Dota 2 is a multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) video game. Dota is the short form for Defense of the Ancient. In this game two teams that consist of five players will combat and compete with each other. Their main objective will be to protect their base while simultaneously destroying their opponents. Each player will control one of the 117 characters termed as ’heroes’.
Heroes are divided into two types- the Cores and the Support.
Cores- they are initially weak and vulnerable when the match starts, but as the match continues, they become rather powerful. They are the ones that carry their team to victory thus they are known as ‘carries’.
Support– they are the heroes that do not cause heavy damage, but have the utility to provide assistance to carries, like healing and more.
The five members of the team can select which heroes they want to play and will be able to communicate amongst themselves to select core and support heroes that would complement each other. All of this can be done in the pre game drafting phase. One thing to remember is that the heroes that are once selected by a player from either team, they would be removed from the pool. Once you have selected your character, you cannot change it.
How to play Dota 2
If you are new to this game, then you should not let others know. The people in your team will be disappointed that you do not know how to use the hero to its full potential. Before you start playing the game in a realistic manner, you need to know how to play.
Play the tutorial game
Dota 2 has a tutorial game and you should play it. It may not give you in depth knowledge of the game, but you would learn how to control some heroes and learn about their abilities.
Play against Bots
By playing against Bots, you would learn how to control your heroes better, without losing your face. The artificial intelligence is rather aggressive which makes a great practice partner for sparring. You should try to play against the Bot, pause your game, and then search online the different moves that you can make against it. This is a rather good way to improve on your skills.