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 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
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Bin.Nobunaga
( 536.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Better than THAT game.
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Rotnam
( 2,370.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Product received for free
Best game ever !
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cal
( 1,006.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
5/7 Would learn spanish again.
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REkted
( 884.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Product received for free
best game ever.
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gfather77
( 57.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
AI is horrible.
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SpR | xAbsUrD.666
( 902.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
What I can say about Dota..... Lose my family, lose my girlfriend, lose my life hahahahahah just kidding.... What a game, totaly amazing, you never get bored, and if you get, choose another hero and scream GG!!

Seriously, the best game that I've already played in my 22 years!!!

Install and lose your soul!
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Pandamonium
( 2,695.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Dota 2 is an acquired taste, not everybody will enjoy it, but few will.

I'm glad it is one of the most up-to-date MOBA/ARTS games out there that the developers constantly work on with changing metas and responses to the communities and a never ending flow of joy of watching professional matches amongst thousands of viewers.

PROS:
-Constantly takes advice and bug fixes posted in the community(r/Dota2, Dota 2 dev blogs, Gaben's personal email)
-You'll get those gems of a game where it doesn't matter if you won or lost, you had a good time
-100+ unique heroes to choose from... or you can spam Slark...
-The flexibility of heroes to be played outside their stereotypical way always makes each game interesting
-Decently beautiful graphics that even the shottiest of graphics cards can run
-Customization to express yourself from mix-and-match hero outfits to personal music packs, announcer packs, weather effects, and more
-A diverse community with players all over the world and personalities that interact with the community

Although it is all high and mighty, Dota 2 does have some serious problems.

CONS:
-No enforcement of language checks meaning that even if you search English, you will find people speaking foreign languages on your team almost 50-75% of the time
-Some heroes fade out from the meta due to their complexity to play and it is hard to reintroduce them (Chen, Meepo, Elder Titan)
-The level of toxicity is no lie horrendous, looking at my yasp.co wordcloud makes it super apparent
-The quality of in-game items is up to the developers, not to the community

For a tl;dr:
Beautiful, unique game. Toxic community. Five stack if you want the maximum potential for fun.
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LORD RORO
( 226.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
well played
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UndefinedVariable
( 306.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Product received for free
I have played this game for over 300 hours , and just now did I realize that I was starting to become addicted. I eventually found the courage to uninstall this game, however if I didn't, I would still be thinking about this game 24/7. DotA2 will ruin your life if you start to play it consistently. If you begin to play it, I suggest you limit how much you time you spend thinking about, playing, or watching other people play. But overall, this game has ruined many people's life, so don't let it also ruin yours.


However, if you don't make a life out of it, DotA2 can be very fun.
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Robot
( 721.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
JAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJAJA
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☜☢Legend☢☞
( 745.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
игра нормальная но заддрали матерится каждая катка разберитесь.
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Nomnomnom
( 1,739.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Too addictive..
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MrWurach
( 32.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Had tons of fun playing this. League of Legends was very much like this DOTA but somehow can't comlare. This was the first of its kinda that I felt okay spending money on.
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Could be Chon
( 4,096.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Product received for free
Ruined my life. Probably worse than heroine 5/7
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卝 ✫Laquitta✫卝
( 1,433.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
Product received for free
nice
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❤️c>f?❤️
( 130.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 4
why go 5v5 when we can go 1v5, 5 times
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
121 of 135 people (90%) found this review helpful
130 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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94 of 118 people (80%) found this review helpful
45 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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52 of 65 people (80%) found this review helpful
35 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,768.4 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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27 of 29 people (93%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
25 of 29 people (86%) found this review helpful
14 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 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
11 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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19 of 27 people (70%) found this review helpful
2 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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10 of 11 people (91%) 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 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
1,157.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 26
once you go blyat, вы не можете вернуться назад
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1,878.3 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 ans think about it. Better u gamble all ur time and money or casino. It is just different of time
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
162.0 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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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
3,096.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
A Game which will teach you many things.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1,350.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 16
Wish i knew how to refund my life
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
4 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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9 of 13 people (69%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
Recommended
3,433.6 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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26 of 46 people (57%) found this review helpful
25 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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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11 of 18 people (61%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3,274.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 15
I HOPE YOU WILL DIE IN PAIN
DELETED ♥♥♥♥
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
1,321.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
So after 1300+ hours of dota and a lot of broken updates i made my opinion about DOTA 2.
The game itself is really good but theres something that makes me and probably other DOTA 2 players really annoyed and look the game with disgust.First the community.''Toxic'' comes to my mind when someone talks about the DOTA 2 community.Its full of mentally ill,straight up ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ and players that think that they're language is speaked anywhere like......gee i dont know....RUSSIANS?The game is full of them(no hate towards russians,because not all of them are like the 90% of them in the game)and the thing that gets me mad anytime is that they speak russians even if not everyone knows russian.By the time now if you are a regular DOTA 2 player you probably know these quotes from russians(♥♥♥♥ BLYAD,IDI NA HUI BLYAD,PIDORAZ and etc.).Oh and im not going to give ♥♥♥♥ to the russians only cause i met some english players that were toxic as hell.If you want to win,you need to be a teamplayer even when you play a carry to blame someone that doesn't have any guilt for their death or ♥♥♥♥ farm(OMG WHY U NO BUY WARDS,My teams sucks,no supporting or that kind of ♥♥♥♥).Ok i know sometimes the supports aren't doing well but that doesn't give you a reason to flame them cause maybe they want to try a new role or have a really bad day....
Second
The Updates that make the game ablsolutely broken as hell.
So i once played with a devoloper which he or she was a really kind person and i asked him or she(i dont know if the devoloper was a man or a woman)that why they buffed one of the most OverPowerd heroes or ''OP'' heroes Riki.The devoloper said that everyone complained about riki and they wanted a buff.Really?Are you serious?Riki?The hero with the most broken skills that can turn the game whenever the player wants to?Well ok,i accepted it and moved on.Now the 6.87 update.Holy Mother Buscuit this is broken as hell.The update buffs and nerfs a lot of heroes that don't need buffs or nerfs(for example Earth Spirit which has been nerfed again).The updates make the game BROKEN AS HELL and want thing gets my nerve about the update that added Zet The Arc Warden.They've called the update..............BALANCE OF POWER.What?Why?This update released one of the most broken heroes of the game since Riki.He can dublicate himself
and can do the same thing like the hero(heal,cast spells,use items and etc.).But why?This hero can be a pine in the ♥♥♥♥ if you dont focus on him.If he farmed Hand of Midas(More like hands of midas) before the 10th minute he is impossible.If he continues farming more........he can get Boots of Travel,2 Divine Rapiers and other stuff that can destroy the team with no problems.So i accepted this ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t again but now.NOW?Holy ♥♥♥♥ its OP AS ♥♥♥♥.Mirana and her 8 second starfire.Well i came to my senses and thought that i should leave this broken by the devolopers game.And i have a thought in my mind that Valve doesn't give a single ♥♥♥♥ about the game cause CS GO and TF2.No hate towards the other games but they should give a damn about their games.
THIS IS MY OPINION OF THE GAME.DON'T TAKE THIS AS A COMMAND
The game its beautiful.The graphics are still cool at a low end pc(like mine) and it has a real interesting story to read.Even when i quit DOTA 2 this still doesn't make me play league cause league is so cheesy.
AGAIN THIS IS MY OPINION ON THE GAME.
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
942.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
This game is awesome if you are bored and you want something to pass the time with.
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