Dota 2 Boasts 5 Billion Played Matches

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2013-07-09
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Dota 2 records a total of 5 billion played matches. Valve

Dota 2 is without a doubt one of the most popular games out there. It is even the most successful game in terms of esports. Now, the hit multiplayer online battle arena has reached over five billion played matches.

Dota 2 came into existence back in August of 2011. It has been eight years since it has dominated the video game landscape. In a recent report, Valve’s video game reportedly recorded its five billionth game played by users. The figure was obtained after an all-pick ranked game in the South East Asia region took place.

Interestingly, there have been even more games played because records do not include all of the beta testing games played before the official launch. Keep in mind that Valve, like any other video game studio, performed a good number of tests prior to officially releasing the game to the public.

The milestone is yet another proof of Dota 2’s dominance in the industry, including its existence in esports. And while it is true that auto battlers and/or battle royals are becoming a more dominant force in the market, Dota 2 is still capable of holding its grounds and will definitely remain a force to be reckoned with in the future.

In related news, Chinese Dota 2 team Old Boys is looking to make a difference in the region. Instead of just becoming a home for retired Chinese Dota 2 legends, they will reportedly develop and coach a younger roster.

Old Boys is looking to form a Dota 2 team composed of younger talents. They are looking for players with around 7,500 MMR+. The announcement was made in Weibo, a Chinese microblogging website. While the team has yet to reveal official names, they are expected to focus more on nourishing the younger talents that Chinese Dota 2 has to offer.

While Dota 2 pro teams are expected to reshuffle their rosters after The International, most of them will not necessarily look for newer or younger talents. It is definitely interesting to see the difference Old Boys could bring to the game.

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