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 (35 reviews) - 91% of the 35 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Positive (11,211 reviews) - 95% of the 11,211 user reviews for this video are positive.
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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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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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Recent:
Very Positive (35 reviews)
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Overwhelmingly Positive (11,211 reviews)
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Gazza
0.3 hrs
Posted: August 24
maybe watchable if you are into Dota, probably not though
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ZenZone1
3.6 hrs
Posted: August 19
It's a reality show unlike most other where it's just fad and forgettable, this one is moving; an excellent portrayal of gamers' lives and struggles to be the best.
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IMERO 13
4.0 hrs
Posted: August 18
Tears!
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ⒻⓊⒸⓀ em0_tion
0.2 hrs
Posted: August 18
10/10 Dendi Humor :}
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HazelS
0.2 hrs
Posted: August 16
Download movie
Scroll to the end
Get achievement
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GG
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Irrelevant
1.2 hrs
Posted: August 13
It is on youtube, uploaded by valve on the dota 2 channel.
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Glow
5.6 hrs
Posted: August 12
Yes, a movie with achievements but good story and nicely done. Worth watching even if you dont play Dota. 6/10
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zin
2.4 hrs
Posted: August 12
This documentary is both inspiriting and somewhat entertaining, giving an insight into the lives of professional Dota2 gamers and how they got there. I recommend it to every gamer out there, even to those who don't necessarily play Dota2. It kind of makes me want to give Dota2 a try again.
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SSS | Jerome
1.5 hrs
Posted: August 10
Very interesting documentary. Would reccomend watching it.
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Dezrouge MKII
0.1 hrs
Posted: August 5
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 16
Download movie
Scroll to the end
Get achievement
Delet movie

GG
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
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2,698 of 3,038 people (89%) found this review helpful
19 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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2,665 of 3,196 people (83%) found this review helpful
23 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 19, 2014
Soo, these guys play games and get
-money
-fame
-girls


let me tell you, I played Ultima Online for 8 years as much as they played the same dumb Warcraft 3 map and I've achieved the following things:
-fat ♥♥♥
-broken eyesight
-carpal tunnel syndrome
-24/7 'Stones' melody tinnitus
-lost most friends
-ate only cat food for 5 months
-even my body pillow broke up with me
-can't resist the urge to shout 'bank guards recsu recdu' at the bank every single time

if there is a god he should fix this grave injustice, thx



the movie is pretty OK! I guess
but I will continue to treat Dota like I treat girls: hover-hands
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494 of 563 people (88%) found this review helpful
419 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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336 of 382 people (88%) found this review helpful
310 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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261 of 295 people (88%) found this review helpful
176 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 4, 2014
10/10 It's a movie with achievements.
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904 of 1,129 people (80%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 19, 2014
Watch this movie to understand that you're not a "Nerd", but simply an antisocial noob.

10/10
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842 of 1,120 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 19, 2014
"Free to Play" brought tears to my eyes at The International.

I was not alone, many attendees were dramatically moved by the story of these players.

It is expertly crafted, well paced and stays focused on the struggles of the 3 players who are all competing to be one of the best at something a large part of the world does not understand.

It's very painful to see how much they have had to suffer and struggle through their lives. Free to Play is a window into a world that doesn't get the time, attention, sympathy or respect that are all heavily ingrained into this documentary.

No knowledge of the game is necessary. I personally believe this is a huge step forward for Valve into new territory, what could have been pure marketing and advertising is instead one of the most honest, humanizing documentaries I've seen in recent years. I'm just so glad the rest of the world finally gets to see this beautiful movie. Thank you Valve for making this and thank you for recognizing how important it is that the world is exposed to the passion and plights of the people that have given Dota everything within them. See you at TI4.
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133 of 153 people (87%) found this review helpful
121 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,691.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 5, 2015
With 900+ hours i can say this is a good movie, watch't :)
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