This weekend is the International DOTA 2 championships, basically where the best of the best compete to go down in DOTA history. The matches are best of 3 elimination style culminating in a final championship match on Sunday. You can watch it inbrowser here, or you can download the free spectator client via Steam.
Valve alpha male Gabe Newell has been toying with an idea for some time, but it finally seems that it’s coming to fruition. In regards to a pricing model for Defense of the Ancients 2 (otherwise known as Dota 2), Newell said that players will be “charged based on what they bring to the community.” That means that being a team player and getting along with your fellow defenders may [...]
At 10 a.m. CET time (aka in approximately 10 minutes) the first ever International Dota 2 Championships will start at Gamescom. Sixteen of the best Dota teams will compete for a grand prize from Valve of $1 million in prize money in addition to being the first to play Dota 2 publicly. The tournament goes from the 17th to the 21st as the teams compete in double elimination rounds. You can [...]
Yes. Your eyes do not deceive you. Valve, the company you know from Half-Life and Portal, are making a sequel to the wildly popular Warcraft 3 mod, Defense of the Ancients. The current developer of the mod, IceFrog, was hired by Valve some time ago. Now it turns out that the project he was working on was simply a Source Engine version of the game, complete with the original characters, as well [...]