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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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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

    • 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
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.4Ghz or faster x86-compatible processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space

Mac System Requirements

    • 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
    • Processor: Intel Core™ Duo 2.4Ghz or faster processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive: 5 GB available space
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A solid documentary illustrating the importance of staying in school.
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A very good movie following the lives of professional gamers.
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A tragedy to film.

Much like the attention span of those whom hysterically enjoy this film, it lacks any really depth and concentration. Free To Play suffers from a lack of any real character development and insight in the main cast which leads to utter boredom. This is the most important failure of the movie. If only more of the focus was placed upon the cast giving them an opportunity to shine as I believe they would have, instead of the obvious commercialization and product placement of DOTA, FREE TO PLAY may have been something worth your time. Sadly, they chose differently and in my opinion ruined the film and made it almost offensive for anyone with any selfrespect to appreciate. Mature and thoughtful minds will be in agony upon completion of the film due to the infomercial style chosen to create this monstrosity.

The King Of Kong and Indie Game: The Movie are both top tier films about gaming and gamers. If you'd like to see how a good documentary is done concerning one of your favorite hobbies, watch either of these.

If you hate your friends or a loved one has wronged you in any way, force them to watch this film as a form of punishment.
Posted: March 27
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Dull and boring. It is a documentary about the DOTA 2 million dollar tournament, but that's not why its boring. There are no interesting characters in this documentary. It is not a lively documentary. There is no energy and even the music is pretty sedate. Avoid this documentary, unless you're the hardest of hardcore. Its not inspiring, there's really no one to root for going into the tournament, even if they spotlight quite a few people. It is a tournament for a million dollars, but no one specifies what the money would mean for them. More people say its a chance to be the best at the world at something.

The biggest thing that I come away with after seeing this is that a mother can raise her 2 sons and put herself through law school, but the DOTA 2 playing son gets kicked out of the house AS AN ADULT for what he says is his "DOTA 2 career." That made me think, its not much of a career when you can't even move out of your mom's house. His mother raised him, all while becoming a lawyer and his career couldn't even move him out as an adult. Not just an adult but the oldest DOTA 2 pro player. After the tournament with his share, he bought a new desk. Good call. Glad your DOTA 2 career earned you so much money at the biggest tournament.
Posted: March 25
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This movie inspired me to play one full round of Dota.
Posted: March 19
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