Dota 2

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Dota 2’s Championship will be now be held in Romania this October

Valve’s plans to hold Dota 2’s ‘The International’ tournament in Stockholm were scuppered last month after the Swedish Sports Federation refused to classify e-sports competitors as ‘elite athletes’. The classification was required to get around the visa restrictions in place during the Covid-19 pandemic. Valve have now moved on and announced that the finals of their competition will now be held in Bucharest, Romania. Read more

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Fnatic publishes esports safeguarding policies: ‘So far there has been limited progress made when it comes to protecting the rights of young people and vulnerable adults in our industry’

Fnatic, the London-based esports organisation, has today unveiled what it claims is the first ever set of safeguarding policies designed specifically for pro gaming. The publication of the organisation’s Global Safeguarding Policies ‘highlights Fnatic’s commitment to spearheading the conversation and development of safeguarding in pro gaming to build a safer system that protects current and future gamers’. The safeguarding policies were developed in partnership with leading experts, including safeguarding training consultancy Safeguarding Today, key advisers to the government on online harms and safeguarding, and safeguarding leads at professional sports teams, including various Premier League clubs. Continue reading Fnatic publishes esports…

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As Valve suffers setbacks with Sweden, could the Dota 2 International head to the UK in the future? We ask talent, fans and members of the UK esports community for their thoughts

This week, Valve announced that Dota 2’s biggest annual esports event – The International (TI) – may not take place in Stockholm, Sweden, as planned, due to complications with the Swedish government and sports bodies making it difficult for esports talent to secure visas. Valve is now ‘looking for possible alternatives elsewhere in Europe’ to host TI10 this year, in case the Swedish government is unable to accommodate it. So, Esports News UK asks, what about the UK? Continue reading As Valve suffers setbacks with Sweden, could the Dota 2 International head to the UK in the future? We ask…

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Dota 2’s championships won’t be held in Sweden because esports aren’t ‘elite’ enough

Valve’s plans to hold the finals of their Dota 2 championship The International in Stockholm seem dead after the Swedish Sports Federation voted against esports being accepted as an ‘elite sport’. The classification was vital to secure the same travel exemptions that other sports have during the Covid-19 pandemic. An appeal to the Swedish government was denied, which seems to shut the door on the event’s initial location. Valve have committed to holding the event somewhere “in Europe this year”. Read more

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NSE Spring 2021 Finals Roundup: Warwick crowned NSE’s UK Esports University of the Year for third year in a row

Last weekend saw the grand finals for the Spring Season of UK university league NSE (National Student Esports) play out, as top university sides from across the country went head-to-head, Jake Nordland reports. NSE’s 2020/21 season saw more than 1,700 teams from 100 universities across the UK – the highest participation in NSE’s history. £6,800 in prize money was claimed during the spring season as the UK’s best battled it out live on NSE’s Twitch channel. Continue reading NSE Spring 2021 Finals Roundup: Warwick crowned NSE’s UK Esports University of the Year for third year in a row

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NUEL Spring 2021 grand finals roundup: Which UK university teams won?

The grand finals for the spring season of UK university league NUEL concluded between March 28th and April 2nd, after 15 weeks of competition. As the culmination of a season with a £25,000 prize pool, the action took place on NUEL’s Twitch stream and was co-hosted by almost 30 student content creators from the university esports community. Jake Nordland rounds up the winners across eight different titles, as 69 students of NUEL’s 6,500 student participants faced off in the grand finals. Continue reading NUEL Spring 2021 grand finals roundup: Which UK university teams won?

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UK org Into The Breach sign DreamLeague Dota Pro Circuit team featuring UK players

Dota 2 may be one of the most well-known esports games out there, but it’s had a distinct lack of UK talent over the years. So UK Dota 2 fans may find this news positive in particular – UK esporgs org Into The Breach have signed a roster in the DreamLeague Dota Pro Circuit (DPC) featuring two UK players: Azdantick and Tanner. The team was known as Creepwave and will now be playing in the Season 15 DPC EU Lower Division under the Into The Breach banner. Continue reading UK org Into The Breach sign DreamLeague Dota Pro Circuit team…

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Dota 2’s next big update will make it so new players don’t get scared off

By Dom Peppiatt, Thursday, 25 March 2021 12:10 GMT If you’ve ever struggled to get into the famously dense and complicated Dota 2, you’ll be pleased to know that Valve‘s next big update for the game is designed for you.The introduction to the awkwardly complex game is going to be entirely rethought in a new update that hits the game later today. In a pretty huge, in-depth post, Valve explained exactly what’s going to change.“We think a mixture of diverse tools and resources have the greatest potential at helping new players learn based on their specific needs,” says the developer…