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“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.

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Microsoft® Windows® XP Home, Professional, or Tablet PC Edition with Service Pack 3; Windows Server® 2003; Windows Server® 2008; Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise (including 64-bit editions) with Service Pack 2
    • Processor: 2.33GHz or faster x86-compatible processor or Intel® Atom™ 1.6GHz or faster processor for netbooks
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.4Ghz or faster x86-compatible processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Mac OS X v10.6
    • Processor: Intel Core™ Duo or faster processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: Not compatible with OSX 10.7.3
    Recommended:
    • Processor: Intel Core™ Duo 2.4Ghz or faster processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
2,553 of 2,861 people (89%) found this review helpful
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14 reviews
1.7 hrs on record
This movie inspired me to play one full round of Dota.
Posted: March 19th, 2014
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2,588 of 3,103 people (83%) found this review helpful
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14 reviews
1.7 hrs on record
Soo, these guys play games and get
-money
-fame
-girls


let me tell you, I played Ultima Online for 8 years as much as they played the same dumb Warcraft 3 map and I've achieved the following things:
-fat ♥♥♥
-broken eyesight
-carpal tunnel syndrome
-24/7 'Stones' melody tinnitus
-lost most friends
-ate only cat food for 5 months
-even my body pillow broke up with me
-can't resist the urge to shout 'bank guards recsu recdu' at the bank every single time

if there is a god he should fix this grave injustice, thx



the movie is pretty OK! I guess
but I will continue to treat Dota like I treat girls: hover-hands
Posted: March 19th, 2014
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429 of 507 people (85%) found this review helpful
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1 review
1.2 hrs on record
A solid documentary illustrating the importance of staying in school.
Posted: March 19th, 2014
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854 of 1,065 people (80%) found this review helpful
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99 reviews
1.6 hrs on record
Watch this movie to understand that you're not a "Nerd", but simply an antisocial noob.

10/10
Posted: March 19th, 2014
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801 of 1,070 people (75%) found this review helpful
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18 reviews
1.5 hrs on record
"Free to Play" brought tears to my eyes at The International.

I was not alone, many attendees were dramatically moved by the story of these players.

It is expertly crafted, well paced and stays focused on the struggles of the 3 players who are all competing to be one of the best at something a large part of the world does not understand.

It's very painful to see how much they have had to suffer and struggle through their lives. Free to Play is a window into a world that doesn't get the time, attention, sympathy or respect that are all heavily ingrained into this documentary.

No knowledge of the game is necessary. I personally believe this is a huge step forward for Valve into new territory, what could have been pure marketing and advertising is instead one of the most honest, humanizing documentaries I've seen in recent years. I'm just so glad the rest of the world finally gets to see this beautiful movie. Thank you Valve for making this and thank you for recognizing how important it is that the world is exposed to the passion and plights of the people that have given Dota everything within them. See you at TI4.
Posted: March 19th, 2014
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