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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Very Positive (21,505 reviews) - 85% of the 21,505 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (536,223 reviews) - 91% of the 536,223 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 9, 2013

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April 30

The Manila Major Qualifiers



The Manila Major Qualifiers are just around the corner and by next week the final four qualifying teams will take their places alongside the 12 invites.Running May 3rd - 6th, the Regional Qualifiers will determine which remaining team in each region will earn a chance to do battle on the main stage of The Manila Major from June 7th - 12th.

As the regional teams battle for the coveted final spots, we would like to take the opportunity to give a larger group of casters the chance to cast higher profile games and join the established talents across the Russian, English, and Chinese languages for every qualifier match in both DotaTV and on stream. The schedule and streams for each game will be available herebefore the start of the qualifiers.

If you are interested in attending The Manila Major, weekday tickets are still available for purchase here.

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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
    • Storage: 8 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: 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 (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: 8 GB available space
    • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card
Customer reviews
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Recent:
Very Positive (21,505 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (536,223 reviews)
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YukiKaze
( 1,548.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
good game, team work, toxic players 10/10
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<мηι> Wujek klawy
( 2,005.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Product received for free
say goodbye to your life
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Mango Bay
( 4,572.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Product received for free
Waste of time. Don't play this.
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efikus EASY.GL
( 14.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Very nice game
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Uncle Bob
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Product received for free
I don't get why this game is iconic. The mechanics are very very off tier. I don't get valve and why they have to push ♥♥♥♥♥♥ dota 2 and ♥♥♥♥♥♥ cs:go. The community's are so cancerous and annoying. Traditional valve players want tf2 updates that actually fix the damn weapons. Coming from a kid that played ever half life and have owned tf2 since 2007 (on console). Valve needs to forget about these disgusting games. They're not even fun because of the communities and the really annoying players. Battles never change its the same gameplay every single game nothing changes. This game just needs to disappear away from the space time continuum. I regret even putting minutes into this and I feel I'm on a lonely lonely ship with no one on it.

Basically in this short small summary
This game sucks.
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最大公約数
( 487.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Product received for free
dota 2 is great. but after upgrading to windows10 problems pop-up its like its uncopatible with the windows10, so much lag which lead the game to force abbandon and setting me to a force low priority matches. so for the developers please fix thisgame for the windows10. it already has a directx12 so i expect the gameplay to be much more smoother than dx11. and if not just fix it so it can be played withouth lags and force abbandon
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holo #SteelSeries
( 886.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
♥♥♥♥ game, do no play i repeat, DO NOT PLAY.
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demo
( 2,483.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
11/10
greate way to learn russian language and philipines language
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> S s A a I i R r A aT t <
( 1,238.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Product received for free
♥♥♥♥ing ♥♥♥♥ Game
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Runec
( 99.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Product received for free
Fun times
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yousef is gaming
( 358.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Product received for free
Really good game that make all the world play together
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hellzliu
( 172.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Product received for free
like this too much. no pay to win, interactive game play
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Я⊙Ø₭
( 519.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Why does DOTA 2 do this to me. This has happen to me many times now. I disconnect to the server, because of game crash and I RECONNECT, I always reconnect but no! the game counts it as abbandon! plz fix this.
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✪ Shadow
( 902.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Goodbye Social Life!

12/10 would play again!
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マックス(Max)
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Worst game i have ever played. Nothing but asians screaming and raging. If you have any pride do not get this game.
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Bluemura
( 324.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 6
Product received for free
Best game i've ever played, it contains all good gameplay mechanics on it
I'ts not MOBA it's DotA
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
139 of 154 people (90%) found this review helpful
148 people found this review funny
Recommended
227.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
Every team consists of 5 people:
1.You
2.Russian Guy
3.Another Russian Guy
4.Russian Guy who speaks English
5. A 6 year old kid who slept with your mother

11/10 Too much Salt and С*ка Бли@т,not enough Kurvva
Would love to take another dose of salt and punch my little brother

(same review for CSGO and DOTA2 because they have that in common)
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67 of 86 people (78%) found this review helpful
48 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,768.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
- Enters game
- Chooses Hero
- Types "GLHF"
- 76 mins later, the enemy replies "EZ noob tang ina"

In summary, its a great game to play with the right people but mostly you will meet uncivilized trash talkers. The pros and cons down here ↴

Cons:

- Toxic community
- Infested with players who don't know how to speak proper english
- Insane learning curve
- Rage Simulator
- Teamwork is a joke
- Everyone wants to be that guy who "carries your team to victory".
- Have a direct impact on your social life
- Unbalanced heroes

Pros:

