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The International 7 schedule: Main event schedule, results and beyond - The Flying Courier

The annual Dota 2 spectacular The International is about to start, and fans of the MOBA—and across esports—are gearing up to catch a glimpse of some of the most talented players in the game. The free-to-watch event for the free-to-play game will be a ...and more »

Valve makes Dota 2 more welcoming for newcomers -

Valve has introduced features to Dota 2 to make the game more welcoming to new players. Writing on the Dota 2 blog, Valve acknowledged there have been problems which previously deterred new players. "Some of the most satisfying moments in Dota are ...and more »

Dota 2 makes newbie-friendly changes in advance of The International - Polygon

Dota 2 is making changes in its initial stages to be more welcoming to newcomers, anticipating their influx during and after The International 2017, the game's world championship that begins next week. In an update launched on Thursday, Valve ...and more »

'Dota 2' won't be so intimidating to newcomers - Engadget

For many rookies in Dota 2 and other multiplayer online battle arena games, the biggest obstacle isn't the game itself -- sometimes, it's the community. There are certainly helpful players, but MOBAs are notorious for jaded players who are hostile to ...and more »

Valve makes changes to DOTA 2 to welcome new players - PC Invasion (blog)

Starting out in DOTA 2 is daunting and Valve realise this can be a problem when it comes to introducing new players to the MOBA. Valve has decided to make a few changes to make life easier and more pleasant for newbies. Today's DOTA 2 update changes ...and more »

How Dota 2 Plans To Bring In New Players - Cinema Blend

Dota 2 recently received an update designed with new players in mind. Specifically, it makes a pair of changes to the way newcomers will play the game that should help them feel more welcome and less overwhelmed; keeping their hero options limited ...and more »

The History Of The International 'Dota 2' Tournament - Forbes

The International 7, a $23 million Dota 2 tournament, gets underway this week with eighteen of the best Dota 2 teams in the world battling it out in Seattle. One team will walk away with $10 million between them and become some of the richest esports ...and more »

Valve is changing Dota 2 to make the experience less frustrating for new players - VG247

Dota 2 has received a new update designed to make the game more inviting for new players. The patch brought two features that Valve says will help remove “unnecessary challenges” that faced newcomers in the past. First, the game's hero selection screen ...and more »

Valve Makes 'Dota 2' More Accessible For New Players - Forbes

Just days before the biggest tournament of the year, Valve has released a new patch for Dota 2 that makes it more accessible for new players. Clearly they hope that those watching The International will want to jump in and try the free to play game ...and more »

Dota 2 Update Adds Features to Help New Players - IGN Africa

Valve has pushed out a new Dota 2 update to assist fledgling players as they start their journey into the infamously difficult MOBA. The first and most major change has to do with hero selection. Dota 2 currently features 113 playable heroes, each with ...and more »