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Past events

  • December 16, 2014: The Shifting Snows Update is here! Along with the 6.83 balance changes and a winter-themed map!
  • June 2, 2014: 6.81b changes have arrived!
  • April 29, 2014: The International Teams have been invited to The International 2014! The tournament will commence in July 18th throughout the 21st, in the Seattle KeyArena Center.
  • March 28, 2013: Better watch your back, because Bristleback icon.png Bristleback is back!
  • February 28, 2013: Begin your Dota 2 journey with the implementation of the first of many Tutorials!
  • February 21, 2013: Find out what a hero truly needs with the new Hero Builds function!
  • February 14, 2013: Turning down the temperature, Tusk icon.png Tusk is going to knock you out!
  • February 7, 2013: Long awaited Team Matchmaking feature sees its arrival alongside big bug fixes!
  • January 25, 2013: All hail the lord of trolls, Troll Warlord icon.png Troll Warlord is here! All Random is now available for matchmaking!
  • January 11, 2013: Close your eyes, Medusa icon.png Medusa is here!
  • December 19, 2012: Our shops have been plundered, our gifts torn asunder, and havoc been wreaked by the Greevils! Help return order with The Greeviling!
  • December 13, 2012: Beware trees! timbersaw Timbersaw cut his way to the battlefield. The third set of Polycount Contest winners have been revealed!
  • December 12, 2012: The second set of Polycount Contest winners have been revealed!
  • December 10, 2012: The first set of Polycount Contest winners have been revealed!
  • November 15, 2012: Watch out! slark Slark has snuck his way onto the battlefield!
  • November 8, 2012: Keep an eye out for the new update, because custom wards have been added to the game!
  • October 31, 2012: The Diretide is upon us! What will it be, your candy or your life?
  • October 4, 2012: Put your hands together for the most powerful hero alive, Magnus Magnus is here.
  • September 21, 2012: Meepo Meepo has finally been added in Dota 2!
  • September 2, 2012: The International comes to an end, with iG being crowned as champions.
  • August 9, 2012: The long-awaited Swap Hero arrives, along with more bug fixes and spectating features.
  • August 2, 2012: With no new heroes until The International is finished, this week's update brings bug fixes and spectating features.
  • July 26, 2012: Visage icon.png Visage, Keeper of the Light icon.png Keeper of the Light and Nyx Assassin icon.png Nyx Assassin are released. Only 18 left!
  • July 19, 2012: Cover your ears and ignore the call, Slithice the Naga Siren icon.png Naga Siren is nothing but trouble.
  • July 12, 2012: Yep, and just like that you’re dead. Templar Assassin is quick and effective.
  • July 5, 2012: Just like in the old tale of Frankenstein, the missing ingredient to bring Undying icon.png Undying back from the dead was lightning, and Disruptor icon.png Disruptor was more than happy to provide.
  • June 28, 2012: Don’t act all surprised just because this is one of those double hero weeks with Luna and Wisp joining the Dota 2 cast of heroes..
  • June 20, 2012: Rubick icon.png Rubick, the Grand Magus, decides to join the fun. He'll show you amateurs what real dueling looks like.
  • June 16, 2012: The Dreamhack Vengeance Cup kicks off Dreamhack Summer 2012.
  • June 11, 2012: Welcome back old friends! Gyrocopter icon.png Gyrocopter, Phantom Assassin icon.png Phantom Assassin and Chaos Knight icon.png Chaos Knight are the latest heroes to join the Dota 2 cast.
  • June 1, 2012: Today we’re announcing that Dota 2 will be free to play, and contain an in-game store where you’ll be able to buy fancy gear to customize your heroes.
  • May 24, 2012: We’ll bet ya 10 gold that you won’t make it through the night without yelling “That’s just luck!” now that Ogre Magi icon.png Ogre Magi is back.
  • May 17, 2012: Water and sunlight was all we needed to lure Treant Protector icon.png Treant Protector out of his slumber.
  • May 5, 2012: The International 2012 Announced. It will open for August 31, 2012 to September 2, 2012 in Seattle, United States.
  • May 3, 2012: Team Phantom Lancer icon.png Phantom Lancer is back and they don’t like the way you’re looking at them.
  • April 26, 2012: Improved the in-game HUD, item icons, and Lion icon.png Lion's skin.
  • April 24, 2012: joinDOTA's Tobi Wan has returned from Valve HQ and has a few things to reveal. Hear what he has to say about Valve, upcoming changes and the inevitable International 2.
  • April 19, 2012: Brewmaster icon.png Brewmaster staggers his way onto the battlefield.
  • March 28, 2012: Lone Druid icon.png Lone Druid emerges from exile to fulfill his consecrated duty.
  • March 22, 2012: Lycan icon.png Lycan shapeshifts his way into the game, bringing with him the XP and Player Performance Graphs.
  • March 15, 2012: Shadow Demon icon.png Shadow Demon extends his dark domain to the mortal plane, along with a heap of changes to game balance.
  • March 1, 2012: Bane icon.png Bane has crept out of Nyctasha's nightmares and into the field of battle, bringing atramentous terror (and co-op matchmaking versus bots).
  • February 16, 2012: The Outworld Devourer icon.png Outworld Devourer has broken out of his astral prison and brought a new replay system and huge update with him.
  • January 26, 2012: Everyone's favorite flaming skeleton, Clinkz icon.png Clinkz, has been added to the hero pool.
  • January 19, 2012: So begins a new age of knowledge, as Invoker icon.png Invoker shows up to enable the Dota 2 Profile feature.
  • December 21, 2011: Gondar the Bounty Hunter icon.png Bounty Hunter is added to the steadily growing list of heroes.
  • December 15, 2011: Ulfsaar the Ursa icon.png Ursa Warrior comes out of his great hibernation.
  • December 8, 2011: Krobelus the Death Prophet icon.png Death Prophet is back from the grave, and she brought a few changes to Dota 2's loading process.
  • December 1, 2011: Lifestealer icon.png Lifestealer has been added to the roster of heroes.
  • November 24, 2011: Dota 2 has added auto save/load functionality!
  • November 17, 2011: Alchemist icon.png Alchemist is the newest addition to the hero pool!
  • November 10, 2011: Warlock icon.png Warlock has been added to the roster of heroes. Get ready to use the Dark Arts to summon your flaming golem.
  • November 3, 2011: Valve has released the first wave of beta keys, so check your email! Dragon Knight icon.png Dragon Knight and Omniknight icon.png Omniknight have been added to the hero pool, the crusade continues.
  • October 31, 2011: Valve has made significant progress setting up Dota 2 servers around the world and are preparing to send out the first wave of keys. Be sure to opt in by filling out the survey on the blog. And while you wait for the key to arrive, why not read a comic?
  • October 27, 2011: Huskar icon.png Huskar, Batrider icon.png Batrider and Jakiro icon.png Jakiro have joined the fight. Things are getting a little hot.
  • October 13, 2011: Riki icon.png Riki reveals himself and joins the beta, and Practice Bots receive some much needed additions.
  • September 29, 2011: The Dota Team celebrates Juggernaut's release on the Dota 2 Blog, along with ESWC's announcement of Dota 2 support in their upcoming tournament.
  • September 23, 2011: IceFrog posted on Dota 2 Blog announcing that the NDA has been lifted and that they're going for an ASAP release.
  • August 21, 2011: Na`Vi are crowned champions of The International winning $1,000,000.