Earlier this week, Dota 2 received its major Reborn patch weighing in at a hefty 5.8GB. Valve has explained why the update should be done sooner rather than later. The 5.8GB is a one-time download which means that when the main client does receive the updates in the coming weeks, no further download will be necessary (and the main client will finally run on the Source 2 engine). As for the update details, many backend changes have been made along with minor bug and particle fixes, Dota 2 Reborn workshop tools will now also be added as optional DLC. For a detailed update list, visit Dota 2’s update page.
In other news, Valve has announced four marquee Dota 2 tournaments starting this November, collectively called The Dota Major Championships. One tournament will take place each season, rounding off with next year’s The International. Open qualifiers will start on the 6th of October and are open to any teams that are willing to participate, followed by a regional qualifier starting on the 10th with the Major Championships beginning in November. Teams could also receive a direct invite to the Major Championships depending on previous performance. You can get all the info here.