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Dota 2: The International 2017 Returns KeyArena

By: Hàn Thiên Hải posted at Mar 30, 2017 10:46 pm

Valve has announced plans for The International 2017. This year, The International Dota 2 Championship returns to Seattle’s KeyArena from Monday, August 7th through Saturday, August 12th, once again gathering the world’s top Dota teams together to vie for the Aegis of Champions.

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The International Qualifiers will be held after completion of The Kiev Major. Aspiring challengers will battle through the Open Qualifiers June 22nd – 25th, and the Regional Qualifiers will then follow on June 26th – 29th to determine the final contenders.

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Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, April 4th at 10:00 AM and 10:00 PM PDT, with two ticket types available. The Midweek ticket—available for $100 will grant attendance to the first four days of the event, August 7th – 10Continue Reading
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Dota 2 7.04 Gameplay Update

By: Hàn Thiên Hải posted at Mar 23, 2017 12:10 pm

Valve has released new Dota patch 7.04 featuring items and heroes balance changes.


* Hurricane Pike recipe increased from 250 to 500
* Silver Edge recipe increased from 300 to 500
* Ghost Scepter cooldown reduced from 25 to 20
* Sange and Yasha proc chance increased from 35% to 40%
* Heaven's Halberd cooldown reduced from 22 to 18
* Slippers of Agility are no longer available in the Side Shop


* Centaur: Stampede Scepter damage reduction reduced from 50% to 40%
* Monkey King: Primal Spring slow rescaled from 40/50/60/70% to 30/45/60/75%
* Monkey King: Spring winding up sound effect can be heard by nearby enemies
* Magnus: Base attack time increased from 1.7 to 1.8
* Magnus: Reverse Polarity cooldown increased from 120/110/100 to 120
* Abaddon: Strength gain reduced from 2.7 to 2.5
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Dota 2: The Bladeform Legacy Update Adds Juggernaut’s Arcana

By: Hàn Thiên Hải posted at Mar 17, 2017 12:01 am
Valve has been released new Dota 2 patch the Bladeform Legacy Update featuring Juggernaut’s Arcana. In patch news, this release includes a new Captains Mode interface, a redesigned model for Jakiro, the 7.03 gameplay update, and various improvements to game performance.


Yurnero’s mask has been cleaved in two, awakening the ancient souls that once laid dormant inside it. These spirits have become one with Yurnero, giving him both the wisdom and fury of his ancestors. This symbiotic relationship has transformed the Juggernaut into something new and terrifying... a celestial force of nature.


- All-new animations for: Loadout, Alternate Run, Teleport, Victory
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5 DotA 2 Heroes That Need to be Nerfed

By: DanielCsaki posted at Jul 09, 2016 12:14 am

DotA 2 is always striving for balance, as much as it can be achieved. That sometimes works, and sometimes it doesn't. Let's talk about five heroes that may just be too strong and the cases where balancing kind of failed.

As number 5, we see the return of Axe. His Counter Helix now deals damage pure damage instead of physical, the damage was reduced a bit but this is huge for Axe. This means that armor and block mechanics won't work against it, making carries buy BKB just not to kill themselves while attacking Axe. Blade Mail also got an update and now it returns damage before any kind of reduction is applied.

Lifestealer is number 4, and his buff is small, but the impact it makes is quite large. His&nb

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How to solve lag and high ping in online games

By: rebbecaswan posted at Dec 08, 2015 4:15 am

I was having the problem of lag and high ping when I play online games like Dota 2 and CS:GO. These 2 games are my favorite one and I have spent many hours in them. The only problem which haunt me for so many time was this lag and high ping. CS:GO lag have troubled me most. Most of the time I get these strange spikes which makes my ping shoot from 70 to 1000ms for like 4 to 5 seconds. I get killed many times just because of this spike and it left me with extreme rage. If you too have experienced it then you would know what I am talking about.

I searched the internet and researched a lot  and find out some solutions to this problem. First of all you have to make some basic checks in order to make your game play better. Just follow these steps every time you play online.

