Latest Dota 2 Update Makes The Game More Beginner Friendly
Competitive games like Dota 2 can be intimidating to new players, especially when they play with other players who might not be so understanding or forgiving towards beginners and newbies. This in turn could ruin the experience for beginners who might stop playing the game, or based on past experiences might not even attempt the game at all.
Valve Hits The Brakes On Artifact Development
A few years ago, some of you might recall that Valve announced and eventually launched the Artifact game. For those who are unfamiliar, Artifact is a card-based video game that is also loosely based on Dota 2. The game was initially met with favorable reviews, but eventually the cost of playing the game was simply too much for players.
Valve’s Dota 2 Will Be Getting Its Own Animated Series On Netflix
Dota 2 is one of the most played games around the world, with Valve hosting an annual tournament that brings the best players together with prize money that puts more traditional sporting competitions to shame. That being said, we’re not surprised that they are looking to expand on the franchise.
Valve Is Looking For ‘Host Cities’ For Their Next Dota 2 ‘The International’ Tournament
Valve’s The International Dota 2 tournament is one of the biggest eSports event of the year. The prize pool is simply ridiculous where every year, it only seems to be increasing. It also has the ability to draw a huge crowd, which is why it doesn’t come as a surprise that Valve is now taking an Olympics-like approach to the event.
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The competitive video gaming scene has exploded in popularity over the past few years and it now boasts 454 million viewers across the world. It is an extremely lucrative industry thanks to sponsorship deals, media rights agreements, ticket sales, advertising and merchandising.
Dota 2 Championship Winners Took Home $15 Million In Prize Money
The next time you catch yourself telling your kids to not play so much video games, you might want to rethink that. Why? Because Valve’s The International Dota 2 championship has just ended, where the winning team, OG, took home prize money amounting to an eye-watering $15,603,133.
Valve Launches Another Dota Spin-Off In ‘Underlords’
It has been a long time since Valve released a brand new IP, and if you were hoping for that to happen, you might be in for a wait. However, it seems that in the meantime, the company is looking to leverage its existing IP by announcing the launch of a new game based on the Dota franchise called “Underlords”.
One Year Later, Valve Is Finally Replacing Its Ugly Dota 2 Statue With A New One
Last year, Valve sent out one of the reward items to players who contributed to The International’s prize pool. The reward in question was a Baby Roshan statue. The initial renders and concept showed that the statue would be highly detailed, but what players got was a sad excuse for a reward and definitely not worth the money they had invested.
Dota Pro Circuit App Lets Gamers Predict Matches And Get Rewarded
Do you fancy yourself being a Dota 2 expert? Do you think that you are able to predict how a match plays out before it ends? If you think that’s you, then you might be interested to learn that Valve has recently launched a new Dota app in the form of the Dota Pro Circuit app where it lets players make predictions in matches and be rewarded if they make […]
Valve Releases New ‘Mars’ Hero For Dota 2
If you’re getting a bit bored/tired of the current hero lineup in Valve’s Dota 2, then you’ll be pleased to learn that Valve has since announced a new hero that will be added to the game in the form of Mars, the god of war and first son of heaven. The character should already be live and playable in the game so it could be worth checking out if you […]
Valve To Launch Comics Based Around ‘Artifact’ Game
Valve has a new game in the works that is due to be launched and its name is Artifact. For those who are hearing about this for the first time, this is a digital card game similar to other games like Blizzard’s Hearthstone or Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls: Legends, and just like those games which are based on existing franchises, Artifact will be based on Dota 2.
DotA 2’s The International Tournament Moves To Shanghai For 2019
Valve’s The International annual DotA 2 tournament has been held in Seattle for the past 6 years, but this year they shook things up by having the event held in Vancouver, Canada. However it seems that its stop in Canada might be rather brief because come 2019, Valve will be taking the event to Shanghai, China.
Gabe Newell DotA 2 Voice Pack Announced
Valve’s Gabe Newell is someone who is highly revered by the community, which is why it doesn’t come as a surprise to learn that Newell can now be had as a voice pack in DotA 2. Yup, if you’ve ever wondered what it might be like to hear Newell announce in-game events in DotA 2, you now have that opportunity via a voice pack.
Valve’s Upcoming ‘Artifact’ Game Will Have A Beta This October
It has been a while since Valve launched a brand new game, and while many are undoubtedly still hanging onto the hope that we will eventually see Half-Life 3, Valve did announce a while back that their next game would be called Artifact. This is a digital card game that would be based on DotA 2.
OpenAI’s Bots Just Beat Professional DotA 2 Players
As you might have heard, Elon Musk’s OpenAI initiative had plans to play against some professional DotA 2 players in a bid to test how good AI can be at teamwork. It turns out that they can be very effective at teamwork because it seems that the bots managed to beat a group of professional DotA 2 players.
Valve’s ‘Artifact’ Will Be Released November 28
It has been a while since Valve launched a new game and back in 2017, the company announced their latest creation in the form of Artifact. For those unfamiliar, Artifact is a card game based on DotA 2 but the company has kept mum on its release, at least until now when they have confirmed it.
A Mouse Cost A DotA 2 Team A Chance At A $15 Million Prize
Throughout the year there are many DotA 2 tournaments being held, with many of them offering up money to the winners. However the main tournament that many professional teams are looking forward to would be the annual “The International” tournament whose prize money is worth millions.
OpenAI To Challenge DotA 2 Professionals At The International
AI has come a long way from back in the day where when you played games against computer opponents, usually after a while you can learn their patterns and habits and will eventually have no problems beating them. This is versus humans in which we can sometimes be a bit unpredictable.
Valve Apologizes To DotA 2 Fans For ‘Poor Production’ Baby Roshan Statue
For 2017’s The International DotA 2 tournament, Valve launched a Battle Pass system which is similar in concept to previous compendiums, where players can achieve levels to unlock certain perks in the game. These not only take time, but they also cost money, which is why the higher-end rewards then to be pretty exclusive.
Dota 2 Adds A Battle Royale Mode
Battle royale titles like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds and Fortnite have become very popular so it’s unsurprising to see that this game mode is now being added to other titles as well. Dota 2 has launched a new battle royale mode called The Underhollow which is another iteration of an underground battle royale. It’s going to be a multi-team dungeon clash with players on a quest for cheese. There’s is one caveat, […]