Defense of the Ancients 2 Latest News
According toon the Dota 2 blog, Valve is preparing to switch the popular MOBA over to the 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.”
announced the Dota Major Championships, a series of tournament events hosted by third parties that would lead up to next year's
Today the studio has revealed the initial schedule in a. The first Major will be held in Europe this November, though Valve's not ready to start talking ticket pricing or location just yet.
Rick and Morty, heroes of theabout an insane scientist and his grandson, are making their way to Dota 2 in the form of an announcer pack.
There are several of these, featuring such memorable voices as , the narrator from he Stanley Parable, and Half-Life's very own Dr. Kleiner.
Valvea Beta for DotA TV, the live-streaming platform the the company will use to broadcast this August's tournament to an audience in the millions.
You can check out the current most-viewed DotA2 matches over on the, complete with a nifty interface that brings you closer to the action.
Last year'stournament for Dota 2 had a prize pot of around $10,000,000 – not an inconsiderable sum by any means. Looks like it will be small beans compared to this year's crowd-funded effort, however.
So far Dota fans have raised a mind-blowing, enough to unlock every single one of Valve's stretch goals, including new weather effects, terrain, courier pets, a new skin and more.