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"Free to Play is a 2014 documentary film by American video game developer Valve Corporation. And finaly it's free!"
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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.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    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
    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
124 of 150 people (83%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Showed this to my parents, still didn't approve me to quit school and play pro Dota D:
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48 of 55 people (87%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
I have been meaning to watch Free to Play for a while and I'm glad I made the time to do it. It wasn't at all what I thought it was going to be. I was thinking it was about the industry's "Free to Play" business model and games but it was actually a documentary about a group of high-level gamers playing in a professional DotA2 competition.

The featured gamers were interesting, though I'd have personally liked to see more about the teams and how they prepared as a group than the individuals, since it was a team effort rather than an individual one. I never played DotA but I think any gamer who has been part of a group involved in organized competition can probably identify here, and it honestly made me miss some old games and the days of playing with clans in leagues and tourneys.

I was pleasantly surprised to see achievements pop up for watching this! If Valve released more films in this format, I'd probably watch them. It would be pretty cool to see "highlights" after big tournaments, for example, and it might get more gamers interested in watching professional gaming.

Also I have the sudden urge to play DotA2. Well done, Valve.
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146 of 212 people (69%) found this review helpful
1,038.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 7
It's ok.
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39 of 48 people (81%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
10/10 It's a movie with achievements.
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38 of 52 people (73%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
Very interesting movie.
It's about profesional DOTA Championships, & follows a few gamers at a big tournament.
It was cool to see people making $$$ just from playing video games that they like :)
Never tried DOTA, & probably still won't.
Cool movie though.
:) :)
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27 of 35 people (77%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Even though i don't like Dota 2, this movie was still very interesting to me. I enjoyed watching. It's about 'The International' Dota 2 tournament, which has a 1.6 million dolar price pool. You get to see the teams participating, and you'll see the backstory of specific players.
A CS:GO version of this would be awesome!
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21 of 31 people (68%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
i cri evrytiem
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
It's a free documentary about the DOTA 2 championship for 1 million dollars. It follows 3 people's journeys too this great moment and their reactions to their losses and wins. It's just cool. BUT ITS NOT A GAME. ITS A DOCUMENTARY AND AN ENJOYABLE ONE AT THAT. Just don't think this is some sort of game, because it isnt'.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
This thing... OMG!! Like seriously OMG!! It made me feel proud to be a DOTA gamer and to be a part of a HUGE community all over the world. Enjoyed every seconds of it, felt like I was there !! In the International , in the audience , shouting for my team !!! Thank you valve for giving this immense gift to us , it REALLY MEANS A LOT!!
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
The film is Free to Play has changed my attitude to Dota 2 and maybe I'll play Dota.
10/10
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 21
English Review
We recommend the following document from Valve. It's about the game Dota 2 and the best professional players. The documentary portrays the course of the premiere tournament and what players must sacrifice for his playing career.
My rating 10/10.

Slovak Review
Doporučujem pozrieť tento dokument od Valve. Je to o hre Dota 2 a o najlepších profesionálnych hráčov. Dokument zachytáva priebeh premiérového turnaja a čo všetko musia hráči obetovať pre svoju hráčsku kariéru.
Moje hodnotenie 10/10.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
Much better than the docs on t.v. these days.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
Free to Play is a movie about people who play Dota 2 for a living. There is really not much else to say about it becasue thats all the movie is. But the movie would be good for some people to watch, bt not everyone.

+ The Movie is filmed like a Documentary which works will and I think its the only thing they could have dont to make it intresting.

+ The Dota 2 players all talk about them self which gets you involved and you will soon know about the diffrent Dota 2 teams.

+ Its just over one hour long which is good a time to set becasue it would start getting boring.

+ There are bonus features like behind the scenes and deleted scenes, thats if you cant get enough of Free to Play.

+ Achievements are also added for some odd reason but they are easy to get becasue all you have to do is watch everything. You dont even have to do that! Just skip every video to the end and you get the achievements...

+ I have to give it a extra plus becasue its a free movie. They could of made people have to pay for the movie but they did not want to which is very nice of them.

- The beginning of the movie is very slow and can be hard to get in to.

- Seems to repeat itself at times so they can make the movie a little bit longer.

- It trys to play on your emotions alot, I dont know why but it does not work. I can tell how much it means to them but I did not have the same feeling for them and thats probaby becasue I dont play Dota 2.

- If you dont play Dota 2 then the movie will seem a bit boring.

Overall I think the movie is okay and is good in some ways but becasue I do not play Dota 2 it was not intresting for me to watch the movie again. But I can see if other people who play Dota 2 would like. I would give it a 6 out of 10. I would only recommend it to Dota 2 players.
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
You should really get the Competitor's Pack!
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 6
It's a game that's a movie.
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 26
A tragicomedy of the magnitude of any Sylvester Stallone or Arnie effort, gamers treated like rockstars, it's bad enough with the young and 'hard of thinking' worshipping rockstars like rockstars, but now the wretched sheeple are latching on to this manipulative nonsense, I despair for the future of humanity, Mehhhhhhhhh!
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Watch it, it's a well made documentary.

Even if ass♥♥♥♥♥♥s isn't your thing, on the surface it's a rather touching tale about the sacrifice that's required to be a contender on the world stage.

Even more enticing if you want to see the chinese get their ♥♥♥♥ pushed in.
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9 of 14 people (64%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Free to play is a fantastic movie that tells the story of three dota gamers trying to prove that gaming is not a wast of time.
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13 of 22 people (59%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
This is perfect. A life story. The best documentary i have ever seen and... i just love it. Everything is perfect.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
Wanna make my friends to watch this movie. This is the documentary of Dota 2 tournament, but for the Dota itself it covered only a little. This documentary movie telling about how the players struggle their life and sacrifice something to get something more. Basically, this thing talking about the players on their real life. Never bored to watch this movie again.
I'm not a Dota 2 player, but this movie is really good to watch. No need to have ONE knowledge about Dota at all.

Good job, Valve!
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