Dota 2 celebrates its tenth anniversary and remains one of the strongest titles in esports.
In general, most video games with more than 10 years on the market, at some point, experience drops in both their quality and player base. For its part, Dota 2 has already experienced its low moments. Still, now that the game is celebrating its 10th anniversary, it seems to be entering a very promising new phase for the future.
History of Dota 2
Valve has managed to reap a great deal of success since July 9, 2013, when the developer made the official launch of the game. However, the developers had to go through a long beta before they were able to launch the game. According to data compiled by Steam Charts, the average player base that comes every day to play Dota 2 is 450K.
This is undoubtedly an impressive amount of players and has been the case since 2021 after The International 10. On the other hand, after The International 11 in 2022, a huge peak of daily players surpassed 1 million people playing on the same day. This is Valve’s highest daily player peak since 2019.
On the other hand, thanks to the performances of professional players in tournaments, more and more fans want to follow in their footsteps and invest hours in the game.
I cant believe that today (2023,July,09) is the 10th Anniversary of Dota 2! 🥳
I had so many memories with this game & this game honestly feels like a close friend of mine…😁
So cheers for the decade behind us and hopefully for the decade ahead.😊 pic.twitter.com/X9oxTAIvsz
— LboyAx Gaming (@lboyax) July 10, 2023
Great Dota 2 teams
One of the best teams in Dota 2 is Gaimin Gladiators. This team has managed to win all three Majors that have been held this year. Thanks to this number of wins, Gaimin Gladiators became the first team to achieve that feat since the Dota Pro Circuit started in 2017.
Gaimin Gladiators will now have to keep fighting to keep setting records. If the team wins The International 12, they will be the first to win a TI and a Masters in the same year. However, the team will not have things so easy in IT. All the other teams will fight to snatch the title from Gaimin Gladiators.
Changes to the Dota 2 Dota Pro Circuit
This 2023, the DPC experienced a year of changes due to the adjustment program implemented by the game developers. This new program has allowed third-party events to return after a few years without being able to enjoy this type of event. For its part, ESL has launched its tour, where participating teams will be fighting to take home a share of the $15 million prize pool. This event is the largest non-IT Dota 2 tournament.
However, not just changes have come for Dota 2 on the pro scene. Valve has also taken it upon itself to make changes to Dota 2, bringing extra excitement to the game.
Changes to Dota 2
Valve decided to remove the battle pass. This decision was a bit puzzling and disappointing for many players. With the battle pass, players spent hours and hours of gameplay searching for new rewards.
However, the developers have decided not to concentrate all the game’s new features in a single update. Instead, new features will come to the juice in different updates so players can enjoy different new features throughout the year. With this decision, Valve intends to generate a lot of excitement over the months, which due to the battle past, they could not afford.