Defence of the Ancients (DOTA) 2 Latest News

What Is DOTA 2?

DOTA 2 is a competitive eSport game categorized as an action and strategy game that relies on real time strategy that can be enjoyed by casual and professional players alike. DOTA 2 is owned by Valve which is why it can only be played by downloading it through Steam. As of now, much like other eSport games released by Steam, it’s completely free to play. Since its launch back in 2013, DOTA 2 has amassed a massive following of online players from around the world, especially the eSport community.DOTA 2 pits two teams of five players each against each other. Both teams have a base called the Ancient. The way to win a match of DOTA 2 is by destroying the opposing teams Ancient. There are 3 paths you can take which are also referred to as Lanes, each guarded by defensive towers and attacking minions known as Creeps. There are over 100 different hero’s you can choose from each with their own distinct abilities and strengths.

What Are The Annual Events & Tournaments For DOTA 2?

DOTA 2 has the most tournaments held in eSports gaming. Throughout the world there are multiple DPOTA 2 Championships and tournaments held featuring monetary prizes that are open to both professionals and amateurs.DOTA 2 has 3 types of events and eSport game tournaments for DOTA 2 throughout the year: sponsored, regional and major. The sponsored tournaments are also known as premium tournaments are mostly hosted by companies and features a prize pool. On the other hand, regional tournaments are known as minor tournaments mostly intended for rising players to test their skills against other players. Though regional tournaments do have a prize pool but it is mostly smaller than sponsored and major tournaments.The majors are the three Valve-sponsored tournaments along with The International that are the biggest eSport Gaming Tournaments for DOTA featuring live coverage, a massive prize pool and the best teams competing against each other. Kiev Major 2017 and The International 2017 are the two upcoming Major Tournaments for DOTA 2 that have a mind-blowing prize pool.


As of now there are 4 major DOTA 2 Tournaments coming up this Season:

Start End Name Prize Pool Location
Mar-15 Apr-16 Dota2 Professional League S-3 $72,325 China (Online)
Apr-01 May-14 Russian e-Sports Cup 2017 $55,841 Moscow
Jul-07 Jul-09 The Final Match 2017 $50,000 Lima, Peru
Jul-21 Jul-22 DreamLeague Season 7 $175,000 Atlanta

If you’re wondering how lucrative DOTA 2 tournaments can prove for professional eSport players, here are the top 5 DOTA 2 teams along with their respective earnings up to 2017 through winning eSport competitions and tournaments.

1 Evil Geniuses $13,654,228.05 68 Tournaments
2 Wings Gaming $9,711,841.00 19 Tournaments
3 Newbee $7,270,744.66 49 Tournaments
4 Vici Gaming $5,065,183.71 57 Tournaments
5 LGD Gaming $4,978,466.82 60 Tournaments


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