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.


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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, […]


Valve Will Not Be Releasing DotA 2 Patches During Tournaments

The thing about patches in video games is that they are usually designed to balance the game, fix bugs, and make general improvements to it. However sometimes patches can go awry and do the opposite and wreak havoc on the game, which is why it’s not surprising to hear that Valve will not be releasing patches during major tournaments.


Valve Introduces New DotA 2 Subscription Feature For $3.99 A Month

Valve’s DotA 2 is completely free to play where players get to enjoy all of the game’s features without having to shell out a single cent. Valve is obviously not a charity organization which means that they still need to make money, and this is done by selling in-game items such as skins which in no way affects the gameplay.


Counter-Strike, DotA 2 Tournaments Will Now Exclusively Stream Via Facebook

Recently Blizzard and Twitch came to an agreement in which the Overwatch League would be broadcasted on the platform. This decision proved to be a huge success, racking up over 10 million viewers in its first week. Now it seems like ESL wants the same thing, except that with Facebook.


DotA 2’s ‘The Dueling Fates’ Update Introduces Two New Heroes

With long-running games like League of Legends and DotA 2, eventually things will start to get a bit “boring” because after a while, players will get used to characters, the maps, and abilities. This is why developers usually introduce new maps, modes, and heroes every now and then. Now if you’ve felt that DotA 2 has been getting a bit long in the tooth, fret not.


World’s Best Dota 2 Players Beaten By Artificial Intelligence Bot

You’ve seen artificial intelligence beat the world’s best Go players and now an AI-powered bot has beaten the world’s best Dota 2 players. During Valve’s yearly Dota 2 tournament there was a surprise segment which introduced the AI-powered bot from OpenAI, an artificial intelligence startup backed by Tesla co-founder and CEO Elon Musk.