If you haven't already thrown your name in the ring for the Dota 2
beta test, you might want to do so in the next couple ... seconds. Valve
has announced that a new wave of beta invites would be sent out this week to select participants who have filled out this Steam survey
Don't forget: If you get picked to test the game, you'll get two extra downloads of the beta to distribute to your friends. As it stands, your best bet isn't to apply for the beta yourself, but just, you know, be really popular.