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  • Dota Auto Chess

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    Quote from Dota2.com: “ If you’re like us, you’ve spent much of the last six months playing Dota Auto Chess. And if you’ve followed Valve closely over time, you know what usually comes next: we’ll play something we love or meet some people we’re inspired by and then figure out a way to work together. In fact, Dota 2 exists because a group of us here at Valve couldn’t stop playing the original mod. After we played the game, roughly 1 billion times, it was pretty clear that we should reach out to …

  • Quote from Dota2.com: “ This year, the climactic battle for the Aegis of Champions will once again be fought in new lands, as The International Dota 2 Championships invite the world’s top Dota teams to square off at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China on Tuesday, August 20th through Sunday, August 25th. Tickets to spectate live at The International will go on sale beginning Friday, May 24th at 12:00 PM and 9:00 PM China Standard Time, with three ticket types available, each covering two days …

  • Dota 2 Short Film Contest

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    Quote from Dota2.com: “ We are pleased to announce that we’re now accepting submissions for the 2019 Dota 2 Short Film Contest. Filmmakers have until the morning of August 7, 2019 to submit their short film creations of 90 seconds or less to the Dota 2 Steam Workshop to be eligible for consideration. As is tradition, we invite all fans to visit the Workshop to participate in the voting and discussion process to help us select the best entries to be showcased as part of The International 2019 bro…

  • Quote from Dota2.com: “ The International Battle Pass has arrived. Prepare to cut a path into the final months of the DPC season and discover an abundance of new and classic features—including a new game mode, living towers, consumables, a Coach’s challenge, and of course a host of exclusive rewards. As is custom, 25% of all Battle Pass sales go directly to The International prize pool. Raise your Battle Level by embarking upon the Jungle Expedition, facing the upcoming Wrath of the Mo’rokai cus…

  • New Dota Plus Feature

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    Quote from Dota2.com: “ Today marks the release of a new Dota Plus feature designed to enhance your experience for every Dota Pro Circuit event. Available now in the iOS App Store and the Google Play Store, the Dota Pro Circuit companion app lets you earn Shards by predicting the winners of DPC matches, compete for even more Shards in the Fantasy Challenge, and follow all of this season’s DPC action in real time, all from the comfort and convenience of your mobile device. You’ll be able to wager…

  • New Hero — Mars

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    Quote from Dota2.com: “ Mars, god of war and first son of heaven, has now joined the battle of the Ancients. Abandoning the callous ways of his past and embracing a new identity unburdened by the legacies of his father’s archaic pantheon, Mars has turned over a new spear. Vowing to tear down the remnants of the savage old world to build a new empire, Mars is at last ready to assume the true mantle of leadership over gods and men, a position he now realizes has been wasted for eons by the petty w…

  • New Bloom Rewards

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    Quote from Dota2.com: “ In celebration of the Lunar New Year, each victory you earn in normal Dota Matchmaking from February 1 – 11 will grant you progress along the New Bloom rewards line, where you’ll find a host of seasonal delights including gifts, celebrations, and chat wheel sounds. Start off by claiming your New Bloom consumables bundle at level one, and bring some festive flair into the lanes with New Bloom Celebrations. Use celebrations in your games safe in the knowledge that you can e…

  • New Ranked Season Update

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    Quote from Dota2.com: “ Today’s update unveils a New Ranked Season, a gameplay balance update and new additions to Dota Plus, including four exclusive Dota Plus item sets for Monkey King, Medusa, Enchantress, and Centaur. Dota Plus subscribers also have a new set of Seasonal Quests to complete during the new ranked season. Check out the full list on the new Dota Plus home tab, available by clicking your shard total in the top-right corner of your screen. To mark the start of a new Ranked Season,…

  • The Chongqing Major

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    Quote from Dota2.com: “ The Chongqing Major Main Event bracket has been set, and sixteen of the top Dota teams in the world now wage battle over the winner’s share of the $1,000,000 USD and 15,000 DPC points that hang in the balance. Fans can tune in each day now through January 27 on SteamTV to catch all of the playoff action. With 4,950 DPC points awaiting the winners less than halfway through the competitive season, it’s anyone’s guess what the Dota Pro Circuit standings might look like in on…

  • Quote from Dota2.com: “ Join world champions OG and a sold-out crowd as they broadcast live from the Nordisk Film Cinema Palads in Copenhagen, Denmark for the world premiere of True Sight — The International 2018. Tune in live on Tuesday, January 15 from 11:00am PST, with hosts Kaci and PyrionFlax, to journey behind the scenes of OG’s epic five-game clash against PSG.LGD, to be followed by a live Q&A session with the audience and the champs themselves. Last year, Dota fans around the world watch…

