Sunday, July 5, 2015

Dota 2 TI5 Short Film Contest

Favorite Dota 2 Shorts - TI5
We watched all the Dota 2 TI5 submissions and picked 10 of our favorite short films.
(Our picks as of July 6, 2015)

The winners for this film contest will get 20,000 USD.

1. We are warriors by Cigarette

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5 Chinese players share one passion - Dota 2

2. Neutral Life by Spunky

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Funny SFM about neutral creeps

3. The Same Game by First Dream

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Different people - one game

4. What hero do you truly need by Lesllee

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Remade Dota 2 trailer in 2D

5. DOTA 2 Short Film Contest Entry by Sir Wolf

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A Dota 2 player keeps on improving

6. Glory of The International by Bolt

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The International themed SFM

7. 10 Minute Death Wish by Rick Alabama

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Dota 2 addiction - Ho Ho Ha Ha

8. High Ground by Embers

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SFM about a Dota 2 team trying to break high ground

9. Join The International 5 by Mister Botchling

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Slideshow about famous plays at The International

10. Explosive state of mined by Cooter Caper

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Obsessive Techies player

What are your favorite films for the Dota 2 TI5 short?

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Friday, July 3, 2015

Dota 2 Custom Maps

Dota 2 Custom Maps

Custom maps is one of the reasons why Warcraft 3 became one of the most played games of all time.
With the introduction of a hugely improved interface for custom maps in the Dota 2 Reborn update, Dota 2 aims to replicate Warcraft 3's massive appeal to the casual crowd while avoiding the mistakes of Starcraft 2's failure.


Dota 2 Custom Maps Introduction by Valve:


Some of our favorite custom maps from Warcraft III:
1. Fufu Ninja
(Fufu United Ninja All-Stars)
- This Warcraft 3 custom map featured 4 different types of assassins in a free for all mayhem.

2. Elimination Tournament
- This Capture The Flag rewarded skill shots and quick thinking.

3. Tree Tag
- Warcraft 3 was full of maphacks but Dota 2 can bring back that suspense of hiding from The Infernals.

4. Dodge Ball 1.0
- This classic by MaD[Lion] is definitely a party favorite.

5. Uther Party
- Mini-games galore - perfect for LAN parties

Which Dota 2 custom map do you enjoy playing?

Monday, May 18, 2015

Dota 6.84c Changelog

Dota 2 6.84c Patch Notes

The 6.84 series is the patch that is going to be used for TI5.

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* Haste rune duration reduced from 30 to 25
* Mekansm cooldown increased from 45 to 65
* Tether movespeed bonus reduced from 17% to 14/15/16/17%
* Rocket Barrage damage reduced from 11/15/19/23 to 8/13/18/23
* Bristleback Base Attack Time increased from 1.7 to 1.8
* Precision Aura's passive no longer has an exception for pseudo-heroes like Familiars (still affects them when cast, like creeps)
* Spiderlings Poison Sting slow reduced from 15 to 12%
* Holy Persuasion now provides a base HP minimum of 700/800/900/1000 instead of raw bonus HP
* Tombstone HP reduced from 200/400/600/800 to 175/350/525/700

* The fixed portion of the XP Hero Bounty for first 5 levels is reduced from 100/120/160/220/300 to 100/120/140/160/180 (then continues +100 per level as usual)
* AoE Gold Bounty, for teams that are behind, now has a small additional component that doesn't fully scale with net worth (100/75/50/35/25 for 1/2/3/4/5 heroes, scales linearly from 0 to 4k net worth difference)
* Small adjustments to AoE Gold (non-networth component)

Old:
1: 154 + 7.7 * Level
2: 115.5 + 6.6 * Level
3: 66 + 5.5 * Level
4: 38.5 + 4.4 * Level
5: 33 + 4.4 * Level

New
1: 150 + 8 * Level
2: 100 + 7 * Level
3: 40 + 6 * Level
4: 25 + 4 * Level
5: 20 + 4 * Level

For future Dota 2 updates, just find us at Neutral Creeps

Sunday, May 17, 2015

TI5 Open Qualifier Winners

4 additional Dota 2 teams will be joining the TI5 Regionals after winning the TI5 Open Qualifiers.
These teams battled it out to emerge as the top teams among thousands of competitors.


SEA - Southeast Asia Open Qualifier winner: 
INVASION of MALAYSIA
(defeated EXECRATION of THE PHILIPPINES)

EU - European Opean Qualifier winner:
YELLOW SUBMARINE of RUSSIA
(defeated PUB PLAYERS of THE EUROPEAN UNION)

AM - Americas Open Qualifier winner:
UNKNOWN.xiu of PERU
(defeated eGamersX of CHILE)

CN - China Open Qualifier winner:
The Wings Gaming of CHINA
(defeated Newbee Miracle of CHINA)

See also:
Dota 2 teams in the TI5 REGIONAL QUALIFIERS