Anaheim, California - Blizzard Entertainment has officially revealed the trailer for their Starcraft 2 custom game inspired by IceFrog's Defense of the Ancients (DOTA). Like other games in the Dota genre, Blizzard DOTA is built as a team-based competitive game in which players controls a powerful unit with unique abilities to destroy the enemy team's base.
What is the Dota genre?
In Dota genre games, waves of computer-controlled creatures for each team spawn and advance across the map to destroy the opposing base. Human players use units called Heroes to fight alongside these AI-controlled creatures to push the battle, destroy the enemy team's towers and eventually obliterate the enemy base.
The official trailer for Blizzard Dota
Related: More information about the Dota genre (Wikipedia).
Unlike serious competitive Dota-style games like Heroes of Newerth, Dota 2 and the Defense of the Ancients mod, Blizzard DOTA will be taking the casual game approach of Riot Games' League of Legends and has implemented elements of LoL's Dominion mode.
To compete with other free to play Dota games like HoN and LoL, Blizzard will release Blizzard DOTA as a free to play game that can be accessed by Starcraft 2 Starter Edition accounts.
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