April 15, 2021

Valve updates RMR rules for VAC bans in CS:GO esports

Valve has announced a change to the RMR eligibility rules for CS:GO esports players who have received VAC bans. According to the new rules, a player will be disqualified from Valve events only if their VAC bans are less than five years old. Today we are making changes to our RMR Eligibility Guidelines regarding VAC […]

April 9, 2021

Flashpoint 3, the Next European CS:GO RMR event

Coming as the first CS:GO esports tournament with Regional Major Ranking (RMR) points in 2021, Flashpoint 3 features a brand new format and an impressive list of invited teams. Flashpoint is back and bigger than ever! Flashpoint 3 will be an official Regional Major Ranking (RMR) event for the European region. Read all about it […]

March 26, 2021

Dota 2 Launches Massive Update and Guide on New Player Experiences

Ahead of the Dota 2 anime’s release on Netflix, Valve unveiled a ‘New Player Experience’ and guide for players in Update 7.29. Expecting an influx of new players the latest update aims to smooth the entry for everyone. Today we're launching a comprehensive update to the new player experience, featuring an extensive suite of tools […]

January 21, 2021

Dota 2 revamps watch tab and mobile app updates

Valve has updated the Dota 2 Pro Circuit mobile app and added several new features under the in-game Watch tab ahead of the official DPC 2021 esports season. Dota 2 players can now follow their favorite team’s matches in the game client. Valve has also announced team content packages to be released later this month. […]

January 8, 2021

Community Mourns Removal of CS:GO Bots from Matchmaking

This new year has brought a surprising and rather disappointing change to CS:GO bots with a new update. Valve effectively removed bots from competitive matchmaking and wingman modes. Bots will no longer replace disconnected or kicked players in these game modes. Removal of CS:GO Bots Previously, when players disconnected in a CS:GO matchmaking game, the […]

January 5, 2021

Valve shares Dota Pro Circuit 2021, regional leagues and DPC schedules

On New Year’s Eve, Valve announced the revamped Dota Pro Circuit 2021 (DPC 2021) to kickstart the esports side of Dota 2. With details from schedules, road maps and how the regional league will operate, here’s a breakdown of the DPC 2021. Dota 2 Regional Leagues Valve is implementing regional leagues as part of their […]

January 4, 2021

Newbee and former team banned by Valve

Chinese esports organization Newbee has been banned alongside five of its former players by Valve and Perfect World due to match-fixing. The aforementioned will not participate in any esports events hosted and organized by Valve and Perfect World. This ban adds to the already devastating suspensions from ImbaTV and the Chinese Dota 2 Professional Association […]

December 29, 2020

Steam hits 23 million concurrent record this Christmas

Steam made headlines recently as it peaked with a new record of concurrent active video game players this Christmas. Toppling last year’s mark at 15.8 million, the platform surpassed itself with 1.5 times the number of players it had in 2019. Thanks to popular games like CS:GO, Cyberpunk 2077, and more, a peak of 23 […]

November 26, 2020

Valve delays new Dota 2 hero and updates esports

Valve gave the Dota 2 community an update yesterday on its esports scene and promised updates, including information on the new character. Upcoming Updates https://t.co/9T2TRFn6wX — DOTA 2 (@DOTA2) November 25, 2020 Valve Update Commonly known for a lack of communication, Valve surprised fans with this news. This blog post speaks of a quick update […]

October 16, 2020

Valve communicates on new Dota 2 hero and updates

Dota 2 developer Valve surprised fans today when it shared many details about the future of the game, including info about the next heroes and more updates. An Update to Dota Plus and Guilds. https://t.co/GH8GhBxk24 — DOTA 2 (@DOTA2) October 15, 2020 Dota 2 Heroes and Updates In the blog post on the Dota 2 […]