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Originally Posted by Zulli85 View Post

Dota 2 will be free to play upon release as well AFAIK.

It's not that I don't know that...what I meant is that LoL has just been out a much longer time than Dota 2 so that plays a big factor and plus it is not widely known that Dota 2 is going to be free because I can guarantee you that not a lot of people know that. Either way I'm saying that LoL caters to a bigger crowd than Dota 2 so in no way, or at least in my opinion, will Dota 2 win or kill LoL no matter how much I think Dota 2 is so much better than LoL.
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I don't think anyone thinks DotA 2 is going to outright kill LoL. It will just take over the serious competitive scene.

You'll have the Halo, Call of Duty, League of Legends crowd, and you'll have the Counter Strike, DotA 2, Starcraft 2 crowd.

League will still have mass appeal to the pseudo-competitive and casual players because it's simple, accessible, etc.
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Just had an epic 1 hour game, back and forth, 100 kills biggrin.gif
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I don't think anyone thinks DotA 2 is going to outright kill LoL. It will just take over the serious competitive scene.
You'll have the Halo, Call of Duty, League of Legends crowd, and you'll have the Counter Strike, DotA 2, Starcraft 2 crowd.
League will still have mass appeal to the pseudo-competitive and casual players because it's simple, accessible, etc.


The thing is, LoL isn't on Xbox Live or Steam. Starcraft is the exception, but SC2 isn't competing against anything really. People will switch to DotA 2, because everyone has Steam. LoL will be big, but I think the appeal of Steam and not having to pay for heroes or grinding to unlock runes and such will enough. Once it goes public, a lot more people will try it. Most don't even sign up for the beta and don't care to, but once people can just download and try it, I think you'll see even more people.

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You can buy the game now for $30 and it comes with a lot of cosmetic items biggrin.gif
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The thing is, LoL isn't on Xbox Live or Steam. Starcraft is the exception, but SC2 isn't competing against anything really. People will switch to DotA 2, because everyone has Steam. LoL will be big, but I think the appeal of Steam and not having to pay for heroes or grinding to unlock runes and such will enough. Once it goes public, a lot more people will try it. Most don't even sign up for the beta and don't care to, but once people can just download and try it, I think you'll see even more people.

^ This.

But I don't think the amount of people playing it on a daily basis will be that much higher once it becomes a download. The reason League of Legends is so popular, is because it's so easy to learn and start playing. There's many more aspects to DoTa 2, which makes many people who aren't fans of the older games just stop playing because the learning curve is quite large. I think a big part of the players who really want the game and play it a lot, have already signed up for the beta a long time ago because they've been playing the old games back in the days. I frankly don't think DoTa 2 will be as big as League of Legends, but It'll still be great though.
 
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FYI Dota has been the most played game on Steam by far for a while now.

http://store.steampowered.com/stats/
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@Off topic: So I heard LoL's biggest tournament of the year was a HUGGEEE disaster? rolleyes.gif

just like in the s1 tournament, a lot of crash, lag and dc. Now this tournament: players cheatting, games delayed FOR DAYS, i think this is a joke because both team have days to practice vs that team, and other teams only had a few hours.
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What mouse do you guys use when playing? I'm looking for a good 3 button mouse that I can map to the first 3 item slots. Just tired of of mis-pressing at critical moments.
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just like in the s1 tournament, a lot of crash, lag and dc. Now this tournament: players cheatting, games delayed FOR DAYS, i think this is a joke because both team have days to practice vs that team, and other teams only had a few hours.

What was the cheat used?
Edited by For_the_moves - 10/14/12 at 2:58pm
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What mouse do you guys use when playing? I'm looking for a good 3 button mouse that I can map to the first 3 item slots. Just tired of of mis-pressing at critical moments.
What was the cheat used?

Most of the team but mainly AZF watched the minimap in the commentator screen a lot of times.
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