Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Dota 2 LAN

LAN for Dota 2

While other games in the Dota genre have removed the LAN function, Valve is poised to add LAN functionality in Dota 2. Valve Corporation has been known to add value to it's games by retaining LAN even when other major game developers have removed it citing widespread software piracy.

Dota 2 as an eSport
Dota 2 is being groomed to become the biggest eSport in history and with the absence of LAN in Starcraft 2, there is a huge possibility that Dota 2 will overtake Blizzard's Starcraft II - Legacy of the Void in terms of player count around the world.

LAN Dota2
Malaysian Dota 2 team (Orange) at a Dota 2 LAN event

Dota 2 in Asia

DotA has the largest playerbase in Asia wherein the player numbers eclipse both World of Warcraft and Starcraft 2 combined.

The Chinese have major DotA tournaments like the WDC (World DotA Championship) while the Malaysians have SMM (Sendi Mutiara Multimedia). The Asian Cyber Games (WCG Asia) have also featured both DotA and Dota 2 in it's tournaments and the game has been one of it's biggest crowd drawers.

What is LAN?
LAN is the acronym for Local Area Network - a network that connects multiple computers in a limited area. This is the most common set-up for gaming centers around the world. Games like Starcraft Broodwar and Counterstrike established a huge playerbase thanks to LAN.

Will Dota 2 have LAN? Yes, Dota 2 will have LAN support.
It would be a mistake if it didn't.

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  1. This is a MAJOR good news for LAN game events participants. But, if they already own Dota 2.

  2. It's great news that DotA 2 will have LAN. To think that a few years ago LAN is standard in every game. World has change, so does gaming.

  3. According to Erik Johnson: Dota 2 will have LAN mode. There are some systems that LAN mode requires that we haven't finished yet, mainly because we've been focused on matchmaking. We know how important this feature is for the community.

  4. Am i the only who thought
    "what is Lan?"
    "baby don't hurt me, don't hurt me, no more"

  5. is it still using Beta Key??

  6. Hi,plz get back to me as fast as possible,where can I get dota 2 which will work on lan?I need a lan version of dota 2,plz my email is


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