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What used to be an unofficial modded map for the Warcraft 3, ended up being the most budgeted cybersport discipline, gathering millions of people to watch annual international championships.
MOBA genre started with the DOTA, Defense of the Ancients, which can be efficiently described as 5 vs 5 top-down action strategy game, during which players are tasked to destroy the enemy core while protecting their own.
Players can pick out of the roster of 112 heroes and battle on the single map while taking advantage of field vision, resources and item build that can either make heroes stronger or disable the enemy. DOTA 2 is still active, and receives updates weekly, reshaping metas and refreshing game balance, if by any chance some heroes became unreasonably strong. Each hero has not only a unique set of abilities but is fully customizable, through getting items for heroes after matches of through the trade. Not only heroes but terrain, couriers, that deliver items for you and even match announcers, that can be voiced by heroes, professional casters of just memorable characters from other forms of media.

System requirements for Linux

  • OS: Ubuntu 12.04 or newer
  • 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: 15 GB available space
  • Sound Card: OpenAL Compatible Sound Card

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows 7 or newer
  • 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: 15 GB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible

System requirements for macOS

  • OS: OS X Mavericks 10.9 or newer
  • 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: 15 GB available space
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Dota 2 reviews and comments

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First of all! It is important to note that the Game is free and therefore reviews relate to whether the Game is not rubbish Despite its non-existent Price. Also, it is not a Pay 2 Win game, only skins are available for purchase, which does not affect the Game. Thus, in my Opinion, most negative Reviews are unjustified. What is Dota? Dota is a Game of Catogeria "MOBA." Basically, everyone should be aware of this Type of Game. Now the Only question is whether you want to try the Game. Did Answer: Definitely. why? To do this, you should read these und/or other Reviews. My Beginning Initially I hadn't thought of Any MOBAs. When, after some Time, a Friend with almost a lot of opinion decided to take a closer Look at the Game, he was pleasantly surprised. Then I Decided to test the Game at some point. After Months, the time had finally come and I, too, was positively surprised. After only a short Time we were even able to get another Friend, who surprisingly Found his Fun at the Game sooner or later. Since time immemorial, we have been playing regularly without having Lost the Game. The Game itself and the Beginning Should be new to business like me, it is almost Obligatory first and Foremost to look at Tutorials and The Like, because the Mechanics are not comparable to most Other Genres. After a fairly short Time you should also play against other Players. Even if you don't know all or not very little, the rest of the knowledge comes on its own, whether it's simply because you always find out new ones and sometimes even Players are nice enough to give some of a Tip. If you're Lucky, you might have a Friend who already knows the Game and leads you into the Game. The Comparison to other MOBA Even if Dota is the only MOBA I play, I have heard many things about other MOBA. For example, Dota is supposed to be heavier than others, which I don't find. At least I don't find it hard in general. Also, many Heroes in their Look.Skill should resemble each other strongly. But overall, they probably differ only on (very) a few Levels. The Graph I have no References to other MOBA here either, but I have to say that the Game looks good and not bad In any Case, just Right by the many Customization Options. Among the System Requirements: Even if you have a bad PC, the Game should run halfway smoothly. My Reasons for the Game: It's free No Pay 2 Win Low System Requirements Giant Community (Millions of Players) Around 10% negative Reviews speak for themselves Many Tutorials that greatly make it easier to Get you started In the Game Permanent Updates, which is also the More often new free Content offers Very many Customization options in the Form of skins for everything around 100 different heroes, all of which are completely different and provide a varied Gaming Experience. Don't just want To watch tutorials before playing The genre interacts a not Me it often happens that I play against too strong Opponents, who sometimes decide all by yourself the Outcome of the Game Also with me often Low-race Series (5-10 Games) occurred that should not occur in a skill-based Matchmaking of this Magnitude Not all Players are of the English Language authorized Games can go up to 90 min conclusion: The Game is free and also no Pay 2 Win, so should consider a one-man Ask the Question if you want to try the Game. And I can only say yes to that. :) Best game!
4000 hours into this speak for themselfes!
«Can’t stop playing»
«Better with friends»
«Disappointment of the year»
I dont like this game.
Completely interesting cybersport game
«Can’t stop playing»
Highly addictive game. 
«Blew my mind»
«Can’t stop playing»
The main e-sports game. Better than football, more interesting than anything else.
«Waste of time»
disbalanced game. you can win just picking better heroes and farming forest
«Waste of time»
The best game I can hardly recommend.

Dota 2 truly is a marvelous achievement.
The game in itself is amazing. The gameplay is fantastic, the game is balanced and when a game goes right and teamplay happens, it's a joy.
The issue is - teamplay rarely happens. The community, like in most multiplayer games, is where issues start appearing. The constant toxicity can turn your game from a pleasant experience into a special kind of hell.

If you want to get into it, I would recommend starting with a bunch of friends.
They have made tremendous progress to help ease new players into the game and the Free-To-Play model is undoubtedly the best in the market (everything is free).

Playing with friends - Exceptional.
Playing alone - It varies between 'Good time' to 'I want to kill myself'.
It really pains my heart to see such an amazing game plagued by its terrible community.
«Better with friends»
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