  • If you have anything on download at that time make it stop, not pause but stop because these background downloads use bandwidth and it will make your game lag.
  • If you are playing on a wireless connection, turn t
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DotA 2 - 2015 Compendium Updates, New Set of Immortals II

By: KradisZ posted at May 29, 2015 5:01 am

Hey guys so since the last compendium update to this one, there have a been quite a number of additions to the International Compendium 2015.

Previously I mentioned challenges, but challenges now have included a 4th section - Hero Challenges.

Do certain things with heroes in games in alloted time frames or alloted conditions with certain item effects. Pretty simple, but pretty hard when you roll a hero you don't play often. But don't worry you can discard it and re-roll a different hero with different conditions. All challenges award the same amount of Compendium Coin so the easier the better, sometimes you get hard things like Kill Roshan under 12 minutes vs. Kill Roshan under 20 minutes(EZ), or harder things like Destroy enemy Barracks before game timer reaches 30:00(REALLY HARD unles

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Nanbo said:Can you just invte your friends and hold a private match and farm each other to victory? \"Hey don\'t attack, we will take your barracks down under 30 min, then you can take ours\" sort of deal? That ...

DotA 2 - Massive v6.84 Update & Compendium 2015 Highlights

By: KradisZ posted at May 02, 2015 2:13 am

Hey guys, so recently DotA 2 had a massive game change... well not really game change... okay when you put everything together it is a massive game changer.

Update 6.84 brings a plethora of new things to the table and changing up the entire gameplay with new items, new abilities, adjusted abilities, new mechanics, new aesthetics and of course... new meta.

Coupled with the Compendium DotA 2 has had a lot of content injected into it over the past few weeks. Compendium is for The Internationals 2015 this time around and offers even more than before. Yes it's aesthetics; those clamoring saying it's stupid well, go tell off the other 2 million players+ willing to pay for it(myself included even though I'm preoccupied with other projects). The Prize pool itself is already at a stagger

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DotA 2 - Mortred's Arcana & Oracle Foreseer's Contract, Effigy Carving

By: KradisZ posted at Nov 21, 2014 6:13 am

Hey everyone,

For those of you familiar with DotA2 you've already foreseen this update. For those who aren't quite in tuned, here's what's up!

While the Oracle the new support Hero is out for DotA 2, this article will focus mainly upon Phantom Assassin's Arcana and the Foreseer's Contract Event.

Mortred, or the Phantom Assassin got her Arcana today, The Manifold Paradox. LOOKS PRETTY SLICK. Except her legs look a bit like twizzlers and there's a bit of too much glow here n there but whatever I still blew my $30 on it just to bring this to you and because I wanted it :D.

Arcana in the DotA2 universe is widely recognized as Legendary Skins for those of you familiar with a different MOBA game. Arcana completely revamps the char's effects and visual skillsets in every way. All

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DotA2 - The Internationals 4 - Secret Shop Items and Event Journey

By: KradisZ posted at Aug 04, 2014 2:38 am

Hey everyone so I got back from The Internationals 4 (TI4) about 2 weeks ago and been meaning to share this experience. I haven't even finished unpacking yet due to how much stuff I bought and been figuring out how to place this story to you.

We all know Newbee took the game home from Vici Gaming for those who tuned in but I gotta say the whole event was pretty intense from beginning to start all the way to the end with the things happening around.

The 4 days I was there was packed with stuff to do and check out in the vicinity at Seattle's key arena. There was also A Bite of Seattle happening right next to the arena which was a food festival that was held that weekend so not only was there The Internationals happening at the arena but massive food stands and trucks everywhe

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DotA 2 - The Newest Compendium of Activites and Rewards, Holy moley

By: KradisZ posted at May 10, 2014 7:31 am

Hey everyone, hope all is going well.

Today I want to share about DotA 2's newest Compendium for The Internationals championship tournament.

Because of the amount of stuff there is in this Compendium I felt compelled to write something and share it with you even if you are or aren't a DotA 2 player.

This compendium this time around is filled with even more things than the last. The amount of rewards you receive just for obtaining one($9.99) is insane. If you like in-game cosmetics there are plenty to be acquired with this one.

I'll actually be going to The Internationals myself this time around and completely geek out at the tournaments in Seattle.

Why I think this compendium is worth the $9.99 is the plethora of things you get out of it if you're a frequent DotA 2 player. As in you

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