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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"The premier multiplayer misery simulator."
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July 29

Watching The International



Today we're launching The International website, where you can find info about the tournament format, how to watch the matches, and the rosters of teams attending the event. You can also find links to our social media feeds and this year's Secret Shop. Once the games begin, continue to check in for live matches, replays, and tournament schedule and bracket updates.

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July 28

Level 1000 Collector's Aegis of Champions



The 2016 Collector's Aegis of Champions registration site is now open.

All Battle Pass owners who reach Battle Level 1000 are invited to receive The International 2016 Collector's Aegis, an exclusive 1/5th-scale, bronze-plated alloy replica of the famed champion's prize.

To claim your Collector's Aegis, please visit the registration site to provide your shipping and contact information. You will need to use your Steam account credentials and have a Battle Level of 1000 in order to access the site.

Your Collector's Aegis can only be delivered to the address you provide during registration. If you need to change your shipping information after successful registration, please contact Catalyst Customer Support at: aegissupport@catalystteam.com

Deliveries will be spread across two waves of shipments—the first will ship in September, with the second to follow in October. Please note that all communication regarding your shipment will be sent to the email address you provide during registration, and failure to provide accurate shipping or contact information may cause fulfillment issues for your Collector's Aegis.

Registration is required to receive your Aegis, so make sure to sign up before the conclusion of The International 2016 Grand Finals to claim this lasting symbol of the legendary support you have extended in helping make this the premiere tournament in all of esports.

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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 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
Customer reviews
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Very Positive (15,297 reviews)
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Very Positive (574,787 reviews)
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Sora
( 835.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 31
fdsadsa
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FUnNshot
( 572.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 31
best game ever, destroyed my life.
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Reivaa
( 228.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 31
The most balance game
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T.S| Kaspiks
( 1,643.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 31
Pretty fun and interesting game..IF you start playing it...it makes you want to play it more..Cool events cool items,dont have anything more to say.Youll try it youll get to know it
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SaveMyLife!
( 454.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 31
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.fsociety
( 1,275.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 31
The amount of hours I've put into this game is compensating the amount of hours I still remain a virgin for.
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Nanda ?
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
♥♥♥♥yeah
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A.T
( 731.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
nice ?
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dangerous2women
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
i saw no VR in this whatsoever, im new to this and there was no apparent way to pick VR functionality. deleted and am moving on! the learning curve for newbies needs to be a LOT LESS STEEP
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弓美石丸♥
( 277.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
Nice moba game ever and this game is free to play
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
128 of 148 people (86%) found this review helpful
146 people found this review funny
Recommended
7,499.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
This game protects my real life virginity.
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75 of 86 people (87%) found this review helpful
48 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,882.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
You need a lot of time to get into it.
Once you done it.
You`ll love it.
You will learn russian.
You will learn new swear words.
You will learn REAL hate.
You will learn to (dis)respect.
You will learn that hating the people from one country doesn`t make you a racist.

I am Mashiro and I approve this message.
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247 of 362 people (68%) found this review helpful
75 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,977.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 8
I have 2000 HOURS
Normal: Garbage
Ranked: Garbage
Custom Games: Decent
I've supported 70 percent of games
I've attempted to keep calm
I've attempted to do everything in my sanity to enjoy this.
If you want you play this having some sort of fun or enjoyment play with friends.
That's the only reason I play this now.
This is the pure honest truth of someone who has attempted this.
You think MMR matters.
You think stats matter.
You think only you matters. Thats the only thing I ever see.
Its a matter of fact that I'm addicted to this game at times.
I've had games playing with the dumbest idiots being my friends yet those games I've had more fun in being the stupid stuff we do or how we mess around them being half drunk and laughing.
That's how Dota should be. Drunk and having fun. Something this community can't understand No matter how much you try, how good you get it won't get better.
I can't recommend this game because of what it has done to me as a person and how half of the hours in game I've spent in anger rather than at least mild amusement.
Anyone from pros to rookies can agree honestly on this one thing.
♥♥♥♥ this game
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52 of 70 people (74%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
337.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 19
I cant willingly recommend this game to anybody and go to sleep at night knowing what I did. The best way to describe my relationship with this game is that I hop on discord almost every night after renting cars to awful people, and ask my canadian friend if he wishes to suffer with me. He will begrudgingly say yes and so we will join. We are paired with screaming, ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥, knuckle dragging south americans who also equally hate themselves, and then indulge in the most masochistic and unpleasent videogame experience you could ever imagine. You can spend 45 minutes solid winning, and then one mistake turns the whole thing up on its head. But what is the worst part?

You will never be satisfied. If you win you just nod your head sadly, because you know an hour of your life is gone forever, if you lose, you just laugh at yourself and shrug, saying "what did I expect, look what I am doing with myself". You can never get that hour of your life back. The cycle repeats every night, forever. If you hate yourself, you will find solace in the fact that you have a safe way of reliquishing your pain. Truly only the mad, the self loathing, the angriest, and the stupidest people play dota 2 willingly. If you count yourself amoung those, I welcome you to the community.

Welcome.. welcome to the dumpster...where you belong.
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197 of 316 people (62%) found this review helpful
322 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,838.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Before I played:
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After I played:
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/ |  ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)ノ⌒(ゝ._,ノ
/ ノ⌒7⌒ヽーく  \ /
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   `ヽ `ー-'_人`ーノ
    丶  ̄ _人'彡)
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47 of 67 people (70%) found this review helpful
46 people found this review funny
Recommended
4,025.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 3
First there was DotA, The WC III Version.
Then LoL was released few years later with a bit better graphics.

People said LoL is the best moba now and it erased the WC III version of DotA.
Then DotA2 was released, and defeated LoL, But LoL and DotA 2 are still fighting to prove who's the best.

Yet still nobody plays HoN.


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29 of 37 people (78%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
389.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
Designed to make you hate life and everyone else. This game and others like it are a psychological hell and you'd do your health and your ambitions a favour if you uninstalled this as quickly as possible. You're better off playing with your testicles.
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43 of 63 people (68%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,462.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
Good just like the original.
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27 of 36 people (75%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
470.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
I'd love to say that I love this game. However:
1) it is free, so invite all the Russian and Peruvian ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥s you like (if you don't know what that means, learn "blyet" and "jaja" and "♥♥♥♥♥♥" and you'll do fine.
2) its algorithm for game-building is ♥♥♥♥ed. Enough said.
3) if you have a ♥♥♥♥♥♥ wifi connection, get ready to be put into low-priority, which is DOTA's way of saying "♥♥♥♥ you!" and again, see #1. Welcome to all peruvians and russians and hating your life.
4) when you can no longer stand all this ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t, you'll realize the elitist mentality setting in: everyone in DOTA is a troll, and an ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥.
5) when you can't take this, delete the game. Say bye-bye to 500 hours of your life, as I did, and hello to a better life, post-♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t-♥♥♥-game/
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18 of 23 people (78%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
385.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
I'm terrible at it, but I can't stop playing and paying.
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