Tag Archives: DOTA 2
Tue, May 21, 2013 | 06:53 BST
At some point this past weekend, there were 329,977 Steam users running DOTA 2. That’s a new record for any single game on the Steam platform, beating down the previous record of ~297,000 players gathered in DOTA 2 in early March. The West qualifiers for The International tournament — with a prize pool currently topping $2 million — were this weekend, and folks can watch through the client, so that probably had something to do with it.
Thanks, PC Gamer
Fri, May 17, 2013 | 03:20 BST
Wed, May 15, 2013 | 11:38 BST
Dota 2 developer Valve has added new stretch goals to sales of the game’s Interactive Compendium, the companion guide to its next tourney ‘The International 2013′. The new goals offer incentives such as bonus HUD skins and a chance foe players to vote for the game’s next hero.
Tue, May 14, 2013 | 12:19 BST
Dota 2 developer Valve had promised buyers of the game’s Interactive Compendium – a digital companion to the incoming International tourney – that if they bought enough copies they’d unlock new Smeevil courier mounts. The $250,000 target has already been smashed and the mounts are being worked on now.
Wed, May 08, 2013 | 12:07 BST
The march of DOTA 2 moving towards being some insane industry all of its own continues with the Interactive Compendium, a supplement to the upcoming International Championships.
Fri, May 03, 2013 | 16:59 BST
Tickets for The International, Valve’s Dota 2 championships, will go on sale next week.
Thu, May 02, 2013 | 06:42 BST
Valve has issued a new patch for Dota 2 adding a whole new hero along with various user-friendly tweaks.
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 | 01:09 BST
Valve’s Dota 2 championships returns for a third go-round in just a few months.
Thu, Apr 25, 2013 | 12:44 BST
Dota 2 developer Valve has issued a new patch that re-balances the incredibly powerful Dragonus, the Skywrath Mage. Slark has also undergone some changes, and what’s that about Llamas?
Thu, Apr 18, 2013 | 09:52 BST
Dota 2 developer Valve has released a new patch for its MOBA game that adds a new character. Say hello to the Skywrath Mage.
Tue, Apr 16, 2013 | 12:04 BST
Dota 2 tournament G-1 League has been hit by a series of DDOS attacks which were allegedly carried out to manipulate the winners in order to win a bet. The organisers have had to either postpone bouts or declare winners before matches ended.
Wed, Apr 10, 2013 | 23:51 BST
Riot Games has added its voice to a number of critics of yesterday’s report claiming Dota 2 had overtaken League of Legends to become the most popular PC game in the west.
Wed, Apr 10, 2013 | 23:31 BST
Analysts suggest that Valve’s Dota 2 may have overtaken League of Legends to become the most-played PC game in the west.
Fri, Mar 29, 2013 | 06:08 GMT
DOTA 2 is receiving its first new hero in six weeks. This guy is Rigwarl the Bristleback, who is part man, part pig and part hedgehog. He can spew snot to slow his opponents down, and he can throw quills from his back. And every time he takes 250 damage on his backside, that also triggers his quill firing.
Sun, Mar 03, 2013 | 23:47 GMT
Dota 2 has surpassed The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim to nab the record of most concurrent users on Steam. Dota 2 peaked at 297,010 users on March 1, overtaking Skyrim’s 287,411, which at the RPG’s launch was the highest total player number Valve’s service had ever recorded for a single title. The occasion was noted by a Reddit user and even charted, showing the MOBA’s player base growing steadily; expect it to hold the record for quite some time.
Thu, Feb 14, 2013 | 21:31 GMT
Dota 2 has been updated and brought along a new friend.
Mon, Feb 11, 2013 | 13:32 GMT
Dota 2 tournament organisers and casters Beyond the Summit have reached out to fans on IndieGoGo to help them fund a new studio to work out of. Gamers managed to stump up their required $25,000 in under a day.
Fri, Feb 01, 2013 | 11:40 GMT
Valve founder Gabe Newell has given an hour-long lecture about his company’s creation, the state of the games industry and insight into its various games and tools. Newell discussed all of this and more at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas yesterday, and it’s a very interesting chat that touches on the issue of productivity in the PC market and the shipping of the original Half-Life.
Wed, Jan 30, 2013 | 10:40 GMT
Dota 2 beta invites can now be sold for real-world cash via the Steam Community Market, so if you’ve got a spare invite handy, you can chuck it on there and make… not very much at all actually.
Mon, Jan 28, 2013 | 23:34 GMT
Independent eSports league ESL has announced a Dota 2 tournament offering $156,000 across four seasons in 2013. The tournament is not affiliated with Valve’s official competitions, and is open to European teams only. It’s the largest Dota 2 competition in the region and will be broadcast live on ESL TV. Get on board here.
Thank, PC Gamer.