This game is a total conversion MOD of Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and has been maintained by "IceFrog" following on early work by a variety of MOD and clan integration designers.
Dota 2 promises to take the unique blend of online RTS and RPG action that has made Dota popular with tens of millions of gamers and expand upon it in every way.
Wage war with the most powerful heroes from Blizzard Entertainment's game universes in the explosive multiplayer game add-on pack Blizzard DOTA, based on the classic and hugely influential Defense of the Ancients game MOD. Blizzard DOTA is a team-based competitive game in which each player controls a powerful hero with unique abilities, and works with his or her team to invade and destroy the enemy team's base.
Over the course of a match, waves of computer-controlled creatures for each team advance automatically across the map along different pathways. Players fight alongside these creatures to advance the battlefront, destroy enemy towers, and eventually push into the enemy base. Other points of interest are guarded by neutral hostile creatures; capturing and controlling these points grants bonuses to your team. As your team kills computer-controlled creatures and other players, your hero will gain experience and levels to strengthen his or her special abilities. You'll also earn gold which you can use to purchase upgrades and items to customize and improve your hero over the course of a match.