Some of the top eSports ogranizations have banded together under a common cause: Creating better tournaments for teams and sponsors. In an email sent out to top competition organizers, the newly created Team Union have listed their demands for 2016, and they're pretty steep.
Whoever came up with the idea to add a Compendium to Dota 2 deserves a pat on the back, and a punch in the face. Yes, the digital book is a neat way to enhance the overall game experience, but it also has this annoying habit of eating up money, all in exchange for cosmetic goodies, and of course, Valve would never say no to making more money. They’ve now released the Fall Season 2015 Compendium, and it's looking to steal yours!
With the Reborn update hitting Dota 2 a few weeks ago, you’d expect the playerbase for Valve’s MOBA to surge higher than ever. An update to bring Source 2 to the game, along with a whole new UI and a bunch of other cool tricks… who wouldn’t want to play that? A lot less people it seems, because the number of people diving into Dota 2 has dropped by a whopping 16%.
We’ve known for a good few months now that Valve want to supplement The International, the annual Dota 2 eSports spectacle, with three smaller tournaments known as The Majors. Just last month, more details surfaced on the first of these three events, but beyond dates for qualifiers, and the fact that the tournament would take place in Europe in November, not much was known. That’s no longer the case, finally, as Valve have now announced ‘The Frankfurt Major’.
The Reborn beta has been around for a good few months now, giving Valve ample time to tinker around and tune up the future Dota 2 engine. Have you been holding out on trying it out? You won’t have a choice for much longer it seems, because it looks like Reborn will be officially launching this week.