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
Helpful customer reviews
1,845 of 2,066 people (89%) found this review helpful
1,651 people found this review funny
5,399.4 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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899 of 1,037 people (87%) found this review helpful
1,069 people found this review funny
686.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2015
Choose in which Russia you want to play today:
-Mother Russia
-American Russia
-Asian Russia
-African Russia
-Europe West Russia
-Europe East Russia

Choose with which Russians you want to play today:
-Native Russians
-American Russians
-Asian Russians
etc.etc.

11/10 would Russia again!
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628 of 737 people (85%) found this review helpful
663 people found this review funny
1,174.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
Skipped classes because of Dota 2.
Made Girlfriend angry because of Dota 2.
Learned to gamble because of Dota 2.
Learned to curse because of Dota 2.
Became a racist because of Dota 2.

Ruin your life simulator.
10/10 will ruin their lives again.
and yes. no more girlfriend.
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474 of 549 people (86%) found this review helpful
495 people found this review funny
805.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2015
Playing this game on US East made my Spanish grade rise from a B- to A.
10/10 Best language learning tool.
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603 of 717 people (84%) found this review helpful
144 people found this review funny
2,022.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2015
Just get away while you still can. Dont look up the game, dont watch the game, dont talk about the game. The last thing you ever want to do is get addicited to this game and have to go through all the sh!t you'll end up doing along the way.

The game's great, dont get me wrong, it might even be genius, and there really isnt anything that comes close to it. But trust me, you REALLY dont want to be involved with this game whatsoever and as someone who has spent nearly 2000 hours in game and plenty more spectating and watching the game on twitch, I'll tell you a few good reasons why.

1. You'll want to get really good at it. Might sound odd, but this is the worst thing the game does to you. You'll want to be better than anyone you play against or with, you'll focus on what makes them so bad, and less so on what is making you "good". You'll focus so much on "being the best" and "having a high MMR" that you even forget that its supposed to be fun, or even a video game. Soon the enjoyment comes not from solid mechanics and exciting gameplay, but out of that feeling you get when you win. That feeling you get when you think you're better than other people, when you talk down to them about how bad they are. Outside of the obvious fact that being good at the game provides no real life skills, the worst about this is that its...

2. A friendship destroyer. You'll compare yourself to your friends in terms of game skill, you'll begin to think "X guy is such a f*cking r*tard he doesnt know sh!t about Y" all the time. If you f*ck up in game, they'll have your neck, if they f*ck up, you'll probably want to badmouth them. And that's the tip of the iceberg, you'll probably end up blocking/hating/flaming people not because of their character, but because of their "player skill". I've seen firsthand bonds and friendships go down the sh!tter all because of someones actions in 1 dota match, its that bad.

3.Putrid community of degenerates, a**holes, and memers. #1 kinda feeds this mentality, as you'll often see the breakdown of most converations in game to some cesspool of negativity and unintelligable nonsense. You'll find no sense of comaraderie here, everyone's in for themselves in a supposedly team focused game. It doesnt get better as you play more either, its the same continuous sh!tstream for your entire dota experience.

This is honestly just the tip of the iceberg, but I hope you deeply consider what little I've said and heed my warning. For how great this game is in design and aethstetics, I sincerely hope that you ignore the praise this game gets and stay away. The game will ruin your life, for who knows how long until you finally wise up and realize what you've been doing has been a grave mistake. It took me about 2 1/2 years to do that, could've been even longer too; this is what I'm trying to prevent. Get out before the game catches you in its cold, balck, sinister scheme and doesn't let you go.
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