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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
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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 on controller

Valve aiming to make Dota 2 viable with Steam Controller


Hey, I'd try it
Jan 09
When Valve introduced their Steam Controller, we knew that their ultimate goal was to have it work with nearly every game in the Steam library -- which includes Dota 2 -- a hardcore MOBA that traditionally is played with a mo... read
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Dota 2

Dota 2 adds more tutorials to help ease in new players


It's a win for prospective MOBA fans everywhere
Jul 03
Valve has added a new collection of tutorials for Dota 2 to help newer players with movement, general tactics, and hard combat. The new system will teach you everything step by step, at which point it'll allow you to take on ... read
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Dota 2 nearly 'out'

Dota 2 is now playable without a beta key


Finally, the game is nearing a full release
Jun 21
[Update: it appears as if only the tutorial is now available for newcomers without a key, with the rest of the game to come at a later date. If you need a key, I'm sure you can easily get one in the comments below.] Fres... read
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Dota 2

The Dota 2 team adds new Interactive Compendium goals


If you raise 3.2 million dollars you can vote on a digital character
May 15
To say Dota 2 has gotten off to a great start is an understatement. It immediately garnered the support of casual MOBA fans and competitive tourney goers alike, and the game is going very strong, heading into new stretch goal... read
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Dota 2

Dota 2 gets a new update, and the Elder Titan character


ET emerges
May 02
Dota 2 keeps on chugging, as a new update has added some minor fixes, sound updates, and tournament improvements, as well as a brand new character -- the Elder Titan (Tauren Chieftan). He's a character based around the concep... read
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Dota 2 popularity

Dota 2 is officially the most played Steam game to date


Crazy popular game is popular
Mar 04
As Dota 2 consistently racks up new content updates, it seems like fans have been racking up big numbers for Valve in terms of overall playtime. Breaking the record for overall concurrent players for a Steam game set by Skyri... read
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Dota 2 update

Dota 2 update adds a much-needed tutorial and more tweaks


New store items, visual updates, and tweaks
Mar 01
Valve continues on with the updates to Dota 2, with the introduction of a full-fledged quest-based tutorial system. As any former MOBA beginner will tell you, this is pretty much a must have for new players, and it's a highly... read
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Dota 2 guides

Dota 2 adds in-game guides to help players


Core item: Diving Rapier, always
Feb 22
The most recent update to Valve's free-to-play MOBA Dota 2 brought in-game player-created guides to help people out. When a guide is selected, the recommended items in the shop will change to those that the player has se... read
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New Dota 2 mode

Dota 2 adds a 'Least Played Mode' game type


Prepare for Meepoes!
Jan 18
Dota 2 didn't get a new hero yesterday, but it did get a new game mode to hold us over while we wait for everyone's most anticipated hero, Tuskarr. Least Played Mode eliminates your 20 most-played heroes from the pool an... read
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Defense of the Pickaxe: New Minecraft map mimics DOTA


Apr 17
Nearly six months after the release of version 1.0, the creativity of the Minecraft community has not died down one bit. We have seen inter-spatial puzzle solving, Spartans taking on Zombies and even explored the l... read
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Blizzard is suing Valve over DOTA trademark


Feb 10
MMO leader Blizzard has filed against Valve in an attempt to stop it trademarking DOTA, claiming the name has been used in exclusive association with the Warcraft series for more than seven years. It was filed late last year ... read
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The Multiplayer Online Battle Arena genre has been fascinating to watch grow. Like many popular independent works, it started from humble beginnings with a little mod for a well-known game. I can only imagine that few could&n... read feature

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It's a strange time to be a PC gamer. With fewer high-profile exclusives, it has become a glorified Xbox 360. Thanks to efforts from developers and publishers, it's a superior 360 where draw distance, anti-aliasing, and frame... read feature

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On August 8th, 2010, Valve filed for the trademark "DOTA" in anticipation of their latest title, DOTA 2. Just over a year later, the final stages of this process have arrived. The US Patent and Trademark Office is ready to gi... read feature

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Details on Blizzard DOTA and what makes it worth a look


Oct 21
Straight out of BlizzCon, Blizzard has shed some light on how Blizzard DOTA will work. With League of Legends going strong, Valve's Dota 2 on the way, and a score of DotA clones out there, it's sometimes hard to imagine just ... read
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Blizzard's DOTA mod for StarCraft II is still on the way


Aug 18
Remember how Blizzard told us it was working on a Defense of the Ancients mod for StarCraft II, and then proceeded to not bring it up again? Me too! The latest update on this front comes from senior game designer Jonny Ebbert... read
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The DTOID Show: DotA 2, PS Vita, & Dark Souls bird-butts


Aug 16
[The Destructoid Show gives a rundown of all the top news from Destructoid.com every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Subscribe to us on YouTube, follow us on Twitter, and like us on Facebook.] NOTE: Flying squi... read
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It was almost two years ago when League of Legends was first released and since then the game has received a cult-like following. League of Legends has helped cement the Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) genre into video... read feature







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