Dota 2 Playerbase is Shrinking with 10.6M Monthly players, HotS at 6.5m, Smite at 2M, League of Legends at ~100M

SuperdataResearch released an interesting chart today showing Dota 2's decline since its peak with the 7.0 update over a year ago. Dota 2 peaked at nearly 14 million monthly active players with the 7.0 update and has since fallen to 10.6m monthly active users. While Dota 2 is by no means a dead game, the trend seen above is definitely [...]

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Valve Reveals Dota Plus Subscription Service

Tired of playing Dota 2 for free? Well you're in luck! Valve has just announced a new premium service called Dota Plus. For $3.99/month, players gain access to new types of account progression, the ability to earn a new currency called 'shards', hundreds of new challenges, and a real-time 'Assistant' that provides item/ability build suggestions and other in-game information. Valve [...]

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DOTA 2 Promises Bi-Weekly Updates

Over the next 6 months, everyone can look forward to more regular updates of DOTA 2. This new schedule will be providing new content more often, instead of the normal updates in which large quantities of content, patches, and bug fixes were dropped a few times a year. This schedule is not intended to be a permanent occurrence, however. We [...]

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Valve Reveals DOTA Card Game

Valve, the studio behind Half-Life, Portal, Counter-Strike, and the Steam platform, just revealed their latest game during the Dota 2 International World Championships. We're incredibly short on details, but we do know the game is called Artifact and that it is a card game based on the Dota franchise. All we have to work with so far is a brief [...]

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Co-op Mode Arrives In Dota 2 Later This Month

The Dota 2 International Battle Pass is now available, and buyers who spend $10 or more will gain access to a cooperative multiplayer campaign. Who woulda thunk it? It's called Siltbreaker, and is split into two parts, with the first releasing later this month and second act coming in July. Available to play later this month—and with Act II arriving [...]

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DOTA 2 Ranked Matches To Require Linked Phone Number

Finally following the example set by Counter Strike Global Offensive, Valve will soon require Dota 2 players to register a phone number before they can play ranked matches. The Matchmaking Update, released today, focuses on improving the matchmkaing experience. The first and most important change requires players to register a unique phone number to their account in order to queue [...]

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eSports Weekly 03/06/17

This week’s hottest eSports news and highlights for League of Legends, CS:GO, Dota 2, and Overwatch. Expect spoilers! Brackets from TeamLiquid. Contents (Click to Jump to Section) League of Legends NA LCS EU LCS LCK LPL Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Dota 2 Overwatch   League of Legends  NA LCS Recap and Standings The 2017 Spring Split of the NA LCS has [...]

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eSports Weekly 02/27/17

This week’s hottest eSports news and highlights for League of Legends, CS:GO, Dota 2, and Overwatch. Expect spoilers! Brackets from TeamLiquid. Contents (Click to Jump to Section) League of Legends NA LCS EU LCS LCK LPL Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Dota 2 Overwatch   League of Legends  Intel Extreme Masters XI World Championship Katowice As the final event of IEM Season [...]

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