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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June 23

Immortal Treasure II



Immortal Treasure II is now available, and includes items for Windranger, Undying, Riki, Morphling, Lich, Earthshaker, Mirana, and Invoker. All Battle Pass owners can find their unlocked treasure ready to open in the Armory. This treasure features escalating odds—each one you open increases your chances to receive a bonus rare Mirana item, a very rare golden version of the Riki item, or an ultra rare Invoker Immortal bundle, each with their own independent escalating odds chance. Level up your Battle Pass to unlock more treasures. 25% of all level sales will go directly to The International 2016 prize pool. Head over to the Battle Pass website for a preview of the custom spell effects contained in the new Immortal Treasure.

As another bonus for Battle Pass owners, we have also added new in-game Battle Predictions, which will allow in-client spectators of the Regional Qualifiers to make predictions based on in-game events. Correctly guess the number of Roshan kills, the hero with the highest net worth, which team will destroy the first barracks, and much more—the available predictions will differ each game. Make enough correct calls to earn up to three Achievements and their accompanying Battle Point rewards. Each correct prediction will be added to your overall tally and can be tracked in the Achievement tab until all three are completed.

For a chance at more Battle Points, click over to the Compendium section of your Battle Pass to predict which teams will win the four Regional Qualifiers and punch their tickets to Seattle. With the Open Qualifiers wrapping up on June 24, and the Regionals set to run June 25 - 28, make sure to get your predictions in before 7:00 p.m. PDT on June 24.

This update also includes added support for resizing the mouse cursor in the Options menu, a change to reduce hitching when watching replays, and some improvements to bot behavior. Additionally, the inaugural Battle Cup is almost here, and details on the beta tournament will be available soon.

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June 13

Manila Champions, TI Qualifiers and 6.88 Gameplay Update



Congratulations to OG for their Manila Major Championship. They had an impressive run through the Upper Bracket, taking down Natus Vincere, MVP Phoenix and Newbee. Team Liquid defeated five different teams in the Lower Bracket as they climbed their way back up to face OG in the Grand Finals. OG secured the victory by defeating Team Liquid 3-1, earning them an impressive second Major Championship title.



With The Manila Major behind us, teams set their sights on The International taking place this August. The Open Qualifiers will be kicking off June 21st, with the Regional Qualifiers right afterwards on June 25th.

In preparation for The International, a balance focused patch will be released today. In the 6.88 update you will find various minor balance tweaks geared towards ironing out some rough edges as we head into ESL Frankfurt next weekend and The International Qualifiers the following week. Head over to the patch notes page to read up on the changes in the 6.88 gameplay update.

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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

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Mac OS X
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    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows 7 or newer
    • 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: 15 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: 15 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: 15 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card
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Vitrolin
( 1,909.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
The story in this game is great and the open-world feature is amazing.
Good amount of side quests that reset every 8-11 minutes from the Vendor Roshan who lives in some pit.
The world is filled with interesting creatures, and heroes!
Sadly I wish this game offered some sort of multiplayer mode, The Campaign is great but just need something to do now.
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FAPTAIN.Legend
( 4,609.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Best game ever.10/10
The most erotic experience in my life.
U will never regret playing this game
EVER!!!
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thedarknight
( 273.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Its a very good game, keep rocking
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curling stick
( 11.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Needs more russians
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SG
( 4,023.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Played it for a few hours. Found it boring
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Moon Moon
( 2,123.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Started playing from Dota 1 and moved to Dota 2 when it started Beta, never stopped since then. Better graphics and audio than Dota 1. Smoother gameplay too. Always updated with new tweaks and meta, so it's neverending learning. Most fun if played with friends. Not so easy playing for beginners, but you'll come back again and again.
Some players trash talk and can get on your nerves, but don't let them bug you cuz there's mute buttons for text and audio. Just be friendly and have fun.
Thank you to al the developers for all the hard work and making Dota 2 happen.
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Doodle
( 695.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Dota is everything
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I played it a little bit. I'm not very good but it's an OK game.
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Posted: May 31
Dota 2 has Destroyed my Life.
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Posted: June 3
This game is like anal, hard in the beginning but you get a lot of pleasure once you get used to it.
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Posted: June 10
While playing this game you might as well move to Russia after a couple of hundred hours
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53.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
After playing THOUSANDS of hours in League of Legends, i gave Dota 2 a try. I can already tell Dota 2 is far better than LoL, in every way.
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2,607.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
Its a fun game, but it will tear your soul out if you aren't careful. Also a free but rather rage inducing Roseta Stone. Learn up to 6 languages today!
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6.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
people who like dota 2 will like this one.
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1,120.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
Better than League Of Legends

because it has Sniper and Techies ^

11/10 would mining again
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2,784.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 14
I just hate the community. Win or Lose, Trash talk everywhere.
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