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Primary Name
Defense of the Ancients
Alternate Names
DotA
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Defense of the Ancients
Nick: 
DotA All-Stars (IceFrog's version)
Rel Date: 2005-00-00
Publisher: (Self-Published)
Windows
Developer: (Self-Developed Video Game)
Media: Webpage
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Defense of the Ancients
Nick: 
DotA All-Stars (Guinsoo's version)
Rel Date: 2004-00-00
Publisher: (Self-Published)
Windows
Developer: (Self-Developed Video Game)
Media: Webpage
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Defense of the Ancients
Nick: 
Defense of the Ancients (Eul's version)
Rel Date: 2003-00-00
Publisher: (Self-Published)
Windows
Developer: (Self-Developed Video Game)
Media: System-Integrated
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Description Edit | History

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: 3485
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Num Ratings: 7
Average Rating: 8.57
Standard Deviation: 1.99
Num Views: 654
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Avg. Game Weight: 4.0
Fans: 2
Personal Comments: 1
Users Owning: 7
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Num Ratings 522
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Wishlist 5
Comments 49
Release Date 2002-07-03
Rank 90
Num Ratings 465
Average Rating 7.92
Average Weight 3.29
Num Owned 558
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