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Video Game: Defense of the Ancients
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Defense of the Ancients
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Video Game: Defense of the Ancients
Defense of the Ancients
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DotA All-Stars (IceFrog's version)
Rel Date: 2005-00-00
Publisher: (Self-Published)
Windows
Developer: (Self-Developed Video Game)
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Video Game: Defense of the Ancients
Defense of the Ancients
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DotA All-Stars (Guinsoo's version)
Rel Date: 2004-00-00
Publisher: (Self-Published)
Windows
Developer: (Self-Developed Video Game)
Media: Webpage
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Rating: (Not Rated)
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Video Game: Defense of the Ancients
Defense of the Ancients
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Defense of the Ancients (Eul's version)
Rel Date: 2003-00-00
Publisher: (Self-Published)
Windows
Developer: (Self-Developed Video Game)
Media: System-Integrated
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Defense of the Ancients (DotA) is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) mod for the video game Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and its expansion, The Frozen Throne. The objective of the game is for each team to destroy their opponents' Ancient, a heavily guarded structure at the opposing corner of the map, which is based on the "Aeon of Strife" map for StarCraft. Players use powerful units known as heroes, and are assisted by allied teammates and AI-controlled fighters. As in role-playing games, players level up their heroes and use gold to buy equipment during the mission.

The scenario was developed with the "World Editor" of Reign of Chaos, and was updated upon the release of its expansion, The Frozen Throne. There have been many variations of the original concept, the most popular being DotA Allstars, eventually simplified to DotA. The mod has been maintained by several authors during development, with the pseudonymous designer, known as IceFrog, maintaining the game since the mid-2000s.

DotA became a feature at several worldwide tournaments, including Blizzard Entertainment's BlizzCon and the Asian World Cyber Games. Critical reception to DotA was positive, with it being called one of the most popular mods of any game. DotA is largely attributed to being the most significant inspiration for the MOBA genre. American video game developer Valve Corporation acquired the intellectual property rights to DotA in 2009 to develop a franchise, beginning with the stand-alone sequel, Dota 2, released in July 2013.

Source: Wikipedia, "Defense of the Ancients," available under the CC-BY-SA License.

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Video Game Rank: 3315
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Num Ratings: 8
Average Rating: 8.50 Ratings Breakdown
Standard Deviation: 1.87
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Personal Comments: 1
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Video Game: Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos
Rank 124
Num Ratings 552
Average Rating 7.80
Average Weight 2.89
Num Owned 684
Prev. Owned 67
For Trade 4
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Wishlist 5
Comments 51
Release Date 2002-07-03
Video Game: Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne
Rank 93
Num Ratings 502
Average Rating 7.93
Average Weight 3.31
Num Owned 589
Prev. Owned 52
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Wishlist 2
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Release Date 2003-07-01
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