Dota news: New update for Dota 2, Dota 2 Champions League Season 8

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25 February 2022


How was February for professional Dota 2 players and fans: main news

February was very rich with events regarding one of the most popular computer games – Dota 2 - and the last days of the month were no exception. This article contains basic information that can be interesting and useful for professional players, as well as fans of the shooter.

New update for Dota 2

Starting from March 3, Dota 2 players will be able to test the new patch 7.31, which was announced by Valve. The developer has changed a number of different details in the game. Of the main ones , the following should be noted:

  • Techies Champion Got Minefield Sign Ability Back;

  • for Wukong's Command, the damage of creatures from Aghanim's Scepter, which was previously considered excessively large, has been fixed;

  • for Bad Juju, corrections were made to the image of the hero - thanks to the addition of a separate ult, the skill is given immediately along with Bad Juju;

  • The Heavenly Jump ability for Zeus can now be selected in the Ability Draft mode.

Many players note that these changes are insignificant and do not cover the needs of gamers, but everyone should evaluate the quality of the update and refine the strategy of the game to increase the effectiveness of the chosen hero.

Dota 2 Champions League Season 8 suspended: how will it be?

The unfolding political situation in the world indirectly affected Dota 2, in particular one of the largest Dota 2 Champions League Season 8 tournaments. Whether this event will take place and who will take part in it – we will figure out below.

This championship was to be held from February 21 to March 13 online. And the organizer of Epic Esports Events successfully started the tournament. However, it is already known that it was suspended due to the political situation in Ukraine, as well as the refusal of many teams to continue participating in competitions.

One of the first teams that announced that it did not intend to continue fighting for victory was Alliance. It is worth noting that up to this point she has played four matches, including with the Ukrainian team Team Empire.

During the events, the tournament operator Epic Esports Events officially announced the suspension of the Eastern European DPC league GAMERS GALAXY: Invitational Series Dubai 2022 for an indefinite period. Therefore, it is not yet known when the teams representing the countries of Western and Eastern Europe will be able to continue fighting for the prize pool of $ 50,000.

New Treasury: what gifts are prepared for Dota 2 players?

On March 2, Valve introduced a new update for Dota Plus, expanding the subscription functionality, as well as the number of tasks and a variety of awards for the guild. The presented treasury can be purchased for 12,000 pieces.

For this fee, the gamer receives the following set of Spring Treasure 2022:

  • Axe Axe – Snowblind Survival;

  • Omniknight Omniknight – Godhammer;

  • Lion Lion – Demon's Bacchanal;

  • Anti-Mage Anti-Mage – Warden's Watch;

  • Grimstroke Grimstroke – Kite of Darkness;

  • Kunkka Kunkka – Anchors of the Ageless Deep;

  • Death Prophet Death Prophet – Feasts of the Forlorn;

  • Winter Wyvern Winter Wyvern – Currents of Endless Woe;

  • Leafy the Seadragon Courier - this award is given extremely rarely.

The new treasury is available to every player, but you should hurry up to have time to take advantage of all its advantages.

What losses does the team incur ?

The team It is one of the most famous teams representing Russia on the world e-sports arena. The other day, she was disqualified at the GAMERS GALAXY: Invitational Series Dubai 2022 championship, due to the participation of the Russian Federation in the military conflict with Ukraine. The players of this team themselves consider this situation unacceptable, but it is not yet known how many more tournament organizers will refuse to participate and whether the team will be able to to maintain their leadership positions in the future.

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