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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Release Date: Mar 19, 2014

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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.”
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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.

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✪_SHINIGΛMI_✪
3.2 hrs
Posted: September 18
I really loved the movie. It was really moving to see how every single one of them had some hardships, that some of us can relate to, and they still kept moving forward. It really "hits home" when you see how they weren't accepted for playing games and putting games above school, work or something else. I think all of us got that talk "you're spending to much time on the computer" but they stuck with it and they made something out of it, even if they needed to move out of the hous, fail exams... Luckily I never had the problem of not being supported by my parents. My father always tells me "I don't care what you do, you can be a dump truck driver but what I do care about is that you're happy with what you do and that you strive to be the best that you can possibly be in what you do". Now I know that not all of us have the luck to have that much support of our parents and that we shouldn't take it for granted. This movie showed me just that.
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<kur0>
1.8 hrs
Posted: September 13
Tears!
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Nixx
4.2 hrs
Posted: September 13
The only thing achieved in life without effort is failure

I originally installed this for the achievements but damn. This is an exemplary documentary to watch! Almost cried my eyes out man. Free to Play is a documentary about gamers who tried to compete for the million dollar prize offered at the first ever Dota 2 International Tournament.

I have played Dota 2 for years and watching this made me feel horrible. Compared to the stress, the pressure and the sacrifices these professional gamers made, my issues with the game seemed so ridiculous. Here i am b*tching about lag, quitters and crappy teammates while these kinds of people are out there risking everything just to win.

It's mesmerizing, inspiring and at the same time heartbreaking watching Fear, Hyhy and Dendi's struggle in making their passions something bigger than it already is... something they can be proud about... something their parents can be proud of.

Kudos to everyone behind this documentary.
11/10. Will watch again.
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Stormmy
1.3 hrs
Posted: September 12
For the love of Gaming!
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Relin
0.1 hrs
Posted: September 6
Install -> Get achivements -> Exit

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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
I have'nt played dota 2, I olny downloaded this video for achievements and Seriously after watching this documentary I am stunned. One Word "Amazing"
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
I liked it. It's kind of silly that it has achivements.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 28
A good duccumentary about the lives and background of pro gamers (Dota 2) from across the world. Really fascinating should definetly watch. (Make sure to save the soundtrack before uninstalling)
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 16
内容还是充实的,讲述了几位DOTA玩家的艰辛。可是却有意把中国战队塑造成反派。侧面也表现出了国外玩家对于中国和中国游戏环境的不了解。
我大西恩的职业玩家哪里是轻松愉快地拿冠军的,哪里是在万众瞩目,国家支持的条件下生存的。跟那些老美和乌克兰的、新加坡的比,从电子海洛因的阴影中爬出来成就一番事业背负的也是沉重的负担。
换句话说咱们还是需要重视电竞,这样才能有自己的声音,不让我们的形象被外国媒体、甚至V社曲解。
The film contains three stories about three different dota players and their struggle towards winning TI. I think it's worth looking into and it's a pretty nice film which introduces Dota2. I sincerely hope this film could brought in more players and works as a window that helps people know more about this game and the whole industry.
However, I oppose this film firmly on their ways of depicting Chinese teams. This film deliberately pictured Chinese teams as the devil who dominates Dota2 arrogantly. It makes people feel that electronic gaming is more supported in China and people are open about electronic competitions so that's why they tend to win.
I admit that there's more players, so there's relatively more people who care about gaming but western countries have no idea what people think of games and how hard it is to be a professional player in China. A decade ago when warcraft and starcraft was popular in China, a journalist who played these games for about a couple hours wrote an article in the most popular newspaper in China stating that gaming is the "electronic heroine" which poisons youth and sabotages our nations' future. That article triggered a national prejudice against gaming which crashed gaming industry in China. Ever since then gaming has became a "sin" which were never acknowleged as a normal career. Countless players fights for what they love despite family's objection. The environment was dire indeed, countless sponsors run away as soon as players won for they are greedy for the prize let alone teams who lost the tournaments. They couldn't even buy the tickets back home back then. The communities' passion on gaming builds up on the blood and sweat of those players who never showed up on big stages. There's no schools in China training players or set up careers for youth who love electronic competitions up till recently(9/17/2016).Lots of players giving up since high school and go training with other teams. They are mostly self- taught. All the champions and players fought so much for their success, their devotion to this sport and their thirst for winning is undeniable the best, and that's why they won.
Clearly this film omitted what I mentioned above to meet the expectation of the audience. Since they know so little about China and so few chinese watch this film, there's no point justify the winnings of the Chinese teams. I also think the interviews of the Chinese players are made up. They were told what to say which successfully fufilled the need of the film makers to lead people dislike Chinese players. This is what I can never tolerate, you can be ignorant and show nothing about Chinese players but that is clearly propagada.
Therefore, I want to express my disatisfaction about this film. Chinese are so competitive in this game and yet you know so little about Chinese players, their life and their career in real life. This film showed so little about Chinese teams. This showed a lack of responsibility of the Valve team.
I hope next time they may show the real life of the Chinese teams. In countries like China that people are just getting enough food a decade ago, it is a real feat following your heart and fight for what you love, it's no easier than the western teams.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
Great watch following MOBA players

If you're looking for gameplay this ISNT FOR YOU but it focuses on how their lives are affected whelst playing.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 4
oppa doto
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2,704 of 3,045 people (89%) found this review helpful
27 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 19, 2014
This movie inspired me to play one full round of Dota.
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503 of 573 people (88%) found this review helpful
432 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 4, 2014
Showed this to my parents, still didn't approve me to quit school and play pro Dota D:
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342 of 388 people (88%) found this review helpful
317 people found this review funny
Recommended
23.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 25, 2015
For The "First" Time in My Life,
I Can "Install A Movie" on My PC.

ɢɢᴡᴘ - VALVᴇ ;)
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