The latest special event to hit Dota 2 is the upcoming New Bloom Festival, which will coincide with Chinese New Year and the Year of the Horse. Valve hinted at this event by calling for items to be created in the workshop with a Chinese New Year theme in mind. Like previous Dota 2 events, a special game mode will be added that pits players against the Year Beast. Not much has been revealed about how the game mode will play out, but players that take on the Beast will find rewards in the form of new items that can be obtained through drops and crafting. It will be interesting to see what the new event brings and I could use a break from ranked matchmaking.