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Dota 2’s Duelling Fates update is now live

Dota’s 7.07 update, known as the Duelling Fates update, is now live. This is one of the biggest patches for the last year or so, bringing two new heroes, four reworked heroes, a new matchmaking system and a new talent tree for nearly every hero in the game. Also joining …

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ESIC issues bans to Dx players Sonic and Ax.Mo for matchfixing

The Esports Integrity Coalition (ESIC) and SportRadar have issued a joint statement revealed that Leonid ‘Sonic’ Kuzmenkov and Dmitri ‘Ax.Mo’ Morozov, players for Dota 2 team Dx, have been banned for two years for matchfixing. The players have been banned from future Uprise Champions Cup tournaments following an investigation by Sportradar …

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Chen ‘Victoria’ Guanhong takes leave from LGD Gaming over chronic illness

Chen ‘Victoria’ Guanhong, a support player for top-tier Dota 2 team LGD Gaming, will be taking stepping away from the team due to chronic illness, it was revealed yesterday. Guanhong was a key player for LGD Gaming during their recent top four placement at The International 7, and the loss will …

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Valve to license 3D-printed merchandise from Shapeways

Independent designers will now be able to create and sell Valve-related merchandise via 3D printing firm Shapeways’ marketplace thanks to a new partnership between the two companies. Announced on Shapeways’ website, this licensing deal will allow fans to create 3D prints of their designs based on any IP from Valve, …

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DOTA 2 players slump to lowest level in three years as PUBG cannibalises game time

The meteoric success of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is not happening in isolation – several games are suffering player declines in its wake. Chief among them seems to be Valve’s DOTA 2 which, as spotted by Game Debate, recently saw active players dip to its lowest number since 2014, falling to 214,155. That’s …

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