October 29, 2023

Ringmaster: The New Dota Hero Revealed at TI12

Liam Fletcher
Written byLiam FletcherWriter
Researched byHaruki NakamuraResearcher
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Valve has officially announced the arrival of a new Dota hero, Ringmaster, at TI12. Although details are scarce at the moment, more information is expected to be revealed in the coming months.

Ringmaster: The New Dota Hero Revealed at TI12

Ringmaster - New Hero

In a video released just before the TI12 Grand Finals, Valve confirmed that Ringmaster will be released in early 2024. The video showcased Axe in a spooky circus-themed forest, chasing a mechanical circus jungle creep. This has led to speculation that the new hero may have a trap element. In the end, Axe was lured into a Test Your Strength game and swiftly killed by Ringmaster emerging from an Iron Maiden-like structure.

Role of the New Dota Hero

The promotional image for Ringmaster features a circus theme and mocks several heroes including Monkey King, Kunkka, Axe, Mirana, and Keeper of the Light. While this doesn't provide many clues, it suggests that Ringmaster will likely be a melee hero, possibly with extendable mechanical arms. Given that the previous hero, Muerta, was a ranged intelligence carry, Dota fans can anticipate a new melee hero.

Valve has exciting plans in store for Dota fans in the upcoming year, and only time will reveal the full extent of the changes.

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Haruki Nakamura
Haruki Nakamura

Haruki Nakamura, affectionately termed "DataSensei" within the Esports universe, is EsportRanker's resident data wizard. Seamlessly merging his love for Esports with his knack for research, he provides insights and analysis that propel the industry forward.

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