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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.
Dota 2 Articles
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.
Valve advised to step up their CS:GO and Dota 2 esports game
Beancounters at SuperData have published their analysis of the esports sector, claiming that publishers, most notably Valve, should take on more proactive roles in setting up and maintaining secondary competitive leagues for their games.
Valve may have found a way around Dutch loot box laws for Dota 2
It seems like loot boxes from Dota 2 are making a comeback in Netherlands after being completely blocked. Players are now posting pictures of supposedly transparent loot boxes, but it really just looks like gambling with extra steps.
Valve Anti-Cheat bans more than 90 thousand Steam accounts
In the largest exodus of cheaters since Steam came to be, Valve have banned upwards of 90,000 Steam accounts since Tuesday, 17 July 2018 and although this "trend" seems to have slowed down somewhat, it still shows a different kind of Valve.
Valve enable CS:GO and Dota 2 trading sans loot boxes
Even though they said at the time that they'll be working with Dutch authorities to find a convenient solution, Valve was ultimately forced to re-enable Steam trading for Counter Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2 without loot boxes.
University of Adelaide finds loot boxes to be predatory gambling
It appears that the Dutch have only added more fuel to the anti-loot box fire as University of Adelaide's School of Psychology found loot boxes to constitute predatory gambling, as part of their current study on microtransactions.
Valve shut down CS:GO and Dota 2 item trading in Netherlands
The Dutch weren't kidding when they said they'll prosecute makers of games that contain loot boxes and Valve seems to be the first in line, resulting in the developer suspending CS:GO and Dota 2 marketplace trading until further notice.
Valve have finally created Steam Chat, currently in beta phase
Steam users will soon finally be able to have voice chat on the platform, as Valve have introduced the feature in Steam's client beta. It remains to be seen whether it will gain traction, due to Discord's massive popularity as of late.