Buffhub Answers: Dota2 General Questions Part 1

We have noticed a significant increase in the search requests with inquires about Dota 2. Is Dota 2020 dying? Is Dota 2 losing players? Is Dota still popular? Who made Dota2? How does Dota 2 make money? These and other questions we are about to break down in today’s edition of BuffHub Answers.

Is Dota 2020 dying? 

 Dota 2 has had strong signs of recovery in 2019. The number of players overstepped one million points in March 2019, for the first time in two years. However, the Dota 2 simultaneous player count keeps on dropping in 2020. The first month of the year showed the lowest players’ numbers since 2014. According to steamcharts, Dota 2 had 457,184 average players in June 2020 which is still much higher than most other online games. In my opinion, Dota 2 is coming through a tough stage of its live circle but the game is still too far from dying. 

Read more: 3 Reasons why Dota 2 will meet its end in this decade

 Is Dota 2 losing players? 

Yes, Dota 2 is losing its loyal players the same as every other game does. But that is not the main problem as the tempo is not terrible and it is a normal process for any online game. What is more dangerous for further success of Dota 2 is that the game is not gaining new players in the way Valve would like to. Dota 2 has become too hostile for the novice players. It’s hard to learn and when you make mistakes, you get bullied by the teammates and other players. Therefore, most of the new Dota 2 players either leave the game on the same day or being just old players with new accounts. 

Is Dota 2 still popular? 

Dota 2 is still one of the most popular games in terms of professional esports tournaments. But when it comes to casual game streaming, Dota 2 is rapidly losing its positions. Nowadays, Dota 2 is often away from Top-5 most-watched games on the Twitch streaming platform. It is watched way less than the other popular online games like Fortnite, League of Legends, GTA V, Minecraft, or Valorant. 

Who made Dota2? 

Dota 2 started as a mode for World of Warcraft 3. However, it was soon bought by Valve who also hired the lead designer IceFrog. The game was officially released by Valve which founders are Gabe Newell and Mike Harrington. Starting from its official release in 2013, Dota 2 player count was increasing along with its esports tournaments. 

Read more: The history of Dota 2 eSports | Dota 2 Tournament Evolution 

How does Dota 2 make money? 

One of the reasons why Dota 2 has reached such fantastic player numbers is the fact that Dota 2 does not earn money for letting the players pay for the items which give them a significant advantage over the other players, such called pay-to-win strategy. In fact, Valve is making money through microtransactions which allows players to customize their favorite players or items. Valve sells purely cosmetic items that can be bought to substitute the default ones. Moreover, players can trade Dota 2 items in the Steam Community Marketplace.

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