Dota is a competitive game of action and strategy, played both professionally and casually by millions of passionate fans worldwide. Players pick from a pool of over a hundred heroes, forming two teams of five players.
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Very Positive (21,919 reviews) - 85% of the 21,919 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Jul 9, 2013

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April 30

The Manila Major Qualifiers



The Manila Major Qualifiers are just around the corner and by next week the final four qualifying teams will take their places alongside the 12 invites.Running May 3rd - 6th, the Regional Qualifiers will determine which remaining team in each region will earn a chance to do battle on the main stage of The Manila Major from June 7th - 12th.

As the regional teams battle for the coveted final spots, we would like to take the opportunity to give a larger group of casters the chance to cast higher profile games and join the established talents across the Russian, English, and Chinese languages for every qualifier match in both DotaTV and on stream. The schedule and streams for each game will be available herebefore the start of the qualifiers.

If you are interested in attending The Manila Major, weekday tickets are still available for purchase here.

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About This Game

Dota is a competitive game of action and strategy, played both professionally and casually by millions of passionate fans worldwide. Players pick from a pool of over a hundred heroes, forming two teams of five players. Radiant heroes then battle their Dire counterparts to control a gorgeous fantasy landscape, waging campaigns of cunning, stealth, and outright warfare.

Irresistibly colorful on the surface, Dota is a game of infinite depth and complexity. Every hero has an array of skills and abilities that combine with the skills of their allies in unexpected ways, to ensure that no game is ever remotely alike. This is one of the reasons that the Dota phenomenon has continued to grow. Originating as a fan-made Warcraft 3 modification, Dota was an instant underground hit. After coming to Valve, the original community developers have bridged the gap to a more inclusive audience, so that the rest of the world can experience the same core gameplay, but with the level of polish that only Valve can provide.

Get a taste of the game that has enthralled millions.

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
SteamOS + Linux
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia GeForce 8600/9600GT, ATI/AMD Radeon HD2600/3600
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X Mavericks 10.9
    • Processor: Dual core from Intel
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia 320M or higher, or Radeon HD 2400 or higher, or Intel HD 3000 or higher
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    Minimum:
    • OS: Ubuntu 12.04
    • Processor: Dual core from Intel or AMD at 2.8 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia Geforce 8600/9600GT (Driver v331), AMD HD 2xxx-4xxx (Driver mesa 10.5.9), AMD HD 5xxx+ (Driver mesa 10.5.9 or Catalyst 15.7), Intel HD 3000 (Driver mesa 10.6)
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card
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Recent:
Very Positive (21,919 reviews)
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Dogė
( 447.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Product received for free
My cat is dead.
My floor's filled with ♥♥♥♥ and ♥♥♥♥.
I haven't eaten in weeks.
I have isolated myself from the real world.
10/10 would give a ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ to play for 5 minutes.
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Aka78
( 1,825.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Good game, ♥♥♥♥♥♥ community
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Iv'An.SingeRun
( 1,979.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Я играл 2к чесов в эту игру и могу сказать что сларки ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ы не контрящиеся!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Haifa Carina
( 47.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Product received for free
Great game!
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A +25
( 1,882.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
My favorite game.
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OBEY YOUR QUEEN. :)
( 765.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Product received for free
¡Good! But, games are supposed to be fun.
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Spoopy [POOF]
( 506.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Played rated with an Ogre majai that contunied to buy courriers and feed them to the enemy team and then himself over and over, costing us the match. I abandoned and ended up in low prio and had to win 2 games playing with scum like him. 10/10 f**k the rules
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VerdeneXus
( 333.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Product received for free
Searched , and Won! , Then Won again , and Won 3 streaks in a row..
Then in the next you've been gank.. got lost , random teammates calling you noob..curse you with their rages, enemies team trashtalking.. "EZ GAME'

"WELCOME TO THE DOTA2 Community!"

It's a good game mate 8/8
I'm loving iT!
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captcha
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
worst cancer game ever
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RocketPowder
( 555.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Product received for free
Brilliantly addictive and has a surprisingly high replay value. You won't get bored with this.
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pika uchiha
( 390.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
excellent mmorpg , best ever i played
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Average Gamer
( 42.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
League of legends is better in my opinion.
However this game is still amazing if your a pleb.
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Blues
( 3,574.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
I dont like the yellow line while i place the ward, and the cast range reminder.
I think tp price can be 75-100, 50 is too low.
The transform of lycan' ulti and Earthsaker's agh jumping animation could be better.
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Theoo
( 10.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Played it for about 10 hours and i realy enyoed it!
My personally think Dota is better than LoL...

