You may have missed out on the Overwatch beta but this could be the best thing. Introducing... Slayer of the Ancients, a custom game currently in the Workshop which turns Dota 2 into a third person shooter! If you've played Quake Live or any of the other Quake titles, some of the sound effects and design elements may sound familiar. Currently in development, this might make for a bit of fun at a LAN party over the Christmas...
Finding a stand-in for a LAN is not that uncommon, but for Complexity they have definitely cut it close. The team are scheduled to begin their journey at GameShow GEC Finals tomorrow, but ran into last minute problems with their roster despite having six players. They will however, still attend the LAN finals, but with one of their new additions missing. The grand debut of their new roster on LAN has been put on ice.
So you're wanting to play DotA but not vanilla DotA? Then look no further. This week we take a look at 3 of the best Tower Defense custom games created by the Dota 2 community. GreenTD Reborn, Spin TD and Gem TD get a close look to see what makes them good, what makes them bad, and whether or not you'll be interested. We don't expect you to agree with each other, but we hope to crown the one TD to rule them all.
Earlier today the Twittersphere was bursting with flames following an alleged 'physical confrontation' between Alliance player Jonathan 'Loda' Berg and renowned eSports journalist Richard Lewis in the CS:Go backstage area. Dreamhack decided to comment on the incident which ended up involving Swedish police, by stating that 'Violence and any forms of harassment have no place in the gaming community, and at DreamHack events.'
It was a quick three wins for OG, taking Team Empire in utterly convincing fashion in a generously named best-of-five series. The win marks their second competition victory since forming back in late August. Earlier this month, they secured the title of the Frankfurt Major; something that has been described as a monumental victory in Dota 2. Next stop, The Defense Season V LAN Finals.
The departure of Theeban '1437 / I love you forever' Siva to Digital Chaos marks the end of Cloud9 latest Dota 2 division, which lasted 87 days. The new squad which was a mixture of NA experience and youthful exuberance had a successful three months together, but it appears Cloud9 and DC accepted a transfer fee for Theeban '1437 / I love you forever' Siva before Cloud9 decided to disband the team the following day.
Few would have expected it but Theeban '1437 / I love you forever' Siva has officially left Cloud9 behind to move to NA rivals Digital Chaos. 1437 was the founder of the new Cloud9 roster just three months ago, and did not give a solid reason for the decision aside from saying 'sometimes things need to change'. This leaves Cloud9 with two spots on their roster during the 2-week transfer window before the new roster lock.
The Winter Dota-Lan in Germany is set to be a great start for the new year. The summer event ended up being completely sold out, and with just under a month to go, time is ticking for those that wish to enter the Nordhessenhalle in Volkmarsen. The Lan is open to everyone, so if you're near Germany why not have a fun sleigh ride with some mates into some awesome DotA-action.