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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April 27

The Manila Major Invites



With The Manila Major just weeks away, we're pleased to announce the teams that will be invited to the event. Congratulations to all of the players, we are looking forward to seeing them there.

We know that there will always be a talented team that doesn't make it, which is difficult for both the fans of that team and the players themselves. Deciding on how to handle the direct invites to our four tournaments is a difficult process, and we don’t take a specific formulaic approach to which teams are invited or how many we invite.

A lot of things change during the year, from team compositions to new results in LAN tournaments, so we tend to take a more holistic approach to how we do invites. We try to always invite the teams that we think have demonstrated their ability to perform well, either from very strong recent results or from a longer history of top finishes. We also think it's very important for the ecosystem as a whole if third-party LAN tournaments during the year are able to have a lasting impact on the Major invites, rather than largely depending on qualifiers.

For this Major, there will be 12 teams directly invited and 4 teams coming from the qualifiers. Head over to the team announcement page to find out who will be joining us in Manila.

We are always thinking about the mechanisms that create a healthy competitive environment in the long term, and are interested to hear what you think.

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April 25

New Gameplay Update

After an eventful and competitive wintertide season, Dota 2 welcomes the advance of spring's renewal as this week's patch brings the release of the 6.87 gameplay update. With changes to Ranked All Pick, the addition of a minimap Scan ability, new items, and a host of other balance adjustments, there's a lot to explore in the 6.87 change log.



After reading through the patch notes, head over to the Test client to try the changes out before it hits the main client in a day or two.

Along with the update, this week will also see the start of The Manila Major Qualifiers, with Chinese Open Qualifiers hosted by ESL and the Americas, Southeast Asia and Europe Open Qualifiers hosted by Faceit running April 29th - May 2nd and Regional Qualifiers following May 3rd - 6th.

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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
Helpful customer reviews
1,778 of 1,992 people (89%) found this review helpful
1,577 people found this review funny
5,399.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2015
How most of my solo ranked match goes :

1. Find match, wait for all people to load up
2. Marked middle-lane on my minimap
3. A dude on my team : "Mid or feed !"
4. Be a bigger man and give him mid, then i mark safelane
5. Other dude : "I'm gonna carry, trust me, give me safelane .."
6. Sigh, Mark hardlane and say "I'm going offlane then"
7. Another guy pick BristleBack and said "Just let me offlane !"
8. OMGWTFBBQ ! .. Picking support, being a solo support
9. Working my ♥♥♥ off stackin camps, buying wards, assisting on lanes
10. Have no items because few assist and didn't take any creeps
11. Lose miserably
12. Team said : "GG NOOB SUPPORT NO HELP AT ALL !!"
13. -25 MMR
14. Get Migrane, cries in the shower

11/10 would solo ranked again !
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864 of 995 people (87%) found this review helpful
1,017 people found this review funny
674.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 12, 2015
Choose in which Russia you want to play today:
-Mother Russia
-American Russia
-Asian Russia
-African Russia
-Europe West Russia
-Europe East Russia

Choose with which Russians you want to play today:
-Native Russians
-American Russians
-Asian Russians
etc.etc.

11/10 would Russia again!
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695 of 813 people (85%) found this review helpful
766 people found this review funny
5,389.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2015
This game is the best dress up game since Hello Kitty Online Adventure.
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583 of 681 people (86%) found this review helpful
602 people found this review funny
1,156.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 9
Skipped classes because of Dota 2.
Made Girlfriend angry because of Dota 2.
Learned to gamble because of Dota 2.
Learned to curse because of Dota 2.
Became a racist because of Dota 2.

Ruin your life simulator.
10/10 will ruin their lives again.
and yes. no more girlfriend.
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438 of 508 people (86%) found this review helpful
453 people found this review funny
805.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 15, 2015
Playing this game on US East made my Spanish grade rise from a B- to A.
10/10 Best language learning tool.
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