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PLAY DOTA

The «Play Dota» button is always available, no matter where you are in the new interface. Click «Play Dota» to choose your game mode or lobby, begin your search, and then go right back to what you were doing.

PUBLIC LOBBY GAMES

Lobby leaders can now list their lobbies publicly, allowing everyone in the world to see and join them. Players can search by lobby name or game mode, and also see which of those games are on their local network or have friends in them.

Blizzard Dota preview

Americans. They’re just like us, you know. Sure, they all take guns to work and drive limousines to the corner shop, but we should cherish our cross-Atlantic cousins. I had first-hand experience of their usefulness during my first game of Blizzard’s take on the DOTA template – called, imaginatively, Blizzard DOTA.

I took to the multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) – the clumsy name for games of League of Legends and Heroes of Newerth’s ilk – grouped together with PC Gamer US’s Josh Augustine and Lucas Sullivan. Josh chose to play tank, absorbing blows as Warcraft 3’s beardy Muradin Bronzebeard.

Lucas played as Uther Lightbringer, his skills honed for healing his allies and managing and murdering the steady streams of AI munchkins streaming stupidly across the map. Uther’s classified as a ‘support’ hero – the other three designations being the attackfocused ‘DPS’, the aforementioned tank, and a novel addition to the DOTA edifice called ‘siege’.

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Siege characters – including, fittingly, a Terran Siege Tank from StarCraft II – are best used as tower-killers. The static defences are different prospects in Blizzard’s take on DOTA to their MOBA peers, as Blizzard’s Johnny Ebbett explains. “We’ve made towers much softer targets. We gave them ammunition that slowly regenerates over time. You can take a tower down within a couple of minutes.”

The genre’s traditionally been home to gaming’s least patient community: Blizzard DOTA hopes to change that. “We feel there are certain mechanics that are really inflaming people.” Chief among these is the reliance on ‘last hits’ for players to earn the best rewards. “It creates all this degenerate play where everyone’s holding back their best abilities because they want the kill.” Blizzard DOTA does away with individual statistics, giving players points instead for whaling away on an enemy with a friend as ‘takedowns’.

But this egalitarian approach only stretches so far. Back on the BlizzCon show floor, I’m using my transatlantic friends to cover my retreat. I’m playing as StarCraft II’s Nova. I’ve built on her potent attack power, buying damage upgrades from the in-game shop, and I stand at the edge of the battle sniping. The kill notifiers pop up: “Nova has killed Thrall, Nova has killed Arthas.” We encroach on their base together, PC Gamers US and UK leading the charge, and our enemies mount a lastditch defence. I activate Nova’s fourth and best power, calling in an orbital strike and razing a circular area. Four heroes collapse under the onslaught, and we’ve won the day. For the first time in a DOTA game, I love my team – and I’ve only just met them.

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Сегодня мы представляем вам не обычный обзор игр выходного дня, который вы наблюдали на протяжении нескольких предыдущих месяцев, а сильно измененное превью матчей с турниров PD 2 League, jd Masters Asia, The Premier League 2 и The Defense #2. Надеемся, что вам понравится такой формат.

Prodota2 League

К концу подходит групповая стадия на Многие участники плей-офф уже стали известны, но интрига еще осталась.

В субботу в 18:00 МСК мы с вами можем наблюдать игру двух великолепных азиатских команд и Тем же днем в 19:00 МСК пройдет матч  Zenith – iG, а в 20:00 МСК в бой вступят европейцы из и Завершится игровой день в матчем Darer –  M5, который начнется в 22:00 МСК.

В воскресенье день опять начнется с азиатской доты: 17:00 МСК попробуют обыграть а через час те же австралийцы сразятся с ом и компанией. В 19:00 состоится матч  Infused –  Na’Vi.

— В европейской группе занимают 3 место, имея 8 побед в 12 играх. же, имеют столько же очков, но уже после 13 сыгранных матчей.

— После замены на PD2 League iG выиграли 4 встречи подряд.

