Bets on Dota 2
Today we will discuss the intricacies of betting on one of the most popular eSports disciplines - Dota 2. During the 2020-2021 pandemic, bets on eSports, and especially Dota 2, have become a real outlet for bettors. Dota 2 took a place in the TOP-5 of the most popular disciplines for betting, and even after the return of real sports, it continues to firmly hold its position.
What is Dota 2
The most popular MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) game. The full-fledged version of the game was released in 2013 by Valve, after League Of Legends, but rapidly surpassed it in popularity in a matter of months. Now professional skating rinks at major tournaments gather a larger audience than many football events.
The first Dota 2 competitions began to take place in 2011, even at the beta testing stage. Even then, they possessed impressive prize pools, and now this discipline is the absolute record holder for the size of prizes in the main tournaments. At the last The International, the grand prize was over $ 40 million!
The essence of the game, as in all games of the MOBA genre, is to destroy the enemy structure (throne). The thrones of the two teams are on different sides of the map, which is always the same. The team has five starting heroes, each of which is controlled by his own athlete.
There are only three paths between the thrones - the top line (top), the bottom line and the middle line (middle). All approaches to the thrones are fortified and guarded by defensive structures, and the rest of the map is inhabited by neutral creatures that are also quite ferocious.
The Dota esports team consists of five players. Each of them must choose their starting hero and block another one for the enemy to use, this process is called draft.
After choosing, the player strengthens his character with spells and special abilities, and then develops him throughout the game, using the experience and resources gained during the battles. Heroes cannot be killed, they respawn in their starting zone after each loss of all health.
There are a huge number of heroes in the game - more than 100, and their number is constantly growing. Each of them has their own unique skills and abilities. A properly selected team is able to drag the skating rink solely on the basis of absolute harmony between the skills of the heroes.