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"Dota 2" Will Be Getting New Matchmaking Improvements

“Dota 2” Will Be Getting New Matchmaking Improvements

For those of you who have been complaining about the matchmaking setup in Dota 2 these days, it appears a fix is on the way. The company has been working for several months now trying to improve the system they’re currently on, some slight changes here and there. All coming in different waves so they […]

The International 2020 For "Dota 2" Is Headed To Sweden

The International 2020 For “Dota 2” Is Headed To Sweden

The International 2019 may have ended this weekend, but Valve is already planning for 2020 as Dota 2 will be headed to Sweden next year. During this year’s event, the company made the announcement both in the area and online, along with the artwork and video you see here. While a specific date wasn’t given, […]

Dota 2 Returns for World Showdown of Esports 6

Dota 2 Returns for World Showdown of Esports 6

Making its return to the World Showdown of Esports, Dota 2 will be the highlighted game of WOSE 6, taking place April 13th and 14th love on Twitch. The show will take place live at the PokerGO Studio at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, where several teams will face off in a specially […]

Dota 2 Reset About 17K Accounts Over Cheating and Other Abuses

If you happen to be one of the people cheating on Dota 2, you might want to go check your account this week and see where you stand. With the cheating recently being caught in the esports community, it looks like Valve decided to do a little spring cleaning in advance and took action against […]

Dota 2 Chongqing Major in Hot Water After Threatening Specific Players

Dota 2 has always had its fair share of broad personalities with some leading to big controversies, from gambling and cheating all the way to anger and racism. But the game seems to have reached a new level of controversy this week in China. The Dota 2 Chongqing Major is currently getting intense scrutiny after […]

BBC Three to Broadcast the ESL One Birmingham DOTA 2 Major

The BBC is partnering with the ESL to broadcast the semi-final and final matches from the UK’s first Dota 2 major. The major will see a dozen world-class teams compete for a $1 million USD prize pool. The tournament will coincide with a networking event for esports industry members. BBC Three will stream the semi-finals […]

Dota 2’s Subreddit Used Memes to Get Valve to Release the Compendium

Dota 2 fans had been waiting for information on this year’s International Compendium for so long they decided to take matters into their own hands. The Dota 2 subreddit started a penguin kidnapping meme as a way to put pressure on the notoriously closemouthed company, and the surprising thing is — it worked. The International is […]

ESI Birmingham Networking Event toTake Place During the Dota 2 Major

The ESL Uk and Esports Inside have partnered up to bring us the ESI Birmingham, which will be an esports business symposium taking place the day before the ESL One Birmingham Dota 2 Major quarter-finals begin. So anyone interested in networking in the esports industry will be able to attend the conference on May 24, […]

ESL One Hamburg will Feature Six Days of Dota 2 Competition

ESL and Intel are combining to bring the ESL One Hamburg tournament to life, which will have sixteen Dota 2 teams compete across six days in the Barclaycard Arena from October 26-28. After last year’s successful ESL One competition, this second year up the stakes with a longer competition including group stages and playoffs, with twice […]

Valve Introduces Dota Plus to Replace the Battle Pass

Valve has just introduced a new subscription service to Dota 2 that they’re calling Dota Plus, which is designed to be a better version of the Battle Pass and eventually replace it. The reason being is that rather than having two types of Battle passes with their own rules and guidelines and tiers, the company […]

Valve Releases Statement on DotaTV Streaming After ESL Controversy

DOTA 2 developer Valve has issued a statement regarding DotaTV streaming following this week’s controversy surrounding the ESL One Genting 2018 tournament and the subsequent fallout. The controversy surrounds the ESL’s decision to send DMCA notices to popular streamers PPD, AdmiralBulldog, and BSJ who streamed the ESL One Genting games with their own commentary. The streamers […]

There’s a 718% Pay Gap Between the Top Male and Female Esports Champions

You might have noticed the fact that there aren’t many women in esports, especially in the big leagues like the recently launched Overwatch League. Some of that might come down to the fact that, even in 2018, gaming is still coded as a male-dominated industry — despite the fact that the percentage of female gamers […]

Valve Bows Out of DOTA Tournament Because of Drug Testing Requirement

Galaxy Battles was going to be a part of Valve’s new approach to tournaments leading up to The International this year, but the tourney has just lost its official Valve backing thanks to a mandatory drug test. The tournament is scheduled to run from January 15th to the 21st in Ciudad de Victoria, Philippines. “Based […]

Left 4 Dead Voice Actor Jim French Passes Away

You may not recognize the name Jim French immediately, but if you’re a fan of the Left 4 Dead series you’ll know his voice. French played the character William “Bill” Overbeck in the series, as well as Father Grigori in Half-Life 2, the Elder Titan in Dota 2, and many other credits to his name. French was also […]

‘PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds’ Surpasses ‘Dota 2’ In Current Players

A little bit of news that may light a few dozen fired under some people, as PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds conquers one of the all-time high records we thought would never be conquered. Dota 2, if you’re not already aware, basically holds the top spot for about two-dozen gaming records in terms of sheer numbers. So when someone […]

Jeremy Lin To Appear In Final Episode Of ELEAGUE Docuseries

ELEAGUE has announced that basketball player Jeremy Lin would be featured on the final episodes of their docuseries Road To The International Dota 2 Championships, which will air on TBS on August 25th at 10 p.m. EDT. Lin is being featured on the series because he is a major Dota 2 fan, which the episode will […]

Elon Musk-Backed OpenAI Bot Crushes Top Human Players At Dota 2 Tournament

The idea that an AI can be trained to beat the best human players at virtually any game shouldn’t be a shock in 2017, but somehow, we’re still not quite used to the idea.  This year’s “The International Dota 2 Championships took place August 7-12 at Key Arena in Seattle, and one of the big […]

Everything We Know About Valve’s New Game, Artifact, So Far

Valve announced their first new game in years yesterday, the DOTA card game Artifact. Which was a bit of a disappointment to a lot of fans hoping for Half Life 3 or even Portal 3. But, really, we should have all seen this coming. Blizzard has done damn well with Hearthstone, so seeing a DOTA […]

Valve Introduces A Dota Card Game, And The Crowds Respond Unkind

Last night at The International 7, Valve had a special surprise cooked up for the fans. A lot of people were unsure what to make of the excitement, but when the trailer finally hit, we got to see a glimpse of a new card game called Artifact that is based in the Dota universe. Here’s […]

New Esports Record Achieved During Dota 2’s International Tournament

Probably one of the hardest things to do in eSports is setting new records of any kind. When you’re planning tournaments and figuring out the odds and ends and then finally getting the matches on, no one’s really thinking “I hope I break so-and-so’s record at this.” So it probably came as a surprise to […]