'Dota 2' Owes Its Success to Fans, Not Investors and Owners, and That's Okay


Nice esport you got there, shame if something were to happen to it.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://waypoint.vice.com/en_us/article/dota-2-owes-its-success-to-fans-not-investors-and-owners-and-thats-okay


Great article by Rob.

The allusion to how fighting games are currently being run is pretty solid.

After watching the Kiev Major hyped me up to return to Dota 2 after being out of the game for about three months. I was immediately hit by the wall of playing with a pick up group and not keeping up with the changes to the map and characters.

The thing is that’s how I got into the game in the first place. Getting over the wall and having it finally click. I became a die hard fan and don’t think that will ever go away.