Stryda logo

Dota 2

Spawned from the hit Warcraft III mod Defense of the Ancients, DOTA 2 is a Multiplayer Online Battle Arena game in which two teams of five players fight to defend their base from their opponents. How does a game go from a simple mod to the most played game on Steam to one of the world’s most lucrative esports? The answer may lie in Dota 2’s complexity. With over 119 Heroes to choose from, each with their own unique talents and weaknesses, there’s a lot to learn if you want to master the game. Luckily, the Dota 2 ranking system matches players of similar abilities, and there are also bots to play against while you’re learning. Once you’ve mastered a few skills, Dota 2 is great either for casual gaming with groups of friends or as a serious esport for those looking to compete at a high level. With some amateur players clocking over 2500 hours of game time, one thing is for sure: Dota 2 offers endless replayability for those who are willing to test themselves.