Dota2 the game, created and published by Valve Corporation, is the sequel of DOTA (Defense of the Ancient) or DotA1. Dota1 was a community created MOD for Blizzard’s World of Warcraft III: Frozen Throne Expansion. Dota2 was created on the same concept; It is a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) game. Dota2 can be downloaded from steam after you create your account. The matches of Dota2 is played between two teams of 5 players. Each team tries to defend their own base and destroy the opponent base. Every players controls a powerful character known as “Heroes”.
Dota 2 Heroes have unique abilities and players have to make items for their heroes to do better in the battle. During a match players earn gold and experience, the heroes level up and get powerful.
First time the development for Dota2 begun when Icefrog the lead designer and the mastermind of Dota was hired by Valve corporation to create the modern Dota2. However, Dota2 was officially released on Steam in July, 2013. The beta was released 2 years prior as windows only but officially launched for Windows, OS X, and Linux based computers. The game is totally free-to-play and not a pay-to-win game. Every hero and everything in the game is free. The company makes profit from the treasures, battle pass and Dota Plus and all these are cosmetic related items that does not make any change in the main game-play.
In the beginning the game received criticism for being very complicated and hard to learn but later it was well received in the gaming community. The game is considered to be the greatest MOBA game of all time as well as the most complicated MOBA game.
Dota2 is now spread well across the globe with teams from around the globe playing it professionally and it is considered as one of the highest paying games in the current E-sports scene. It also holds the world record of arranging tournaments with the highest Prize pool, near $30 Million. The largest tournament is known as Dota2 The International which is held once every year and considered as the World Cup of Dota2 also one of the most prestigious tournament to win in the entire E-sports scene.
Dota2 is one of the most happening games in the world of E-sports at the moment and so Dota2 is always making the headline. A game this big has a lot of news for the community and fans. Sportskeeda covers all the news about Dota2 so the fans can stay up to date.
Dota 2 recieves updates throughout the year as the developers releases big patches to keep the game balanced. Bi weekly patches are released to fix small bugs and other problems including changes to heroes with nerfs and buffs. Sportskeeda keeps track of all the updates and create regular posts to update the community about the latets patch release.
Dota 2 has over 115 Heroes to choose form. Heroes are basically divided in three different types. Intelligence based heroes, Strength based heroes and Agility based heroes. Sportskeeda writes about Dota2 Heroes and update their complete hero guide for beginners and veteran players.
Dota 2 Pro Circuit
DPC is the competitive Dota2 tournament circuit. The circuit includes Minor and Major Dota2 tournaments with low and big prize pool. The standing on the circuit also distributes DPC point according to which teams get selected for the concluding tournament The International. Sportskeeda covers all news on DPC and all tournaments under the DPC.