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posted May 11, 2014 10:41 AM
Edited by Stevie at 12:36, 12 May 2014.

Dota 2

Short Introduction

Dota stands for Defense of the Ancients and it started off as a Warcraft III mod, the first iteration being released by a mapmaker under the alias Eul in 2003. With the new Frozen Throne expansion released the map was not updated and eventually Guinsoo assumed its further development. His project "Dota Allstars" has seen it's last patch with version 6.01 before being passed to IceFrog.

In 2009 Valve hired IceFrog and led a team in the project of Dota 2. After 2 years of beta the game was officially released in July 2013. It is free to play.



Dota 2 Gamescom Trailer





Useful links

Dota 2 Official Blog - link

joinDOTA, live streams and vods, news and impressions - link

GosuGamers, news, matches, teams, rankings and much more - link

Dota 2 Lounge, trade and bet ingame items and keys - link

DOTAFire, hero guides and builds - link

DotaCinema, watch vods and live streams - link

LiquidDota, news, strategy and more - link

DOTABUFF, interesting statistics - link

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posted May 11, 2014 10:53 AM
Edited by Stevie at 10:53, 11 May 2014.

In the news

"The International 2014 will once again be the most prestigious event of the year with 16 teams battling it out in the KeyArena, Seattle from July 18 to July 21. The first two Internationals promised the enormous prizepool of $1,600,000 with a total of $1,000,000 for the winner. The third edition managed to even top this with a total prizepool of $2,874,380 and first place reward of $1,437,190."

Full article here - link


Invited teams

se Alliance
eu Cloud 9
cn Team DK
ru Empire
us Evil Geniuses
eu Fnatic
cn invictus Gaming
cn NewBee
ua Natus Vincere
my Titan
cn Vici Gaming


Regional Qualifiers

May 12 - 15th NA Qualifier


1. CNB e-Sports Club
2. No Earthspirit
3. North American Rejects
4. Osiris Gaming
5. Revenge eSports
6. Sneaky Nyx Assassins
7. Team eHug
8. Team Liquid
9. TOP5
10. Union Gaming

May 16th - 19th SEA Qualifier


1. Arrow Gaming
2. Execration
3. First Departure
4. Mineski Infinity
5. MiTH.Trust
6. MVP Phoenix
7. Orange Esports
8. Rex Regum Qeon
9. Scythe Gaming
10. Team Zephyr


May 20th - 23th Chinese Qualifier


1. CIS Game
2. CNB.cn
3. DT.NGC
4. HyperGloryTeam
5. LGD.CDEC
6. LGD Gaming
7. New Element
8. Orenda
9. Speed Gaming.cn
10. TongFu

May 24th - 27th European Qualifier


1. Aware Gaming
2. hehe united
3. Monomaniacs
4. Meet Your Makers
5. NEXT.kz
6. Power Rangers
7. Relax
8. RoX.KIS
9. Team Dog
10. Virtus.pro

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posted May 11, 2014 11:05 AM

Nice work!
Considering that this is pretty big game and that it's very different from both HoN and LoL I think it's good that it has it's own thread.

I'm really psyched about the qualifiers even if I don't care to much about the "lesser" teams, it will be nice to see different casters that normally don't cast together do their work. And hopefully team Dog will make it through the European qualifier.
For the big tournament itself, here's me hoping that Alliance takes it this years as well. haha
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posted May 11, 2014 11:32 AM
Edited by RMZ1989 at 11:41, 11 May 2014.

Very nice!

I think that this International is going to be amazing. Unlike in other internationals where we had clear 2-3 teams that are favorites, there are just too many teams that can beat each other any day right now.
DK, IG, EG, [A], Na`Vi, Fnatic, Empire, VG... and hero pool is bigger than ever, new heroes are played a lot, and some old ones are back in the Meta(Morphling, Lycan, Invoker, Naga Siren, TI2 all over again!)

So I am really looking forward to everything.
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posted May 11, 2014 01:10 PM

Thanks guys.

Well, I think TI4's gonna be the most consistent one up until now. Big teams with good rosters and no big disparity between them. I would say EG has the biggest chance of taking it, though I'd really love C9 to win. But they seem out of balance lately, and the changes with the 6.81 patch didn't help their gameplay at all.



Latest news

"In less than a day, the Dota 2 Community has not only surpassed the TI3 Prize Pool, but has done so in record time! Hence Valve has unlocked the 6th Goal Reward for not just compendium owners, but all Dota 2 players! No it's not the Techies, but it's the next best thing. An all new game mode: All Random Deathmatch!"

