One of the most popular online games today is without a doubt, Defense of the Ancients 2 or DotA 2. This online game is becoming more and more popular all over the globe and 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 DotA 2 and why this game is taking over the entertainment industry.
DotA 2 is a unique strategy game and is an upgrade to 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 by 10 players (5 for each team).
The game starts as soon as you pick the hero you want to play. Intelligence heroes, agility heroes, and strength heroes are the three main categories of DotA 2 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.
Just like chess, the better your opponents are, the harder the game becomes. This resulted to a lot of tournaments for the past years.
Here’s a trivia: did you know that majority of DotA 2 players are Asians? Most of the players in Asia live in Thailand and the Philippines. This game is also very popular in Sweden and other Northern European nations. 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.
A big part of DotA 2’s success is because of it’s amazing map. The creator of this map is Steve Freak but he later on passed the torch to Ice Frog (game developer). Although this is true, DotA 2 owes a huge chunk of their success to this man.
Despite the fact that no big sponsor chose to support DotA 2, updates for this amazing game are still being made regularly. The game lives because of the dedicated players/ users from all over the world, they share their opinions and suggestions to the game developers in order to make the necessary changes when it comes to heroes and items.
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 has the potential to be the best online game in history and if you have yet to try it, you are missing out on the fun.