More stories on: DOTA 2


Dota 2 landscape changing this year, starting next week

A brief rundown of what’s new: the International Compendium will launch next week alongside a new balance patch, and Valve will be sponsoring three more major tournaments a year in the hopes of making Dota 2 a bit more professional and stable.

By Tim McDonald | 25 Apr 2015 | 1

Dota 2’s first The International 5 tickets sell out in 6 minutes

The first wave of tickets for Dota 2‘s upcoming The International 5 tournament sold out in 6 minutes, says Valve, with the last tickets available tonight.

By Tim McDonald | 27 Mar 2015 | 0

Dota 2 International in August, ticket plans announced

The 2015 Dota 2 International tournament will take place between 3-8 August, and returns to Seattle’s KeyArena.

By Peter Parrish | 21 Mar 2015 | Comments Off on Dota 2 International in August, ticket plans announced

Valve discusses Dota 2’s Faceless Void redesign

One of Dota 2‘s Compendium stretch goals was for Faceless Void to get a model update, and now they’re ready to talk about the process.

By Tim McDonald | 20 Mar 2015 | Comments Off on Valve discusses Dota 2’s Faceless Void redesign

IncGamers PC Gaming Podcast #201

Tonight on the IncGamers Podcast, a searing investigation as we put Peter Molyneux IN THE DOCK.

By Peter Parrish | 18 Feb 2015 | Comments Off on IncGamers PC Gaming Podcast #201

Latest Dota 2 patch aims to fix Year Beast Brawl

Valve have apparently had enough of breaking the Dota 2 servers with Year Beast Brawl, so the latest patch aims to fix it.

By Tim McDonald | 17 Feb 2015 | Comments Off on Latest Dota 2 patch aims to fix Year Beast Brawl

Dota 2 players unhappy with New Bloom event

Server problems and pay-to-win are making the Dota 2 community displeased with Year Beast Brawl, the event for this year’s New Bloom Festival.

By Tim McDonald | 14 Feb 2015 | 19

Dota 2’s New Bloom Festival update out now

I’m an idiot: I thought the┬áDota 2 New Bloom Festival update, starring Winter Wyvern, was out tomorrow.

By Tim McDonald | 13 Feb 2015 | Comments Off on Dota 2’s New Bloom Festival update out now

Dota 2’s Year Beast Brawl event detailed in New Bloom Day 4

Dota 2‘s New Bloom Festival is rolling around once again, and that means a new Year Beast event – but this one’s a bit different.

By Tim McDonald | 12 Feb 2015 | Comments Off on Dota 2’s Year Beast Brawl event detailed in New Bloom Day 4

Day 3 of Dota 2’s New Bloom Festival update details everything

The third day of the New Bloom Festival update for Dota 2 is upon us, which means many, many details for what this patch entails.

By Tim McDonald | 11 Feb 2015 | Comments Off on Day 3 of Dota 2’s New Bloom Festival update details everything

Half Life 3 reference found in DOTA 2 UGC Tools

It’s happening! Well maybe not. It’s another Half Life 3 reference.

By Paul Younger | 11 Feb 2015 | 2

DOTA 2 to unleash The Year Beast in the New Bloom Festival – Winter Wyvern teased

Chinese New Year is is almost here and it’s time to unleash The Beast which has been teased in this new video.

By Paul Younger | 10 Feb 2015 | Comments Off on DOTA 2 to unleash The Year Beast in the New Bloom Festival – Winter Wyvern teased

Dota 2 6.83b brings with it a small number of tweaks

Dota 2‘s 6.83b patch has been released with pretty much no ceremony, bringing with it a few small balance changes.

By Tim McDonald | 14 Jan 2015 | Comments Off on Dota 2 6.83b brings with it a small number of tweaks

Dota 2 International 2015 scheduled for August

It is never to soon to plan ahead – I mean, some people have their Christmas decorations up already – so it’s perhaps reasonable that Valve have scheduled Dota 2‘s next International.

By Tim McDonald | 7 Jan 2015 | Comments Off on Dota 2 International 2015 scheduled for August

Dota 2’s Shifting Snows update goes live

The Shifting Snows update for Dota 2 – or Dota 2 6.83, if you’d rather – has just gone live.

By Tim McDonald | 17 Dec 2014 | Comments Off on Dota 2’s Shifting Snows update goes live

Dota 2’s Shifting Snows update changes balance, again

Okay, so pointing out that a major Dota 2 update will rebalance the game is a bit redundant.

By Tim McDonald | 16 Dec 2014 | Comments Off on Dota 2’s Shifting Snows update changes balance, again

Dota 2 blog says that Frostivus is cancelled

A new blog post on the Dota 2 site confirms that Valve is staffed by Grinches, because Frostivus is cancelled.

By Tim McDonald | 6 Dec 2014 | Comments Off on Dota 2 blog says that Frostivus is cancelled

Oracle now in Dota 2, Foreseer’s Contract update launched

I’m sort of double-dipping here because Peter half-wrote this story earlier, but: Dota 2‘s Foreseer’s Contract update has launched, and Oracle is in.

By Tim McDonald | 21 Nov 2014 | Comments Off on Oracle now in Dota 2, Foreseer’s Contract update launched