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.
User reviews: Very Positive (408,137 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 9, 2013

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July 31

New Immortal Treasures

New International immortal treasures are now available for a limited time. Each treasure contains five possible immortals and a rare International courier. There is also an extremely rare chance to unlock the Golden Trove treasure when opening either of the two treasures. The Golden Trove Treasure contains golden versions of the Trove Immortals as well as golden versions of the two rare International couriers.





Consume any extra immortals you own for a chance at a free Trove or Lockless treasure, and then try your luck again at getting the golden items. Opening your first and fifth treasure earns you two and four compendium levels respectively for each of the two treasures.

You can also support your favorite casters by buying signed versions of the new Lockless Luckvase and Trove Carafe treasures. These Signature Treasures now come with upgradeable autograph runes, which let you merge multiple autograph gems together to create a higher level gem. Level the gem up to 10 and unlock a special gold version of the autograph. A single use chisel is also included in the Treasure.

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July 31

The Brackets Are Set





The Group Stage is over, the Wild Cards have been chosen and the team brackets are locked in place. All that's left is the main event itself starting this Monday and running throughout the week, where the best Dota 2 players in the world will compete for over a $17,000,000 prize pool.

For the past five days, 16 teams have been competing for bracket positions to see who goes head-to-head with who next week. Click the image below to see how things shook out.



With the main event just days away, the teams will spend the weekend strategizing and, above all, practicing. Every team has a private practice area, stocked with NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980 Ti-powered systems and G-SYNC monitors provided by NVIDIA.



If you're just catching up with this year's International, be sure to check out Kaci Aitchison's interviews with some of this year's top players, as well as in-depth player profiles, at our Youtube channel. You can also follow our twitter and instagram feeds for constant updates throughout the event.

It's going to be an exciting week. We'll see you Monday for Day 1 of the main event.

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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
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X Lion 10.7
    • Processor: Dual core from Intel
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: nVidia 320M or higher, or Radeon 7000 or higher, or Intel HD 3000 or higher
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 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, ATI/AMD Radeon HD2600/3600 (Graphic Drivers: nVidia 310, AMD 12.11), OpenGL 2.1
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card
Helpful customer reviews
2,895 of 3,165 people (91%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
1,602.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
In Dota 2,

Not many people speak your language.
Not many people play well.
Not many people talk nicely.
Not many people work as a team.

But if you find people that do...
You'll have the most fun you've ever had.
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2,021 of 2,270 people (89%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
3,367.9 hrs on record
Posted: February 18
Things I gave to DotA:
1. Money
2. Time
3. Love

Things DotA gave me:
1. Arthritis
2. Carpal tunnel syndrome
3, Hatred of Russians, Mexicans, Spanish, Finnish, and Russians
4. Broken keyboard
5. Broken mouse
6. 9/10 ready
7. Server crashes
8. 4 stacks of Russians in EUW servers on English prefrence settings
9. Ranked matches
10. Free to play but Pay to win games (I.E. - Foreseer's contract, New Bloom 2015)
11. "It's in the bag" spam (especially Skywrath)
12. Multilingual cursing - I guess this is a good thing?
13. Split second math - Reliable/Unreliable gold and gold loss on death vs. Buyback availability - This is good too

Essentially - DotA is a greedy woman, but I love her all the same.

11 / 10 would play again
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683 of 763 people (90%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
1,118.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 5
This game is really great. Bots perform extremely realistic, almost eliminating the point in playing vs real humans.

-Bots will ignore you when you ping a hero. Just like humans.
-Bots will steal your farm. Just like humans.
-Bots will 1v5 the enemy. Just like humans.
-Bots will ignore enemies taking Roshan. Just like humans.
-Bots will not ward. Just like humans.

11/10

Additions by others:

Depy the Pie-Ro - Bots will ignore when you get ganked, just like humans.
Enlightened one - Bots will also go into rosh alone and sit there until they die not even hitting him (just like humans).
DrewTylerJ - Bots will miss skillshots. Just like humans.
MasterJonah - Bots will forget that runes exist. Just like humans.
ivanleow2000 - Bots can't speak russian or indonesian and don't need to be muted (Possibly a pro)
low. Top Hat - Bots will always pick the same heroes. Just like humans.
ϢϊϨħṃῐ - Bots will always troll. Just like humans.
Stinkyboy - Bots will buy divine and throw game. Just like humans.
Kotaro Minami - Bots only pick carries. Just like humans.
Dingbat - Bots use healing items on themselves when you're nearby at 5 health. Just like humans.
SYN | Chaotic - Bots will never say anything helpful. Just like humans.
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421 of 477 people (88%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
635.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 18
This Game taught me so much.
How to Curse in Russian.
How to Curse in Spanish.
How to проклятие in Russian.
How to Curse in French.
How to Curse in Dutch.
Как прокляну in Russian
How to Curse in Chinese.
How to Curse in Portuguese.
Как прокляну на русском языке.
This game has truly enlightened me.
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160 of 172 people (93%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
1,777.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
The best program for learning the Russian language.
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