Defence of the Ancients pits two teams of five players against each other in highly competitive, 40-minute or longer matches. Each player controls a single hero who levels up and stockpiles gold to purchase powerful equipment and consumables. As computer-controlled armies continually spawn and rush the enemy's base, players are responsible for using their powerful heroes to turn the tide of the battle in their favor.

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Dota 2 Workshop Tools Alpha Released
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Dota 2 Workshop Tools Alpha Released

Aug 7, 2014 Dota 2 13 comments

This is the first release of a new set of tools (hammer 2) to create, play, and share custom maps and game modes for Dota 2.

Introducing the Source Filmmaker!

Introducing the Source Filmmaker!

Jun 27, 2012 22 comments

The Source Filmmaker (SFM) is the movie-making tool built and used by Valve to make movies inside the Source game engine.

Blizzard DOTA isn't More of the Same
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Blizzard DOTA isn't More of the Same

Oct 22, 2011 Dota 2 3 comments

The story of DotA, or Defense of the Ancients, is an odd one. It started as a Warcraft III mod, spun off into bigger games like Riot's League of Legends...

Valve: Dota 2 Coming 'As Fast As We Can'
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Valve: Dota 2 Coming 'As Fast As We Can'

Sep 24, 2011 Dota 2 2 comments

In a new blog post, Dota 2 designer IceFrog confirmed that the game's release schedule has been expedited.

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