It's not exactly the spectacle people probably imagined virtual reality would be ideal for, but what the hell. If you want to watch Dota 2 matches in VR, now you can.
The developer announced that the Dota VR Hub had been patched into the game. It'll allow players to watch replays or live matches in a theatre-like atmosphere, not too dissimilar from, say, the Netflix VR app.
If you don't fancy sitting in a theatre and being surrounded by Dota 2 heroes, however, you can also jump into the game through the minimap. "Watch from a bird's-eye view or plant your feet on the ground to watch the battles rage around you at full scale. We will continue to improve the Dota VR Hub as we approach The International, so try it out and let us know what you think," Valve announced.
If you want to get an idea of what that looks like, here's a short video.
To get the VR Hub installed, you'll need to manually check "Dota VR Hub" in the DLC section for Dota 2 on your Steam library, which you can find here:
If you want to watch Dota 2 in VR, you'll be pleased to know that the system requirements are the same as the minimum specs for VR.
SteamVR-capable headset with tracked controllers NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970, AMD Radeon R9 290 or better Intel i7-3930K CPU, or better
The SteamVR-capable headset rules out Rift owners for now, it seems, but I wouldn't be surprised if that was fixed at some point.