dota 2

Official Site: Dota 2
Studio: Valve
Launch Date: July 9, 2013
Genre: Fantasy MOBA
Business Model: F2P (Cash Shop)
Platform: PC, Mac

Masterful.

NCsoft MOBA Master x Master should’ve turned three years old in the west this month

Way back in 2014 on Old Massively, our team began covering Master x Master, a new MOBA by NCsoft, then in beta...
Make them fight.

Vague Patch Notes: MOBAs, battle royales, and shallow genre pools in the online gaming space

This past week, Nintendo announced Pokemon Unite, and then I had to go to see a doctor because I rolled my eyes so...

The latest gaming industry #metoo callouts impact Twitch, MMOs, MOBAs, and esports

The gaming industry is seeing a second wave - a second wave of the #metoo movement, that is. As we covered earlier this...

GDC Summer, Dota 2’s The International, and Fortnite’s World Cup suffer fresh setbacks thanks to the pandemic

More bad news for gaming convention-goers and esports fans: Everything is canceled. OK, not everything, but a lot. And not canceled, but postponed or...

MMO Business Roundup: Warcraft modding, Valve source code leaks, and Nvidia goes good

Welcome back to another roundup of MMO (and MMO-adjacent) industry news! Warcraft modding: Polygon has an interesting explainer up on Blizzard's recent changes to...

SuperData March 2020: Digital games spending sets achieves new highs thanks to COVID-19

Back in in March, when SuperData was discussing February's monthly gaming revenue numbers, the analysis firm noted that COVID-19 hadn't yet had much...

Steam hits a new peak of 20 million concurrent users thanks to quarantines and social distancing

It's very likely that global quarantines caused by the novel coronavirus have helped matters, but regardless of the reason, Steam concurrency numbers hit...

MMO Business Roundup: Valve is shopping around Dota 2’s top tourney

Time for another quick roundup of a bunch of MMO-adjacent businessy stories that were drowning in our busy Thursday newsroom! The International: Valve is...

Visions of N’Zoth boosted World of Warcraft subs, but it’s lost tons since WoW Classic’s 2019 peak

SuperData's January 2020 games industry revenue rankings are up, with only mild shakeups since December 2019. On the PC side, Red Dead...

The MOP Up: Runes of Magic helps you catch up

You might or might not be aware that last December, Runes of Magic rolled out new "catch up" servers that allow players to level...

Steam’s top sellers of 2019 include several MMORPGs and MMOs

Steam's top sellers list for 2019 is out, and sitting prominently among the big money makers for the digital storefront are a number...

SuperData October 2019: League of Legends is back on top as console and PC trend downward

SuperData's October 2019 global revenue report on the video game industry is up today, and if you were hoping the PC and console...
Please love me again.

Fight or Kite: PvP games to play if you’re still boycotting Blizzard

The past couple of weeks in the land of Blizzard have made for a wild ride. Some of us have extremely strong feelings and...

Dota 2 issues decades-long bans against bad actors and account violators

As I understand it, most MOBAs are unfriendly places, especially the larger ones like Dota 2. In an announcement made by Valve

Not So Massively: How unrealistic expectations hobbled Heroes of the Storm

I find myself in the odd position of feeling compelled to both defend and criticize Heroes of the Storm. The game's taken a...

SuperData May 2019: Overwatch returns to the top 10 as battle royales duke it out

We're nearing the end of June, and you know what that means: It's time for SuperData to peek back at the global revenue...

SuperData April 2019: WoW and Apex Legends depart the revenue rankings, Hearthstone re-enters

Oh hey there Superdata, is it time for another run-down of who's screwing up in the games industry this month and who's making money...

Dota 2 paywalls its Avoid Player feature by including it with its Battle Pass

The nature of the beast in team-based competitive games is this awful notion that frustration with how a match plays out gives one carte...

Valve pledges to fix Artifact’s ‘deep-rooted issues’ in attempt to salvage the game

Things haven't been going particularly great for Artifact. Valve's digital card game, which launched in November of last year, has been rapidly...
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Artifact continues to hemorrhage players as fans plead for a sign from Valve

Hey, let's talk about Artifact! When last we checked in with Valve's digital card game (the first new game from the studio since...

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