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Dota 2 is a free-to-play game that came into the world as a sequel to Defense of the Ancients, which, in turn, was a community-created mod for Blizzard Entertainment's Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos.
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South East Asian Games officially add eSports as a medal sport
Foreign Affairs Secretary and Philippines South East Asian Games Organizing Committee have officially announced that eSports will be a medal category at South East Asian Games in 2019. The flagship game choice is a bit peculiar though.
John "TotalBiscuit" Bain to be inducted into Esports Hall of Fame
John "TotalBiscuit" Bain may be gone, but his legacy is far from it. The famous critic and journalist will be posthumously inducted into Esports Hall of Fame by ESL and paysafecard during ESL One that will be held in Hamburg, Germany.
FPL circuit is a new DOTA 2 league for pro players and new talent
The new circuit aims to provide players with a competitive environment where they can play, improve and find their path to become a pro. By climbing through the divisions players will have a chance to be scouted by teams and organisations.
Dota 2's two new heroes are called Grimstroke and Mars
Even though Grimstroke and Mars sounds as if the devs are trying to fit the police in there, worry not - there ain't nothing blue about Dota 2's new heroes. In fact, the theme seems to be quite the blood red theme to Grimstroke's ink.
Valve's new and improved Steam Play enters beta today
Having removed SteamOS from their platform a few months back, Valve have now revealed that the beta version of the company's new and improved Steam Play service goes online today, which is great news for all Steam users on Linux and MacOS.
Dota 2 Battle Pass owners to receive a Gabe Newell announcer pack
Dota 2 will get a Gabe Newell announcer pack, which was unveiled at The International tournament. Valve released a trailer sketch where Gabe performs a few lines and has difficulty with uttering anything related to the number three.
Valve launches Steam.tv with The International Dota 2
Now I'm not sure whether Twitch is already twitching but perhaps they should, because Valve have officially launched Steam.tv. The service kicked off with The International Dota 2 event, even though features are still relatively simple.
Valve instructs Dota 2 pro teams to snub gambling sponsors
Dota 2 teams competing in The International 2018 tournament have recently met with Valve, where they were instructed to steer clear of any sponsorships by gambling websites, whereas the existing contracts will be discussed at a later date.
Quit practicing Dota 2, OpenAI will beat you all the same
Machines have obviously started their plans on extermination of humans in Dota 2, as OpenAI bots managed to wreck some of the best players around. Although not perfect in all scenarios, the bots were scarily efficient, to put it mildly.
Valve have announced a release date for their Artifact TCG
Artifact, Valve's not-so-anticipated trading card loot box galore will be released on 28 November 2018. The game will be shown on PAX West first, which should offer more information on the Dota-themed TCG before its eventual release.