The Popularity of eSports Continues to Expand With Dota 2 Fantasy League

By Crystal Mills

May 15, 2014

With the popularity of competitive gaming continuing to grow throughout different scenes, Valve has created a new way for fans to interact with Dota 2 by developing the first season of the Dota 2 Fantasy League. After being previously tested, the league will be officially released on May 19. This is simply another attempt to ensure popularity of the battle arena title and continue to grow its appeal to current and future fans.

Players will be allowed to create their own fantasy teams with professional players worldwide and compete against the teams of friends. All points will be based off of real-life performances of the pro players.

“Fantasy Dota is a game that you can play with up to nine of your friends, where each of you forms teams made up of pro players to compete against each other, earning points for your team based on how each of your pro players perform in tournament matches,” as stated on the Fantasy League page.

“Once one of your friends has created a Fantasy League, you can join their Fantasy League by creating a Fantasy Team. Then you’ll recruit pro players onto your team through a live draft, alongside all other members of your Fantasy League. Once your teams are set, you’ll play head-to-head against one of the other members each week, with players earning wins and losses based on the total points that their pro players have earned.”

Season One of the Dota Fantasy League will run from May 19th to July 28th.

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Crystal Mills

Born with a controller in her hand, Crystal has been a lifelong gamer who has been known to obsessively ramble about Dragon Age theories. She loves everything from RPGs to shooters, and has a passion for Call of Duty esports. She has written for The Loadout, theScore esports, OpTic Intel, and more. When not writing or gaming Crystal is usually working in surgery, strapping on some boxing gloves, or trying to figure out what her My Hero Academia quirk would be.

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