The rise of Dota 2, the most popular online game

Analyze the history and design of Dota 1 and Dota 2, the first and one of the most successful of its own kind. Undeniably the most successful online game of all time in terms of the prize pool. In 2016, the biggest tournament of Dota 2 had a prize pool of 20.7 million dollar, over 92% of which was crowdfunded, breaking the record of the highest prize pool in e-sport history.

  • LoL is significantly more popular than DotA 2 in terms of sheer numbers both for players as well as viewership. – jackanapes 5 years ago
  • Yes you are right. I should be more precise about the definition of success. – yigu8115 5 years ago

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