Your Essential Guide On CS: GO and Dota 2
Dota 2 adopted the basis for the growth of popularity from its predecessor, Dota. The first Dota map appeared in 2003. But the most popular of them was Dota Allstars, which IceFrog has been developing since 2005. The Dota Allstars map was of interest to the community because of the popularity of the Warcraft strategy itself. As time went on, IceFrog added new versions of the map, in which new heroes appeared, the gameplay changed. But the game engine became obsolete every year, and the community asked the developer company Warcraft Blizzard to make a remake of their favorite game. Blizzard has not made any official statements about Dota support for a long time, and the game was noticed by Valve.
Now, many who are into forgot that the especially loved team was Team Fortress Classic.
On October 13, 2010, IceFrog and Valve announced the release of a new game - Dota 2. On August 15, 2011, the official trailer of the game was published. A couple of days later, the acceptance of applications for the closed beta testing of the project began. For two years, the game was in a closed beta test, and only on July 9, 2013, its official release took place.
The history of betting on Dota 2 begins with the release of the game, which took place at GamesCom 2011 in Cologne, held from August 17 to August 21, 2011. The Pinnacle Sports betting company noticed the huge potential of this game from the very beginning and gave a line for the first tournament on it – The International 1. It is worth noting that before that, in the PinacleSports line, you could find bets on StarCraft II and the finals of major Counter-Strike 1.6 tournaments. Interest in Dota2 was growing, both among ordinary viewers and investors. The number of tournaments has increased significantly over the past couple of years, which has led to an influx of new players and an increase in the volume of bets. In December 2014, Sports announced that the total number of bets on esports in history exceeded one million. Currently, those who place bets on Dota 2 have a rich selection of events and there is a wide line to choose from.