69/10

Would play again!
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Sadecutz*RO
( 13.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
This version of "DOTA", inspired by the Warcraft 3 Frozen Throne Map is as good as Blizzard's version regarding gameplay having superior Character Control, way better Graphics, Community and Matchmaking Interface. It is suffice to say that it is one of the best MOBA games ever to be created having only 1 competitor in these current times : Riot's "League of Legends". I personally like them both, but Dota is has a better story and brings better memories and nostalgia from the Previous DOTA game. Have Luck and enjoy.
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DingDong
( 1,716.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
this is the only thing can release my stress ,ggwp
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LunaaSan~
( 9.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
It's nice!
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
119 of 133 people (89%) found this review helpful
125 people found this review funny
Recommended
227.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
Every team consists of 5 people:
1.You
2.Russian Guy
3.Another Russian Guy
4.Russian Guy who speaks English
5. A 6 year old kid who slept with your mother

11/10 Too much Salt and С*ка Бли@т,not enough Kurvva
Would love to take another dose of salt and punch my little brother

(same review for CSGO and DOTA2 because they have that in common)
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89 of 109 people (82%) found this review helpful
43 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,396.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
The community is more toxic than a nuclear waste.
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50 of 61 people (82%) found this review helpful
32 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,768.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
- Enters game
- Chooses Hero
- Types "GLHF"
- 76 mins later, the enemy replies "EZ noob tang ina"

In summary, its a great game to play with the right people but mostly you will meet uncivilized trash talkers. The pros and cons down here ↴

Cons:

- Toxic community
- Infested with players who don't know how to speak proper english
- Insane learning curve
- Rage Simulator
- Teamwork is a joke
- Everyone wants to be that guy who "carries your team to victory".
- Have a direct impact on your social life
- Unbalanced heroes

Pros:

- Extremely fun to play with FRIENDS
- Guaranteed to protect ur virginity
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25 of 27 people (93%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
23 of 26 people (88%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,314.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
To those who hasn't played dota and willing to start playing:
1. You'll always be wrong.
2. You'll always be blamed.
3. You'll be always noted as a 'stealer' after killing.
4. You'll get reported for no reason.
5. You'll be thought naturaly how to insult in; Russian, Tagalog, and other languages you have never heard before.
6. Roles that are actualy exist: All Carry.
7. You'll be forced to hate others without knowing the reason.
8. Best way to improve your good-sport behave is by stop playing any games.
9. You'll regard this game slightly higher than your school.
10. On stage 4000 MMR, the objective would be "Buy A Microphone".
11. You'll get higher scores in English subject.
12. Your ego will be boasted.
13. Mental illness. Prove? check all reviews of Dota. Negative writings for a thumbs up.
14. In the end, you'll find yourself regretting pn why have you decided to play this game.
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,770.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
Since I was a baby, I always had a brain tumor. The doctors told my parents that I won't last 'til I'm 20 years old. A doctor told my parents that they should just give up and let me die sooner through euthanasia. But my parents didn't give up. I experienced growing up, being a normal son and a normal student in a school. Unfortunately, I am now 19 and nearing the end of my life expectancy. I have been fighting against my brain cancer for over a year. But thank god, I played this game. My cancer has been cured.
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3,005.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
This is an amazing, dynamic game. I've met more friends on here than through any other game. But it's addictive as hell. I've found myself being lulled into a sense of comfort just by the ambient sounds. I see a jester somewhere and automatically want to play as Rubik, and I have an urge to start the game up. You will judge everyone else you play this with, you will mull over every little second of a 56 minute game, and it'll make you a horrible pathetic person.

There's no reason to play this unless you need a time sink that'll come around to having a measure of control of your life. There's single player games where you go 'one more turn' and it turns into a night's afair of staying up late. But this game you start planning a whole day around raising your MMR by 200 points. Why? Because if you managed it, it'd make you feel better. What other games does your mood revolve around whether you play well, and how many other games can you name where you'd take that 'feeling good' to the point of willingly sacrificing an entire day to it?

Unless you've got a team of people to play with, and you don't care how much you suck, or you're actually a pro-gamer with an active team looking for a transition, don't waste your time. There's plenty of other things to do with literally 100+ days of your life.
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17 of 25 people (68%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
182.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
Game is Ruined By the worldwide community trolls, due to broken and improper matchmaking system!
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,157.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
once you go blyat, вы не можете вернуться назад
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
161.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
I played for a bit.

It's fun.

This depends on what is your definition of fun.
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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
3,094.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
A Game which will teach you many things.
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26 of 45 people (58%) found this review helpful
22 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
who's the guy with the axe?
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Recommended
3,433.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
I never thought I would spend so much lifetime in a game that makes me want to kill myself every time I play it.










Please, send help.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1,878.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
I have stopped after 3 years ruining my life. I was ignorant and hard head. Now i regret. To those students who want ruin life. Please stop ans think about it. Better u gamble all ur time and money or casino. It is just different of time
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
941.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
This game is awesome if you are bored and you want something to pass the time with.
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7 of 10 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,350.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
Wish i knew how to refund my life
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
Great Game.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
2,929.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
Cool Game . . Love it !!
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