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Dota 2 is Now Being Learned in Schools Around China

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Valve’s highly successful Massive Online Battle Arena Dota 2 has been such a success that millions of people around the world play it every day. Although the game is mostly played casually and for fun, some gamers have made it a living, playing it competitively and making a lot of money doing so. Many, if not most, of these players live in China, a country that has been at the forefront of competitive gaming for years and is now teaching eSports in its schools. The relationship Chinese people have with Dota has blossomed to the point where Dota 2 has...

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Valve Details Nemesis Assassin Dota 2 Event

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Valve upset a lot of Dota 2 players when it cancelled 2014’s Diretide event. Perhaps to make it up to us, it has created a new event, one unlike anything it has done before. Called Nemesis Assassin, it revolves around just one hero, although other heroes also play a big part. Phantom Assassin (PA) is the main protagonist of this event. For those unfamiliar with her, she is a melee agility Hero fitting the role of hard carry and best-known for her ability to inflict staggering damage with single strikes. As the plot goes, Oracle -- the latest hero to...

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Mobile eSports Are Becoming More Popular, Thanks to Women

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The eSports industry is growing at a steady pace, with bigger and more competitive games joining the scene every year. Popular titles like Starcraft 2, Dota, League of Legends, and Call of Duty regularly have huge tournaments with a lot of money on the line, but one often overlooked segment is mobile eSports. Sure FPS, RTS, and MOBA games will continue to dominate the scene for years to come, but mobile eSports are also seeing a huge increase in popularity. Skillz, the leading company in mobile eSports, has revealed that more than $2 million in prize money were awarded to...

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