Defense of the Ancients (DotA) is a multiplayer online battle arena mod for the video game Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and its expansion, Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne, based on the "Aeon of Strife" map for StarCraft. The objective of the scenario is for each team to destroy the opponents' Ancient, heavily guarded structures at opposing corners of the map. Players use powerful units known as heroes, and are assisted by allied heroes and AI-controlled fighters. As in role-playing games, players level up their heroes and use gold to buy equipment during the mission.
Posts about Dota
    • The Year In Dota 2: A Game That Kept Changing

      Dota 2 is the staple of millions of players' gaming nights, a rising star in the eSports scene for a new generation of competitive players and spectators. It's also a lucrative vehicle for Valve to sell hats. From how it changed, to how people played it, to how Valve talked about it, here is the story of Dota 2 in 2014. A Hero For Every Season...

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    • Cool! LAN Party with 22 thousand PCs at Once

      Cool! LAN Party with 22 thousand PCs at Once Posted by admin on December 3rd, 2014 To be able to have fun with friends in arms, not a few gamers who are willing to bring up his PC to a place to perform a ritual called a LAN Party. But usually only up to a dozen PCs, what if in the thousands? It turned out to have been routinely carried out by the Swedish players in an event titled Dreamhack.

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  • You Can Study DOTA at a College in China

    …. According to That’s, Chongqing Energy College has a course on Defense of the Acients, though it doesn’t specify whether it covers DOTA 2.. The course’s actual name is “Recent Development of Electronic Sports and Analysis of DOTA” and is limited to just 90 students, though there have been reports that over two hundred students have piled…

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  • You Can Study DOTA at College in China

    … Many students might spend their free time at college playing DOTA. Why not spend your study time doing the same? Well, in China, you can. According to CQ News (via That's), Chongqing Energy College now has a course on Defense of the Ancients, aka DOTA. (Note: The article did not specify whether the class covers Dota 2.) As That's points out…

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  • ‘Vainglory’ Trailer: A Mobile MOBA Optimized for iOS 8

    … If one were to highlight a single genre as having the most clout right now it would have to be the Multiplayer Online Battle Arena, or MOBA for short. To be fair, MOBAs like League of Legends and DOTA 2 are not a relatively new concept, but their popularity as of late has inspired a number of different copycats. But, while League and DOTA may…

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  • Heroes Of The Storm: Hands On With Blizzard’s Latest Gem

    … Gaming News Published on September 10th, 2014 | by Joseph Saulnier Heroes Of The Storm: Hands On With Blizzard’s Latest Gem I have always been of the mindset that once you have played one MOBA game, you have played them all. That didn’t stop be from trying others. I have made my rounds with DOTA, DOTA 2, Guardians of Middle Earth, Infinite…

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  • Pudge, Ho!

    … to view the embedded video. //Lanzer Related articles Pudge – DOTA 2 Guide How to Play Pudge in Dota 2 DOTA 2: Legion Commander, Rampaging Gladiator of Flashiness Dota 2 Techies Update Out Next Week, Gets Full Details, Changelog DOTA 2: Leshrac, the Mighty Crystal Deer Dota 2′s First Blood update due Monday Dota 2 “New Bloom Festival” Update – Day 2 The post Pudge, Ho! appeared first on Gamers Sphere. …

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