Jan 16 2017
The meteoric rise in eSports has been nothing short of spectacular over the last few years. What was once denigrated as a passing fad populated by young gamers who never saw the light of day has become big business. Tens of millions of fans tune in to watch their favorite teams battle one another on the battlefields of the online virtual world. Major tournaments now offer prize pools in the millions of dollars, with the recent The International 2... Read
Sep 15 2016
DOTA 2 teams will literally have one less thing to fear in the battlefield with the news that legendary pro player Clinton "Fear" Loomis has chosen to retire due to health reasons.
Evil Geniuses (EG) announced DOTA 2 Fear's retirement on Wednesday, September 14.
"Today, I'm announcing my retirement from competitive DOTA. I have been living my dream of being a professional gamer for over a decade now, and in that time I've accomplished each of t... Read
Aug 15 2016
There are a lot of foes that an mmo player faces while they game, such as fearsome boss monsters or enemy players in PvP. One of the more fiendish foes that can impact a gamer is being the object of online hacking. Nothing can wipe a smile off one's face like having all your account details stolen and used by somebody else. Online security has long been a hot button topic, with many players expressing frustration at some games that only offer ant... Read
Aug 10 2016
Having your information stolen is a common threat for online gamers. There's a wealth of information contained in one's user account for any mmorpg, such as an email address, credit card information, passwords, and more. There are multiple avenues of egress for hackers to steal information, and the latest online game to be hit is DOTA 2. LeakedSource.com has reported that roughly two million DOTA 2 user accounts were hacked via the game's forums.... Read
Jul 28 2016
There are a lot of mmo games out there that we'd love to see in VR, but nobody though DotA 2 would be one of them.
Every year, Valve and the DotA 2 community come together to celebrate "The International". The International is one of the biggest eSports events in the world, with one of the greatest turnouts, one of the highest prize-pools and ultimately the gold standard for competitive gaming that all other titles must hold themselves to.... Read
Dec 08 2015
Back in August, the DotA 2 Reddit page blew up over a set of unconfirmed release notes for patch 6.85, which had been dumped publicly on PasteBin without any explanation or validation.
As was expected, the "leak" split fans of the MOBA rpg down the middle over how legitimate the source was.
"of (course) its not rofl some random kid made it in his browser"
"these are never real fyi"
A lot of fans were convinced that the notes were fake, statin... Read
Nov 05 2015
The massive rise in popularity for eSports competitive gaming over the last few years has been nothing short of astonishing. Not long ago, the scene of online gamers battling one another in a variety of formats, be it moba or mmofps, was seen as a fringe element of the gaming world. The tables have surely turned as that fringe element has become a multi-million dollar industry with thousands of tournaments and millions of spectators worldwide. On... Read
Sep 11 2015
It's a very rare occurrence for an mmo to undergo a massive overhaul under the hood, so to speak, after it launches. Yet Valve has decided to go down that route with their Dota 2 Reborn update that is now live. The biggest change for the popular moba is that the game engine has now been switched over to the Source 2 engine, which will likely mean a host of minor tweaks and updates as issues crop up and are dealt with.Valve expects that such c... Read
Jul 07 2015
It's weird to think, in 2015, that eSports is becoming pretty much commonplace in the realm of sports, gaming and entertainment in general. It was only a couple of years ago that the first real eSports documentaries, since Street Fighter's "Bang the Machine" in 2002, began to emerge. Most of these focused around titles like DotA 2 and League of Legends and, at long last, the scene has gone full circle.
Evolving from the feature-length documentar... Read
Jun 25 2015
Over the weekend, a DOTA 2 tournament at ESL One Frankfurt 2015 hit a peak concurrent viewership of over 1 million. This was double the viewership recorded last year.
More than 15,000 DOTA 2 fans watched live with multiples more catching the action through the livestreams being aired on Twitch in the West and MarsTV in China, resulting in the record-breaking viewership.The DOTA 2 ESL One tournament hosted some of the best teams from the MMO ... Read