Dota 2

Dota 2 is a strategic game for which opposite teams battle to destroy the ancient of the other. Each teams consists of 5 members each. Dota is widely known and played in lots of different countries across the world, and it has a great reputation in it. Many gamers and enthusiasts play this game for fun with their friends or just to past some time.

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Dota 2 is actually a sequel, if I may say, of the popular game Defense of the Ancient that is run through the game Warcraft III: Frozen throne. The original Dota is actually just a map created by ‘Ice Frog’ which can only be played through the said game. The game was created by Valve, the one who developed the Steam program for gaming purposes which includes games that people can play, it includes the popular game Left for Dead.

Today, Dota 2 is considered one of the most popular games on its league, given that there are other games like League of Legends, Starcraft, Dragon Nest, and others. But what makes Dota 2 the top game of its league is that it attract a lot of players who wants to play a strategic game wherein at the same time they can play with their friends.

The game have achieved many recognition on its own. The launching of the game was so big that it organizes an event called as The International by which recognized teams around the world are gathered to compete with one another and win. But the catch to this gigantic event is the prize pool it offer: One Million USD.

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It is surprising that a certain game that we all traditionally knew would be this big and make an international scene recognized around the world especially by gamers and the community of e-sports. Through the years, Dota 2 have developed more into a competitive strategy game which a lot of players internationally have been obsessively playing for the sake of money, yes it has become a game where everyone plays just to achieved fame and monetary reward. For me that is the greatest downfall of the game Dota, inspite of the achievements it received through the years.

Nevertheless, Dota 2 would always be a game, maybe a competition for every aspiring team to be globally recognized for their skills and talents or a game of passion for gamers who loves Dota itself, and a game is ought to be enjoyed and winning is not the only thing that matter but the pleasure the game invoke unto the person who plays it.

E-Sports in the Philippines

E-sports here in the Philippines, as we usually know as “computer or video games” are gradually rising from its traditional image. The popularity of various games in the country have widely influence the people; both enthusiasts and gamers, which creates an eccentric community for which known today as E-Sports. Various games have been on the top lists, Dota 2, Dota, League of Legends, Starcraft and others. What we think of them in the past as a mere games, or even past time have been making a scene in todays events. E-sports today is widely acknowledge by many countries and even allocating a reasonable amount of money investing for gamers who competes with other countries for the sake of supremacy and popularity among other countries.

There are certain events that attracts many players to be competitive. Events that offers prizes in a form of monetary awards, and of course recognition as the best. But as of now, E-sports in the Philippines sure did developed in its own ways, but for me it is still not enough for us to compete and dominate E-sports, specifically speaking about international competitions. It is supported by many but to actually allocate financial support and even the moral support of our own countrymen are needed by our E-sport community.

What the E-sport achieved here in the Philippines surely is surprising, players around the country aims to be the best in their own chosen game in order to have maybe, popularity or money. It’s not surprising that many of the gamers in our country have those aspirations of being one of the top players whom will be recognized across the world, for E-sports have already reached its peak where most of the people are aware what is happening in the world of E-sports.