DotA 2 Championship Starts Up this Weekend
Rachel Gray / Sep 1st, 2012 No Comments
The International DotA 2 Championships 2012 will begin this weekend in Seattle, Washington, annoucned earlier today by Valve.
This is the second annual DotA 2 tournament and the games will take place in Benaroya Hall. Starting Friday the tournament will offer worldwide, live broadcast free of charge until its Sunday closing. The live broadcast will cover the games with “play-by-play commentary” and will accommodate multiple languages. There are various viewing angles available in HD from the following client or spectators can choose the browser-based broadcast.
DotA 2 is an upcoming multiplayer online battle arena that is uniquely mixed with components from real-time strategy and role-playing video games. The game consists of two teams (Dire v Radiant) who compete in sessions to destroy the opposing team’s stronghold. Inside each stronghold lies an “Ancient” which players are either obliged to protect or destroy. DotA 2 offers over 90 “heroes” that players can choose from. Each hero possesses abnormal yet spectacular combat abilities and attributes. A hero’s intelligence, agility, and strength all aid in the destruction of enemy camps and the defense of their own. Heroes can evolve in their powers for 25 levels. The primary objective for heroes is to infiltrate enemy lines and eviscerate the opposing Ancient. Although it may sound easy, this game requires strategic team collaboration. The key to victory in DotA 2 is efficient and intelligent team coordination. DotA 2′s official release date has yet to be announced but is expected to be available sometime this year. The game will be free-to-play (f2p) and downloadable via Steam. DotA 2 will be compatible with both Windows and Mac OS X operating systems.
For more information on DotA 2 visit the official website www.dota2.com.