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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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
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Very Positive (15,585 reviews)
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Very Positive (574,479 reviews)
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ragingpotato
( 21.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
THIS IS BETTER THAN LEAGUE TBH
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Rin Nohara
( 580.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
This game is probably the best MOBA games I have ever played. I have played a lot of MOBA games and one if it is DotA, a custom map from Warcraft III and moved to LoL after it came out and back to this Dota 2 when it came out. I would say it has the best graphics among all the MOBA games that I have played so far. This is a team-based game so yeah, would recommend you to work with your team instead of being stubborn and go into 5 man solo. The game is nice but if you're solo queuing, there will be a chance where you will meet toxic players. This is probably the only problem that is ruining the game reputation. So I would really recommend to play with your friends and have a good time enjoying the game.
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LeapSeven
( 1.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
Just reviewing the VR Hub. I haven't played Dota but after spectating for an hour I have a fairly good understanding of how to play even though I didn't read instructions or go through a tutorial.

This is worth getting if you have the HTC Vive even if you are not interested in Dota for the following amazing features:
-Great looking lobby menu that lets you move around
-Character viewer lets you view lots of characters at their real scale
-Join a private or public spectating room with others
-Watch live or recorded games
-The main spectating room is amazing with lots of stats
-Huge 3d monitor to casually watch a game
-Jump right into a game and teleport around!
-Scale to real size, big, or giant

Overall it's really amazing to experience. This sets the bar high for spectating in general. I could see this not only be used in esports but regular sports as well once we have the technology to capture it. Thanks Valve, this is quite a breakthrough and sure to help the popularity of both Dota and virtual reality.
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syd.shfq
( 180.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
Nice nice nice
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Dat Boi
( 1,088.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
Searches Europe West....... I dident find what i was looking for. And i think everyone knows what i found.
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Abysswatcher
( 762.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
Wasted the whole of my puberty on this game, and here I am still rotting at 2.6k MMR.

Please return my life back. I want to kill myself.
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Haki
( 228.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 30
Very fun game to play for a competitive person
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
108 of 126 people (86%) found this review helpful
126 people found this review funny
Recommended
7,496.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
This game protects my real life virginity.
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65 of 75 people (87%) found this review helpful
41 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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240 of 351 people (68%) found this review helpful
73 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,971.8 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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187 of 301 people (62%) found this review helpful
307 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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41 of 55 people (75%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
335.1 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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44 of 63 people (70%) found this review helpful
46 people found this review funny
Recommended
4,023.9 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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42 of 61 people (69%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,449.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
Good just like the original.
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26 of 33 people (79%) found this review helpful
8 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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23 of 31 people (74%) 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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15 of 18 people (83%) 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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