Dota 2 is gaining popularity at a tremendous pace. Tournament prize pools are growing, the number of players and esports organizations is growing. The matches of the top professional teams in Dota are often watched by more people than football derbies.
However, this is not surprising. Let's see what makes this game so attractive. Although calling Dota 2 just a game at this stage of its development is already wrong. Dota is more than that.
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I’ll note right away that Dota 2 is not the easiest game to understand. Therein lies its charm. It will be difficult for a beginner to get comfortable, but the more he learns and discovers for himself, the more he will be fascinated by the in-game world.
So, a team of 5 people, where each player controls their own hero, fights against 5 enemy characters. The main goal of the game is to destroy the main enemy building "Throne".
The Dota 2 map consists of 3 lines (corridors) along which creeps move towards each other (see Basic terms and definitions). At the beginning of the game, the heroes are distributed along the lines and confront the enemy characters.
There are over 100 unique heroes in Dota 2 account Boosting. Each hero has certain abilities that improve with the level. You can immediately imagine the variety of bundles of heroes that complement each other, combinations of spells and tactical schemes of the game. Yes, Dota 2 is one of the few computer games where the outcome is decided not only by reaction speed, but also by tactical ideas. In a competitive DotA, it is the tactics and the right pick of heroes (a set of 5 heroes that the team plays the match with) that determine the outcome of the match. To watch a match as a spectator, you do not need to know all the tricks. Pleasure will be received in any case! It's worth trying.
Terms and definitions (slang in Dota 2)
Watching a Dota match for the first time? The abundance of unfamiliar words makes it somewhat difficult to understand what is happening. Below is a small glossary that will help you understand the essence of the game.
Aegis of the Immortal is an item dropped by Roshan when he dies. Brings its owner back to life with full mana and health upon death.
Blink (Blink) - instantaneous movement from one point of the map to another (jump with a certain range).
Wards are items placed by the player on the ground. They give an overview, allow you to monitor the movements of the enemy.
Ganges (Gank) - active actions aimed at unexpectedly killing an enemy hero.
Dust - used item; Allows you to reveal nearby invisible enemies.
CD, cooldown (Cooldown) - the reload time of the ability, item.
Creeps are computer controlled creatures. They are allied, enemy, neutral.
Mana, mp (Mana points) - a unit of measurement of magical energy required to use items, abilities.
Roshan is an extremely strong neutral unit. The reward for killing him is getting the Aegis.
Stan (Stun) - a spell that stuns (disables) the hero, creep for a certain time.
Farming - targeted killing of enemy and neutral creeps to earn experience and gold.
Fb (First blood) - the first kill of a hero in the game.
HP (Hit points) - a unit of measurement of the amount of life of a character, creep, building.
Dota never gets bored. This is the main paradox. The map is always the same. The rules of the game are the same. Nevertheless… A huge variety of game situations and moments will not let you get bored. I have never seen two identical games in Dota. Not once, despite the fact that I have a long playing experience and I watched a lot of pro matches.
Remember those emotions that you probably experienced after the victory of the Russian team over Holland? Kovalchuk's puck in overtime with the Canadians? A couple of years ago, I would never have believed that you could experience this while watching Dota and worrying about our CIS teams. Watch, definitely watch.
In about 2 years, Dota has evolved from a popular game into a popular esports discipline that is attractive to sponsors. Tournament prize pools are getting bigger. The number of viewers around the world is increasing. During the main tournament of the year, The International 5, venues for watching matches are organized in many cities of Russia.
In China, things have gone much further. A special association has been created and is functioning there, which regulates the relationship between professional players, tournament organizers, etc. (Association of Chinese E-Sports). Of course, this is not enough now in Europe and America. One can only hope that such an organization will appear and take esports to a new level.
One of the problems is also the fact that for the most part older people adhere to traditional views on computer games. This does not allow them to consider some kind of toy as something serious - a kind of sport, albeit with the prefix cyber-. Fortunately, the situation is gradually changing. I won’t be surprised if in a year or two in Russia it will be possible to watch a Dota match on TV. At the moment, there are studios (abroad and in the CIS space) that professionally cover the main events and tournaments in Dota 2 mmr boosting. The situation does not stand still. Moreover, it is steadily moving forward and this cannot but please the entire Dota community.