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 (21,632 reviews) - 85% of the 21,632 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (535,340 reviews) - 91% of the 535,340 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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Very Positive (21,632 reviews)
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Very Positive (535,340 reviews)
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Gank Lord
( 746.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Product received for free
Game is hard.
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catayama
( 358.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Product received for free
This game told us "phillipine is a dump"

※I'm not racist, just in dota2.
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Let Me Feel Alive
( 1,034.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Good competitive game.
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A5.joker
( 840.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Product received for free
The Game we all need...
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Jappy
( 719.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Product received for free
new school chess on steroids.
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Lahey Crockett
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Pre-Release Review
Posted: May 3
Product received for free
How do I get a refund for a game Steam literally forced into my library?
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Tesla
( 862.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
The best MOBA game worth for playing!
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Tribal.Tater
( 403.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Product received for free
OMG LIKE 10 outta 10 would play again. Be sniper and 360 mlg no scope the dire team to death or become a freaking ball of light and teleport. You have a werewolf fettish? LYCAN is your obvious hero. Better den all da other games like LoL and smite.
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overload(gg)?
( 371.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
gg wp this game so fun
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Captain America!
( 724.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
It's a good game tha'ts all
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Yui Chan
( 1,869.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Product received for free
Love it <3
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Chu
( 1,909.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Waste almost 2k hours of my life.

Worth it !
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Genta
( 3,841.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Very good Strategy games invovling gameplay and communication skills.
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Ace
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
This game is just like LOL.
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God Imouto
( 1,914.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Product received for free
The Disappearanse of Pitlord Az'Galor.

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Trumpy Dumpty
( 25.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 3
Product received for free
10/10 Sniper is Busted
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
110 of 122 people (90%) found this review helpful
114 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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76 of 90 people (84%) found this review helpful
37 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,396.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 5
The community is more toxic than a nuclear waste.
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40 of 48 people (83%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,762.4 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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21 of 23 people (91%) found this review helpful
10 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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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,322.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
Good game,
Bad teammates.
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24 of 37 people (65%) found this review helpful
18 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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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person 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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11 of 14 people (79%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
160.7 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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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
3,086.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
A Game which will teach you many things.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
5 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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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3,272.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 15
I HOPE YOU WILL DIE IN PAIN
DELETED ♥♥♥♥
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 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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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
3,430.2 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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11 of 17 people (65%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,492.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
Can be beaten within thirty minutes
No actual FPS mode to headshoot n00bs
No killstreak nuclear bomb
No US or RUS teams, only some nerdy factions "the dare" and "the rad" or sumthin like that lol who cares
ONLY ONE GUY USES A GUN, obviously this takes place in bizarro US where the left won
There is a communist in the game, really valve????
USES GOLD AS CURRENCY, WHAT HAPPENED TO THE US DOLLAR?????
MUSLIM "HERO" BE WARNED THEY EXPLODE AND MAKE BOMBS not in that order

You're a disgrace to the United States of America
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,156.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
once you go blyat, вы не можете вернуться назад
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
457.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
South Americans are subhuman.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
114.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 4
This game is alot of fun to play even if you are not good at the game for example me. i have played over 35 games and i already want to play more. there are many different characters to play but i have fell in love with the character called Phoenix he is so fun to play as. so i would recommend this game to play you will have lots of fun with friends or just on your own.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2,928.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
Cool Game . . Love it !!
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