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 (499,358 reviews) - 91% of the 499,358 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 9, 2013

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January 27

The Winter Battle Pass



Introducing the Winter 2016 Battle Pass, available now! Take your Dota skills and your treasure collection to the next level as you play your way to digital fortune and glory. Level up your Battle Pass by fulfilling in-game Quests and wagering on matches to score Battle Points, then head into the gallery of Rewards to marvel at the haul of your efforts. Including several exclusive seasonal features, the Winter 2016 Battle Pass is the perfect digital companion for the hibernal months to come.

Also featured in this Battle Pass, the 2016 Shanghai Major Compendium makes its debut in advance of the upcoming competition at Mercedes-Benz Arena. As the opening games draw near, the compendium will become your source for upcoming Shanghai Major news and activities, hosting recaps of the road to the Major, team profiles, tournament predictions, and all of the things you need to follow the action no matter how far you are from the main stage.

Lastly, we are happy to report the addition of a helpful new feature! In the new Conduct Summary, you can see how many abandons, reports, and commendations you have received in your past 25 games, including what percentage of the community has numbers similar to yours. By keeping track of your conduct in recent games, you'll have more information to understand your in-game behavior within the context of the larger Dota community. To learn more, visit the FAQ.

Be sure to check out the patch notes for details on other changes included in this update.

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January 12

The Dota Majors



After a whirlwind week of intense matches, The Shanghai Major Qualifiers have concluded with two teams advancing from each region. Now that these eight qualifying teams have joined the direct invites, the tournament field of sixteen teams has been set, and The Shanghai Major Group Stage will commence on February 25, followed by the Main Event at Mercedes-Benz Arena from March 2 – 6.

Upon the crowning of The Shanghai Major Champions, the eyes of the Dota community will turn to the next Major, to be held in Manila, Philippines in early June. As before, established teams and upstarts alike will battle for the chance to join the rolls of The Manila Major to compete on the main stage in front of a sea of passionate fans.

This will be the final opportunity to prove they belong amongst the best in the world before The International 2016 kicks off beneath the mid-August Seattle sun.

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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
Helpful customer reviews
7,084 of 7,920 people (89%) found this review helpful
9,642 people found this review funny
18,357.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 3, 2015
I only played it for a little bit. It's ok I guess.
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496 of 542 people (92%) found this review helpful
411 people found this review funny
5,367.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2015
How most of my solo ranked match goes :

1. Find match, wait for all people to load up
2. Marked middle-lane on my minimap
3. A dude on my team : "Mid or feed !"
4. Be a bigger man and give him mid, then i mark safelane
5. Other dude : "I'm gonna carry, trust me, give me safelane .."
6. Sigh, Mark hardlane and say "I'm going offlane then"
7. Another guy pick BristleBack and said "Just let me offlane !"
8. OMGWTFBBQ ! .. Picking support, being a solo support
9. Working my ♥♥♥ off stackin camps, buying wards, assisting on lanes
10. Have no items because few assist and didn't take any creeps
11. Lose miserably
12. Team said : "GG NOOB SUPPORT NO HELP AT ALL !!"
13. -25 MMR
14. Get Migrane, cries in the shower

11/10 would solo ranked again !
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1,349 of 1,614 people (84%) found this review helpful
2,110 people found this review funny
36.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 19, 2015
I opened DOTA 2

I chose a Peru server

I waited 20 minutes

Your game is ready

- Hey, guys, how are you?

- Bad.

- Why?

- Russians. Russians everywhere. We hide here from them.

- Well, then you've failed.

- Why?

- 'Cause I'm Russian

- We do not believe you. Russians don't write in English. Prove it.

- cука

- сyka

And then they all leave and threw me nine reports.

10 Russians out of 10.
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910 of 1,103 people (83%) found this review helpful
1,083 people found this review funny
1,618.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 31, 2015
Just follow these rules to play DOTA2:

How to act like a pro:
1. Make sure you have an intimidating nickname "ex: EZ RAMPAGE"
2. Pick mid carry or gay offlaner that u have GOOD/EXPENSIVE set
3. Say something scary (CapsLock :ON) "LET ME MID..TY" or "I GO SOLO BOTTOM/TOP"
4. Predict win!
5. Just lasthit like a pro (spamming "S")
6. When u feed just type "WTF LAG", when u got kill/ killsteal remember to laugh on all chat "HAHAHAHAHA"
7. When u win the game just say "EZ GAME"

How to cumback the game:
#Normal Strategy
1. Remain calm and def inside.
2. Go rat game! Buy manta/necro and boots of travel.
3. Split push and wards anywhere.
4. Gank their opponent MVP w/ smoke until have no buyback.
5. Final push, there it is!

#TrashTalk Strategy
1. Blame their opponent carry can not fast end or have an ugly profile picture.
2. Call "ggwp no def, no buyback, end please!"
3. Chat to all, said ur team are noobs and kids!
(there's phase your opponents underestimate your team and goin have fun with silly items build)
"Space created~"
4. Then tells to your team. "Relax, you're doing fine", "Game is hard", and "Don't give up!".
5. Communicate to your team "we need teamwork". Who's tanker (blade mail / lotus), innitiator / disabler (dagger), carry / hitter (bkb), support heal / defensive aura (meka / pipe / etc) and rescuer (force staff / glimmer & wards)
"insert your combowombo dream plans here"
6. Dream team here we go.

#Use sh*ttytalk properly and don't hate team.

Very simple game,, (y)
Rate: 99/10
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711 of 914 people (78%) found this review helpful
988 people found this review funny
842.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 29, 2015
My Grandfather smoked his whole life. I was about 10 years old when my mother said to him, 'If you ever want to see your grandchildren graduate, you have to stop immediately.'. Tears welled up in his eyes when he realized what exactly was at stake. He gave it up immediately. Three years later he died of lung cancer. It was really sad and destroyed me. My mother said to me- 'Don't ever smoke. Please don't put your family through what your Grandfather put us through." I agreed. At 28, I have never touched a cigarette. I must say, I feel a very slight sense of regret for never having done it, because this game gave me cancer anyway.
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