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Dota 2 in Numbers – Is Dota 2 Still Popular?

Steam as a whole has seen inflated player numbers on all of its games because of the current coronavirus situation in the world. People are self-isolating and are turning to gaming to keep themselves entertained.


Apart from gaming themselves, people are watching gaming streams, reading guides, betting on Dota 2 tournaments, and just having a blast.

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According to SteamCharts, Dota 2 hit almost 800,000 concurrent players a few days ago, which is the highest number in a long time.


The game hasn’t seen those numbers since the closure of The International’s 2019 battle pass, and that was in September 2019.

Millions of people around the world are in lockdown and have nothing better to do but to entertain themselves. Many gamers who quit Dota 2 long ago have turned back to the game.

This news should be great for Valve, as their Dota 2 numbers were plummeting in January. Usually, the numbers of concurrent players of Dota 2 are high in the winter, but this winter was different. Many people were saying the game was dying.

People are now hopeful for the game because, in May, the battle pass drops with many unique rewards. That’s when many Dota 2 player spend hundreds of hours grinding exclusive rewards that can’t be obtained any other way.

The current Coronavirus situation does threaten The International 2020, but the game should definitely drop it out so players can reap the benefits.

Unpopular Opinion – Dota 2 Players are Playing to “Save a Dead Game”

The player base of Dota 2 peaked in 2015 and 2016, and since then, it’s been bouncing up and down. When Dota Auto Chess was released, the game enjoyed some of its highest numbers, but after TI9, the game separated from Dota 2.

It became a standalone game, with the additions of Dota Underlods, and Teamfight Tactics. That meant mass exodus from Dota 2.

The numbers in January were as low as 370,000, and some reputable Dota 2 video makers created numerous videos of why that was happening. They created a hashtag to save Dota 2, and called players to create memes about the game and share them on social media.

Of course, many die-hard Dota 2 fans accepted the invitation. They started creating memes and even spammed the comment sections of the biggest YouTuber Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg, popularly known as Pewdiepie. They keep asking him to review the game in hopes of attracting new players.

He still hasn’t done it, but if Valve is smart, it should do something great with the current influx of players due to the self-isolation.

Dropping the BattlePass earlier than expected might be one of the ways to do that.

Let’s hope they find a solution because a giant like Dota 2 doesn’t deserve to die.


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