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.

Dota 2 Workshop Tools Alpha Released

Dota 2 Workshop Tools Alpha Released

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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!

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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

Blizzard DOTA isn't More of the Same

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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'

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

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

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