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 this amazing game and why it is getting so much attention.
DotA 2 is a unique strategy game and is an upgrade to the ever popular 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 by 10 players (5 for each team).
The game starts as soon as you pick the hero you want to play. 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 be earning experience and gold and you will use these to upgrade your hero.
Just like chess, the better your opponents are, the harder the game becomes. This is the reason why a lot of tournaments from all over the globe have been made.
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. 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. This map was first created by the very talented Steve Freak but he later on passed the responsibility to Ice Frog (game developer). Even if this is true, he is still an icon and a key creator of DotA 2.
Despite the fact that no big sponsor chose to support DotA 2, updates for this amazing game are still being made regularly. This is possible because of the players/ users from all over the world, they show their support by posting their opinions and suggestions when it comes to 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 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.