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10 Fun Facts of Dota

 Dota 2 is a multiplayer online battle arena video game and the stand-alone sequel to the Defense of the Ancients (DotA) mod. Developed by Valve Corporation, the game was officially released on July 9, 2013 as a free-to-play title for Microsoft Windows, concluding a beta testing phase that began in 2011. OS X and Linux versions of Dota 2 were released on July 18, 2013. In most regions, Dota 2 is exclusively available through Valve’s content delivery platform, Steam. So, for all you DotA fans out there, here’s some stuff that you might’ve not known. Read up, and who knows, they might just help you win your next DOTA match, not necessarily DOTA 2 match 🙂 1 – SF having Wisp’s orbs as his ult Yes, when SF first came out, his ult was basically permanent Wisp’...

Dota 2 will now have Ranked Matchmaking

The next big update to Dota 2 will introduce ranked matchmaking features to the game. Valve said on its official blog the mode is “aimed at experienced players who want to play in a more competitive environment and know their matchmaking rating (MMR).” As of now, each player only has an invisible MMR. To access ranked matchmaking, Valve says you’ll have to play around 150 games – a significant time investment considering games can easily last 45 minutes or longer. If you want to play ranked games with friends, they’ll need to have access to ranked matchmaking as well. Once the update is released, players will enter a “calibration phase” of 10 games that determines their MMR. We don’t know when the next update will go live, but we do have a few more matchmaking details: Coaches are no...

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