For many players, friendly (or unfriendly) trash talk is as much a part of competitive games as, well, gaming. Truly clever quipping, however, ain’t easy, so one Steam user decided to crowdsource an automated trash talk generator. This being the Internet, things of course went horribly wrong—at least, at first.
If there’s one Dota hero that could wear Saitama’s super hero suit, it’s Tusk, the icy warrior with a giant fist and a “Walrus PUNCH” ultimate.
Valve’s revealed the massive changes and tweaks coming to DOTA 2’s upcoming Balance of Power update, which brings Zet the Arc Warden, one of the last holdouts from original DOTA. The whole list of patch notes is huge, and despite the winter release, it comes with a “desert terrain” for custom games.
You know what would make Dota 2 more fast-paced and exciting? Turning it into a different video game, of course!
Police were called to the Counter-Strike tournament at Dreamhack Winter over the weekend after a fight broke out backstage between DOTA 2 player Jonathan “Loda” Berg and esports journalist Richard Lewis.
Ever since they changed Heroes of the Storm’s name from Blizzard All-Stars and, even more regrettably, Blizzard Dota, Blizzard has insisted on calling its excellent new MOBA a “hero brawler” and therefore not calling it a MOBA. It was a silly choice when Blizzard first made it. Now, it’s become a damaging one.
Remember when Valve made Team Fortress movies, and they were the best damn videos in video games? Now they just get their fans to make ‘em, and they’re...not bad.
The North American multi-video game eSports organization Cloud9 said goodbye to one of its Dota 2 players last night, and the parting doesn’t sound too amicable. The Dota 2 team kicked out Ravi “Ritsu” Kodippili a little over a week after rumors began to surface alleging that he’d leaked another team’s strategies.
Overwatch is, at the very least, a MOBA-like game. This means that it has some features that are similar to the ones in Heroes of the Storm, League of Legends, and Dota 2. Except they’re a lot better in Overwatch.
Dota 2 has always led the MOBA pack in rad game modes and fun seasonal Halloween content, but they managed to outdo even themselves this year with “Haunted Colosseum.” It’s a new custom game mode that makes Dota much more...haunted. More in a ridiculous slap-stick way than a creepy one.
Nevada’s ongoing investigations into daily fantasy sites DraftKings and FanDuel aren’t just impacting sports fans; they’ve affected followers of games like League of Legends and DOTA 2 as well, with fantasy esports site Vulcun forced to cut off players in the state.
The longstanding Dota 2 pro team Na’vi announced this morning that their current team roster is officially calling it quits and saying “GG” for the last time. And so ends the storied career of one of the longest-standing and most beloved teams in Dota 2’s eSports history.
The infuriating explosive-trap laying Dota 2 hero Techies were hit particularly hard with the game’s most recent patch. So hard that it looks like they’ve almost disappeared from the game.
This past weekend saw Dota 2 descend on New York City’s Madison Square Garden theater for the eSports tournament ESL One. One thing that surprised a lot of Dota 2 fans was the return of Alchemist, a hero who hasn’t had a huge impact on the game’s pro scene for a while now.
“They really shouldn’t have won that...” A single area of effect spell in Dota 2 paved the way for an American team to win the International this year, a first for the championships.
The first time I played League of Legends against other people, I had no idea what I was doing. I don’t remember what champion I played, but I do remember how my team reacted: “Fuckin’ noob. Kill yourself.”
Let’s say you’ve dabbled in League of Legends, but have always been afraid to give Dota 2 a shot. Sure, all the characters are free in Dota, you might say, and it supports rad mods, and it has a super sexy new client, but...isn’t it supposed to be really fucking hard? Boy, have I got the thing for you.