Speak to a “traditional” game designer about Dota 2 and you’ll likely receive a couple of eye rolls. By most mainstream game standards, Valve’s flagship MOBA is filled with poor game design decisions and baffling mechanics. From a purely academic standpoint, Dota 2 should not work as a game.
The newest patches to hit Dota 2 make several tweaks to the game’s items, hero talents, and adds players cards for the Winter Battle Pass 2017. These updates rolled out in two parts today.
Cloud9 has just gained a group of big name investors. Esports organization Cloud9 has announced it has completed a Series A financing round with FunPlus Ventures. The rather hefty investor group includes San Francisco 49ers Hall of Famer Joe Montana, Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian, San Francisco
Valve has released Dota 2 Patch 7.03 (aka The Bladeform Legacy), and a swath of Talent changes are getting balance tweaks. IceFrog, in his infinite wisdom, has tweaked the numbers on the vast majority of heroes in the game. It’s just more fun to imagine IceFrog doing it all himself.
DreamHack has unveiled plans for the seventh season of their long-running Dota 2 tournament series DreamLeague. The traditionally European-centric tournament will feature a brand new North American division. Both regions will feature DreamLeague’s signature prize money per map win payout scheme.
The International 2016 was hosted in Key Arena in Seattle. Valve has confirmed its annual Dota 2 tournament The International will be returning to Seattle for 2017. The developer revealed the news somewhat indirectly, via an announcement for its cosplay competition at The International 2017.
The Main Qualifiers for the Dota 2 Kiev Major 2017 have concluded, with eight teams confirmed for the main event via qualification.
What could the Dota 2 announcement coming tomorrow be? The official Dota 2 Weibo account has teased an announcement for tomorrow. According to the post, the “important news” will be revealed by the Dota 2 Weibo tomorrow.
This image was posted by FC Anji, and we don’t know why XBOCT is wearing a wig. According to an article posted on FC Anji’s official website (via Dot Esports), the soccer club is looking to form a team. XBOCT was most recently a part of Team Spirit but left the organization in August 2016.
Dota 2 organization Team Secret has announced changes to its management just weeks before the Kiev Major Qualifiers begin. Team director Kemal Sadikoglu has left the organization amidst controversy surrounding claims of player mistreatment from Jacky “EternaLEnVy” Mao. In a blog post from October 2016
Esports organization Ad Finem has announced it is parting ways with its entire Dota 2 roster. The following players have left the team: Omar “Madara” Dabasas Dimitris “ThuG” Plivouris Kharis “SkyLark” Zafeiriou Verros “Maybe Next Time” Apostolos Giorgos “SsaSpartan” Giannakopoulos
The eight teams to receive direct invitations to the Dota 2 Kiev Major 2017 have been announced. The team did place second at the Boston Major but have had a string of disappointing results since then. There’s also been some criticism on the inclusion of three teams from China, as China already has
Valve has announced the format in which it will be revealing the eight teams invited to the upcoming Dota 2 Kiev Major. The teams will be revealed one at time every five minutes beginning 10:00AM EST Friday via the Winter 2017 Battle Pass Compendium. Users don’t have to purchase the Battle Pass to
The main event venue for the Dota 2 Asia Championships 2017 has been revealed. The event will be hosted April 1-4 at the Shanghai Oriental Sports Center in Shanghai, China. According to the announcement, the venue can accommodate up to 15,000 spectators (other pages cite a capacity of 18,000).
Following the announcement of Fnatic’s partnership with football club AS Roma to reveal its FIFA roster, the details of how the partnership will benefit its other esports teams have been revealed. Speaking to Yahoo Esports in an interview, Fnatic founder Sam Mathews discussed what the new relationship