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Dota 2: Beta over, Steam launch begins

by Han Cilliers (Lola)  Posted Wednesday, July 10, 2013 9:49:24 AM


Dota 2 has been hailed as the game of the century. In its beta phased it attracted casual and professional gamers by the thousands. The first Dota 2 eSports event boasted a staggering 1 million dollars as first prize. After months of beta testing, Valve is finally satisfied with Dota 2, and it is now officially released.  

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“Dota 2's user base is already larger than any game we've ever made, and it continues to grow. Knowing this launch moment was coming, we've spent the past year working on getting both the backend infrastructure and new user experience into a state where we can welcome in anyone that wants to give the game a try. With that work now complete, it is time for us to invite anyone and everyone to come play.” Valve

Due to the magnitude of player demand, you will have to queue via Steam in order to play. Currently the servers can handle an additional 450 000 new players. Valve will increase the infrastructure gradually to accommodate more players. If you are new to Dota 2, you can start queuing for the game here. You can check out the Dota 2 blog for all your queries.

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I’ve played a bit of Dota 2, and I must admit, it is not an easy game. We have a very active local community; I suggest you grab a mentor to show you the ropes. You can also check out this guide, "Noobs guide topicking Heroes in Dota 2.”  It is certainly a game worth your time!

South Africa proudly boasts an official Dota 2 Protea Team. They will continue to compete locally and internationally as the opportunities arise.


MWEB GameZone hosts local Dota 2 servers (launch article), all you have to do to connect is:

  • When in Dota 2, go to “Select Matchmaking Regions”
  • Select South Africa

Make sure to check out the local Dota 2 community on Facebook.

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Please note that the opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and not MWEB Connect (Pty) Ltd


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