Fall from grace: Most dominant Dota 2 heroes at TI2023 now totally abandoned at DreamLeague
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by Gökhan Çakır
2d ago
Chaos Knight, Spirit Breaker, and Spectre were some of the most popular heroes in Dota 2’s The International 2023. They were in almost every match, but their reign now appears to be over, with the trio uncontested so far at DreamLeague. With the first group stage of DreamLeague Season 22 in the books, 17 heroes weren’t on anyone’s radar. The complete list features names that have been unpopular for a while, but seeing Chaos Knight, Spirit Breaker, and Spectre included in the forgotten made Dota 2 fans’ day since the experience against these heroes in previous pat ..read more
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PGL on a mission to take down Dota 2 players’ favorite content creators
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by Gökhan Çakır
4d ago
Tournament organizer PGL handed out multiple copyright strikes to beloved Dota 2 content creators today, triggering channel terminations for some. At the time of writing, NoobFromUA and Dota Digest are the two most well-known content creators affected by the strikes. The news burst into the Dota 2 world after NoobFromUA posted on X (formerly Twitter) announcing that his channel, with over one million subscribers, would be terminated on March 4 due to PGL’s serial copyright strikes ..read more
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Dota 2 veteran MinD_ContRoL kicked from Tundra mid-tournament
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by Gökhan Çakır
4d ago
MinD_ContRoL, an iconic Dota 2 offlaner, was kicked from his new team, Tundra Esports, minutes before a DreamLeague Season 22 match against Shopify Rebellion. The match between Tundra and SR faced a brief delay, and the shockwaves of MinD_ContRoL’s departure spread rapidly when he disclosed on X (formerly Twitter) that Tundra ejected him from the roster during the ongoing tournament ..read more
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DreamLeague Season 22: Dota 2 schedule, results, teams, and more
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by Nicholas Taifalos
1w ago
With the Dota Pro Circuit dissolved and the return of third-party organizers in place, all eyes turn to ESL’s Pro Tour, and while the tour itself is already in full swing, important points are up for grabs this fortnight at DreamLeague Season 22, kicking off on Feb. 25. 16 teams from around the world collide online in Europe for a massive million-dollar prize pool and heaps of EPT Points, which count toward invites for the biggest Dota 2 tournaments on the calendar. This DreamLeague season is the first since the DPC changeover and with many teams looking vastly different from their predecesso ..read more
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OG calls in South American Dota 2 star to carry the team into DreamLeague Season 22
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by Gökhan Çakır
1w ago
The winds of change continue to blow at OG as the 2024 season rolls on, with the organization making more changes to its Dota 2 team today. The squad’s position one player, Yuragi, has moved to an inactive position, while ex-TSM star Timado joined OG as his temporary replacement. OG’s yet to make a permanent decision on who would replace Yuragi, but with the Dota 2 calendar being packed with third-party events this year, the team has been in the market for an urgent stand-in. Timado’s addition was confirmed after he was registered for DreamLeague Season 22 ..read more
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Here are the Dota 2 Patch 7.35c patch notes
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by Nicholas Taifalos
1w ago
Valve delivers Dota 2 patches like ambush predators, unleashing new updates when they’re least expected. Patch 7.35c went live today and while it may look underwhelming at first glance, beware of the game-changing updates to items, as well as the Kobold uprising in the jungle. When players first loaded Dota 2’s 7.35c patch notes, three Kobold buffs greeted them as the whole gang received damage increases. Fluff aside, there were quite a few notable changes, with Mage Slayer leading the way for item nerfs. Despite receiving a notable downgrade, Mage Slayer’s key specialty—its spell damage redu ..read more
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Prodigy in the making: 16-year-old wunderkind dethrones Watson on Dota 2 ranked ladder
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by Gökhan Çakır
1w ago
Batman asked Superman if he bled in Dawn of Justice. In Dota 2, Alimzhan “Watson” Islambekov has been fielding the same question after his number-one spot in ranked play was snatched multiple times in 2024, with the latest coming at the hands of a 16-year-old prodigy. The culprit in question is Alan “Satanic” Galliamov, a Dota 2 wunderkind who has been rapidly rising through the competitive ranks over the last two years. Veterans previously noticed the youngster’s talent after he pushed the top 50 in the Valve title’s division leaderboards. Still, not many players had ..read more
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Dota 2’s major Crownfall update hints at release of Ringmaster, Arcanas, and a visual novel
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by Gökhan Çakır
2w ago
Dota 2 had a dry year in terms of cosmetics in 2023. With all the cosmetics tucked away in Valve’s closet, fans slowly started losing interest—so much so that one player dived into the Dota 2 game files and dug up hints for the next big update, Crownfall. The findings of this Crownfall datamine surfaced on Reddit on Feb. 13, giving the community a new sense of hope. The datamine hints toward an upcoming PvE event, as the Redditor found a health bar for a Queen of Pain Boss. In addition to the new hero, Ringmaster, they also found a substantial number of skins and cosmetics in t ..read more
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Faith_bian returned to pro Dota 2 because China is suffering a new player drought
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by Cale Michael
3w ago
Many Dota 2 fans were surprised when they learned Chinese veteran Zhang “Faith_bian” Ruida was returning to the competitive Dota 2 scene after a year of “retirement.” But now, it has been revealed the region’s worrying lack of new talent may be the cause. During his team’s run at BetBoom Dacha Dubai, Faith_bian provided some insight on his un-retirement and decision to use a new username inspired by legendary composer Bach in an interview with Escorenews on Feb. 9. The more interesting statements, however, covered his return to pro Dota and the reason why he was back on the server—namely due ..read more
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Quinn, Malr1ne refused Dota 2 tiebreakers to avoid BetBoom Dacha playoff clash with Team Spirit
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by Nicholas Taifalos
3w ago
In what must be the ultimate move of respect, a Dota 2 one-versus-one tiebreaker at BetBoom Dacha Dubai this week had to be decided by a coin toss as both participants refused to play, citing a win meant meeting ultimate boss Team Spirit in the playoffs. Gaimin Gladiators’ Quinn Callahan and Team Falcons’ Stanislav “Malr1ne” Potorak were supposed to line up in a one-vs-one Shadow Fiend mid-matchup as part of the BetBoom Dacha Dubai tiebreakers on Feb. 9. With Gaimin and Falcons finishing equal third in Group A, exact positions needed to be determined for playoff matchups. The winner of the on ..read more
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