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Team Spirit Triumph at The International 2023

Team Spirit emerges as Grand Champions of The International 2023, becoming the second team ever to secure the coveted Aegis twice. Their impressive journey saw them triumph with a resounding 3-0 victory in the Grand Finals, solidifying their position as the premier Dota team in the world. The Path to The International - Group Stage Team Spirit set the tone for their remarkable run with a flawless 8-0 performance in the Group Stage. They outclassed opponents like 9pandas, SMG, Entity, and Evil Geniuses
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Community Events at The International

Community Events at The International The International 2023: Community Celebrations and Updates Pubstomps and the Global Dota Community With the highly anticipated arrival of The International 2023 just around the corner, the Dota 2 community is gearing up for an unforgettable event. The excitement is palpable as teams prepare to make their way to Seattle. Ticket sales have been brisk, with the Road to the International (Oct 20-22) tickets completely sold out, and only a limited number remaining for The International (Oct 27-29).
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The International 2023 Compendium: Dota 2 Celebration

The International 2023 Compendium: A Celebration of Dota 2 Excellence Innovating the Compendium The International 2023 brings a refreshing update to the traditional Compendium, offering new features, rewards, and experiences to Dota 2 enthusiasts worldwide. Dive into this article to explore the revamped Compendium and the motivations behind this exciting change. A Shift in Perspective Discover how the creators of Dota 2 recognized the need for change in their approach to annual Battle Passes. Explore the journey that led to the decision to

7.34 Gameplay Update Unveiled

In response to last night's unconventional and downright absurd emoji-filled patchnote leak, we've decided to veer from our original plan of releasing version 7.34 this upcoming Thursday. Instead, we're delivering it today – yes, at this very moment, as you read these words. In case you missed the emoji fiasco or, perhaps, belong to the rare breed of individuals who have yet to acquaint themselves with the cinematic masterpiece that is The Emoji Movie, we invite you to delve into the complete list

The Resurrection of Muerta – The Dead Reckoning Update

Embark on a journey alongside Death's formidable ally, Muerta, who strides into the fray of the Ancients armed with a keen eye, twin iron fists, and an abundance of ammunition. Aid her in her quest to locate wayward souls and guide them to the afterlife – before they claim yours – in the gripping Dead Reckoning Mini-game. Use the rewards gained from this venture to unlock all-new item sets. The era of Dead Reckoning has arrived and is now accessible to play. Visit

Revamping Turbo Mode: Speed with a Smile

For those of you fortunate enough to enjoy a Vin Diesel movie every two years (Sweden and others), you might wonder why everyone seems so angry despite the fast-paced action. Well, you raise an excellent point, and we appreciate your candid feedback. Going fast should never cause fury, and that's why we're introducing a set of changes to enhance the overall Turbo play experience as part of our More Fast, Less Furious initiative. Here's what's in store: Wisdom Rune experience amount increased by

Introducing the Dota Plus Update for Summer 2023!

As we bid farewell to the not-so-favorite season of spring, the Summer 2023 Dota Plus update arrives like a much-awaited meteor shower for the Dota community. This update comes with refreshed seasonal quests and guild rewards, along with an exciting new treasure to explore. Dota Plus Seasonal Treasure Get ready to delve into the Summer 2023 Seasonal Treasure, available for purchase with shards. This treasure boasts brand new sets for heroes like Axe, Ember Spirit, Troll Warlord, Zeus, Oracle, Queen of Pain, Sand

The Dark Secrets Unveiled

A much-anticipated update is on the horizon, and we couldn't resist teasing some of its contents without giving away too much. We've gathered a selection of genuine patch notes, presented without context, to pique your curiosity while we add the finishing touches to the update. Here's your first clue: The upcoming Dota Update will be released on a date that rhymes with "Smaypril Twemmieth" and falls between April 19th and April 21st. Alright, that was a bit advanced, so let's start with some

The Bali Major is just around the corner, with…

The Bali Major, presented by IO Esports. Witness the thrilling action live online during the Group Stage from June 29th to July 3rd, followed by the intense Playoffs from July 5th to July 9th. Stay updated on all the participating teams and match standings at Supporters Club Sale As we approach the final Major, it's time to showcase your fan spirit and get custom equippables by purchasing your favorite team's Supporters Club. Enjoy a fantastic 75% discount on Supporters Clubs until the

Valve is inviting companies to submit their proposals for…

This opportunity includes Live Event Broadcast Production for Russian, Chinese, and Spanish language broadcasts, as has been done in previous years. Additionally, for the first time, Valve is open to proposals from companies interested in bringing small content teams on-site for sideline reporting in languages other than English, Russian, Chinese, or Spanish. These teams will have the privilege of filming on-site, conducting post-match interviews, and interacting with the crowd to cater to audiences not covered by the official broadcast languages.

