DotA 2's spectator mode has been updated by Valve, adding in a new timeline view and space for online advertising.
PCGamesN reports on the new DotA 2 changes, including new visuals for the pre-game menu, as well as a timeline view that shows you whose turn it is, whatever moves they're making, as well as bans.
PCGamesN also reports that there is a space for online advertising, currently displaying banners for the next DotA 2 Invitational, although this space could be used by other tourneys or companies.
You are also free to rate each match as you watch it live, or watching recorded matches at a later date. There is also an option to filter matches by number of likes.
Valve has posted a full list of DotA 2's August 2 patch notes. Check them out here.
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