The ultimate objective in Dota 2 is to destroy your enemy’s ancient, the massive structure at the heart of their base. Do that and you win. When Evil Geniuses went on a potentially game-ending push into Fnatic’s base today, Jacky “EternalEnvy” Mao of Fnatic responded by going straight for the game-winner.
Last year’s Dota 2 Battle Pass had a reward for anyone reaching level 2000: a physical statue of Baby Roshan. Those pieces are now finally reaching mailboxes, and they’re so bad that Valve has had to apologise and announce that a new version will be made and sent out in its place.
Team Secret are the third team to qualify for The International 2018, a multi-million dollar Dota 2 world championship. The team joins the Virtus.Pro and Team Liquid in having secured a direct invite to the event, thanks to their placing in this weekend’s GESC Thailand tournament.
At this rate, Civilization VI will have one by the end of the year.
Fresh off a sponsorship from football club Paris Saint-Germain, LGD Gaming—now PSG.LGD—won this weekend’s Dota 2 Epicenter XL major, getting some prize money, circuit points, and a sweet Infinity Gauntlet.
The most recent Dota 2 patch landed right on top of the currently ongoing Epicenter XL major. A big shift in gameplay riled up some folks in the community, and now, Valve is adjusting the way it will release future updates.
Professional Dota player Daryl Koh “iceiceice” Pei Xiang was streaming today when he felt compelled to explain why he doesn’t like his own first name.
In a 3-2 victory over LGD Gaming, Mineski won the 2018 Dota 2 Asia Championships. It marks the first major win for a Southeast Asian team, a hard-won title for a few veterans, and a sign that the Dota landscape is not as set in stone as some might think.
In last night’s Dota Asia Championships, the home-crowd team LGD Gaming was in a bit of a bind against Virtus.Pro. The high ground of their base was broken and VP was knocking on the door, but LGD did have one thing left: the element of surprise.
Team Secret entered today’s DreamLeague grand finals off an undefeated run through the winner’s bracket. In a final series against Fnatic, Secret kept the streak alive, and celebrated with a little music.
Kuro “Kuroky” Salehi Takhasomi broke a record yesterday by simply picking a single hero, and he continued to widen the lead today. Among the 115 heroes currently in Dota 2, Kuroky has played 108 of them at least once in a competitive Dota game.
Valve is rolling out a subscription service for Dota 2, called Dota Plus. An extension of the battle passes, Plus users can earn cosmetics and non-gameplay goodies, as well as gain access to a coaching system called Plus Assistant, for $3.99 a month.
Just making the grand finals ensured Virtus.Pro would punch a ticket to this year’s Dota 2 International. But in the grand finals of today’s Bucharest Major, VP reminded everyone why they’re at the top of the Dota pro circuit, in a 3-0 sweep of Vici Gaming J Thunder.
Valve demoed its upcoming card game Artifact recently at its Seattle office and the details have begun pouring in. While Valve founder Gabe Newell reportedly called Blizzard’s Hearthstone the “benchmark” for online card games, Artifact sounds like it will be very different.
Group stages for the Bucharest Major have begun and in OG’s first match, support player Jesse “Jerax” Vainikka pulled some serious mind games.
After a week of upsets, ESL One Katowice ended in a one-sided rout.
In last night’s StarLadder i-League Dota Invitational, reigning TI7 champs Team Liquid fell for an early ruse that led to first blood and more for their opponent, Mineski.
IceFrog, Dota’s head developer, tweeted late last night that the publisher will take a different approach to how the game is updated going forward. Instead of a few dramatic patches peppered throughout the year, Dota 2 will now get smaller updates every two weeks.
An exclusive broadcasting deal between ESL, one of the largest esports organizations in the world, and Facebook, a malignant social media tumor too insinuated into daily life to safely remove, has shown the shortcomings of gaming company Valve’s hands-off approach after the first major Dota 2 tournament subject to the…
This weekend was another shot for the new look of Evil Geniuses to prove itself. While the team’s run up to the grand finals seemed steady, a devastating three-and-done series showed the lineup hasn’t found its footing yet.