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Beginner’s Guide: What is Dota2?

A very basic guide to understanding Dota 2.


You may or may not have heard the words ‘MOBA’, ‘Dota2’, ‘Gank’ or ‘TP’ on your travels through the internet. The world of eSports has been one of the fastest growing community events in the gaming industry, offering cash prizes in tournaments ranging between $250,000 and $24 million, but also comes with a lot of confusion and vague abbreviations. Watching an eSports match may be thrilling or confuse the hell out of a lot of people, and the aim of these articles is to introduce people who have wanted to understand the game but don’t want to spend the hundreds/thousands of hours that players are notoriously known for reaching before you have a decent level of understanding for the game.

 

What is a MOBA?

MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) is the term used for the genre of games such as League of Legends and Dota2 where a team of five players compete against an opposing team of five players for overall map control.

 

What is Dota2?