Summary: The original Defense of the Ancients , a custom map for Warcraft III , became a hit almost instantly. Chances are, if you were playing Warcraft around that time, you've played a round or two of DotA . Since then standalone games like League of Legends or Heroes of Newerth have risen up, following the basic idea that DotA popularized way back when. Finally, after some legal issues and a very long beta phase, Dota 2 has been officially released.
Conclusion: DotA 2 is a bit of an interesting title. As the MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) genre has gotten larger, almost every title in it owes some form of respect to DotA 2, or at least the original DotA. It’s the game that started a genre (despite what those bastards who still play Aeon of Strife try to tell you), but that doesn’t mean it’s good.
Conclusion: Dota 2 deserves its intimidating reputation, and it probably won’t suit you if you’re looking to play casually. There’s a huge time investment before you can even enjoy a game, let alone feel competent at it. But once you start to learn its secrets, there’s a wild and exciting variety of play here that’s unmatched, even by its peers. It’s a challenge of knowledge as well as reflexes, and success is a rush.
Excerpt: Dota 2 has just officially released. It’s been in Beta for over two years now, and I’ve been on board right from the start. Over the past couple of years Dota 2 has evolved quite substantially: new heroes are regularly added, new features and modes get introduced, and the menus and hero models get revamped. This has been, for all intents and purposes, a complete game for some time now, but one that has been (and continues to be) constantly updated and improved.
Summary: Dota 2 is competitive gaming coupled with challenge, emotion, skill and mastery, at its absolute finest. The ecosystem around it is huge. The art style is superb and it is purely free-to-play. An essential for every gamer.
Conclusion: One final note - Valve have been very active in dealing with the oft-criticised toxicness in the Dota community. They're constantly tweaking their player reporting system, and recent results are promising. Anecdotally, I feel that player behaviour has improved significantly since I started playing - general abuse seems way down as players adjust to the new systems.
Excerpt: La beta di Dota 2 è una di quelle che probabilmente rimarranno nella storia dei videogiochi. Lo sviluppo del gioco è cominciato alla fine del 2009, mentre la beta ad accesso limitato è partita ad agosto 2011, mese in cui, in occasione della Gamescom, cominciarono a essere distribuiti i primi inviti agli utenti iscritti a Steam.
Dota 2: ESL-One-Turnier im kostenlosen Live-Stream
28 June 2014
Summary: Fans des elektronischen Sports aufgepasst: Die besten „Dota 2“-Teams der Welt spielen in der Frankfurter Commerzbank-Arena um 200.000 US-Dollar. Sehen Sie jetzt alles im kostenlosen Live-Stream!
Dota 2 in der Commerzbank Arena: Eins von 100 Tickets abstauben!
5 June 2014
Summary: Am 28. und 29. Juni 2014 steigt in der Commerzbank Arena in Frankfurt ein eSport-Event der Extra-Klasse. Die besten „Dota 2“-Teams der Welt treffen sich zum Showdown. Und Sie sind vielleicht dabei!