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Valve announces six Dota 2 teams invited to The International 7

Valve has revealed the six invited teams for August’s The International 7 tournament, in addition to where Valve will be pulling the addition 12 teams that’ll be joining them from the regional qualifiers.  The invites are safe choices. Epicenter winners Team Liquid are joined by four time Major champs OG …

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Dota 2 is first esport to hand out $100m in prizes

Dota 2 has become the first esport to hand out over $100m in prize money. That’s the figure according to EsportsEarnings.com, who say that $100m+ has been given out to 1952 players over 741 tournaments. In second place is League of Legends, which has handed out $41m+ over 1866 tournaments. …

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Loda steps away from competing with Alliance, Era to replace

Jonathan ‘Loda’ Berg is stepping away from competitive DOTA 2 play, and the Swedish legend will be taking a break from competing with the team until after The International 7, Valve’s next tournament. Berg is well known to fans of The International for his victory with Alliance at TI4 in …

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Dota 2’s co-op campaign delayed by a week

Valve has announced that Dota 2’s upcoming co-op campaign SlitBreaker has been delayed. After initially stating that the campaign would be out “this month” the team have no revealed that they have pushed it back a week. “We are currently finishing up the Siltbreaker campaign and will unfortunately need to …

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Fan vote sends Na’Vi to Epicenter after team fail to qualify

Na’Vi will be attending Russian Dota 2 event Epicenter, despite failing to qualify, after winning a fan vote to decide the last team to be invited. Epicenter is the biggest event in Russia, with a $500,000 prize pool. Na’Vi were just one match away from qualifying, being defeated in the …

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Jury to rule on DOTA IP ownership

Two developers have presented a legal argument that Valve cannot claim ownership to the DOTA intellectual property. The name DOTA originates from a Warcraft III mod named Defense of the Ancient’s but is now more widely known thanks to its use in Valve’s popular MOBA title DOTA 2. Blizzard and …

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Dota 2 International 2017 prize pool could exceed $25m

The majors are over, and Valve is now gearing up for its crowning jewel: The International. The International is somewhat unique because its prize pool is crowd-funded by players. Valve put $1.5m into the prize pool and then sell in-game items and put 25% of the monetary value of any …

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Newbee CEO forms new team featuring xiao8, Ferrari_430 ChuaN and himself

Zei9, the CEO of Chinese organisation Newbee has created a new Dota team called Newbee Boss that features stars and himself.  After retiring just over a week ago Zhang "xiao8" Ning has returned to active play for the team, and is joined by fellow Chinese legends Wong "ChuaN" Hock Chuan …

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A conversation with cArn part 4: Fnatic’s new Dota team

Over the next few days will we be releasing part of our interview with Fantic’s Chief Gaming Officer and Counter-Strike legend Patrik “cArn” Sättermon. Last time he spoke about Fnatic’s CS:GO woes in 2016 and while today he jumps into the Fnatic Dota 2 teams recent roster changes. After the …

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