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Dota Underlords – Valve files various trademarks for possible new game

According to various online sources and the United States Patent and Trademark Office, Valve has recently filed trademarks for “DOTA UNDERLORDS”. Under the 3 different filings, it can be confirmed that “DOTA UNDERLORDS” is a video game with plans to…

Valve – Dota 2 and Steam developer might sue Mobile Legends studio

[Source] Following the news about League of Legends developer Riot Games suing Shanghai Moontoon Technology, the developer of Mobile Legends, another potential lawsuit is coming the China studio’s way. According to reports, Vavle, the creator of Dota 2 and the Steam…

Dota 2 – USD 18million prize pool for The International 2016 breaks record

With over 2 weeks to go before the flagship tournament for Dota 2, The International 2016, begins in Seattle’s Key Arena, the current prize pool has already broken last year’s record. Standing at over USD 18,661,259.00 at the point of writing,…

Dota 2 – Project leader changed after disastrous Shanghai Major event

Earlier this year, Valve and domestic publisher Perfect World held the Shanghai Major 2016 at a grand 31,000-seat stadium, thought the whole event was littered with humourous and frustrating human errors which can be further read here and here. Just a…

DOTA 2 – Nexon is shutting down South Korean server next month

This came as a surprise to me, as Nexon Korea had done a great job with DOTA 2 since October 2013. There were tournaments and substantial cash prizes, but it seems Valve and Nexon have parted ways. Set to close on 10 December,…

Valve – Details of Dota IP infringe case against China companies revealed

First announced back in May, the details of Valve suing a China developer was made public recently. Valve, citing Lilith Games and publisher Longtu Game infringing on its Dota IP in《刀塔传奇》, one of China’s hottest mobile games, is seeking nearly…

Dota 2 – $18 million prize pool for The International breaks eSports record

[Watch live] The main event for The International is starting really soon, and the prize pool has just gone over $18 million USD! I am of course talking about the annual extravaganza for Dota 2, one of the most played games…

Dota 2 – Valve teases new Source 2 upgrade with Reborn beta

[Update website] Valve just announced a Reborn beta for Dota 2, which will introduce new features such as a new interface, new engine, and Custom Games. While not mentioned, Source 2 is likely be the new engine, with graphical enhancements included.…

Dota 2 – Two Korean teams heading to Singapore for reduced latency

[Source] Two Dota 2 teams from Korea will be spending more than $13,000 to come to Singapore for a few days, just so they can reduce their gaming lag by one tenth of a second. The 11 members from MVP.Hot6ix…

Valve – Gaming giant sues developer of Legend of DOTA mobile game

According to reports, Valve Corporation, the IP owner of DOTA 2, has sued Chinese developer Lilith Games and publisher Longtu Game through a court in Haidian District, Beijing. This court case is due to the likeliness of several characters from DOTA…

Dota 2 – Four major tournaments to happen annually starting this fall

Valve, developer of Dota 2, recently announced the Dota Major Championships, an annual series of four tournaments that will include the The International event. The other three tournaments will be Valve-sponsored events hosted by third-party organizers at “different locations around…

Dota 2 – Vote and help The Goat to cross realms as a helpful courier

[Vote The Goat] Goat Simulator is one of the top games in recent years, which was initially an internal joke at developer Coffee Stain Studios. Since then, Goat Simulator has sold around three million copies on various platforms, including Steam.…

Dota 2 – Rare ‘legacy’ courier sold for USD 38,000 in Reddit auction

[Source] A rare and “out of print” courier was recently sold for USD 38,000 in an online auction held on Reddit. The ethereal flame pink War Dog courier was discontinued early on as the color was associated with a bug.…

Nexon – G-Star 2013 lineup announced with no Mabinogi 2

Revealed back at G-Star 2012, Mabinogi 2 will apparently be missing from the lineup at this year’s event, judging from the poster Nexon just made public. The only true MMORPG will be Project NT, whose developer Thingsoft was bought over…