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Dota 2 Adding Pit Lord To Roster, Along With New Hero The Monkey King

by Elise Favis on Aug 13, 2016 at 08:03 AM

Valve has announced two characters coming to Dota 2: Pit Lord, who appeared in the original Dota mod, and The Monkey King, a character who has never been playable before.

These announcements were revealed during the last few days of The International, the world's largest Dota tournament, which is offering a record-breaking prize pool of over $20 million. Pit Lord is expected to join the game as of August 23. This was huge news for fans who have long awaited his arrival in Dota 2, and he will now be called "Underlord." Watch his reveal below.

This wasn't the only big news to surface, however, as Valve also unveiled a new and original hero called the Monkey King, who will be added in the New Journey Update. The Monkey King is based off of Monkey King Sun Wukong, who is from Chinese mythology and a character from the 16th century Chinese novel Journey to the West. This update will arrive in spring of next year.

The grand finals for The International are in full swing today, and you can watch via Twitch here

[Source: Reddit (1), (2), YouTube