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Dota 2


Dota2 is 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.

  1. Dota2 News
  2. Dota2 Updates
  3. Dota2 Heroes
  4. Dota 2 Pro Circuit



Dota2 News


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.


Dota2 Updates


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.


Dota2 Heroes


Dota 2 has 121 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.



DOTA 2 The International 11 Last Chance Qualifier: Schedule, participating teams, where to watch, & more
DOTA 2 The International 11 Last Chance Qualifier: Schedule, participating teams, where to watch, & more

DOTA 2 The International 11 Last Chance Qualifier: Schedule, participating teams, where to watch, & more

"Did Valve seriously fire their sound designer?": DOTA 2 fans are unhappy with Phantom Assassin Persona's audio effects
"Did Valve seriously fire their sound designer?": DOTA 2 fans are unhappy with Phantom Assassin Persona's audio effects

"Did Valve seriously fire their sound designer?": DOTA 2 fans are unhappy with Phantom Assassin Persona's audio effects

How to earn levels in DOTA 2 Battle Pass 2022
How to earn levels in DOTA 2 Battle Pass 2022

How to earn levels in DOTA 2 Battle Pass 2022

DOTA 2 Battle Pass 2022 Part 1: Faceless Void arcana, Phantom Assassin persona, immortals, cavern crawl & more 
DOTA 2 Battle Pass 2022 Part 1: Faceless Void arcana, Phantom Assassin persona, immortals, cavern crawl & more 

DOTA 2 Battle Pass 2022 Part 1: Faceless Void arcana, Phantom Assassin persona, immortals, cavern crawl & more 

The future of Indian esports participation: DOTA 2 captain and ESFI at loggerheads regarding roster selection
The future of Indian esports participation: DOTA 2 captain and ESFI at loggerheads regarding roster selection

The future of Indian esports participation: DOTA 2 captain and ESFI at loggerheads regarding roster selection

DOTA 2 Battle Pass 2022: Release Date, Arcanas, and more
DOTA 2 Battle Pass 2022: Release Date, Arcanas, and more

DOTA 2 Battle Pass 2022: Release Date, Arcanas, and more

DOTA 2 patch 7.32 official notes: Centaur's Hitch a Ride, Enchantress' Little Friends, new neutral items, and more
DOTA 2 patch 7.32 official notes: Centaur's Hitch a Ride, Enchantress' Little Friends, new neutral items, and more

DOTA 2 patch 7.32 official notes: Centaur's Hitch a Ride, Enchantress' Little Friends, new neutral items, and more

"We could have won a silver medal": Moin Ejaz, Indian DOTA 2 team captain, talks about the medal at Commonwealth Esports Championship 2022
"We could have won a silver medal": Moin Ejaz, Indian DOTA 2 team captain, talks about the medal at Commonwealth Esports Championship 2022

"We could have won a silver medal": Moin Ejaz, Indian DOTA 2 team captain, talks about the medal at Commonwealth Esports Championship 2022

ESL DOTA 2 One Malaysia 2022: Invited teams, schedule, where to watch, and more
ESL DOTA 2 One Malaysia 2022: Invited teams, schedule, where to watch, and more

ESL DOTA 2 One Malaysia 2022: Invited teams, schedule, where to watch, and more

Dota 2 roundup: Topson and ana to T1, Battle Pass, next patch, and more
Dota 2 roundup: Topson and ana to T1, Battle Pass, next patch, and more

Dota 2 roundup: Topson and ana to T1, Battle Pass, next patch, and more

DOTA 2 The International 2022: Valve's official ruling on DPC standings rules out Outsiders' direct invite
DOTA 2 The International 2022: Valve's official ruling on DPC standings rules out Outsiders' direct invite

DOTA 2 The International 2022: Valve's official ruling on DPC standings rules out Outsiders' direct invite

PGL Arlington DOTA 2 Major Winner: A TI Grand Final rematch sees Team Spirit emerge victorious again
PGL Arlington DOTA 2 Major Winner: A TI Grand Final rematch sees Team Spirit emerge victorious again

PGL Arlington DOTA 2 Major Winner: A TI Grand Final rematch sees Team Spirit emerge victorious again

"Welcome to the Cinderella story": Valve reveals DOTA 2 The International 10 True Sight at PGL Arlington Major
"Welcome to the Cinderella story": Valve reveals DOTA 2 The International 10 True Sight at PGL Arlington Major

"Welcome to the Cinderella story": Valve reveals DOTA 2 The International 10 True Sight at PGL Arlington Major

"No chance to even buy a ticket": DOTA 2 fans left fuming after The International 2022 sold out due to scalpers
"No chance to even buy a ticket": DOTA 2 fans left fuming after The International 2022 sold out due to scalpers

"No chance to even buy a ticket": DOTA 2 fans left fuming after The International 2022 sold out due to scalpers

DOTA 2 The International 2022: Tickets, all invited teams, and more
DOTA 2 The International 2022: Tickets, all invited teams, and more

DOTA 2 The International 2022: Tickets, all invited teams, and more

PGL Arlington DOTA 2 Major 2022 Playoffs: Schedule, qualified teams, and more
PGL Arlington DOTA 2 Major 2022 Playoffs: Schedule, qualified teams, and more

PGL Arlington DOTA 2 Major 2022 Playoffs: Schedule, qualified teams, and more

Commonwealth Esports Championships 2022: Indian DOTA 2 team wins bronze medal after beating New Zealand
Commonwealth Esports Championships 2022: Indian DOTA 2 team wins bronze medal after beating New Zealand

Commonwealth Esports Championships 2022: Indian DOTA 2 team wins bronze medal after beating New Zealand

Commonwealth Esports Championships 2022 India: Dota 2 team to fight for bronze as Rocket League team crashes out in group stage
Commonwealth Esports Championships 2022 India: Dota 2 team to fight for bronze as Rocket League team crashes out in group stage

Commonwealth Esports Championships 2022 India: Dota 2 team to fight for bronze as Rocket League team crashes out in group stage

PGL DOTA 2 Arlington Major 2022: ana, Ceb and other roster changes due to visa issues
PGL DOTA 2 Arlington Major 2022: ana, Ceb and other roster changes due to visa issues

PGL DOTA 2 Arlington Major 2022: ana, Ceb and other roster changes due to visa issues

Commonwealth Esports Championships 2022: Indian contingent, schedule, and more
Commonwealth Esports Championships 2022: Indian contingent, schedule, and more

Commonwealth Esports Championships 2022: Indian contingent, schedule, and more

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