Entries in 'Dota 2' (25)

Loda on reforging the Alliance after poor Dota 2 season

Loda on reforging the Alliance after poor Dota 2 season

After crashing out of ESL One Frankfurt early last weekend, Alliance's Jonathan "Loda" Berg is considering rebuilding the team after a brief break.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jun 24th 2015 at 3:22PM in News
Dota 2 reborn using Valve's Source 2 engine, improves spectator experience

Dota 2 reborn using Valve's Source 2 engine, improves spectator experience

Valve has announced the rebirth of Dota 2 by detailing features in the new game client running on the Source 2 engine.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Jun 13th 2015 at 1:15AM in News
Twitch and ESL to host $250,000 Dota 2 tournament at Madison Square Garden

Twitch and ESL to host $250,000 Dota 2 tournament at Madison Square Garden

The largest eSports tournament ever held on America’s East Coast will take place this October.

Matthew Jarvis
by Matthew Jarvis
on Jun 8th 2015 at 12:33PM in News
Dota 2 championships set new prize pool record

Dota 2 championships set new prize pool record

The fifth annual Interntaional Dota 2 Championships has pulled together a record-setting prize pool ahead of the event this August.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 6th 2015 at 9:57AM in News

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Win Premium and weekend tickets to ESL One Frankfurt

Win Premium and weekend tickets to ESL One Frankfurt

With exactly one month to go until the best Dota teams in the world face off in Frankfurt, MCV and eSports Pro have 14 tickets to give away to ESL ...

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on May 21st 2015 at 2:53PM in News
Creating a Dota festival at ESL One Frankfurt

Creating a Dota festival at ESL One Frankfurt

The first of ESL's season of Dota tournaments begins next month with ESL One Frankfurt taking over the Commerzbank-Arena.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on May 13th 2015 at 2:36PM in News
Valve reveals invited teams for TI5 and opens qualifiers to public

Valve reveals invited teams for TI5 and opens qualifiers to public

Valve has revealed the ten teams to receive direct invites to the prestigious annual Dota 2 tournament, The International, with a current prize pool of $6.3m.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on May 7th 2015 at 10:49AM in News
Dota 2 International Compendium is live

Dota 2 International Compendium is live

Valve has released this year’s Digital Compendium ahead of the Dota 2 International eSports tournament.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 1st 2015 at 3:57PM in News

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Valve announces year-round Dota 2 Major Championships

Valve announces year-round Dota 2 Major Championships

Valve has taken a more direct role in Dota's eSports calendar by announcing three more officially sponsored championships to join The International.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Apr 25th 2015 at 11:09AM in News
FACEIT launches elite €10,000 league for pro gamers to practice

FACEIT launches elite €10,000 league for pro gamers to practice

FACEIT, the competitive platform that gives players a chance to earn points and prizes, is adapting their league to suit pro Dota players needs, too.

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Apr 14th 2015 at 3:12PM in News
Steam tops 9m concurrent users

Steam tops 9m concurrent users

Steam has once again bested its concurrent user record, surpassing 9m active accounts for a stretch during the past weekend.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 17th 2015 at 12:52AM in News
Dota 2 surpasses 40m players, user activity on the rise - EEDAR

Dota 2 surpasses 40m players, user activity on the rise - EEDAR

Dota 2 has seen its community swell past 40m players worldwide this month, but perhaps even more impressive is the level of user engagement Valve's free-to-play MOBA has maintained throughout ...

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 27th 2015 at 10:29PM in News

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ESL announces $1m prize pool for 2015's Dota 2 series

ESL announces $1m prize pool for 2015's Dota 2 series

ESL continues a raft of big eSports investments today with news that the $250,000 ESL Frankfurt Dota tournament this June will be the first in a 12-month series totalling $1m ...

Chris Higgins
by Chris Higgins
on Feb 24th 2015 at 5:00PM in News
Dota 2 breaks 1m concurrent players barrier

Dota 2 breaks 1m concurrent players barrier

Valve’s MOBA title Dota 2 hit an important milestone over the weekend.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 16th 2015 at 12:01PM in News
Dota Pit Season 3

Dota Pit Season 3

In Events Jan 20th 2015 - Apr 12th 2015 in Europe

Hosted by G2A.com, the Dota Pit League Season 3 kicked off its qualifiers on January 20th, with the group stage starting on February 12th and continuing for the following two months.

Dota 2 Asia Championships 2015

Dota 2 Asia Championships 2015

In Events Jan 5th 2015 - Feb 9th 2015 in Shanghai, China

Organised by Perfect World and MarsTV, the Dota 2 Asia Championships adopt a similar format to Valve's The International tournament – leading to the nickname 'The International of the East'.

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Annual Dota 2 tournament The International set for August

Annual Dota 2 tournament The International set for August

Valve has confirmed its annual Dota 2 eSports competition The International will return in 2015.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jan 8th 2015 at 4:07AM in News
YouPorn sponsors eSports team Play2Win

YouPorn sponsors eSports team Play2Win

Adult website YouPorn has announced its new sponsorship deal with Spain-based eSports team Play2Win, which will compete this weekend at the Gamergy eSports event.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Dec 4th 2014 at 6:00AM in News
ESPN3 to air The International Dota 2 grand finals

ESPN3 to air The International Dota 2 grand finals

The championship rounds of Dota 2 competition The International will air on ESPN3, Valve has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jul 18th 2014 at 6:11AM in News
Dota 2 tournament The International boasts $10m prize pool

Dota 2 tournament The International boasts $10m prize pool

The International 2014, this year's rendition of Valve's official Dota 2 tournament, has garnered more than $10m for its prize pool.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Jun 30th 2014 at 11:04PM in News
Free to Play documentary garners 5.5m viewers on opening weekend

Free to Play documentary garners 5.5m viewers on opening weekend

Dota 2 documentary Free to Play had over 5.5m viewers over this past weekend, according to Valve.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Mar 25th 2014 at 11:16PM in News
Valve's Dota 2 documentary 'Free To Play' premieres next month

Valve's Dota 2 documentary 'Free To Play' premieres next month

The Valve-produced Dota 2 documentary Free to Play will arrive March 19th on Steam, the company has announced.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 20th 2014 at 5:12AM in News
PC games market continues to show growth in 2013

PC games market continues to show growth in 2013

Global PC gamer spending increased year-over-year in 2013, in spite of a comparative lack of major new releases.

Erik Johnson
by Erik Johnson
on Feb 5th 2014 at 4:18AM in News
How eSports is becoming a legitimate sport

How eSports is becoming a legitimate sport

Millions of people around the world are playing their favourite games right now.

Greg Lockley
by Greg Lockley
on Jan 23rd 2014 at 3:20PM in News
Dota 2 open to all as it hits 6.5m monthly users

Dota 2 open to all as it hits 6.5m monthly users

Valve’s popular free-to-play MOBA title Dota 2 is now freely accessible to everybody.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 17th 2013 at 4:11PM in News