DOTA 2 Articles
Proof that the international competitive gaming scene is a legitimate sporting event, Valve has announced that the International DOTA 2 Championships will be broadcast via ESPN 3. The International will take place this weekend and feature a prize pool of over $10,000,000 USD.
According to the live counter on DOTA 2's "Compendium" site, the current prize pool for this years competitive tournaments has risen to nearly 4.5 million USD. According to the site, for each Compendium purchased, $2.50 is placed in the prize pool.
World of Warcraft can no longer claim to have more subscribers than any other game on the planet. DOTA2 now claims 7.86 million subscribers. The numbers, however, come with the caveat that "subscriber" to DOTA2 is a misnomer as the game is free to play, whereas WoW sees subscribers paying $15 per month to play.
The DOTA2 teams are in place and the competition will begin on May 12th, all leading up to the epic conclusion of The International DOTA2 Tournament in July.
ESL One Frankfurt is expected to be a well-attended eSports event that will showcase eight of the world's best DOTA 2 teams in a tournament with winners sharing a $150,000 prize package. The event is scheduled to take place in the Commerzbank-Arena and the first round of ticket sales is already sold out.
Perfect World Entertainment is working with Valve to bring a Super League, an eSports league, into existence in Mainland China. The official sites have opened up for players and teams to begin signing up. Teams will face off in a round robin tournament before heading to a double elimination round.
Nexon and Valve have announced a partnership initiative that will see DOTA 2 published in both Japan and Korea. As of this writing, there is no announced date for the game's publication.
RTSguru talks to two female DotA/DotA 2 players in regards to life as a woman in a competitive gaming world. What's it like being a lady in a nerdy man's world? Check it out at RTSGuru.com and find out.
Valve's approaches to community in DOTA 2 are still mostly under wraps, but hints show an effort at a different kind of MOBA community. See what the RTSGuru.com editors have to say about it.
This week, RTSGuru.com editors take a closer look at Brewmaster and his abilities in DOTA2. Is this former panda(ren) still worth his weight in beer? We take a look at what he's packing and decide! Read it all at RTSGuru.com.
Earlier this week, RTSGuru.com editors took a look at traditional trinity of the freemium MOBA market - announcer packs, couriers and skins. This week, they dive into the other aspects of what a F2P DOTA 2 might bring to the table. Check it out at RTSGuru.com.