This started in a pub. Of course it did. I remember agreeing to something about Dota 2 between a fourth and fifth pint of foamy lager. The next morning I woke up to an email. It sat heavily in my inbox, like a gauntlet. “Hello one and all, “You’ve all expressed some interest in being part of an elite strike team attempting to learn Dota 2 and then actually beat some REAL PEOPLE at it. It’s going to be difficult. It’s going to be long. But it’s going to be fun.” Oh, bollocks. It’s worth knowing three things about Dota 2, a.k.a. Defense of the Ancients 2. Number one, Dota was originally a Warcraft 3 mod that snowballed in popularity so much that it created an entire genre. League of Legends, Heroes of Newerth, Bloodline Champions, all of these “Multiplayer Online Battle Arenas” are nothing less than game designers sweating bullets, trying to refine Dota’s top-down, team-based hero action. They attempt to refine it because – number two – Dota is as unrefined and antisocial as chewing tobacco. Matches require ten players exactly, frequently last longer than an hour, each of its 108 heroes plays radically differently and the in-game… Read full this story
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