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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

PC
Mac
    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
110 of 156 people (71%) found this review helpful
1,037.8 hrs on record
It's ok.
Posted: September 7
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37 of 41 people (90%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
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.
Posted: September 25
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33 of 44 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Showed this to my parents, still didn't approve me to quit school and play pro Dota D:
Posted: October 4
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31 of 42 people (74%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
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.
:) :)
Posted: July 10
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
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!
Posted: September 26
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2,681 of 3,019 people (89%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
This movie inspired me to play one full round of Dota.
Posted: March 19
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