— Zenith уже гарантировали себе участие в плей-офф и подвинуть их с первой строчки могут только ребята из

JoinDOTA Masters IX

В эти выходные пройдет joinDOTA Masters IX. На сей раз коллективы из Азии будут бороться за стандартный приз в размере 500 €. Все игры будет стримить

В субботу пройдут игры первого раунда:

13:30 Orange — TongFu

15:00 MUFC — DK

16:30 EHOME — Duskbin

18:00 Zenith — aL

А в воскресенье состоятся полуфинальные и финальные матчи.

— За последние 3 месяца проиграли только 3 матча и все 3 раза командам из Малайзии и

— За свою непродолжительную карьеру  TongFu Dota 2 встречались только с двумя топовыми коллективами из Азии: и На Gigabyte Dota Masters первых они обыграли со счетом 2-0, а вторым уступили 2-1.

The Defense #2

В эти выходные начнет свой старт один из крупнейших турниров The Defense #2. С группами можно ознакомиться в этой новости. В субботу мы увидим следующие матчи: aL –  Hydra 21:30 МСК, Infused –  zNation 22:30 МСК и  mTw –  Fnatic также в 22:30.

— Вы можете смотреть за играми на в стримах или прямо из клиента что позволит вам менять камеру по желанию и наблюдать все матчи в качестве. Это удовольствие стоит 3.99 € (продается в ).

— На прошлом The Defense mTw выиграли все 5 матчей в первом групповом этапе, но проиграли все 5 игр во второй стадии турнира.

The Premier League 2

На заканчивается 9 неделя игр. 23 июня в 19:00 начнется матч между и а ровно через сутки пройдет игра mTw – mouz.

— Благодаря победе на DHS 2012 Summer mTw удалось опередить в рейтинге такие команды, как Zenith, EG, mouz и и занять второе место.

— Последние три встречи mouz – mTw закончились не в пользу немцев.

— На TPL 2 coL имеют 5 побед в 7 играх, а всего 4 раза выиграли своих соперников, но уже в 9 матчах.

IMPROVED CHAT

The new chat interface is built with the goal of making it easier for players to form communities, and to help them get to know other players as they participate in more conversations.

CHAT WITH FRIENDS

Use the Whisper feature to quickly chat with any of your friends on Steam and you’ll see their reply in the new chat panel whether they’re running Dota or not.

MULTIPLE CONVERSATIONS

The maximum number of people who can join a single chatroom has been increased to 5,000 to facilitate larger communities.

YOUR PARTY

Dota is best enjoyed with friends. Several new tools have been built to make it easier for you to gather your friends for a match, and make the experience of communicating with them seamless.

INVITE YOUR FRIENDS

The Friends menu now allows you to more easily find out who’s available or looking for a party, and send them an invite with a single click.

PARTY VOICE CHAT

You can now use party voice chat in the dashboard and continue the conversation seamlessly while the game is loading.

PARTY MANAGEMENT

Does a friend have someone with them already? You can now directly merge two parties into one, or request to join someone else’s party instead. You’re also able to reassign party leaders at any time.

PARTY BEACON

Explore your friends’ playstyles, keep track of their accomplishments and comment on their progress.

MINIPROFILES

Mouse over a player’s avatar in the new interface and you’ll see their customizable miniprofile, where players can choose to show off their favorite hero’s stats, most treasured items, or trophies. The profile also includes their Badge, which summarizes experiences and accomplishments into a single icon.

ACTIVITY FEED

The activity feed lets you quickly see and comment on your friends’ accomplishments, giving you a place to celebrate a game-winning Black Hole and then quickly jump in the replay to see it for yourself.

HERO MMR

Delve deeper into a friend’s performance by exploring their Hero MMR, a measurement of performance with an individual hero relative to their overall MMR.

PLAYSTYLE GRAPH

Your Dota playstyle is represented across 5 different axes, which can be used to compare yourself with your friends.

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