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 15

The Weekend Battle Cup



The 2016 Summer Battle Cup is now ready, and it's time to party up with your strongest allies to sound the horns of war in an eight-team, single-elimination, Captains Mode tournament bracket. With the first matches set to start this Saturday night, the Battle Cup offers the chance to fight through a tournament bracket and experience the same competitive thrills found at the highest levels of Dota.

The four regional tournament divisions will occur each Saturday at the following times:

Southeast Asia:
Saturday 11:00 UTC / 18:00 Bangkok / 19:00 Singapore / 20:00 Tokyo / 21:00 Sydney

China:
Saturday 12:00 UTC / 20:00 Shanghai

Europe:
Saturday 18:00 UTC / 19:00 London / 20:00 CEST / 21:00 Moscow

Americas:
Saturday 0:00 UTC / 17:00 Seattle / 20:00 New York / 21:00 Sao Paulo

Click on the Play Dota button or the Battle Cup section of your Battle Pass when a tournament is scheduled to start to join the queue.

Apart from the well-deserved bragging rights, each player on a Battle Cup Champion team will receive 15 Battle Levels. Plus, for the week following a tournament victory, you'll receive Champion Prestige effects for your profile and a special set of Champion Emoticons to help announce the glory of your recent triumphs to the world. Head over to the Rewards and FAQ page for a complete list of in-game prizes and other details.

To mark the start of this inaugural Battle Cup, we are also extending the deadline to complete The International Battle Pass activities from August 13 until August 31, 2016. The Battle Cup will recur every Saturday night for the duration the Battle Pass season. How many battles can you win?

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July 14

The International 2016 Cosplay Competition



Announcing The International 2016 Cosplay Competition, featuring a $15,000 prize pool up for grabs during the year's premiere Dota 2 tournament at KeyArena.

For the first time ever, the dedicated cosplayers of Dota 2 are invited to craft their best Dota-themed costumes to display their talents at the Main Event of The International.

Contestants do not need to be event ticket holders—all cosplayers who register to participate will be admitted to a Prejudging Phase at KeyArena on Wednesday, August 10. The Performance Finals will then take place the following day on Thursday, August 11 to determine who will walk away with the winner's share of the cash prize.

Please first read over the competition guidelines, then head to the registration page to sign up.

For those cosplayers who may not seek the limelight of the competitive stage, all fans wearing cosplay in attendance at The International 2016 will receive this year's Dota 2 Cosplay Pin, available while supplies last.

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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
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Angie ♥♥♥ 07-06☺
( 2,039.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
BOREDD BOREEEEEEEEEDD!!!
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Virus
( 279.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Great game!!!! Very difficult to get into the game - very steep learning curve with over 100 heroes and a bunch of items to wrap your head around. If you can play with friends who can guide you through it ... pick a support hero and master it. Practise vs bots. Well worth the time invested.
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AreTierra
( 1,005.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Good MMORPG game
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I AM A NOOB
( 578.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
i recommend this game because it great game with great challenges, this game also never gets old and this game can also help build friendship, teamwork and skills.
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SOLO
( 161.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Must play!
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Cozmic.Infinity
( 113.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
THIS GAME IS TOTALLY AWESOME!!!
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Rekklez_
( 781.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
nice game
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188 of 212 people (89%) found this review helpful
168 people found this review funny
Recommended
3,167.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Dota 2 is like an abusive relationship. It's not good for you, but you go back to it anyways because it's addicting. You'll lose a game, feel bad, play again, then if you win you'll feel just content. If you lose again, you'll play again. Repeat. There are good moments, there are bad moments, but most of all there are non-english speakers in english servers. Fortunately if you're looking to learn foreign swear words, this is definitely the game for you.

10/10 would cry again.
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72 of 96 people (75%) found this review helpful
76 people found this review funny
145 of 214 people (68%) found this review helpful
55 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,962.0 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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95 of 136 people (70%) found this review helpful
165 people found this review funny
Recommended
4,193.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Played it for a few hours. Found it boring
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92 of 133 people (69%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
129.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
As a beginner I cannot play this game without being qued and destroyed by +lv 15 players or even veterans who made a new account and play very OP heroes aganist newbies. This game requires too much humiliation before learning how to play, because its already an old game with an established player base of veterans. A very anti-new players game.
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140 of 219 people (64%) found this review helpful
235 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,838.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Before I played:
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   `ヽ `ー-'_人`ーノ
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34 of 43 people (79%) found this review helpful
27 people found this review funny
Recommended
334.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
- Start a game
- 4 of my team mates abandon
- 2 of my enemies abandon
- on of them says "You know, we will win."
- me... challenge accepted
- buy 3 rapiers
- get 2 rampages
- win

10/10 would 1v3 again
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
7,491.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
This game protects my real life virginity.
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33 of 47 people (70%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,415.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
Good just like the original.
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25 of 34 people (74%) found this review helpful
28 people found this review funny
Recommended
4,022.5 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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