Dota 2 Short Film Contest: Call for Submissions

As The International approaches, we are excited to announce the opening of submissions for this year's Dota 2 Short Film Contest. From now until September 14, 2023, filmmakers can showcase their creative talents by submitting short films of 90 seconds or less to the Dota 2 Steam Workshop for consideration. Dota fans from all over the world are encouraged to visit the Workshop, engage in discussions, and cast their votes to help us identify the standout entries to be featured during The International

Introducing “Between the Lanes,” a new blog feature where…

Bugfixes, and occasional serendipitous discoveries we encounter while working on the uniquely complex game, Dota. With each Dota update, we bring in new heroes, items, and abilities, while also making adjustments to countless existing ones. This constant evolution ensures that every match feels fresh, but it also introduces a multitude of potential interactions, sometimes leading to unexpected bugs. Thankfully, the Dota community is filled with curious and innovative players who are always exploring and experimenting. They often unearth hidden advantages, new strategies, and
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From Hobby to E-sports Startup: “Good Game” is Taking…

When account strategist Nikola Stolnik was working for Google in Dublin, he used most of his free time to play Counter Strike or Dota with colleagues from other tech companies. Usually what happened next was that these friendly competitions ended as matches between Google and Facebook, or other tech companies, Stolnik explains.  Upon his return to his native Croatia, the notion gave him another idea – for organizing B2B e-sports events that would include top tech companies from the region. “The goal was to invite

IMBATV leaks the third Dota 2 Minor information.

Event organiser IMBATV might have just leaked information on the Third DPC event for the current season. The event organiser is already hosting the upcoming Chongqing Major 2018. The Chongqing Major is one of the five Dota 2 Majors for the upcoming year. IMBATV announced their tournament plans for the upcoming year. One of the events listed was an upcoming Minor. The Starladder IMBATV Invitational Season 6 is scheduled to take place from the 4th of March till the 10th. This event is

Pajkatt parts ways with Team OG; replacement to be…

The winner of last years International Team OG are struggling to find a replacement for Ana. When Ana left the team in November, OG announced Pajkatt as his replacement. However, after two months with the roster, the player is set to part ways with the team. It is a mutual understanding between the two parties and there is no bad blood involved. There was a vivid lack of chemistry for the player with the team. Team Chemistry is a sensitive issue as the

Valve extends Frosthaven event till January 7th.

Almost every year, Valve releases an event celebrating the winter and the holidays in Dota 2. This year, the Frosthaven 2018 event started on December 19th. The event started alongside the release of Rubick Arcana. It is one of the best Arcanas in the game and has an excellent progression system. There is also a new game mode, which will see a group of five players defend the ancient from incoming creeps. The FrostHaven update was scheduled to end on January 3rd. However,

J.Storm add Fear to their Dota 2 roster ahead…

One of the most iconic Dota 2 players in North America has now joined a team for the upcoming year. Clinton "Fear" Loomis will be joining the J.Storm Dota 2 roster. He is a very versatile player and has played all positions and roles over his illustrious career. This is why he is a perfect part of any Dota 2 team. He recently played the Position 2 on Evil Geniuses. He is part owner and former player for Evil Geniuses. Together with Evil

TNC Predator announce ryOyr as a stand-in for the…

TNC Predator has announced that Carlo "Kuku" Palad will be taking a personal break. The past few weeks have not been easy on the Philippines player. He used a racist word in a pub match, which offended the Chinese players. However, it was the aftermath of this incident which truly caused a bigger controversy. The TNC Predator team lied about the reason for his usage of the word initially. Upon seeing proof of their lies, TNC did try to take remedial action, but

Which country has the best Esports players?

Competitive gaming has proliferated in the last two decades with esports becoming one of the most exciting entertainment trends in the world. The esports industry is expected to grow to be a worth $1.65 billion by 2021 which is making it clear that it is not just passing fetish. While there is hardly any doubt about Esports popularity, there is a constant debate over which country manages to produce the world best competitive gamers. Here is a look at some of the nations

Valve breaks its silence, punishes TNC Predator and bans…

Valve has finally broken its silence and released a public statement on the Chongqing Major - TNC Predator controversy. After weeks of stoic silence from the game developer Valve's statement could not come any later. The statement is a harsh truth that TNC Predator is not the victim here. The organization has tried to sway public opinion in their favour despite having an open communication line with the organizers and Valve. Their attempts at covering up the incident and later swaying public opinion