Dota is one of my first game back in my junior high where i used to play every single day with my friends , now that it's upgraded version dota 2 is going to be released , am really excited and can't wait for the epic tournament matches
You can watch the matches via live streaming casted in English - Chinese - Germany - and Russian
Check out http://www.dota2.com/ and http://www.dota-two.com/ ... they have the forum , some screenshots and all the latest information you can find
Here's some screenshot of the game and of course the loading screen which looks EPIC !
I have a picgasm the first time i saw it
|Loading page dota 2 - artwork by kunkka|
|SF dota 2|
|Vengeful Spirit dota 2|
Looks cool right , these pics are leaked from the Thailand team MiTH - Trust ( so if you wanna kick them in the face or thank them , there you go )
My personal opinion , i think the graphic is comparable to HON now , but i think we'll be needing a lot of time to adapt and understand this new graphics ... (especially the icons for skill - items , suddenly nerfed to noobs all over again)
But i heard that the game itself won't be changed too much from the original for now because the pro team do need to take their time practicing as well for the tournament
And here you go , the list of 16 teams which are going to compete for the 1 million US dollar as the grand prize
4 players from LGD has been bought by a rich guy which also buy the CCM team (for 6 Million US Dollars , WHAT THE FIRETRUCK ) , changing the name into iG (invectus Gaming) , surely they'll have lots of advantage of having 2 of the best chinese teams joining forces , but we'll see
One of my favourite Dota caster Luminous which brings you insight of dota news - updates and also commentaries , check his youtube channel and subscribe @ LuminouStudios and also check dotacommentaries (DC)
Just like any other competition i also have my support which lands on M5 , Navi (and LGD actually , but they've been replaced with virus) ... but you can't take all the other teams lightly though , like Starsboba which has the signature of playing different and unexpected strats , nevo - Schyte is also a good team
Info from WoDota , do check their facebook page
DotA 2 total prize money
Lots of competition , lots of great matches to come , i am sure it's going to be a great tournament , can't wait to see it via live streaming ... and i have to say may the best team win
Update 21st August 2011
Hey guys , back with some update ... you all know who the winner is right ? yup .. congratz to Na'vi one of my favourite team since the start of the tournament ... they're going back to Ukraine with some .. no ... huge pile of money ... a million dollar and of course winning the 1st international dota 2 tournament ... how cool is that ?
Don't see it 1 sided though , other teams also give a good fight , they are tough to crack like Schyte the Singaporean team , though they're in 3rd place ... they managed to beat EHOME the 1st time and cause quite a trouble for Na'vi at winner's bracket stage .. shocking the dota universe for their powerful performance on beating most of the strong teams such as MYM
And also EHOME , despite losing to Schyte the 1st time , they managed to get back up , beat the crap out of schyte at loser's bracket final and go head to head with Na'vi at the tournament finals ... they lost 3-1 but they're both still awesome
Na'vi .. i don't think i need to talk about them , their win rate in this tournament is 100% , pure epic win of awesomeness ... on a scale from 1 to ten ... it's a double effin rainbow
Give applause to all of the participants , they're freakin awesome !
***You can catch all the action in the recording either at dota2.com or at its youtube channel dota2 , all the cast in 4 language are uploaded there
Shoutcasters also announced that this is going to be an annual event , but they didn't say anything more than that , we'll catch up more on that later i suppose
***For you that want to try Dota 2 Beta version , you can check out dota2.com and sign up through "Stream" and get on the sign up list ... if you don't have an account you can create one there
I'm gonna post some more pics from some of the replay that i watched and from the tournament
You can check out more of these pics on dota2 blog at dota2.com
Na'vi finish in 1st place with their 100% win rate
Taking 1 million dollar prize back to Ukraine and winning the 1st ever dota 2 tournament
Ehome in 2nd place get the 250.000 dollar prize ... followed by Schyte in 3rd which come in very close as one of the strong competition in the tournament
4th - MYM
5th - M5 ( so that's why their name is M5 )
5th - iG
7th - OK.Nirvana.int
7th - Mith - Trust
Yes there are still lots of aspect of dota 2 that needs to be improved , but there are still more and lots of dota 2 to come in the future , we still haven't seen the last of it yet
So before i close this post .. for now ...
Shoutout to all dota players , dota casters , developers , all the people in the dota community ....