Free to Play is a feature-length documentary that follows three professional gamers from around the world as they compete for a million dollar prize in the first Dota 2 International Tournament.
User reviews: Overwhelmingly Positive (10,827 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 19, 2014

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Includes 3 items: Crown of Hells (hyhy's Doom Set), Forge of Iron Will (Fear's Sven Set), Murder of Crows (Dendi's Pudge Set)

 

Recommended By Curators

"It’s unlikely you’ll be disappointed by checking out this emotionally engaging and insightful Dota 2 documentary."
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Reviews

“A fascinating, eye-opening look at how video games are becoming the next-generation of sports.”
-Geoff Keighley, Spike TV

“Beautifully captured and wonderfully executed; Free to Play is a film about heart, passion and what drives us. Surely, it will become the definitive E-sports documentary, but really, it resonates well beyond. Free to Play is a remarkable film.”
-Lisanne Pajot & James Swirsky, Creators of Indie Game the Movie

“A fascinating and humanising insight into the world of eSports.”
-Wired.co.uk

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About the Movie

Free to Play is a feature-length documentary that follows three professional gamers from around the world as they compete for a million dollar prize in the first Dota 2 International Tournament. In recent years, e-sports has surged in popularity to become one of the most widely-practiced forms of competitive sport today. A million dollar tournament changed the landscape of the gaming world and for those elite players at the top of their craft, nothing would ever be the same again. Produced by Valve, the film documents the challenges and sacrifices required of players to compete at the highest level.

Free to Play Competitor's Pack



The Free to Play Competitor's Pack will also be available for purchase on Steam and the Dota 2 Store on March 19th, 2014. 25% of the sales will be distributed to the players featured in the film as well as the contributors. The Free to Play Pack will include the following:

  • Fear's Sven Set - Created by Jeremy Klein, Ziedrich
  • hyhy's Doom Set - Created by Vermillion Wlad
  • Dendi’s Pudge Set – Created by Danidem, Bronto ϟ Thunder
  • Free to Play Wards – Created by Valve
  • Free to Play HUD – Created by Valve
  • Free to Play Courier – Created by Valve

About the Players

  • Dendi: Born in L’viv, Ukraine, Dendi began playing video games at a young age after his older brother received a PC from their grandmother. As he had with his other early interests in life, music and dancing, Dendi picked up games very quickly and was soon excelling far beyond his age bracket. The prodigious dexterity earned through long hours of piano study was soon put to use in local gaming tournaments where he earned a reputation as a dominant and creative competitor. Though he was successful at other games, he knew he found his calling when he stumbled upon Dota.
  • hyhy: If you’ve followed the development of Singaporean Dota, then Benedict “HyHy” Lim is a name that is familiar to you. Born in Singapore on 1990, HyHy’s rise to prominence began when he and teammates represented Singapore in the 2007 Asian Cyber Games. The following year, he was victorious in the Electronic Sports World Cup. Since then his body of work has become a pillar in the Dota 2 community. Never one to shy away from controversy, HyHy speaks his mind, and has made a name for himself as one of professional gaming’s most driven and versatile players.
  • Fear: Arguably among the most formidable Dota 2 players to ever come out of the Western Hemisphere, Clinton “Fear” Loomis, has never had an easy path in front of him. Ever the underdog, he’s used a balance of raw skill and hard-earned experience to overcome the isolation that US players often face when they compete at the highest level. Born 1988, his work ethic and dedication have taken him from Medford, Oregon to Europe, to China, and finally to the Dota 2 International, the tournament with the largest prize pool in the history of video games.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: In-Home Streaming is not currently supported.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7, Windows 8.1
    • Processor: Intel Core I5 or I7 or AMD equivalent recommended for HD 1080p playback
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: In-Home Streaming is not currently supported.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OSX 10.7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: In-Home Streaming is not currently supported.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OSX 10.10
    • Processor: Intel Core I5 or I7 or AMD equivalent recommended for HD 1080p playback
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: In-Home Streaming is not currently supported.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Linux Ubuntu 12.04 or later, SteamOS 2.20 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: In-Home Streaming is not currently supported.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Linux Ubuntu 12.04 or later, SteamOS 2.20 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core I5 or I7 or AMD equivalent recommended for HD 1080p playback
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: In-Home Streaming is not currently supported.
Helpful customer reviews
74 of 86 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1,079.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
With 900+ hours i can say this is a good movie, watch't :)
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76 of 92 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
Movie that has Achievements.
GG WP
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43 of 46 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
This is not a game. This is a documentary movie about professional players in first Dota 2 International Tournament.
On the very beginning I have to admit that, I've never played Dota 2 and I don't think I ever will - this is not my cup of tea. But that didn't bother me to spend great 90 minutes watching this movie.
If you don't know how the tournament ended, you will feel very strong emotions for sure. You will have yours favorites and you won't like some teams. Just like in sport. Cause this is a sport, right? And this movie is about that sport spirit.

VERDICT:
No matter If you're fan of Dota 2 or not, if you want to watch good document about gaming, this is good choice!
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29 of 35 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
Would you risk everything in life to win $1,000,000 in a critically acclaimed competitive gaming tournament? This is their story.

10/10 GG
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26 of 31 people (84%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 13
"One Way to Forget About Pain is to do Something You Will Be In, Completely." - Dendi
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