Steam confirmed today along with other details about the planned upgrade to their slow content delivery network and that Dota 2 will be available through the upgraded Steam. It’s Valve’s initiative to to make it better, stronger, and faster.
How they plan on to do that ? you shouldn’t be interested in, if the change makes the service better. But for the curious breed, it will be via a firewall-friendly HTTP system “and will automatically take advantage of web-caching proxies installed at ISPs.”
Details on Dota 2 are scarce, we don’t know anything beyond impressive character art and ICE Frog’s Q&A at official site. Dota 2 will be on show in COLOGNE. If the recent rumors about a planned tournament for Dota 2 are true, we may see it action sooner.