The International 2013 - Dota 2 Tournament

The top 16 Dota 2 teams from all over the world will converge in Seattle, Washington to find out which team is the best Dota 2 team in the world.

With a tournament prize pool of over 120 Million Pesos, The International sets the standard in competitive gaming and is considered as the biggest gaming event in the world.

The International 2013 Schedule 
(Manila Standard Time + 8 GMT):

August 8, 2013 (Thursday)
Starts: 3 AM (before the break of dawn)
Ends: 2 PM (afternoon)
-- Dota 2 All-Star match at the end of the day

August 9, 2013 (Friday)
Starts: 3 AM (before the break of the dawn)
Ends: 2 PM (afternoon)
-- Solo Championship (1v1 Dota 2 Championship) at the end of the day

August 10, 2013 (Saturday)
Starts: 3 AM
Ends: 2 PM (afternoon)

August 11, 2013 (Sunday)
Starts: 3 AM (before the break of dawn)
Ends: 2 PM (afternoon)

August 12, 2013 (Monday)
Starts: 3 AM
Ends: 12 PM (lunch time)

How to watch TI3 in the Philippines:

1) Watch inside the Dota 2 client.
2) Watch the live stream on
3) Join the local Dota 2 Pubstomp / The International viewing parties

List of Dota 2 viewing parties in the Philippines:

Gecube Internet Cafe USC Main Branch
Cebu City, Cebu 6000

Son-Rhine's Net Cafe
Rodriguez, Rizal 1860

Mineski Infinity
Las Pinas, Las Pinas 1750

GameDeck Cyber Cafe
San Jose, Occidental Mindoro 5100

Net Arena
Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija 3100

Mighty Joe Video Game & Internet Center
Dumaguete, Negros Oriental 6200

Tagbilaran City, Bohol 6300

If you're planning to hold a viewing party, register your location here.

The International Compendium
If you want to show your support for Dota2 and become part of history, you can:
* Purchase an International Dota 2 compendium

Activating a Dota 2 compendium gives you:
1) Battle Bonus
2) Genuine Smeevil courier
3) Taunts
4) Customized International HUD
5) Immortal item

Dota 2 System Requirements

Dota 2 system requirements for internet cafe owners / Filipino gamers.

Dota 2 has higher requirements compared to Warcraft III : The Frozen Throne so DotA players may need to upgrade their computer specifications in order to start playing Dota 2.

Dota 2 runs on 3 platforms: Windows, Linux and Mac OSX.

Dota 2 system requirements for Windows: (Minimum)
Windows 7
Intel dual core or AMD at 2.8 GHz
8 GB Hard Drive
nVidia GeForce 8600/9600GT or ATI/AMD Radeaon HD2600/3600
DirectX 9.0c
DirectX compatible sound card
Broadband Internet connection (Dota 2 will have LAN.)

Dota 2 system requirements for Mac: (Minimum)
OS X Lion 10.7
Intel dual core
8 GB Hard Drive
nVidia 320M or higher, or Radeon 7000 or higher, or Intel HD 3000 or higher

Dota 2 system requirements for Linux: (Minimum) *
Ubuntu 12.04 - Ubuntu Precise Pangolin
Intel dual core or AMD at 2.8 GHz
8 GB Hard Drive
nVidia GeForce 8600/9600GT, ATI/AMD Radeaon HD2600/3600
nVidia 310 or AMD 12.11
OpenGL 2.1
OpenAL Compatible Sound Card

* What is Ubuntu Linux?
Ubuntu is a free alternative to Windows 7 & Windows 8.
Why pay or pirate Windows when you can download Ubuntu?
More money saved means more food, more drinks and more Dota 2 hats! 

Dota o Ako

Dota o Ako song

To celebrate Dota 2's release, here's the music video of the Filipino hit song:

Song title: DotA or me / Dota o Ako
Artist: Aikee featuring Sabrina
Download via iTunes: Dota o Ako - Aikee feat Sabrina

A line by line translation for foreign Dota 2 players.

Guy dialogue:
There is only one Dota in the world
Girlfriends? There's a lot of them.
Your girlfriends will eventually leave you.
Dota won't.
Girlfriends get angry if you play Dota.
Dota doesn't get mad when you're playing with your girlfriend.
Dota's happy with your 20 pesos (Average PC usage rate for an hour)
Your girlfriend? Maybe even 200 won't be enough...
If you try out a new hero, Dota doesn't get mad.
But if you start seeing another girl, your girlfriend gets mad.
If you leave your girl, it's so hard to go back
If you leave Dota, it's always there to welcome you back.

Which would you rather prefer? Dota or girlfriend?

Girl sings:
Which would you choose? Dota or me?
What would you rather have?
Whenever I'm with you, that's what you always think about.
Which would you choose? Dota or me?
What am I to you?
The important thing is you actually love me.

Guy raps:
Defense of the Ancients - come on everyone and let's play Dota
Rain or storm, it doesn't matter even if we're playing while wearing rain boots
Call up your friends, let's start the countdown
Everybody push, get ready for gangbang
First Blood! The blood has been spilled
Within 3 minutes - well, that was really fast
It's just like basketball where they make me Like Mike (Michael Jordan reference)
I'm racking all the kills - now, I'm godlike
Go Tiny, can you please stun and toss him
After that, we're gonna go Roshan
Nice strategy... like we were part of Mineski (Philippine Dota 2 team)
And skills are tight like Aikee (the guy rapping - self reference)
Destroy the last tower. That win is within our grasp
Let's destroy that tree of Mulawin (Radiant Ancient)
Good game! Maybe next time, sir. Imba! I'm sorry. GG sir!

