Dota 2

Dota 2


Release Date:
2013
Prize Money Awarded:
$128,850,306.83 From 838 Tournaments
Recorded Date Range:
2011-08-17 to

Dota 2 is a multiplayer online battle arena game developed by Valve Corporation. It's a stand-alone sequel to the WarCraft III custom map Defense of the Ancients: All-Stars (DotA:All-stars for short, or simply DotA). Development of Dota 2 began in 2009, when the current developer of the DotA mod, IceFrog, was hired by Valve as lead designer. Dota 2 was released as a free-to-play title on Steam, and is a direct competitor to League of Legends and the less popular game Heroes of Newerth.

Dota 2 prize pools can reach over $1 million through the use of crowd-funding. The International is Valve's annual tournament for Dota 2, where the best Dota 2 players compete for a crowd-funded, multi-million dollar cash prize pool. Prior to releasing the Compendium for The International 2015 (abbreviated to TI5), Valve announced plans for the Dota Major Championships which encompasses The International and three Valve-sponsored events leading up to it. The TI5 prize pool ended up being over $18 million.

On June 12, 2015, Valve announced that Dota 2 would be ported over to the Source 2 engine, in an opt-in beta update titled "Dota 2 Reborn". The update included a new user interface framework design, ability for custom game modes, and replacing the original Source engine with Source 2, officially making Dota 2 the first Source 2 game. The beta was released to the public on June 17, 2015, and fully replaced the original game client on September 9, 2015.

Largest Prize Pools




Top Players


 Player IDPlayer NameTotal (Game)
1.Germany KuroKyKuro Takhasomi$3,436,465.01
2.Jordan MiracleAmer Barqawi$3,017,476.48
3.United States UNiVeRsESaahil Arora$2,914,960.27
4.Bulgaria MinD_ContRoLIvan Ivanov$2,777,671.96
5.Finland MatumbamanLasse Urpalainen$2,777,376.24
6.Pakistan SumaiLSumail Hassan$2,616,795.94
7.United States ppdPeter Dager$2,602,008.62
8.Lebanon GHMaroun Merhej$2,396,653.78
9.United States FearClinton Loomis$2,395,799.79
10.China iceiceLi Peng$1,998,558.23
11.Canada Aui_2000Kurtis Ling$1,967,547.44
12.China y`Zhang Yiping$1,960,938.24
13.China Faith_bianZhang Ruida$1,960,877.82
14.China bLinkZhou Yang$1,955,008.62
15.China ShadowChu Zeyu$1,954,848.20
16.China xiao8Zhang, Ning$1,817,094.33
17.China HaoChen, Zhihao$1,755,205.94
18.China FaithZeng, Hongda$1,550,989.24
19.China SuperXie, Junhao$1,546,753.77
20.Sweden s4Gustav Magnusson$1,545,136.51
21.Estonia PuppeyClement Ivanov$1,507,170.10
22.Denmark N0tailJohan Sundstein$1,410,081.95
23.China MuZhang, Pan$1,386,339.63
24.Denmark MiSeRyRasmus Fillipsen$1,365,887.37
25.Sweden ZaiLudwig Wåhlberg$1,350,310.71


Online/LAN Breakdown


LocationPrize Money% of Total
Online Only$5,650,401.214.39%
Offline/LAN$123,199,905.6295.61%

Comparisons


» League of Legends+$80,271,913.99
» Counter-Strike: Global Offensive+$85,918,305.14
» StarCraft II+$104,061,545.37
» Heroes of the Storm+$117,290,067.64
» Hearthstone: Heroes of WarCraft+$119,255,023.81
» Smite+$121,753,694.08
» Heroes of Newerth+$126,058,139.39
» Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare+$126,252,011.83
» Defense of the Ancients+$127,992,886.18

Top Countries


 Country NamePrize Money
1.China China$47,088,719.90
2.United States United States$10,364,415.89
3.Sweden Sweden$7,257,611.03
4.Ukraine Ukraine$6,218,466.62
5.Canada Canada$5,110,474.28
6.Germany Germany$4,697,287.17
7.Russian Federation Russian Federation$4,487,685.77
8.Malaysia Malaysia$4,468,275.76
9.Denmark Denmark$4,420,156.95
10.Finland Finland$3,887,655.84

Other Notable Players

The following players may not have necessarily competed in this game, but have contributed to the competitive scene in other ways.

United Kingdom 2GDJames HardingCommentator, Host
United States BlitzWilliam LeeAnalyst, Commentator
United States LuminousDavid ZhangCommentator
Denmark MaelkJacob Toft-AndersenAnalyst, Commentator
United States MerliniBen WuAnalyst, Commentator
Sweden PajkattPer Anders Olsson-LilleAnalyst
United Kingdom ReDeYePaul ChalonerHost
Netherlands SexyBamboeAlaan FarajAnalyst