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Dota 2 coming soon, for free!

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At the moment, you can only gain access to the Dota 2 beta by paying $29.99 or getting invited by a friend.  Granted, those codes are not exactly hard to come by, but still – technically it’s still in closed beta.  But soon, Dota 2 will be launched for free!

Confirmed by ValveTime, Valve is planning to launch Dota 2 this summer (northern hemisphere) and it will be free!  It will go public before The International 3, which takes place 7-11 August in Seattle.  So, I suppose we can expect it during July, or maybe very early August?  I just wonder how big an impact this will have; most people who were keen to play Dota 2 got a code from someone.  I guess this launch is for the more reluctant Dota 2 gamers.

Speaking of The International 3, the prize pool is less than $47k from it’s next goal of $2.4million.  I think it’s safe to say that it will hit that soon.  I wonder if the compendium will surge when Dota 2 becomes free for all – there might be a bunch of new people who decide to spend $9.99 for perks, and to be a part of eSports history.

Last Updated: June 18, 2013

40 Comments

  1. TriangularRoom

    June 18, 2013 at 10:37

    Anyone need a Dota 2 beta code? I only have like a bajillion…

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    • hairyknees

      June 18, 2013 at 10:45

      Please give me one! 😛

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      • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

        June 18, 2013 at 11:34

        SLUUUUUUUUUUT

        😛

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        • hairyknees

          June 18, 2013 at 11:48

          ^_^

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    • ElimiNathan

      June 18, 2013 at 10:47

      Lol same

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  2. Danbates_za

    June 18, 2013 at 10:39

    i still have a billion of these keys if anyone wants

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  3. jGLZA

    June 18, 2013 at 10:41

    lol, its so wierd to think that Dota2 is still in Beta. People been playing it for ages already.

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    • Theo Steenekamp

      June 18, 2013 at 11:04

      People have been playing Diablo 3 for ages also..

      Reply

  4. hairyknees

    June 18, 2013 at 10:46

    DOTA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😀

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  5. Matthew Holliday

    June 18, 2013 at 10:58

    Still got 28 left for anyone interested
    hit me up on steam if you want: crit_deviance

    Not particularly interested in the next milestone thing for ti3, looking more towards the 2.7mil one with the immortal item.
    glad to see it finally going open, means the last 3 or 4 core heros are just about ready to be released.

    terrified for the release of techies, but cant wait for abaddon and pitlord.

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    • hairyknees

      June 18, 2013 at 11:48

      I added you because its about time we had a game 😛

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      • Matthew Holliday

        June 18, 2013 at 13:10

        Oooooh, youre matthew figuerurureruarea??

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        • hairyknees

          June 18, 2013 at 15:23

          Yeah thats me 🙂 my disqus refuses to let me log in as my twitter handle for some reason :<

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    • Argentil

      June 18, 2013 at 12:24

      Techies and pitlord are two of my favourites. Been itching to play them.

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  6. Ultimo_Cleric N7

    June 18, 2013 at 11:27

    Fact – Free is less expensive than not free.
    Good guy Valve

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  7. Admiral Chief Groot Wors

    June 18, 2013 at 11:34

    Anyone want codes? I have pleeeeeeeeeeeenty

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    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      June 18, 2013 at 11:37

      Please Tweet DM me!

      Reply

      • Ultimo_Cleric N7

        June 18, 2013 at 11:38

        Code DLC cost $5

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      • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

        June 18, 2013 at 11:43

        Just add me on Steam Banananananana and I’ve gief to yoooo alles

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        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          June 18, 2013 at 11:43

          But, what is your Steam account, Worsie?

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          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            June 18, 2013 at 11:43

            Admiral Chief bananananana

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            June 18, 2013 at 11:45

            I have sent you an invitation! The Colonel beckons!

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            June 18, 2013 at 12:16

            Acknowledged

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            June 18, 2013 at 12:43

            NOTED!! heheh

          • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

            June 18, 2013 at 12:48

            And much appreciated, Great Wors! The banana thanks you!!

          • Admiral Chief Groot Wors

            June 18, 2013 at 12:49

            NP, now you can RAAAGE at me for giving you this 🙂

      • hairyknees

        June 18, 2013 at 11:46

        ERMAGERD IS THE BANANA GONNA DOTA? 😀

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        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          June 18, 2013 at 11:49

          I can’t remember how to game with a mouse 😛

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        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          June 18, 2013 at 11:50

          lol, I’m going to regret this, aren’t I? hehehe

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          • HvR

            June 18, 2013 at 12:06

            And that boys and girls is how you get addicted to crack..

          • hairyknees

            June 18, 2013 at 13:03

            You’re gonna get hopelessly addicted 😛 (if you have patience and get over the mofo learning curve and you don’t let every rager get you down)

  8. Kyle 'Monki' Diffenthal

    June 19, 2013 at 16:05

    If any New guys are keen on joining DOTA 2, feel free to add me on steam wolverine3346, names MegaD3ath, myself and my mates of [5eA] 5th Element Assassins dont mind playing with the “NEWbies” if you wish and jamming in a party making it easier to learn and play… ill just use a smurf account then as to not get any high lvl guys pub stomping! lol

    And same like everyone I have a Bill Gates amount of Keys for the dam game!

    Reply

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