One of the most popular online games today is without a doubt, Defense of the Ancients 2 or DotA 2. A lot of people are becoming more and more engaged playing this unique game and DotA 2 is not showing any signs of slowing down. Believe it or not, DotA 2 has been the headline for a lot of entertainment news for the past 5 years. In this article, we will be talking more about this amazing game and why it is getting so much attention.
DotA 2 is a diverse strategy game that is a mod of the ever popular Warcraft 3. The main goal of this game is to win the war by taking over the enemy team’s Ancient while you are protecting your own. The game is usually played 5 vs 5 (5 for team dire and 5 for team radiant).
When you start the game, you will be required to pick a hero. The three main categories of hero you will have to choose from are intelligence heroes, strength heroes, and agility heroes. As the game progresses, you will have the chance to earn experience and gold in order to buy items and upgrade your chosen hero.
DotA 2 is very similar to chess, the better your opponent is, the more competitive and difficult the game becomes. This is why so many tournaments have been held during the past couple of years.
Here’s a trivia: did you know that majority of DotA 2 players are Asians? Two of the most popular countries in Asia that plays DotA 2 are Thailand and the Philippines. Players from Sweden and other Northern European nations also spend a lot of their time playing DotA 2. Since DotA 2 did not make a lot of noise in North America, a lot of teams disbanded and very few tournaments were held in this country.
One big reason why DotA 2 is very successful today is because of it’s map The creator of this map is Steve Freak but he later on passed the torch to Ice Frog (game developer). Even if this is the case, he is a big reason why DotA is very successful until today.
A lot of updates are still being made despite the fact that DotA 2 has no official support. This is possible because of the players/ users from all over the world, they show their support by posting their opinions and suggestions when it comes to hero and item changes.
I think every gamer will agree with me when I say that Defense of the Ancients is one if not the most popular topic in gaming news today. This game is definitely one of the best games out there and if you have yet to try it, you are missing out on a lot of fun.