New updates from Valve for Dota 2

Blog July 13, 2021

Dota 2 developers made some updates. Valve have added a team bundle for Hellbear Smashers to the game, as well as extended the support clubs. DPCSC content will now hang around through 18 October right after The International 10 ends, instead of July 31.Localization files were updated, including Russian and Ukrainian. Size of this update is about 130 MB (with Workshop Tools installed).Also SteamDB...

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Valve released Fair Play Guidelines

Blog July 7, 2021

On July 6, Valve released an update for CS:GO, adding some additional features to the game:MiscBullet penetration check will ignore the firing player model entirely;Fixed bot difficulty selector to correctly apply for offline with bots War Games matches;Stability improvements.Image credits: CS:GOMatchmakingPremier matchmaking can now be selected together with other competitive maps;Added competiti...

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Dota 2 will release a new Battle Pass later this year

Blog June 24, 2021

While the Dota 2 community is going through a rough time because of Sweden's refusal to host TI10 on its lands, Valve is generating new Battle Passes. Until the end of 2021, Dota 2 fans can expect another Battle Pass. Vikram Redi announced this on his Twitter account.Image credits: TwitterThe first Battle Pass of this year was released on the night of June 24 along with the event Nemestice.Image c...

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Postponed again: The International 2021’s date and location are unknown

Third Party Tournaments June 22, 2021

It never happened before and here we go again. Another postponement of The International 10. In 2020, Valve postponed TI10 for an undetermined period due to a global pandemic. A year has passed and now TI10 is under threat of cancellation due to the refusal of the Swedish authorities to Valve's request. At first, everything was in favor of Valve. Stockholm Live and Visit Stockholm promis...

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Elon, Save and Protect. BadPlaya asked Mask to make a «Save» button in Dota 2

Blog June 4, 2021

B8 Esports Media Head Igor «BadPlaya» Gorevoy asked Ilon Musk to invent a save button in Dota 2. Image credits: bad_playa | TwitterTwitter users supported the idea and started tagging other influential people. For example, Bill Gates, Barack Obama and Ariana Grande.Image credits; bad_playa | TwitterAnd someone even suggested that Riot Games and Blizzard should buy Dota 2.Image credits: bad_pl...

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Valve may release a compendium for TI10

Blog June 4, 2021

In the new patch, dataminers have found a code and data that indicate the imminent addition of a compendium to the game. Referring to the interface, players will be asked to choose: the winners of the qualifications;the number of banned and selected heroes;guess how long the longest map will last and what the maximum number of kills will be made.Image credits: ValveThe counter will become availabl...

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WePlay Animajor 2021 Russian-language broadcast: less anime, more sports

Partner Tournaments June 2, 2021

WePlay Animajor 2021 starts in just a couple of hours.For the convenience of Dota 2 fans, WePlay Esports organized broadcast studios in three languages: Russian, Ukrainian, and English.The rights to the Russian-language broadcast were acquired by the Maincast studio. The format of the WePlay major is in its name — WePlay Animajor, but the commentator and co-founder of Maincast Vitaly «v1lat» Voloc...

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Valve announced regional qualification dates for TI10

Third Party Tournaments June 2, 2021

It's happening! Valve announced regional qualification dates for The International 10:Eastern Europe and South America, June 23-26;North America and Southeast Asia from June 30 to July 3;China and Europe, July 7-10.Image credits: ValveParticipants of both DPC2021: Season 2 divisions in all regions (except for those who have invites) will take part in the qualifiers. Each region will play one slot ...

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Valve continues to accept proposals for the CS:GO majors

Third Party Tournaments June 1, 2021

Valve is accepting proposals from tournament organizers to host CS:GO majors for the next few years. It is currently known that Valve has two events scheduled for 2022 and 2023. The Majors are planned to be held annually in May and November.RMR will be held before the majors in each of the five regions (North America, South America, Europe, CIS and Asia / Oceania). Valve promises to provide prize ...

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