How to Describe Dota 2 in 10 seconds

Pro gamers attempt to explain one of the most complex games in the history of video games.

Released on 4/7/2016

Transcript

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To describe Dota 2 to my mom, my family
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or someone who asks me, it's something
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where I don't even know where to start.
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Best of luck to anybody trying to fit Dota into 100 words.
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It's really hard to explain.
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Dota 2 is five people trying to take down
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another team of five's base.
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I think it's like a virtual chess where there's
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a lot of actual mechanics involved.
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DOTA is like no other game.
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There's 110 different individual pieces of chess.
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And now you have to learn everything that
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that chess piece can do, and that chess piece
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can do now four things.
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You don't have turns, you just move all the time.
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Then you have a throne to defend.
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You have to be able to have really fast reaction time.
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You have to have great hand-eye coordination.
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It's something similar to capture the flag.
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I've heard that people compare it to basketball,
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because it has this team aspect.
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You have to work together, you have to overcome differences.
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I call it Wizard Net Football (laughs)
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There is so much depth to the game
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that it's almost impossible to simplify.
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Once you learn it, you'll never give it up.