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Defense of the Ancients is a multiplayer online battle arena mod for the video game Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and its expansion, The Frozen Throne. The objective of the game is for each team to destroy their opponents' Ancient, a heavily guarded structure at the opposing corner of the map, which is based on the "Aeon of Strife" map for StarCraft. Players use powerful units known as heroes, and are assisted by allied teammates and AI-controlled fighters. As in role-playing games, players level up their heroes and use gold to buy equipment during the mission. The scenario was developed with the "World Editor" of Reign of Chaos, and was updated upon the release of its expansion, The Frozen Throne. There have been many variations of the original concept, the most popular being DotA Allstars, eventually simplified to DotA. The mod has been maintained by several authors during development, with the pseudonymous designer, known as IceFrog, maintaining the game since the mid-2000s.

Series Dota
Release date(s) 2003
Genre(s) Multiplayer online battle arena
Mode(s) Multiplayer

About DotA

Full title Defense of the Ancients, the goal of each team in the battle arena game is to destroy the opponents' Ancient structure in their base.

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The game was developed as a mod for the game Warcraft III. 

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Multiplayer online battle arena games.. Video game mods.. Warcraft III.

Latest information about DotA updated on July 28 2021.