- Extremely fun to play with FRIENDS
- Guaranteed to protect ur virginity
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37 of 41 people (90%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
32 of 36 people (89%) found this review helpful
21 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,314.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 11
To those who hasn't played dota and willing to start playing:
1. You'll always be wrong.
2. You'll always be blamed.
3. You'll be always noted as a 'stealer' after killing.
4. You'll get reported for no reason.
5. You'll be thought naturaly how to insult in; Russian, Tagalog, and other languages you have never heard before.
6. Roles that are actualy exist: All Carry.
7. You'll be forced to hate others without knowing the reason.
8. Best way to improve your good-sport behave is by stop playing any games.
9. You'll regard this game slightly higher than your school.
10. On stage 4000 MMR, the objective would be "Buy A Microphone".
11. You'll get higher scores in English subject.
12. Your ego will be boasted.
13. Mental illness. Prove? check all reviews of Dota. Negative writings for a thumbs up.
14. In the end, you'll find yourself regretting pn why have you decided to play this game.
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28 of 40 people (70%) found this review helpful
23 people found this review funny
Recommended
2,770.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
Since I was a baby, I always had a brain tumor. The doctors told my parents that I won't last 'til I'm 20 years old. A doctor told my parents that they should just give up and let me die sooner through euthanasia. But my parents didn't give up. I experienced growing up, being a normal son and a normal student in a school. Unfortunately, I am now 19 and nearing the end of my life expectancy. I have been fighting against my brain cancer for over a year. But thank god, I played this game. My cancer has been cured.
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3,005.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
This is an amazing, dynamic game. I've met more friends on here than through any other game. But it's addictive as hell. I've found myself being lulled into a sense of comfort just by the ambient sounds. I see a jester somewhere and automatically want to play as Rubik, and I have an urge to start the game up. You will judge everyone else you play this with, you will mull over every little second of a 56 minute game, and it'll make you a horrible pathetic person.

There's no reason to play this unless you need a time sink that'll come around to having a measure of control of your life. There's single player games where you go 'one more turn' and it turns into a night's afair of staying up late. But this game you start planning a whole day around raising your MMR by 200 points. Why? Because if you managed it, it'd make you feel better. What other games does your mood revolve around whether you play well, and how many other games can you name where you'd take that 'feeling good' to the point of willingly sacrificing an entire day to it?

Unless you've got a team of people to play with, and you don't care how much you suck, or you're actually a pro-gamer with an active team looking for a transition, don't waste your time. There's plenty of other things to do with literally 100+ days of your life.
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15 of 17 people (88%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
5,621.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 28
Complete waste of time. Trust me
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
3,102.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
A Game which will teach you many things.
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25 of 37 people (68%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
182.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
Game is Ruined By the worldwide community trolls, due to broken and improper matchmaking system!
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,889.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
I have stopped after 3 years ruining my life. I was ignorant and hard head. Now i regret. To those students who want ruin life. Please stop and think about it. Better u gamble all ur time and money in casino. It is just different of time
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15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
Recommended
3,439.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 23
I never thought I would spend so much lifetime in a game that makes me want to kill myself every time I play it.










Please, send help.
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16 of 21 people (76%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,355.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
Wish i knew how to refund my life
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18 of 25 people (72%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
167.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
I played for a bit.

It's fun.

This depends on what is your definition of fun.
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13 of 16 people (81%) found this review helpful
18 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,157.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
once you go blyat, вы не можете вернуться назад
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
457.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
South Americans are subhuman.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
51.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
First game of LoL Easy, First game of Smite easy, first game of Dota 0/21/0. You want a chaallenge that is more interesting than LoL then this is your game. I plan on playing this for a long time to come.
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16 of 24 people (67%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,033.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 4
I played dota 1 for 9 years.
and now 1k hours in dota 2, figured after I got used to it all I wanted to play MMR games and raise my rank to play with the pros.

And all I got was ♥♥♥♥ing russians and russians and russians being a bunch of god damn ♥♥♥♥♥ and ruining the game and the fun.

I literally raged quitted for the first time in my life and uninstalled the game today at 4th of may 2016

♥♥♥♥ this game, dont play it.
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32 of 55 people (58%) found this review helpful
27 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
who's the guy with the axe?
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
36.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 12
better than bad rats
+1
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
669.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 18
You'll think you love this game but that's only when you're winning. Every lost match makes you feel down rather than entertaining you, and it is easy to see when you're losing in a match, usually around 10 mins in. So even you know you're going to lose because i.e. one of your teammates decides to troll or feed because they lost first blood, or someone just doesn't do well, you still have to play for another 20-50 minutes, and it feels like torture every single time.
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