Dota 2 Will Celebrate Frostivus With A Custom Game Contest

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2013-07-09
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The Dota 2 dev team is planning a unique celebration for this year’s Frostivus, the annual in-game holiday event, including a custom game contest. But they’re going to need some help from Dota fans to make this year’s Frostivus celebration a hit.

Personally, I couldn’t be happier about the whole thing. I’m finally coming up for air after spending two weeks focused almost entirely on Destiny 2, and couldn’t imagine much better news than an idea of how my favorite game will celebrate my favorite time of year. Valve’s plans sound ambitious, to say the least. Best case scenario, Frostivus could very well be the starting line for one lucky (and skilled) Dota 2 fan’s burgeoning new developmental career. It also suggests Siltbreaker won’t be the game’s only Battle Pass campaign much longer.

Valve will host a custom game contest for this year’s Frostivus celebration, complete with a cash prize. The rules for entry seem fairly simple and straightforward. Submissions can be competitive or cooperative. All Valve asks is that creations be “heavily themed around the Frostivus season.” Anyone in the Dota 2 community can enter. You technically don’t even have to be a fan of the game. All you have to do is design a custom game, clearly identify any contributors on its Steam Workshop page and include the “Frostivus 2017” tag on your submission(s). Contestants have until 7 a.m. (EST) the morning of Nov. 20 to submit their custom games. Valve will choose the winning submission, but no timeline was given, and the winner will receive $30,000 for their efforts. Additional information on the contest can be found on the Frostivus 2017 Guidelines page .

Unfortunately, we still don’t have any word on when to expect Dota 2’s Dueling Fates update. The game’s next patch will add two new characters to the roster, alongside a variety of balance changes and bug fixes. The studio says it’s still working hard on Dueling Fates and hopes the patch will be ready in about a month, but doesn’t want to commit to specific date yet. On the plus side, we did at least get a pretty significant update on the Dota Pro Circuit this month. So at least the team is being a bit more communicative than they have in the past.

Dota 2 is currently available for Windows and OS X.

Be sure to check back with Player.One and follow Scott on Twitter for more Dota 2 news in 2017 and however long Valve supports Dota 2 in the years ahead.

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