Dota 2

Dota 2, the sequel to Defense of the Ancients, is a multiplayer online battle arena video game developed by Valve, the company behind hit gaming platform Steam. Two teams of five players take control of powerful heroes as they attempt to overrun their enemies and capture their base.

Since its release in 2013, Dota 2 has emerged as one of the strongest esports titles around. The title dominates esports prize pools, with The International, Dota 2’s flagship tournament, offering competitors the chance to earn the lion’s share of a $25 million prize pool. With the vast riches on offer attracting the very best talents in competitive gaming, viewership continues to grow. Dota 2 is already one of the most watched esports and shows no sign of slowing down.

Valve’s hit MMO can be downloaded for free here. Or, if you’re already well acquainted with Sven, Meepo and Enigma, get stuck in to some quality Dota 2 esports news, opinions, videos and more below: