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.
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Very Positive (56 reviews) - 96% of the 56 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (11,122 reviews) - 95% of the 11,122 user reviews for this video are positive.
Release Date: Mar 19, 2014

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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/

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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.
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shiny
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
The only point in getting this is if you're looking for a quick "game" to 100%.
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Chao | (ノ゜ヮ゜)ノ*:・゚✧
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 30
DendiFace

It's nice to hear the story behind Dendi from his family's side.

If you have already watched it, watch it again but with commentary from the players themselves.
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stfN1337
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 28
100% Achievements
Very fast. ^^
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Melchizedek
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 27
I'm not a moba player but this doc is actually very compelling. And with it being offered as free I'd suggest anyone give it a watch.
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Yrodem
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
İzedikten sonra e-spora bakış açınız değişecek.
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|BENEDIKTATOR™
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
Auch wenn ich kein Dota2-Spieler bin, war es doch schön einmal einen Blick hinter die Culissen zu werden. Er ist interessanter und sehenswerter als ich Dachte. Auf jeden Fall einen Versuch wert
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yTpo
( 1.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 21
Don't lose hope yet.
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(Rev) the flying fish
( 5.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 19
This is an great documentry that helps give light to why dota is as big as it is.
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Vanlig Fyr
Posted: April 17
This is a damn good movie.

Made me fell stuff.
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Skillionaire
( 2.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 14
[ ] God Tier
[ ] Top Tier
[X] High Tier
[ ] Mid Tier
[ ] Low Tier
[ ] Trash Tier
[ ] Sewer Tier
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hakcerman
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 12
It's a good movie to watch when your bored and have no internet
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Tiger
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 10
Very stunning way of depicting these people's lives.
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Goldenwolf
Posted: April 10
 
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Dr.Ress
Posted: April 8
I really love it , guys you really should watch it even if don't play Dota 2 .
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StiffHotdog
( 1.6 hrs on record )
Posted: April 7
My family would disown me if I became a professional gamer.















But that doesn't stop me from still wanting to become one...
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Sol Invictus
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 7
an interesting point of view
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Phildo
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 6
Free to play made me play dota. Dota made me kill self zzz
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Evilous
Posted: April 5
gg
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FR.Headbanger
Posted: April 2
Life is not a game
...But gaming can be life!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
Auch wenn ich kein Dota2-Spieler bin, war es doch schön einmal einen Blick hinter die Culissen zu werden. Er ist interessanter und sehenswerter als ich Dachte. Auf jeden Fall einen Versuch wert
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 27
I'm not a moba player but this doc is actually very compelling. And with it being offered as free I'd suggest anyone give it a watch.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
Don't lose hope yet.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
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0.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
100% Achievements
Very fast. ^^
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
for achievement..
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 3
I don't play Dota but this movie is really nice, very nice story for 3 persons, thanks Valve for making this movie and thanks to Dendil, Hyhy and Fear for sharing his story ! ;)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 14
If you like eSports, this film is actually really good!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 27
We need more movies like to get more players into serious gaming...
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 21
awesome and truly essential movie for the gamer community... cool as hell
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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0.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 17
one of my favourite movie, cool movie ever, dendi my idol..
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
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3.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 15
i cri evrytiem 10/10
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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0.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
The feel when it took longer to download the game than to get all the achievements (I didn't watch the whole thing, cuz I don't care about Dota :P). xD
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
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Posted: February 14
the best
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
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Posted: February 18
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40 of 53 people (75%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
Posted: December 3, 2015
This movie is so inspiring that I've watched it 4 times.
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26 of 31 people (84%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
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1.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
A masterpiece.

I cry every time
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25 of 32 people (78%) found this review helpful
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1.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 17, 2015
'gg'
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42 of 72 people (58%) found this review helpful
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Posted: November 15, 2015
Spoiler : Na'Vi disband
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2015
This is not a game, but it is a documentary movie that inspire DotA2 player. It's a history for International player. The hardwork of player who just started playing DotA2 then became a professional.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2015
A very emotional insight into the world of e-sports
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