Dota 2

Official Multiplayer Game Title

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SLCG 2015 – Phoenix Gaming The Kade
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Platform Played At SLCG 2016: PC

About the Game:

Dota is a competitive game of action and strategy, played both professionally and casually by millions of passionate fans worldwide. Players pick from a pool of over a hundred heroes, forming two teams of five players. Radiant heroes then battle their Dire counterparts to control a gorgeous fantasy landscape, waging campaigns of cunning, stealth, and outright warfare.

Irresistibly colorful on the surface, Dota is a game of infinite depth and complexity. Every hero has an array of skills and abilities that combine with the skills of their allies in unexpected ways, to ensure that no game is ever remotely alike. This is one of the reasons that the Dota phenomenon has continued to grow. Originating as a fan-made Warcraft 3 modification, Dota was an instant underground hit. After coming to Valve, the original community developers have bridged the gap to a more inclusive audience, so that the rest of the world can experience the same core gameplay, but with the level of polish that only Valve can provide.

Dota 2 is played in matches between two five-player teams, each of which occupies a stronghold in a corner of the playing field. A team wins by destroying the other side’s “Ancient” building, located within the opposing stronghold. Each player controls one of 110 playable “Hero” characters that feature unique powers and styles of play. During a match, the player collects gold, items, and experience points for their Hero, while combating Heroes of the opposite team.

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Awards:

IGN: Best PC Strategy & Tactics Game, Best PC Multiplayer Game, and People’s Choice Award
PC Gamer: eSport of the year
onGamers: eSport of the year
GameTrailers: Best PC Game of 2013
Game Informer: Best PC Exclusive, Best Competitive Multiplayer and Best Strategy
2015 Global Game Awards: Best MOBA