Entire article - link

-ardm peeps!! So hyped!

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posted May 11, 2014 03:40 PM

I hope this si not too much off topic






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posted May 11, 2014 07:36 PM

It keeps getting higher and higher. $3,337,696 holy snow
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posted May 11, 2014 07:58 PM

Glad to see more people know about that amazing voicing of Dota 2 Heroes, foxxxer



TI4 on Dota 2 blog - Link

It's been approximately 36 hours since it opened, right? If this keeps up all stretch goals will be achieved in the next 2 days. This is amazing. Volvo making 18.000.000$ in under 4 days and offering a total prize pool of 6.000.000$.

Holy shiet!!

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posted May 11, 2014 08:07 PM

Crazy indeed.
I hard to say how much money it will make before it stops, but hopefully we'll get some new music and 1v1 matchmaking at least. Should be awesome.
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posted May 11, 2014 08:08 PM

It's still a bit early to say it will reach the 6.000.000$ mark - sooner or later, it will slow down.

With that said, four million are almost a given and five millions look feasible. Soooo crazy
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posted May 11, 2014 09:17 PM
Edited by hippox89 at 21:21, 11 May 2014.

Dota 2 is overall a good game that I enjoy playing with friends (I hate LoL). I don't like the whole cosmetic deal about it, so I use the 'nohats' mods.

NoHats for DotA 2

Watching competetitive DotA 2 doesn't say me much, but sometimes I like watching personal streams like Draskyl's steam. If I bothered paying for watching from in-game with full camera control, then I might actually watch the International.

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posted May 11, 2014 11:35 PM
Edited by Storm-Giant at 23:42, 11 May 2014.

Stevie, you may consider adding LiquidDota to your list - just like his father TeamLiquid and brother LiquidHearth, an all-around great website where you can find strategies, tournaments coverage (previews, live report threads, etc...), news of both the game & pro scene and that beautiful calendar to see tournaments live in an instant
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posted May 12, 2014 12:18 AM

Ok done.


Watched some crazy Dreamleague games tonight. Huskar winning against Phantom Assassin was just a treat. Alliance snowed up royal, rofl

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posted May 12, 2014 12:28 AM

@Storm-Giant
Haha, I wonder why I haven't been on LiquidDota.com before or why I have never heard of it. And then I enter teamliquid and see that it has just been introduced. Very nice, it look so sleek.

@Stevie
Missed that game, but consider it's outcome I'm not that sad I missed it.
God if I was Loda that game, I would have screamed so much at that snowing Huskar!
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posted May 12, 2014 12:40 AM

Stevie said:
Ok done.

Did you even read my post?
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posted May 12, 2014 07:35 AM
Edited by Stevie at 09:28, 12 May 2014.

Oh sorry Stormy, I see now. Only liquiddota is for Dota 2. I'll remove the other two.


Also, 31 TI4 Qualifier matches today. Gonna be exciting.



Edit: Here's the Alliance vs Fnatic vod from yesterday: link. Has some epic teamfights. 1:14:45 "Calculated", just mindblowing.

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posted May 12, 2014 06:39 PM

TI4 Prize Pool over 3.800.000$ already. Insane...

Stevie said:
Oh sorry Stormy, I see now. Only liquiddota is for Dota 2. I'll remove the other two.


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posted May 12, 2014 07:05 PM
Edited by Stevie at 14:02, 13 May 2014.

Just watched 3 matches with ingame ticket. Not really notable games. UG got a defwin from EHUG... poor quality so far.

Only 27 matches left Gonna pull an all-nighter here...


Edit:

Conclusion after the first day

Group 1

#    Name     W L
1 us TOP5     4 1
2 us SNA       4 2
3 us NAR       4 0
4 us Liquid     4 1
5 br CNB        3 3
6 pe UG         3 2
7 pe Revenge  2 2
8 us eHug       2 3
9 us NO ES     1 4
10 us SotP     1 4
11 ar Isurus    0 6

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posted May 13, 2014 02:04 PM

TI4 Prize Pool jumped 90k$ yesterday in 30 minutes to reach the 4 milliom mark, lol

I'm starting to believe 6.000.000 is posible
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posted May 14, 2014 10:40 AM
Edited by Stevie at 10:40, 14 May 2014.

Crazy prize pool reaches 4.500.000$ with 13.500.000$ in Volvo's pocket. Prepare your ears for some nice new Dota 2 music

Only 3 stretch goals remaining:

- 1v1 matchmaking.
- environmental effects
- base customization.

This is insane.

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