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Double Fine project lead Brad Muir moving to Valve

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Double Fine project lead Brad Muir has revealed that he is joining Valve Software later this year.

Valve announces initial line-up for Dota 2 tournament The Frankfurt Major

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Valve has announced the eight teams that will take part in Dota 2 competition The Frankfurt Major, the first in a major league of tournaments leading up to The International 2016.

Running from November 16 - 21, the tournament will feature the following star teams - returning champions EG, plus CDEC, LGD, Vici Gaming, EHOME, Virtus.Pro, Team Secret and Vega Squadron.

Valve rolls out Dota 2 Reborn update

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Valve has officially and finally released its major Dota 2 Reborn update, after several months in Beta. It brings in several UI improvements and a Custom Games mode.

It also moves the game over to Source 2, in possibly the most low-profile launch of a new game engine ever.

Dota 2 update introduces new Dota Levels feature

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Dota 2 received a big update yesterday, with one of the most prominent new additions being the introduction of Dota Levels, a measure of your achievements in Valve's popular MOBA.

"There are several ways to earn trophies in Dota 2," the developer explains, "from playing matches, to performing various feats, participating in events, and more. All of your trophies now contribute toward increasing your Dota Level, which is the culmination of your accomplishments in Dota."

Dota 2 to be updated to Source 2 engine in the next few weeks

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According to a post on the Dota 2 blog, Valve is preparing to switch the popular MOBA over to the Source 2 Engine very shortly, as part of the major Reborn Update.

“Moving away from the Source 1 engine soon will allow us to better focus our efforts entirely on Source 2 in preparation for various upcoming tournaments,” the studio writes. “There are still a few features that will need some work when the update is released, but we plan to finish them quickly.”

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