Valve has gleefully announced that DOTA 2, its sequel to the original MOBA, has managed to tot up 100,000,000 matches played. DOTA 2 now attracts 3 million unique users a monthw hich Valve describes as the community “bolossoming into a beautiful flower”. Ha! Ha! Well, there’s less name calling than in League of Legends, I guess.
In other DOTA 2 news, an update is available with an interesting new feature – Least Played Mode. This option dumps you into the most unpopular kinds of games, which should mean you end up trying new things and learning new skills – as well as helping to tip the balance so other modes end up highlighted eventually. If patch notes make you hot and bothered, by all means view the latest update in its entirety.
DOTA 2 is still in closed beta; bug your Steam friends for an invite.
Source: DOTA 2 Blog