Guy raps
Whenever I play Dota, it feels so good that problems are forgotten
I'm not over dramatizing, just see the difference for yourself
Whenever your girlfriend hurts you, your heart gets devastated
When you have money, 20 pesos goes to Dota and the rest goes to the girlfriend
But Dota won't be able to love you back
It just gives a whole lot of fun for everyone

Girl sings:
What do you see in Dota that you don't see in me?
Can your Dota love you like the way I do
Dota is a game that you can play
But you can't do the same to me or I'll get hurt

Guy speaks:
Dota is a good invention.
It's a fun game played by people.
But you have to prioritize your studies for a better future
So that you'll have the face to show to everyone

To all Warcraft DotA players who have not yet switched to Dota 2:
Libre po ang Dota 2. (Dota 2 is free)
Hindi kailangang i-pirate / bilhin. (You don't need to pirate it / buy the game.)
Ba't ka pa magpapahuli? (Let's not get left behind by the rest of the world.)

Get Dota 2 - FREE!

Abaddon in Dota 2

Abaddon has been added to Dota 2.

This update also brings Pinoy Dota 2 action via the Compendium match.
Play as Dreamz (Philippines) going up against Rattlesnake (China).

Dreamz Hero Picks: 
- Shadow Demon
- Queen of Pain
- Weaver
- Lina
- Alchemist

Remember, Dota 2 has been released as a FREE GAME.

There's no need to buy it. All you have to do is to register and wait in line.

Don't forget to spread the word to all your friends!

Play Dota 2

Dota 2 is FREE!
Libre po ang Dota 2!
Libre muduwa ug Dota 2!

To start playing Dota 2, just follow these instructions. 
Upang makasimulang maglaro ng Dota 2, sundin lang po ang aming instructions.
Para makasugod ug duwa ug Dota 2, sunda lang ang instructions.

Step 1: Download Steam and install it on the computer.
Step 1: I-download ang Steam at i-install sa computer.
Step 1: I-download ang Steam ug i-install sa computer.

Step 2: After installing Steam, run the program and create a new account.
Step 2: Buksan ang Steam program at gumawa ng bagong account.
Step 2: Abliha ang Steam program ug paghimo ug account.

Step 3: Wait for the Steam account to be created.
Step 3: Maghintay mabuo ang Steam account.
Step 3: Paghuwat mahimo ang imong Steam account.

Step 4:  Search for Dota 2 on the Search bar.
Step 4:  Hanapin ang Dota 2 sa Search bar.
Step 4:  Pangitaa ang Dota 2 sa Search bar.

Direct link to the Dota 2 Steam Page: 

Step 5: Click GET DOTA 2

Step 6: Wait for your e-mail confimation. (Within 24 hours)
Step 6: Maghintay sa e-mail confirmation. (Within 24 hours)
Step 6: Paghuwat sa e-mail confimation. (Within 24 hours)

Step 6: Click Dota 2 and wait for the download to finish.

 Don't forget to:
Ask your local internet cafe owners to have Dota 2 installed and updated.
Magrequest sa may-ari ng internet cafe na maginstall at magupdate ng Dota 2.
Ingna ang tigbantay sa computeran nga i-download ang updated nga Dota 2.

Dota 2 Released in the Philippines!

Manila, Philippines - DOTA 2 is now officially released in the Philippines!

After 2 years since we started inviting Filipinos to the Dota 2 beta, the much awaited action real-time strategy game from Valve Corporation can now be played by every Pinoy for free!

Dota 2 is the remake of the most popular game in the Philippines and is set to become the number 1 played game in Southeast Asia by the end of the year. With over 3 million active Dota 2 players from all over the world, the official release of the game is estimated to speed up Dota 2's growth in local internet cafes.

Players can enjoy a myriad of features Dota 2 has to offer:
- All heroes are for FREE (There's no need to pay to play your favorite hero.)
- Global matchmaking (Play with Dota 2 players from all over the world.)
- DotaTV (Watch professional matches inside the Dota2 client.)
- Bot matches (Play coop matches against the A.I.)
- Cosmetic drops (Customize your heroes with free items.)
- VOIP (Communicate with other players with the built-in VOIP system.)
- Reconnection function (Disconnected? Just reconnect.)
- Leaver Protection (Less leavers in Dota 2.)
- Dota 2 Tutorial (Learn the basics of Dota 2 with the Training feature.)
- In-game guides (Know how to play your hero without opening a web browser.)

Get involved with Filipino Dota 2 community:
Dota 2 Philippines Steam Group
Dota 2 Philippines on Facebook
Dota 2 Philippines on Twitter
Dota 2 Philippins on YouTube

How to start playing Dota 2 Philippines?
1. Download and install Steam.
2. After installing, go to the Dota 2 Steam page.
3. Download the game.
4. Play Dota 2!

To accommodate the millions of Filipinos yearning to play Dota 2, new servers are constantly being added.

How To Play Dota 2 (Philippines)

With more and more people discovering Dota 2 in the Philippines, the hype for the upcoming release of the game has gotten a lot of people interested in learning the free to play game.

Dota - the most popular video game in the Philippines

For those who want to know what Dota 2 is all about, here is a 4 minute video explaining the game.

* Read the instructions. (Dota 2 is FREE!)
* New players are encouraged to go through the Dota 2 Tutorial.
* Join the Dota 2 Philippines community on Steam.