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 (11,044 reviews) - 95% of the 11,044 user reviews for this video are positive.
Release Date: Mar 19, 2014

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Instant watch, no download required. Includes all language subtitles, English closed captions and commentary tracks by Dendi and Fear!

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The downloadable version contains all content including the behind the scenes extra videos which are not currently in the Streaming version.

Downloadable Content For This Game

Buy Free to Play - Competitor's Pack

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.”
http://www.wired.co.uk/

Streaming Video

This content is only available in an online streaming format. More information about streaming videos can be found in the Streaming Videos on Steam FAQ.

Commentary Tracks Added to Streaming Version

The commentary tracks featuring Dendi, Fear and the Free To Play production crew is now available in the Streaming version of the video! Click the settings icon, select the desired audio track and enjoy hearing from the players.

Free to Play Competitor's Pack

25% of the sales of the Free to Play Competitor's Pack 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.

About This Video

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.

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
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Network Bandwidth of 5Mbps for 540p, 3Mbps for 360p.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7, 8.1 or 10
    • Processor: Intel Core I3+ or AMD equivalent recommended for HD 1080p playback
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Network Bandwidth of 12Mbps for 1080p or 8Mbps for 720p.
    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OSX 10.7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Network Bandwidth of 5Mbps for 540p, 3Mbps for 360p.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Mac OSX 10.10+
    • Processor: Intel Core I3+ or AMD equivalent recommended for HD 1080p playback
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Network Bandwidth of 12Mbps for 1080p or 8Mbps for 720p.
    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
    • Storage: 200 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Network Bandwidth of 5Mbps for 540p, 3Mbps for 360p.
    Recommended:
    • OS: Linux Ubuntu 12.04 or later, SteamOS 2.20 or later
    • Processor: Intel Core I3+ or AMD equivalent recommended for HD 1080p playback
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
    • Additional Notes: Network Bandwidth of 12Mbps for 1080p or 8Mbps for 720p.
Helpful customer reviews
50 of 66 people (76%) found this review helpful
38 people found this review funny
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 6, 2015
Thanks Dota (well maybe and WAR3 for sure ) to bring me into the E-sport Community.

Even though I play league now but I still love DOTA. Long live E-sport, Long live MOBA.

Spoiler:
1. Hyhy's story is the best
2. Chinese Doto Best Doto
3. ヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ノ Dendi's sister is hot ヽ༼ຈل͜ຈ༽ノ


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4 people found this review funny
Posted: December 3, 2015
This movie is so inspiring that I've watched it 4 times.
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 17, 2015
'gg'
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23 of 37 people (62%) found this review helpful
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Posted: November 15, 2015
Spoiler : Na'Vi disband
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13 of 19 people (68%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2015
10/10 would play dota 2 again..
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