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 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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July 27

The International Compendium Update



The International 2016 Compendium update has arrived, bringing with it a host of new and classic features designed to let you interact with the biggest tournament of the year while using your powers of prediction to score Battle Points.

COMPENDIUM FEATURES
Undertake the Fantasy Challenge by unwrapping your 15 Player Card Packs to stack up a roster of Dota elite; fill out a Bracket Prediction to see how close you can predict the flow of the Main Event; or flex your knowledge of the overall meta by making Tournament Predictions. Then, once the tournament begins, make your in-game Battle Predictions during live matches of The International to work towards a new set of Achievements. The stronger your performance, the more Battle Points that await you.

DOTA VR HUB
This update also includes the release of the Dota VR Hub. Put on a headset and join your friends and other Dota fans to watch live matches or replays in Dota VR Theater, where you can stand surrounded by heroes and watch the action unfold on an enormous screen. Immerse yourself further by jumping through the minimap into the game itself. Watch from a bird's-eye view or plant your feet on the ground to watch the battles rage around you at full scale. We will continue to improve the Dota VR Hub as we approach The International, so try it out and let us know what you think.

Head over to the Compendium Update page and VR Hub FAQ to learn more. We've also added a convenient Notifications dropdown next to the Armory button in the client to help keep track of all the new things included in our updates.

TOURNAMENT NEWS
You can now find the Casters for this year's event by clicking on the Compendium tab of the Battle Pass, and the full schedule and format are as follows:

  • Wildcards: August 2nd, 2016 - Four teams in a best-of-three double elimination playoff. Top two advance to Group Stage.
  • Group Stage: August 3rd - August 5th, 2016 - Two best-of-two groups of eight teams. Top four teams in each group advance to Upper Bracket, bottom four advance to Lower Bracket.
  • Main Event: August 8th - August 13th, 2016 - 16 teams in best-of-three double elimination playoff. Lower bracket first round is best-of-one, Grand Finals are best-of-five.

Fans can look for the full tournament website to launch later this week.

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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

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    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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Shady-
( 2,296.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
ACESOME!
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Nice Trapper
( 193.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
its not ♥♥♥♥ing fair if the killer quits you lose a PIP this is so stupid, who ever made this they suck at developing
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mavdog
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Won't get out of my library...so it's your own fault for allowing me to write this review. This game is a piece of ♥♥♥♥. VR is waste of ♥♥♥♥ing time. You're all losers and I hope you die of aids. Have a nice day.
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Vienna
( 1,576.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Why god made humans with so much salt.........
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eli
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
dota poo
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DeadDuck
( 4.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
So boring.... and takes ages to complete a match. Uninstall works good tought and thank god for remove game for steam.
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Midas
( 6.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Should I be worried that this game showed up in my VR games?
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The Suspect
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
spent all 0.2 hrs on the main menu it was too laggy 0/10
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
79 of 91 people (87%) found this review helpful
88 people found this review funny
Recommended
7,493.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
This game protects my real life virginity.
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209 of 312 people (67%) found this review helpful
63 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,962.8 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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139 of 204 people (68%) found this review helpful
243 people found this review funny
Recommended
4,231.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
Played it for a few hours. Found it boring
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37 of 42 people (88%) found this review helpful
16 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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172 of 273 people (63%) found this review helpful
281 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,838.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
Before I played:
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41 of 55 people (75%) found this review helpful
41 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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40 of 56 people (71%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,444.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
Good just like the original.
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24 of 36 people (67%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
334.0 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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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
385.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 4
I'm terrible at it, but I can't stop playing and paying.
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
4 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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