Monday, August 25, 2014

Amazon acquires Twitch

Twitch.tv acquired by Amazon

Seattle, Washington - Amazon.com has acquired the leading video game streaming platform, Twitch.tv for 970 million US Dollars.

"Today, I’m pleased to announce we’ve been acquired by Amazon. We chose Amazon because they believe in our community, they share our values and long-term vision, and they want to help us get there faster. We’re keeping most everything the same: our office, our employees, our brand, and most importantly our independence. But with Amazon’s support we’ll have the resources to bring you an even better Twitch."
-- Emmett Shear, CEO of Twitch


The acquisition allows Amazon to influence millions of gamers from the 18 - 32 age group.

DOTA 2 is one of the most popular games on Twitch.tv.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

DotA 6.81d Changelog

DotA 6.81d Patch Notes

- Fixed a couple of more bugs


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DotA 6.81c Changelog

DotA 6.81c Patch Notes

This patch fixed some bugs from DotA 6.81b.

- Fixed various bugs from the previous release.

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BurNinG and rOtk retire from competitive Dota 2

DK BurNiNg and VG rOtk announce retirement

Shanghai, China - Zhilei Xu (BurNinG) from Team DK and Fan Bai (rOtk) from Vici Gaming have announced their retirement from professional Dota 2.

Zhilei Xu - BurNinG

Zhilei Xu - BurNinG:
"Today is an important day for me as I have decided to end my professional Dota career.

7 years of Dota with 6 years played professionally has led me through a lot of changes. I have been lucky to have played and get into the professional DotA scene - to gain prestige and achieve goal after goal. Dreams come true for a few, although there are still some things that I regret. Having a purpose is how you achieve something. Up until this point, all I wanted was to do my best and to have no regrets.

I have a lot of things to be thankful about. First, I would like to thank Dota. It enabled an introverted person like myself to show myself to the world. I want to say thank you to my teammates and opponents for I won't be where I stand today without you. I would also like to thank all my friends and fans who have supported me - your support gave me strength and your criticisms made me grow.

Today is the day that my professional Dota career ends and I hope that it's a comma rather than a full period. Although I have been dreading this day, the inevitable has finally come. When they asked me last year: "What's your youth?" My answer was: "my youth is Dota." Now that my youth is gone as I announce my retirement, these precious memories will always remain in my heart.

After retirement. I will still be around the professional Dota scene. I plan to stay with DK and help train the next generation of Dota 2 players by giving them advice based on my own experiences and methods. I will also be teaming up with rOtk as part of a caster duo and we'll be attending Dota 2 LAN events. Hope to have your support!"

DK BurNinG's signature hero was Anti-Mage: