Dota 2 Features

What's Your Game of the Decade?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | You've probably seen our massive Top 100 Games of the Decade list by now. Now tell us about yours!

USG's Top 100 Games of the Decade: #50-26

The 100 best games of the 2010s, as determined by us.

What's Your Favorite In-Game Costume?

COMMUNITY QUESTION | Happy Halloween! Let's talk video game costumes and skins.

Four Months Later, Auto Chess' Successors Are Rewriting the Genre

Teamfight Tactics and Dota Underlords are trying to ensure auto chess isn't a flash in the pan.

Dota 2 Card Game Artifact Lives and Dies on Its Three Lanes

Valve Software's shot at the digital collectible card game genre tries to differentiate itself with a new mechanic.

Is Dota 2 Pay to Win Now Thanks to Dota Plus? A Primer on Valve's New Subscription Service

Dota Plus offers some new tools, but they're hardly kingmakers.

The Race to Become the Next Big eSport

COVER STORY: From Halo to Rocket League, seemingly every developer wants their game to be a big-time eSport, and the stakes are even higher than you realize.

eSports Are Growing Up

Change and growth isn't a smooth, orderly process. Competitive gaming is starting to expand and see some pushback from traditional sports.

The International Dota 2 Championships (TI4) Highlights: Newbee Stomps the Competition

Here's a few highlights from the main event of the International Dota 2 Championships.

What $100 Can Do For The Novice Dota 2 Trader

It can buy you a whole lot less scruples. Cassandra Khaw takes the plunge and does a week in the Dota 2 trading scene.

2013 in Review: Why Being the Game No One Actually Wins is So Good For Dota 2

By virtue of being impossible to truly master, Valve's Dota 2 is also impossible to put down.

Making Big Bucks in Dota 2

Cassandra Khaw talks to the people who are profiting from the world's growing obsession with Valve's Dota 2.

Dota 2's The International: The 5-Minute '?!' Recap

Or, 'How to Pretend You Understood What Happened at the Recent Dota 2 Championships'