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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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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crawling chaos
( 1.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
♥♥♥♥♥♥ meme game. ♥♥♥♥ you tets
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*Inactive acc*
( 1,867.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Product received for free
Childhood revived! This time I have ''learned'' lots of languages, all thanks to the ''lovely'' community here! ^^

What is Dota 2 All About?

Basically the original Warcraft III Dota that is now powered by Valve's Sauce 2 (pun intended) engine as of today.

Source 1 is Better imho

Now if I were to recommend this game, I would just suggest that one should play in a party with his real-life friends to prevent the unhospitable community featuring trash-talks, arrogance, butthurts, racists, and much more negativity you'll face if you were to play solo.

First of all, this game combines the thrilling action of RPG and the strategic elements from Starcraft. You can either play with almost any orientation you want. There are no limits to your strats. (unless volvo decided to patch the game with some odd meta)

Teamwork is an important element here. As a long-time SEA Dota veteran, communication between teammates is crucial as one needs to know how his teammates are doing so he can figure out what to do next. Even if you're matched with a Russian, I'd say there's nothing you can do except cooperating with him. If one of your teammates starts to betray the team, you can always use the report feature to make the world a better place.

Leavers are significantly lesser than they were back in Dota 1. The strict enforcement of this system has made leaving (or called an abandon in Dota 2) occur less frequently. Low-priority is also punishing as you cannot be matched with normal players and you may have limited gameplay options, such as Ranked Matchmaking unavailable, and slower matchmaking speed. What has made this a crime-and-punishment is that you must struggle to win in order to clear your low-priority status. Good job Volvo!

Playing this game requires a significant amount of patience, your enemies might trash-talk against your team, or if your team is full of griefers... Who knows?

Taking account into the game mechanics I'd say I would definitely recommend this game to a person who is willingly commited into Dota, but if you're new to Action Real-time Strategy/Multiplayer Online Battle Arena games (ARTS / MOBA), then this is a great place for you to start. JUST DON'T PLAY LEAGUE OF LESBIANS

Verdict : 8/10

TL;DR - Great game, 2 points dropped due to the horrendous, cancer-filled community. If you were to play this game for the first time then I'd suggest you should have some patience because you might be probably facing the worst nightmare of your life. Other than the community, everything's great.
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Deadpool
( 529.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Product received for free
Great game! Love playing this game! :D
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DCT.Haizzz
( 1,342.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Product received for free
Best game ever !
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Issho.Fujitora
( 854.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
best game ever!
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BABALU
( 1,134.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
everytime i play all pick or lobbies i get stuck on the loading screen
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Arus
( 441.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
nice game
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Dat ASS !!!
( 1,685.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
First of all I would like to say this game is great, is awesome, is entertaining. I had played this game since 2013 and Dota 1 in 2008. Due to my personal issues, i never played a game seriously, i mean i don give my soul into the game. No matter win or lose I still happy with it. Important is the gameplay, I enjoy while playing it. For all these years I thought I was having fun but time for me to realise that some of the players just want to win the game so badly until they gave up their good old self and became a totally different person. I don't know, maybe I see things differently. Maybe it was just me. Dota 2 is really a good game but eventually it also like a "drug" to me that change a person life. You won't eat, you won't sleep, you won't care anything during the match. I just don't like that feeling of being "controlled" by dota 2. Maybe some of you guys doesn't change but in my opinion is such a good game that will eat your soul slowly. Real slow. I think is time for me to quit this "drug". Thank you
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Abradolf Lincler
( 164.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 5
Product received for free
Better then LoL.
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zane
( 447.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Nice game =)
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アルカディア
( 546.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
BEST ♥♥♥♥♥♥ME EVER
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pero020
( 426.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Best game ever.
1. Bought the game
2. Did a tutorial
3. Entered a real game with riki and got a rampage
4. After 200h of playing unlocked ranked
5. Destroy noobs faces.
6. Gg wp
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king
( 96.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
cant stop wont stop the ♥♥♥♥♥♥ teams
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LordNightmare333
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Product received for free
I really like this game. But League of Legends is still much better!
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ChidoBoyz.Bilbo
( 214.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
really good game
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
123 of 137 people (90%) found this review helpful
133 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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95 of 122 people (78%) found this review helpful
47 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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53 of 68 people (78%) found this review helpful
37 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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28 of 31 people (90%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
26 of 30 people (87%) found this review helpful
15 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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17 of 22 people (77%) found this review helpful
12 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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20 of 29 people (69%) 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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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
6 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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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
162.0 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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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
13 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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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
3,096.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
A Game which will teach you many things.
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10 of 14 people (71%) found this review helpful
13 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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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
2 people 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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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1,882.8 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 and think about it. Better u gamble all ur time and money in casino. It is just different of time
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27 of 49 people (55%) found this review helpful
25 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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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
260.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
Product received for free
DOTA adalah game yang sudah saya mainkan sejak Tahun 2007, dimana rumah kontrakan hanya terdiri dan masih berjumlah 3 rumah (STR, AGI, & INT) dan berisi setidaknya 36 hero saja..
Dahulu kala DOTA adalah game yang sangat kecil dan kurang populer dikalangan masyarakat INDONESIA, misalnya saja saya ambil sampe di sekitar KOTA saya (JOGJA), para nak warnet hanya hampir 20% dari mereka lebih senang memainkan game yang penuh warna dan kebahagiaan di dalamnya, seperti Seal Online, RF, Perfect World, Ayo Joged, Grand Chase, Freestyle, Dsb..
Karena DOTA adalah game suram, yang memiliki tampilan yang kurang diminati dan juga gameplay MOBA yang tidak memiliki tipe (status, naik level, reputasi, item (equip), character, dan juga tidak bisa membeli CASH) maka DOTA kalah pamor dibanding dengan game keluaran dari publiser di INDONESIA yang notabene mereka membuat server secara INDEPENDEN

namun...

Dibalik semua itu, sebenarnya DOTA adalah game kegelapan yang menjerumuskan jiwa jiwa manusia yang rapuh dan renta untuk digunakan sebagai tumbal pemanggil Raja Kegelapan..
Mereka yang sudah bermain dota akan terus tergila gila dengan pertempuran, pertumpahan darah, penghianatan, dan Map Hack..
Saya adalah salah satu Pejuang Dota yang selamat di akhir tahun 2010 dan kembali ke jalan yang benar, beberapa teman saya bahkan tidak bisa bangkit dan terus mengalami kegilaan karena Dota..
dia terus menerus meneriakkan kata kata "Anjing, Babi, Ngentot, Keparat, Bajengan, Kontol" yang justru membuat mereka semakin menjadi SAKIT..
hanya orang orang terpilihlah dan diberi hidayah yang mampu bangkit dan berhenti kecanduan DOTA dan berpindah ke DOTA 2
di DOTA 2 mereka mendapatkan tantangan baru, yaitu INVASI dari kerajaan sebelah, PINOY doto dan INDIAN doto yang penuh dengan kebiadaban, unfair, dan low ATTITUDE..
di DOTA 2 semua orang dituntut kerjasama karena mereka adalah sebuah tim yang terdiri dari beberapa negara..
di DOTA mungkin kamu mengenal istilah (Hitter, Inisitar, dan Nukers) tapi DOTA 2 berbeda, (Carry, Support, dan Tank)
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
942.3 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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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
457.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
South Americans are subhuman.
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny