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Dota 2 makes waves with $10 million International prize pool

Thanks to Valve's crowdfunding initiatives, the Dota 2 world championship, otherwise known as The International, now has a prize pool totaling more than $10 million. Which is like ... *counts out fingers* ... a lot. It's enough to eclipse last year's $2.9 million prize pool several times over, and...

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Fans watched 2.4 billion hours of eSports in 2013

Got some spare time on your hands? Apparently so, according to a recently-unveiled report from IHS Technology, which claims that people tuned into eSports-themed video programming for a total of 2.4 billion hours in 2013. Just in case that slipped by, that's billion. With a B. Which is roughly...

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Dota 2 International prize pool exceeds last year's $2.8 million

Proving that crowdfunding isn't just for the little guys, Valve has gathered enough money from fans to eclipse the 2013 prize pool for their world championship Dota 2 tournament, The International. To rake in such a large amount of dough(-ta 2), Valve is selling the Compendium, which allows owners...

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Dota 2 International 2014 tickets sold out in less than an hour

Tickets for Valve's Dota 2 International 2014 Championship have sold out. Quickly. The event's roughly 10,000 tickets sold within an hour, according to what Valve's Doug Lombardi told Rod "Slasher" Breslau. Is it safe to say this game might be just a little popular? Those hoping to make a trip...

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Valve's Dota 2 documentary, 'Free To Play,' tallies over 5.5 million views

Though less than a week has passed since its debut, Valve's Free To Play has already proven a massive hit by attracting over 5.5 million viewers during its opening weekend. The film, which was produced internally at Valve Software, follows three professional Dota 2 players from around the...

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PSA: Dota 2 documentary 'Free to Play' is free to watch right here

Free to Play follows the exploits of Dendi, HYHY, and Fear, three Dota 2 players from different points of the globe, brought together by a championship and a $1 million grand prize. Valve's 75-minute long documentary chronicles their journey to the tournament and how much they're prepared to give...

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Valve's Dota 2 documentary, Free to Play, launches online March 19

Free to Play, Valve's feature-length documentary following three top players competing for $1 million in the first Dota 2 championships, premieres online on March 19, directly on Steam. It's categorized as a "free to play" item, but a Free to Play Competitor's Pack for Dota 2 launches on the...

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Valve wants Dota 2 playable on Steam Controller

Valve Software readily admits its unconventional Steam Controller isn't likely to replace the keyboard and mouse PC gamers are familiar with, but the company still aims for a future in which the new controller can be used with such complex games as strategy hit Dota 2. "[Dota 2] is a really...

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Steam kicks off holiday sale with BioShock, Batman, more

It's that time of year again, boys and girls. No, not time to express your love for the people who raised you, but instead, it's time for Steam's holiday sale. This year's sale runs from December 19 to January 3 and as in previous iterations, it offers a wide swath of discounts. First, there are...

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Dota 2 drops sign-ups, now available to all

Valve finally made Dota 2 available to all, meaning the MOBA's rigmarole of keys, invites, and sign-ups is a thing of the past. Sure, getting past Valve's digital gates hasn't exactly been a case of finding Willy Wonka's golden tickets, but at least this way no-one has to stuff their arteries with...

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