August 7, 2011

Dota 2 Unveiled in Ten Days- International Tournament at Gamescom!

Many fans have spec­u­lat­ed for a while that Dota 2 would be unveiled at Gamescom when Valve men­tioned that they would be “show­ing an RTS.” How­ev­er, not many of us would have guessed that they would show it in the man­ner in which they have decid­ed. This year’s Gamescom will be home to The Inter­na­tion­al, the first Dota 2 tour­na­ment, fea­tur­ing some of the best DotA teams in the world. The grand prize is a full $1 Mil­lion, and the tour­na­ment will be broad­cast live in Eng­lish, Ger­man, Russ­ian, and Chi­nese.
The team line­up includes:

  • GGnet (Europe)
  • MYM (Den­mark)
  • Na’Vi (Ukraine)
  • CCM (Chi­na)
  • LGD (Chi­na)
  • TyLoo (Chi­na)
  • (Europe)
  • M5 (Rus­sia)
  • MiTH-Trust (Thai­land)
  • EHOME (Chi­na)
  • Stars­Bo­Ba (Viet­nam)
  • (Chi­na)
  • nevo (Den­mark)
  • Scythe.SG (Sin­ga­pore)
  • MUFC (Malaysia)
  • Minesky.Infinity (Philip­pines)

I’ll be putting out dai­ly updates on the tour­na­ment once it starts, as well as keep­ing you informed about any release infor­ma­tion. Hope­ful­ly it won’t be too much longer before Dota 2 is released, and we can all get a taste of it.
For more info about Dota 2, see the offi­cial blog here.
How do you all think Dota 2 will turn out? Will it be an instant clas­sic or an over-changed flop? What team is your bet to win the Inter­na­tion­al? Leave a com­ment below!


  1. AceOfNades69 - August 7, 2011 9:05 pm

    I nev­er played the orig­i­nal Dota but I do love some League of Leg­ends. I am real­ly look­ing for­ward to Dota 2. I will have to keep an eye on this tour­ney to see some game­play.
    Notice none of the teams are USA 🙁

  2. Billy - August 8, 2011 1:26 am

    will dota 2 be a free to play?

  3. CharcoalCoyote - August 8, 2011 10:45 am

    @AceofNades- These six­teen are the high­est ranked six­teen teams in the world. The USA needs to step it up. Dota 2 should­n’t be too much of a depar­ture from LoL for you, but there are dis­tinct dif­fer­ences. Dying is pun­ished a lot hard­er, more items have actives, you can “deny” creeps and tow­ers, etc.
    @Billy- My guess is that there’ll be a one-time pur­chase fee, any­where from $30 to $50. I high­ly doubt there’ll be a sub­scrip­tion fee. If you want to go ahead and get some prac­tice in, try League of Leg­ends. I’ll tell you as soon as pos­si­ble if Dota 2 is a good buy.


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