What does DOTA stand for?

Defense of the Ancients

DOTA is a gaming acronym that refers to a popular mod to Warcraft 3 called "Defense of the Ancients." The mod features gameplay where players control heroes and gain map control against opposing players to win. The acronym is sometimes also seen as "DotA."


We're going to have a DotA LAN party this weekend. Want to come?

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Updated June 13, 2017

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