The countdown to the presentation of DOTA 2 has started!
So, what are the latest news? Well, we have had some really tiny bits and pieces of information these past days. For once, we have the "confirmation" that Valve will be showing DOTA 2 at GamesCom, as we can see in the official site of the fair Valve is presenting a strategy game. At the same time, we hear a lot about the new Steam delivery system. Moreover, it is now clear that all the rumours some people were spreading about Valve announcing DOTA 2 at the Comic Con in san Diego this year where totally off. As you can see for yourself in the exhibitors list, Valve is not included, another thing that, again, points to the fact that Valve will be announcing DOTA 2 at GamesCom. Last, but certainly not least, there have been a lot of rumours going on about a DOTA 2 actual Tournament taking place at the GC fair. In particular the sources state that: 8 European Team + 6 Asian Teams get Beta Keys for DotA2 + Travel expenses to Germany and will battle from 17th-21st of August in Cologne in a promotion Tournament for a 5-digit dollar prize pool. Truth or rumour, we will learn soon!
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The latest news want Valve to have sent invites to quite a few pro DotA players to invite them to the GamesCom Tournament, the "Event" as they explicitly call it. Our colleagues at sgamer.com seem to have gotten their hands on one of those invites and they are sharing it with us:
We are not sure whether this is original or fake but in any case, are you still having doubts about this? I bet we will not only see DOTA 2 at the fair but it will also be in perfect playable condition!