft launch' of the new engine
Aug 07
Valve has released an alpha build of its Dota 2 Workshop Tools which will enable folks to create, share, and play custom maps and game modes for Dota 2. That's going to be huge and if you played custom games in Warcraft III, ... read
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lol

ESPN 'delighted' with Dota performance, expanding eSports coverage


Still not a sport
Jul 28
ESPN 2 has aired competitive hot dog eating, log cutting, and a lot of boring poker. Still, it surprised me that ESPN 2 aired a brief bit on Dota 2's The International, and that the online-based ESPN 3 aired the entire compet... read
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Dota 2

This is it: Watch Dota 2's The International grand finals live


Winner takes home over $5 million
Jul 21
[Update: It's over! Newbee has been named champion of The International 4 and will take home $5,028,308 in prize money. For reaching second place, ViCi Gaming will bring home a still-impressive $1,475,699. Watch the final mat... read
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Dota 2 International 4

The biggest esports tournament in history continues


Dota 2's International tournament enters day 3
Jul 20
Note: there will be no spoilers in this post for day one or two, but expect them in the comments!  Yesterday was as exciting as it was heartbreaking for some, but that's just the way things go when over $10 million is on... read
The International 2014 photo
The International 2014

Day 2 of The International is live, let's talk about it!


Biggest Dota 2 tournament will crush hopes and dreams today
Jul 19
First of all, don't worry I won't spoil anything from yesterday here. There will, however, be spoilers in the comments! Yesterday was an intense start to The International 2014, with great teams like DK, Newbee, and EG playin... read
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Dota 2

ESPN3 will carry Dota 2's The International


Wow, good for Valve
Jul 17
You can watch the $10+ million Dota 2 tournament The International on Twitch, or in-game, or, huh, even on ESPN. Valve is collaborating with the sports network for coverage this weekend. Notably, ESPN2 will have an exclusive ... read
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Hancocked

Dota 2 International: There can be only one (but right now there's eight)


Hancocked
Jul 15
Eight teams are left fighting for the $5 million first prize in Dota 2's International tournament. The grand final will be played Monday, July 21. Among the teams fighting for it are ViCi, NewBee, Evil Geniuses, Team DK, Cloud9, 2011 champions Natus Vincere, 2012 winners Invictus Gaming and LGD Gaming (the China qualifier winner).  Patrick was dead wrong. Team MVP didn't come close. read
International 2014 photo
International 2014

The Dota 2 International 2014 wildcard round is underway


Two wildcard matches and solo championship today
Jul 08
The day has finally arrived! The biggest Dota 2 tournament of the year is about to officially begin! Today, four wildcard teams will battle it out for one remaining position in the tournament and their shot at a pri... read
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Dota 2

Dota Dash is Dota 2 mixed with Mario Kart


What could go wrong
Jul 07
Have you ever been in the heat of a good Dota 2 teamfight, enjoying yourself as you're blasting away your enemies, and wondered -- you know what would go great with Dota? Mario Kart! Well, you're in the right place... read
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Dota 2 Streams

There will be a newbie-friendly stream for Dota 2's International tournament


For those who don't know a BKB from a CS
Jul 04
The 2014 website for The International Dota 2 Championships is now live, and with it comes some great new information. The best of which is that there will be a specific stream for players brand new to the esport. This s... read
Dota 2 10 Million photo
Dota 2 10 Million

Dota 2 International prize pool now at $10 million


Yes. You read that correctly.
Jun 27
The Dota 2 prize pool for the upcoming International 2014 tournament is now at $10 million dollars. With zeroes that looks like this: $10,000,000. All of the newly added stretch goals have been reached, the most recent ... read
Dota 2 International photo
Dota 2 International

Dota 2 International prize pool up over $8 million


Might run out of stretch goals
Jun 02
Ten bucks gets you the Dota 2 Compendium, which guy who actually knows about Dota 2 Patrick Hancock says is better than last year's. A portion of the purchase also goes towards raising The International tournament prize pool. Last year, the prize pool was $2,874,381. Right now it's $8,304,958. The stretch goals only go up to $10 million. Crazy! read
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Super Source Bros. Melee


What if?
May 28
What if Valve made their own Super Smash Bros. game, but with characters from Dota 2, Half-Life, Portal, Counter-Strike, and Left 4 Dead? What if?! read
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The International 4 prizepool passes $6M, new stretch goals added


Can the Dota 2 community raise it to $10M?
May 20
The Dota 2 community, along with most MOBAs, gets a bad rap for being mean jerks. While yes, there are plenty of mean jerks out there, it's moments like these that prove that we can really band together to...spend money.... read
Dota 2 lots of money photo
Dota 2 lots of money

The International 2014's prize pool has reached $5.5 million


Almost $4m raised by Dota 2 community
May 17
The penultimate stretch goal, environmental effects, has been reached for Dota 2's International 2014 tournament after only a single week of raising money. Nearly $4,000,000 has been contributed by the community, making ... read
Dota 2 photo
Dota 2

The Stanley Parable narrator lends his voice to Dota 2


For digital sports fans everywhere
May 15
Your Dota 2 announcer of choice might just change today now that the narrator from The Stanley Parable is available for purchase. Normally $9.99, this announcer pack is currently a dollar off. I'm not a Dota 2 player by any ... read
Dota 2 Compendium 2014 photo
Dota 2 Compendium 2014

The Dota 2 Compendium for The International 2014 is now live


Players have added over $1m to the prize pool
May 10
The time has come to for Dota 2 players all around the world to spend their $9.99 in preparation for this year's International tournament! Buying the Dota 2 Compendium grants the purchaser a slew of things, much mor... read
Dota patch analysis photo
Blink Dagger still no mana!
A new update just hit Dota 2, and it brought with it another slew of balance changes in the form of the 6.81 patch. Buffs and nerfs abound, and the future of the game has changed once again. Many have claimed that the 6.80 ve... read feature

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Dota 2 tournament: The International qualifying rounds begin May 12


Dates and deets
Apr 30
Valve has announced the date and some details for its annual Dota 2 tournament, The International.  Now going into its fourth year, The International kicks off on July 18 in Seattle, at Key Arena. But they have to get th... read
Dota 2 Spring update photo
Dota 2 Spring update

Dota 2's 'Spring Cleaning' update now live


6.81 balance patch is here!
Apr 29
The Spring Cleaning update for Dota 2, which seemingly was announced a little bit earlier than Valve wanted, is now live on the main client of the game. A metric butt-ton of bugfixes are included, along with new chests and ba... read






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