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Dota 2 update leaks TI10 Battle Pass: All-Star match, event game, more

Published: 6/Feb/2020 11:13

by Kamil Malinowski

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Dota 2 was hit with a small update on Feb 3, mostly focusing on bug fixes and minor adjustments, however, fans have also found some interesting hidden content. 

Dota 2 is no stranger to tiny patches as the game is usually updated at least once a week, with small bug fixes or adjustments to non-competitive elements being the norm.

Most of the time, that’s all there is to the update and players barely notice any changes. However, this time a huge set of changes have been leaked, with The International 2020’s Battle Pass contents being found hidden in the files.

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Challenges, predictions, coaching, and more will be returning in the TI10 Battle Pass.

The International 2020 Battle Pass leaks

Reddit user MSTRMN_ was the first to point out what the update has brought, highlighting the key features of the Battle Pass.

So far, it is confirmed that The International 2020 Battle Pass will contain: Achievements, Wagering, Coaches’ Challenge, Event game (the game itself is unconfirmed), Tipping, Favorite team, All-Star match at TI10, Fantasy league, and predictions.

The Battle Pass will likely contain more content, but many fans believe that this is the majority of it – giving everyone a sneak-peek into TI10.

Other content such as a ‘creep card’ and a ‘glossary’ have also been discovered, but no details about them have been confirmed. Some players believe the creep card will be a new HUD panel for creeps, while the glossary will be a database for all things Dota.

The Battle Pass itself is usually released in May, with The International taking place just a few months later in August.

Unfortunately, there was no indication of a release date in this leak, but at least it is confirmed that the Battle Pass is well on the way to being ready sometime in the future, and fans will have a better idea of what to expect.

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Dota 2’s Newbee banned from all Valve events after match-fixing scandal

Published: 3/Jan/2021 11:04

by Joe Craven

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Chinese esports organization Newbee, and its entire Dota 2 roster, have been permanently banned from all Valve competitions, following a match-fixing controversy from May 2020. 

Newbee is one of China’s better-known esports organizations, particularly when it comes to Dota 2. Established in 2014, the team has accumulated over $13,000,000 in total earnings – mostly in part thanks to Dota2’s TI.

Back in May, Newbee was plunged into one of the biggest controversies in Chinese esports history, after their entire roster was implicated in a match-fixing scandal.

The team, consisting of Xu ‘Moogy’ Han, Yin ‘AQ’ Rui, Wen ‘Wizard’ Lipeng, Yan ‘Waixi’ Chao, and Zeng ‘Faith’ Hongda, was found to have been match-fixing in a number of competitions, including the China Dota 2 Pro League Season 2 and DPL-CDA Professional League Season 1. 

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Moogy is one of the Newbee roster implicated in the match-fixing scandal.

After the scandal came to light back in May 2020, the team was promptly banned from all events organized by ImbaTV, Mars Media, and CDA. They were also immediately disqualified from the aforementioned leagues in which the fixed matches took place.

Following the revelations and tournament bans, many fans were waiting for further bans, particularly from Valve sanctioned event, as well as Perfect World. Both came in early 2021, with the news being confirmed that the organization and all 5 players implicated have been permanently banned from Valve events. That includes The International, which Newbee won back in 2014.

Dota2 confirmed the bans on their official Weibo account. The following screenshot is a translation.

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Confirmation of the bans on Dota2’s Weibo account.

Dota 2 insider ‘Wykrhm Reddy’ also confirmed the news on January 3, stating that the reason is match-fixing.

The news did not come as a major surprise, but many fans were disappointed with the confirmation given the stardom of some players, particularly Faith and Moogy.

Following on from the controversy, Newbee parted company with AQ, Wizard and Waixi in August of 2020. None of them have officially found a new roster.

For the time being, Faith and Moogy remain on Newbee’s roster but, with indefinite bans pretty much across the board now, it looks like their time competing in Dota 2 is nigh on over.