Author Archives: Dota Team

The Age of Sign-Ups has Ended

For the past several months, access to Dota 2 has been granted through a queue system that gated entry into the community. We’ve used this system to gradually increase the size of our playerbase, as we ramped up our infrastructure … Continue reading


Events beyond our control caused last year’s wintry celebration to be cancelled, but this year we’re not letting anything stop us. Check in on our official Frostivus page as the Wreath-Night proceedings get underway…

Not My Best Work!

Whenever we make a significant mistake, we spend a bunch of time looking at what happened, why it happened, and how we can fix it. Most of the time we do this privately, but in our recent mistake around Diretide, … Continue reading

A Cut Above the Rest

For some teams, you can see the determination and seriousness in their faces. For LGD, they wear their dedication in their style with new haircuts – the Dota 2 Logo cut into the side of their heads.

That dedication and determination comes from losing their invite this year and having to qualify and reprove themselves to The International, the Dota 2 community, and themselves. Continue reading

The International Compendium Evolves

When we first announced the Interactive Compendium, we hoped it would be something that Dota players would be interested in. Shortly afterwards, we were forced to admit we underestimated the community’s response to it. Upon reflection, we decided that the … Continue reading