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 (407,015 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 9, 2013

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Includes 3 items: Crown of Hells (hyhy's Doom Set), Forge of Iron Will (Fear's Sven Set), Murder of Crows (Dendi's Pudge Set)

 

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July 27

The Group Stage



The Wild Cards have ended, and the Group Stage starts soon. From Monday, July 27th through Thursday, July 30th, and starting at 9am PDT each day, two groups of eight teams will fight to determine their seeding for the Main Event of The International. Each game will be a set of two matches. At the end of Group Stage, the top four teams from each group will advance to the Upper Bracket of the Main Event, while the bottom four teams will go on to the Lower Bracket.

During Group Stage, three matches will be played simultaneously. You'll be able to watch all the action at <a herf="http://www.dota2.com/international/">The International website[/url], with the Primary Stream covering games in Series A, while also providing updates on the other games between matches.

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July 24

The Wild Cards



The Wild Cards begin this Sunday at 9am PDT, where four teams will battle it out to decide who will claim the final two invites to The International. Following that will be the Group Stage games, which will determine the seeding for the Main Event, and will run through the week beginning Monday, July 27th at 10am PDT. Finally, the The International's Main Event begins on Monday, August 3rd and culminates with the Grand Finals on Saturday, August 8th, beginning at 10am PDT each day. You'll be able to watch every moment streamed live at The International site.

If you'll be attending The International in person, the doors to KeyArena open at 9am. Pre-orders for Secret Shop merchandise can be made until midnight PDT this Saturday night, July 25th. They will be available for pickup at the Secret Shop, located just outside of KeyArena at Fisher Pavilion, begining Friday, July 31st, at 8am PDT until 2pm PDT on August 8th.

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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
2,825 of 3,081 people (92%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1,586.9 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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1,976 of 2,220 people (89%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
3,364.9 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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668 of 744 people (90%) found this review helpful
2 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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992 of 1,143 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1,365.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 1
while the rest of you picked carry
my eyes became teary
i bought that donkey
i bought those wards
4 tangos and 3 branches are all i got

i did those pull
i did those deny
but wth you just died

the mid pudge wants me to ward the runes
but the donkey is still crawling

they call me noob for not buying wards
but a gold per second is all i get
and i dont even have my boots yet
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394 of 448 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 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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