List of DOTA Video Games and Stats (2023)
Last Updated on: May 14th, 2023
DOTA (Defense of the Ancients) is not a video game franchise in itself, but rather a popular mod (modification) for the video game Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos, released in 2002 by Blizzard Entertainment. The mod was created by a community of developers who built upon the existing game’s mechanics to create a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game where players compete in teams to destroy the opposing team’s base.
The success of DOTA led to the creation of many similar games, such as League of Legends and Heroes of Newerth, which further popularized the MOBA genre. Valve Corporation, the developer of popular games like Half-Life and Counter-Strike, acquired the rights to DOTA in 2009 and began development of a standalone version, DOTA 2, which was released in 2013.
Since its release, DOTA 2 has become one of the most popular online games in the world, with a large and active player base and frequent updates and tournaments. The game is free-to-play, with revenue generated through the sale of in-game items and tickets to watch professional matches. The game’s popularity has led to the creation of a professional esports scene, with major tournaments offering multimillion-dollar prize pools.
DOTA Franchise Games:
Here is our enormous collection of video games from the DOTA franchise and detailed information on each. As always, new games are added to this collection regularly.
Click on a game listing to find out much more about it.