Defense of the Ancients, or DOTA, is a simple Warcraft 3 mod that spawned the Multiplayer Online Battle Arena (MOBA) genre of gaming and completely revolutionized the gaming industry. Experience the history and see what started it all for yourself! The scenario objective is for each team to destroy the opponents’ Ancient, heavily guarded structures at opposing corners of the map. Players use powerful units known as heroes, and are assisted by allied heroes and AI controlled minions to assault the enemies, defeat them, and take their base. DOTA started it all!
Defense Of The Ancients Key Features
The Grandpappy Of MOBAS – DOTA is the game which started it all, and gave rise to such popular games as Smite, DOTA 2, and League of Legends. Experience it yourself!
Fast Paced Fun PvP – Control your hero and blow stuff up; it’s all about fun, fast paced games! Do you have the timing and tactical mind to win it all, or will you be a liability to your team?
Strategy Meets RPG – Place your units and coordinate your attacks carefully; you must neither leave your own fortress too vulnerable, nor not commit enough forces to the attack!
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