Get to know the history of Dota 2, the ancestor of the MOBA genre game
Dota 2 is a game with a very large community in the world. Not only played by local game fans, this game has been competed in the international arena. Dota 2’s biggest competition is called The International with a fantastic prize pool. Unfortunately in Indonesia this game is still less popular than mobile MOBA games. So it’s no wonder that esport clubs in Indonesia rarely connect to divisions for the Dota 2 game. Only a handful of people really follow the development of the game. Even though it is less popular, Dota 2 is also in the ranks of the most successful games in history. Before arriving at this point, multiplayer games have gone through a long time. Reported from the Red Bull website, this is the history of the dota 2 navigation.
Originally Dota 2 was a mod
Dota’s earliest history begins with Aeon of Strife, a fan-made mod for Starcraft: Brood War. The mod grew in popularity and ultimately made Blizzard in 2011. moved the next mod to Warcraft 3 in th. 1998. An earlier genealogy begins in th. 2000.
At that time the Defense of the Ancients or DotA mod (the forerunner to Dota 2) was moved to Warcraft 3. This mod was created by Kyle “Eul” Sommer which is very similar to the current version of Dota 2. The basic principle of the next game is the same as other MOBA genre games. Five players against five other players fight each other to destroy the opponent’s base. In the midst of the popularity of the DotA mod meanwhile, Eul actually stepped back to develop games of the same genre along with the mod further. Finally he gave all his ownership of DotA to Valve. Of the many attempts to make a similar game, only one that caught the attention of the moment was when Steve “Guinsoo” Feak created the mod DotaA: Allstars. This is the starting point for the development of Dota 2.
few th. Afterwards, Guinsoo together with Steve “Pendragon” Mescon returned to Riot Games to develop League of Legends, a MOBA and DotA game that is still available today and has fans that are no less than Dota 2.
Dota 2 release
IceFrog finally announced that DotA had joined forces with Valve in 2011. 2009. The first information regarding Dota 2 was heard in th. 2010. Finally Valve announced that the next game would be released in beta form this year. in th. 2011, after the release of the next game reaped a lot of positive comments. Valve made sure to show off Dota 2 to the public at the Gamescom 2011 event. They will hold a major tournament worth 1.6 million US dollars. The next prize is the biggest in all corners of the world for the esports category at that time. A few months later Valve brought more people to the beta and a professional scene started to take shape. After a year has passed since the reveal at Gamescom, The International 2 (TI2) was announced along with the same prize pool of US$1.6 million and held in Seattle.
After TI2 to TI3, there was massive growth for Dota 2. Finally this game was officially released on Steam in 2013 and can be played by everyone. TI has continued for a while and there has been a steady stream of new players every year for a while now. The competitive scene is growing and becoming one of the biggest esports events in the world.