DOTA 2, CS:GO, FIFA, and StarCraft II Ready to Set UK e-Sports Ablaze

Gfinity, the British company best known for their pro Call of Duty tournaments, announced their e-sports lineup calendar for 2014 today and it is packed with events to get excited about. Kicking off on the 24th February, fans from around the world will be invited to watch some of their favourite teams competing for up to $10,000 in 5 week long leagues for DOTA 2, FIFA, StarCraft II, and Counter-St...

Team Mentality – The Anonymity Effect

Trolls. We’ve all seen them, we all feed them, and intentionally or unintentionally, we have probably all been them at some point. Ever since the first badly-dressed gamer from the 70’s altered the size of their paddle in pong, there have always been people who will grief, cheat, and exploit game mechanics to have fun. Nowadays, with the inclusion of multiplayer in so many titles, thes...

Alliance Claim Glorious Victory at The DOTA 2 Internationals 2013

The biggest prize in e-sports history hung in the balance last night as the 2 best DOTA 2 teams in the world stepped up to the grand final stage. Over 1 million people tuned in from across the globe on streams, at pubstomps, or if you were lucky enough to be there, at the Benaroya Hall in Seattle, Washington. The mood was electric, the teams ready, and the crowd barely had time to catch their brea...

International DOTA 2 Championship 2013 Group Stage Reaches Its Conclusion

DOTA 2’s third international event has reached the end of its group stages after three hugely exciting days of MOBA carnage. Qualifying for the double-elimination playoffs we have the following teams: Western Teams: Natus Vincere (Na’Vi) – Ukraine Fnatic – Australia, UK, Holland The Alliance – Sweden Eastern Teams: DK – China LGD – China TongFu – China Invictus Gaming (iG) – China Oran...

DOTA 2 out of Beta

Having received staggeringly large support since the beginning of its beta phase DOTA 2 has finally been fully released to the public. This competitive MOBA game was played by over 3.9 million unique players this month and the development staff seem to only see this figure rising. To show their confidence they gave us a glimpse of their new servers that they say can hold an extra 450,000 players s...

Dota 2 release date moved up due to fan demand

PC gamers may not be getting Diablo 3 this year but it seems that they will be getting Dota 2 much earlier than Valve Software had originally planned. The development team, Icefrog wrote on their blog saying “We’re going to take the current version of Dota 2, which has The International set of heroes, and get it out there as fast as we can.” Icefrog has originally planned on crea...

Blizzard to rename DOTA 2 mod for Starcraft franchise

Onwards with the potential legal battles, this time involving usual “good guys”, Blizzard and Valve studios and the use of the DOTA 2 mod which the former plan to use in Starcraft 2 despite Valves recent trademarking of the name. Frank Pearce Blizzards VP of product development told Eurogamer that the plan is to rather rename the product than delay its release and risk a dispute. He we...

Beta sign ups for Dota 2 begin

For those who’ve been paying attention to Dota, and you know who you are, then you should probably already know that Valve is going too be holding “The International” game tournament which will reward the winner with quite a lot of money. Valve has updated the Dota 2 official website with information about the tournament including how the teams will be battling one another and th...

Dota 2’s trailer from Gamescom questions what a hero needs

Valve is still planning to make Dota2 the centerpiece of Gamescom but they have a little reveal for you at the moment. Well not much of a reveal so don’t get too excited, it is simply a trailer focusing on a shopkeeper. This shopkeeper has a bit of a question for you however, What exactly does a hero truly need? Could it be strength? Speed? Wisdom? Valve’s trailer contains absolutely z...

Valve Announces Dota 2!

The mysterious project teased some hours ago is nothing less than DotA 2! Valve announced today the sequel for one of the most popular mods ever made, Defense of the Ancients, DotA. DotA 2 will keep all the things which made DotA so famous, merging strategy and rpg in one addicting formula. The game will features the original DotA cast of heroes, skills, maps, the game style will be keep intact. W...

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