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Valve launches DotA TV Beta, in preparation for The International 2015

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Valve has launched a Beta for DotA TV, the live-streaming platform the the company will use to broadcast this August's The International tournament to an audience in the millions.

You can check out the current most-viewed DotA2 matches over on the new website, complete with a nifty interface that brings you closer to the action.

The International 2015 raises $15,000,000 prize pool

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Last year's The International tournament 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 $15,000,000, enough to unlock every single one of Valve's stretch goals, including new weather effects, terrain, courier pets, a new skin and more.

Dota 2 Reborn update will change the game's engine, completely rework interface

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Valve has announced a big new update for Dota 2, which will port the popular MOBA over to a new engine, rework the interface, and generally make the game a lot easier on the eye.

Despite much speculation from fans, the company isn't saying outright that the new engine added in Dota 2 Reborn is Source 2, so we'll have to stew on that a while longer.

Valve announces a series of “marquee tournament events” for DotA 2

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Just one blockbuster DotA 2 tournament was clearly not enough for Valve – the company has announced the Dota Major Championships, a series of third-party hosted events that includes the already hugely successful grand tournament, The International.

“These marquee tournament events will see top teams competing at premier venues around the world,” the company reveals. “There will be limited trade periods during the year for participating teams. As the Fall event approaches, more tournament details will be announced.”

Goat Simulator's heroic lead could be jetpacking his way into DotA 2

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Coffee Stain Studios is trying valiantly to make the world a better place - specifically by adding the humble caprine protagonist from Goat Simulator into Valve's mega-popular MOBA Dota 2, via the Steam Workshop.

Specifically our goat hero would act as a custom courier, rather than a hero, carrying valuable items to and fro from your team's base.

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