In the opening ceremony of BlizzCon 2011, Blizzard, one of the PC games giant behind biggest multiplayer games like Warcraft III (Warcraft 3), StarCraft and StarCraft 2, featured the first official trailer for Blizzard DOTA.
Seems like Warcraft III Custom Map (DOTA) fans will have a hardtime in choosing for their next game: Should it be DOTA 2? or Blizzard DOTA?
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Blizzard DOTA is a new official custom game for StarCraft II, inspired by the popular Defense of the Ancients (DOTA) custom map for Warcraft 3 by IceFrog. Like DOTA, Blizzard DOTA is a team-based multiplayer competitive game, in which each player controls a powerful hero, each with own unique abilities, would be working with his or her team in order to destroy the enemy’s team base.
Blizzard DOTA: Tower Battle
Much like DOTA, each team will charge towards their opponents’ base alongside with AI (Artificial Intelligence) units or computer-controlled units. The game isn’t simply clash or battle between opposing teams; the bases itself are also protected and defended by automated towers, attacking advancing opposing enemies, which needed to be destroyed in order to push for victory.
Blizzard DOTA: AI
Blizzard DOTA heroes will gain experience as your teams kills AI units and enemy heroes. This experience will level-up your DOTA hero and strengthen his or her skills and abilities. Gold would also be earned, which is used to buy or purchase items and upgrades to improve your hero ratings.
Blizzard DOTA: Heroes
Blizzard DOTA heroes are categorized by four main types:
Tanks – Relies on heavy armors, provides defense and acts as a meat-shield during clash or fights.
Damage-dealers – Fast damagers who continously dish out heavy hits, but needed to be protected by other teammates.
Support heroes – Provide crowd control, can heal or stun, basically his or her role is to support other heroes during clash
Siege heroes – Can attack from long-range, having a distance advantage enemy units and towers.
Bilzzard DOTA is encourage teamwork and cooperation between players, as it is needed in order to gain victory over the enemy.
Being a StarCraft II mod, Blizzard DOTA witll use Battle.net’s skill-based matchmaking to arrange balanced battles.