DOTA 2


May 7, 2015

Valve wants you playing at The International 2015

For the first time, The International 2015 – the biggest Dota 2 tournament in the world – will have an open qualifier. Disclaimer: Valve probably doesn’t actually want you, specifically, at The International 2015. If…


May 6, 2015

More Dota 2 Compendium rewards released

The Dota 2 Compendium for The International 2015 has been selling more and more, so I’d say it’s about time for a few more rewards to be released. Thankfully, Valve appears to agree. Today marks…


May 1, 2015

Dota 2’s The International Compendium 2015 out now

It’s that time of year again: Dota 2‘s latest Compendium for The International is on sale within the game, with a load of rewards and stretch goals. I’m not kidding. Loads of rewards. Loads of…


April 30, 2015

Dota 2 patch 6.84 out now

Dota 2‘s latest patch – the balance-altering 6.84 – has just launched, forcing everyone to re-learn how to play the game. Again. 6.84’s full patch notes can be read here, and you can take a…


April 28, 2015

Dota 2 patch 6.84 detailed, changes everything again

Typical: I go to bed early, and Valve decides to reveal what’s in this week’s Dota 2 6.84 patch. As pretty much any Dota 2 player could’ve guessed, patch 6.84 changes things. A lot. Initially,…


April 25, 2015

Dota 2 landscape changing this year, starting next week

A brief rundown of what’s new: the International Compendium will launch next week alongside a new balance patch, and Valve will be sponsoring three more major tournaments a year in the hopes of making Dota…



March 21, 2015

Dota 2 International in August, ticket plans announced

The 2015 Dota 2 International tournament will take place between 3-8 August, and returns to Seattle’s KeyArena. So sayeth an official post on the Dota 2 blog. There will be no direct VIP ticket sales…


March 20, 2015

Valve discusses Dota 2’s Faceless Void redesign

One of Dota 2‘s Compendium stretch goals was for Faceless Void to get a model update, and now they’re ready to talk about the process. Rather than massively resdesigning Void, Valve opted to give him…


February 17, 2015

Latest Dota 2 patch aims to fix Year Beast Brawl

Valve have apparently had enough of breaking the Dota 2 servers with Year Beast Brawl, so the latest patch aims to fix it. Well… sort of. This latest hotfix does include a number of welcome tweaks…


February 14, 2015

Dota 2 players unhappy with New Bloom event

Server problems and pay-to-win are making the Dota 2 community displeased with Year Beast Brawl, the event for this year’s New Bloom Festival. There are two primary problems. The first, simply put, is that most…


February 13, 2015

Dota 2’s New Bloom Festival update out now

I’m an idiot: I thought the Dota 2 New Bloom Festival update, starring Winter Wyvern, was out tomorrow. But I’m happy to be proven wrong! Head onto Steam and you’ll see a 280MB update for Dota…




Half Life 3 reference found in DOTA 2 UGC Tools

It’s happening! Well maybe not. It’s another Half Life 3 reference. While we all want to see it actually happen, there’s been loads of references to Half Life 3‘s existence over the years. The latest discovery…