6.82 revealed!

After teasing the community with a pictoral 6.82 teaser image, Valve has now released the answers to satiate our burning desires for more. The Rekindling Soul update includes Shadow Fiend's fiery model update, a fight recap tool, and the 6.82 patch which may literally change everything.

Ten 6.82 changes you NEED to know

Once again, as the seasons change, so does Dota 2 as a radically transformative patch sweeps everything you thought you knew about the game aside. Hero changes, map changes, mechanic changes, and even spectator experience changes--nothing is sacred this time around. These changes have been grouped up into general categories so we could cover as...

ESL ONE NY: C9 and Secret join the party

BigDaddy and Co cruise past Na`Vi in an eventful 2-0 victory, joining Cloud9, VG, EG and Navi.US in New York. Still to go is the Lower Brackets from Europe and the US, which will give us 3 more teams.

DK forfeit place at $300,000 I-League

With the LAN stage of i-League barely two days removed from reality, Team DK decided to forfeit their spot due to inner 'conflicts'. While it's perfectly reasonable that they want more practise before entering the pit, they had to disappoint the fans that voted for them. To replace Team DK, three other Chinese squads clashed against each other for...

VG f(l)y into Starladder X LAN Finals

Vici Gaming defeated Chinese rivals Newbee in tonight’s Starladder qualifier; securing the first of two LAN spots available for the region. VG came out of the clash dominant; taking both their wins in under 30 minutes. The squad will now have a chance to test their skill on the international stage this October.

GIGABYTE Betting King: Expert Tips

With only seven days left of the GIGABYTE Betting King, the competition is heating up. HoTeP and Jimmy89 still lead the pack but with the D2CL and the ESL One New York on tonight, one slip up could cost them their prize, a GIGABYTE Z97X-GAMING 5. We spoke to Jimmy89 on what makes a good bet and why you should avoid '3-option' games.

Sign up for GIGABYTE Challenge #8

For the eighth month in a row, GIGABYTE and joinDOTA present to you another edition of the GIGABYTE Challenge. Eight invited semi-pro teams as well as anyone who signs up for the qualifier has the chance to fight for the 2,000 EUR prizepool. The registration is now open for all Dota 2 players until the cup kicks off on Friday.

ESL One NY: C9 vs Alliance Preview

In just a few hours the upper bracket of the ESL One NY Qualifiers will continue as Cloud9 take on Alliance. Cloud9 come into the match off the back of a 1st place at GAME24 whilst Alliance are still without Akke. Can they secure a ticket without him?