Defense of the Ancients or DotA 2 is definitely one of the most well-known online games 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 this amazing game and why it is getting so much attention.
DotA 2 is a strategy game that is based on Warcraft 3. The objective of DotA 2 is to beat the enemy team by destroying their Ancient while protecting your own. The game is usually played 5 vs 5 (5 for team dire and 5 for team radiant).
You start the game by picking your main 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 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 the population 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. Steve Freak was the original creator of this map but he alter passed the torch to Ice Frog. 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.
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.