Destroy the enemy’s Ancient with the help of a Year Beast! Increase your pool of Ability Points and make ready. Beginning tomorrow, the Year Beast Brawl will be available during a 10 minute window a few random times each day. You’ll have an hour of warning ahead of time so you can gather your friends.
In the Brawl, players use their Ability Points to strengthen or command a Year Beast that will spawn for each team every five minutes. Remember to spend all your Ability Points–they are restored after every Brawl.
Win a Brawl, and you’ll earn item sets and other New Bloom prizes. Lose, and you’ll receive a handful of Ability Points to use in the next Brawl. The Year Beast Brawl event ends on March 2nd.
Winter Wyvern is coming to blanket the battlefield with her icy shadow, while Crystal Maiden prepares to show off her new Arcana, the Frost Avalanche, now available for preorder. Learn more about the New Bloom map, reworked item drop system, Item Recycling, and more in Part 3 of our New Bloom Festival update.
As the Year Beast stalks toward the battlefield, trouble stirs in the frigid wastes. Stop by Part 2 of the New Bloom Festival update and get to know Crystal Maiden’s icy new neighbor.
The New Bloom Festival is almost here, and with it the dreaded Year Beast. But there’s so much more in store. In case you missed the teaser when it aired before the Dota 2 Asia Championship Grand Finals, head to the update page to check it out, and then make ready for the battles to come.
Speaking of DAC, if you missed even a minute of the tournament, be sure to go back and watch all the games on Dota TV. There were really some terrific matches played, featuring plenty of stunning upsets and nail-biting comebacks. Congrats to everyone who played!
We wanted to share some information about The International so that you’re able to start making room in your schedules. This year the Main Event in Seattle will include 16 teams and will run for 6 full days, from Monday August 3rd through Saturday August 8th. Ticket availability will be announced on this blog prior to going on sale. Team invitations will occur shortly after May 1st.