Riot designers, Christina Norman, recently posted an image displaying the total games played to date which currently reads: 1,015,443,102.
dota1 is played on many different clients like garena, battlenet, 11 and many more. One of the riot employees came out and said that the have more than 1 billion games played and read the response from 1 of the client just 1 out the many.
"Recently we heard a dota-like game has exceeded DotA in number of games played with 1 billion games. According to our platform statistics, we have 4977975857 games of DotA played this year." http://t.qq.com/p/t/87495011667263
So yeah nice fact 1 billion total games played in 3 years vs 1 client out of many that has 5 billion in 1 year. Oh and just for the fun of it let me name another game that has more con-current players than LoL
No rly, LoL already built much bigger audience than Dota.
Moba games are for a last year or two rly oversaturated. But lol and dota can coexist together. Quiete funny thing is that Riot over those years gain so much power that he can pump so much money in tournaments which valve cant.
But they will coexist together in the same way just like now.
Btw thats why i love SC2 cos it has unshakable position on the market. Only bad thing is that Dota and lol looks like a casual games comapred to sc.
I filled in the survey on three different steam accounts in january. I waited a month then I decided to buy a key for 25$ to my main steam account, the next months both my sub accounts got beta invitations.
Lot's of people never got the invite. Don't know on what basis they offer them but I think there are 2 main issues; your Steam account and your experience in DotA.
I'm a total noob what comes to DotA. Have played it very little (DotA1 included) and couldn't answer all the questions in the survey. Then again my Steam account, joined November 2003, in good standing etc might be a reason I got the invite almost immediately
It seems quite random to me. Having an account with CS, DoD etc aka having bought the original HL might play a role but as akkaaz told there, no expo on dota and a new account and he still got the invite
Complete the official survey and you will get it as soon as possible.
Valve dont consider this game as beta anymore, it the ofiicial game already, just in final stage, some more updates to come like adding some heros and it gonna be the biggest game ever, after csgo release i stopped playing 1.6 completly yo play DOTA2 only, much fun better then 1.6 that was my favorite game