This weekend marks the start of Midas Mode, a unique kind of Dota 2 tournament that commodifies the game’s mechanics and makes professional Dota a Saturday morning game show.
Multiple tournaments scheduled to take place on the same day, today, have led to two Dota 2 teams receiving forfeit losses after being unable to make their scheduled games.
The Dueling Fates update hit Dota 2 last week after a long waiting period, bringing two new heroes, several new items, map changes, and new abilities and talents; in a week’s time, it’s already been updated, from 7.07 to 7.07b.
The 2017 season was a heartbreaking one for Virtus.Pro. They took home solid tournament wins, but when it came to the majors, VP always came up just short of the mark. After this weekend in Hamburg, the CIS team can feel a little vindicated by opening their 2018 campaign with a statement: Things won’t be the same as…
This weekend’s ESL One Hamburg is the first major of the 2018 Dota 2 season, which makes it crucial for getting some early points on the circuit. Outside the points and $1 million prize pool, there’s also another prize: a pretty sweet car.
As the 2018 Dota 2 season kicks off, controversy had already begun to swirl around streamers who broadcast or commentate matches from tournaments they aren’t running. While Valve has responded to the issue, the answers ended up being more vague than some had hoped.
The Dota 2 International 2017 finals episode of Valve’s True Sight is out. Check out the record-setting grand finals from the perspectives of Team Liquid and Newbee.
Every playable character in Team Fortress 2 is a dude. But the recent release of an artist’s old work shows that Valve at least toyed with the idea of introducing women into the game’s roster.
A last-ditch effort or just an oversight, one Dota 2 team forgot about the sixth man in every match: the creeps.
The Immortals esports franchise has signed their debut Dota 2 team made up of the five newly reunited members of the MVP Phoenix team, which was the first Korean team to advance to The International in 2016. Now that the band’s back together, they’ll be competing in North America under the Immortals team name.
Jorien “Sheever” van der Heijden is lively when we sit down to chat. A five-time veteran of The International, this event isn’t quite the same as the previous ones. In May, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Sitting on the concourse floor in Key Arena in August, several weeks into the Dota 2 tournament that…
The first thing I felt after the conclusion of The International 7, the seventh annual Dota 2 event that caps off every season of play, was whiplash. The day had gone by so fast, I had barely noticed it. As I walked in through the press entrance in the morning, I saw Team Liquid in the loading bay, laughing as a few…
The International 7 has come and gone, crowning a new victor in Team Liquid along the way. Whether you were on the ground in Seattle at the Key Arena or watching from home, there were plenty of sights and sounds to take in, as well as a few good signs.
The players on Team Liquid just won the most money for a single match in the history of esports, but at the staged champagne celebration they stumbled around like sleep deprived zombies.
Team Liquid are the victors of The International 7, a Dota 2 tournament with over $24 million in prize pool. The European squad will take home the lion’s share at $10,806,301 after an historic 3-0 sweep of team Newbee.
He’s the most bad-ass tree in video games and today’s lower bracket finals at this year’s International showed-off everything that makes the hero one of Dota’s best.
Two new Dota 2 heroes were announced after last night’s matches at The International 7. The rumored Sylph and an unknown fencing animal will both arrive in the post-TI Dueling Fates update.
The penultimate day of The International 7 starts today, where five teams will be whittled down to the top three. Fun fact: Earthshaker has a 75 percent win-rate at the main event.
We’re on the ground at The International 7 to check out some of the best Dota 2 play in the world. We’ll update throughout the weekend with highlights and pics, and feel free to say hey if you see a lost Eric wandering around Key Arena.
The best play so far in this week’s Dota 2 International tournament was a steal that was both skillful and reckless. As Malaysian player Tue “Ahfu” Soon Chuan snuck into a pack of opposing Russian players and grabbed the loot they were going for, the crowd watching at Seattle’s Key Arena lost their minds.