Dota 2 Team NewBee Recognized by Guinness Book of World Records

Dota 2 Team NewBee Recognized by Guinness Book of World Records

The champion of the Dota 2 International, the Chinese eSports club NewBee, will be recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records for their collected prize winnings of 5,028,308 Million dollars. The team took home the prize after beating rivals Vici Gaming in Seattle, Washington at the International. This will be the record for most prize winnings achieved from video games. Valve had donated 1.6 million towards the tournament, with […]

The International was watched by over 20 million people

The International was watched by over 20 million people

Yes that’s right, you didn’t read anything wrong there. The International 4, the fourth annual DOTA 2 tournament hosted by Valve, was watched by over 20 million people over the weekend it was hosted, doubling last years figure according to the company. Valve have stated that this year’s championship has also doubled it’s rate of concurrent viewers, which hit over 2 million at the tournament’s most largest peak. As always, […]

ESPN Delighted with Results of Dota 2 Coverage

ESPN Delighted with Results of Dota 2 Coverage

Recently ESPN provided some coverage for The International 4, Valve’s 10 million dollar Dota 2 tournament. The competition was shown on ESPN 3 whilst ESPN2 featured a one-off show about the tournament. This marked one of the first times the mainstream media has featured an eSports event on their network. This marks a big step for the industry, as eSports being shown on an ESPN channel is a sure sign […]

Dota 2 Finals 2014 – The International

Dota 2 Finals 2014 – The International

**SPOILERS** If you aren’t up-to-date with The International please click away now. Yesterday marked the final day of competition for the 2014 Dota 2 “The International” finals where the best Dota 2 teams from around the world have been battling it out for the largest esports prize pool to date, standing at a whopping $10,931,105. In fact the prize pool is larger than the purse for the 2014 US Tennis Open, […]

Newbee Crowned Winners of The International

Newbee Crowned Winners of The International

The fourth iteration of  The International, the world’s premier Dota2 tournament hosted by the game’s creator Valve, has reached its conclusion. The 16 teams involved were fighting for a portion of the stupendously large 10 million dollar prize pool, the largest prize pool in eSports history. The winners this year were team Newbee, a recently formed Chinese team with plenty of star quality in their line-up. Newbee won the Grand […]

The International to air on ESPN

The International to air on ESPN

In stunning news it was announced today that Valve’s 10 million dollar Dota 2 tournament ‘The International’ will be airing on ESPN3. In addition to this, a preview of the finals will be shown on ESPN2 and  both channels are available to watch online. The viewing experience will also be available via any ESPN apps on platforms such as the Xbox One and Apple TV. The International main event kicks […]

Counter-Strike to get its own International

Counter-Strike to get its own International

The International is the world’s premier Dota 2 tournament, hosted and run by the game’s creator Valve. The competition, which is ongoing this week, has broken records with it’s enormous prize pool. The prize pool totals over 10 million dollars, most of which has been crowdfunded from the Dota 2 player base using Valve’s compendium system where players can attempt to predict various statistics of the tournament with a chance […]

Team Fortress 2: New Maps and Game Mode

Team Fortress 2: New Maps and Game Mode

A part of Valve’s long running team based shooter Team Fortress 2′s ‘Love and War’ update is now possible to be experienced before release.  Some beta maps and a new game mode are available to play for all owners of the game, which is potentially everyone since the game is free to play. All you have to do is select ‘Beta Maps’ from the Multiplayer list in game and you […]

Steam Controller at GamesCon?

Steam Controller at GamesCon?

Listed under Valve’s company showcases at Gamescon’s website are PC platforms and components which include only controllers. As simple as that is, we don’t necessarily know if the Steam controller is going to show up at the event. Back in 2012, Gamescon did the same kind of deal with Half-Life 3, according to Gamespot. A document had listed Half-Life 3 to be coming to Gamescon, but to everyone’s surprise, Valve […]

Valve and the number 3

Valve and the number 3

Known for making some of the most successful games in the business such as Counter-Strike, Dota 2, Day of Defeat, Half-Life, Left 4 Dead, Portal and Team Fortress. Valve in recent years has become something of a gaming joke, “Valve can’t count to 3″ comes from the lack of titles to have a third installment in their respective series. The thing that makes the joke bizarre is that the world […]