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Dota Auto Chess Is The Fourth Most Popular Game On Steam, Reaches Over Four Million Players

Dota Auto Chess, a custom game inside Dota 2, continues experiencing enormous success, garnering a playerbase much larger than most games on Steam.

The game recently surpassed a brand-new milestone: 300,000 concurrent players, and is currently sitting at over four million total subscribers. This is a sign of the mod's continued growth, as only last month the game was sitting at over 100,000 concurrents and nearly 700,000 subscribers, according to esports outfit Team Secret's director of operations Matthew Bailey.

This makes the mod itself one of the most popular games on Steam. If you were to rank Auto Chess on Steam's official player statistics rankings across all games on Steam, it would place fourth, putting it ahead of the Steam playerbases for Rainbow Six Siege (the game is also available on consoles and through Ubisoft's own store on PC) and Grand Theft Auto V (which is also available outside of Steam through the Rockstar Social Club store), and behind Steam..

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Destiny 2’s Trials Of The Nine Won’t Be Back For A While, Says Bungie

Trials of the Nine, one of Destiny 2's most competitive activities and which only took place on weekends, isn't going to return any time soon, as Bungie still trying to figure out how to make the mode work with the current state of Destiny 2.

On its blog, Bungie announced the mode still isn't ready to return. “We still don’t have a timeline for when it may return, but we do want to give you an update on our current thinking about Trials,” the developer said.

Bungie feels the mode didn't reach the highs of the the original Destiny's Trials of Osiris, the original competitive mode for the series, especially when it come to rallying like-minded players to play at their best. Though the company has pushed many parts of Destiny 2 to be more like Destiny, this won't be the case for Trials. “Both Destiny and the online PvP scene have evolved since 2015, so we don’t believe that bringing back the 2015 version of Trials of Osiris would accomplish what our goals a..

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What To Watch This Weekend: Overwatch League, Evo Japan, And Rainbow Six Siege

It's a big week all over the world! Overwatch League starts off here in the States, Counter-Strike gets some love in Poland, and fighting games are big in Japan.

The Overwatch League started back up this week and will be finishing its first run of matches tomorrow. You can catch old favorites like the Shanghai Dragons (favorites because who doesn't like an underdog?) face off against new teams like the Vancouver Titans. (Stream / Schedule)

When they're not shutting the stream down due to Dead or Alive-related incidents, Evo Japan brings some of the most competitive fighting game action for Street Fighter V, the King of Fighters XIV, Soulcalibur VI, Tekken 7, and more. (Stream / Schedule)

The Rainbow Six Siege Invitational wraps up this Sunday, but today it'll be working through the semi-final matches as well as a short documentary on the game's competitive scene. We should also get our first major look at the fourth season's roadmap and reveal tomorrow…

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Weekend Warrior – Something Old, Something New

February is a big month for gaming, with huge titles like Anthem, Jump Force, and Far Cry: New Dawn knocking on our doors. Some Game Informer editors are catching up on their backlogs as they ready for the month's biggest titles, and others are diving right into new games like the stellar Metro Exodus. Let us know in the comments section below what games you'll be playing this weekend!

Ben Hanson (@yozetty) – This weekend I’ll be starting my journey in Anthem on PC! Other than that, I’m sure I’ll play some more Apex Legends and also keep playing Kingdom Hearts III on PS4… My apologies to all listeners to The Game Informer Show podcast for sharing my opinions on Kingdom Hearts III so far. I’ll keep at it. Have a good weekend!

Brian Shea (@BrianPShea) – I’m spending this weekend playing more of Wargroove and, of course, getting some final loot boxes in the Overwatch Lunar New Year event. I need that Reaper skin.

Kyle Hilliard (@KyleMHilliard) – This weekend is pretty low key..

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