Out of all the online games that were released in the past, Defense of the Ancients 2 or DotA 2 has been the most successful game until today. 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 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).
The game starts as soon as you pick the hero you want to play. The three main categories of DotA 2 heroes are the following: intelligence heroes, strength heroes, and agility heroes. As the game progresses, you will be earning experience and gold and you will use these to upgrade your hero.
DotA 2 can be compared to the game of chess, the better your opponents are, the more challenging the game becomes. This resulted to a lot of tournaments for the past years.
Majority of DotA 2 players are from Asia. Thailand and the Philippines are two of the most popular countries in Asia where players love to play DotA 2. Players from Sweden and other Northern European nations also spend a lot of their time playing DotA 2. The same thing cannot be said for North America, because DotA 2 did not make a lot of noise in this country, lots of teams disbanded and very few tournaments were held.
The map of DotA 2 is a very big reason why this game is very successful until today. 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.
Despite the fact that no big sponsor chose to support DotA 2, updates for this amazing game are still being made regularly. If you are wondering how this is possible, it is because dedicated users/ players from all over the globe post their opinions and suggestions regarding hero and item changes.
No one can deny the fact that Defense of the Ancients 2 is one if not the most hottest topic in gaming news today. This game is undoubtedly one of the greatest games created and if you have yet to play it, you should give it a shot soon.
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