  • True Sight World Premiere

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    Quote from Dota2.com: “ Team OG stunned the world in August when they held strong against PSG.LGD to claim the Aegis of Champions in a thrilling five-game conclusion to The International. Now, it’s time to journey behind the scenes of this epic clash to see the real story of how one of the most exciting comebacks in esports history unfolded for the players involved. Join OG and a theatre audience on January 15, 2019 to catch the world premiere of True Sight — The International 2018, coming to yo…

  • Rubick Arcana & Frosthaven Event

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    Quote from Dota2.com: “ In today’s update, Rubick steals the show, unveiling his own Arcana item before kicking off the events of Frosthaven, a new special game mode available through January 3rd. Featuring all-new custom animations and effects—including 115 custom stolen spell effects, dynamic cape colors, and more animations than any other hero in the game—the Magus Cypher Arcana has helped Rubick unlock a deeper mastery in manipulating the arcane arts. No longer content just to mimic the spel…

  • TNC and the Chongqing Major

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    Quote from Dota2.com: “ We’ve been following the recent situation regarding TNC and the Chongqing Major and how it has unfolded. First, for clarification, Kuku is not banned by the Chinese government. While there is a lot of anxiety around his attendance and problems it may create, we do not believe his presence creates a real security threat. Our view on the situation is that responsibility resides with teams to handle these types of issues professionally. When they fail to do so, we will step …

  • Regional Qualifiers

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    Quote from Dota2.com: “ We are disqualifying Pain X from the South American regional qualifiers, and giving their spot to the runner-up, Thunder Predator. Three months ago, we were contacted by Pain X inquiring about playing in the South American qualifiers. They asked if they could participate in them by traveling back and forth to the region to play in the qualifiers, rather than staying in the region. We explained to them that they couldn’t do that. We walked them through our reasoning, and w…

  • 7.20 Gameplay Update

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    Quote from Dota2.com: “ The 7.20 Gameplay Update is now live, bringing with it a large number of gameplay changes, dozens of updated abilities, and much more. Head over to the update page to learn about all the changes. ” Quelle: blog.dota2.com/2018/11/7-20-gameplay-update/

  • Quote from Dota2.com: “ We are about to embark on another journey towards The International. The previous International concluded with an historic 5 game series between LGD and OG that had fans on the edge of their seats. With the playoffs of the first Major about to begin shortly, teams now set their sights on competing once again at The International next year. The International has always been about bringing fans from diverse cultures all around the world together to celebrate the game we lov…

  • The Kuala Lumpur Major

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    Quote from Dota2.com: “ The new season of the Dota Pro Circuit is now underway. With the conclusion of the first Minor Championship, the first DPC points have already been awarded, and Tigers—as the last team standing in Stockholm—have earned the right to join the tournament roll in Kuala Lumpur at the opening Dota 2 Major Championship of this competitive season. They round out a field of 16 competitors qualified from six regions who all seek to start the year off strong when The Kuala Lumpur Ma…

  • Treasure Update

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    Quote from Dota2.com: “ Today’s update includes the debut of the Treasure of the Carmine Cascade, featuring all-new item bundles for Ancient Apparition, Ember Spirit, Oracle, Batrider, Visage, Skywrath Mage, and Razor. In addition, each of these treasures you open also offers escalating odds to receive a rare Earthshaker bundle, a very rare Dark Willow bundle, or an extremely rare Nature’s Prophet bundle. We’ve also taken this opportunity to simplify and rework the way we calculate escalating od…

  • Dota Plus End-of-Summer Update

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    Quote from Dota2.com: “ In the wake of the thrilling conclusion to The International and the culmination of the Battle Pass season, today’s update is focused on bringing some of that summer fun into the perks of Dota Plus. Leading the way, the Ranked Roles matchmaking queue has been added to Dota Plus. To mark the occasion, we’ve added a welcome quest where players who win 5 times in the Ranked Roles queue will earn 5000 shards. We’ve also moved In-Game Tipping into Dota Plus, letting you celebr…

  • The International Grand Champions

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    Quote from Dota2.com: “ The Road to the Aegis Congratulations to OG, Grand Champions at The International 2018. OG defied all predictions, making the journey to this year’s tournament through the gauntlet of the Open Qualifiers. At first, they struggled in the group stage. But an impressive run over the final two days helped secure fourth seed and a trip to the Upper Bracket of the Main Event. On the main stage, top-seeded VGJ.Storm were waiting. The North American squad drew first blood and kep…