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. A lot of entertainment news has talked a lot about this game for the past 5 years. In this article, we will be discussing more about this online game and why a lot of people are hooked playing it.
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 required to earn gold and experience and these are used to make your hero stronger.
Just like chess, the better your opponents are, the harder the game becomes. This resulted to a lot of tournaments for the past years.
Majority of the population 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. Sadly DotA 2 was not very popular in North America, this is why very few tournaments are held here and most of the teams decided to disband.
A big part of DotA 2’s success is because of it’s amazing map. This map was first created by the very talented Steve Freak but he later on passed the responsibility to Ice Frog (game developer). Although this is true, DotA 2 owes a huge chunk of their success to this man.
A lot of updates are still being made despite the fact that DotA 2 has no official support. 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.
Even today, Defense of the Ancients is still a trending topic for a lot of gaming news. 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.